16. December 2011 03:11
Ask and you shall recieve.....well, sometimes. I just happen to have a few spare moments on my hands so I am using them to grant Laramie's wish of a blog post to distract her from school and the fact that she is way to far away from her beloved Wally, who is fat and happy to be back in work after his post season vacation. Life on the farm is good, we had our first day of rain for December today which is shocking....2 weeks of sunshine in December in Washington? Unheard of. Every day another massive advanced jump appears on the driveway...I know your heart rate just sped up thinking about jumping them Lar:) I had a super fun ride on Lee today (3 year old off the track); he jumped a mini course with his first oxer like a pro and was relaxed and happy to do it, love him and love my job. It's incredibly rewarding to give a OTTB a new career and have them make the transition to it with ease and happiness. Cindi, Laurie, and Char were super in their lessons with me today and Jessica, Allie and Carly looked great with Jon. Secret has been back in work for a little over 2 weeks and has been mostly hacking but with the warmer weather today I couldn't resist having a little trot and canter out on the xc track, I think he enjoyed it as much as I did! All in all, a great day in the barn. Yesterday we said goodbye to Herc and Rachel. While Rachel goes to school, Herc will be teaching people to ride and enjoying a little more laid back life. Rachel won't be too far away so hopefully she'll pop back in to say hello from time to time. Tomorrow is a big day at AF....the annual Christmas Party with the addition this year of .....costumes!!!!! Photos WILL be taken, don't worry. Everyone in the house has a costume ready, including Rudy. Hmm, what else is new. Jon and I went for a 3 day holiday to Cannon Beach last weekend; it has become an annual trip for us that we look forward to and love. It's so relaxing to have nothing to do but walk the dogs on the beach and eat delicious food. This time we made our to the Tillamook factory on the way out since we were going south to look at a horse anyways. We came home with A LOT of cheese, yum, some of which will be available for sampling at the party tomorrow:) Ok, that's all for now, I'll leaving you in eager anticipation of the Christmas Party report!