Saturday, July 30, 2005

Another Injury!!!

It looks like Roger has done something to his left hind leg, we can't figure out what as he's dragging it randomly, but it doesn't seem to be a stifle problem. Maria has also injured her eye - it looks bad, but we'll see if it can be salvaged.

I wish they'd stay healthy for the rest of the year!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

We'll be going home tomorrow and I'm ready as are the horses. Lots of wonderful horses here at the Show, but boy the lack of courtesy, kindness and just plain being a good sport isn't always evident!

We had the chance to watch a few of the trainers, and the list is getting slimmer on which I would use. Rudeness out of the ring, or borderline horse abuse - not acceptable here!

Roger placed 3rd in his class, we were hoping for Top Five, so can't complain. I do think he was better than the 2nd place horse, but two of the three judges didn't! It would have been nice to have had a Reserve in his height class. I guess we should have worked out a plan for his showing this year, instead of this being only the second show and the second time he's left our property!

Everyone seems relieved the show is over - it's been a long few days - but we're having a good dinner together.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

We're in Reno. It's hot, still over 100, but doesn't seem as hot as at home. The horses seem to be okay in their stalls, considering how often they're stalled at home!

Anna had her first classes with Holly and Twila - both are overweight and definitely could be in better condition, but she's been working to get them in shape and trained a bit better. Twila came in 11th in her class, so no Top Ten for her, but she wasn't dead last either! Holly was 7th, so she has her Western Championship Top Ten. Hopefully Roger will get his on Sunday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Ready for Reno

We have the horses as ready as they can be - washed, clipped, heads done, all their gear packed and the trailer ready. It's still over 100 here, so we're taking them unblanketed - and probably dirty to Reno. We'll rewash the girls when we get there so they'll be ready for Thursday's classes.

We came home in the afternoon to find Sonnet and Starry Night decided that Roger needed to be in with him, so pushed the gate open enough for him to squeeze through. He of course spent the hot afternoon racing around arguing with Ben through the fence (getting a banged up nose for his efforts) and some how managed to cut his back open. So, another addition to the stallion report! Our lovely show horse - hopefully we'll be able to cover his new cut up before Sunday!

The rest of the horses had a wonderful time getting squirted. It's amazing how many of them really enjoy water! It's funny watching the new babies - they don't get it while their mom's are getting soaked!

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Hot Summer Dayz

Hot, Hot and Hot! 105-106 today - I wish this heatwave would break. We did everything early to stay out of the heat as much as possible.

Twila and Holly are bathed and clipped, tomorrow we'll get Roger done, fine tune heads, and pack! I still need to try halters on them - hopefully the new one will work on Holly. Roger's hasn't arrived yet, so I guess he'll be wearing black again!

Updated our site today too.