Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve 2009......What to Post? Arabian Horses of Course

On New Year's Eve it seems to be customary to reflect on the events of the bygone year. With this being my third years of blogging, you'd think I'd have fallen into some kind of groove......but it looks to me looking back like I've posted a little bit of anything and everything........and there's that list of things still to post.......but I digress so I'll save that for another day.

With only 297 posts in 2009, I definitely dropped off a bit from years past. I still have not hit the magic number of 1000 posts but I'm definitely closing in on that milestone, along with an anniversary coming soon. I suppose I can let myself off the proverbial hook for the decline in numbers with the eighteen days I was on the road in the adventure of a lifetime as I attended the US National All Arabian Horse Show in Tulsa.

That's not the only landmark of the year, however. There was flooding on our farm this time last year. and some unexpected help because of that flooding Can You Believe It.....on the Arabian Horse Farm....Bigtime!

When we weren't covered in water from flooding, we seemed to be covered in snow. I took some beautiful pics of our farm buried under the white stuff.......even got started on posting some Sunday Stills because of all the opportunities that white stuff gave me to take pictures with my new camera.

There were times I got on a kick to write about training issues. Maybe it was because we were starting those young horses last winter the basics of starting horses was so on my mind. I even did a series on Long Lining
and I addressed Frame versus Function Ground work seemed to be an important topic and that's what those young horses got.......lots and lots of groundwork. They're still lacking in miles under saddle....but that's another story.

Sometimes my readers didn't know what was coming next. I made a big disclosure with I've Got a Secret and there were definitely some other unexpected critters who joined our lives. While I wrote We've Been Invaded! I really had no clue how that sweet little face would tyrannize our lives. More on Delilah, the Devil Dog I certainly will never forget when Sugar Comes to Rising Rainbow Arabians

The newest foal on our farm had to make his appearance right in the middle of the first horse show of the season. Foaling and Showing Rolled into One - The Story Begins The little bugger had to have a name which anyone who knows me knows it takes an act of Congress to get the right one Dare's Foal Finally Gets a Name! With this foal being an Arabian/Quarter horse cross there was all kinds of input from my readers about what that name said to them about what this horse should be.More on Doc's Name

Always a little humor finds its way onto these bloggy pages Friday Funnies - - Rules of the Barn Who could forget You Take The Horse; I'll Gladly Take The Dog

I posted video on a really bad driving wreck at a regional championships show. The Carnival of the Horse came to visit and there are lots of interesting posts there. And Les Vogt taught us about western bits with a video

Not to be forgotten my first ever Regional Top Five in a western pleasure class The Region 4 Championships......Select Rider AND my first ever Yearling Sweepstakes money winner. The Region 4 Championships....Big Day....Rhet's Class ............and we managed to do the latter one not once........but twice Region 5 Championships....... The Colt's Class...Placings , thanks to Rhet.

Just looking back over all this makes me tired> There are a lot of ups and downs in this year. It's no wonder I feel like I've been on a roller coaster ride.

For all of you who hung in reading to get here.............Here's Wishing ALL my blogging buddies a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!!


  1. Happy New Year and may this one top the last!!!

  2. A busy year all in all I'd say.

    Happy New Year to you and your family and all your animals.

  3. It certainly has been a ride this year!

    Have a great new year!

  4. Happy New Year! I was new to reading your blog this year, and found myself looking forward to it. You are enlightening and interesting. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Looks like you've had quite a year in retrospect! Happy new year and may this be the best yet!!

  6. Glad to hear you are back in the saddle! Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I wish you and your beautiful horses much success in 2010. Can't wait to hear how Rhet does.

  7. MiKael I dont know how u do it all, you are a better person than me that is for sure, I got left by the wayside ages ago LOL.

    Happy 2010 and may all your wishes and dreams come to fruition.