Sunday, August 1, 2010

Everything and nothing in particular :)

I'm not moving all these to the bottom..I got lazy lol

WOW I haven't been on here forever!! I knew I wouldn't be on much, but not this little :) Our life has been perfectly nuts in the last 2-3 months. We have somewhere around 25 dogs right not (tons of Lab and Papillon pups) and we're finally down to 17 horses!!! after 24. In the last 2 mo, there has been 30-40 some bird babies. ANY spare time I have ridden, and that has been about 10 times :( My horse ranks far above my blog :) Today was sorta a free day after church. We got home at 2:30pm and then did a whole bunch of chores. Tammy, the lady who is buying Flame, Morning's baby, came over to see him and make another payment. Mom, Lisa, and Tammy went on a walk, so I hopped on Tommy (bareback as usual, cuz my legs are too long for my saddle now) and followed them. I am really really happy with him right now, because I have been taking lessons with Tim, a guy in the neighborhood who does reining (what i did for about 2 yrs) and we have known the Rodneys all my life. He is a excellent horse trainer, so I went over there and took about a 3 hour lesson Sat morning (3 weeks ago.) I have been raised doing Western Pleasure and HUS (Hunter under Saddle) and its just plain too boring for me. I would love to get back into reining or cutting, but my horse's legs are too long for stops and spins. I have done quite a bit of jumping and even worked some barrels, but I don't really like any of it. I have finally found something that requires speed and height, mounted shooting. Mom said once I got my horse trained well, she'd get me a gun, but I sell Serama chickens, and a lady came from Show Low the other day and bought the 8 that I had for sale. I got a couple hundred out of that, so I might be impatient and get me a gun BEFORE my horse is trained :) I have worked him around guns before (and yes, I can sorta shoot :) ) and he has done great, so I am not sure that I really need a gun this early, if there is nothing to improve with either of us. I have been working Tommy on really moving his shoulders around, and getting him more athletic when running, and I am pretty pleased with the result. Tim has helped a lot. It is funny, because at the same time that he is teaching me, he is also giving his wife lessons on her Tennesse Walking Horse and then we both work on it. Now, she says that her horse is doing better, and I obviously think that mine is, so we're thinking about showing off our horses with Tim as judge :) Yesterday, I rode for 3 or so hours out in the rain and is was soooo nice out! I got on after the rain was done tonight and the mosquitoes were real bad, so I only rode for about 1 and 1/2 hours :(

I am sooooo thrilled the bird babies are all gone excepting 2! After a while, the work just gets to be TOO much :) The pups are almost all fun :) The Pap pups are, but the Labs can be hard when its hot outside :) The four Pap pups are ridiculously ADORABLE!! Two are going to some very rich people in CA and they named them Willie (Willie Nelson) and Reba (Reba McEntire.) One of the other ones is named Pickles, who knows where the owner came up with that :) And we named the 4th one Smudge becuase of his markings.
We are still having a blast with the "new" camera

My baby One of the current Lab pups

OH yeah.. we're absolutely hooked on Lord of the Rings!! They are the best movies and are an incredible allegory to the Bible!! Tolkien was a geinus! He didn't set out to write an allegory but his Christian worldview showed thru. lisa and i LOVE the elf, Legolas in it LOL He is really cool :) :) :)
gonna go eat dinner and watch Lord of the Rings..for the 3rd time??? hahaha


Just Ride said...

i will probably disappear for a while again :) in late nov, all dec, and first half of Jan, school is out so... well i will probably ride lall day :) that is literally what i did last year... 6-7 hours a day lol
its sooooooooooo much fun and it never gets old cuz there is training..not like quads lol

Just Ride said...

the lall was supposed to be all :)

Mandie said...

Great pics!


Just Ride said...

only 1 puppy left...awful story, the pups is somewhere around 7-8 weeks and the people backed out of buying it so now we have to resell it :(