Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ontario Reining Horse Association - Spring Thaw

Our first ORHA show of the season was a blast. Here is a video of our winning run from Sunday. Dunnit and I won the Rookie Professional class on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Limited open class on Sunday. This puts us in the lead for Ontario for our class. We're hoping we can hang onto it! Thanks to everyone for the good luck wishes, brainwaves and vibes!
 DW Equine Photography did some beautiful work both on the video and the photography (unfortunately the video doesn't have sound online- my mistake not DW's, and once the photos are reayd we will remove these samples and replace them). 

Triple C Spring Clinic

We had beautiful weather and a GREAT group of participants in our annual Spring Clinic with the Tripe C Saddle Club.  We worked on Showmanship, Rail Classes AND Pattern Classes from 9am-3:30pm.  It was a long day for some of the horses who had never been off the farm, and a long day for some of the horses that were getting off the farm for the first time this year.  Thanks Triple C for giving your time and energy to put this together, and congratulations to all the horses and riders on a sucessful day!

More babies!

 The last of the expecting mares delighted us with two more fillies! Lena gave birth to the filly pictured above all by herself in the middle of the night without much warning at all.  She's a pretty sorrel with a very laid back attitude.
Nic waited for us to arrive in the morning to give birth to this bay filly.  She's got one white sock like her mom and a spunky attitude!

Happy 9th(ish) Birthday Sofie!

 It was a momentous occasion celebrated with lavish gifts, balloons and a trip to Petsmart.  Yes, it was Sofie (the dog's) birthday!
Sofie's day started out with a trip to Petsmart to find her favourite thing in the world other than everyone she knows and tuna; a rubber chicken.  She selected a pink flamingo from the wall of toys with a bathing suit. 
 She brought it with her on our daily route from barn to barn to show everyone!
 Weekly lesson student and friend, Brooklyn, surprised Sofie with "Happy Birthday Princess" balloons, a bag of gourmet dog treats and a doggy frozen yogurt. 
Happy birthday Sof and thanks for bringing so much joy into our lives!

This is What it's All About

Kaitlyn THRILLED with Wyatt going through the cones when they were so close together.  The best part? They got even closer than that! Congrats Kaitlyn and Wyatt!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Horseback Riding Lessons in a Nutshell

Kaitlyn Jekyl (above with Wyatt at her holiday ride in December '11) rides with Nicole on Wednesday nights. Kaitlyn presented us with this beautiful book she made about her riding lessons and we thought it ought to be shared!

Kaitlyn's brother Cole is also a most excellent artist and helped Kaitlyn out together these treasures for Wyatt.

Congrats Foxy!

Easter weekend Foxy had her first foal, a filly! Everything went well and both are happy and healthy!
Foxy's registered name is Definitely a Fox. Her sire is Define Good. The foal's sire is Chic Please.
So far the suggestions for names have been: "Definitely a Foxy Chic" and "Chicken Please".

The buckskin mare is now four weeks over due and looks like she could foal out at any time.