A lot of my time is spent in advertising, or shameless self promotion as I prefer to call it, or responding to emails or private messages on facebook. TC had our hired hand (yes we actually have one of those) insulate and panel the future saddles shop and then install a bunch of saddle racks too. I bought 9 off the internet for a mere 8.00 a piece, which was a smoking deal as far as I'm concerned. It is all done now and the racks are up.
I actually have 10 saddles in the shop now, every rack and every stand I have is full, and I'm pretty impressed with the line up of "inventory" that I have. A few of them still need a lot of work before I would even consider selling them, but most are cleaned, conditioned, and repaired and ready to go. I am, of course, going to be adding some western decor to my shop as I run across it and will probably make an actual sign this week. I also have 2 people who are very interested in saddles that I have, so hopefully those deals will fall into place soon.
Bonanza Boarding is officially rolling now with our first boarder. His name is Cody, I call him Big C because he is a tall boy. He seems to be pretty sweet, and easy to handle. We are having a few discussions on respecting my space, which his owner is thrilled about. She is not enjoying the bad manners he picked up at his last home. I took the advice of A and added a photo clause when I wrote out my contract so I am allowed to show you these.
We have another potential boarder coming to visit in the morning and since she is close friends with Cody's owner it is very likely that she will be coming to stay.
I have been working on building my own website, mostly for the saddle shop, but also for the boarding. I still have a long ways to go and until I pay for an upgrade it will only let me post 4 saddles at a time, which is quite frustrating. Anyways, http://bonanzaboarding.weebly.com/ is the link. Please go check it out and then let me know what you think of it. I need all the constructive criticism I can get.
I have not done any riding in a week. The last time I rode Melly felt really off, and Trax was sort of blah too. Or wait, maybe that was me that was feeling blah. I don't know, it was just a real let down after the awesome sorting I did just a few days before. I wanted to sort this week but life REALLY got in the way this time. Well there is always next week.
Today was my grandaughters 7th birthday which I hosted at our house. It was a ton of fun, and of course all the girls wanted to ride. Instead of pulling out Killian, I used Melody. After all, who better to carry around 4 little princesses (literally in princess dresses) than the Princess Mellypalouza herself. I rode her a bit to warm her up, and she did great. When we did a few shoulder moves, one of the girls asked if Melly knew how to dance. Well she kind of does, so I showed them a couple of her "dance" moves. They thought that was awesome. Then they all took turns riding her in the round pen. Melly did just great, and I was quite proud of her.
Well now it is the start of a new week. I smell and need a shower and after the multitude of high pitched squeals we have had to endure today, am pretty exhausted as well.
Hope everyone is enjoying the last of their summer!