I am sure I have said in past posts that he was exactly what we had been praying and patiently waiting for. God couldn't have provided a more perfect horse. (Of course, He's God, what do I expect?) I am still thanking the Lord for giving me Chester. Every few months I go into shock that I own a horse. It's crazy. Completely amazing. And that's what our God is. Completely amazing and He can make your impossible (or what seems impossible) dreams, come true. He made my dream come true, with Chester.
So last year I did two flash backs, of the first two years with Chester. This time I am going to share some highlights of this past year.
We got our first round pen.
Getting exercise in the winter by taking walks out to the field. My dirty pony. :)
Marsh...I mean March; ;)
The rain was still here but we did what we could.
We took some nice pictures...
As we started to use our round pen we started dealing with him being barn sour. Besides him having tons have energy from not doing to much for a few months.
He started longing for fresh spring grass...
... and I slowly started him on grass.
We worked on taking more selfies- this one was after we did some ground work. It was a good horse day. Like every day in life you have ones that are "better" then others. Chester was great that day.
The sun started showing it's face so we had the opportunity to do ground work.
Noo, we aren't done taking pictures yet Chester. :)
Then Chester had Colic- go read A Deeper Love for the story.
Keeping the Colic away by making sure he gets more fresh grass. And...another horse selfie.
After I took him out to graze.
He decided to show me how to take a selfie since he thought I wasn't doing a good job.
He didn't do to bad!
I wanted to take some conformation pictures but our driveway is on a hill. So it didn't quite work.
"Oh my goodness! I think there is something down there!"
He's like, "Awww, I have to stop eating?"
In these pictures I wasn't even holding him...Aaaaaaa, he did so good! :)
I think I have a gorgeous horse..hee, hee.
Long tail and shiny coat!
Had a small casual photo shoot.
I finally tried out the twinkle toes. I put it on his hooves, then we took some pictures. It's a little hard to see it, but you still can.
Haha, his tongue!
Twinkle toes! I think he looks great with blue hooves. :) I needed to go to a horse show!
He's a cute one!
Twinkle toes is like clear fingernail polish with sparkles.
Oh, and side note: don't wear a nice hat when you are putting "Twinkle Toes" on your horse. Because he may bump your hat with his knee and get Twinkle Toes on it, and it doesn't really come off.
Then I took him out to ride and he was a sassy pony.
We had a fairly hot summer so we had many days where we cooled off with the hose. He liked to get hosed down while he grazed. (Spoiled pony.)
This is one of my favorite summer pictures.
My sisters got to ride him. He did great giving them rides. He was sweet and gentle.
He even started following me around and when he was going to pass by me he stopped. :)
Then I had my birthday. We finally got to go on a trail ride! My first trail ride ever and mine and Chester's first trail ride together. He did great, but was pretty excited. It went well though.
The horse is on the wrong side of the fence! ;)
We actually got some snow! I was able to get some cute pictures of Chester.
What are you doing? You have any carrots?
Are you sure?
Look what Papa just brought you. Carrot!!
Eating snow off the fence...
He decided to slurp the water through the ice, instead of drinking the nice clean water that I carried up for him from the house. Of course! ;)
I spy...a pony.
That about sums up the year 2014 for me and Chester. I hope you enjoyed the million pictures for our third year anniversary.