Friday, 15 August 2014

The lower arena is now finished and ready for riding.

The footing is still a little loose and can only be packed down to the perfect consistency by people riding on a regular basis, so do take care for the first few weeks of riding in the lower arena.

All the old sand has gone up near the upper arena to make some new paddocks that will hopefully be ready by September!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Barn Swallows

It's the time of summer when baby birds are getting shoved out of their nests and taught to fly. Sometimes it seems a little too soon and they might struggle on the ground for the day. If you find one of these little guys wondering around the best thing you can do for them is to find somewhere high to put them near where you found them. A ledge is best. This way they are out of Leo's reach and the parents can easily find them to keep feeding them. Remember, it's just a myth that if you touch a baby bird the parents will reject them because they smell like you, the parents are always happy to keep feeding them as long as they can find them.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Blanket Cleaning

Want to get your blanket cleaned?? 

Bundle it up with some twine and place it in front of the office with your name, phone number and what you would like done attached to it clearly and securely. 

I will be calling Old Country Laundry at the end of the week for pick up!

Monday, 11 August 2014

September Scheduling

Just a quick reminder that September is creeping up fast on us and I need registrations in ASAP. Days are filling up fast and I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on riding for this season!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Where's Leo?

The first person to correctly tell me Where Leo is in the comments wins a original NSEC lapel pin.

Remember, your answer must be in the BLOG comments, and you must include your NAME!

Where's Leo?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Lower Arena

The lower arena at NSEC will be closed to riders Thursday, Aug 7th and Friday, Aug 8th in order to get the footing redone.

Camps will be running from 8:30am-4:45pm on these days, as well as lessons in the upper arena. Riding for camps on Thursday will take place on the trails, so the indoor arena will be available during the day and riding for camps on the Friday will likely take place in the indoor arena from 9:30am-11:30am and 2pm-4pm. Please try to schedule your riding around these times if you are concerned about space.

We would like to apologize for the short notice, but by the weekend the lower arena will have nice, new footing for us to look forward to!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Trail Etiquette

Just a reminder that if you are going to use the trails around NSEC, you must clean up after your horse.

These trails are multi-use trails and are enjoyed by all sorts of people doing recreational activities, we don't want to leave a mess for our neighbors!

This is especially important if you are riding through the cemetery. We must show respect and always make sure we clean up.

Manure can be kicked to the side of the path and out of the way. This means you will have to dismount, but that is one of the responsibilities of riding on the trails. Manure must be cleaned up immediately, not once you are your way back.

Remember, we don't want to get kicked off these trails, so lets do our best to keep them looking their best!