What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Virginia Brownie Troop Believing In Horses visit, Fair Hill, Horses on Trailer, Jaime and baby

Fun summer with book signings, trail rides, work, family fun, and more.

As people are going back to school, it seemed a good time to think back on what I did on my summer vacation. Now, this will be the first time I’ve actually had to write one of these, because although I’ve heard of the assignment for years, I don’t remember ever having to do it. There’s no time like the present!
-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.

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