Where has 2014 gone?
If you’re like me, perhaps you still have several items on your mental “To-Do List” that need to be checked off, things that just didn’t get done this year.
I still intend to scan several shoe boxes of old photographs into the photo scanner that I received as a gift THREE Christmases ago.
I have matching nightstands I bought from an estate sale two summers ago that I intend to refinish and buy new handles for.
And I still want to work with my Doberman so she can earn her Canine Good Citizen Certification. There’s a lot to do.
But I‘m happy to say that the top item on both my Wish List and To-Do List has been completed: buy a horse!
And because everyone loves top 10 lists, I will now share Saddle Seeks Horse greatest hits of 2014.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You like, maybe even love ex-racehorses.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You have zippers that need fixin’!
What It Reveals About My Readers: You enjoy reading embarrassing moment narratives or you are fans of eventing (or both!).
What It Reveals About My Readers: You are a very encouraging group–helping me rally as I was preparing to buy my next horse.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You were as impressed as I was with how well Knight responded to the scary helicopter.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You were excited about 2014 being the Year of the Horse and decided to give Chinese writing a shot.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You also think that mini-horses and the golf-cart tram boy were cute too.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You journeyed with me as I awaited the pre-purchase exam results on Knight.
What It Reveals About My Readers: I’m not the only one who has dogs who pull.
What It Reveals About My Readers: You like following Grand Prix show jumping (and wacky riders competing in charity benefit classes).
Thank you for following along this past year. Even though I haven’t met most of you, I feel as though I’ve made some really great friends through this blog. It’s an honor.
And I’d like to specifically mention and express gratitude to my Faithful Five–my top five commenters from 2014. They are all wonderful bloggers you should check out (if you haven’t already).
The lovely Firnhyde from South Africa who writes with a maturity beyond her years at Riding on Water.
Carey a fellow SoCal rider, I actually got to meet this year at the LA Masters Grand Slam. Her fun blog is Me Jump Pretty One Day (nice nod to a hilarious David Sedaris book).
Martine aka Magreenlee who makes me laugh with her charming wit over at Tails From Provence. I dream about going on a hack with her one day. What could be better than a trip to France? Riding in France!
Midwestern Plant Girl–a horticultural maven, dog fan, and budding horse lover who never fails to leave an upbeat comment. I “get” her as we’re both from the same area of Illinois. Now if I could only garden like her.
And uber cool photographer/equestrian blogger/OTTB lover, Lauren from She Moved to Texas. (She has the best giveaways AND can make cool infographics!)
What have been the blogging highlights of your year, as a reader or writer? Feel free to share from your own blogs. And Happy Almost New Year!