Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just Kit Sunday #71

Yellow on yellow. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Something's Missing

I had been thinking about it for awhile now, but since someone in Rhode Island is interested in Wrangler and I now need to make more videos of him, I decided to go ahead and do it.
I took the 40 foot round pen down.  When I told J what I wanted to do, he said he had been thinking the same thing.  Since we don't really have to lunge our horses much anymore and they all work on a lunge line fine, we didn't have as much need for the pen.
Now, for awhile anyway, I won't have this obstacle to ride around.   Maybe it will make another appearance in the future.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Good Fences #35

When I went to feed the dogs only one showed up so I had to go looking for the other one.
She was with this small group of goats that were on the wrong side of the fence from the other 100.  A little herding got them together again.

For more good fences click HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Poor Little Thing

J has been keeping a close check on a little heifer calf that hasn't really been getting enough milk.  The cow just doesn't seem to be giving much.  He tried to give her a bottle last week but she would have none of that.  With this cold snap, 11 degrees overnight and only in the 20's during the day, he decided to just take the calf off the cow and put her in the barn.  Low and behold, she decided the bottle wasn't such a bad thing after all.  
 The other problem the poor thing had was that she would nurse the cow from behind instead of from the side.  Needless to say, the back end of a cow is a messy spot to stand.  It's a little hard to tell but her neck and back are covered with dried manure.
 So this morning, with curry comb in hand, I went to go pretty her up.
 It took quite a bit of grooming but she finally came clean.
That's just got to feel better.
And this evening she was even perkier and ready for her bottle.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Horse Judging Clinic

Wouldn't you know, as soon as my girls finished with horse judging, I have a new group of kids that want to do it.  I begged people for 10 years so V and E could judge on teams instead of as individuals.  I guess the begging has finally paid off just a little too late for V and E (although E will be able to help with the coaching, YAY).
 Saturday we went to the Block and Bridle Horse Judging Clinic.  Over 230 kids from across the state showed up to learn about horse judging.  It was freezing cold but they toughed it out.  I ended up with 5 seniors and 2 juniors at the clinic.
B&B does a great job with the clinic every year.  They showed some horses in pairs and discussed the differences in hunter, western pleasure, equitation and halter.  Then they broke into small groups and talked about reasons.  After lunch they finished up by judging 4 classes like at a contest.  It was a great experience and I think I have some kids interested in judging now.  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Just Kit Sunday #70

"I am all powerful, I am a god!"
 ""Puny human!"
"You are nothing!" 
"whoops, my bad, sorry."

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Good Fences #34

We had used our new pens in the spring to work the calves but this was the first time we had put the cows down the chute. 
 Everything worked great, the cows went right through just like clockwork.
Got to love new fences.
For more Good Fences, click HERE.
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