LUCKY STAR is happy and excited to announce a clinic this summer with Richard Lamb. I am attaching his website so you can get excited too! Bring your horse, and get ready for a fun time. We will be offering private lessons as well as group lessons with Richard with a lecture at lunch. Please e-mail me for more information and check back shortly for sign up forms.
RICHARD LAMB- RIDING IN BALANCE
The fog is just lifting—morning fog being a literal term around here—and it would sure be a beautiful day for a ride. But as you can tell from the skirt, she’s off to school.
Someone on Facebook called this “idyllic.” Kristyn and I would agree, but don’t ask Wyatt. It’s 7 am and he’d rather be staring moodily into his Rice Krispies.
We are gearing up for the first show of the season! It will be a low key show at First Choice. We will be taking the following horses: Joy, Blue, Bear, Rosie. Please send me an e-mail letting me know the classes your child would like to do and who they would like to ride. I am attaching the class list and the entry form. I will be finalizing the classes and the horses to be ridden by each student in these classes on Friday evening. The plan will be to leave the barn at 7am and as all horse shows we can not determine a time to return to the barn as it will typically be a “most of the day” horse outing.
Looking forward to a fun and educational summer of showing!
That’s a day here. Our WordPress apps aren’t working, so I’m running a bit of a test.
Hold still enough at our barn, and you become a scratching post. Which seems like a fine idea unless the ponies really get into it.
I’m not exactly sure how these came about. I remember the original idea was for the kids (8, 8 and 10) to pool their $$ and buy a small ATV, because I don’t allow anyone under 12 to drive the big one. Then there was some research into the price of that, then a discussion of how much they would argue over who got to drive it. Their older brother got involved. I consulted a friend with a somewhat different kind of country house than ours, (pizza ovens and lakes, not
Horses and ponds) and he suggested these things. We might have been drinking just a little….
Anyway, the upshot was that the three younger kids gave me all of their savings, and their brother part of his, in exchange for a cheap youth atv (still to come) and … These:
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
For horses AND people.
It’s gonna be a fantastic day just the same.
We may be here for a while.
We were already victorious today: Moss got on the trailer. I missed the first half hour or so (my job: packing breakfast and lunch) but arrived in time for oh, the last hour. Forgot to take pictures…I was too busy shaking buckets of grain, pulling a second rope, uselessly wielding a pitchfork and, eventually, bleeding. Kristyn and Greg did the real work. Mostly what I did was stand around exuding calm energy. I’m very good at that, since if he won’t get on the trailer there is a good chance I can go back to bed. Win-win as I see it.
Next up, speed tacking. We got to the show about 15 minutes before the girls were scheduled to ride.
They managed their dressage tests without disaster–although Lillypony did think, at one point, that she was quite done with this, thanks.
One last thought: there’s nothing like a fresh Porta Potty early in the morning.
My job now? Hanging out at the trailer, re-tying Moss’s slip knot every time something disturbing happens. Hope my fingers won’t be too tired for Part Two.