December 17, 2011

Merry Christmas

After an unusually mild autumn, we have finally got some snow and the world is much brighter.
(How do you cope, all you guys out there in milder climates with just rain and darkness???)

It has been nice to have some milder temperatures - last winter was tough - but it is so dark without the snow that I feel my energy level gets affected.

Last weekend I had a lovely ride with my daughter.

The last one together with our horses.

My daughter is not well, but her health is improving and she has started school again this autumn after two years absence.
Unfortunately this drains her for energy, and after contemplating the matter for a long time we decided to sell her pony.

Charlie left us last weekend to a very nice family with a 13 yo daughter.
We will miss him very much, but I believe it was the right decision.
still have got Fame to share. 
I just hope it works out because in my daughter's eyes, Fame is my horse - even though I actually bought Fame for her once upon a time. 
My daughter has had her own pony since she was seven, and that is close to ten years.
No wonder it feels strange being without. 

The autumn has been hectic, and I just haven't had the energy to keep the blogging up to date.
Fame and me have been training a lot though. 
Those of you that has been following the blog know that I have been struggeling with tenseness in Fame. 
Even if it is less now than it was a year ago, it has crept up from time to time - as usual (aarrgggh) much caused by me.
It is so easy to tense up when your horse also is tense.

Anyway, I feel that we have managed to solve much of it lately, and that is so nice because then you can proceed with everything else. 


Still some mountains to climb...

I wish all of you a marvellous Christmas, and all the best for the New Year!


Grey Horse Matters said...

I'm sorry to hear your daughter is not well and had to sell Charlie. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

RuckusButt said...

You have mentioned before about your daughter not being well and I have had a hunch for a long time that it was relatively serious, although you never gave detail. I know we don't really know each other but I genuinely wish the best for your family. I hope your daughter's improvement continues and that being without her Charlie isn't too hard.

Merry Christman, Horse of Course. I wish you and your family only the best.

trudi said...

I'm glad to hear that your daughter is slowly recovering, what a tough time for you all. I hope you all have a very happy christmas and wish you good things for 2012. Miss your blogging!

mugwump said...

So good to hear from you, and I only have hopeful and positive thoughts for you, your daughter and working out those stiff spots.
Merry Christmas

Wiola said...

So nice to "see" you back Maria! Glad to hear E. is recovering slowly and hopefully having Fame to ride would be enough.
Wishing you lovely, family Christmas time and more quality horsey time in New Year 2012.
All the best,
Wiola xx

Laura Crum said...

Merry Christmas! I've thought of you and hoped that you were doing OK. Good wishes to you and yours. I'm sorry to hear there have been some tough things. May the next year bring much joy to you, your daughter, and Fame.

Dom said...

Your entry makes me long for snow to ride in. I am sorry to hear you had to part with your daughter's pony, but it sounds like it was for all the right reasons.

The Odyssey Farm said...

Wishing you all a happier new year. It's so difficult to make the decision to part with a beloved pony, but I believe things happen for a reason, even if we can't presently comprehend them. I hope your daughter's health continues to improve and that you find time and space to enjoy Fame. Perhaps her tension has been a mirror of your soul? Peace and best wishes.

Once Upon an Equine said...

I'm sorry your daughter has been ill. I hope she continues to improve and enjoys returning to school. And I hope she finds a friend in Fame. Happy New Year. I hope the New Year brings health and happiness to your family.

lytha said...

my husband just saw your blog over my shoulder and said "you know what i'm not missing this year?" yah, we've been blessed with JUST RAIN so far and it's so wonderful in comparison to the last three years of h*** shovelling everyday, as if we live on a ski resort not in the foothills of west germany. so your comment was especially funny to us. a tiny bit of snow is always welcome, but not if it sticks to the streets i have to drive. i'm a seattle snow wimp! OTOH, i am dying to try skijoring with my next horse!!

sorry to hear about your daughter and the thought that she won't be joining you, i cannot imagine. i've enjoyed reading your blog long enough to grasp how much of a change this is.

HorseOfCourse said...

Thanks for your comments all, and all the kind wishes!

Lytha - I guess we are two happy girls then, right? LOL!
Yes, I can understand that after last year's chaos you are satisfied with the rain!
The snow brings chaos here too from time to time, but it is the normal state so we have a larger arsenal of tools to deal with it.
And the scenery is beautiful!

DollHouse said...

I went to Doll House to by a Sherri Hill dress 1403 for the best price quoted $450 for my daughter. I was told that Doll House has a registry and that I would be the only one wearing this style dress at my formal. When I arrived at my formal, there were two 2 other girls wearing exactly the same style dress and they also got it from dollhouse I can’t begin to tell you how angry and sick that made me feels. I will not be taking my daughter there for her year 12 formal.