Yesterday Stan had another riding lesson. I must say he did a really good job compared to his last lesson. The horse, quatro, was willing to move out more. In the past the horse would not move forward because Stan was just sitting, a passenger, but this time Stan had more life in his body and the horse could feel that, and was willing to move... I think that for a time yesterday Stan could feel what it was like when you don't think so much about what you are doing and start to FEEL what you are doing.. He started to get in rhythm with his horse and it made all the difference. I could tell that toward the end of his lesson he was getting tired and the horse started to do that thing horses do when we are not focused on riding.. Stopped a lot and would only go in very small circles...but during the corse of the lesson Stan even did a little trotting.. very cool... A trot is the easiest gate for the horse but the hardest gate for the human. It takes us awhile to learn to sit the trot. It's one of those things that takes time... your not going to lick it off the fence, you have to get out there and do it.. In time, when you start to feel the rhythm of your horse, it will come together, but it takes time. That magic pill again.
Came home after the lesson to work on the barn. Charles and Nancy were here doing some finish work on the new garage. I bet they will be glad to be done with this project. Has taken them longer then they wanted. Charles got really sick, spent time in the hospital, durning the project and I know he is happy to have it finished. My golf buddy Carlton was here as well. He was showing me his new golf grip. Was a nice visit with all of them.
We are going to pour another little slab in the barn and a small pad in the new garage. Has been a long time sense I did any dirt work and I was way wore out last night... hope to get that little project done in the next week or two.
Butch made it to Tx. He is delivering a trailer of ours to my friend Randy. Randy is going to finish the living quarters for us.. We have put this off for a long time because of cost. Randy is a hand not just with trailer stuff but a heck of a horseman himself.. He has been out her several times and the two of us are always looking for ways to improve. He is a great sounding board for me to bounce Ideas off. Hope to get to see him soon..
Russ and Sherry are heading out our way later today. They live in Ks. They were out last year and we had a great time. Russ and I use to play in a bluegrass band together for about 12 years or so. Sherry is a heck of a mandolin player herself and we always do some pickin when they are here so can't wait for that...
Karen will be out this morning to ride her little horse. She comes out so she can use the round pen. Is a nice safe place for her to work and is nice to see her out with her horse...
Better feed now...and then coffee..
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.