What I Did on My Summer Vacation
September 8, 2011 By Leave a Comment
-Stopped blogging for two months. Surprisingly, I thought so few people read my blogs, until I stopped writing and people asked me what happened. So I guess I can chalk that one up to “research.”
-Attended my first American Horse Publications conference. Great fun, good people, and learned a lot. Professional development.
-Showed Lucky Western in the Southern Maryland Horse Show Association. Highlight: judge told me he needs to in the English ring because he moves so good. Proud horse mom.
-Some firsts on trail rides: first time we had all three of our horses out together, and first time for a bed and breakfast overnighter with horses (Fairwinds Farm and Stable). Love that trailer.
-Presentations/book signings at Loftmar Stables, West River Summer Camp, to the best-behaved Brownie troop ever from Virginia, and to the South County Senior Center. All good.
-Chaired the Prince George’s County Equine Industry Task Force’s Subcommittee on Unwanted Horses and Ethical Treatment of Equines. Hope to educate/inform the community on issues.
-Became an official Board Member of Desire Ministries, an organization for “people helping horses and horses helping people,”…and helped with some press coverage. More to follow.
-Continued sponsoring midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. One in every class now.
-Worked in the defense industry and learned some new things. Remembered some old things, like how much I hate early, early mornings.
- Ended the summer with a bang – interview with HorseGirlTV followed by a tremendous mini vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC.
So, even though I’m not going back to school, I feel like classes are back in session. I’m beginning work on Believing In Horses, Too, and look forward to the learning along the way. Hope everyone had a great summer and enjoys the fall before the holidays are here upon us.