First things first! Come visit me at the Centre Wellington Equine Trade Show and Tack Swap (also known as the Fergus Tack Swap, or as Autocorrect would like: the Fungus tack swap hah!). It is hosted this Sunday from 9am to 3pm at the Centre Wellington Community Sportplex. I will be selling my gear, some used equipment, and spreading the word of OCTRA! This will be my first time attending this event as a vendor, and with over 120 others joining me, I am excited to be part of such a big event!
I will also be hosting a seminar on Distance Riding on behalf of OCTRA – this will be tailored to riders who have never done competitive distance riding before and think they might want to give it a try. If this sounds like you or someone you know, find me in Seminar Room 2 at 12:30!
Now that that is out of the way, I can get to telling you about what I have been up to. The big thing is since the last post, I took home a feral kitten who we have named Tesla (tess for short). She quickly bacame a real “peoples” cat and demands a lot of my attention. I have several times tried to go be good and go to yoga or exercise or whatever, and she finds the exact right moment to pass out in my lap. ANyone with cats knows, you cannot disturb a cat sleeping on your lap, and when its a tiny kitten, its even more important! Her timing is impeccable, she manages to keep me home in her claws every time.
On the riding front, I have done my depletion ride (25 miles/40k) last weekend so I am maintaining until Aprilfest Endurance (in May). We have had some pretty wonderful rides recently around the now dry trails and hay fields – it feels so good to be back out. One particularly incredible moment, was with a fun gallop up a long slow hill in the forest, we came across a deer. Instead of spooking, Bentley dug in and ran alongside the deer, who was so close, I could almost touch her. Not sure if it was the wind in my eyes, or the sheer joy, but my eyes did start to water a bit!