I had promised to do this more religiously so at the end of week 1 of 2012 I am writing...better late than never.
We have had a whirlwind around here getting ready, me having a cold, and a root canal, and selling and leasing some horses. 2011 was a great year for us, selling or leasing 49 horses for our clients. We look forward to helping more clients both selling and purchasing this year and making good matches...
We are also looking for a big competition year, we had hoped to start Tag out at Advanced in February but that will need to wait until Summer, more on this later. Hope, Nevaeh and Vegas are all going great and I plan on moving all up to Prelim in the Winter/Spring seasons. They all seem to be enjoying the work and the exercises and I look forward to seeing how things progress with them.
|Nevaeh - Ready for Prelim|
We also have a full barn of sale horses now, with 3rd level dressage horses and event horses through Prelim and some really nice young prospects so let me know if you have a need.
On an unfortunate note, Tag had to have colic surgery on Friday. He was uncomfortable and it was deemed necessary to go in and see what was wrong. Luckily not much, and he had his colon rearranged and is headed home tomorrow. So he will be enjoying some quiet time with me on the end of a rope leading and grazing him. He should be back in full swing by April. I am very glad to have him healthy and happy and can't wait to see his head looking at me over his stall door soon.
This will delay our start in Aiken to the beginning of February as Tag will need to be comfortable to travel. I want to thank Dr Chris Foster and everyone at UPenn's New Bolton Center for their outstanding work.
So here is to wishing the good weather in Pennsylvania continues.
I hope everyone else is well and their horses are looking great. I look forward to seeing everyone soon.
See you soon,
Courtney and the crew