The Friday lecture on Working Equitation will start at 7:00 at our house (5220 15th Sideroad, King City). I know itâ€™s a bit early for elves and workshops, but, BOY! Billâ€™s been busy! He just placed the six six foot high bending poles in the arena. The cement theyâ€™re in has been settling in the basement for a few days.
Bill thought about and designed a wooden piece to add to the top of the bull so that the ring can be placed there instead of draping over the neck. The videos weâ€™ve seen show the horses cantering past the bull and the rider spearing the ring without alerting the horseâ€™s stride. Whereas the procedure at Winsong Farm has been much more sedate. With the ring on the neck the rider has ridden to the bull at a walk, tried to maintain the rhythm and spear the thing. More often than not, the rider had to bring the horse to a halt. Of course there were those all too numerous times when the spear/ring refused to cooperate and the rider had to circle and approach, yet again.
With this new attachment, WATCH OUT! Weâ€™re going to be movinâ€™!
Santaâ€™s Workshop still contains one more item: the gate attachment. Up till now weâ€™ve been pantomiming touching an attachment, raising it, opening the gate and closing the gate. Those days will soon be past.
Hope you can join us this weekend.
Winnie and Bill