I spent most of the day inside yesterday watching episodes of Clinton Anderson’s Natural Horsemanship previously aired on RFD television. Over the weekend, I joined Clinton Anderson’s No Worries Club which gave me access to almost 200 episodes of his show previously aired on RFD, very active Forums, discounts on products, etc. It seems to be well worth the money. It made me want to get out and start working with Merlin, but with the wind chill, the temperature didn’t get to 30 degrees. Granted I could have dressed warm enough to be outside, but the ground never softened up.
Today, it is supposed to be warmer with less wind so maybe I can get out and ride today, but I’m not holding my breath. We plan to move the sheep this evening which will be a good thing. I don’t like leaving them in the same place for any length of time. Where we are going to move them has decent grass; not that grass is all that great after all this cold. At least they’ll be on fresh grass. Unfortunately, it is supposed to be bitter cold this weekend so they’ll be stuck in that place until next week. Good thing we were able to get inexpensive hay this year.
I signed up for a one day clinic to be held January 23 less than 30 miles from home. The clinic is run by a local trainer who uses Natural Horsemanship techniques. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this trainer so I’m looking forward to it. The price of the clinic is just a little bit more than I used to pay for an hour-long private lesson with a sheepdog trainer; way less than I used to pay for sheepdog clinics. Hopefully Merlin will remember that he loads well. We may do some practices runs with him before then.
Off to feed the critters …