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. 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.

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

  3. 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!!

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

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


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