Thursday, December 30, 2010

2011 Annual Trail Trial

Hello all.  So, I know it isn't even January yet but I am starting to think about the upcoming trail trial.  If any of you that were here have any likes / dislikes of the last one please let me know.  I am always up for some ideas for obstacles as well.  It will be mid-May again this year and we can start doing the NO RAIN dance early!!!!! Also, spread the word to your friends / family if they would like to donate / ride / judge / or just be here to hang out (I can always put them to work - hehehe).  The more people we get the more money we make for St. Judes Childrens Hospital.  We made over $1000 last year so I would really like to hit $1500 this year.

New Year is on it's way!

So, another year has come and gone.  Many of us reflect on what we have done and think about what we will do in the upcoming year.  Myself? I have realized that I haven't spent no where near the amount of time I would have liked with my horse.  Due to the birth of my daughter 3 years ago time for my Gem has been very limited but I treasure every moment I can.  Therefore.... I am looking forward to the New Year and more time to "play" with my horse.  My greatest goal??? I would love to ride bareback and bridleless at all three gates.... My current goal?? Getting her to stay with me in the arena or paddock and not want to run back to her friends.  I know many people like to poopoo the natural approach to horses.. I used to be one of those people.... I used to do what it took to get the look at the shows.  What did I find out??? My horse hated me.  He would dump me every chance he got.  Not only that but boy did I spend a lot of money!!! So, now that I am older (and hopefully a little wiser) and have found you can get the look as well as have your horse still like you.... Isn't that something???