BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: PLAY DAY SUNDAY

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PLAY DAY SUNDAY

Sunday after church was our monthly play day. The events were barrels, obstacle course, pony express and boot race. I was proud of Savannah she did a great job on "Angel", they did all the events.

Savannah taking the first can! She did a good pattern and even slow loped home! She didn't necessarily want to lope home, but "Angel" was coming back to me! She is in to trotting every where and is just alittle nervous about loping! We are getting there ~ she is getting her confidence up!
Daddy and "Roo!" This horse is SO super fast, I wish I could get him to have 3 nice tight barrels in a arena and go to a few races on him! At home he is great on barrels and poles, in the pen, not so much!

Savannah doing her back through in the obstacle course. It was a fairly easy obstacle course: ride to the middle of the pen, lope a circle around a cone, come to the back through, go to cone and pick up tennis ball and take to next cone and drop off, 2 jumps and pick up tennis ball and place on cone, come home.


Me and "Willis" on the obstacle course! I had just picked up the tennis ball and was heading to the next cone to drop it off! He did a great job, was proud of him. The play days are a great training tool. He did a nice slow lope barrel pattern, but somebody forget to get pictures of Mom!

On the way home~the 4 goofballs in the back seat! L~R: Tristan (aka Nubbin), Savannah (aka Nanner), Kalihea (Tater's girlfriend), and Taylor (aka Tater)
**Would of posted sooner, but our Internet has been down for 2 days, just got it back up and running! I felt so disconnected!~next post Spring Break Trail Ride**

15 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Look at you guys out there! What FUN!! Willis is coming along really nicely, and glad that Angel has healed up perfectly too. I get such a kick out of seeing the pix of Savannah riding!!

Keep up the FUN girlfriend!

The Wife said...

Looks like a lot of fun! And the weather was beautiful on Sunday, perfect for a playday!

Rising Rainbow said...

Looks like you had nice weather for your playday! That's pretty cool. Here is was windy and snowy. yuk.

Savannah looks so cute on Angel. That mare is worth her weight in gold packing that kid around that way.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

My nieces would love to live in your area! They are so good with their horses but time is limited here for shows and such with all the snow and cold we have.

Savannah is totally looking like a pro!

prairierunner said...

It looks like such a great time, I want to come and play too.

Andrea said...

Look at Angel and Savannah go!! That is awesome!! She looks like she is flying around that barrel!! My oldest boy took a while to like going faster than a trot. It took him until this year to get into it.

What a fun playday!! The events sounded like a lot of fun.

Shirley said...

I think it's time for you to start looking for another horse for yourself; Savannah is gonna steal Angel!

Rebekah said...

Looks like a lotta fun! :)

Pony Girl said...

Oh my gosh, what fun! I wish we had play days like that every weekend! What good practice on those skills. I did the tennis ball one last summer at our family rodeo. I did it fine, then My Boy's hoof bumped the cone a bit and the ball fell, bummer.
The kiddos are cute and I bet they have SO much fun hangin' together at those playdays!

Patti said...

What a fun day!!

Broken Y said...

How fun! Your weather looks splendid! We are just at 30 degrees today! Look at those stinkers in the back seat! They look like they can cause some commotion! hehe!

Have a blessed day, Sweet Friend.

Paula

Callie said...

Back to your fun filled weekends! I'm jealous of your weather! Cute pic of the kids!

Rebekah said...

By the way, I love your playlist...I've been coming by regularly just to get my daily dose of country! *grin* :)

Midlife Mom said...

Go Savannah!!! What a great job she does! Tell her Midlife Mom is so proud of her and the way she rides!! T isn't comfortable cantering yet. She did a few steps last summer on her lesson pony and some with her Dad running beside her but that was it. I think this summer she will take off, her legs are longer and she has more confidence. As I always say I am soooooooo jealous of your church play days!! What FUN!!!!

gtyyup said...

I love days like that!!! Great fun...good job girl! You look so good on Willis.