The fire north of our house, the Silver Fire, continues to burn. It has burned within about 5 miles or so from our place, but there is little or no chance it will reach us. We just don't have enough fuel on the ground for it to reach us. It has burned about 25,000 acres, and still counting. The little town of Kingston, NM is still empty of people. They are worried that with the winds we are having, there is still a chance that the fire could return.
You are not hearing, at least we're not, much about this fire. There are lots of fires going right now in the country and there have been hundreds of homes and some lives lost. Here, it is just burning the forest right now and, apparently, is not news worthy.
The smoke has not been much of a problem for us here, but I know it is in town.
Will work with the boys this morning. I want to get Zeb the black, back in the mix. Have a new student starting today. Her name is Mary and she is excited about learning about horses.
Here is part of an email that I received from Bitsy's mom just the other day:
Hello there Mackie,
I just want to let you know that I rode Bitsy today and she is like a different horse. I only rode her in the round pen at a walk then home. Dave came out and he noticed how different Bitsy is. Head low and walking right out. Stops good, turns with leg pressure.
I can't wait to get her back into finshing school and learn with her.
Thank you for all you have done with her.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.