A lot of other bloggers have been doing this (T @ Project Gingersnap, and Alanna @ Pony Express), and I figured it would be kind of fun to pool the data of our 2017 season into numbers. Of course, it may change, but I sincerely doubt it since it seems the snow (and ice) is here to stay.
Part of me is sad the season is over, and part of me is looking forward to the Winter break and ready to dig back into it in the 2018 season. Things will continue as per usual - riding Annie when and if I can pending work, weather, etc. There isn't much pressure to "do things" now that the arena footing is frozen and clinics are non-existent until later during the Christmas holiday. I remain skeptical about driving out on the roads during Winter, but who knows? We could have a mild Winter and I could be hauling for lessons in the next few weeks.
Ironically enough, when I made this infographic, I noted that I will have owned Annie for 10 whole months on November 11th (which also happens to be my birthday). It's something I wanted to include in the graphic and something I am kind of... shocked and in awe about. This mare was broke in December of 2016 and became mine in early January. We've had our challenges, but she is just so cool.
I've learned so much about owning a young horse (like about trailering, not putting them in a w-t-c class their first horse show (...seriously still shaking my head over that one!), being consistent with manners and behavior, learning to take a joke, realizing when I'm in over my head and need help)... and so much more.
Thank you to everyone who has followed our journey and continues to support us. The riding season may informally be over, but I'll still be trying to catch a ride on my mare when the opportunity strikes!