What's Going On?
For 2019 Sweet Grass Jake, the 2017 OXC Green Horse champion, is back racing at the Intermediate and Ride Smart Division this year. Yes, I'm over 55! By the time you read this we will have raced at the Eastern Canadian Championships in April (3rd in Ride Smart) and at OXC Stevensville. Next stop is Peterboro Fair as we try to attend races within my idea of driving distance.
Our Sweet Scotch Man - 'Spike' - has taught me to enjoy every day. Every...single...day. He still struggles with navicular issues but his attitude and sweet nature make every day a joy.
Then there's Sweet Grass Nemo. At 4 he's just full of himself and his place in his world. He's going under saddle a bit this year and just doing stuff. You know, interesting stuff. He did well with trailering and showing last year, just some local stuff. I was pleased with his sensibility. Stuff. Attitude.
Around the farm, haying season is going well. We sold out right away again and we have enough in the barn for the year. It's a different hay this year, more grasses with the wet, cool weather. It will be interesting to see how it tests.
And while I continue to write articles under my freelance business 'Words For Hire', I continue to run 'Horse Basics' - training for horses and their handlers. My 'Horse Basics' Facebook page is a place for polite conversation and a place to exchange ideas. Drop by for a visit. Better yet, check out the workshops and clinics page on this website and make plans to come by with your horse for a lesson or just to play on Extreme Cowboy type obstacles. /workshops-clinics
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