Tag Archives: New Mexico

Holiday of Fun Winter Fiesta Show Series

By Patty Wilber Last weekend, I was lucky enough to judge the first show of the Holiday of Fun Winter Fiesta Show Series which is being put on by Lia Jessen at Forever West Performance Horses.

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The “Trip”

By Patty Wilber I turned 60 last month.  Jim turns 60 this month, and our 35th wedding anniversary is right in between.  To help us celebrate our “momentous” birthdays, our children told us they had arranged a trip for us, … Continue reading

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Feels like Fall

By Patty Wilber Over the last few days, the weather seems to have taken a turn towards autumnal, without the polar vortex prewinter plunge that resulted in snow on Sept. 9th, last year!

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The Weeds I Hate the Most

By Patty Wilber We have had the best monsoon weed growing season in about 20 years, according one source. Even so, NM is still a droughty state.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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!

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The Quest for the Lost Keys

By Patty Wilber 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 … Continue reading

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