In January I only had one post! I discussed my plans for the summer. Some of those plans worked out, some not so much.
I challenged myself to ride every day. I wasn't able to complete this but it was a good jumpstart on riding and blogging more frequently.
Mystic completed a practical horsemanship test (through interdressage). She made me very proud and we won second place :)
Here's our test:
I finally got a full-time job! Yay! This was great news and a huge relief. I got a horrible cold and didn't make a lot of horse progress this month (other than some new plans for nutrition). Although Henry did get an adorable new horseshoe coat:
This was the month before my wedding...so things were a bit crazy! I posted my wedding photo inspirations. I found out that Henry is distantly related to my old horse, Blue here. Mystic turned two on April 28!
I married the love of my life on May 16 - woohoo! The month was an absolute whirlwind. I also had a few glitches in my plan to attend a clinic with Apollo after I arrived back from my honeymoon. Apollo turned 15 years old on May 1 and Henry turned 2 years old on May 28 (didn't blog about this because of wedding craziness).
I spent 7 days in St. Lucia on my honeymoon which was absolutely wonderful. I went to a natural horsemanship clinic. And I debated attending a local show. I also started working on my fitness with a personal trainer. I went to a horse auction with a friend towards the end of the month, which I would later regret.
I decided to do the show (but it was later cancelled). The young horses wore the bareback pad a bit and were starting to look really grown up. Mostly just enjoyed my horses and worked a lot this month.
In August I had a soapbox moment about horse slaughter. I had my husband take some updated photos of me and the herd. My dogs got out of our yard and it was very stressful. Apollo also struggled with some NQR-ness and Henry had his first proper bath.
Mystic and Apollo moved to an eventing barn at the end of September, which was a pretty huge leap of faith. I competed with my husband in the Silver State Classic.
In October I adjusted to life at a new barn and worked on twopointober. My start time was 2minutes and 5 seconds (+40milliseconds) and I finished with 5 minutes and 1 second. Apollo had soundness issues (again) and I coped with life not going according to plan.
I also celebrated my 29th birthday!
lameness exam and fetlock injections. Apollo was clipped and we tried to work through post-injection life. I participated in a Physiotherapy Riding Clinic at the dressage barn I work at. I had my custom air saddle reflocked with wool....and complained about it. I did my first ever blog giveaway (congratulations again T!)
I started taking lessons (on a lesson horse) at the dressage barn I work at. Apollo's soundness remained questionable and he spent the month on light duty (ending January 7th). I also took a lesson at my current barn on a lesson horse also. I reflected on horses other than my own.
I celebrated a wonderful Christmas and New Years with my family this month! :)
Now to share my 2015 plans.... :)