Monday, December 29, 2014

2014 in Review Pt 2

 So Blogger is behaving oddly and I'm sort of tired so I guess I'll post part two now, and you can look for part one tomorrow! How totally confusing.

A photo-blurb surrounding a September in which Tango showed for the first time....

Pony getting a bath for a horse show

Whip totally ready to beat a horse who is horrible at getting his mane pulled.

Ahh NM is such a fun student.

Tide pooling.

A lovely sunset.

Tango learned how to give pony rides.

Practicing my dressage test on a living room floor

Parked in a business park!

Tango did pretty well for his first real show

Camou went for his first trail ride

The kids decorated my hair.
October, always an exciting month...

Free jumping Tango, who decided one-strides were for sissies

Camou & Lucy (note the matching kerchief!)

Jimmy and I were ON! I love this set of photos...

Ahhh ahah hah hahahaha

This was when Tango decided that standing still in the dressage court was not. going. to. happen.

I rearranged all the art in my house

And dressed Lucy and Woody up like football players. "Linebarker" and "Wide retriever"

We went to that play day and I think he did pretty well, hey?

A jump course I set up for myself.

Cleaning a leather halter.

November was rainy. Not as rainy as December, but hey.

Tango wore a tarp

I built a silly jump

Four students adjusted stirrup leathers

Tango got a new blanket

A student taught one of my lesson horses to bow

Camou was the only horse to stand in the rain.

E & I went for a really wonderful adventure to Graham Hill

My grandmother's dog got dressed up

A turkey was made

And I hung out with my sisters.
Holy cow! I feel like I've done so many things this year and at the same time, a lot of it has been incrementally the same. Does that make sense? Things get better and improve, but it's still teaching and riding and training, you know?

In December I took 8 kids and 5 horses to SDEC's Winter Show, which went really well. I traveled to Alabama to visit family.

Tango got excited about turnout

I looked everyone's tattoos up (which I still should write a blog post about...)

We went to the show!

I moved out of my apartment and into a house!

Woohoo moving!

More turnout

Did anyone else know there's a full-size replica of the parthenon in Nashville? I didn't either. I went to visit.

I pissed my sister off late at night.

And I took selfies with the family dog.
Woohoo, I give y'all a TON of credit if you slogged all the way through that! (The y'all I picked up in Alabama).

It's been a really neat year. I can't wait for next year.


  1. haha excellent recap - LOVE the pic of you on that pony... must now go and find the story lol

    1. I don't believe I wrote it up here... I have this pony on the farm and I want to train him a bit so I could give lessons on him. I convinced a working student to do the training, but sometimes I can't help myself and I interfere

  2. Haha I love all the photos Felix oh my that was something... And tango when c and I saw you riding him we said" Kate we love you, but you're crazy!" Much love and see you this week! !

    1. Hahaha yeah tango was a nutcase when I bought him

  3. That all looked like fun to me! And there always has to be one special horse to stand out in the rain...

    1. No kidding! Usually the young stupid ones, right?