Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Year in Review

It's been a busy year for Ashke and I. A year ago I was beginning to despair. 

We went from this:

Head up. Mouth open. Completely braced.

Short striding on the right hind.

Still under developed neck, chest and back.

Now he looks like this:

Bulking up.

Smart and Sassy

 Finally, strong enough to carry himself correctly.

Finally, bringing his head down and using his back.

We went from this:

 Aussie saddle

 To the Prestige Trekkerland

I went from this:

 Levis and cowboy boots.

 Western gear

 Breeches, boot and half chaps.

 Dressage bridle. Balanced on the balls of my feet.

We did a lot of this: 245 miles


 And in a moment I NEVER thought would happen,
We did this:

 On our 17th anniversary, we were finally able to legally marry.

Not a bad year. Looking forward to the next one. And I have some goals to set for 2014.



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you and Happy New Year to you too!

  2. Transformation indeed! (And OMG LOVE the wedding photos of you and J! You two = so happy! Beautiful!) Happy New Year Karen! May 2014 be even better!!

    1. I sure hope so. For all of us.

      Happy New Year to you and yours.

  3. He has come such a long way and is such a beautiful horse. You should be so proud!

  4. Wow wow wow!! What a transformation, it is amazing how much can change over a period of time although we may not even know it. Also congratulations on your marriage!!

  5. What a HUGE year. I love the way you put this post together with all the before and afters!!

  6. what a wonderful photo journey - i love it. are you guys doing ads for easycare now? : )