Saturday, December 31, 2016

Blog-a-versy and 2016 Review

Five years ago I sat down and started this blog never knowing it would expand my world. I love the connections I have made and the training records the blog provides.

So onto 2016, January:
This is a notoriously slow month for me because my job is all about inventory the whole month. We had a snowy interruption that kept me at the barn. The pictures were great though.

We dealt with Winston's puffy eyes and a surprise driving clinic. Plus this was the start of the Foal Pool.

Was a month of frustration, dealing with the tough side of owning a stallion, and the pain of getting kicked in the hand, and discovering Deliah's back issues.

Showers of tears, as we lost Sonny. Deliah got help with chiropractic and acupuncture.

Colt, Filly, Colt, Colt and Colt!!! Winner announced for Foal Pool. I fall off Roscoe, DaVinci gets bit by a snake, Winston turns 20yrs old and Rosemary turns 9 yrs old.

Alanna's prize, cross stitch of Emi

My baby turns 5yrs old and we go visit his foals.

Our one and only show happened, but it was a super hot one causing me to cancel my ridden classes. I also found out 2017 will bring another Roscoe baby.

We were shocked by the price of dental work, surprised by loose horses and amazed by a new tire cover for the trailer.

Another foal visit includes meeting Cob Jockey and Connor. Jumping Connor leads to jumping Roscoe. Baby Royal wins big at the National Welsh Show.

Roscoe shows he has been holding out on me and Ember comes home.

The month of coughing and snot :( Ember settles in, Dottie retires and Equinpilot reaches 500 posts.

Ember learns to pony and begins round pen work. Christmas gifts and the Blogger Gift exchange.
New portable panels 

Blogger gift 

My cross stitch gift for my blogger

The Red Boys, Our Castleberry Cobs

A funny shirt I gave my Dad

Alpaca hair horses

Cordless Clippers!!!

Abstract Dragon

Textured Heart

I ended the year with a ride on Comrade. He was amazing! He had so much push, I had to wonder if I should have put a saddle on. I guess he enjoyed his holiday break. Comrade reminded me of Connor, feeling like an educated pony.

 I may have an awesome show string next year going by my recent rides on Comrade and Rosemary. Roscoe is still not 100%, but he too is looking good.
Here's to 2017! Happy New Year everyone, be safe :)


  1. It's been a busy year for you. Here's to 2017 being filled with happy ponies.

  2. So many good things happening this year, and so many new cobs!! Looking forward to following along in 2017!

  3. What an exciting year. Looking forward to following along as little Ember grows up - he is adorable. Best wishes for 2017!

  4. Can't wait to hear about the wonderful things 2017 will bring!

  5. It sounds like next year will be very exciting!