Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Got her picked up this morning from the vet and home safely. She is going to have to be confined for 2 weeks and have the sutures out in 3 weeks. There is alittle bit of swelling and leakage from the site. She was happy to see me and irritated on the same note. I'm sure for leaving her there! He did say it would be alittle uncomfortable for her. When I was settling her into the lot with hay and water, she seemed to be at ease to be home. She was following me around and loving on me. That's my girl!

Here is what it looks like! Dr. Thoni did say that after surgery, he took the scar tissue and was checking it, just to make sure what it was. It was a puncture wound or bite wound that had abscessed and gotten infected and he thinks the friction from the girt caused irritation and made it bigger. He did say he got it all and it shouldn't come back.

Hope you all have a great and Happy New Year! See ya next year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


She came through surgery great and is recovering in her stall. Said she probably would have alittle swelling. Will be able to pick her up in the morning and they will give me her discharge instructions. I'm so glad it is over and she did well. I love our vet and his whole staff, they truly understand and care for the animals. Thanks to you all for your kind words and prayers! I'll keep you posted on her recovery. I'm now going to lay down and take care of myself! I went to the doctor this morning and I have a ear infection! So she started me on antibiotics and ear drops.

Monday, December 29, 2008

MY MARE...MY GIRL.......

Me and my girl, I just love her so! Well this afternoon I had to take her to the vet and drop her off, she is scheduled for surgery tomorrow morning between 10:30-11. I will get to pick her up Wednesday morning. Here is the whole story~the last time we worked cows when I was saddling her I felt a couple of bumps/knots on her left side where her front girt goes. Saddled her anyway, thinking they were just bites. Well we had been penning cattle for about 30 minutes and I asked her to start loping and she kicked out! What in the world I say and try again and this time I know she was kicking out. Which, even though she is a mare, she doesn't ever act this way. I knew immediately something is wrong and take her back to the trailer and get "Willis." We finish working for the day and I call the vet and make her a apt. for the next day. Of course I'm thinking everything from nothing to she has cancer by the time I get her there! He exams her and determines she has a huge girt knot. It is accumulated scar tissue that can happen and the only way to get rid of it is to have it removed. The best way he said is to lay her down so he can make sure he gets it all, if he did not it would come back. He did say it is very painful for the horse and that is why she was kicking out. After surgery it will be 30 days before I can ride her again. He said I probably could after 15 days, but he would prefer 30 to make sure she is completely healed. Not a problem, I was going to give her a break this winter and work with "Willis" anyway. So we took her this afternoon and dropped her off. That was hard, I tell ya. She is such a special horse to me and we have such a bond. I know I'm ready for it to be over with and have her back home with me!! So say a prayer for her and Dr. Thoni! And for me as well~that I don't go crazy with her gone!!


Christmas morning~she was not wanting to pose for the camera~!

She was so excited~she got what she asked for! FYI~only the stocking at our house is from Santa, everything else is from us. She got her little cricket rifle, gun case and bullets to go with it.

We had to wait a couple of days due to the weather to take her and let her shoot it. Let me just say we are proud of her. She wasn't all over the place, it will just take her some time to get used to the sights. I will say this is a nice little beginner gun. Very lightweight, no kick and easy for her to handle. I don't think I started on a gun like that!

She was having so much fun!! Of course we took our 22, my pistol and several shotguns to shoot. Hubby even pulled out the skeet thrower and we did that as well. It has been awhile since we have shot skeet. We all had a great time.

Hope everyone had a great and blessed Christmas and hope and pray that your New Year will be filled with many blessings.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS from our outfit to yours! God Bless!

Monday, December 22, 2008


Geared up and ready to go feed this morning! I'm wearing insulated coveralls, new down filled camo coat, rubber boots. Needless to say I stayed nice and warm! Thanks honey for the rocking coat! :)
And yes this is a picture from this morning! Crazy hen was sitting on eggs and hatched them out last week! I was shocked to say the least, they normally don't sit during the winter! Crazy weather even messed up the chickens! LOL!

