I further hope that they live nearby, and perhaps have an Icelandic horse of their own, and a trailer. And I doubly hope that they enjoy trail riding.
I’ve pretty much been riding the same trails all summer, with a few forays around our general area. I am, of course, glad to have trails nearby, and I am pretty much able to put it out of mind that our new neighbor trashed the lower portions of Siggi’s Trail, in his quest for cabin building wood.
And perhaps this friend would be interested in positive reinforcement training, Centered Riding, and Intrinzen training. Perhaps. Two friends would be even better.
I did have this a number of years back. My friends Ruth and Brandy both had Icelandic horses and we had a lot of good times together. I remember going with both to a clinic in Fairbanks – all the way up, during, and on the ride home I was laughing. In fact, I laughed so hard that for a few days after, my ribs hurt.
And what became of them? Ruth became fast friends with Vicki, who a few years back moved to Washington State. And Brandi ditched her husband and us friends and married another guy and moved to Texas. Rumor has it that she married a Republican.
Last year I taught a class on Sundays at Saddle Up arena. Brit and Gregory sold their equestrian park, and it is now a dressage/jumping barn. I don’t think that the new owners have much of an interest in Centered Riding.
This lack of a friend or friends has caused me to stall – I feel that horse training wise, that I’m spinning my wheels. Once again, I say build it and they will come. Like the book project, things have a way of happening; I just have to be patient.
Next: 230. 8/20/21: End of Summer/Beginning of Autumn