Monday, December 31, 2012

The Journey with Winston: 2012

January: I find Winston and bring him home.
February

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.

12 comments:

  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.

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

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  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.....

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  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!
    xoxo
    Sue

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

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

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

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  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! (((♡♡♡)))

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

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  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

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  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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