Unofficial Blog Hop: Transformations

I’m jumping on this blog-hop wagon (thanks to Life of Riley for the idea!) because progress has been on my mind a lot recently. We’re going through one of those annoying phases where it seems like we are going backwards a bit (mostly related to the whole getting-crazy-deep-distances issue, and my sudden intimidation of both airy fences and fences with crap loads of filler – sidenote: maybe I’m just a chicken shit?)… anyways.

I keep telling myself, this is just another phase, and just like in the past we’ll come out of it the other side and be better than before.ย Looking back on where we’ve been is one way to assure myself of this. So here’s our transformation post, before and after Fosters!

Foster:

Foster Jan 2011 in his sales pic

Foster Jan 2011 in his sales pic

April 2012

April 2012

May 2014

May 2014

 

Dressage (trotting):

Feb. 2011

Feb. 2011

Nov. 2012

Nov. 2012

April 2014

April 2014

 

Dressage (canter):

Feb. 2011

Feb. 2011

Nov. 2012

Nov. 2012

Screen shot 2014-04-28 at 12.17.02 PM

April 2014

 

Showjumping:

June 2012

June 2012

Sept 2013

Sept 2013

Dec. 2013

Dec. 2013

 

Cross Country:

Feb 2012

Feb 2012 – first XC school

Feb 2012

Feb 2012

Oct. 2012

Oct. 2012

August 2013

August 2013

November 2013

November 2013

April 2014

April 2014

So that’s it. 3 and a half years of ups and downs, but a lot of progress when I look at the first and last pictures in each set. Our bond has definitely grown, and he’s been able to give me confidence that I could never have in my past horses. I’m sure we’ll get through this latest phase and be moving forward again soon!

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14 thoughts on “Unofficial Blog Hop: Transformations

  1. This is so neat to see the comparison! The dressage pictures show such vast improvement. So much more elevation and impulsion. The big jumps are fun too. Way to go!

    • Thanks! That is probably where I see the most change on his part- he used to be squirrely to almost everything (like those itty-bitty logs in the first pic!), and he’s become SO much more confident… It’s the best feeling!

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