Speaking of which, I finally got my Etsy shop up and running! Check it out at:
Rockin Heart Jewelry and Vintage Finds
I listed a leather cuff just to practice how to do it and lo and behold, I got an email that it sold! I was so excited.
I will have more merchandise listed mid-October. I am hanging on to my items for now as I am hoping to be a vendor at a local harvest festival the first of October.
Back to the hunting......my friend and I went trail riding yesterday. It is so great to have two horses and be able to take friends riding! We were quite the fashionistas in our lovely orange vests (because it is hunting season and safety is important!) My friend rode My Boy. She hadn't ridden in a while and did great with him. She even loped him in the arena when we got back! I was proud of my boy for taking such good care of my friend. Not many people have ridden my horse, other than Paint Girl, in the past 4 years!
I rode Loretta. I have to tell you, I am very happy with how she is as a trail horse. This was our second trail ride this week. The last one we went out with 3 other horses and rode off trail to visit friends. It was about a 2.5 hour round trip and she did so good, I think better than all three of the other horses! She led a lot of the way but was okay when not leading. We only found one thing to work on- puddles. It had rained the day before and the reflective shiny puddles were making her spooky. Oh boy, next spring is going to be fun!
Lo and My Boy bonding before and after the trail ride.
As good as she is on the trail, I want to continue her foundation in the arena, as that is where all things start. We loped a little yesterday after the ride but just down the rail (which wasn't really "down the rail" as she went crooked towards the middle of the arena and towards the horses walking on the other side.) More work in the arena loping alone and just letting her lope out forward and not worrying right now about staying straight will be good.
Have a great weekend everyone!!