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JULY 2019:

Gina, who is now living here, has been coming up with some brilliant ideas.  You should see a great improvement in my Facebook soon and eventually the website will be brought up to date.  Gina is smartening up the efficiency at the Clevedon Farmers Market - you will see all her professional signs around there.  She has a hobby of making banners so if you want any banners made with a personal flair look up Gina's Custom Banners on facebook.  She is very reasonable and does a great job as well as being a lovely person to deal with.

Gina has suggested we hold Unicorn parties for little girls using Jodi, our white Timor pony.  We will have two fairies to adorn the parties too.  We are just in the initial stages but it should be like a fairy tale party when we get going.

We have been asked to do horse riding lessons again.  It has been 18 years that I have said "no" and the reason I have not done this is that I love my horses too much to have their mouths pulled around by inexperienced riders.  Over the years I have done a multitude of courses and I do have Level 3 Parelli so I am thinking of doing basic horse riding lessons with only using a halter instead of a bit in the ponies mouths.    Gina and I will teach how to learn the gentle way which is creating a relationship of love and trust with your horse by understanding them and how to form a partnership from the beginning.  If we can impart that principle, then yes, we will do lessons at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday mornings.  The cost would be $175 for 4 lessons or $50 per hour.  The horses we will use are Star, Jodi and Dannyboy and Ziggy as the child advances.   This ranges from a miniature horse, to a Timor pony and then to a Welsh pony.  Ziggy is a part Clydesdale.  Star can take up to 25kg.  Jodi up to 45 kg.  Dannyboy up to 65 kg. and Ziggy up to 75 kg.  She could take more but I think that is enough now as she is older than the others.  If you are interested, give me a call on (09)292-9231 and if I don't answer, please leave your phone number twice so I can call you back. 

When I am out doing farm walks and pony rides with people I do not take my mobile as I think my attention on them should not be interrupted so the answerphone is the best way of getting hold of me reasonably quickly as every time I go to the office I answer the calls left on the machine.

That's enough from me.  Thanks for reading.

Bella is better!