Well once again, I am behind. I know what you are thinking, go ahead and say it “Brittany you are always behind!” True, you are right, I pretty much am, but one of these days I will get caught up. I will just give you a quick run down of what all has been going on around the farm. Well to start, Willie, my good horse is hurt. He will be fine, he is getting a rest though and it is killing me. I want to start entering some bigger barrel races, but I need a healthy horse. I love my colts don’t get me wrong, but I like to haul them to local shows and jackpots to get them seasoned. So I am not sure what I am going to do about that.
Yesterday and today I am working on getting everyone on the place wormed. I am also catching everyone and giving them a good once over with the shedder. It is insane the amount of hair some of these horses are losing right now. The only thing that worries me is the fact that it is still pretty chilly in the mornings, but Mother Nature knows what she is doing. So far though, spring has been colder, windier, and wetter than most of our winter.
I have also picked up a few new lesson students that I am very excited about. One of my newbies is running Youth Rodeo in a different association than my other students so I am getting to meet all kinds of new people. Most people are very closed minded about change but I think it is a good thing. I can’t wait to see how everything works out over the course of the rodeo season. Here are a few pictures from our first rodeo in Wingate NC.
We are also getting ready to start putting up more fencing and building another barn. We have also decided the round pen needs some adjustments and we need a full sized arena on the farm. YAY! Can you say excitement! I love our place now, but these new additions will make it even better. I will be able to do much better clinics here, without having to travel, I will be able to take in more outside horses, and round penning the colts will not be such a pain. We plan to start working on this hopefully this weekend! I am sure there will be a ton of pictures.
I have also been working on some custom tack pieces! What have you been up to?