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post #8171 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 11:56 AM
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Hope everyone has a great weekend! This town is full of people. Our population has almost doubled in size. I don't care much about the games, but I LOVE the airshow and being that we are so close (how the crow flies) from the field and the airport, we get lots of low fly overs and it is just amazing! Once when GB Sr came to a game, we had military helicopters (complete with HUGE guns) sitting in the cattle pasture next to us hanging out in case they were needed - escorting, doing their thing and that was quite a site to see. But that was a one time thing.

Is it just me or does it feel like fall? I want to have a Halloween party and paint up my big gray horse like a giant skeleton and ride in all black with a huge scythe and scare kids. Ok, that was mean. But it sounds like so much fun!

Clippityclop is finally getting to spend some time in the saddle!
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post #8172 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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Did someone say fall!? I've out about half my fall decorations out today ... I love fall!
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post #8173 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 05:41 PM
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Oh my gosh, I actually rode one of my horses at like 3 in the afternoon today and didn't kill us both with a heat stroke. I haven't gotten to ride comfortably past noon in like 3 months! Loving these temps!!!! :)

Confirmed our visit with the seller who's horse we're checking out for my daughter tomorrow. Oh my gosh, I'm so excited and she has no idea. I want to tell her but I don't. I hope hope hope he's the one for her. He sounds like it. 14.3h AQHA gelding. Supposed to be super gentle. They used him as a confidence builder and are ready to move on. 12 years old. She watched a youtube video of a girl barrel racing today and said under her breath "I wish Eb would do that" Eb is her 31 year old. I wanted to say something!!!! Eb will still get ridden. He's always going to be my go to for kids and inexperienced guests and my 7 year old son can finally quit fighting with his sister over a ride. I'll keep y'all posted! :)
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post #8174 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 06:31 PM
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Kitten had a great show today in Sulphur Springs!

7/7 in Youth Mares (Acey is not a halter horse)
2/7 in Color Class (The Judge loved her tiger stripes)
3/6 in Showmanship 12 & Under (Need to work on our turns)
3/4 in English Walk/Trot 12 & Under (Acey was a little bratty)
4/6 in English Walk/Trot 18 & Under (She was the youngest in the class!)
1/4 in Hunt Seat Equitation 12 & Under (A PERFECT pattern! So proud!)

Mammalatja, our barn is having a play date next weekend. You should come out. It's lots of fun (and just off 121 in Blue Ridge). Our daughters are close to the same age. :)
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post #8175 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 06:50 PM
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Got a big surprise today. Daughter#1 came in from CO for daughter#2 birthday!
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post #8176 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 07:08 PM
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Just found this forum! Live in Walker county. Headed to an open western pleasure show next weekend with the girls (13 y/o and 8 y/o) and the horses. Does anyone else ever have folks pull right in front of your truck when you're hauling??? Is it considered rude to flash your lights at the ones that look like they're about to "try it" lol
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post #8177 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 07:46 PM
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Yes fall time it is. Riding mid afternoon and not melting. This morning told my hubby it it time get out the fall tablecloth we both love.
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post #8178 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 08:14 PM
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HorseMom, congrats to Kitten! Sounds like a great day.

Fall is definitely here. I've had a very fortunate couple of days. Yesterday it only got to 80 degrees and today only saw 84. That's awesome weather to drive cattle in .

I'm waiting for my pictures to upload (there were almost 300 of them) and when they do, I'll have some pictures of Rafer playing cow-horse .

OOh, ooh! I was so proud of him today. We had to rope one and drag it into the trailer. I didn't rope her because Rafe doesn't know how to track a cow yet and my roping is rusty, but we did get to drag her in the trailer. After some initial hesitance when the weight hit the saddle horn, he just went right on.

Crappy picture (I'll upload these 2 from my comp while the rest are working for photobucket), but the photographer was almost a quarter mile away.

First one is Dad handing the rope to me and second is Rafe holding the pressure tight while Dad and Brother tried to get the cow up (she went down at the end of the trailer). She did finally decide to get up and Rafe and I dragged her in the rest of the way.
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post #8179 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 10:21 PM
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MamaK, I'm so excited with you and can't wait to hear how the surprise goes. How hard that must be to keep it to yourself!!!!

Smrobs, I'm so jealous. You obviously had a great time and Rafa obviously did really well and so glad the weather held out for you.

I like a sunny day over a bundled up to the nose cold one but I'm so tired of the dust hanging in the air here - if the cold weather means more moisture and less dust, well then I guess I'll take it. Tried to lunge horses and couldn't make it more than two turns around and the dust just hangs in the air. Lunge a couple of 60 meter circles on one end, then as my horse comes around the long side of the arena, I just run with him along the side up to the other end and let him go around me and do some circles there. Doesn't take long and there is no place left with clean air to breathe and we just have to quit. I usually run sprayers for 10 minutes (especially when I give lessons) but we are still in phase one of our drought contingency plan here and putting any water on the ground for any reason except for gardens that produce food is not allowed.

I've run out of contacts. Been going thru them way to fast with all of this dust - have to make an eye appt next week so I can get some more!
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post #8180 of 10876 Old 09-14-2013, 10:25 PM
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Shanoh Tovah U'metukah Yall. To each and everyone a good and sweet new year. Today begins the year 5774 and may each and every one of your names be written in the Book Of Life. May G-D bless and keep you and your families in safety and in health. Mazel ToV Rosh Hashanah. Shalom Donald
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