Friday, February 7, 2014

The Year of the Horse

Once again, I've been a horrible blogger. But to be quite honest, there really hasn't been much to talk about. After Kwik left, I just didn't want to be around horses for a hot minute. The whole thing was very emotional and I felt like a terrible horse mom, so I just enjoyed my holiday and time with my family in December. I took a work trip to San Antonio and a relaxing getaway to the mountains with my honey and some friends in January. It's been uncharacteristically cold here in the ATL, and I enjoyed a few days off from work due to the now-famous Snow Jam 2014.

I did try out an amazing little Hanoverian cross in December before I left for Tennessee. His owner bred and trained him, and he has competed in HTs at Chatahoochee Hills, Poplar Place, and Full Gallop, and she won the Area 3 Championships at Training level on him in 2008. She has since moved on to more advanced horses, and Degen has just been hanging around in the pasture for the past two years. A made the connection, and after trotting him around for 2 seconds, I could tell this little horse was super happy to be working again and definitely had a lot to teach someone like me. Degen is undoubtedly one of the nicest horses I have ever ridden, and even with no work for almost a year and a half, I felt very safe and comfortable. Unfortunately I was looking for a care lease and his owner was hoping for a paid lease, and it didn't look like this was going to happen after all. I spent most of January investigating all other options, and nothing was really panning out.

But sometimes things just work themselves out, and I'm happy to report that Degen is coming to the farm very very soon! This is the year of the horse, and I know this year will hold many wonderful horsey things to come for all of us. Happy happy Friday!