West View Horsemanship made the front page of the Intermountain Farm & Ranch! I received a call from reporter Desirai Schild earlier this month. She asked if she could interview me for an article on winter riding. Here is the result!
The entire herd went to rolling in the snow after being let out of their pen to get some exercise. They sure are a snorty crew! :)
On Saturday I received this beautiful lamp in the mail with no paperwork indicating who it was from or what it was for. Kid 3 has been wanting a lamp, so I told her she could put it in her room since it fits her all-horse decorating theme. Kid 3 then posted a picture of it on her story.
On Sunday I got the following text from Kid 1 (who lives out-of-state):
You know that horse lamp was your birthday present, right??? I mean, I have no problem with (Kid 3) using it at all, but just so you know! :)
Thank you Kid 1, for the nice surprise!
The updated riding waiver is now up under the Training & Riding tab or you can click here. A new waiver is required annually for all riders at West View Horsemanship. Thank you all for riding with me!
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year from West View Horsemanship!
Earlier in December our cat N.G. passed away unexpectedly, so one of our Christmas gifts was a new kitten. We chose an older kitten hoping she could tolerate the cold temperatures better.
Penny is extremely active and very friendly. She prefers to ride on your shoulder rather than being held and likes to drape herself around the back of your neck. I'm not looking forward to summer time when we're not wearing our winter coats as she digs her claws in for balance!
In other news, our septic drain field has been showing signs of failing for a while now. We finally had to have a new drain field or risk a nasty mess in the house. Unfortunately, the only place that they could run it was right through our backyard. The crew did their best to put our yard back together, but with the ground mostly frozen, it's pretty patchy. We won't be able to fix it up until the weather warms.
Kid 3 begged to have her new vaulting barrel wrapped under (I mean near!) the Christmas tree. I kind of poo-pooed the idea, thinking I would surprise her by bringing it in and wrapping it late Christmas Eve, but I must have done too good of a job. She ended up bringing it in and wrapping it herself that day!
If I'm not posting here, I'm probably out horsing around!