"Willis" and his baby face! He's such a love! I was trying to get a picture of his whole head, but no he wanted to be closer to me!
Ice off our water troughs!
"Shelby" scoring a piece of the frozen treat! She had them spread all over the pasture by the time I was done breaking up both troughs! And yes she did eat frozen poop as well, didn't get a picture of it though!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


This morning we went to the sale barn to see how the sale was going and to mingle with the locals. Savannah loves going and watching! After that we went to our pen for some roping practice. The weather here has been crazy! The last week it has been cold, winter weather. Yesterday and today it was in the 70s! Supposed to turn off winter weather again tomorrow or Monday!
Savannah tracking "Pedro" on "Angel" She was so funny, she was really enjoying it!
Me and "Willis" getting in some roping training! Notice Savannah in this picture she is practing her dally skills! She was telling me she was gonna gett the heels! LOL!
Love this pic! She had gotten down and let her and "Angel" into the return alley and was getting back on!
She yelled over at me and said look Mom, and then proceeds to do various trick riding moves!

Well not to be outdone by her, I had to do it too! "Willis" did great for his first time! I really don't know where she gets this from! LOL! She even challenged her Daddy, but he wasn't about to stand up on his horse! Party poop er! :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Love this picture! (yes Tater I snagged it from your blog! :O) Wish the weather was good enough to be doing that! Sigh....we have gotten winter weather the last couple of days! I hope you all are having a great week! I'm not sure where the time has gone! I'm so far behind on checking in with you all! I'm hoping after this week, things will slow down. I just want you all to know I miss you and love each of ya! Hope to get back to my normal blogging routine real soon! :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Not so Wordless Wednesday! Sorry I have not been posting and checking in with you all! have been missing you all! Our Internet has been so weird the last week, some days we have it, some days we don't, sometimes for 5 minutes and then not! They can't seem to figure it out! LOL! And just been plain busy! Oh and watching the NFR with hubby! Hope everyone is well and I can get back to visiting! HAPPY WEDNESDAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Yesterday we went to work cows with some friends of ours in Henderson. Was going well with the penning of the cows, until this lovely little red cow decided to change the plans. She is brushed up, so they sent in 2 cow dogs to try and get her out and then they were going to rope her. Well, she tried to eat the 2 dogs, so I was sent to our trailer to get "Shelby". So I come back and hubby turns her onto the cow, well things started slow, but between Shelby and the other 2 dogs they finally got her out of the brush and moving along well. It had rained the day before a whooping 4 inches, so it was nice and muddy! At one point in the pens, Savannah had her boot sucked off her foot! It was great weather for working the cows though, not too hot, not too cold!! It was a great family day, no one got hurt, great food and fellowship!
Mad momma cow brushed up!
You have to look real close but this is a picture of "Shelby" on the head of the cow! You go girl! Hubby was very proud of her! This cow meant business and had already slung one of the other dogs through the brush. They had to doggie up and get the job done!

Here we are sorting the cows and calves. Me and another guy were holding the gate horseback. I was busted, yes honey I've got them go on with your sorting! LOL! Note~put camera away for a little while!
Moving the smaller calves to another pen until we are ready to work them!

I'm sure this picture needs no explanation! I was the designated ear notcher and whatever else hubby needed! I only got a few pics of us working and none with me in them! I was there I promise, all muddy and bloody! This is what little cowgirl does to pass the time! She's defiantly a country girl!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008


