Spring Shedding Memes

By Patty Wilber

The onset of springtime is always “fun” as the horses start losing their winter coats and we become inundated with hair.  My favorite is when hair on my gloves ends up stuck on my chap-sticked lips when I try to tuck my own wayward hair back under my hat. Hair everywhere!

I thought taking a look at some memes could be fun.

I found all the memes on Pinterest, somehow.

And, of course, as I write this, my “i thought it was spring” heavily shedding horses are being snowed on.  One to ten inches are expected (We are right at the elevation driven prediction border: 1-3 inches below 6500 feet, 3-10 inches above 6500 feet.)

Friday morning! Four to five inches but it melted on the warmer patio.

It will be in the 60’s by Monday, though, just to provide some weather whiplash.

Happy Friday!

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Gette’s First Beer Run

By Patty Wilber

Last Friday, Deets went home for the weekend, and Gette came home for the weekend. What fun to have her here!

On Sunday, before she went back to Christy’s, we took her for a beer run.

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An Afternoon at the Barn

By Patty Wilber

After a night of snow, the sun was out and the wind was calm, so the horses took the opportunity to snooze it up in the afternoon (35F).

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Smashing…success?

By Patty Wilber

Last weekend was the first New Mexico Buckskin Horse Association all breed training show of the year!  (The next one is March 6th). Of course I wanted to go and take a few horses, but the 2004 truck is again in the shop, needing a new transfer case.

I had to beg a ride from Christy and Deets instead of me giving THEM a ride.

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Wait…It’s Winter?

By Patty Wilber

It had been a mild fall and winter, it is February now, and it is light until nearly 6 pm, so shouldn’t it be warm(ish–like highs in the 40’s or something?) during the day?

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Lucy’s Good Year

By Patty Wilber

This last year, Lucy really matured physically, and I often look at her and think how strong and balanced she has become!  Yes, yes.  Bias all over the place.

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Pony Party

By Patty Wilber

Suffragette CD is living with Christy’s colt Gino so the two babies can play and roam on Christy’s ten acres.  I go by about once a week for a play date, and last weekend we had a pony party!

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She’s a Senior Horse Now

By Patty Wilber

In the horse show world, a senior horse is not at all old. Junior is five and under.  Senior is six and up.  Lucy is six this year and so she is now a senior horse!

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The Joy of Horses in the Yard

By Patty Wilber

I wanted a horse of my own, in my own back yard, ever since I was very little.  Now I get to wake up every day, and there they are, being their silly or bossy or pesty selves.

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The Canadians Made it!

By Patty Wilber

Christy and I were going to have a great adventure driving to the U.S./Canadian border at Sweet Grass, Montana over Christmas to pickup our 2021 Appaloosa models, Gino (Drivers Seat) and Gette (Suffragette CD), bred by Heather McLevin and Jim Dobler at Thunderstruck Ranch. But then new COVID restrictions made a quick back and forth crossing difficult. I was both disappointed (that would have been a fine blog, I could have seen Stacy Boswell, and met Heather in person!) and relieved (who cares if it is a high of -12 F in Sweet Grass and the wind is blowing 100 mph in Wyoming?).

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