So on Thursday we are off to the States. I know I said I wouldn't leave the Moor unless it was important, and I offer no defence for my actions. We are flying in a big jet and then driving 1500 miles in a big V8 camper van. Oh my, my environmental karma is about to be ruined - all the years of hard work I have put in are going down the pan in one four week binge. And for what exactly!
Well, we are spending a week in Colorado with Mark Rashid, our favourite horse trainer, and then we are driving down to Arizona to spend another week with another trainer, Harry Whitney. It's a working holiday.
The thing is we are so far down this road now we want to see it through. For years I have worked with horses and after about the first three or four years, which were utter confusion and bedlam, the rest have seen a steady improvement in both my understanding and my work. But the last couple of years have been just way beyond anything we have ever done before. My wife Sarah and I are now doing work that frankly, we would not have dreamt possible in the past.
So this little holiday (the first in eight years by the way) is our little treat to ourselves, to do and watch what we love doing, working with horses.
I am going to try and keep a web diary right here, so if you like working with horses in a really cool way, stay plugged in to this site and I will fill you in with all the latest as it happens. If you don't like horses, well, don't despair, there is other stuff happening too. We are touring through some really fine scenery, and also we are meeting up with two of the people behind two of my Secondlife friends - yes, Sarah and I are going to meet my Secondlife fiancee and her husband in Real Life. Whahey!!!! Also I am meeting up with my friend Wolf from Second Life - he is a therian, kind of a wolf trapped in a human body.
Happy Birthday, Mr. DeVice!
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