Greetings everyone!!! As much as I hate to admit it, winter is here…. I hope everyone has an absolutely marvelous holiday season! As cold as winter can be, I always look forward to the off season as a terrific opportunity to do homework with the horses. I especially enjoy December, as the three day horses start to return to hacking after their fall vacations, and in such a short time I miss riding them so much!!!! I am very, very lucky to have my three CCI horses come back to work and feel super sound and terrific through their bodies…. What more could any rider want for Christmas?
Winter is a great time to brush up on that dressage homework and start working now towards better tests next summer…. I’m so glad to have the ring treated and lights up for the winter, to keep the footing at its best and prevent freezing. Even after an inch of snow fell last night, we simply drug the arena and were good to go to ride twelve horses! I’m thrilled the lights are up to help with all of those who have to work day jobs till it is dark!
I’m also very excited to have worked out the spring competition schedule to allow me to stay in Kentucky this spring rather than travel south… We’ll simply head south on some weekends, and are lucky to be close enough to do so!! I’m excited to be able to stay home, as I love home so much and adore seeing all the clients, students, boarders, and friends every day. I’m thrilled to be able to stay home and offer lessons and training all winter, right here in Lexington!
Happy Holidays!!!!! As my dear friend Jeri always inspires me, “make it a great day”.