2012 wasn't a really momentous year for me as it was for some folks. It was definitely one of the wettest years we've had in a while, odd when so many of our neighbours to the south were in the middle of a really bad drought.
Family-wise, I did get in some good visits, although there is still some family I haven't seen for quite some time- perhaps I can work on that this year.
As far as the horses go, I am sure happy with the colt we raised, Nitro, he was a dandy! Also got in some fine trail riding with my friend Janice, up around Kimberley, and locally, ably guided by Shayla. Nice to know where the good local trails are. Gussie was a good mount for me, but she is expecting a foal in about 3 months- I'm pretty excited about that, because so far her Beamer babies have been blue roans. Coyote Belle and Chickory are also ladies in waiting, although Chickory will be leaving for her new home this month.
Rio got started on ground work, and I have him booked in to Smith Training Stables in Ft. McLeod in May/June. Janice will be sending Rio's sister, Jazz, along with him, and it's going to be really fun to start riding Beamer babies.
I haven't set many goals for them this year- just get Rio going and put a few short trail rides on him when he comes home from the trainer, and once Gussie's foal is weaned get her back in riding shape. Beamer is in semi-retirement unless I can fix the problem with his knee; but we did go out on a little putt this afternoon, a great way to top off the first day of the year.
Now it's time to get dinner happening, and back to work tomorrow. Here's hoping that we all have a good year, with not too much drama.