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.¬†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!