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Spring is Here!!!
Perfectionist - the fear of making mistakes
Beautiful new Ad
Riding with Maya - lessons on teaching
Princess Arrives

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Spring is Here!!!

Spring is Here!!  I am so excited for the coming months and all the fun ahead.  Spring and summer will be filled with lots of lessons, camps, horse shows and special events. 
 
New this Spring is our Saddle Club.  Saddle Club will meet for 2 hours and will include a horsemanship and riding lesson!!  We will hold Saddle Club on Wednesday afternoons after school.  Our Spring session will be 7 weeks long and will run April thru May.  This group will be small (only 4 -5 riders), so if you're interested contact me soon to register!

Perfectionist - the fear of making mistakes

Not being a "writer" I often hesitate to update my blog, thinking maybe I won't find the "right" words or do it well enough.  This perfectionist attitude gets in the way of our progress every day and even more so when it comes to riding horses.  We all have fears and concerns about safety or potentially getting hurt, but what about the fear that we may may a mistake, that we aren't good enough, that we aren't "perfect"?  That one really can hinder our progress.

Beautiful new Ad

Check out the beautiful advertisement that we have in the October Rocky Mountain Parent, Fun & Fit guide.  It's on page 11 of the insert.  Thanks to Emily and Greg for their help putting this together.  It's been great having all the pieces come together for the riding academy.  My favorite part, of course, is working with the students and the horses.  It just makes my heart sing! 
 
 

Riding with Maya - lessons on teaching

Last Friday, I was riding with my daughter Maya. We were on our matching dark brown horses out in the pasture together. Maya was riding Belle (our fantastic medium pony hunter) and I was on Jordan (my big Thoroughbred gelding). It was our first time riding these 2 together and we had some fun making up "courses" (a pattern of jumps or obstacles) out of our logs, cavaletti and poles.
 
Maya is a beginner rider and has recently worked successfully to ride without her grab strap (a strap you can put on a saddle to hold on to so you can maintain your balance without pulling on your horse’s mouth).

Princess Arrives

We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of another fabulous school horse.  Princess came to us from a show barn down in Parker, Colorado.  She has done the Colorado Hunter Jumper circuit and show in the Stirrup and Large Pony classes.  She is settling in nicely and is getting lots of special attention.
 
Welcome to Princess!!!
 

Big News - it's official!

Below is the announcement I sent to family members announcing the opening of the Riding Academy:
 
Hi Family!!
 
So just to clear things up, we are not having another baby in the traditional sense.  But it will be a baby in a way.  After many months of thoughtful reflection (in between of taking care of kids,working a full time stressful job, feeding and caring for -what feels like- a dozen animals, and spending time with Greg in spare moments) I’ve decided to open a Riding Academy and return to my “roots” and to what grounds me and fills my heart.