Sunday, January 23, 2011

Four month break

I guess I got sort of bored with the blog, and needed a break for awhile.  We finished out our Fall ride season, and in the end, Hank earned his National Championship again. We had gone to Kansas for a ride, so I was not waiting for the very last ride of the season to depend on him getting a 1st or 2nd we needed for that National Championship.  The Kansas ride was one I had not been to before, and I enjoyed getting to another new location.

 Also, the vet was Dr. Weil, who would also be vetting that last ride of the year. Dr. Weil is the vet that Hank always seemed to try doing something totally goofy at least once, getting Did Not Complete on an obstacle. But, he was good in Kansas for the most part, we earned our 2nd place, and we got to relax at the final ride.

The last ride of the year was at Lake Carl Blackwell in Oklahoma. Hubby went along too, and got to do some riding, and we stayed an extra day and rode on our own after the ride.  Hank was a really good boy all weekend, and did everything I asked, and had great metabolics.

 And, when he does well, I usually do well with horsemanship.  In the end, we both had PERFECT score cards, and won a special Silver belt buckle for the highest combined score of the ride.  I was pretty shocked, but really excited that we had finally done so well with Dr. Weil. Maybe Hank decided entertaining him was not as much fun as before. ;-)

Then, our first ride of the 2010 ride season was in December, and Hank again won his class, and Sweepstakes for the ride (highest score of the division) . So, since we have not had any other rides yet, Hank is leading the nation in points. lol

Our ride season picks back up again in March. I have no set goals, except to try to get another National Championship again if possible. But if the fuel prices continue to rise, we may have to replan how many rides we do, and pick ones that are most favorite.

So, that is the very quick, and somewhat boring recap of whats happened since September.  I actually came on for a post that I have to do,  that is one I am not really looking forward to, but have things bouncing around in my brain, and I need to write them down. Figured I better do a quick catch up first though.


cheyenne jones said...

Welcome back! So good to hear from you and look forward to more posts!

Funder said...

Good to hear from you again. Hank rocks, what a finish to a great year!

Val said...

Good to see a new post from ya!
I will be referring to your old entries for inspiration as Lucy & I make another run-up to Tevis THIS year (last year's attempt was canceled)...
Will we see y'all at any endurance events this spring?

Tammy in TX said...

I am glad to see you back to blogging. Tracey and Alice have stopped also and I was getting lonely!

The Equestrian Vagabond said...

you're back!
yay Hank!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Good luck on your rides this year! Hope to see you at some of them!