Friday, December 16, 2016

Year In Review

Seems kind of silly to do a year in review post, since I did barely anything this year, but I think it always puts in perspective what I did do this year, and it's fodder for the blog!


I didn't do much this month, evidenced by my two measly posts. Mostly I was just riding Misty, still hoping to sell her and working on schooling her jumping, with some fun western stuff mixed in. I miss that girl!


This is when Jetta decided to pop both hind splints just because she's impatient and rude and enjoys kicking the stall walls. Sigh. Her left hind has a giant goose egg left behind, but she's perfectly sound, she was never that lame to begin with. Misty went to her first dressage show of the year, which Misty did really well in except for a few spooky moments when the wind sounded like it was going to blow the whole barn over. We scored two 59% which was very disappointing, but this particular judge just never did like Misty.


Also boring, but I got to go to the nearest Dover store while I was in San Diego which was exciting!


This month was a lot more active. I audited an Eric Smiley clinic which was great. I got to go on several trail rides with Misty and just did more riding in general now that there was more light. Bought Misty more matching western tack because matching reasons. And that's about it!

Matchy matchy


I had a great dressage show on Misty and FINALLY broke into the 60's and we had an absolutely awesome cross country school. And more trail rides.


I took Misty to a fun derby, where she was amazing in dressage (scored a 27.8!) but was naughty on xc about a fence that went from sun to shade, but we still placed second! I also sold Misty which was very bittersweet and rough, but she went to a great home. Still miss her. I started riding my poor neglected Jetta again and even took her for a trail ride. The biggest milestone I think was surviving my first year of vet school! What a rollercoaster ride.


I went on a ton of trail rides, both with friends and alone. I jumped Jetta for the first time in forever. And I floated Jetta's teeth all by myself!

Drunk pony


Just lots of schooling dressage on Jetta. She was being really awesome! I went to Nicaragua for two weeks for a volunteer veterinary organization and I bred Jetta! I took Jetta to a dressage show where she was absolutely AWFUL but the same judge who hated Misty, apparently liked Jetta enough to give us a 64% and 67% at First Level.


I posted about my little bun in the oven! And posted about saying goodbye to Jazz which was terribly sad, even though I hadn't seen her in a couple years. I took Jetta xc schooling and she was absolutely AMAZING. I entered her in Novice for a derby. We got eliminated over a ditch.... Lame. And I got Jetta approved for breeding with RPSI! And then I headed back to school. It was a busy month.

xc schooling

My little nugget!


I spent way too much money on "accessories" for Jetta and I took pregnancy announcement photos for Jetta.

**so shiny**


Nothing too exciting. I went for a fall trail ride, body clipped Jetta, snuggled ponies and that's about it!

I need a tiny one

Did some No-Stirrup-November rides


And then you're caught up! This month has been nothing new or exciting, evidenced by my lack of posts. I hope next year is even better, especially with my little nugget being due!


  1. big year! awesome that misty found a good home!

  2. Ah I loved Misty she was so cute! I think the closest Dover store to San Diego is in Laguna Hills, which is only about an hour away so not too far.

    1. That's right, I couldn't remember where it was exactly but I do remember the awful traffic!

  3. How cool that you can do your own horses' teeth!

    1. I'm getting there! I haven't taken a formal class on Equine Dentistry yet, but my vet is a great teacher!

  4. What a year! I'm a new-ish reader so this was a great post for me to be more in the loop :)