Happy New Year! Everyone in Louisa County is looking forward to 2012 -- last year had enough earthquakes, tornadoes, you name it, to last us a while. And 2011 was Easy Keeper Farm's first full year of operation, so we're hoping 2012 will bring even more riders, friends, and fun adventures.
Speaking of friends, did I mention all my great small town neighbors? First the folks across the road swung by with a box full of tasty FFA holiday fruit. Many, many lesson students gave the horses bags of treats, so I won't have to buy horse treats until, oh, April. Then, late December 22nd, the vet and I were out in the barn treating a colicky pony, with rain pouring down through the darkness around us. Finally, near midnight, the pony improved and I trudged up to the house -- and found an adorable Christmas tree, with several boxes of decorations and lights, left on the porch by my neighbor elves! It really lifted my spirits and brightened up the house for all my visiting family.
What are your riding goals for this year? To canter around the ring on your own? To jump some of the cross country jumps? To participate in our farm show this spring, or maybe a trail ride or foxhunt off the property? Start planning and let me know. I'm hoping to enroll lots of campers this year (nothing will jumpstart your skills like riding five days in a row), so check out the schedule for April spring break and for the summer.