Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Waiting to hear running order of teams!
Woo Hoo! Clean!
Dallying and fixing to turn left!
Waiting on the heeler!Releasing the loop!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The first book I read was Wild Horses. The main character is Kirstie Scoot and she lives for horses. (my kind of girl!) The setting is Half Moon Ranch her Grand parents ranch. She moved there when she was 9 years old. The ranch is located at the end of a 5 mile dirt road off Route 3 out of San Luis. A small town with only a grocery store, gas station and one main street. After her grand father's death they turned the ranch into a small vacation center for paying guests. Which included lodging, meals, trail rides, etc. She is leading a horse trek through Miner's Ridge when a land slide causes her to be trapped alone with a wild proud stallion. The stallion is injured during the land slide and Kirstie and another lone man help the stallion with his wounds and form a lasting bond. It is a great story, even though there interruption of ranching and use of words is different than ours here. I would highly recommend it to any horse crazy girl.
The second book I read was Rodeo Rocky. Kirstie Scott is the main character again and it takes place on Half Moon Ranch as well. It is alittle slow to start and the rodeo lingo she uses it different from ours, but all in all a good book. While Kirstie and the guests from the ranch are at a local rodeo she sees a horse being beaten and stricken to be ridden by a cowboy. Her heart goes out to this horse and she feels a instant connection with him. She conceives her mother to buy the horse and takes him back to the ranch. She begins working with the horse and builds his trust and eventually winds up riding him on trail rides. He has a set back on the trail one day and she realizes she has to trust the horse to get her home safely. Another good book by Jenny Oldfield that I would recommend as well.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Front seat: purse, Ruger (Mrs. Mom you should recognize this!), Little Cowgirls spurs~goat rope~hobbles~and multiple ponytail holders on the gearshift, water, spit cup, Coggins notebook on the other side of the console.
Back seat: camo snack bag, multiple headstalls, reins, tie downs, rope bag, camera case, roping glove, extra clothes.
One little cowgirl! Her blanket is in the window behind her!
What's this! Well he is not technically in my truck, but he was sure nosey when I was un looking this morning!
Now you're probably thinking she doesn't have alot of stuff in there! Well, I have a tool box that I keep alot of extra stuff in! Extra clothes bag for little cowgirl, bungee cords, ropes, chinks, boots, cattle prod, rodeo box, first aid kit, etc, etc. That just barely scratches the surface! Then in the bed of my truck: more ropes (you can never have too many!), clippers, multiple sorting sticks, tire iron, blocks, toy bag, cooler. Think that's about it! Me and hubby did make a deal when we got this truck that we were going to keep it clean and organized. So that is why it isn't too bad. Our old dually Oh lawsie me!