Here's to the new year rolling over with updated horse ages!
2014 was a tough year to get through. We lost Mickey
- primary carriers in the lesson string and still sorely missed. Also Tenacity- a brief resident, through a previous unknown injury. Ditch and Sheila, our barn dogs, succumed to old age as well, though it feels like we had just gotten them. Horses and dogs teach us so many things, the final lesson being how to say goodbye.
But like the changing of the guard, new horses and pups have come to Scotsgrove to be given a second chance. Country
was rescued from near starvation and is turning into a gorgeous reliable big-boned mare. London
has already settled into the lesson horse life and becoming one of our go-to horses. Charisma
is an ex-racehorse who has become a solid advanced lesson horse. New additions Razz and Gandolf (getting their pages up soon!) are starting to learn the ropes too. We also took in a goofy floppy puppy named Rusty who probably had never been outside a crate and is now a happy farm dog that just keeps growing!
was sold, but we're so happy he found a forever home with a lady who will foxhunt him and care for him as he gets older. We also brought together Jiminy
and Mallory- a great young pair that show lots of potential.
We went to FENCE
and Hickory Top
for shows and hunter trials and foxhunting. We're gaining quite the group of Fairly Hunted young riders! Our annual trip to Rolex is approaching as well. Spring
and Fall schooling shows have been wonderful successes as fundraisers and we're hoping to continue the tradition. We finally were able to have a hunter pace
and hope to get another in the new year, weather holding!
All in all, 2014 was busy and bittersweet.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Joyous New Year!
The winter skin is finally up!(only a few days late)
Hunt season is in full swing! Our calendar is updated on the days the barn will be closed.
Hickory Top was an adventure this year. Lots of riders looking ahead to May.