|How a cutter gets up after a roll...|
Sunday, November 23, 2014
|First prom together, back in 2007.|
|Blake on his damn bike|
|Second prom. 2009. Yamaha blue dress? I think yes.|
|Kisses for an orphaned foal.|
|Blake on a trusty ol' quarter horse.|
|His second ride on a pony ever.|
|Walking me back to the barn after a morning track workout.|
|Kisses for yearling Pandora.|
|Blake and his ranch girl.|
|My Sneakers girl.|
|A Blake in 2008.|
|I feel like if I replaced their western gear with dressage tack here, they would look legit.|
|A riding partner and a life partner!|
|He is a good snuggler.|
Thursday, November 20, 2014
|Grandpa and something made of pure evil|
|Visiting with the 28 year old BLM burro, BT.|
He was 61 years old.
|He use to joke and tell me that a "steel" horse was the horse for him. He was a Harley guy.|
He got to go home after they told him there was no hope. And I got to read him a goodbye letter that I wrote to him, which was the absolute hardest thing I have ever done. I am greatful that I got to tell him the things I wanted to, and I am not even sure how I got it out. They told him he would probably only live for 24 hours or so after leaving the hospital.
|Grandpa loved coming to Idaho. And I loved having him here.|
He lived for a week.
|Tears in my eyes because he was leaving. But he still made me laugh. Ignore my sad awkward braces and face.|
So whenever I am feeling weak, I think of him. I'm tougher than I think.
|An upside down Goose can cheer me up.|
Anyways, now that I have the tears flowing, let's take a look at this weeks throwback Thursday horse! I chose a fellow from the Ol' Lucy Goose. With her being a ranch mare, there aren't many well known horses up front in her pedigree. She is formally known as Tigers Indian Maid.
|Well hello there, stallion cheeks!|
|Goose has this same general shape. But more wither, less muscle and more fat...|
He was also one of the first 50 inductees into the American Paint Horse Association's Hall of Fame. Born in 1961, this sorrel overo stallion succeeded in halter and calf roping. A lot of stock horses showed in halter, as well as some other category back in the day. It was not uncommon to see even some horses show in halter, race, and then work cows or show in western pleasure. Such versatile creatures.
|That is a solid horse right there!|
His most notable get are J Bar Junior (Lucy's Grand Sire), C-Note, J Bar’s Playboy, J Bar’s Luv, J Bar Flash, J Bar’s Desperado, Bar Eagle and APHA Supreme Champion J Bar’s Lady Bug. He passed away at the age of 21.
|I bet he didn't have a weirdo constantly poking him and confusing the crap out of his little horsey mind.|
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
|Got to try out our new 5-point!|
Did I get to jump big jumps like I wanted to? No. Is that bad? Not really, because we worked on getting a safe distance into the jumps. And safe distances are important. And power is important. And me helping me horse is important.
|Good pony. When I got tired or dizzy, I would just rest my head on the neck.|
|Still warming up.|
|Spider on the butt!|
|Little jump, but right take off spot!|
|Nobody cares about blue barrels.|
Over we went.
|Or red coops.|
|Baby roll top.|
|Extra baby log.|
Now let me jump that big stuff!
P.S. All photos taken by the wonderful taco lady, check out her new blog here!