Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Merry Christmas & Happy Winter Solstice
First of all, Merry Christmas to everyone out there who celebrates Christmas. This will be my last post until after the weekend of festivities. Happy Winter Solstice, too! I believe it occurred, officially, this morning at around 2:30 AM. "Somewhere deep inside of you a kernel of courage unfurling -- each day, more light."
Today was my 124th Day working with horses in 2016. The bitter cold slowed us down. It has been a year of ups and downs, as it always is with horses, but overall, I think it was awesome!!
It was so great, I plan to do the 100 Day Challenge again this year. I invite anyone who would like to join me to come along for the ride.
Believe it or not, we're still working on getting Leah's weight down. The poor thing barely eats, but she still stays a bit fat. One of my goals for 2017 will be bringing her down to a perfect weight and maintaining it. I want to get Leah into peak performance shape.
Another horse goal is beginning to work with Beautiful Girl again and do as much as she can physically handle. Having Rebecca, the trainer, so close by makes this the perfect time to start again.
And, as always, I want as many rides on my heart horse, Cowboy, as I can get.
I also want to see how great Red can do at the age of 36--coming 37. It's always a challenge, but he's looking good so far. Here is a picture of him with the herd this morning. He's still BIG Red, as you can see. I don't give him Bute regularly, but I may start this year.
Finally, I want to help my daughter and grand-daughter have as much quality time with their horses as they can manage.
As I sign off for the holiday, I want to leave you with Leah's dieting advice:
And yes, she did eat that!