Monday, August 30, 2010

Just A Funny For The Day!

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We Had A Day Off!

I can't believe it!  We had a real day off.  Our friends Bill and Carol Lynn have
a nifty party boat and invited the gang out for a lunch cruise.
We have lived here for over 10 years and have never been on the lake.
The weather was great, not too hot, which it can be this time of year.

It's not often that we ALL are relaxing on the same day!

Captain Bill.
This is the most laid back guy you will ever meet!  Super dry sense of humor.
While we were zippin around the lake, Carol Lynn asks Bill jokingly, "Hey, can ya jump
the dam?"  Bill says without cracking a smile, "Not all of it."

1st mate Carol Lynn.  These folks are also the people that bring us
team sorting at the posse arena.  On Saturdays they put on
the gymkhana.  Busy folks.

We cruised the houseboat mooring and all decided that this one was the coolest!
Check out the enclosed tube slide starting on the 3rd. deck!  And of course, a
spot for your jet ski.  We saw this as it was being built a couple
of years ago. Pretty awesome!

I thought these were just too cool!  They are floating campsites!
They have a dock on the other side for your boat and there is a
bathroom inside that little room.  Your tent goes up on top.
They also have floating restrooms all around this lake.
Who knew?  I gotta get out more often!

Carol Lynn and I are just chillin', enjoying the ride.

Now, stay tuned for your regularly scheduled program....
Back to my real life.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Search And Rescue Training

We had a SAR Training at our ranch yesterday and had a great turnout!
We had tons of obstacles and scary things.

Lots of these horses were young.

Checking out the small wooden bridge.


Rain Slicker

Rope gate.

Leaving and returning to the group, followed by some formation riding.

Water crossings!

Small Creek crossings.  You know how deceptively hard that they can be!

Then we had road flairs, the big soccer ball and the hanging car wash.
Everyone did great.

I still can't believe the turnout!

Thanks to Howard, and "Howard's Wife" aka Melodi!

Howard has brought a lot to the table with his mounted police training.

And as usual, Melodi keeps all the paperwork in perfect order!

Thanks to all who attended, and are interested in making the Sheriff's Posse
a safer and more efficient unit!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Whirlwind Trip!

Keith and I made the whirlwind round trip to the bay area, then to Reno and then home.  Why?
Because the oldest son's truck broke down and he had no way to get it back to Reno.
So, Dad handled it.

We took our 450 Ford and A good friends equipment trailer and winched it aboard

Hard work!

Younger brother Travis was around to help.

All done and after Penny's approval, we are ready to go

From here it was another 3 hours to Reno.
It was a good day for a road trip, sunny and beautiful.
Once we made it to Todd's job, (He is a mechanic at Audi)
we loosened up the chains and rolled it off.
Easy as pie.

Then we kissed the boy and we were off again!  We stopped and shopped
at Cabela's and then a steak dinner at one of the casinos.

2 1/2 hours later we made it home.
All for a grand total of 9 1/2 hours total  driving time.

Sometimes you just gotta help the kids.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Men's Tribe Ride Recap

Well, Hubby got back from his Modoc Tribe Ride on Saturday and came
down to the horse show Sunday morning to help me and the GJA show.
Then he hooked up the trailer and loaded all our stuff from the tack stall.
Isn't he just the best!
Anyway, back to the ride. 

All the men, or should I say boys are practical jokers.
One friend of theirs asked them to put up his tent for him
because he was going to get there a little later.
They did.
Look closely and you can see that they thoughtfully added a rope
ladder for easy entry.
Yes indeed, Husband and Boris (of Boris and Doris)
Buck and John can be so very helpful.  Remember NOT to ask them for favors.

The ride itself is beautiful, as I see from photos, since NO women are allowed.

The snow capped mountain in the distance is
Mt. Shasta

Boris borrowed our good girl Julie for the ride.  His colt was lame a few days
before the ride, so we felt it was better to be
safe than sorry.  Turns out the colt was fine.

At the end, they have a playday rodeo.  Hubby and Boris are mugging
the bull calf to ranch brand.
Then, to Hubby's surprise, he was signed up for roping.
He isn't a roper.

Here he is on a borrowed horse.  His horse Tillie isn't a rope horse.
He did a pretty good job, unfortunately he didn't think to wear a glove.
He missed a dally and got a brutal rope burn

OUCH!  I bet he wears a glove next time...

Glad he is home and pretty much in one piece.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Final Show Results

Whew!  I made it home.  There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home...  Sorry, just really happy to be home..  Over all, I think the GJA and I did really well.  We placed in almost all classes, after they ran out of tall, floaty T.B.'s.  But, the GJA was a saint in his walk trot classes and his lead departures in the green class were pretty darn good.  I have done all I can for him since this is NOT my discipline and, after the show he didn't come home with me.  I sent him home with a trainer that does an awesome job with HUS.  I will be going for lessons and hope to show next year HUS and in equitation classes as well.  I feel good that he is no longer a bronc, but an honest citizen in the horse show world.  Now, I am looking forward to having lessons  and being a part of a really cool  and talented group.  And now Penny Pinscher and I are just whooped.  Getting up at 4:30 a.m. every morning to go to the show grounds to feed was tough. So now,I am going to combine a nap with going to bed early.  Gonna splurge and sleep in until 7:00 a.m.!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Horse Show

Hello from the show.  Thursday's class did not go well.  The GJA was not so good.  For the canter departure he decided to to the Airs Above Ground.  Yes, right in front of the judge.  Oh well, at least we added someting interesting to the class.  Since that didn't go so well, I went back to the hotel and made an appointment at Massage Envy for a massage and facial.  Oh, so worth it!  Yesterday in his green glass he went really well, but the judge just plain didn't like him.  She was all about the T.B. type hunter.  Oh well, I was really happy with how he went.  Today is a new day, and a new judge.  Sorry no photos, I haven't taught Penny how to use the camera yet.  Away we go!

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Men Have Left the Building!

Whew!  My hubby and cousin Boris just left the ranch for their annual boys trip.  It's the Modoc Tribe ride.  They will be gone until Saturday, trail riding, camping, eating and whatever around 70 guys do for a week.  Tillie and Julie didn't look near as excited as the boys this morning when they were loaded into the trailer.  Boris is going to ride Julie 'cause his horse came up a little lame at the last minute.  Anyway, with them gone, Penny and I can get ready for our trip.  We are leaving Wed. for a 4 day horseshow with the GJA.  This time we are staying in a hotel.  It's Penny Pinschers first hotel stay, but I am sure she will do fine.  Hopefully the GJA will cooperate, you just never know!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Here is a Silly for you all!

Couldn't resist sending this out for all to laugh at.

And, here's some food for thought.