You haven’t heard from me in two weeks. If you read my last blog you know why: Blitzkrieg! I have only overseen two big parties in my life: My own wedding and the first Sips ’N Saddles last year. Both of those were wonderful and flawed. I had hoped that number three would be the charm. No goofs or glitches. Big crowd. Impressive demo. Amazing food, drink, music. Time to visit with every guest. Lots of money raised for the cause. In short…perfect.
- A prior declaration to all in your family that to restore your mind, body, and soul, you have to “fill yourself up utterly with sleep.” You are not to be disturbed. But you are to be served should you need something.
- Sleepwear attire: P.J.s, nightgowns, oversized T shirts, or nothing at all. Your choice.
- All day napping alternated with reading. Preferably no TV or talking on the phone.
- No blog writing.
|Angels come in all ages such as beloved |
Enid and Tom...
|and species! Stanley (and his jockey) brought good cheer |
and kisses to all!
|I couldn’t resist getting my picture taken with all the handsome swains of X-Press Valet!|
Take your cookies when they are passed! I say!
The demonstration illustrated the facets of the Horse Centered Reschooling Program®. Horses were good… and bad. Some bucked and shied, as young horses will do. Some had jitters, too. But all behaviors were welcomed as a way of describing what we do and how we do it as well as the issues we face, and the solutions we have to come up with to reschool these horses so they can go on to second careers. We bomb proofed the horses dressing them up in costumes and took them over obstacles.
|Having the Ians--Ian Cole of Darby Dan (left) and my son Ian Thomas (right) and my husband Jim and daughter-in-law Elaine (not pictured) as well as|
|dear friend and Hall of Fame Jockey Patty Cooksey (right) at Sips N’Saddles 2 were|
highlights of the party for me
|Board member Louise Riggio (second from left) and friends|
we don’t repeat them at Sips ’N Saddles 2015. The next day, I checked in with board members to get their take on things and their suggestions for improvements. I made more notes. So be it. Good. But not perfect. But, as Zaneida, my mother’s Russian hair dresser always says ”Perfection is death.” Zaneida knows her stuff. I need to remember that.
That is GRACE.
|Ron Turcotte with the MMSC stature of Secretariat|