This past week though, I have seen cars and trucks drive through and stop along the road to see the horses and ponies. Today I talked to a neighbor who drives through regularly, he says, so his little daughter can see the horses. I said hi to her. She must be under two. I chatted awhile with the neighbor and answered his questions.
People ask if there are any new ones, or what is the name of one. I tell them a story or two about their antics. I think they like to hear them. It's makes the horses and ponies more personal and more interesting.
Nate and I have a lot of work to do to prepare the horses for camp. Some saddles need repair. We need to examine all the equipment and make sure it's in good working condition. There are hairy horses to brush. Spring brings shedding. We try to brush down wind. Sometime our clothing gets quite messy. There's also farrier work and training. Most training is done just riding the trails and getting the horses used to all the sights around camp. There is arena exercise and lunging training for some.
Two horses are coming to the barn in the middle of April. They belong to a couple in the area. These two horses will just stay the summer. It's a win-win situation. We help keep the horses ridden and trained. They help us with having nice horses to ride..and we don't have to feed them through the winter months.
When you happen to drive through and see us working with the horses, give us a wave...or stop in and we just may put you to work. :)