Blog Vacation!

By Patty Wilber

Buckshot, Penny, Diane (human friend!) and myself drove to Arizona for an American Stock Horse event in Camp Verde.  It was lovely!

Buckshot was one point out of first overall!  He was very well behaved and looked gorgeous with his translucent gold coat! Three people wanted to know what I fed him to get him that color–alfalfa and grass hay and that’s about it. His color is genetic (and the photos do not do it justice)!

 

Buckshot

The log drag. Dragging is easy enough. It's placing that log back at the start spot neatly that turns out to be the hard part!

Gonna get that little dogie! We had a good cow go!

I only lost my hat three times…

Penny did a few good things in between trying to fly out of the arena using her tail as a helicopter propeller. I have ordered some chamomile to ratchet her down.

Penny with her tail in proper position!

And no we are not just spinning so fast her tail is billowing out due to the sheer speed of our maneuver!

The truck leaked a lot of transmission fluid (without my knowledge or consent), but managed to drive home without a whimper, despite the fact that the tranny was getting trashed…should be all better soon.

Diane was invaluable as company, driver, horse handler and friend!

The whole event was a lot of fun.

In other news:  I bought Buckshot’s daughter, also a buckskin with a few spots on her heinny.

I am going to take a blog vacation for a month or two.  Until then!

About BlogPatty

Here's the skinny: I have a thing for horses. They make sense to me. I have a small horse training business (it's a "boutique" training business, not because it's super fancy, but because the horses get a lot of personal attention). I also go by Dr. Wilber, and teach biology full-time at a Central New Mexico Community college.
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2 Responses to Blog Vacation!

  1. Buckshot is gorgeous! Photos and stories were a joy to see and read. Sounds like it was a great experience all around, despite the leaking and tranny issues.

    Enjoy your blog-cation!

    ~Lisa

  2. BlogPatty says:

    Thanks Lisa!!

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