Saturday, June 7th......What a great time we had. This was actually our “horse riding class”. Our instructor had us attend this instead of class. I am glad he did. We learned a lot, we got to a check out several clinics. The first one we chose was about lameness and hoof care. We learned about treating
abssesses, um abcessiss, no abscesses, yea that’s it, which we had not been doing completely correct before and that alone was a good thing to learn for us.
Then we went to a safety class that was put on by Rocco from the show “Cowboy U” (I love that show). I forgot what Rocco said about when it was going to be on again, I will have to check it out on the internet. Anyway, Rocco and his horse showed us things to do to be safe around horses.
Then we went into the large arena where Rocco introduced us to his best wrangler at his ranch. They had set up several jumps to have this wrangler, who was riding bareback, to show us the agility of the wrangler and horse. The topic was about the importance of warming up your horse before going out on a ride of any kind.
We ran into people we knew and would gab a little. I over heard hubby mentioned to one of our friends from class about how we have had 2 round pens and have not used them for anything other than to stall a horse or two when we needed. We just did not have the dedicated time to use them as round pens., so we ended up taking them down and using the panels to make separate stalls for each horse. Anyway, hubby also said that we have enough pipe fencing material to make a round pen again (I don't think hubby knew I was in ear shot of that comment).
So then off to the next arena....
This is Clay , a John Lyons instructor,
Then back to seeing Rocco for more general safety things. Again we see people we know and gab... LOL
Oh, oh… there was also a tack swap meet and we were able to pick up a beautiful headstall / reins and bit set (we only needed the reins, but we can always use the extra headstall) which were only $35, a nice fleece lined cinch for $5 and replacement stirrups for $20 (one of mine our
old previous dog, Rambo, got to and chewed off some of the leather). Woohoo, a good day!
I like going out on the weekends cause I get to wear clothes. Ok, not that I run around nekkid all the time, it’s just that I wear scrubs every work day. So it is nice to dress in my wranglers, wear my new bling bling belt and all. It almost feels funny to wear normal clothes.
So after the equifest, I kinda ease into .... "so, we do have enough to make a round pen?" I ask hubby and we decide that yes we need to put up a round pen again. Cool, I love working outdoors when the weather is nice!
Chit.. that reminds me how much work I need to do.