Traveling to Turkmenistan
Today we got the official invitation from the Turkmen Attlary...anyone wishing to go, you can contact us for help.
Heidi Kuheim of Friday Harbor offered her services to photograph our horses on the beach!
We have been wanting to do this for years...but it means trailering the horses to the beach, getting everyone tacked up, it is quite a production.
And it was well worth the effort!!!
South Beach looks a lot like Turkmenistan.
Some of our riding students came at 2 in the afternoon, and Kegas and Pan Tau got a bath, Penta and Pasabi did not need one. Then everyone got fitted for their clothes, hair got braided, I did some last minute repairs on the antique tack...loaded everything up, packed drinks and food because we were supposed to start shooting at 7pm...
Pan Tau was on his best behavior, he had not been in the trailer for a few years, and he had not been ridden since last year,
he is such a good boy at the age of 17! He still looks like a young horse!
It was so much fun!!!! And everyone looked so good!!!
Too bad I forgot to bring reins for 3 of the bridles!!! I made reins for Pan Tau out of his lead rope, for Penta I made them out of 2 alaja's, Pasabi sadly stayed in his halter, I simply ran out of resources...
Guess we'll have to do it again sometime soon!
We got home at 10.30 pm! Another long summer day...
We are back from our 6 day journey to Ashgabad, Turkmenistan where we attended the program including the 2nd meeting of the International Akhal-Teke Association.
We missed the endurance racing on April 24th, but saw the showjumping, the circus and the opening day of the horse racing.
There were much fewer people attending this year, and some new people. The meeting itself was a lecture day...
Overall we are happy we went as it is nice to meet people you only know by email and get to know each other, and most excitedly we got to bring 12 Russian Viniik passports home for horses in the US.
And perhaps one of the other highlights was to see Francine Anderson participate in the races on Sunday!
I will post more as time allows...
Amrita Ibold, perfectly Teke crazy in every way.