This is kind of a fun challenge going around blog-land right now…ONE picture per year for the last decade. That’s a cool way to wrap up the decade.
Mimi’s last competition year…she did her last ride in February of that year.
A rough year, after Beamer, the trailer, and the truck all went to new homes thanks to a rapidly-crumbling economy.
The start of my job with Renegade…will be going into year 9 this upcoming January.
The major start of my catch-riding. 4 different horses ridden this year, and eight rides attended, the most I’d ever done in one year.
The year I started trail running. I’m currently in a “not running much” stage, mostly because I don’t have the same burning love and drive to make it happen that I have for horses and endurance riding…am pretty much content to do a few miles with my dogs and call it good…but this was a good outlet for getting out on trails and still doing some kind of competition when I wasn’t riding much.
The year I finally went to the Grand Canyon…and saw it in epic style, via a 3-day backpacking trip to from the South Rim to Phantom Ranch and back.
Tahoe Rim ride…such a beautiful ride, and a very much needed completion and reminder that I still loved endurance.
First 100-miler (attempt, at least…)! Might sound weird to call a ride the “best pull ever” but it was truly an epic endeavor and great experience.
The year of Flash, aka “my favorite horse in the world aside from my own pony.”
Got Mimi out on trail more this year than I have in probably the last half a dozen years, and it was really nice to see the world between her fluffy little fox ears again.