Yesterday was a not get much done with horses day. You may remember that I just about tore the barn door off my barn this summer when I was loading hay into it.. Well Charles and Nancy are fixing it for me and the were over taking out the bent parts and welding in new. They are going to check on track for the overhead door this week so they can get that fixed up... We have had really nice weather so it has not been a problem, but it won't be long and it will be.
Had to go to town to get a generator. I ordered it so that if we lose power we will still have water for the horses and for us. The truck driver did not want to come all the way out here, did not blame him, so I drove to Hillsboro town and picked it up. Ran it for a bit so that is all good to go. Mark is going to help me set it up so that all I have to do is start it and throw a few switches to get power to where we will need it...
Butch, you will remember him, the cowboy that was living here with us, well he asked me if I would help him with some exercises that he could use with his horse in the saddle. So this morning we are going to work on some things together.. Butch has cowboyed the past several years and has, at times, that cowboy mentality that all a horse needs is to be ridden. I will agree that they all need to be ridden, but they also need some schooling and that happens in the arena. You can do it on the trail but it will be much harder on you and on the horse, cause the horse and you, will find it harder to focus on a problem or skill because of all the distractions on the trail. So we will see how that all goes and I will try to get some pictures for you.
Sue is working hard on getting folks to come out to the clinic that we are holding at her place on August the 6th. We are only taking six people and that is on a first come first serve basis. I got an email from her last night and she was pretty sure she had it filled so that is very cool... Sue has been great. I think that for a lot of folks they are a little nervous about coming to clinics or helping to put them on, cause they don't know what to expect. And I get that. Is always a little scary when you unload your horse and everyone else there is looking at you. But, my experience has always been that, people are there for the same reason as you, they want to learn. And it does not take much time before everyone is working together, encouraging one another and learning from one another. So if you are feeling a little unsure, take the leap, you won't regret it. Not just coming to one of my clinic but any event that is going on around that you can attend. You will always learn something, even if it how NOT to do something...
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.