Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Team 32 - Rather Be Riding *
This year I want to push myself to get in the saddle even more. 2013 threw a lot of curve ball bills at me so I wasn’t able to travel with the horses as much as I would have liked to – 2014 I hope will be a better year financially so I can do more with the horses. I plan to work toward really softening my horses this next year; take more lessons, go to more shows & my 1 big goal is to save enough to go to at least 1 CTR! (I miss them so much it makes my soul hurt!) Would love to do 1 on each horse, but that will depend on CTR locations.
After 2013 I no longer have a main mount; I have built such a great relationship with both my horses I love riding them both equally & find myself having a very hard time choosing which to ride; which is a good problem to have. My old man; Festus; a 21 year old (in 2014) Grullo Quarter horse that I have had for 17 years now (as seen is photo above). He is my "once in a life time horse" and even with his quirks I still can't imagine ever having to replace him. My second mount is my mare Libby; a 13 year old (in 2014) Chestnut 1/2 Welsh, 1/4 Thoroughbred, 1/4 Trakanter that we had breed for us as the "ultimate trail horse" by a close friend. This past year she has made some great changes & I am very excited to continue to develop her.
I learned a lot about myself & my horses this past year – very excited to continue that journey!
So excited to get out, get riding, and meet more DD riders!
2013 / 552.43 / 31st Place