Our dear Hurango officially retired last week. He has served us well over the years and all of us will miss him. So many fond attachments ("He's my favorite horse!") were created, and his super smooth Paso gaite provided uncertain riders confidence in themselves. Hurango was also the recipient of many hugs and thanks for his quiet acceptance. Some time this week he will go to live (not too far away) with a young boy who will love him and spoil him with treats... not a bad life! Hurango certainly deserves such a home in his retirement years, and we wish him all the best.
We are pleased to have a new horse join the herd. Rosie is a sweet Palomino quarter horse who loves affection. She's a bit shy right now, but we're confident that she will be feeling right at home soon... she just got a pedi-pedi yesterday and she's lookin' good!
Mud season has been spectacular this spring, and this week promises more rain. Even so, the temperatures (the meteorologists promise) will be warmer, and the sun will come out. The horses are happy to take of their winter blankets and are eager to eat the spring grass in the fields. There's much spring cleaning to do and are grateful for the volunteer groups coming to help out. We're looking forward to having a Girl Scout troop come help blaze a new trail for riders and a school group to clean and freshen up the dome. Happy Spring!
Here's a photo of Babe in his winter finery! We are offering these Christmas cards with 12 chances of winning up to $500 during the month of January! Click on our "Support BITS" tab for more information.
The first snow of the season has arrived... along with some icy conditions. Thankfully the winter coats have filled in, and given the minis the look of little fuzz balls on legs - but some still prefer the comfort of added blankets! I wonder how much snow we'll get this winter? Here's a picture of Hurango last winter, knee deep in the stuff!
It was an awe-inspiring experience at the 2013 Spirit of New Hampshire Volunteer Awards last week. The efforts and generosity of the people of New Hampshire is truly amazing, and there is no way to sufficiently thank those who have made life better for their fellow neighbors. Being surrounded by all these incredible people was truly humbling - but we were so proud that Mike Moritz was included in this group! If there's only one thing you take away from an evening like this, it is to VOLUNTEER. The difference one person can make is tremendous!
Congratulations! Michael Moritz has been selected to receive an Adult Service Award at the 2013 Spirit of New Hampshire Awards Ceremony!
It's a great honor to be recognized, and no one deserves it more! We have information on the Volunteer Tab for anyone wishing to support Mike at the awards ceremony. Way to go, Mike!
And we have Ariel Huffman who has joined the team as our lead instructor! Ariel is pictured here with her horse, Kamal, who will be joining the herd shortly. During her first two weeks here, Ariel has met and worked with students and horses alike. She has a discerning eye, good discipline and gentle, but firm technique. BITS is fortunate to have connected with her and we look forward to a fun and productive future. Welcome aboard, Ariel!
How quickly time flies! So much as happened this summer, it's hard to know where to begin. Our herd has been undergoing a number of changes, and if you've been following us on Facebook (LIKE US!), you've seen our two new horses, Rosie and Mikey. Rosie is a beautiful quarter horse who enjoys playing with a giant ball with her little students. She has settled in quite nicely and seems quite content knowing that all the guys like her. Mikey is our appaloosa draft horse who's also enjoying his new digs. He's the youngster of the herd - 6 years old! We hope he has many, many enjoyable years here at BITS
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