Norman is Nancy’s new guy and he arrived at the Rocking C last week. Norman is a very flashy sorrel paint with 2 blue eyes in his lovely bald face. Kathy and Nancy will be able to do a Paint pas de deux.
After a couple of weeks without the Party Lesson, Splash and I finally got to have one. Mallory and Roxy missed out because of truck trouble (you know what they say about Tires or T….., they are going to be trouble). So, Ivy and Alaina worked Sister and Sunny and then Mary/Beau, Nancy/Norman, and me/Splash joined them for Showmanship practice before Mary and I worked our mounts in the saddle. Norman is already a great showmanship horse and Sunny is good when he wants to be. Sister has a good pivot and great set after being sure Ivy means buisness. Splash and I have no pivot but do have good trot/stop on camand. We need to work on standing straight as well.
LAL was at LaMansion to celebrate Mary’s birthday – yummy chocolate cake to go with those Dove Chocolates that Mary Valentined us with. Beware of waiters bearing sopapilla!!
We need Rain. But, without it, we had a lovely Sunday. Splash got his legs scrubbed before we rode so that they would dry while we worked on neck reining and I could trim afterwards. He still needs to have his whiskers trimmed, but he will have neat ears and feet for the show.
Next week the YaYa’s will get together to learn about mounted patrol – after that, we should be really ready to ride.