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post #1 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Calgary Stampede*Heaven*

So I went to the Calgary Stampede yesterday, while on crutches for 8 hours!

Needless to say I can't even lift my arms today. The inside of my hands have blisters and I'm in agony with my shoulders. So...it was a blast. I haven't had this much fun in a while. Courtesy of my mom who was very patient with my frequent sitting downs and holding on to my bag and my crutches as I hopped on one leg to take the photos...well I had a blast.

We one of the Budweiser heards they have circulating, even the dalmatian and I think I crutched myself at least 3 times in each heavy horse aisle they had. Visited with the stud of my new filly and said hello to the breeders who were hitching up their team.

Saw Clydes, a pair of Shires, Belgians and Percherons. All very gorgeous horses. Saw my first hitching and halter class as well. Let me tell you those classes are nothing like the light horse shows. You can feel those drafts trotting along the long side right into your seat So much fun. One of the classes they had was the 6 horse hitch which was fantastic to watch! They broke the class up so they could actually fit everyone. At the end they had 54 drafts standing in the middle of the ring?

Ahhhh so much fun. If you guys ever had a local draft show, go for it. Go watch! They are a blast.

The end of the day finished up with a Percheron standing in the aisle when a handler walked by with a miniature. It was so funny.

Here is just a picture from the 247 photos I took. I have to watermark a lot of them before I post them. Enjoy!
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 01:30 PM
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awesomeee.

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 01:36 PM
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WOW, the horse stalls and surrounding them
Look very nice from the picture!

I bet it was alot of fun, can't wait til' you put the other
pictures from your visit up!

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 02:40 PM
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Gosh, I never knew how big clydes actually were!!

I'd hate to have one of their hooves come down on my foot....


Great Pictures!!! They are beautiful horses!

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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Very cool! I love how they all have red halters and leads hanging on each stall door. It looks so nice.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 03:03 PM
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Great photography, M2G!! I loveee the shots.
Beautiful horses too...wow, look @ those nice Clydes!

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And that Clyde was actually fairly short compared to most of the ones out there ;)
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-06-2008, 01:49 AM
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Great pictures! What stunning horses!
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-07-2008, 01:23 AM
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OMG! Those pictures were so great, I can't wait to see more if you have them.

We saw some bud clyde's last year at the dodge county fair in MN, If they are going to be back again this year, we will be going back for sure!
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