Finally got to ride my girl last Sunday! She did great, she is such a good girl. It was like I rode her yesterday, she did everything I asked her to do.
She is a little bit whiter every year.
I just love this mare, she hasnt been ridden for over a year and she just acted like I have been riding all along. I didnt feel a miss-step or limp at all from her left side, while I was on her. I walked and trotted her, side-passed and backed her up and she was awesome! For those of you that may not remember she fell and broke her pelvis in May of 2014, so she has had this time off to heal.
Yes we is a little fat! Need more riding time!!! She got a hosing off after our ride.
I am one happy girl!!! My mare is back!!!!
My hubby was gracious enough to take some photos of us. I am usually the one with the camera, so I dont get many photos of me riding.
I really need to get her and the old mare some exercise so I can take them on a slow trail ride when my middle daughter comes home for her little sisters wedding in August.
I found some fun things at a Garage Sale on Saturday.
I have been wanting to try an English Hack on Emma. I found both of these cheek piece sets at the sale for $1. They both are solid aluminum, no cheap chrome plate here! LOL I had the pieces to make the English hack complete, after scrubbing them with a SOS pad, I put it together, very happy so far, the only problem is now I need a new bridle!!! LOL LOL The one I put on it is pretty old, serviceable but old.
This is an antique Crocket Hackamore Bit. I did some research and found a little bit of info online about it.
It looks like it did have the bit piece in it at one time, the shank is stamped Crocket, I am assuming it is most likely from the 1950's. Boy I just went back to the book link and it says it is an old Hamley catalog from 1940. Very interesting!
This is the link, dont know if it will work or not.
Pretty fun, I learned something today! LOL I like the adjustable severity of it, I found that it had a removable bit very interesting, although I would never put anything like that on a horse! I most likely was used by ropers, from the context of this old catalog. The info was online and from a book called "Cowboy Clothing and Gear".
This picture showed me how the heck the swiveling cheek pieces went! LOL
Fun finds! The guy had all kinds of neat stuff, nothing I had room for though! An old sit of leather mule harness, ole metal wheels. I also got this set of hangers! for $1 each! His prices were so cheap!!
Husband was like,"Where are you going to put those?" LOL Oh I will find a place LOL after I wire brush them and paint them black. LOL
I hope to get back to posting more, with FB and work I just havnt been making the time! I miss it!! Good day to all!
Went back to that Garage Sale and took a friend, he found several horse collers and hames, and an old cattle stantion for $52.
I found another bridle, with an old Crockett bit on it. I only paid $2 for it! LOL The leather is not in good shape but it has to old diamonds and concho on the cheek pieces. I think I will do this with it....
Mount it on an old weather board and put some hooks on the bottom.
This is the Crockett bit, which will go on....
....My farm wall in the dining room, along with the hackamore bit, and also another old hack I picked up today too! LOL.
Had a good party last weekend. These two planned an Ugly Sweater party for Christmas!
LeAnn and Meghan
Brothers, Rick and Ron
The party room, aka the garage.
Rob and Meghan greeter, and LeAnn
Meghan trying to surprise new arrivals
Daddy Rick in his light up sweater!
Cousin Sheri and her grandson Rory
Lots of hugs involved
Meg to Rory
The cousins! Ron, Rob, Sheri, Rick,
Alan and DeeDee
Meghan and Marques
Marques' family, Him Mayan, DeeDee (Mom) and NeeKee
Add in Meghan! The kids are getting married next August!!!
Meghan, Ashley S. and Ashley N. , Rob
Posing in front of the wall! I made everyone pose in front of the wall.
Randy! he had a great sweater! LOL
Randy, Bella, and Erin
The back of Randy's sweater
Rick and Randy
Rick and Cousin John and wife Tina
LOL the back of Marques sweater when he sat in the barber chair!
Shane and Bobbi are photo bombed by the Hunter boys!
Bobbi and Shane
Winners of the Ugly Sweater contest! Rick for Ugly 3rd, DeeDee for Uglier, 2nd, and Marques won the whole thing with the Ugliest Sweater of the night! Voted on by all the participants! Honorable mention was Ashley S. with her Merry Fu#$%$# Christmas sweater!! LOL
DeeDee thought it appropriate that her prize matched the snowman on her sweater!! LOL
John and Tina, they made it! After a detour because they thought the party was at my folks house! But they made it and that's what counts!!
All had a great time! Meghan has started planning for next year already!!