Figured since the site has been getting more traffic, I'd start up a blog. Now don't go expecting updates every week. I'll be lucky to do once a month!
Lesson/Riding Student Update - Unfortunately, due to the inherent nastiness associated with winter, my two star students, Kathy & Ashley (mom & daughter) haven't been able to ride much lately. Seems we're cursed to get rained on every Saturday! Until then, though, they were both progressing nicely--gaining muscle strength and improving their balance. Ashley is up to posting at the trot!
After January 31st, I will have two more students: both adult "Re-Riders" who were seeking the low-key, drama-free, relaxed environment I offer, as well as a good opportunity to gain back their riding skills, improve their knowledge base and regain confidence.
The Horses: Both mares are quite healthy! Since August of 2008, I have taken over trimming their hooves myself. I still have my farrier/trimmer, D.J. Williams, come out every now and then to check my work, but I'm gaining confidence with each trim. Best of all, Tank's hooves have seen a dramatic change, taking on a more round shape in the front and (best of all) has not abscessed in six months!
Ok...enough for now!