But I can’t. I’ve got too much on my mind. And I need to build myself a new calendar to take into account all the new lesson kids I’ve picked up this past two weeks and see if I can fit anymore into my schedule. I am thinking not so much.
I’ve to got two lesson horses and they can only give so many lessons each day. Some people seem to think that you can just learn to barrel race, like you can learn to jump (horses that is) and I’m not sure it works that way.
Today I had a new student come- she’s just a cute little girl, and mom asked me how the schedule would work for the school year. I sighed and said it depended on the number of horses I had in for training and how many barrel races I have to go to. She was shocked, like, OMG. you go to barrel races? To watch? NO, Lady! The name of my business has Barrel Horse in it. I mean, does that not say something? I’ve got to do some better Marketing.
In the world of English riding, horses are leased for specific events all the time. It doesn’t happen that way with barrel horses. Unless you are a top level professional and have connections and/or people know you can show off their horse, leases are few and far between.
I guess I should get working on that calendar, and figure out a way to get more kids that OWN THEIR OWN horse in my barn.