February seems to have presented us with all of the seasons for sure. The horses didn’t know if they should shed or shake, although they all seem to still be shedding. The mountains sure needed that extra moisture and it was nice to settle some dust. Hopefully we can get some intermittent nice weather between the much needed moisture. It would sure be nice to be able to skip fire season for a year.
In the meantime we have a very busy month of March ahead of us. March 4-5 is the American Endurance Ride Conference annual convention. It is being held at the Nugget in Sparks this year. Even if you are not into endurance the trade show is always a great place to pick up items and the tack swap is a treasure trove of great items. The trade show and tack swap area is free. There are 2 days of speakers on many topics from lameness to nutrition to preparing for competition on Friday and Saturday. There is a fee for attending the speakers but they are always well worth it. If you want more information you can go to http://www.aerc.org to find out more or to sign up.
March 18/19 is our very own Rides of March 30 and 50 mile Endurance Rides here in Reno off of Red Rock Road. We are always looking for volunteers to come help out. If you have ever wanted to learn more about endurance or see how one is run this is a great venue as all of the loops come back to camp so there is lots of activity to observe or assist with. If you are interested just drop us a note or show up. We will be in camp from noon on Friday through noon on Sunday. You can find out more on our Facebook Page, Rides of March, or on the AERC calendar. Ride camp is a great place to meet potential trail riding or training partners. Lots of fun like minded people hanging out talking about horses all day and swapping stories.
Regardless of your horses preference we have a treat for them. We are fully stocked with Standlee Apple Berry Cookies and Uckele Apple Pie and Peppermint flavored treats. These low sugar/low carb options are great for everyone…even the alpacas like them!
Please get your orders in as soon as possible but not later than 6pm the night before your scheduled delivery day. The hens are laying so if you need eggs please let me know. They are still $4/dozen.
Tuesday 1 March – Washoe Valley, Carson City, Gardnerville, Dayton
Wednesday 2 March – Palomino Valley, Sparks, North Valleys
Monday 8 March – Rancho Haven, Sierraville, Truckee, West and South Reno
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