Wow, it's been 2 weeks since I blogged! With the nice weather, I'm outside more. Conditioning 2 horses on longer miles plus spending time with 3-5 other horses takes up my day, along with paperwork and trying to post clearanced tack store inventory on facebook, which I haven't done much of that the last few weeks either! I'll blame the weather!
This month has been a busy horsey month. The first weekend, I went to Turkey Creek, Newcastle, NE to help judge a ACTHA ride. A friend car and trailer pooled with me. We both took our gaited horses and we were able to ride Friday evening after settling in, and Sat and Sun afternoons after judging. We put on about 23 miles.
This past Saturday a training horse went home. I showed the owner what the horse was acting like walking around the barns, standing tied, being in the arena by himself. She had brought her other horse, so we went to Branched Oak Lake, which is about 25 minutes from me, to ride the trails. The training horse rode great. He is a 9 year old part Arab, part Paint, and it is just his personality to be a little high strung when he is by himself. The owner had ponied him as a youngster and worked him a lot, but he just remained goosey at things. I hope the consistent month has made him calmer for her!
We had some rain Sat evening and night, but even though it dried up on Sun afternoon, hubby and I relaxed some. We cleaned up some paperwork in the office, froze some of the strawberries that we had picked, and went to a gun show. Well, he went in to the gun show while I did some internet work.
Lately, I've been posting more on my Messick Quarter Horse Facebook page, about the lessons and events I'm doing. I'll have to get back to posting more updates here! I have a Centered Riding clinic here in another week and excited about that. My level 3 instructor is coming and I have 10 riders!
I've been spending a lot of time riding and enjoying the 2 new Arabs, Allie and Bonita. Bonita has the sweetest lope. Allie is starting to pick up speed at the trot and I think she is going to have a ground eating extended trot!
The review of the NECTRA Open Clinic was: