Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Perfect Ride

Stephanie & Scoot, Anna & Honey, Lea & Kidd and Maddy in the front

First trail ride after our torrential rains! It was the most perfect evening and we had a lot of fun.....seems like we had been waiting forever to be able to do this.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


After watching some video & getting some instruction, Lea decided to see what she could do with Kidd in the arena one afternoon. Here is some video of them playing together. A bit of demonstration of the effectiveness of doing things with a horse from their perspective......gotta love it! Lea is one of my RanchStay girls and she is from Germany where this approach to working with horses is not used. It is so great to be able to open new doors and present them with a different way of doing things - they all totally love it too.

Stars Ladyhawke

Here is Lady in driving training after 12 days! She is doing super well and can't wait to get her home and get started. Tom is doing a good job as usual. It is so much fun and I think I am hooked.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Busy, Busy!

Anna, Kindergarten class & Honey

We had a very busy Thursday - the kindergarten class enjoyed the various farm animals, petting horses and a nice snack time in the glorious sunshine! This may the only time some of these children get this close to a horse in their lifetime so it is very worth the time to spend with them. It is my way of contributing to the promotion of Alberta Agriculture and our rural lifetyle.

Ooooooh! my head hurts.....poor Bright Eyes after his surgery, he is officially a gelding now! :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Time Flies

Stars Really Foxy & Lea Ride # 6

Honey & Anna

Pictures of my RanchStay girls working with a couple of green girls - all are doing very well! Honey will be ready for Catherine very soon. We are getting a lot of rain which makes things a bit challenging but it is also badly needed so are not complaining. Good to see the grass growing once more. Some sunshine would also help lots now too. I taught a Horsemanship Clinic last weekend which went well and everyone had fun. It is only 3 weeks and Anna (Switzerland) & Lea (Germany) will be gone, doesn't seem possible. Stephanie (Germany) arrived on Monday, so there is a housefull at the moment. We have accomplished lots despite the lack of cooperation from our weatherman. Two mares are bred with two left to be done. Stars Fire Shadow and Stars KoKo leave for their new homes on the 18th, we will sure miss those two yearlings. Stars Bright Eyes and Stars Smokn Hot have an appointment with the vet tomorrow which means they will be able to go out to pasture soon! Wildfire is going to be getting playmates, should make him happy.