Blog/Journal, whatever. :P I guess this will mostly be a day to day blog about the Sierraness? My Paint mare who takes up a lot of my time!
I'll start with intro's.
My name is Haley. I'm 18 and a senior in high school. I'm an only child and currently live with my mom. I have quite a few pets. 3 dogs, Elliot who is a miniature dachshund and Snowy and McGreggor (who we inherited from my grandmother eariler this year after she passed away), they're West Highland White Terriers. I have 3 cats as well. Skeeter who's a Lynx Point Siamese, Lacey who is a Japanese Bobtail and Tabitha who's just a short hair tabby cat. We have a pond in our back yard that has some koi as well. Photography is one of my passions, I've had several people comission me to take some professional pictures of their horses. I mostly prefer Equine Photography. I guess it's just what comes most naturally!
Then, there's my two horses.
Star - He's a 17 y/o AQHA gelding. Pretty much a pasture puff now, but he's a retired show horse that did HUS, WP, SMS, Halter, HMS and HSEQ. My mom is the one who takes care of him the most, I say he's her horse but she insists he's still mine! LOL. One of these days I need to get some new pictures of him! The most recent pictures I have are from this spring. I rarely take the camera out to the barn with me, normally only to shows.
Sierra - 6 y/o APHA/PtHA mare and the horse that quite possibly means more to me than anything else. Without this mare, I would be very lost. She's so incredibly sweet, and a total baby sitter. If I need to just lay on her back and cry, she lets me. She'll stand there without a fuss. What she really loves is being a show horse though. She knows her job and she does it well. It completely breaks my heart to know, come this time next year I'm probably going to have to find a new home for her, or at least lease her out. Unfortunately, growing up is not all it's cracked up to be. :( But I know she'll go to a great home. The last 3 years I couldn't even count on my fingers and toes how many offers or "call me when you want to sell" I've had. She's a very special horse, people can tell that just by looking at her. A once in a lifetime horse.
I do the all around events with her on the APHA circuit and Washington Open Show circuit. Next year we're going to cut out open and do PtHA instead. I'm so over open shows, I swear those people are more haughty than breed show people. :roll: Paint is FUN. And I've heard great things about Pinto, and no doubt we can do well if we do well with Paint.
She's a wee bit of a tank. Overcast days + covered arenas = impossible lighting to shoot well in.
She thinks showmanship is too early in the morning and she should still be eating.
For a little horse she has a killer trot
She knows camera's very well. She knows she's supposed to look cute for them. Haha.
Sier and her "ohh must look cute!" face again.
Sierra learning a pattern. Hehe.