|the day Shuga became mine|
2 years after meeting her, I was finally able to buy her. Apparently when a lifelong dream finally comes true after years of believing that it won't, your mental capacity is severely reduced. "My Shuga, she's really mine," is about the best I could come up with that first year.
|still one of my favorite pictures|
I kept us well within both of our comfort zones for a good while, building up our confidence in each other and our ability to be a team. By our second winter together, we were ready to start getting out of that comfort zone again. I decided to experiment with some winter schooling shows. The shows were for jumping, which I've never been interested in doing. (I like my horse's feet on the ground, thank you very much.) But ground poles were something we could certainly try. Of the three we participated in, we only had one incomplete round.
|unicorn horn and TARDIS saddle pad? yes, please|
I'm proud of how far we've come, and am excited to see how far we will go.