Friday, September 24, 2010

Where in the heck have I been?

Have any of you gals ever had your husband been home on an injury for over a week....  Well, I have.
Sometimes it's good, sometimes, not so good.

Anyway, we have been busy, busy. .

Yesterday we went to "Camp Jacq", where the GJA is in training.  I had a blast.  He is getting a much
bigger trot.  YIPPEE..  and transitions are getting better.  Like I have said before, I have taken him as far
as I could and it was time for further education.  When I say that, I mean both of us.  remember, my first time in the English saddle was in Nov. of last year.  I had a short lesson, and  I tried a 17 hand hunt seat horse that was for sale, but, not for me.  Too hard of a trot.  I could not sit it save my soul....Nice mare, but, I do like the GJA.  Sorry, no photos.  I don't know what I was thinking.

Once finished there, we just HAPPENED to stop by the trailer dealer on the way to the Mexican restaurant.
I just wanted to see what our size trailer would look like with a pop out.   WOW...

And, off to dinner.  ( if wishes were horses, beggars would ride)

So I settled for dinner and a nice ride home.  Really, not so bad after all

Friday, September 3, 2010

Girls Weekend In The Middle Of The Week!

I have had a wonderful couple of days!
Vaquerogirl and her trusty steed Desi came to visit and play.
We had lots to do.  The wonderful hubby was working around the big barn
installing a new septic system.  We all helped, even Penny Pinscher.


Penny loves to go for a ride, even if it's in a backhoe.



Vaquerogirl and Hubby are discussing how deep to go.



And here she is with the trusty measure stick for the laser level.
I hate that job.

It wasn't all work, we managed to get in some pony time the next morning before
Max the shoer came. 



Mr. Desi practised his  trail obstacles and then got brave and did the
"car wash".



After a couple of trips, he did it like a pro!


video

Good trail pony!

We were having so much fun that the time flew by and the next thing we knew,
Max was here to shoe.  That takes all day since there are 11 horses.
By now, it was getting hot, so we changed into swim gear and hit the pool.
Every so often we had to head back to the barn to switch horses for Max, and
Vaquerogirl had the outfit for that.

Ya, I was gonna post the picture, but it would be mean.
Just imagine a swim suit with ostrich cowboy boots.
Says it all!

And then then next morning, as if we haven't had enough fun, we loaded up
some heifers to take to the sale.  A quick stop at the Black Bear restaurant
for breakfast and then off to see the girls sell.
The time went too fast and we headed back to the ranch so Vaquerogirl
could load up and head back to her house.  Sniff, sniff.
I miss her already.....