Making some changes for the summer
Producing a weekly show as a one man project is a big task. I’ve done it for over 100 episodes now. Recently, I acquired a horse to train for the summer. Instead of chasing guests, setting up interviews, editing, posting, and other marketing chores, there are changes for the summer.
I invite you along to follow my training progress of Scratch, a gelding from the Oak Creek Wild Horse herd. I have Scratch until October. We are competing in the Vaquero Heritage Trainers Challenge. You might remember the shows I produced from last year’s event (listen to them Here and Here). Scratch was in the wild on June 13th. I picked him up the 14th. It’s my goal to have him broke and gentled so anyone can ride him anywhere. This is the first horse I’ve started. I’ll be using much of the techniques I learned watching my Downunder Horsemanship DVD’s. While I’m not sure how Scratch and I will fair – there are a lot of great trainers in the competition – it won’t be from lack of effort.
Caring for a horse for 4 months is costly. I’ve received some sponsor-ships and I could use a couple more. Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital is going to perform a dental exam on Scratch and give him his vaccinations. Downunder Horsemanship has donated a halter and lead rope for my training progress. It’s great to get there help.
With all this going on it was necessary to make changes for the summer. There will be fewer guests on the show. I may not be able to produce a show every week. I hope you understand. Training Scratch is a great opportunity to learn more about my horsemanship and I intend to maximize the experience.
Follow along my progress with Scratch at Oakcreekhorse.blogspot.com
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