Amwell Valley Hounds - Opening Day

Amwell Valley Hounds - Opening Day
Link to Pleasant Meadow Farm Website

Monday, August 16, 2010

I feel like I just finished Hell Week in college!

I missed hunting yesterday as I was asked to host another American Warmblood Society Inspection again this year... Of course in the dead of winter when we were snow/ice bound I didn't think twice about offering to host the inspection on a Sunday - woops. So, not only did I have to prep the farm for a dozen or so ship-ins of weanlings/yearlings & mature horses, I also arranged a surprise 70th birthday party for my mother the evening before... What a crazy week. All went exceptionally well - thank goodness. After Mom got over the initial shock (yes, she was surprised - she never would have shown up at a party dressed as she was ;-)) She danced the night away to a kick-ass Frank Sinatra cover band. The inspection went very well too.

OK, as I said this past week was NUTZ and I didn't get out this Sunday. That doesn't mean that I can't entertain with a video clip from our first day out Cubbing last Wednesday. FYI - I edited a bit... OK, a lot... had to make it PG so my kids could enjoy it as well ;-)

Untitled from Joanne Pelosi on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Roading on August 1, 2010 - from River Edge Farm

What a relaxed, mild morning.... Despite being on a new horse that just saw hounds for the first time last week, all went very well. Dudley is absolutely stellar, and I can't wait for cubbing to start. Cool mornings with dew covered grounds, ahhh, soon enough. Today we were out for an hour and covered 5.5 miles at a 6 mph average. We only lost one of the puppies for about 5 minutes (right next to a busy RR crossing) but he was quickly recovered.

I brought along a fellow boarder that joined us once towards the end of last season, and had a much more relaxing ride today, than she did last March. As in, performed far fewer levades, and capriole's than on her previous outing! Actually, Penny's trusty steed Bug was as perfect as perfect can be.