|Posted by Beth on September 28, 2011 at 6:55 PM||comments (1)|
This has truly been a sad year when it comes to our beloved animals. Chelsea had to say good bye to two of her horses this year. Her sweet little Annie was suffering from a chronic lameness, and Chelsea had to give her up. Fortunately for Annie though, as she has been donated to a facility, with unlimited resources, to help her get better.
Chloe, her great POA mare, succumbed to colic.Very tragic. Chloe was a wonderful show pony,a great trail horse, and one of Chelsea's best friends.
My boy Legend...Words can't describe the emptiness I have with him being gone. He truly filled my days with joy. He was a great show horse,trail horse, pony horse. He gave so much in his life, and constantly made me laugh. He was a horse that never grew up. Silly until the end. I loved him very much.
All of these horses will be sadly missed, but we are better off for having them in our lives...
|Posted by Beth on September 28, 2011 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
Another successful playday! We really do seem to have some fun. The topper was the chili cookoff. Everyone was different, but all were delicious! I am really glad I chose to keep eating the tasters instead of eating large bowls. They were all so good it allowed me to have seconds on each without getting stuffed! It was a surprise when Chuck and Eunice showed up, but glad they made it. We are very fortunate to have a great group of people to spend these days with. I love you all! Hopefully our numbers will grow to include friends that haven't been able to attend in the past.
|Posted by Beth on June 20, 2011 at 5:44 PM||comments (0)|
Today Buck went to his new home with Chris Andrus and Ann Alfama. Congratulations! I know you will enjoy him very much. Thank you !
|Posted by Beth on May 28, 2011 at 6:09 PM||comments (0)|
May 22, marked the reentering to the show ring for Chamberlain Show Horses... Congratulations to Pam Croupe and JR for taking first in in hand trail! It was Pam's first show in over 20 years! She looked like she never stopped showing! Jeffery was a star in the color class,acting like a seasoned veteran, instead of his first time out! Looking forward to the next show, making his debut under saddle!
|Posted by Beth on April 24, 2011 at 10:47 AM||comments (0)|
What a wonderful day we had! We do have such a great group of people! Whenever we get together, it is like a family reunion. Horses, friends and good food make a perfect day! The new cowboy curtain was a huge success, and what a great bunch of horses to be receptive to going through that scary obstacle! Kicking the big ball around was a blast too! Definitely need more practice to get it through thoses goal posts! The trail ride proved to be a bit more challenging than expected...I didn't know I had a water obstacle in my own back yard. All in all it was a fantastic day, and can't wait for the next playday!
|Posted by Beth on April 22, 2011 at 9:36 PM||comments (0)|
Tomorrow will be the 2nd playday at Chamberlain Show Horses. Everyone seems excited to try the new "cowboy curtain". Trail course is set and looking forward to horse soccer! The day will start early and will last as long as everyone wants to stay.This blog will continue tomorrow after the playday! hope everyone has a blast!
|Posted by Beth on March 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM||comments (0)|
Hopefully we are in for some dry weather for a while.The horses are antsy but I was able to put them in outside pens today. The arena is on the verge of being dry enough to work in, thanks to the efforts of karlan and his mighty John Deere. The round pen ground needs to be turned a few times before it will be rideable but I'm seeing daylight at the end of that tunnel. With the ground still being a little wet to work I took full advantage of the day to clean my saddles. They are ready to be ridden in and look pretty respectable! the ribs are feeling pretty good, except when I lay down and turn. At that time I am aware that I still have injuries that are healing
|Posted by Beth on March 22, 2011 at 11:06 PM||comments (0)|
It's always a chore to try to keep horses worked when we get rain. The horses bounce off of the stall walls, bucking and rearing in place, pleading to be able to see some sunshine again. While the arena and round pen are to slick to ride in, we do like the fact that the rain leaves behind great water obstacles on our road. These are mid cannon deep and the size of a small swimming pool, with decent footing below. So for those looking for a water challenge, this is nature's blessing. The road isn't heavily traveled, so sans they occasional vehicle, it is a pretty safe training obstacle. The timing for another playday, would be great if the arena would dry enough to be able to ride in and that the puddles still exist, so let's try to plan one for the near future.
|Posted by Beth on March 21, 2011 at 11:32 AM||comments (1)|
Our first Playday and BBQ was a huge success. We had a great turn out and everybody had a good time. It brought new and old friends together for a fun day of riding and eating. We couldn't of asked for a more beautiful day weather wise either. It was an inspiration to provide more challenging obstacles, and of course to prepare horses for the upcoming show season. We are very fortunate to have a great bunch of people that enjoy doing the same things and support each other. Horses are suppose to be fun and we are striving to make sure everyone does just that.:D