Monday, December 31, 2012

The Journey with Winston: 2012

January: I find Winston and bring him home.

March: Introduction to cattle work at Reed Valley Ranch
April: Hangin' with the herd.

May: My toes are broken on a trail ride when Flash kicks at Winston.
June: We work on the longe line while my foot heals.
July: We wait and wait and wait for my foot to heal. 

August: We try free jumping while we wait... for my foot to heal.

September: We go to a schooling show and ride the Intro tests.
October: Annette is bucked off Winston on a trail ride at the Alsisal Guest Ranch.  Twice.
November: Back in the saddle.  Toes and back healed.
December: Took a lesson in the rain. Had a blast.

Almost one year into the journey.
Loving it.
Stay tuned for 2013.


  1. I can't believe it has been a year already! You sure got yourself a special (and gorgeous) boy. Sorry you had the interruption for so many weeks...but you two are cookin' now. I look forward to your adventures in 2012.

  2. congrats on getting back in the saddle and sticking with that young one! :)

  3. Been a bumpy year for your bumps and bruises but after seeing those pictures last week of you riding with him....the down time worked well for you both! Yeeeehawww.....

  4. Hi Annette-happy new year to you and the whole gang! Winston and you look so happy together-how wonderful! Hope you guys have a fantastic evening celebrating the beginning of yet another great year!

  5. It always takes some time to get the kinks worked out right? Ready for take-off in 2013. Happy New year.

  6. Happy New Year to you and your family :-)

  7. It's been an up & down year for you for sure. Here's hoping 2013 is all good for you!

  8. You've had quite a year with Winston. You've weathered the setbacks with grace, and fortitude. Can't wait to see what 2013 brings! (((♡♡♡)))

  9. Love a good story about a girl and her horse : ) I'll be waiting for the sequel...

  10. What a year!! You continue to amaze- through the physical ailments you persevere. I wonder if you are doing small stones this January? xoxo teri

  11. Winston's frame and topline roundness in the November photo is incredible! Well done! Very inspiring to see how productive you were with him despite your foot injury- all the groundwork clearly paid off. Love the "year in photos" !


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