Yes, I'm now engaged. The marriage kind. Although this is a horse blog, and we'll have some more on that in just a moment, I have to share that a couple of weeks ago my boyfriend, Robert asked me to marry him. I hardly allowed him to finish his request for the answer of yes!
The important answer to the first question you might have, yes he likes the horses. :-)
In all the excitement and thoughts of living life to its fullest, going full steam ahead towards the future, I entered Ernie to ride our first Prix St. George. The fact that we could hardly put 3 changes together today was just one of those bumps in the road. In horse training, we always have to think that there is tomorrow. Lessons of the day don't tend to bear fruit until the next day or even the next week sometimes. I told Ernie he had until July 18! All joking aside, it will be what it will be and I'm going to have fun. Friend Laura has lent me her shadbelly since the one I have ordered will not arrive for another few weeks.
I went bold with lavender, teal and metallic gold paisley vest points. As soon as it arrives, I'll be trekking down to the local bead shop to make a custom browband. A girl has to have the right look you know.
The other horses are doing well. Tenjah found a fabulous new home with a woman who rides with Centered Riding Instructor, Cindi Leisure.
Next week, Rachel Saavedra will be returning to our area for another two days of lessons. It will be great to get feedback on the work we've done since she was last here.