I wanted to let you all know about these great rubber boots I found! I don't know about you, but I normally go through a bunch of the cheap rubber boots in a year. I wear them everyday, sometimes multiples times throughout the day. The cheaper ones, didn't last and were not warm at all. When I was at our local feed store a couple months back we started talking about this new line he was carrying. Sounded great, till he told me how much. I left with no boots, I'm such a tightwad! Well I was telling hubby about them and he said honey as much as you spend on the cheaper boots several times during the year, you would have paid for these. Oh, I didn't think of that, I was just focused on the cost right now. So needless to say I bought the boots and I LOVE them! They are the best money I have spent. They are called Bogs. They are 100 % waterproof, 100% breathable and 100 % warm. I wear them all the time and my feet are so warm! You can check them out at there website at *I guess I could have cleaned them up!! But now you know how much I wear them! LOL* HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This morning we loaded up and headed down to our arena and roped. Before we could head to the arena we went to the local DQ and had breakfast with the Old Timer's Group. They are the local men in the area that meet there every morning to catch up on the town gossip! Let me just tell you it is very entertaining! They have accepted me and let me into the group! There ring leader is the owner of "Grey" the horse I rode a couple of months back. Let me just tell you they know everything that is going on and if they don't they will find and get back with ya!! After that we headed down to our pen and practiced roping. "Willis" is needing alot of tracking and slow roping done on him and hubby is working on his heeling skills on my mare. We had a great time and when we got done roping, hubby decided we needed to ride the place. Woo hoo, he doesn't ever just ride! Of course I asked him what he wanted!

Tracking "Pedro" on "Willis"~he still needs to be driven at times, but he is getting better.

Getting ready to swing~I rope donk with a breakaway rope.

Woo hoo~clean! Take a dally and stop! "Willis" is such a sweet horse and I think he is going to make a jam up head horse. I'm taking it slow and easy, no need to push. He is only 3 1/2!

Hubby's turn on my mare~he's practicing his heeling skills!

Just had to take this picture~I looked up and told hubby stop, that'll make a great pic! He just rolled his eyes! LOL! We are on the backside of our place.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Did someone say new halter for me?!?!?

Check out her new bronc halter! I've always wanted one and have been searching for the right one for awhile now. Found it, in a friend's tack room, and told her if she ever wanted to get rid of it let me know! She never used it and was selling things to buy more tack for her new horse. Thanks RoeAnn! What is it with us horse owners always wanting new tack for our horses!??!? I'm not a shopper at all, but could spend hours in a tack store or looking at horse related magazines!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Today was our November play day after church. The events were barrels, pony express race, ribbon roping and obstacle course. It was a beautiful day and as always we had a blast!! I rode "Angel" for my points and took "Willis" my winter project to just get exposure. He is 3 1/2, he did great! As always, I am proud of my mare. She just rocks! We took 1st place in the barrels, pony express, obstacle course. And 2nd place in the ribbon roping.
1st barrel

coming home
Pony Express

Ribbon roping

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Hello all! I'm still alive and well! Just been super busy this past week and haven't been able to post or check in with you guys! Thanks for all the kind emails and posts~! I feel so loved! I hope to get back to checking in with you guys today or tomorrow! The first part of the week, we started tearing down our barn and then the later part of the week I have been at the school every day getting ready for the Fall Festival this evening! I'm ready to slow down some! I'm not sure if I'm coming or going right now!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Yesterday there was a team roping at a cowboy church in Jacksonville. Hubby went to rope in it, the weather was absolutely beautiful! Him and "Roo" did a great job! I'm so very proud of them! He had several runs and came back in the short gos with all his runs! Didn't break the barrier and "Roo" handled very well. All in all a great day!! He has team roped for years on "Pesky" (aka Old Man), he retired him about 5 years ago. Wish I had more pictures of them too, man they were awesome to watch. He won tons on him and "Pesky" is truly a one of a kind horse! I will have to do a post on him, he has a awesome story. Lawsie the day something happens to him. He has started "Roo" in team roping and is slowly starting to haul him. "Roo" is his day working horse, but a green horse when it comes to team roping. The plan is to get "Roo" going and I'm going to head off of him and he is going to heel off my mare. We'll be team Woodall!
Waiting to hear running order of teams!
Woo Hoo! Clean!

Dallying and fixing to turn left!

Taking a dally!

Waiting on the heeler!

Releasing the loop!