12.29.2010

getting ready for round two

January 1st we are taking Koda & Nemo back up to Iron Horse for a second round of training. Change comes with mixed emotions, mostly excitement this time. Brad wants to start showing locally again for fun, and me, well...let's just say I am willing to give it a try. I would really rather be out on the trail, or on the sideline taking photos. Regardless, a horse with more quality training is always a good thing. I've only shown once, when I was 12 years old - just a few years ago. Someday I'll write a post about that fond memory...

Koda & Nemo won't be the only one's learning new things, as owner training go hand-in-rein. While we could muddle along and pursue this on our own, or leave the boys the way they are and just put miles on them - we prefer to give them the best training we can. Patty is a master trainer, and the experience she shares is second to none. They are excited to have Koda & Nemo back, and I'm excited for all the horsey interactions it will bring!

However, it will be weird not to have them at home. We'll have to drive much further to see Koda & Nemo. Harmony & Cierra will likely miss them too, but enjoy our undivided attention.  Our boys will once again be living  the plush indoor life (with daily turn out), learning new things, and ridden daily. They'll be so happy to be fed three times a day! I wonder if they'll ever want to come home??

6 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

I see what you are saying about missing them , but the idea of an indoor right now sounds good, and the extra training can't hurt either

Jeni said...

take mine too please ! hahahahaha ! I ha.. err dislike the indoor at the facility I'm boarding at. It's small, dark, and has 1000's of horse eating shadows. Not to mention it pops like shotguns.

Showing is fun once you get past your nerves =)

aurora said...

Fern, I agree not much riding opportunities outdoors in our winter weather anyways.

Jeni, how fun would that be to ride at the same place! Ugh, sorry about your current indoor - but hey, it's better then the one I (don't) have.

juliette said...

Sounds exciting for you and your boys! Good luck with this new adventure of showing again. And, you will have even better boys out on the trail. Harmony and Cierra might become the queen bees alone. (I guess mares always are the queen bees anyway!) Enjoy your indoor time too - then, before you know it, it will be spring and everyone will be back home again!

aurora said...

Thanks Juliette! It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. If nothing else it will be fun, and we will all come home having learned/experienced things.

redhorse said...

I just took mine to a trainer, still have 3 at home, and he's only 5-6 miles away, but I really really miss him. It's funny how you get used to having them around.