2015 in Review

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I’m more than a little late on my year end post, which is pretty much indicative of 2015 as a whole. For me, it was the year that somehow happened without happening.

I realize that makes no sense. It’s not that nothing went down in 2015. It’s that so many of the things that did happen seemed unplanned or off track somehow. It was like everything I experienced or accomplished somehow canceled itself out in some way. Mostly, the year just felt so fast – like I simply didn’t have a chance to get focused on the things I wanted to focus on.

The Numbers

I suppose it was bound to happen, but after quite a few years of a steady increase in saddle time, 2015 led to way, way fewer hours on horseback for me:

Total saddle time in 2015
130 hours, 55 minutes

Here’s my chart of each year since I’ve been keeping track:

Here’s my breakdown by horse:


I’m keeping my goals for 2016 modest. I’d like to get Piper going again in earnest and find her a good home in the summer. Meanwhile, I hope to keep Steen is good condition. He’ll be 16 this year. I want to do everything I can to keep him healthy and happy as he gets older.

I’m not sure what my blogging goals are. I keep going back and forth between feeling like I should get back to this blog in earnest and thinking I might be done with the medium for a while. I guess we’ll just see what happens.

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Yeah, increases can only happen for so long…the year just doesn't ever get any longer. (Except leap year I suppose.)

I certainly wouldn't mind if you blogged more. 🙂 It gives me something to read that isn't about education or technology (and most of those make me feel either depressed or angry). But, you gotta do what works for you. Seems like a lot of blogs I follow have been going into "hibernation" lately.

Either way, hope you're still having fun with your horses. 🙂