A week since the last blog post. It’s Saturday evening and we have had a busy and snowy saturday.
Since last week we have had a little revamp of our pony club room. Last Saturday part of the ceiling fell down. Fortunately nobody was there and nobody got hurt. We think the steam from the urn had softened the plasterboard. I couldn’t guarantee more bits wouldn’t fall down so we pulled it all down. This meant that the light sockets had to get changed so I replaced them with small strip lights. The room is really well lit now. At the same time I fixed the light above the stairs so we have more light there and I am going to get the lights in the room in front of the pony club room fixed. This will mean we will have a second space to use. Ideas on a postcard.
So today’s lessons followed on from last weeks with a couple of exceptions. Last Sunday we had a heap of assessment lessons for new riders and we managed to create a whole new lesson for them. This meant moving the riders from the 1.45 lesson into the 10am space. So at 1.45 we had a brand new lesson. It was great fun introducing a new.group of young riders to our Saturday helpers and our ponies.
When we woke up this morning we found we had snow all over. Worried that it might make it hard for people to get down to the yard or home again we were out early with the salt clearing the snow. It wasn’t very cold and the snow starting melting very quickly and by 9am the road had cleared completely.
And the week after next half term starts for Clackmannanshire and so we have prepared our half term activity list…
The flyer with all the details is available on the yard and we will be putting the whole thing on the website shortly so I’d you are looking for something to do in the half term holidays there might be something here.
During the day we had one of the older girls jinx herself. She got on her horse at the start of the lesson and we were talking about falling off so she told us all that she couldn’t remember the last time she had fallen off…
..and yes you’ve guessed it, 20 minutes into the lesson her horse put a little excited buck in and she fell forward.and slid down her horses neck eventually gently hitting the ground. She got a falling off chocolate bar but it was more an unauthorised dismount really.
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