I moved out to the West Coast sometime towards the end of May, and for those of you who are familiar with the area, I should be easy to find. Where the heck am I? Well, I’m just outside of Fort Langley at a breeding barn called “Time Out Farms”.
However, I have to be honest, there is no time out for me! I’ve been keeping myself busy starting colts, giving lessons and of course, teaching clinics.
After spending so many years out in the East Kootenay’s, where it’s hot, semi arid, and never rains I couldn’t help but wonder how I was going to mentally prepare, or should I say mentally condition myself for a “rainy” West Coast experience.
Without a word of a lie, for the entire month of June out here in Fort Langley the sky was consistently grey and it hammered out rain, rain and more rain. And, just when I was getting used to water puddles and wet feet – Behold – it was like magic – the sun came out. In fact, it’s been blue skies since the beginning of July, and as we roll into August, the forecast is calling for more of the same.
So, you ask, what’s happening in the near future? Well, let me start by saying, nothing in the life of an adventuresome cowboy such as myself, should ever be written in stone. Why? Because schedules and time lines can change without notice. Nevertheless, I am excited about the possibilities of going over to Germany for six weeks sometime this coming November to teach my personal style of horsemanship and transferable skills.
This opportunity presented itself as the result of a horse breeder, rider and enthusiast who came over from Germany to work and train with me for a couple of weeks. Thank you Branko!
Once my German engagements are complete the plan is to head over to Saudi Arabia to demonstrate how a Canadian horse trainer goes about connecting with horses. Exciting stuff to say the least!
Until we meet again, happy trails to you all.
Remember, success with your horse starts with you.