|Wyatt grazing before his first lesson with Catherine|
So now back to the present day issue - to travel to Loxahatchee or not? With the long term health of all of our horses, not just Wyatt, Oz and Liam, in mind I am staying home to continue to work with mom on pushing the horses towards a more imminent show debut. Sooner rather than later is the current plan - weather permitting - of course! Hopefully we will eventually get our time in with Catherine to fine tune some of their tricks but gaining show mileage will be the name of the game until then. The risk of being stuck in Loxahatchee indefinitely or having one (or all) of the horses get ill is too great to chance the trip to FL. *sigh*
Immense gratitude goes out to the folks at Jeff's Chevy in Oxford, PA for working so hard to make my truck ready for the long haul to FL and back. Their service department went above and beyond to be sure I was starting out with a sound vehicle. Our Jamco Trailer was thoroughly checked out by the awesome staff at Lanchester Trailer in Atglen, PA just last week! Having a safe and well prepared rig is no small part of being a mobile competition barn! Thank you so very much!
Thanks go out to Dr. Cordivano, our bodyworker Hoppy Stearns and our farrier Butch Groves for being on the ball for the past few weeks preparing the horses for their adventures. Thank you to Sara and Mrs. Gartland for helping to teach me to clip better and for making Wyatt more of a peach! :) It truly takes a village to get the horses ready and comfortable to perform at their best! Thank you!!!
Thank you to R. H. Rohrer's Feed in Quarryville, PA for doing the legwork and getting Speedi-Beet in for the Traveling Trio. You all have been fabulous in supplying our feeds and going the extra mile for us. We are happy with the resulting condition of the horses and their energy levels, so your customer service gets more than 2 thumbs up for all of us! Add in some hooves too!!! :)
|The Anthracite rounded buckles|
|Wyatt in the 2117 in Ebony|
|The Genesis Special D|
|Oz in the 2117 in Black|
|Close up of the crown piece|
So while the plans for March and April have shifted a bit, there is still much to be thankful for - happy and fit horses, nicer weather just around the corner and wonderful training coming to fruition! Well made riding equipment (thank you Stubben), a great farrier, fabulous body worker for horse and human, a top notch vet, well bred horses, a great feed supplier and a maintained truck & trailer to help make the whole adventure more positive and fun!!! Bring it on!! Time to SHOW!!!
I'll be updating in a few days with our competition plans...check back!