Mar 28, 2015

March Marches On

Expo is over.  It was a great success.  I was really happy with the support and well wishes we had from our vendors, guests, presenters... just everyone.  And it was a success for our trails committee.  Thanks to everyone who participated and we are pretty sure we will be doing it again next year.

That's the good news.

The bad news is our Nahla has been missing for about 10 days.  She literally disappeared in front of John's eyes.  He was chopping wood at his mom's place just down the hill from us.  My mother-in-law had come outside and was watching Pip and Nahla as she talked to John.  Fifteen minutes later he went to leave and only Pip loaded up.  We live about 1/4 miles from my mother-in-law if you cut across our pasture, which we usually do.  Her driveway is 1/4 mile from the highway.  No one came in while he was there.  So Nahla had to have gone out.  Did she get drug out by coyotes?  A cat?  Did she chase something toward the highway and someone pick her up?

We have rode horses, quads, and walked all around the area.  We have hung up fliers and posted on Facebook.  I spoke with a medium at Expo and she described where she went missing to a tee, but none of the leads she provided have helped.  How could she have just disappeared?

In other news, Windy is back from the trainer and a friend rode her in the Trail Challenge at Expo.  She didn't win but she didn't refuse an obstacle, so that was an improvement.  You can see her (and me) in the Expo news story.  Windy is the bay with the veterinary speaking about her.

I am looking forward to our first CTR in April.

I am starting to get info on this year's trail rides and will update shortly on this site.  And I will try really hard to keep it current.  Thanks for hanging with me and Happy Spring.

Mar 1, 2015

More on Horse Trail Riding Expo

Our event is coming right along!  And as much fun as it has been planning, I can't wait until its over and I can start thinking about riding again!

By the way, Miss Windy will be entered in the Trail Challenge at the Horse Trail Riding Expo!  Come & cheer her on!

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Feb 4, 2015

Here I Am!

Happy New Year, Happy Presidents Day and Happy Groundhog Day!  I have been gone from this spot way to long.  I always have said I blog for myself and not for followers but if my not-yet-born grandchildren read this blog in forty years, they will wonder if I met my demise?  No, still here.  I've just been super, super busy!

With what?


From 2005 to 2011 (I think), I was part of a great committee who hosted the Nebraska Horse Expo each spring.   We took a year off in 2012.  Lots of reasons:  facility cost, lack of volunteers, committee burnout... my son's graduation.  When March came around the next year, I didn't miss that big time commitment dedicated to Expo.  But still.... something about March just hasn't been the same.

At our Trails Committee meeting in November, we asked the question, What If?  What if we, the Trails Committee, did our own Expo dedicated to what we know best.  Trail riding.  Use a smaller facility, cut it back one day and fill it up!  So what if Expo usually took nine months to plan.  We are experienced!  We can do this!  So the Horse Trail Riding Expo came to be and every spare moment I have at the computer is dedicated to making this a top notch event!

Meanwhile, Windy went to "camp".  Code word for "trainer".  She is getting fine tuned again; working on collection and become more soft.  I try to visit her every week and timing was good since I wasn't suppose to ride for awhile following an elbow procedure I had done in December.  

So that's it in a nutshell.  I'll have lots more to share about my riding adventures when Windy comes home.  Until then, think EXPO!

The schedule has been posted on our Expo website.  I'll be doing a demo called Women & Horses.  Check it out!