Thursday, January 9, 2014

2013 In Review PTI

I usually don't do one of these since my years have been less than eventful lately, but I did a SWELL job of documenting pretty much everything I DID end up doing and waded through 678 pictures that were labeled on FB as "Riding 2013".

I should really call 2013 the year of-riding-a-lot-and-getting-somewhere-then-something-happens-and-we take-a-step-back-and-nothing-really-gets-accomplished-year.

Some memorable moments....

February was mild so we jumped a lot..


March was a month of dressage...

Practicing for the schooling show after no recognized shows in previous year

Schooling show at Fox Run in an attempt to gain practice for first event of the year in May. We got a 1st & 3rd
April was a big month. In spite of a thrush outbreak, we were busy prepping for the first event of the year and did a bunch of jumping...


...and went XC schooling for the first time in over a year. We tackled Prelim fences in attempt to be more than ready for Training. We had some rough patches but overall, great school and I was feeling alright about showing again...




May was not a good month. My truck broke down 2 days before my event and no one had room to take us so we had to scratch. I felt defeated...again. Little did I know that would begin the "Summer of Expensive Shitstorms".

We also said goodbye to one of my very best friends, H and her horse Pronto, the big black perch cross. We went on a trail ride a week before she left for grad school in TX and it was beautiful!



I went home in June to Ohio and while I was there, visited my QH babygirl, Dutchess. I sold her before I moved to Missouri in 2009 to my best friends mom. She was lovely as always...


July was a BUSY month and  miserable one. It was SO damn hot!  July 2nd Yankee made a new friend...

Smokey, a new boarder and Yankee's new pasture mate
I tried to get back into riding more and prepping for a show in Chesterfield that I wanted to go to...


Yankee was ridden by a local girl in a 3 day dressage clinic...

I think they both almost died from heat exhaustion
We had a fun gallop...


I took Isis swimming and almost died from having too much fun!


We went through a pretty rough patch in jumping and several bad rides...

Fail
Practiced for SMSG and put in some work in the ring...


...to be continued from SMSG

3 comments:

  1. Weird "it's a small world" comment, I used to ride with H and Pronto when they lived in Indiana. :) Glad to hear she still has him.

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