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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year from Jack & Jill

From what people have told us, today is New Years Day, a time for people to reflect on the year that has just ended and thoughts of what the new year may bring.  Well Jack & I have had an amazing year!!  A little scarey leaving the only home we ever knew and all our friends  and moving to a new home and making new friends.  It wasn't easy at first but now I hardly ever think about what we left behind. Not only do we have new horse friends but we have new human friends too which was a pretty much a new experience for us.  But Kyle and Jackie have been great and we have learned so much about  becoming 'sport' horses as opposed to being 'race' horses.  I'm not really sure what the difference is but I guess race horses don't go on a lot of trail rides, go to dressage shows,  jumper shows or  a jumping clinic like Jack and I did this year.  From what I hear race horses  get to run as fast as they can on a big oval track.  While I like to run, I do think that it would get a little boring doing the same thing all the time.  To be honest with you I didn't get to go to the jumper show and clinic that was Jack day and  I must say I'm a little envious.   But all in all, as I said earlier it has been an amazing year and I couldn't be happier to be living at Stone Gate Farm and I'm looking forward to what the New Year will bring.

I also heard that not only is it a holiday but it's our birthday!!  Well not really but since we're TBs (that's short for Thoroughbred) Jan 1 is considered the 'official' birthday for all TB's. Jackie said not to worry, we were still going to celebrate my 4th birthday on the correct day in April but that we were now considered 4 year olds.  Jackie jokingly said the party is over.  I'm not sure what she meant by that but so far so good so I'm not going to worry about it.

I'm not sure what the new year will bring since the humans seem to make all the 'big' decisions about us; I'll just have to trust them and so far I have no complaints other than Jack seems to be doing more fun stuff than me.  But I did hear that I will be jumping and going to shows after all next year because I no longer have a 'bun in the oven' and they were trying to decide when I would have a meeting with the 'man in the can' again.   Geesh, I wish these people would just talk English!!!  But if it means that I can start jumping and go to shows and clinics like Jack; I'm good with that.

Now as far a New Years Resolutions go ... I guess that's where you decide to do something that is good for you; I resolve to eat as much grass and hay as I can, never pass up the opportunity to take a good roll in the mud and to continue to make Kyle and Jackie happy ;)

I guess that's it for now.  I hope you all have a great new year and enjoy life as much as I do ;)


I agree with everything that Jill had to say, including me having more fun ;)