Benjie working with Bitsy!
Yesterday started out with Kathy’s car having a flat. You may think: “What’s the big deal?” Well everything that happens out here is a big deal. There is no tire store just up the road. So, I had to take the tire off and take it to town. No big deal right? It takes an hour to get to town. So, big deal? Yes!
Anyway, got that done and decided that I would replace the brakes on her car. Again, big deal. Kathy had picked up the brakes awhile back and it really needed to be done. But, the back brake pads were the wrong ones. The front ones were right so I changed them.
By the time I could get to the horses it was 4pm. I worked with Bitsy in the round pen getting her use to things that flutter in the wind, like a big blue tarp. She did not like it, at all. But in time she would stand still and tolerate it.
The other boys got tied to the rail. After a few hours working with Bitsy I put everyone up and fed.
Today will be more of the same for all the horses. Have a riding lesson with Steve and Lou this morning then I will get started with the outside horses.
Tomorrow will be a roping at Nancy’s, Way Out West Arena. It is in memory of her husband and our friend Pat Jones, who passed away last year in February. Will be fun to see guys I have not seen or rode with this passed year and a good time to remember our friend.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.