|There were many carrots to be had today.|
It had always been a standing joke between Emmy and I that Suzie would just show up at my front door one day, as Emmy was more than willing to rehome her to me. It took almost three years for me to jump at the chance (broke high school graduate...), but I will forever be glad I did.
I didn't know it then, but this mare has truly stolen my heart, especially after losing so many horses I had grown to love and bonded with. We've had our fair share of bumps in the road, and I'll be the first to admit that age is but just a number with her. She has taught me immeasurable amounts of life lessons and I will always be grateful.
We've done a lot of cool things for the last three years. And we've come a long way since our first ride.
|We've given riding lessons to my niece.|
|We've walked, jogged and loped bridleless!|
|We've played at a kid's playground.|
|We showed in Reining and Trail!|
|We gave my nephew one of his first rides.|
|We've posed for countless conformation photos.|
|We went to a Trail clinic.|
|We've trail ridden.|
|We've been in the Canada Day parade.|
|We've competed in Dressage.|
|We were given a beautiful Dressage bridle!|
|We've given riding lessons.|
|We've posed for hilarious Christmas photos.|
|We've done a Reining clinic.|
|We've prepped for horse shows.|
|We've competed in the Hunter ring...|
|And we WON some serious satin in those Hunter classes!|
|We've competed in Halter - and won.|
|We competed in a AQHA sanctioned show - and won 3rd All Around|
and have a certificate to prove it!
|We competed in Showmanship.|
|We've recreated famous photos.|
|We've lost and loved.|
So thank you, sassy red-mare, for being in my life.