I am at Shalisha's in Lexington. Tomorrow Nate and I will go to the horse park for a Parelli Natural Horsemanship Clinic. I am pretty excited to see what this couple can do with horses. I would love to go further with the horses that are under our care. I know there is so much potential.
This past few days have been so busy. We've given trail rides for some of those who wanted to who were at work week at camp. It's so good to have groups of people ride to help keep the horses consistent. One of the last rides I rode Snickers and as we rode up the road past the golf cart, he balked not wanting to go by. Jim, Jeff, and Jonathan were standing around the golf cart working on their list. Jim got out of the way. Jeff moved. I know they are not horse people. I hope they now understand the need for these frequent rides and why the horses need to see all the different objects around camp. To have a camper on a horse when this balking happens would or could be a problem.
I rode Snickers a lot this week. He's doing better.
Earlier this week we had some grade school girls over for a trail ride. They loved it. We had a two girls from Hazard Middle School, one from Roy G. Eversole, and one from Chavies. They all got along well and had a fun time riding the trail together.
The horses are at the long pastures instead of at the barn for the two weeks before camp. Nate and I walked the fences. Nate brush hogged around to take down the high grasses around the electric wire. We must have walked the circumference of the pastures three times that day to make sure the was working correctly.
Today before we left we filled the large water tank to the top, sprayed and brushed each horses with Ultra Shield which is suppose to repel/kill flies for 17 days. We will see how that works, but when we left they were very content eating the tall grasses and not stomping or flinging their heads around to their backs to keep away flies.
More on the Parelli clinic tomorrow.