Virginia 4-H had 2 teams go to Arabian Nationals. E was on the B team with only 3 members. The A team was High overall, reasons, halter and performance. One of the members was high in everything also and won the saddle.(I still have mine from 20+ years ago). E was 19th overall and in the top 25 in most categories and her team was 3rd in halter. Congratulations to The Virginia State 4-H Horse Judging Team!
Monday, October 24, 2011
I was tired of carrying my camera in the fanny pack so I left it after lunch. The 17 mile 2nd loop was very similar ground as the first loop.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We made it back all in one piece from the Sand Hills of South Carolina, so of course I am counting it as another success! I was a little off on the ride distance, it was actually a 35 mile ride not 30. This is apparently very important in the endurance world because it adds 1:15 min. to the allowable completion time which then gave us 8 1/2 hours to complete the 35 mile.(this included the 50 min hold and 2 vet checks) There was a little scare for J at the pre ride vet check when they said Jessica was off on her left front. This was something she has never had an issue with and I didn't think she was off, she always just nods her head when she trots. They left it up to us whether to ride or not so since I was use to how she moved I thought it would be ok.
Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion...
Friday, October 21, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
We had a big family cookout on Saturday. After some excellent food, the children (and those young at heart) headed out to ride the horses.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Today was sale day for the goats.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
We have all been missing Oreo and his larger than life personality. I've been on the lookout for a new cat. Look what showed up at the clinic yesterday.
Friday, October 7, 2011
There hasn't been any bee activity for a long time. Awhile back I decided to take the lid off the hive and - no bees- not even any honey. Looks like when they swarmed twice that weakened the hive and it either lost the queen or the last group left later.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Have I mentioned the pear crop this year?
Sunday, October 2, 2011
J was really disappointed that Jessica was lame this summer and unable to go on the Virginia Highlands Challenge endurance ride with me and Hank. We looked for another ride to go on and found one in South Carolina. We have been riding lately with that goal in mind.