Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Willow heads back to the Longhorn State

On Saturday, Willow is being trailered to Liberty Hill, Texas, for a trial lease to buy! The lady who is trying her out is interested in dressage and a little bit of jumping. Perfect! Now we'll just have to see if they get along. If for some reason it doesn't work out, the trainer at this barn says there are probably a couple others who would be interested. Even better, this is a barn where Wolfgang clinics regularly, so I would still have that connection to her.

Huey was in the ribbons at an event two weekends ago; his dressage was much improved, and his stadium was apparently spectacular! The boy does love to jump. I want to get out to one of Camilla's jumping lessons sometime soon and take some pictures.

I had two great rides on Huey Monday and Tuesday. He used to get a little twisty when I asked for bend and flexion, but he has improved so much. I love the new solid feeling in my hand, and he's responding quietly to my requests to lighten the forehand, where he used to throw his head up, totally offended. Jumping is his first love, but he is surprisingly engaged by dressage, as well.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I embrace my inner 12 year old

August 25-30 a friend and I took the train to Vancouver, BC, to attend a convention for fans of the TV show "Supernatural." Picture a bunch of middle-aged women acting much like those girls in the audience when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan. OK, we weren't quite that bad, but it was close.

Friday night, a bunch of the actors hosted a karaoke party. I almost wasn't even going to go, 'cause seriously? Karaoke? But it turned out to be an absolute blast, mostly because the actors were having such a good time.

For me, the most amazing thing about the event was the actors: they were all smart and funny, and they genuinely seemed to be enjoying themselves. To a one, they were all gracious with their fans -- none of them was just going through the motions. I got my picture taken with Steven Williams, who played Mr. X on "The X-Files"! He was a real sweetheart to this fangirl.

I've had some interest in Willow from an eventing barn in Texas. A student there may be taking her for a trial lease--I'm waiting to hear. I hope it works out. I'd like for her to have her own person again.