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Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Beginning of My 5 Year Journey

There is now doubt that fall has arrived in these parts. Sunshine, snow, wind, freezing temperatures...and we've got the wood stove going day and night!

A pretty sunrise from a couple of days ago.

Good news from our lil' chicks...who aren't lil' chicks any more...but who are finally showing us that they're laying hens! We've had just 6 eggs in the past few days and they're really small, but I know they're just getting warmed up for the task at hand!

Tiny but tasty!

The 5 Year Project~~

I've been packing the horse trailer for a week long trip to Central Oregon. Colt, Cindy Sue and I are leaving this afternoon, and the clinic starts tomorrow at 9 AM.

This is the Mike Bridges Project that I've committed to. Each Fall and Spring for 5 years Colt and I will be going for a 3 day clinic that I ride in (Group B). Then there is a day that is open for one-on-one work with Mike to go over any problems you might be having. Following that, the "A" Group will ride in their clinic for 3 days, and the "B Group" people can audit those three days at no charge!

I'm real excited to learn new techniques and train Colt to be a true finished Bridle Horse...that's the purpose of the Project and my goal...something I've never done.

Does your horse prefer hay from the wheelbarrow
instead of the feeder? Colt does!

See ya'll in a week!!



Shirley said...

Oh you are going to have a great week! (Wishing I could go to even a 2 day clinic!)OK, you've got small hands don't you? The eggs don't look small.
Wheelbarrow hay always tastes better, dontcha know!

Vaquerogirl said...

That sounds like a great time! I want to hear all about it when you get home!

Cowgirl Rae said...

good for you! It would have been fun to come watch but we were booked all weekend, and apparently the clinic next weekend is private.

We had 2 inches of sloppy snow this AM, the horses are NOT happy, not enough hari and are wet and humped up shivering.

Celeste said...

Sounds like a great project, I am sure you and Colt will have a really good time.

CTG Ponies said...

I wish you well on your journey!!!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

How exciting that you and Colt get to do this together, and you're able to find the time each year to get 'er done. I admire your dedication in reaching your goals. You go cowgirl!


Shery Jespersen said...

Love your blog, can relate in many ways. Wouldn't trade our lifestyle for anything.

Shery Jespersen, Wyoming

gtyyup said...

Cowgirl Rae~Yes, all of the Project sessions are private. But he does offer public clinics; cow work in the spring and horsemanship in the fall. They fill up very quickly. I'm sure your ponies were shivering...none of mine have enough hair on them either yet!

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