Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hallowe'en Horse/Rider Costume Contest and Trail Ride....

(1) think up something totally cool, (2) Dress up you and your horse... and (3) win a prize.... (4) (optional) trail-ride after (Well, OK, Trick O'Treating... sort of!!)!!
..... we're waiting to see what the horses look like!!
See you October 31, 2pm!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Mohawk Raceway...

... interesting place - for many reasons!
Fixing up horses too...

Wayne's Trail Ride was a success!

... and no rain (despite the forcast!). Everyone had a good long ride - lasting about 3.5hours over the country side. And we 'almost' convinced the hunter-riders to come along!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wayne's Annual Trail Ride... Sunday October 24/10

We are anxiously awaiting Wayne's annual trail ride and fun day.

Our neighbour hosts an approximately 5 hour trail ride leaving Maryhill and passing through - where? ... only Wayne knows.. but over the beautiful countryside in our area- fields and forests (or should we say over 'hill and dale'?) and ending up back in Maryhill.

Look for us heading out on Sunday October 24!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ridin' in Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Beautiful weather for some fall hacking... in Dundas Valley Conservation Area!

Went there Saturday, and what a nice day for riding!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Planning a Hunter Clinic November 21, with Robyn Baechler!!

Hunter Clinic November 21, 2010 with Robyn Baechler!!

We're looking forward to a really interesting clinic with Robyn. She is an Equine Canada Senior Hunter, Equitation, Hack Judge, and she is going to tell us all the secrets of the Hunter world!

Clinic Outline

9am - ‘chat’ on hunters - hunter showing, strategy, etc.

9:20am - 10:30am - group mounted flat work, hunter under saddle & equitation

10:30am - 10:45am - 'chat' on hunter over fences and equitation

10:45am - 11:45am - group mounted 'over fences'

11:45am - 12:30pm - hack class- discussion and group work on pleasure hack, road hack, show hack...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Precision Riding fun!

Every second Sunday we host a precision ride to give us and the horses something different to think about. It is a great time and a great learning tool for horses in terms of getting used to close-contact with other horses and being able to ride in precise patterns in a group!
Lots of fun for all!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Autumn colours

"Colors burst in wild explosions
Fiery, flaming shades of fall
All in accord with my pounding heart
Behold the autumn-weaver
In bronze and yellow dying
Colors unfold into dreams
In hordes of a thousand and one
The bleeding
Unwearing their masks to the last notes of summer
Their flutes and horns in nightly swarming
Colors burst within
Spare me those unending fires
Bestowed upon the flaming shades of fall."
- Dark Tranquility, With the Flaming Shades of Fall