Spent most of the day yesterday on Big Yella. That's my tractor. We get our hay in one ton bales, they are a little heavy for Kathy to stack in the barn, so we have to use the tractor. I stack them about 3 high. That makes the top bale about ten feet off the ground and is a little hard to feed, so I have to bring the top bale down to earth so Ted can get to it. That's no big deal, but it is seven miles to Ted's barn and the road, well is not like most of the roads that folks drive on. So it takes a long time to get there. But did that and then drove it back to back to the house. I did a little driveway work on the way out and on the way back in. We have not had much rain, need it bad, but there was enough sign from the little rain we have had, to show me where I needed to make some adjustments in the drive.
With that all finished I spent the rest of the day reading email from folks that attended out clinic last weekend. All of it very positive. One of the Rail Birds suggested that I leave out the money back guarantee. He felt that the quality of the clinic was so good that there was no reason to tell people that they could get their money back if they were not happy. I understand what he was saying and I appreciated that he enjoyed the clinic so much.
I told folks, if by noon of the clinic day, if they were not happy or felt that they were not getting their money's worth that they could see Kathy and she would give them back their money and they could go home. We had no takers. Everyone, Rail Birds included, had a great time and felt that they had come away with tools they could use with their horses down the road. However, like anything that Kathy and I have ever done for folks, if they were not happy I would have given their money back. I don't know of any other trainers in our area or, frankly, the country that offer such a guarantee, there probably are, or should be, but I don't know of any. I told the Rail Bird that I would consider his observations on this issue and think about it..
Time for coffee......
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.