Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My first post!

After much encouragement from my very good friend Shane, I've decided to take up a blog!  I've never really put much thought into chronicling my daily/weekly/monthly activities, but hey, I'm up to giving it a try!   It may actually become a source of stress release!  Almost like writing in a diary, but having some followers!  Sounds kinda interesting! 

Right now we are in the beginning of February and counting down the days until March!  Being that I only have an outdoor arena to ride in, Chris (my fiance) had this wonderful idea to shovel it out everytime it snowed!  Well that was fun for about the first two snowfalls!  We are now in our 6th shovel out and while I have built up some nice arm muscles, I am ready for spring!!!!!!  I must say though, there is a great sense of pride when I ride in my beautifully cleared arena.  Lots of hard work went into it!  Before I used to cry everytime it would snow (now don't get me wrong, I love riding out on the trails in the snow, but it's a  bummer when you can't do a real dressage school in an actual arena).  Last winter I would ride up and down the road leg yielding and shouldering in.  Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do!  I guess Chris heard enough of my crying, so he told me "where there is a will, there is a way".  Soooo true!  Even though it has been a lot of hard work to keep the arena clear, it has been very worth it!  The horses are both in work (Darby is doing especially awesome!),  I have been able to teach some lessons and was even able to show Darby to some folks this past weekend.  Everything is looking good as we approach March and work on getting Scooby ready for his first 2011 Horse Trial at Morven!

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! I am so glad you started a blog! I am very excited to follow along! You should post some photos of the cleared arena so folks can see just how much work you guys did. I can't imagine shoveling the arena 6 times! I must stop complaining about having to ride in the indoor again and again; it's a blessing! Looking forward to the next post already :)