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Since I can remember, if I saw a horse, I wanted to be on it. I was born that way; it's in my blood. My great grandfather ran a livery stable in Ohio and I suppose those "horsey" genes were laying dormant until they popped up in his son's daughter's daughter with the family name, Miller, as her middle name. From mechanical horses outside grocery stores to trail horses in Phoenix, AZ (this picture), I rode any horse I could get my leg over with my blond pigtails bouncing, tennis shoes reaching for the stirrups, and a smile bunching my chubby cheeks.
Below are pictures playing as a chronicle of my life's love affair with the equine. Each horse a different song in my life's soundtrack. Please click on the pictures to read their story.
Tomorow is the first day of December and, to me, the first official day of winter. This is the time of year where, instead of riding, we stay inside and blog while it pours down rain outside. Like today. Really I should be putting laundry away, but that's Hub's job. Just kidding, I'll get to it, but first I want to share some of my early New Year's Resolutions.
1. I just registered for my 2nd half marathon! My goal is to come in around 1:57.
2. Finish top 5 at Training on Flo.
3. Move Mia up to Novice and finish on my dressage score.
4. Get River qualified for and compete in AEC's.
5. Show PP at L2EE and her 1st BN by the end of the show season.
The Panther Springs crew are planning our show season next week. I'm determined to stay focused this winter and make it super productive. Better not reaquaint myself with sitting in front of the computer now that I'm a full time "professional." Nope, I'm hardcore. I'm taking of my robe to visualize some dressage tests while running sprints in the rain (and later sip some hot chocolate while watching Ellen).
Just posted the video from this summer of her 1st time schooling XC water on her sale page :) Check it out!
My Summer Checklist:
have heat exhaustion or heatstroke or whatever it's called when you get too dang hot CHECK (too many times)
get emliminated from dressage CHECK (see heatstroke)
go to a horse trials that takes place over three days CHECK (Poplar Place)
ride stadium in the rain CHECK (on River)
have NO XC jump penalties at training CHECK (go Flo!)
compete Mia in 1st recognized show CHECK (3rd place!)
go to a show with 2 horses and without Hub CHECK (never again)
Tame The Pom Pom Beast um...not yet
River at MTPC
Mia at MTPC
XC Schooling at PWP over the summer (have to wade through them and look for the red pom pom)