I had a very nice, 64 year old retired lady look at Wrangler last week. She trail rides and use to do endurance. She loved Wrangler and if he passes her vet's Vet Check she wants him. Of course nothing is ever simple here. He has an abscess from where I let his feet get too long while on vacation then the farrier was overbooked and a shoe lost. He is sound with bute but just slightly off without it. No way he would pass a vet check yet. I've got a call into the farrier to see about resetting his shoes; it's been 5 weeks. It is so frustrating to have a horse totally sound for 2 years then get a buyer only to have an abscess. He has been the only one of my 7 here not to have had one until now. It's a rough place.
Friday, September 25, 2015
The vines are dead now, but you can see the remains of a gourd type vine.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Let me start by saying goats are not as sure footed as you might imagine. Not for the first time did J find a goat in the dog pen in the barn when there was no goat there the night before.
The wall Kit Kat is sitting on is ground level outside but six feet high inside.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
This year's Hokie 1/2 Marathon was totally different from last year's. (see here). First off, it was a month earlier, not 45 degrees or pouring down rain.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Our last day started at 8:45 in Waldron Arena with Western Pleasure 2nd go. True to form, Pep trotted in, got 1/2 way around then stopped to poop.
The Western Pleasure Classic started about 8 pm. You would have thought that after 12 hours of showing that Pep would have been just a little tired. Maybe she thought if she just went faster she would be done sooner. Whatever the reason, she was in a race, except when she stopped to poop. 6th place
One last quote from E I forgot yesterday in describing how she feels taking Pep through the Working Western Pattern, "Everyone else seem so calm but with Pep, it's a chaotic whirlwind of nonsense."
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
E's first day of showing started early with getting ready for showmanship. Pep's scraggly mane took awhile to get under control, but E managed a fine job.
Then came Working Western. E had a high number so the class was about 1/2 over when I went to check her in. SHE WASN'T ON THE LIST!! I was told to go to the show office to check with them. They didn't have her either even though she was in the printed program, albeit with Brother instead of Pep since she had made that change Sept 1. They finally got her added but that put her at the end of the class so more time for Pep to stand around.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Since E is at college it was up to me and J to get Pep and all her things to the show. E was driving up Thursday after class.
Stay tuned for day 2.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
It has been a few weeks since I have to joined up with Good Fences but I got an early start this morning.
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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Well, it turned out that I didn't have to write a letter or pay a $50 substitution fee to switch Pep for Brother at the State Show. Apparently, there was a September 1st deadline to do changes without a fee and luckily E went by the State office between classes on the first and got that done.