Meet Toby, my brilliant quarter-horse partner! This little paint can do just about anything. This year at the fair, we competed in Western, English, Trail, Showmanship, Contesting and Versatility events. On top of being multi-talented, Toby is very well-mannered. When little kids want to pet a horse, I'm always glad to take them to Toby because I'm confident he'll be a good boy. We did better than I ever expected, earning Western Horsemanship Reserve Champion and Overall Western High Point Reserve Champion. The week sparked some new things for us to master next year. I find I never stop learning about horses.
One can never stop dancing! This summer I joined area dancers from several studios for two weeks of ballet. We had a full class every day which was especially helpful for gaining flexibility. The last day our reward was choreography and we relished the erie contemporary ballet piece. I love how summer allows us to be busy with all the things we love, and being a part of summer ballet was just that enriching.
It was my first trip to Mackinaw- a city and island famed for its fudge shops! While in Michigan, with my friend, we rode our bikes, swam in the pool, went go-karting, played putt-putt and chatted incessantly. It was great to be a part of my friend's family vacation. I am so blessed!