Saturday, September 15, 2012

Preparing for Another Show Tomorrow

I've made three 18 x 24 inch signs, and I will put them up on the "main" street, hopefully to catch the interest of people driving to and from the country fair. Last show, I made lovely invitations, and hand-delivered them throughout the neighborhood. One person showed up, responding to the invitations. Hmmm ... THAT didn't work! Wish me luck with tomorrow's advertising plan!

Other than that, I've been playing around a bit with these sunflowers. I haven't had the time to really focus on a portrait. Hopefully, on Monday.
And I've been working hard with Bruno, teaching him to come onto the bit. This is the sine qua non for dressage, and I'd forgotten how physically and mentally difficult it is to get and keep a relatively unschooled horse on the bit. AARRRGHHHH! But we're doing it, in short increments - 10 to 15 seconds at a time. We'll both gradually get stronger with this. The last time I went through the procedure, I was 20 years younger. And Bruno is no feisty 4-year-old. So we are both a bit stiff. :) But it will come, and we will both be better for it!

As always, your comments [and probably questions about "on the bit"] are most welcome.

The Country Fair

Pat and I walked over to the fair this afternoon ...

Loved the hawk, with his handler talking to him.

Lots of prepared food and produce.

And a fair bit of everything else.

There was even a ferris wheel this year.

Got some good photos of the inside of the old barn ...

... and some of the equipment.

I made a new friend - Diego.

I almost took him home with me. He was a mighty sweet nuzzler!

Harlequin rabbit - I'd never seen one before

A giant Flemish, with assorted other bunnies.

Pat, attempting to establish rapport with another llama.

On our walk back home, we saw a bride being photographed in the long grass in the park.
It was a gorgeous warm day - perfect for almost anything.

As always, your comments are most welcome.