Those of you that know me know I hate the whole Hay process... finding it, buying it, getting it to the barn or paying to get it to the barn... As the price has gone up it gets more worrisome. So yesterday as a pain in the backside as it was, I got hay... 8 ton... I will need around 32 tons total to make it from now till the beginning of next years hay season... I feed eight horses of my own plus whatever outside horses that come in.. so it is, no pun intended, a ton of work... The guy I usually get hay from, and who has done a great job getting it for me for the past couple of years, had a bad go his first cutting and had to get the hay I got yesterday from his neighbor. I hope to be able to get the balance of the hay I need from him. Clint. He and his daughter came to a clinic that we put on a few years ago.. While I was there picking up the hay he showed me a little stud colt that they just had.. cute.. and a big yellow horse that he wants me to work with.. says that his daughter runs barrels with him but he does not have a break... has ran though a few fences with her... So keep you eye open here in the blog for that one. Should be interesting... Anyway.. will take the hay trailer back today this afternoon to Deming NM.
Have a new riding student this afternoon.. He is a fella that lives here on the ranch and has heard about how much fun folks have been having riding and he thinks he wants to give it a go.. His name is Stan. He is pretty independent so will just have to see how he takes direction. Most folks when they start to ride are so focused on not falling off that all they are really doing is hanging on and the horse wonders what the..... is going on... and when I give them instruction they don't hear me or they think they are already doing what I ask and their not.. and the battle begins... so will see how it goes and will let you know...
How about a cup of coffee.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.