Valiant's automatic waterer was leaking this morning. Mike was sent a text. As it was in terrible shape instead of just trying to fix it, he replaced it with one of the new ones we bought last year.
Jenis and Sangria were brought over from the cabin field and put in the middle paddock. Tatiana and her colt were taken out for some new pictures for the website.
Check out how high this colt gets off the ground.
Rebekah Martin came as Karin was working with Valiant. They decided to work with Jenis and Oksana taking them first out on the trails and then doing arena work. While they were on the trails Zalena and her colt were taken out for a few pictures.
He is slowing catching up to the other foals. Zalena's colt was one of the foals born just a bit too early and his intestines weren't working correctly causing diarrhea. He was another colt on IV's for a while then went to Hoerr Vet clinic for 5 days while Mark and I were at Mark's 50th highschool reunion. While at the vet clinic this colt lost his hair, poor thing. His hair is growing back well. The good thing is he loves grain so he and his mother get out everyday for a treat.
Karin rode Jenis on the trails and she bucked at the very same place she bucked the last time. Karin corrected her so hopefully she won't do that again. Jenis didn't put a hoof wrong in the arena.
Rebekah had fun cantering Oksana.
Of course I needed to take a picture of Jenis' rear on demand.
When Karin felt Jenis was soft and supple she traded horses with Rebekah. Oksana looks like a million dollars below. We sure have a lot of hopes and dreams for this mare. Just maybe someday she will be as good as Ribbon but today is not that day.
Rebekah had to try the rear on Jenis. Jenis is smart and she was tired so didn't give Rebekah much of a rear.
Both mares were glad for the hosing down after that work out.
Mark ordered a new metal capable mitre saw that came in today. The new guests arrived around 3:00 pm. There are 4 of them. They came, settled in, changed and promptly left for a rehearsal dinner. The guest that moved out this morning arrived with the cooler and reported that he was going to need to come back in a couple weeks and would love to stay here again. We would love to have him, he was very considerate and left the place clean. He said it was for work but I think he is probably coming back for more of Stephanie's cookies.
Pam, the lady that bought two Raven daughters out of a mother daughter team of Gypsy mares sent the video below. They are pretty proud of these mares and they should be! Raven threw the best what ever he was bred to.
The last thing really good that happened today was Scott our guest left another wonderful review. He writes: I had a great stay with Judi. She was a great host and helped out with all my needs. The place is amazing to stay in. It is super clean and has everything you might need on the road. I washed clothes and was able to pet the horses. The place is about 1500 sq ft? and could entertain 10 people with two living rooms and a large kitchen. But unfortunately it was only me. I would bring my wife and kid (16) with me the couch looked great for my kid. I will be staying there each time I have to work at the Caterpillar plant. It is only a 12 min easy drive there. I will see you soon Judi.