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TRM Blog Hop: Before and After

Rather than go through yet another “waaaah, I can’t ride my horse…yes! I can ride my horse! Waaahhh, P is terrible….yay! He loves me again” post, I’m going to jump on the blog hop bandwagon started by That Red Mare . You’re welcome.

I got P in May 2014, about 2 weeks after he turned 4. He had come off the track the previous October after a fairly unsuccessful racing career, purchased by a reseller in January and let down until I bought him. When I first saw him unload off the trailer, I thought, “Did I really just buy this dirty brownish skinny horse?” In the 2 weeks between the videos I bought him off of and him arriving in NC, he had a growth spurt and looked a little gross.

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Just a baby

 

 

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Older and wiser (ish)

 

First ride:

 

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After our first ride in May 2014. Look how much my legs hang down below his barrel

 

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Finishing XC, October 2016

 

 

1st Child Ride:

 

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June 2014

 

To being trusted without someone leading:

 

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September 2014

 

To babysitting Baby Noah in his first show:

July 2015

And still giving pony rides 2 years later:

 

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October 2016

 

 

1st real jump, January 2015:

Now they’re slightly bigger:

1st dressage show; February 2015:

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Most recent, October 2016:

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1st time on XC, September 2015:

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Again, sliiightly bigger, in October 2016:

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And then there’s my own transformation. I used to lean…BAD. These are all from 2014.

 

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Fetal fo’ LIFE

 

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So many thanks to Trainer L for REALLY working hard with me on that. October 2016:

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But some things haven’t changed at all.

He and my husband still hang out together at shows:

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“Cool glasses, bruh”

 

 

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Pilgrim the pack horse…sporting Matt’s coat and our water bottles

 

And P is still super cuddly.

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Kisses

 

 

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That time we were both broken at the same time

 

 

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And when we were late to a dressage lesson because he JUST CAN’T EVEN

 

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Fave ever

 

Well look at that. The walk down memory lane at least served the purpose of making me actually missing my horse. Is it 5 o’clock yet?

Looking forward to reading other transformations!

6 thoughts on “TRM Blog Hop: Before and After”

  1. I love watching grey horses change color over the years 🙂 Love P’s transformation over the past 2 years and can’t wait to see what the next 2 years will be for you guys!

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