27. March 2012 04:14
Been going crazy the last few weeks! Played (music) in Temecula, California last weekend - they have a great performing arts center, and we really enjoyed playing there. Played in the Elgin Opera House last night in Elgin, Oregon, and we cross into Canada tomorrow to play in Vernon, British Columbia, then at The Hills Resort at 108 Mile, B.C. then on to Williams Lake, British Columbia before heading home to Colorado to get ready to leave for Europe. In case you aren't familiar with my "other" life, I've been a professional musician for many years and have done a lot of television and movie work as well as touring around the world. Its funny, but I think many of the folks who know me as a horse trainer and teacher don't know about my music, and many people who know me as a musician don't realize that I am also in the horse training/teaching business!
I'll be doing horse clinics in Sweden in April near Stockholm (Johannesberg), Lycksele, Lindesberg, Skara and Malmo, and also near Nuremberg, Germany. If you are near any of these places come out and say hello. I'd love to see you, and we can talk about horses or music or whatever! Details are on my website at www.johnmoore4horses.com Also, I'm planning to bring Dr. Potter, from Texas A&M University with me again this summer for my training camp in Skovde. I've had to move the date to August - the camp this year will be August 2nd thru 5th, 2012. Send an e-mail to email@example.com if you'd like to attend and I will get you the information you need to sign up. Dr. Potter is amazing as a teacher and is an encyclopedia of information on everything to do with horses. This is a great opportunity!
Gave a good quarter horse mare to a friend last week. He's going to use her as a brood mare, and he ought to get some really good foals from her. She's well bred (cutting horse bred) and put together very well (good conformation). I wish them both well. I'm also grieving the loss of a good pair of chaps, made special for me by a dear friend who passed away a few years ago. They were one-of-a-kind. They blew out of the back of the truck in New Mexico a few weeks ago. I went back and drove the road very slowly for 60 miles looking for them, but I guess someone found them before I did. Well, they got a good pair of hand-made chaps!
Anyway, I'll get in a few days of horse training on some of my horses after I get home from this trip, and before I leave for Europe. I'm looking forward to it!