Wednesday, November 1, 2017

So, What's Going On?

Wow,  a lot has happened in the 2 years I have neglected this blog.  I'm sorry if some old time readers were curious.  I really would like to get this blog going again,  my biggest hold back is that I no longer have a computer and operating off of my phone is rather difficult when it comes to blogging.  But, I'll try my best,  because I have missed the documentation and I have lots to grow and reflect upon with Milo still,  and so much with Whizkey.

Speaking of Whizkey....I started the now 3 year old in April and am taking this slow but consistent with him.  He's logged 39 rides to date sonce April, to include two under saddle schooling shows (rail classes for exposure), three trail rides,  and rides in various arenas including a lesson with a new trainer! He's surprising me in leaps and bounds with his natural ability and intelligent mind.  I'm excited to document how he progresses!

Whizkey and Milo,  the first frost at the farm, 2015. Much has changed since this photo! 

My wonderful Milo is now semi-retired from reining.  After a second successful competative year in 2016 (consecutive championship year end award winner!), I decided it was time to let him hang up his sliders and pursue less strenuous events. Our new focuses include working horse events,  ranch riding,  and western dressage.  Milo seems to be enjoying the change of pace and I'm enjoying new goals and focus in our riding.

Milo and I at our last competative reining show,  2016, with my dogs Charlie and Callie

Although Whizkey will get attention later this winter by attending a local schooling series, the first half of fall and winter is dedicated to Milo competing.  We attended the first of 4 shows in October where we are competing in western 3 gait events,  ranch riding,  and Western dressage! We started theW.D. well in Intro Test 3,  with most scores in the 6 and 7 range!  This Saturday is the second of the series.

Finally,  for this post, much of my extra time is dedicated to projects on my farm.  That's right!  I bought my own slice of paradise.  A home on 4.5 acres where I've built/remodeled a 3 stall barn (in the works still but horses moved in last December), a 2 stall run in shelter was erected,  a walk in chicken coop,  and a run in shelter for my goats!  Yes I have 3 goats now!  The next biggest project is my outdoor arena,  but that won't have more progress until the spring now.  This week,  however,  I'm installing a round pen light,  for the 50ft pen I completed in May. I'll have to dedicate a post entirely for my before and afters relating to the farm (named County Line Farm).

Heres one before and after,  the barn and paddocks.  The before photo doesn't represent that there were 16 trees we took out for the paddock space. 

Best regards blogger friends!

1 comment:

Mare said...

Long time no see! Good to hear everything is well with you:) Love the work you've done with your barn!