Kathy and I just got home from a visit with Kathy's family in Kansas. We were there for a special event for Kathy's father. He was given an award for fifty years of service with the Lion's Club. Fifty years is a long time to do anything, but when you realize that the Lion's Club has not been in existence much longer then that it is pretty amazing.
We had a nice time with Kathy's mother, Miss Temple, her brother Mike, and her father Ron. It was hot there and is suppose to stay in the hundred's for the rest of this week and next week does not look good either.
We are getting ready for the clinic this weekend in the Mimbres Valley. We have six students and about that same amount as rail birds, that's what the Aussies call folks that come to audit, so should be a really good time.
I know that folks attending with their horses may be getting nervous. I know the first one I went to, back in the day, made me a little nervous. I mean after all, you are opening yourself up, in many cases, to folks you don't know or have never met, so can be a little scary. But I think if the environment is set up to learn and help each other, all that worry can be left in the truck when you get there. The most important thing I think about when doing clinics, or attending them, is being safe. It's all for nothing if someone, because they are not paying attention, or they take chances, gets hurt. I have met folks at clinics that I have become the best of friends with. Where else, in our little worlds, will we find people that love their horses as much a I do, or want to learn how to be a better horseman, like I do? It is a great place to learn and support folks trying to do the same things.
Now it's coffee time.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.