Tim the Gray!
Well, it's time to start another week. This week will be way busy. I have riding lessons today with Stan and another lady, Deb, who has lived here on the ranch for just a short while, so that should be fun. Then it will be off to town to get supplies for our vacation.
Kathy and I are going to go see our girls in Kansas for a week or so. I'm going to try and keep up with my blog and show you some things about this music festival that we have attended for years. Hopefully you will get to meet some folks that Kathy and I only get to see once a year. Then this weekend we play at a little festival here in Hillsboro NM. We have done it for the past few years and this year they have asked me to M.C., so that should be interesting... So will be way busy but not much with horses..
My sister and her friend headed home on Sunday. Was really nice to get to see Nadine. We spent the nights trading stories about when we were little... Funny how we both see the same events so different, but we had such a good time telling stories about our mother... So glad that she came.
You will remember I had a private lesson with Diane in Deming NM last Friday? Well, she emailed me and she is going to spend an extra hour a few days a week, plus the time she puts in with her horses on the weekend, in a effort to get her horse Nina progressing a little better... Wow. She is something, she really wants to be a better horseman and is willing to put in the time. I'm telling ya, if folks would put in half the time that she does horses would have a better shot at getting along with humans..
I'm hoping that we will be able to put together more demo's and clinics this fall. I just talked to a fella that attended a clinic that we put on here a few years ago, and he would really like to get involved and get something going in T or C, so we will work on that as soon as we get back from Kansas. I know that there are lots of people out there that would like to have help or would like to make better progress with their horses. You noticed I said better progress, not more progress. That's because it's really not about how much our horses know but how well they do what they know. I would much rather have a horse that is well behaved on the ground and in the saddle then a horse that is not but can spin on a dime. I try to help people to understand that they need to help their horses to be better, not do more. So take your time, give your horses a chance to understand what you want, then expect that from them from then on. Teach them that you expect them to be better each time you work with them and they will...
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.