This time last year I had a lame horse turning seven, and we certainly have had a lot to be thankful for in Simon’s seventh year! We moved barns, got out to several horse shows, and most importantly improved our partnership quite a bit.
I really feel like he’s maturing from the gangly lame OTTB into a muscled, above average Thoroughbred show horse 😉 We still have our struggles, but I’m so excited to see what the eighth year will bring! Last night in our lesson he gave me the best present ever – two perfect lead changes and lots of moments here he took me around the course like a packer. Huge progress 🙂
So Happy Birthday to my nerdhorse Simon! A celebration will be in order, but it’ll have to wait until I’m back from Wellington. He told me he didn’t mind a late party so long as I refresh his likit and give him a good curry next time I see him.
Here are my eight most favorite pictures taken of Simon in the past year!