Monday, December 30, 2013

Looking At 2014

I took this rainbow photo the afternoon after we put down the Arab mare from colic. I always think rainbows are symbolic, don't you?

I have a lot of goals for 2014. Many are family goals such as raising my baby boy and oh- planning a wedding! Yikes! I know the venue and a possible photographer- my horse trainer actually does photography. What better person to photograph the wedding of a ranch girl than someone who gets ranches and horses?

I love the above plaid Ralph Lauren dress as a model for a flower girl/junior bridesmaid's dress. I was actually picturing a navy plaid to go with fall colors (wedding is in October.)

My horse goals are probably the biggest! Since I can not ride this winter due to slippery mud, snow, and ice, and I am trying to get back into shape after having a baby, I am thinking of taking some lessons this winter. This is much more appealing to me then joining a gym, although more expensive. Four years ago I took saddleseat lessons and it was the best workout ever! I was sow in places I didn't know existed.

There is no place to ride saddle seat where I live now. There are a few Hunter/jumper and dressage barns. I took h/j lessons in my 20's and loved it. I would actually like to learn some dressage to use with Luna. I want her to go in either saddle. In fact, we got a Christmas card from a local friend who said she was able to go on a fox hunt this year and the first thing I thought was- where do I sign up! I want to do that! I did some research and there are some hunt clubs in our state. It might not make my to-do list this year, but it's at least on my horsey bucket list!

I also want to get My Boy back into shape. I will mostly be continuing Luna's training next spring and summer. I will not part with my spotted pill so I am hoping to find someone to ride him for me.

What are your horse goals for 2014?

Have a safe and fabulous New Year everyone!

Ranch Girl


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too!

I'm working on my horse goals for 2014 . . .

Laura said...

Happy new year to you and your family! I love that plaid dress - too cute!

It is nice to see a shot of your spotted boy - I miss seeing spots at my place.

My goals for 2014 are to get myself in better shape and to show my gelding a lot this year!

baystatebrumby said...

Those sound like solid goals! I like any goal involving horses--but a wedding too! And keeping up with your little buckaroo! Sounds like a fun and busy year, the kind of year that makes your muscles tired and your heart sing. Doesn't get any better than that.

Crystal said...

Happy New Year to you too! Sounds like a busy year, I have so many goals this year, i should write them down and get them all sorted out in my brain