It's been such a long time since I blogged. I originally started this blog, so that in years to come I could look back and remember everything we had done, the good times and the bad times. In March last year, our beautiful boy Buttons left us for the bridge. Not even 6 months after we lost Honey. Losing the wee man absolutely shattered my heart. And although I miss them both every single day, I get comfort from knowing that they are together again. Someone said to me after Buttons went 'poor Honey, she won't even get peace in the afterlife'. This made me smile. They really were like night and day in terms of personality. The saint and the sinner but those two wee ponies had a friendship like I've never known. They never strayed more than a few feet from one another from the day they met. I will eventually blog a longer post on the pony blog. I have 2 new ponies. Buttons and Honey can never be replaced, truth be told I wasn't ready to take on any more but these ponies desperately needed a safe home and I had space to offer them one, and no matter how hurt I felt, I couldn't turn them away.
Wolfie is well. I am just beginning to try and bring him back into work after his winter holidays. Try being the word as the weather is being particularly unkind and although the nights are beginning to get longer, the constant rain and mud is beginning to get me down. Wolfie and I found an instructor and had regular flat work lessons last year which helped us enormously. We even managed to get out to a couple of dressage competitions where Wolfie did brilliantly but some of the comments from the judges were hilarious. In true Wolfie over enthusiastic style he was performing classical high school movements and airs above the ground which are really not required in prelim or novice tests! So the aim for this year is really just to get fit get out and enjoy ourselves. My goals are to be softer and better during groundwork and riding. Oh and to try and blog regularly.