Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Actually, I'm only kidding about the snow - enough already! But as Chubbs demonstrates, above, a little frozen precipitation isn't going to stop us from getting outside and enjoying a nice gallop! Since I haven't yet had the farrier put on "snow shoes " - specially designed horse shoes and pads to prevent snow from clumping up under the horses' feet - the barefoot horses and ponies have been getting some extra work. Hopefully a couple of warmer days will get us back to usual and Chubbs will be off the hook (though on second thought, he could stand to have as many extra calories burned off as possible; someone gave him a very accurate name).
Speaking of Chubbs, I hope everyone saw the wonderful photographs and article about EKF in last week's Central Virginian (December 16). If not, there will soon be a copy posted at the barn, along with some excellent original artwork by our young riders.
Monday, December 6, 2010
With Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to look ahead to school vacation in just two weeks. Every weekday that school is out, we're offering a program from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include riding, farm activities, and special hands-on time or additional lessons with our favorite horses. After 3 p.m., regular lessons may still take place, so you're welcome to stay around and watch until dark. Please check your schedules and let me know the dates you'd like to participate (you can do just one day, or as many as you like). More information is available on the regular website under the "Details, Please" page.