Friday, February 12, 2010

Been a while

Well i know its been a while since my last post but things have been a bit wild! .. So we have been in Aiken now for a few weeks and things have been going well. The horses seem to know its time to get to work. Tate has attended 2 training sessions with Oded Shimoni. He is a fantastic dressage coach. I really feell he got a lot out of tate and I and showed me how to step up to the next level. He is to the point and direct and not afraid of rattling you a bit to get you to preform but I feel confident enough in both tate and I that we are ready to take it and get better!.. Nigel unfortunatly pulled something behind a few weeks ago so has been having some recoup. time acupunture seems to be doing the trick and I think he will be back in action by March. Geof has been making stides forward in his education and rideablitiy. He has tackled cross country schooling, jumped clean in two classes at the PSJ jumper show and seems to be understanding the dressage a little more everyday. I know it is a long process but he continues to impress. Rocket has seemed to turn over a new leaf. He is becoming more confident everyday with his job and understands more and more what is asked of him. He is also excelling with a new product we are using called the Haygain. It is a hay steamer that eliminates spores and mold from the hay. Rocket barley touched his hay and now he cleans it up which is making him a happier healthier boy every day. Bally has been show jumping well and might end up taking a trip down to Wellington to Anne Kurskinskis to further his jumper training. Tommorow if it doesnt snow !! We are off to Pine Top for Tater to do his first Intermediate of the season and Geof is gonna start out with an easy training. Chrissy and the gang seem happy and sharing the barn with DP Equestrian is actually going smoother that one would have thought! so ciao ciao for now and check out the pics from the training sessions and a lesson with Clayton Fredricks!

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