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.