Anyone attending the Kentucky Classic this weekend? Saw some of the photographer’s pictures on FB and everyone looked terrific! Hats to die for. You could see your face in the polished metal of carriages and harness! Gleaming horses with flowing tails, about outshining the harness! Wonder if they were up all night polishing things? Ha ha
We have been working the Pair, using lesson suggestions for pole and singletree changes. Longer whip now in use. Also doing the exercises described by the 2nd lesson instructor at the MHDVA Show 2 weeks ago. Husband thinks both sets of lessons from 2 different instructors were helpful, seeing horse responses he wants.
We have 2 more weekend lesson sessions coming up in July, at each end of the week with 2 more different instructors. Will be interesting to see what they focus on, same, similar or totally different points than the first couple lessons. Will be a lot of driving down the road to get there.
There were some spaces left in the Tracy Morgan Clinic, July 16-17-18, in Metamora MI, if anyone is interested. Trish Cecile is the contact person on the Metamora Carriage Driving FB page.
There are also lessons at the Whips and Wheels FB page for people to take at the Hoosier Horse Park. Might also be listed on the ADS calendar. Stacy Giere and I believe a 2nd instructor doing lessons.
Our MHDVA Club has some picnic drives planned with campouts in the fall. Miles of dirt roads to drive on, not much traffic to avoid. Peggy Brown will be doing a Ride and Drive Clinic in August for the Eaton County Special Riders, near Charlotte MI. Lessons available for riding or driving attendees. I believe contacts and date details are listed in the Michigan Horse Drawn Vehicle Association.org calendar. She has been coming up for several years and is very nice to work with.
Things are a bit slow here. LOTS of rain with more predicted until Wed. It seems to be leaving pretty fast, but we are on the high side of the river. About 5 inches in the last 3 days. Dirt here is absorbing water pretty well. Glad to see the rain. Guess our drought is over!
Lots of hay down which will be a loss after 7 days of rain. We held off cutting, only showed 3 clear days and the clover parts would not dry that fast. Need at least 5 nice, windy, sunny days, clover is really thick. So hay will be over ripe for 2nd cutting. Ah, the life of a farmer, weather guessing! I check 5 weather places to average my plans! Ha ha Hope we get more than with first cutting.