Spadefoot Tadpole Rescue

By Patty Wilber

I rode H up to the little catchment on our 30 acres to check on the spadefoot tadpoles, and to my horror, found them in a concentrated pile in a bit of slimy mud.  A few were still moving.

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Pecos, show, Pecos, show

By Patty Wilber

Last Friday, Lucy and LT and I packed in supplies for a trail crew.  We went with Back Country Horsemen, Pecos Chapter.

We left from Jack’s Creek Trailhead and went up past Baldy Lake.

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H’s Photo Shoot

By Patty Wilber

Judith and I decided to bring H home for the last month before the big Texas Premier sale so I could prepare to present him at the sale, which feels more like a big scary show than a sale, to me. (He was with Cody Crow  at No Where But Up Performance Horses in Colorado for the last year.) I will be riding him doing some sort of routine, maybe working cows…not entirely sure, yet…

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Judith and Beauty

By Patty Wilber

Beauty (2 yrs old) owned by Melissa Huchton and bred by Judith Huchton, came in mid April and she went home for bit 7/27  because H (owned by me and Judith) is coming home from Cody Crow’s for five weeks so I can get him and me ready to show him for the Best of Texas Sale he is entered in, in September! It feels like a big show, so I am a bit nervous already!

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Green Chile Show and then a LOT of rain

By Patty Wilber

Maddie and Leo decided to go to a show!  They did the senior 4H events at the Green Chile Classic sponsored by the NM Paint Horse Club.  They showed in every event from ranch to western to English! They had such a solid show that they ended up reserve champs under both judges and won two nice saddle blankets!

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Housekeeping in a Virtual World

screenshot of headerPersonally, I think it’s bad enough that Real Life Housekeeping doesn’t stay kept.  It turns out the digital world is hardly any better! Continue reading

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Welcome to WordPlay!

This is Doranna Durgin’s WordPlay Blog. Theoretically, it’s all about my books.  In practice, it’s more about life, dog training, horses, and reading.  On Fridays, The Write Horse usually stops by to offer a peek into the horse training life, written by Patty Wilber.  Welcome, and I hope you come back!

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No Coherent Theme

By Patty Wilber

There is no coherent theme for this week, but a lot happened!

Penny did goat tying (with no prior practice, ever) with Heidi and they placed! Later they did turn back work for the ropers. They had some great turns, Heidi reports! Continue reading

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Wonders!

By Patty Wilber

Disclaimer: This is a mostly horseless blog.

All the adults in my family are vaccinated and so my mom, dad and sister came to visit, reinstating the annual 4th of July NM trip! Continue reading

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The Quest for the Lost Keys

By Patty Wilber

Looking for the lost keys. Steve on Maddie mule, Richard and Cole (dog) looking.  Well, Richard is looking.  Cole is pretending to look!

Last Fall, Amber lost her keys sometime around when she shot her elk, so we figured we would ride out there (Cruces Basin Wilderness Area) and try to find them. It was about a 10 mile round trip ride from our camp, and the Cruces Basin Wilderness is lots of fun to walk in, ride in, or just look at! Continue reading

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