Chance is coming home to Magnolia, Texas. I am so excited. I wish I could be there to greet him! However, I will be at work getting ready to Grand Open a new Academy store on Bunker Hill and Interstate 10. It is a beauty of a store. As most of y’all know, I am an Assistant Store Manager of Academy and the Apparel Manager. Academy is an awesome company. I am fortunate to work for them as they are a stable and sound company. I have been working every day since last Tuesday helping to get this store open. I will not be off till Sunday. Whew, that will be 11 straight days of work-something I haven’t done in a while. Yes, Academy gives us work -life balance; however, it is not every day you grand open a new store –85000 square feet—it will be big! and we have an awesome staff! so come out and visit us this Friday when we open or come to our Grand Opening Celebration on March 13. We have lots of great events planned so come visit us.
I am looking forward to Sunday when I am finally off and I can visit Chance at his new home at Goslin-Nix Training Center in Magnolia.
I discovered I can not live without horses in my life on a very frequent basic!!! They need to be near me. I just moved back to Houston from College Station. I was in CS for just a little more than a year and I was driving 2 hours once every two weeks to visit my horses. I was okay with the commute for a while. After a while, I was going stir crazy in my apt. because I didn’t have the horses nearby. The horses are my stress buster! They are my therapy! They probably cost just as much as therapy! Ha! However, I prefer horse therapy over people therapy. I love to be outside! I enjoy the physical exercise which we all know is good for the mind and soul! I miss riding, period!!!!! No ifs and or buts!!! I guess you can say I am addicted!!!!!! Riding is very challenging and I am constantly working to improve my riding……riding is continuous education, there is no such thing as a perfect rider, we are all constantly striving to improve our “art form” and build that harmonious relationship with our horses. I always love a big challenge and I get bored real easy. I guess that’s why I always like riding challenging horses and different horses. I also used to love to start young horses. Now, that’s a challenge!!!
Chance is being moved from Optimum Training center in Buda, Texas where he has been for the last two years. Tanya, his trainer had done a beautiful job in “finishing him.” Believe me, she had her work cut our for her and I thank her for rising to the challenge because Chance is now a very successful winning Half Arabian Hunter horse.
I just couldn’t take riding twice a month anymore, thus Chance will be nearby. Now, I will be able to ride 2 or 3 times a week!!!! Whoo! Hoo!
I always learned alot from all the trainers I have been with over the last 15 years. They are all unique and they all have their own personal way of training horses. It really amazes me, the special gift they have with the horses. It take a special person to train horse. The trainers have lots of patience, and determination. It is alot of hard work. So, Thank your trainer today! Thus, I am looking forward to working with Jennifer and her “methods of training horses and instructing riders.”
Chance , I can’t wait to see you on Sunday, when you nicker when you hear me call your name. Jennifer, I am looking forward to the instructions and being a part of Goslin-Nix. Tanya and Matt, Thanks for past two years, it was a wonderful trip, I received lots of compliments on Chance over the past two years and it is thanks to your hard work and care!!
As always, Have a sunny day! Susanna