HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
I have to make a dreaded New Year's resolution. I haven't had to make this resolution in many years, but I hereby resolve to lose weight. Apparently, if you take a few months off from doing physical labor and lay around eating bon-bons instead, you gain weight! Who knew? Oh, and evidently eating massive quantities of holiday goodies is bad too.
The end of 2010 was bitterly cold, but the horses handled it very well. They were stall bound and bored, so we fed extra hay throughout the day. Santa left quite a few treats that we doled out too. It's -8F this morning with the wind chill at -15, but it's supposed to get up to 25, so there will be turnout this afternoon. Hopefully nobody will be too silly, Paj.
I want to congratulate my friends Suzanne and Jan on their Rocky Mountain Dressage Society year-end awards. Suzanne's horse I'm Phamous was the highest scoring Arabian in 2010. This is a remarkable achievement. Phamous is a very young 19 years old, and he was ridden by a 14 year old girl in her first year of showing. What a good boy!
That's Phamous with his year-end ribbon. He won a huge perpetual trophy too. What a cutie!
Jan's horse Elvis won the year-end Futurity award.
Well done, Phamous and Elvis! Here's to 2011!
And here's to a happy 2011 for all!