Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Corky and I wish everyone a happy 2014!

Today was the day to get my cast off and it did come off, but my wrist is still swollen and bruised and that's when I realized I have a much longer time before I'm all healed.  I'm in a splint for 6 weeks now.  I was bummed, but I knew working with Cork would make me feel better.  It was bitter cold today and with the windchill it had to be below zero, but I ventured out and got my hubby to take a picture of us with our New Years hats on.  Cork is such a good boy with my wrist being fractured.  In the last week I've ventured out more and brushed the horses, but today was the first day I took Cork out of the pasture.

After our photo shoot, I started teaching him to bow in the barn out of the wind.  He got the knack of getting the treat between his legs and we stopped there.  He was puzzled at first because the treat was in my right hand and not left, but he figured it out.

I looked back at my goals for this year and while I didn't accomplish the parade, I think Cork is considered a well rounded trail horse now and we started in barrels and we like it and look forward to that in 2014!



Ms. Willow.....oh, Ms. Willow.  With my wrist my husband is handling her right now.  I was afraid when she got away with not lunging the day I fractured my wrist, we would pay and that is what has happened.  She is a youngster and is pushing buttons that we need to stay on top of.  It seems to stem from food, which makes sense since she was starving when she was rescued.  We have developed a system and are fine tuning it as we go and she's getting better.  This year might be better spent with more ground work and a little riding with her.

I want to thank Denise for doing the RAC!  I will miss this so much in 2014 and can't wait until 2015!  I have enjoyed all the posts and becoming friends with you all!  Keep up the good work!

3 comments:

  1. Glad your wrist is doing better, have a great and happy happy New Year

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  2. Happy New Year to you too Janeen!! You did GREAT this year and accomplished so much with corky. You are a great leader for him and it's clear in all you do. Can't wait to see you and Kirk with Willow and Corky next year..I think it will be a great team for both of you! AND thank you for taking the time to blog and share with us all you have done! I know I speak for all of us in saying we loved traveling it with you!!! Hugs to you!

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  3. Way to go Janeen! Wow Corky is going to learn to bow quickly! I realized it's not always this easy when I took a second to see if Allie would catch on but all she did was back up and get frustrated! Corky is such a good boy though and you guys click so well, I'm sure we'll be seeing loads of tricks in no time!
    All the best to you and your family in 2014!

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