Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Horse Expo....post 2....

Frisiens are always a treat, they are so fun to watch. This bunch had not only Frisians but Andalusians too!

They were darn near as big as the Frisians!!!!

They all came out and did some drill team moves.

I believe the rider in the middle is one of our local Veterinarians. One whom my sister in-law uses.

Then more came out in full fancy dress! Check out that huge pink skirt!!!!
They are all gorgeous!!
That is a lot of material!! LOL
They kept doing formations.
The one on the left looked like Zenas horse!! LOL
That skirt from the back!
Then the drill team came out. The Rhinestone Cowgirls Drill Team. There were 14 riders in the group.
After watching High School Equestrian team practice and compete for three years. These girls werent as good as WaSET drill teams. But they did a fair job.
Wind Rider trail challenge.
This is the course.
This is my enhanced version of the course! LOL
I will try to explain my scribbles and the course.
1. start between 4 cones about 20 feet apart (the black marks are cones)
fast circle canter.
2. Slow circle canter, then stop between cones, from the canter.
3. From the cones, over to 3 and over the jump.
4. over the ground pole.
5. come over to the middle and ride between two cones, half pass through the cones to the right of the barrels. Nice half circle at the trot, to the next cones.
6.  Half pass left back through the cones on the middle right.
7. Walk over the pole on the ground, with the horses left and right sides on each side of the pole! not a sidepass.
8. go through the rope gate.
9. Walk over to the barrels, making sure horses tail is beyond the barrels, stop and back through all three barrels.
10. ( is the dotted line) run down the the end of the arena, around a barrel and back to the original 4 cones and stop.
Fastest time got one extra point.
This gal did a really good job. There were English riders and western riders, and a surprise at the end!
This is that pole where you have to keep the horses feet on each side! Not many did, but everyone did a great job!
I like this guy, cuz he is riding a really pretty Appy! :o) The horse looks like he has Bright Eyes breeding, he has the same look to his head as Emma! Boy you can tell which Appys come from Bright Eyes or Goer bloodlines, they have a very distinctive look to their heads.
This young lady was an absolute treat to watch! She first rode a three year old through this course! And did very well with him. This is her mare she trained all herself, and has been riding for 11 years!
She rode the whole course bareback and bridle less!!!! She does have a string around the mares neck.  And....
She won the Semi finals!!!! Wow!!
These are my goodies I collected throughout the day. A free Nicker Makers, from Purina. A Savvy Times magazine from the Parelli booth. Apple and Oats treats, for $4.99. A Redmond Rock sample from Redmond Oregon, it is naturally occurring salt with minerals that comes from the ground in Oregon. It is about as big as a softball, I have to figure out how to feed it to them, LOL.
And some various magazines, catalog and the program. I left out my bright orange Parelli rubber bracelet! LOL We had a great day, and didnt get home until midnight!!! There were a lot of people there on Saturday!! Wow, there is still some disposable income, where horses are concerned, around here!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Northwest Horse Fair and Expo, Albany, Oregon....

Well we had a great time at the Expo!!!! Five of us went and we had a good time. Judy, Carol, Maryann, Glenna and I! I happen to be twenty years the jr. of all these wonderful ladies! LOL They are a kick! Great people all of them!!!! Judy picked me up at 7:30am and we didnt get home untill after midnight!!!

Here we are going in the entry gate.

Found the Parelli booth, entered a drawing and didnt get drawn :o( LOL LOL But I took a pen, got a Saavy Times, magazine and a cool orange Parelli bracelet!

We shopped.... Carol, Judy and Glenna, I think Maryann found a goodie to look at!

And shopped....

And Shopped....

Did I say we shopped!!! LOL LOL This is the best show around for horse shopping! We had a blast, and I could of bought a whole bunch!! But.... the checkbook said I couldnt!! LOL There are two huge building packed full of everyone from the horse trade! Horsetrailers, saddlers, clothing, decore, feed, books, etc., etc.

These little guys were so cute!! The presenter was doing a grooming demo, but he spent more time talking about how grooming gets you to connect and bond with your animal and little about how too. Anyway, we listened for awhile, then, thank god one of us had to pee!!!! so we exited stage left!!! LOL LOL But the donkeys were worth it!! LOL

This would be Rembrant, a very highly German scored Frisian stallion.

A little blurry, but you have to love that trot!! I wonder what its like to ride though!! LOL

This horse is He's a Tuff Real Commander, QH stallion, he is gorgeous, I love the buttermilk buckskin color. And he went bridle less! Still nothing better than a stock horse!!! But I love watching them all!!!!

We watched/listened to Ken McKnabb, he was pretty good, he is a clinition in the John Lions way. He had to let his assistant ride the horse, when it was ready, because three weeks ago he woke up with his left arm numb, and the docs cant figure out why, so he is taking it easy to give it a chance to resolve.
Next post! More Frisians!!! and Andalusians, in costume, and the Wind River trail challenge, semi finals..... be back soon!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Still here...

I am still here!! Sorry I havnt posted in two weeks!!! where does time go? I really havnt been doing anything interesting. I sold my Courbette Classic hunt saddle, got pretty much what I paid for it so I am happy.  Max got fixed, finally!! Will take him to get his stitches out on Friday. We took the kids to dinner at Twilight Pizza, good food!!!  Other than that I havnt done anything since the Horse Expo!!!
Speaking of Horse Expos!! I am going with some friends to one in Albany, Oregon, on Saturday!!! So I will have something else to talk about! LOL. I was hoping to meet Kacy from All Horse Stuff, Sat. but it looks like her plate is full, she is selling all her stuff at the Canby Tack Sale!! To pay for that new saddle she bought!!! Another time Kacy! I hope to get a lot of pictures again from this Horse Fair and Expo!!!
Meanwhile here are a few pics from one of our trips to Twilight Pizza.

Twilight has a very quaint and cozy atmosphere, lots of microbrews, if you like that sort of thing. Great food, gourmet pizza, pasta, etc. When we were there last fall they had live music too.
Fun decore, they even have a cabinet with board games for customers! Thats different!

Hubby paying the bill, he he he he, I thought I would sneak that one in!! LOL LOL
I will be back!!! Thanks for visiting!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MRI results!!!

Well it is official!!! I dont have anything in my head!!!!
LOL LOL Very happy and relieved!!!!