Here we are, half way through January and I am finally starting to fulfill my New Year’s Resolution: to continue on with this Blog!
I started this blog a year ago to talk about my new business, and my journey to the Retired Racehorse Projects Thoroughbred Makeover with my horse, Jennifer Q. In the last year I have put my heart and soul into Phoenix Equine Services and my goals of competing in Kentucky, and this blog fell by the wayside. In the last year I have learned and grown so much, as I imagine I will continue to do as I progress in this industry. Going forth I would like to use this blog to share the knowledge I have, achievements, and even a few mistakes with the world on this blog. As such, my plan going forward is to write a weekly blog alternating between horse spotlights, student spotlights, and my own experiences.
But first, allow me to update you on the goings on around the farm! In the last year I have doubled the size of Phoenix Equine Services. It wasn’t always easy, there were a lot of tough days, and a lot of low moments. Days when I thought to myself, “Why am I putting myself through this? I should just get a job in an office somewhere!” But the days where I would have a break through with a difficult horse, or see a student finally understand a concept we had been talking about for months, it makes all of the hard work worth it. Our lesson program has grown, we have found 10 horses forever homes, and my personally favorite, I took a severely underweight horse and turned her into a beautiful Dressage competitor.
In the next year I hope to continue to grow the lesson and show programs. I plan to help even more retired Thoroughbreds find their new careers and forever homes. I hope that you all will stay with me on this journey, learn from my mistakes and join in celebrating my triumphs. I can’t wait to see what this year holds.