Sadly, my winter break was not all that horsey. (Unless, I suppose, you count waking up at 7:00 every morning to feed my horses and goats.)
I did make it out to Tom’s Western Store in Ovid to use the $10 gift card that I received for participating in the equestrian club’s can drive fundraiser last semester. Even though the store is huge, the only thing I could find to buy was a chesty for Image. (Her old one had several holes in it and without one she gets black rub marks on her shoulders, so the trip was well worth it. I might also add, she looks super cute in purple!)
Then, on January 2nd, I took Image to a clinic at Turning Point Farm with Kathy Crowley. It was really mostly just to get Image out, but it was still a lot of fun. (Plus, it’s nice to hear that I’m not the only one who thinks my horse is nice. Positive reinforcement works on both of us!)
Oh! And I got a new show shirt for Christmas!! It’s a Hobby Horse and I was super excited to wear it at the first meet back after break!!
The highlight of my break, however, was without a doubt FLORIDA! I spent a week in Fort Myers visiting my grandparents who live there for four months out of the year. My boyfriend and I had a ton of fun going to all of my favorite places, as well as playing putt-putt golf and hanging out at the pool. We even got to see dolphins!
Reality has set in, however, as I’m back in the snow, getting pumped up for my last meet of the season before regionals. Bring it on, semester – I’m ready for you!