Our District Qualifying show for State was Saturday. Any horse that goes to the State 4-H horse show has to qualify at a district event. E took 3 horses, just in case. One year Pep went lame 2 days before the state show and she had to substitute Hank and show him.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
I didn't want to miss another Kit Kat Sunday but Kit hasn't been cooperating much in the picture posing department lately. I wanted to take a picture of him last night but he was no where to be found. Same this morning. Finally, when we came home from church I got my camera and went looking.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Looks like my flowers are hitting their stride. But it's turned off dry here now so it's hard to say how long things will stay pretty.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
This is the second year that we have had to do a skills test to qualify for the State 4-H Horse Show. They added this as an additional measure to try to make sure everyone could handle their horses safely. This is a good idea in theory but sure makes it difficult on the parents in practice. The closest one to us was over an hour and a half away, so I contacted a neighboring county's volunteer leader and we set up our own test day.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
After the long day and horse show Saturday, we had a 4-H meeting and trail ride on Sunday.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The farrier had wanted to leave the bar shoe on Otoelene as long as possible in hopes that she would grow enough hoof to trim out the bad and still have some left to nail back into. She lost the shoe the day before he was coming back. The hoof wall had looked like icing melting off of a cake.
After he put a smaller bar shoe on with no pad this time, he trimmed more of the hoof wall away.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Our Saddle Club had it's first full show of the season on Saturday. The weather was nice even if it was a little windy. We ended up taking Pep for E to show, Wrangler for me and Brother for both of us. V was going to show Hank but changed her mind because there is a history of a poor turnout of hunters and she didn't want to be the only one. (there was one other but she was still glad she didn't take Hank)
It was a good thing Alex had come to see her show because they ended up being roped into grilling the hamburgers for the concession stand.
E took Pep in a Ranch Pleasure Horse Pattern class and did excellent placing 3rd with her.
Then we changed things up again and I showed Brother in Open Western Pleasure, (E didn't feel like loping him). He was really doing well until a horse ran up on him the second way. He didn't break but he really did tense up and sped up.
Still, it was a great day. $96 in entry fees but we made back $113. And then I had to take over french fry station at the concession stand for the gymkhana part of the show. I fried fries and made chilli cheese fries until 11 pm. I think I even dreamed about french fries. I got into bed at 1 am. A big day all the way around.