Spring is most definitely here and the school year is soon coming to a close. It is now track and field and Biology field study season. I am looking forward to going along and helping out with a few classes on their field studies.
This past Saturday our school district held its annual Young Scientist Conference where grades 7, 8 and 9 kids go to the university to listen to and do various activities with working scientists. As an organizer of this event, I was pleased with the day as both the kids and the presenters seemed to have a great time. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to our local horse show that day because I was busy at the conference, but in the end, it was worth it to see ths excitement in the kids' eyes. Hopefully I will make the next show.
NickerMaker, I am glad your field trip went well. Have faith that the right horse will come along soon.
Sereno- Yes, I know what rope burn feels like. My hand is just now healed up from a couple of weeks ago when my friends new mare tossed me like a salad. I got rope burn from the leather reins. I guess you could say I just couldn't hold on any tighter.
Tonight I gave both geldings a good workout and a thorough grooming. I am working toward showing Koolio in dressage so tonight I practiced keeping a steady active rythm and shoulder in's. I took my old man Sam to check out the beginnings of what looks like a new house on the empty acreage lot a few properties down the road. Then we went and did some bush-whacking just for fun.
We are waiting on the bobcat guy to come and level the floor inside the barn so we can start putting up kick walls, stalls and the tack room. I'm anxious to get it finished, especially since the mosquitoes are now out an they want blood! In the meantime, the horses are grateful to wear their mosquito proof space suits.