All of the horses and lessons just keep getting better and better. I can't wait for the day that I can spend all day every day at my own place, and that time will come, but until then I remain my same and busy self being here and there all of the time.
To start I will put the word out that our new boarder Ann is looking to share board or sell her horse Leo. Leo is a very nice little horse, he needs some finishing and fitness, but has a great attitude and is quick to learn. He is sound and well mannered - he stands about 16h and is 14 years old. Hunter paces and hacks out, might be a good opportunity for someone looking to learn on a nice and safe horse.
We are also in the works of getting a trailer load of horses up to the Throughbreds For All event that is being put on by the Retired Racehorse Training Project, some are mine and in the barn, other are outside clients, but once I get all of that information sorted out I will be sure to share. Everyone that can should come out and show their support for the Thunder Crest team as well as the Thoroughbred Chronicle kids :D
Ozzy is enjoying his semi-retirement with Jifte - both doing light hacks a few days a week. Oz will jump around on occasion but due to all of the youngsters, his saintly self takes the backseat and generally all I have time for at the end of the day (or energy for, for that matter!) is a bareback hack around the property. Both continue to be punks in the field and run the place like bosses....silly old men.
Jolie and her lesson kids are blossoming - The one girl just started with us at the end of the summer and she is already trotting around on her own and doing courses of ground poles. It's a cute event that everyone loves to spot out. A few more lessons and she will be ready for the show ring and we are excited to get her there.
Patch is continuing to be a laugh every time someone deals with him or even looks at him. He is not in a very intensive program, although he would like to be, that is clear. He is constantly trying to get everyones attention and thinks he is just so darn cute (which he is) when he runs after the cars and mowers as they pass his paddock. He is progressing a ton every day, and is still looking for a home, so keep the little boy in your mind if anyone is looking for a great little prospect.
We have also welcomed Kate, Keith, Bonnie and Diesel for the past two weekends for some fall trail riding, 'tiz the season!!!!
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