Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Walking with stars upon a warm milky way
Friday, October 16, 2009
So, since the weather is being ridiculous right now, I was thinking about my trips to Cuba and
hopefully my trip in the very near future. I thought I would share some pictures of the horses of
Cuba. I actually had a bunch that I took of conformation and all that but one of my Cuban amigos deleted all my pictures. Thank you! LOL
I love the horses down there. They are all small, not quite ponies but little horses with great feet and lots of movement. They are super tough, brave and athletic. I have this dream of starting a farm down there making little event horses and exporting them to the US, Canada and Europe. It would be attached to a bed and breakfast style resort so when people wanted to try one of the horses they could do it in conjunction with their holidays. It would be ultimate horse shopping experience. I think it's a great idea...maybe some day.
This was my horse...he was so lazyMe and the trail guide...he's putting my camera on the horn.
Beautiful beaches everywhere...
What a great little guy. I think they would make super kids event mounts.
We had an altercation....he tried to kick me and I tried to punish him with my glare.
They get along well for a bunch of studs!
This is Fletcher...Alicia was allowed to drive him around for awhile. So much fun.
Friday, October 9, 2009
When you are another year older (or in this case me)!
Today is my birthday, going to enjoy it despite the rain. Fingers crossed my boys move to the farm this weekend, what better a birthday present?
I hope you all have a great weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadians (myself included)!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Schaeffer gets bored very easily. Rough life he has.
Can you see him staring at me? He's waiting for me to entertain him. The shelter in dire need of repair.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I've been on the farm for a week now and working steadily till sundown once I'm home from work. I have had no time to ride and haven't seen my boys much, but trust me - this is going to be worth it.
I'm going to share some pictures from my first day of work on the farm. When I say mess, I mean MESS. The owners are great people, but they have left their farm in complete disarray and now it is just too far gone for them. I am now the lucky person who gets to turn this mess into something special. Is it going to be an insane amount of work? YES. Is it going to be never ending? Probably. Am I in over my head? Definitely...but thankfully I have some great friends who are helping me along the way.
I have permission to whatever I please with the property and anything on it. So I pretty much have a blank canvas (minus the huge amount of crap everywhere). These pictures are from day one. I didn't start snapping until we had done a bit so it was actually worse when we started. The goal is to make one small paddock into one slightly larger paddock by adjoining two "pens" which are side by side. Repair and rebuild the shelter, cut the grass/weeds/burrs and make it habitable for Fandango.
This is the view from the house. Page-wire fences, long tangling grass.
The shelter, after the tarp was ripped off the walls.
The section dividing the two small fields which will become one. Notice the amazing fencing with particle board and wire.
After all the wire and crap is removed.
Wire, so much wire.
The view of the second half of the field after the wire fence was taken down, along with more crap.
The bathtub which was used as a water trough before. I will probably use this but make a box around it or something.