Monday, November 4, 2013

We've arrived in Aiken, ready to get going!

The rig all cleaned up with new DPE logo and Cavalor (

As I alluded to in my previous post, we've finally arrived in Aiken. Following one of the most chaotic, hectic weeks we're finally just about unpacked and organized. Moving our lives, and barn was an epic challenge which I'm very happy to say is now behind us! We've spent the last week and a half unpacking, cleaning, organizing and tying up loose ends. While stressful, it has given me time to reflect on the past successes and failures with business and life. There is an opportunity to start anew and I'm looking forward to it without a doubt!

Heading into the winter/early spring season for me is always a great time of year. Just like our move south, I've always found it a time for reflection. What went well with my horses and where I fell short. A back to the basics theme seems to pervade my winter training. Figure out what root flaws have limited my performances, and fix them without the stress of a competition looming in the near horizon.

In planning our next months, if you find yourself in the area, feel free to stop by. I'm happy to help whomever is determined to improve regardless of level. We also have limited training spots for your horse starting January 1st. Let me know if you have any questions, it's amazing how much can be accomplished in a short period of time down here in Aiken. We've got access to a number of training facilities, schooling and recognized shows and events. Green horses can be exposed, not only to all of the common questions but to varied terrain not seen in other locals. It's the perfect jump start to your season!

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