I have had a few emails about Tim the Gray's trip to the vet. and it's nice to see that folks really take serious the health and safty of their ponies.
Had a friend email that the same day that Tim and I were heading to the vet. she was heading to her vet with a horse that had colic. She almost had to take him to have surgery, now that is scary. Everything is good now and he is back to his old self, so glad.
We are counting down the days till our clinic in the Membres Valley with Sue and all the other folks. Kathy and I could not be happier with the number of folks that are coming to participate, as well as the folks that want to just watch. Trouble is we are runing out of room for everyone. So if you were thinking about coming, but find out that the clinic is full, please think about hosting a clinic of your own at your place or at an arena near you. Folks often say they just don't think they could do that, but it's easy. You just get 4-5 of your friends together and invite them over for the day of fun. It's not a ton of work, I will do all that, and you and your friends will learn tons. Some folks are just not up to that on their own so I tell them get a friend to help you. Does not have to be a big deal and it WILL be a hoot.
Ruth had another lesson on Wed. which she did great in. I was teaching her how to leg yeild her horse down the fence, which can be a little tricky if your horse does not understand what your leg pressure is all about. The horse that she was riding, one of mine, Quarto, has all that figured out. What started to happen is when Ruth would come to the rail they would start to get in a tug of war with the horse throwing his head from side to side trying to get away from Ruth's heavy hands. After a little bit of that I suggested that Ruth just bring her horse to the rail and leave his head alone, just putting her leg on his side and see what happens. She did and he went down the road like a champ. Again, he knew what he was doing, he was just waiting for the chance to do it with out the human getting in the way. When it comes to horses, less is more. The less presure you put on your horse, at the right time, the faster he will learn the lesson and the better you will both get along.
I smell bacon in the kitchen... need to see what that's all about..
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.