Awareness of the outside world. Year-End Lists. Movies. TV Shows. Music. Books. Poetry. Podcasts. “This is not an exhaustive list of lists. That’s too daunting. It’s a curated collection built, at least initially, from the whims of the maintainer, and those whims aren’t very clear at all, even to said maintainer.” FAQ
In February, lack of riding at home led me back to saddle seat lessons. [Back In The Saddle, Saddle Seat Style]
“Looking at second week without riding. I hadn’t realized Rodney was planning to be such a gentlehorse of leisure this winter.” [Mindset Monday, The Crux]
This year, the Virtual Tevis ran before the IRL Tevis. So, April to July was 100 miles of walking. Milton was still being ridden. [VT archives]
I kerfuffled my ankle, but managed to get Rodney ready for his crossrail courses. [I’m Bored Already].
Second half of the year was Rodney alternating between doing weird shit to his legs and desultory riding. Milton decided to try life as a driving horse.
“Normal response: Alarm! Concern! Vet! My response: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whadja do to yourself now?” [It’s Always Something, Rodney’s Latest Drama]
In the Autumn, Rodney had a massive hissy fit and now everyone is ground-driving for the winter.
A peek behind the scenes. This is my gestalt memory of the year. Original plan was to go through all the Rodney & Milton posts to draw up a recap of the year. That sounded annoyingly depressing as they are once again not were I wanted us to be. It also felt like a lot of work. So, sow’s ear to silk purse, I decide to go with what I remember right now. I figured what stands out says as much about the year as a thorough accounting does.