Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bad Horse For Sale Pictures #20

"Not going to be for sale much longer! We will be putting new boxes in and I will have her back into roping. She is 1300lbs and 15.2hands anyone can ride. Not scared of any of our equipment we have. Not spooky over fireworks or guns etc. She is a huge mare with a larger heart. She was finished in heading and started in cutting, heeling, and barrels. Wonderful horse she will be bred in the spring and started back in roping if not sold in the next month or so. $2500 but her price will go up. Located in" ....

 The one above is my favorite.  Rider just sitting with reins on the ground and a girl underneath maybe scraping off bot eggs?  This looked really familar to me so I checked back at previous Bad Pictures and sure enough here it was back in December http://4rranch.blogspot.com/2013/12/bad-horse-for-sale-pictures-2.html.  This was just a different angle.  How many Bad Pictures can they take of one horse?

Obviously, they are trying to make up for lack of quality with shear quantity.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

Horse Fest 2014

We got off to a rocky start with the weather Friday.  Record cold for July and rain so the speed show was postponed until after the regular show on Sunday.  
 Then Saturday morning wasn't much better.  Still cold and rainy.  The first clinic was moved to a different location but we stuck it out with the second clinic that J had signed up for.  Instead of using the arena though they rode in the grass outside the arena.  With the rain on and off all day there were really no spectators so I didn't get to do any of the kid things I had planned (using my vaulting dummy, hand painting on Otoelene, brushing and braiding a mini, roping, learning parts of the horse and saddle, id of equipment and feeds, and a stick horse show).  Starting at 3 we had a live radio remote for 2 hours and the rain finally quit and people stated rolling in for the Ranch Rodeo.
 We even had a Mounted Shooting Demo at intermission.
 I spent the evening in here.  The concession stand was really hopping.
 Then Sunday we had our horse show.   We only took Pep and Brother which was enough since we were working the show too.  E was 2nd out of 5 in Juvenile Western Pleasure, 1st out of 6 in Showmanship, 2nd out of 7 in Ranch Pleasure, 3rd out of 18 in Open Western Go As You Please and 1st out of 10 in Trail with Pep.
 She also took Brother for a ride in Juvenile Go As You Please and was 4th out of 7 in that one.
 I rode Brother in Open Go As You Please against E and didn't place but came back and showed in Jr. Horse Go As You Please and was 1st out of 6.  We were 2nd out of 5 in Western Pleasure and then for the biggy, 1st out of 17 in the Riding for Charity Go As You Please.
 E asked if I wanted my picture taken and I said, "YES!"
We had a picture taking place set up too and E let me take her picture there.
Then we got 1/2 way through the speed show and it started raining again so we had to call it off.  The really depressing thing was that here, 10 miles away we only got 0.08 inches of rain the entire 3 days.  Now we just have 2 1/2 weeks to get ready for 3 events at the Fair.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Just Kit Sunday #56

"OK, enough already."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Big Delivery

J completely quit making have about 3 years ago and has gone to purchasing everything.  
 Last year he got his hay from about 8 different people.
 This year he only has 2 suppliers.
 It has taken several days and a lot of waiting between loads,
but it is finally all delivered.  750 bales at 3 different farms.   Hope we are set for the winter now.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good Fences #17

The open gate in the fence beckons.

For more Good Fences click  HERE.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Land Auction

J and I went to a property auction Saturday.  We always go with the idea that maybe no one else is interested and it will sell for a reasonable price.  We were disappointed once again.  
 This was a 27 acre tract with access to the 1300 acre range lands and Virginia Highlands trail system.   This is in a remote part of the county about 5 miles from us.   The sellers live in North Carolina and camp and ride with their friends.   The wagon and outhouse watchman's stand convey with the property.
 In the middle of the property they fenced off a spot for 15 camper sites with water and electricity and 3 with sewage.
 Along with 2 old small barns this covered picnic area was the only other improvement on the property.
It was all open with pretty views.  J and I were ready to bid up to $150,000.  That was the second bid.  It ended up going for.......$430,000.  Property taxes will be going up.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rant Update

Well, it looks like I really stirred something up. Since my visit to the Board of Supervisors meeting the fair association president and first vice president have quit and the secretary that was so hateful stormed out of their last meeting.   The second vice president has nothing against the saddle club and has been one of our contacts and supporters.   They now want us to do 3 horse events at the fair the first week in August because, guess what, they have nothing else. 

But we are already doing this Horse Fest this weekend and we only have about 20 active members in our club and now another 3 day event in 3 weeks.   I hope we all don't get burned out.
Anyone want to come help?

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