These last few weeks have been exciting and busy. I’m hoping life will give us a bit of a break in the near future! This weekend has been the Peter Maddison-Greenwell clinic at the Salado Creek Riding Club. Jajan has been doing wonderful! We’re ready to start breeding him as soon as he gets home. I have several mares on the list…just waiting for the right time. Nigeriana (Anni) is due to foal any time now, her milk is in, but I think we have a couple of days still. We had a great time at the Central Texas Arabian Horse Club last weekend…I’ll post the results as soon as I get a little more time. Let’s just say it was a really good day!
Apart from all the Rancho Godinez news, Isaias is working on opening a restaurant here in Cedar Creek. Any of my friends from Carterville might remember Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant that was run by my sister-in-law and her family. She’s going to be helping us down here. I am so craving her cheese dip! We’ve been running all over the place trying to get the pieces of equipment we need. I think most of our running is done, hopefully we can open by the end of March.
Lots of new things coming…I just need to find the time to get to work on my computer and update our website! Keep checking back…oh, and don’t forget the IALHA stallion auction ends this week. Make sure to get your bid in (there’s a certain bay stallion that is fabulous up for bid)!
January has brought some fun changes to Rancho Godinez. First of all, we purchased our first Friesian horses. We purchased Jorik Kula and Jantiene Kula from Wind Spirit Friesians. Jorik has fabulous movement! I can’t wait to ride him! Jantiene has such a sweet personality. I’m very happy with both of our new babies.
The weather hasn’t been very cooperative, but it’s giving Jajan some rest after he hurt his foot. He bruised it, but the moisture has caused it to seemingly take forever to heal. He did have some wonderful scores at the Houston Dressage Society show this month. I wrote about that in detail in the last couple of posts.
January also brought a personal surprise for our family. Luis Jaimes recorded a song that Isaias wrote. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the CD.
So far, it doesn’t look like there is a lot going on in February. We are going to California for a week to learn more about breeding horses and there is a small open horse show that we may go to. Nigeriana’s baby should come around the middle of the month. For the most part, we are going to spend this month getting the horses prepared for Pin Oak. We plan on taking Jajan, Ganador, Helada, Minuet, and Sonata. If everything works out, we may be taking the Friesians too so they can help with the demo the FHANA is putting on. I really hope that we can get Minuet going under saddle well enough to ride her in the show. I’m praying that the weather will cooperate and we can get the arena in good shape so we can get to work!
Finally, I have been working to upload some of the videos from Rancho Godinez. There are several listed on YouTube now and on our Facebook page. Be sure to check them out! If you haven’t already “like” us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel.