I decided to start a journal to keep track of the progress I make with my Miniature, Maybelle. She is 13, registered and was at one time a broodmare. I have had her since May of 2017 and she came to me as a seasoned, been there done that kind of horse. She really helped restore my confidence in horses after some bad accidents. The past year I have not done much with her, I've been saving for a cart and harness that fit her properly and am excited to be getting a Whitman Harness and a Kingston Saddlery cart soon. So she is currently in pasture puff condition, fat, lazy and a little bratty. Here are my overall goals for this year: Work on her ground manners (especially catching) Learn patience. Stand, walk and stop calmly. (she like to go, go, go) Be soft on the bit, and use proper reins-men-ship & whip handling. Get into shape. Attend the National Drive in Spring and hopefully Fall. For the month of February (I hope to have her harness/cart in by then), we will begin with: Catching and overall manners. Light exercise 2-3 times a week. I will keep an updated photo with each post. Here is the little monster now.