Greetings from Hoofbeat! We hope that you and your family are doing well and are enjoying the longer days (and mild temperatures).
Things at camp have been busy lately! Ted has been doing camp fairs and interviewing new staff for the summer. We have a great crew of returning staff, as well as new ones and we are excited for you to meet them!
We are also working on getting things painted and freshened up for spring and summer programs. It's hard to be bored at Hoofbeat even in our "slow" season.
The horses are doing great and some of them are really starting to shed their thick winter coats. Our pony Stormy is one of the shaggiest right now - he looks like he could use a good vacuuming. Our four minis (April, May, Junebug, and Luna) are also shedding like crazy. We had to drain their water tank and scrub it out this morning because they had so much hair in it. (You know that feeling you get when you haven't had your teeth cleaned in a long time - the "furry teeth" feeling? The ponies were going to have that too if we didn't clean that tank out!)
The horses have been getting some ear corn on the colder nights and wow! They get extra goofy from it. There are always a few running around playing in the morning when we get to the barn to feed. Sometimes they even do laps around their pastures when we are driving the truck through with hay. They must know spring is almost here.
Our Girl Scout Weekends are both full for April and May will be busy with three Mother/Daughter Weekends all in a row. We are hosting a group of climbing guides, have more Girl Scout outings, and then our annual open house.
Camp registrations have been brisk lately and sessions are filling fast for both Day and Resident Camp. Summer will be here before we know it and we are certainly looking forward to warm, sunny days, campfires at pow wow point, games on the lower A field, camper/counselor hunts, campers waiting to get into Trading Post, and the general hum of camp in full swing!
See you at camp soon!