This has been yet another busy week at the farm. Last time I wrote I was getting ready to pick up the two new mares from Kentucky, Mia and Holly. They are both doing really well here. Both horses are for sale, and I believe we may already have found a buyer for Holly! She is to be vetted this week and will stay here at Wetherbrooke Farm with her new owner.
Isabelle (aka Fiona FHF) was sold today! Her new owner picked her up this afternoon and took her to her new home just around the corner. Congratulations, Lindsey!
Kelli purchased “Buttercup” last week, and she is looking forward to her first cross country schooling tomorrow at Twin Towers. Congratulations, Kelli!
Gus is currently competing at “The Fork” horse trials in Norwood, North Carolina. Elissa is showing him for me after his extra month of training in Florida. So far, Gus and Elissa are tied for 5th after dressage in Open Preliminary out of 27 riders/horses. Tomorrow they do xc, and I’m sure they will be fantastic!
Gus is coming home on Monday. I’ll drive down to Kentucky and pick him up after he returns from North Carolina. Murphy was kicked out of Gus’s stall today, and returned to his own stall across the aisle. Back to being #2.
Emerson is doing very well in his training. He is jumping crossrails, small verticals, and some small gymnastic lines. His dressage is getting better with each ride, although he definitely has an opinion on things.
Gus, Murphy, and Emerson will be headed to Lexington Friday for lessons. It will be my first xc schooling on Gus since our last show in Florida. It will be a real schooling for Murphy and the first time off of the farm for Emerson.
The tack room project is taking much longer than expected. Due to a crumbling foundation under the barn wall that needed fixed, we are behind schedule. The tack room is now framed and ready for walls. It is going to be great to finally have it finished!
David Stackhouse called this morning to tell me that my new dressage saddle is in the process of being built! It will be able to be picked up at his booth at Rolex at the end of this month!
Tonight I entered the horse trials at Poplar for the first weekend in May. We will be heading to Georgia with Elissa and the girls to do one more Prelim before the one star at Virginia.
The weather is turning…… and finally there is just a hint of spring in the air.