We've had more snow then normal too, which to any one who knows me, means LOTS of whining. And of course, the flu hit me. I have been SICK for almost 2 weeks now. I feel like a walking NyQuil commercial. But, enough rest, a bit of sunlight, and some good homemade chicken noodle soup (thanks to Jae) and I'm up and getting back at it.
Crash will soon be a nice little trail horse, and after meeting his owners, I'm very sure he will be a very spoiled trail horse! He seems to be getting along with his new pasture mates already, and hopefully he's exactly what they wanted. If he takes after his older sister, Melody, they will be shocked at how nice of a ride this little guy is!
Now, I'm also going to get to be a part of Melody's continued training! I love it when the horses stick around, and become more of an extended family, then a long lost relative. Even those who have moved quite a distance away still send me updates. While I can't see them, I LOVE knowing that they are ok. And of course, I always have space for them if they ever need to come back.
And there's more news coming soon..... but here's a teaser!
I'll let you figure out what that is, and how it matters to the future of Iron Ridge Sport Horses, and the Sugarbush Draft Horses. Feel free to speculate!
I have some amazing new horses in for training, and there's a theme this month! Gaited horses! We have 2 TWHs, both big black, and very sweet, that are here for a refresher course, and a young Tiger horse (gaited Appaloosa colored gelding) who needs to learn to carry a rider. I'm going to get VERY spoiled with so much smooth motion going on!
So, with all the new things in the works here, I'm back to blogging! I'm happy to have something of interest to be able to say, and it's very possible that I'll be blogging every one's eyes out. Between the exciting changes to the breeding program, the wonderful clients and horses to train, and our weekend fun visits and lesson riders, Iron Ridge is starting to look active again.
Not much longer, and the grass will pick up, the flowers will bloom, and it will be truly spring! Although, I have no foals due this year, I am still excited about spring. I can't wait to look out and see this: