Now that Echo Company has arrived for their time at LTC (Leaders Training Course) my life has definitely increased on the work end. Saturday and Sunday I readied myself like usual and then stepped out into the still-dark sky to drive myself to work … at 4:30 a.m. I have to note that I haven’t really minded getting up this early, my day lasts longer and the mornings are so peaceful so it’s a great way to start off what is going to be a long and challenging day. That being said, running on 4 hours of sleep and no caffeine is sometimes a struggle and I look forward to curling up in bed at night.
Saturday was the cadets first PT (physical training) test. They had to do one minute of push-ups, one minute of sit-ups and a … Read More »
I recently described my internship as “not so much a push outside of my comfort zone but more of a drop kick off a cliff” and I don’t think I could have come up with a moreÂ accurateÂ statement. Â (By the way the reply was, “The internship is doing what an internship should do!”) Â I am equal parts scared, excited and overwhelmed every single day. Â Being a naturally quiet person, everyday is a new lesson. Â I’m learning how to be outgoing, how to introduce myself, and how to be present in a conversation.
The other day I learned about teamwork as I watched the cadets race cadre (instructors) in building a one-rope bridge to cross the river. Â The team had to work together to tie the proper knots, support each other as they made their way across, all the way to the … Read More »
Not too long ago, the English farm got a visit from a rather important visitor: Congressman Latta, the Washington representative for our Ohio district! In his honor, the seniors put together a showcase demonstrating some of what we do here at Findlay. One of our youngest horses, Bud, who was actually broken out at the western farm two years ago by one of our seniors in the English program, is in the process of learning how to jump. He was ridden for the showcase to demonstrate how we go about teaching such a skill to a young horse. We also had some of our best riders show off their riding with full hunter courses, and ended with two jumper courses. Luckily, us freshmen were allowed to watch the showcase, and I got it all on video! Click on the picture … Read More »