Thirty years ago today I was doing what everybody who has a mare that’s close to foaling does, I was guessing. Will it be today? Has she bagged up? Is she waxing? Will it be a colt or a filly? It’s an exciting time full of anticipation and expectation.
And now thirty years on I have something else to look forward to. I am preparing for a party, and you are all invited! This coming Sunday, April 26, is Peregrine’s 30th birthday. Normally I don’t pay much attention to birthday’s and other holiday celebrations, but this is a milestone that I didn’t want to let just slip by. For the past two weeks I’ve been sharing stories about Peregrine. This coming Sunday I want to celebrate his birthday by hearing YOUR stories. I want to celebrate ALL the horses in our lives. So I hope you’ll join me for this very special event.
I know it’s hard with time zones to pick a time that let’s everybody attend at once. So here’s how I’m going to handle this. Peregrine gets fed four mashes every day which means he’s going to get not one, but four birthday cakes on Sunday. So it seems appropriate that he should also have four birthday celebrations.
So here are the times for each of the Celebrations. These are all eastern standard time. You can find time zone converters on line if you aren’t sure what time this makes it for you. If you would like to attend, please send me an email indicating which party you will be joining, and I’ll send you a link to the Celebration.
Email me at: email@example.com to get your party invitation.
My virtual “tack room” is small, so it will be very much on a first come first served basis. If you aren’t able to attend, I hope you’ll share your horse’s story in the comments section of this blog.
Peregrine’s Birthday Party is being hosted by GoToMeeting.com. Please plan on using a headset for best audio quality. The best meetings are those where we can see each other, so the preferred platform is a computer with a web cam.
During the party I’ll be sharing more stories about Peregrine and the horses who have played an important role in the development of clicker training. But mostly I want to hear about YOUR horses.
I look forward to welcoming you to my barn this coming Sunday.
Let me know which party you will be attending by emailing me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you are coming in late to this conversation, you can read the series of “Today’s Peregrine Story” in my blog: theclickercenterblog.com The first one was posted on April 12, 2015.