2017 arrives, but it still feels like 2016

Whew. The holidays were a blur this year! The weather went crazy and almost everything got cancelled. On the Jellybean front, I rode her a few times and Ashlynn resumed lessons, but an exciting new opportunity came along, and Ashlynn is working on deciding whether she is going to permanently take on a new project:

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So this closes the chapter of Ashlynn and Jellybean. I think they both learned a lot, and I’ll be brainstorming about Jellybean’s next job. I might spend some more time riding her and take her to a few shows, or if the right person comes along I may lease her again. At this point, she has a great foundation. The biggest challenge to the interested rider is her sassiness. She needs a rider who will not tolerate her shenanigans.

I’ve been reflecting a lot on where the blog is going and what my thoughts are about it. It started as a great place to write about the daily accomplishments with Jellybean. She doesn’t really have daily accomplishments anymore (unless we count eating…). She will be turning six this year, and she is well into life.

I’m still working out how to balance running my new business (koenigediting.com check it out) and work at the barn and ride my personal horses. Its quite the challenge. While I’ve been riding twice a week or more, I haven’t had time to also blog about it. And sometimes riding recaps are hard to write. I like having a place to share pictures and videos, but I’m also posting a lot to instagram (@atindalla).

All this to say I’m not sure where all of this is going. So I might not write as much, until I figure it out. As always, thanks for coming along for the ride. Hopefully I’ll get a little bit of direction soon.

 

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Big Changes Coming

While the monsoon is happening, I thought I would tease you about some big changes coming to the life of Amanda and Robert.

Seriously though, about the rain, Rob’s parents have gotten 16+ inches of rain. IN ONE DAY. Houston is under water. Luckily, we aren’t completely flooded here, but there are two more days of rain in the forecast. I’ll be at the barn tomorrow, and likely put some sad rain pictures on instagram (@atindalla).

So I defended my thesis in March, and I’m finishing up my teaching assignment. I’ll be completely finished working for the Biochem department May 31st. So what’s next? And what does this mean for the horses?

Teaser photos: