Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Farm Mom's Top Five Gifts

Of course the horsey girl in me loves the idea of some cute new breeches or something for Dutchy for my birthday, but you know you are a farm mom when this is what makes the top five wish list:

5.  Getting to ride in the outdoor on a sunny, 60 degree day with a slight breeze, no flies, and freshly groomed footing! (For those who snow ski, it's like being the first one on the slopes on a not completely freezing morning!)

4.  Not cleaning up any poop of any kind for an entire day (luckily I am only left with 4 legged poop these days as my two legged creatures all sufficiently wipe their own bottoms now :).

3.  Getting a hot shower before 10:00 pm without interruption or hearing the word, "MOM!"

2.  No rain so all horses can stay outside for the day, which translates into #4 and no crazies the next day.

1.  And the greatest gift you can give a farm mom . . . someone else to clean up/take care of the no-longer-easy-to-identify dead thing in the barn!!! 

Happy Birthday to me :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Clinic Sunday and Monday

Just a reminder that our first clinic of 2013 is this Sunday and Monday with Lauren Sprieser.  Here is the final schedule with just a couple of small changes from the previous version!


Sunday, April 14

3:00 Caroline Stephens and Caruso (longe lesson)

3:45  Sydney Stephens and Glory

4:30  Michaela Bethard and Boundary

5:15 Caroline Stephens and Three Times

6:00  Molly Watson and Chippy


Monday, April 15

7:00  Caroline Stephens and Glory

7:45  Molly Watson and Chippy

8:30  Caroline Stephens and Caruso (longe lesson)

9:15  Caroline Stephens and Three Times


I apologize in advance to the auditors for having to watch me ride so many times – I’m taking advantage of the light load and having a little boot camp session with Lauren.