|Sooo good lookin'.|
November was absolutely amazing weather wise, and so far we have been very lucky in December too. My mom and I had a dressage lesson today, and another one tomorrow. This is a new coach for me (this is my second lesson with her) and she has really changed things for me and Archie already. Finally, someone who can teach me how to TRAIN my horse to go properly, relax, and be normal, instead of just how to ride him and deal with it!
|Archie waiting - impatiently.|
|Faking good behaviour.|
|Learning that half halt is called halft halt - and not half walk, for a reason.|
After we got home Jesse and took the dogs for a hike in the back trails to pick out my Christmas Tree for the barn. There are so many cute trees I always see when I'm out hacking and last time I went out I spotted a few that would be really sweet for the barn.
|A man with a purpose.|
|Brewster is unimpressed!|
|Showing his hatred of posing by sticking his tongue out!|
We found some antlers that have dropped off a buck. He must have lost these to make room for new ones. We have a lot of deer on our property. I think they come here to hide from all the hunters :) I took them home, I want to make something out of them, or put them somewhere...not sure what yet.
|a 6 point right there!|
|He wanted to eat them - not wear them.|
We continued on and found the perfect tree! Jesse dug it up and also a smaller one for in the house. These trees were so precious and perfect for Christmas. I am going to put them in planters and if they survive until spring we are going to plant them in the yard by the house.
I cut the roots down and put it in a planter with some very good soil. We'll see what happens over the next little while.
|The chosen one.|
Once the tree was planted, I took the solar Christmas lights we have hanging by the pool and decorated the tree. To-da!!
So - this tree sits outside our barn entrance. Nothing too elaborate but the solar lights keep it from getting too scary at night and is helping put me in the Christmas spirit. I don't want to put anything else on it as it has been really windy and I figure it will all just blow away, meaning I have to spend an hour picking up everything off the yard. It's supposed to be 10 degrees (50 f ) tomorrow and normally we would be about -5 with snow, we need all the help we can get to get in the "mood" for Christmas this year!