Thursday, April 30, 2009

Trail Training Newsletter – 100 - part 1

Trail Training Newsletter – 100
May 2009

Dear Readers,

This is the 100th newsletter. I never would have thought I had so much to write about! If you have only been receiving the newsletter for the last few years, and you wish you had read the early ones, you can buy my book “Trail Horse Adventures and Advice.” My sister gave a copy of the book to a woman she works with. She had never even touched a horse in her life. She loved the book and told Ellen it is about more than horses. She said it is about philosophy, learning and the lessons of life. She was right, but I never thought anyone would figure it out. We live our life through our horses, and everything about us is reflected in them.

If you haven’t bought a copy of “Trail Training for the Horse and Rider,” here is a review from the blogosphere that might convince you to give it a try: It sure made my day when I read it. It makes me want to go back and read my book! I haven’t read any of it since my very last edit—but I have looked at the pictures. There are pictures of Mingo when he was just a little 3-year-old on his first trail rides. What an exciting time that was. He took to the trail like a fish to water—much easier than Cruiser who was afraid of everything. Those early rides with Cruiser were exciting for a different reason!

Spring has finally arrived in Ohio. We have been trail riding and loving it. The hoses are thrilled to be out of the arena. It was such as long, long winter. We are conditioning the horses for longer and more vigorous rides. Mingo and Cruiser still haven’t’ settled down, but I think they will be very soon. Ranger is acting sensible—except when one of my silly horses is with him. Silliness can be contagious.

We plan to take a few more vacation days this month. Our attempts last month were met with rain, so we are due to have some good luck.

1 comment:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'm worried about wet weather on my upcoming vacation too, amongst other things. Occasionally, I get publishers contacting me to do reviews for upcoming books, and I worry that I might not be able to provide a good review in those cases, but I love writing positive reviews for books like yours that I just happened to purchase and appreciate.