Monday, April 6, 2009
These are some happy cats--Emjae and Girl Kitty (her daughter)--enjoying the warm weather.
Sliding Stop! If only she'd do this when we ask!
Someone is looking for her buddies.
This weekend was gorgeous....and BUSY. The Chili Feed was a huge success. It was packed!! One chili brought in $750.00--and it wasn't mine. I was so happy to see it well attended--Palisades Park is a TREASURE for horse lovers here in Spokane. We've got to support the horseback riding trails in our area if we want to keep them. The city (especially in these hard economic times) could sell some off--and that land would be worth a fortune. So, to preserve it for generations--eat chili once a year! Oh, and volunteer 3 hours April 25 to clear trails.
These are pictures of Cowgirl taken yesterday after Shiloh and I set up the roundpen. My husband had been traveling out of town on business and got caught in a Nebraska snow storm, so travelled all day Sunday and barely made it home. The ranch work was solely up to Shiloh and me--and I must say, we did pretty good.
Shiloh rode her horse after these pics--she's working on getting Cowgirl less buddy sour--like she has to do every Spring. Cowgirl did GREAT! But the horses are generous when the weather is warm like this. They don't want to fight.
Beautiful's run looks at the roundpen. She came out of her stall with grass in her mouth and stared at Cowgirl's running and sliding stops! Wow, I want to grow up to be just like her. BTW, Cowgirl is a born mother, and she watches over Beautiful. Beautiful is totally tuned in to her--so when she's released I know who's going to be a pair.
Beautiful was groomed yesterday. Lots of hair coming off! Then we did our leading and some light circles. She didn't do very well to the right, so it was a long session.
Mom is taking pictures AGAIN!!
My favorite horse yesterday was Jasmine the pony. She was soooo sweet when I took her for a walk and groomed her. Maybe after 18 months with me she's starting to realize life is good around here and I'm not going to hurt her. I spoke to my trainer last year and she had a pony very much like Jasmine. She said it took her two years to get him to come around and now he's used as a lesson pony. My two year anniversary with her is coming up in July! I'm going to have fun with her this Spring and Summer!
If you want a good Spring tune-up clinic--this is a good one--Charlie Hanson. Mark your calendars for May 2 and 3.