Dually behind a snowy fence.

Dear friends,

Although I’m sad this year is coming to a close, I’m excited about next year. I’ve got exciting changes in store for 2019, with a few pet projects of mine coming to fruition. Stay tuned here for some big announcements coming your way next month!

Last month, I was in Myrtle Beach, SC, for the American Heart Association’s Annual Beach Ride—1200 horses, 2000 people and 600 dogs, camped for five days on the beach. I managed to borrow a few horses for Lucy, Amy and I to ride and we were able to complete the 16 mile fund-raiser ride (shortened from the normal 20 because of beach erosion). We had a blast!

I also spent a few days at Colorado State University last month, guest-teaching in some classes. I took Eddie and Pepperoni with me, so it was a little like going away to camp with my horses. It was fun to teach the behavior labs (don’t miss this month’s podcast) and also to work with students in “The Right Horse” training class. There are some fabulous horses ready for adoption that are graduating from that training class. I think a super nice pony from there is coming to live in my neighborhood.

This month, I’m headed to Kirksville, MO, for my final trip of the year, to lecture at the MO Livestock Symposium. It’s a free educational event for horse and livestock enthusiasts and I’m honored to be a contributor. I always enjoy more time at home this time of year.

We’ve had great snowfall so far, sand Rich and I have been taking advantage of awesome early-season ski conditions at Monarch Mountain.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays!

Don’t forget to enjoy the ride,
Julie

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