Monday, January 9, 2012

Rest up "little chickens", rest up.

Myra and her new pal Mikey
2012 has made a quiet entrance but is quickly going to transform itself into a lion of a year at Evans Eventing.  We head to Aiken with a great group of horses this year including 3 dressage horses that will show twice in Florida, and 3 event horses that will show 3 times in Aiken.  Its going to be busy without my right hand girl Mary keeping me organized as she is in Chile on MATERNITY duty! I can use some more help while we are there, so let me know if you have any interest.

Zigzag decided to give us a little scare this past week when he took a gallop around the pasture and came up with a fussy leg the next day.  Seven days and one ultrasound later he is fine (Phew) and back in training for hopefully what will be his debut at Preliminary in Aiken.  We have a rigorous schedule set for him this spring and there is some one star whispering, but we are not going to get ahead of ourselves.  What I can tell you is that he is really happy in his work, and feeling good and quiet in his body so fingers crossed, and saying our nightly prayers!

We have a couple clients looking for new horses so we will also be doing some shopping in Aiken and the surrounding area.  Speaking of which, congrats to Myra Chudakoff on the purchase of Mikey (pictured above) a 10yr old Tb gelding that she is going to start eventing in the summer.

Our show schedule is going to be pretty demanding once we get back with two horse shows in March, and between the dressage circuit and events we are going to hit the ground running and never look back until about November.  My Mom has a great saying for this...she always refers to us as "little chickens" because we are always "cluck cluck clucking" around  and difficult to herd into an organized flock.  Nevertheless, wherever she tries to lead we eventually follow, except for that one little straggler (you know who you are!).  So, rest up little chickens. Its going to get busy!