Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's ....What to Post & of course, Arabian Horses

2008 still saw posts on the twins although not nearly so many. Trouble and Surprise would be appalled to know that they're no longer center stage. But when they do get the chance at the spotlight, they certainly make it work. More on Trouble & Surprise - My Arabian Twin Horses Having recently been interviewed about these twins, I'm thinking I'm really needing a Trouble and Surprise fix........maybe some groundwork for the twins will be in order. They will after all be 3!!

Unfortunately 2008 was a year of accidents here. Life...........and a Level One Trauma........the Details While Life will probably bump into us again along the way in 2009, we hope it is more gentle.......downed fences and floods while a nuisance are easier to live with......we'll just have to see what's in store.

Trash Talking was not restricted to my first year of blogging. In 2008 February saw the series that got started with Life in the Blogosphere - Trash Talking Arabian Horses, Old Riders, Dressage and Natural Horsemanship This series drew huge readership and lots of comments. I don't know what it is about February but that seems to be the month the trash talking flourishes at least on this blog. It'll be interesting to see what this February holds.

Barn relationships were still on the list with Rachel and Grandma taking their issues to new heights as I got my feelings hurt and haven't recovered since Rachel and Grandma and Arabian Horses at the Daffodil Summer Show.....a whole herd of them! The truth be told this whole thing started before the show and while I never really did get into the underlying issues for me , suffice it to say the resulting chasm is huge. Bridge building is in order....

As the one set of relationships falters another set has begun to emerge. MiKael Meets.............Richard carries a little bit of both relationships and training. Despite the forced break, these adventures are about ready to resume. I can't wait!

And believe it or not enmeshed in this relationship is probably going to be some stuff with Rachel and Grandma. Since Rachel is getting lessons with her new horse from Richard and Richard just happens to function in the barn with pretty much the same set of standards as Grandma, this new relationship cannot help but affect the other.

Not that I have yet seen this cause and effect for myself but Richard seems to believe it's there. Maybe in 2009 we'll see.............. For sure I expect there will be some posts with Rachel and Goldie, a half Arabian quarter horse cross (once bred to Legs for a beautiful half Arab colt.) pretty, pretty girl with some issues of her own.

This second year of blogging I got a little braver and went for some humor of my own. Gorilla Wrestling on the Arabian Horse Breeder's Farm and then on to my first very first attempts at poetry with Twas the Night before Christmas being my favorite, I really could have done without the snow While the later 2 posts were probably directly related to huge boredom and lots of drugs, it wasn't all that bad.........there may be more. And if the truth be told there is plenty of humor with Richard, Jessica and the crew, I may get inspired enough to share the lighter side of that too.

2008 saw the posting of Baby Boomer Dreams - Dandy's Story There's alot more to tell to catch up to the present with the Baby Boomer series. Dandy's story is not the only poignant story to be told. There's a reason it has taken this long to get Legs into the show ring working to his potential.

I couldn't possible let a year go by without expressing my opinions both about the industry Controversy or Soap Box? and mean spirited commentors An Arabian Horse Owner and Blogging Jeopardy as well as some investigational stuff with A Different Sort of Rescue Story Be assured this story isn't finished yet.
There were also informational posts like Let's Talk Genetic Disorders in Horses I'm sure there will be something that strikes me as worthy of posting.

Looking back I couldn't possibly leave out the arrival of Scandalous MizScarlet Foaling Season 2008 on the Baby Boomer's Arabian Horse Breeding Farm Don't you think this equine throwback to Gone with the Wind should have a Rhett? What a story that would be for 2009. And foaling will be represented with the arrival of our very first half Arabian foal expected in May. The live web camera will be up and running shortly.......

Of course there were breeding decisions to be made like To Breed or Not to Breed in 2008. Things are looking a lot different for this Baby Boomer going into the new year. While I know you're all thinking I'm talking about the economy, I'm not. The momentum has been building and I will be breeding this next year. I'll be sharing the how's and why's as this dream of mine explodes in 2009.

And lest I forget, I will be hosting a Carnival of the Horses on February 1, 2009. I hope all my horse blogger friends will think about submitting something. I haven't thought of a theme yet, but am open to suggestions. Maybe something like how horses changed your life or a special memory? What do you think?
Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of the horses using our carnival submission form
Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page

In the meantime, this recap of 2008 is finished just like the year is over. A glimpse into 2009 as much as is possible without a crystal ball has just begun.....May you and yours all have a great 2009!

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  1. I'm sitting here laughing (and you know why lol). Thanks, after the last couple of days I really REALLY needed to be able to smile again.

    Take care and I really hope 2009 is much better than 2008 was. :)

  2. Wow, what a great review of your blog in 2008!

    Happy New Year!!

  3. Hi there! Seems as you got 2008 summed up pretty good there!
    I was wondering how you faired the snowy weather you had, can't imagine the chaos over there. My folks live in Auburn and they just plumb stayed put!
    I wish you a bright and glorious New Year!

  4. Reviews of your past blogs was a great idea. I'm looking forward to hearing all sorts of good things in 2009. You have a really interesting life with your Arabians and now that I have two, I'm looking forward to learning more about the breed. I've also been wondering how Rhythm is doing in his new home. He was one of my favorites.
    Have a healthy, successful New Year!

  5. I just wanted to thank you for the visit and the lovely comment. I look forward to visiting here every morning and seeing photos of your lovely horses. May 2009 finally bring you the success you have been reaching for - Carmon

  6. I'm happy to have found your blog (or you found mine) and will be spending some time getting acquainted through your linked posts recapping the year for you. :)

    Happy New Year!

  7. I might not comment much here because I feel like I have nothing to add to the vast amount of knowledge and information that you share, but I do read every word! I promise I won't be a lurker this year. [:o)