Normally at this time of year, winter weather
maintenance items fill my evening hours. If you live in
cold country with horses, you get accustomed to
frozen water pipes, iced buckets, extra horse
blankets, wind-packed snow drifts, manure overload,
hard starting tractors and diesel trucks. This hasnít
been the case in the Northeast US and much of
Canada this season.
Iím delighted nature has provided me with a break to
enjoy the evenings with a little reading time.
Christmas gifts of books have provided good
entertainment for my ďfree timeĒ. Iím
Starbucks ExperienceĒ by Joseph Michelli and am
wondering how the 5 leadership principles of
Starbucks can be adapted for use in the horse
business world. Stay tuned.
My commute to the office has allowed me the
chance to watch the construction of two outdoor
skating rinks in the side yards of wishful figure
skaters and hockey enthusiasts.
The view of home-built makeshift plastic and 2ĒX8Ē
iceless rinks is as appealing as an outdoor riding
arena covered in water and mud. The only solution
for each predicament is prayer.
Iím preparing for several presentations about various
topics in the horse business world in the next few
months. On January 28, 2007 I will be speaking at a
local event sponsored by trainer and clinician Tom Pinkowski. Tom and Debbie
Pinkowski put on their first
Niagara County Horse Fair and Expo last year and are
following up with an even better local event this year.
Iím off to Atlanta in February to do multiple sessions
on marketing, operating a profitable horse business
and balancing work, rest and play on Saturday, Feb.
17, 2007 for the attendees of the American Morgan Horse Convention.
Iím also on the road to State University of New York
Cobleskill Equestrian Center in late April for horse
If youíd like to know more about a presentation
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