Yes, we're ok...The closest towns/suburbs to the north of where our boys are were on high alert/ember attack but we were completely missed, thank goodness. We do know people who have lost their house etc and it's been a pretty harrowing week...Now it's just extremely smoky - very unpleasant.
Sorry to hear about Sadie, very sad for you, Kate and the kids - hopefully this is the end of your bad run. Are she and Dusty resting together? Is everyone else ok? Give the kids a hug from me.
I have been following Rebecca Franklin's "Ash Wednesday" forum updates every few hours. You have a lot of people from all over the world worried sick about the fires, the people, the animals. It is a main topic of discussion in our Canadian barn.
As my non-horsey husband pointed out, this is when you really know you are part of a community.
I hope this is quick to pass.
Drop and give me 20! Or else i will get mum onto you with her jockey whip! haha
Well that sounds like fun!
Nah fair enough, i hate riding in hot whether! You can only really do light work when its hot anyway.
I hate not being able to ride Meco. Its just not the same riding the little ponies. (thought they do need work... mum) :D
I have just got myself a new dressage saddle last thursday (New 2nd hand, in really good nick, paid $1200 all together for it), i got a new jumping saddle for christmas and my horse goes and gets a nail up his foot, has me all hopeful while he is looking better then gets it infected again (its become almost like an absus (sp?))
I have the state dressage champs soon too... oh well we have paid entry fees (some $150 odd) so we might as well go along for the ride(s). Even if his topline (which i/we were just starting to get looking nice) is almost completely non-exsistant! But I think we're only doing prelim/novice, thank goodness! lol
Oh yes I agree. Although it is not difficult to work here as a "coach" with absolutely no qualifications at all. It is such a costly venture to attain the certificate I can understand why many people skip it. It is a shame, because there are so many talented people that have much to offer, but don't get the support of the governing body because they don't have the dough to put into it. I only went ahead with the certification process because of legal issues and insurance. I do think it pays off in the long run, but dang that upfront expendature is far out!
Hi Geoff, just to let you know that im over my fear of riding Xanna now thanks to all your fantastic teaching and guidance. Amber and I rode at the beach on Friday and it was a buzz. Thanks again for all your help. I feel free of the fear now its all gone. What a genuine relief im free.