Wow! What great weather this weekend. Lots of riders, a girl scout troop just had a fantastic time. Finally started working on my new sign. Got the footers dug and the concrete poured. Now, we just need to build the concrete block supports and cover them with stone. We are pulling rocks out of White Lick Creek to use as the veneer on the posts, it should look great. Finally was able to pick up a horse that Danielle is training for the next 30 days. The owners had been having trouble loading it so we went to pick it up. I had Danielle use some of the techniques that Marie learned at the Equine Affaire. The horse loaded right up, no problem. It's nice when you are able to use a technique that we learned from someone and have it actually work. There are so many trainers out there that act like they are experts and really are not.
I had an incident relayed to me over the weekend. One of my boarders took a friend to see a horse for sale. The expert horse trainer was riding her prized Stallion while we were looking at the horse for sale. The Stallion started acting up, how did this expert trainer respond? She beat the horse with one of the reigns, kicked him in the balls and hit him with a board. Now I am no expert but I do know enough to know that is no way to train a horse. That is why it is so important to spend time at the location where you are buying a horse, see how they treat all of there animals, look at the condition of the barn. Then you will have a good idea what kind of horse you are going to get.