The next three are of course the 50 steps. I walked for awhile West of the 25 until I reached A nice meadow ( walked my 50 steps) and saw a bit of shining light.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday was an interesting day. Shirley came over with Sammi and we loaded up into my truck and headed out to see some sheep. I was pretty excited to see what this little girl was going to do.
We started off with P bringing the sheep all together with the help of Quill ( Kali's Grandad)Watching this dog work is quite exciting, to see some really good pics of him Check out Ride A Good Horse, Shirley got some great action shots, that dog knows how to take care of unruly sheep.
Sadly my pics are too far away so you don't get to see the real action, it is really hard to get the sheep and the dog in the same pic.....at least for me and my camera.
The next few shots are of the beautiful scenery you get to see surrounding where P lives.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This is a story of a love affair that has spanned decades.It all started in 1981when I first set eyes on a well built handsome blue -eyed guy. We locked gazes and that was it, we were going to belong to each other.....never a doubt or a second thought.Our relationship had a slow start, we worked our way up to a shy friendship and then gradually added some mutual respect and to go with that some future expectations. It didn't take long to figure out that we were a perfect match for each other....not to say that there weren't some rough patches along the way because there were.Now if you want to hear about the rest of the story you will have to follow along, from now on Tuesdays will be dedicated to the telling of this story....if you are interested see ya next Tuesday.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Well here I am it's Monday but hey I have a good excuse. I couldn't post on Sunday because I was getting a new Internet provider.....wahooo this is what I call high Speed internet.I sure hope it stays this fast and also it hasn't cut out on me once....yet..... again Wahoo....simple things please simple minds.....wahoo. So anyhow Sunday's Challenge was Rocks And Rock formations, this was such a neat challenge that I don't care if I'm a day late. Kali and I went out searching for just the right Rocks and we managed to come up with a few.
The next two shots are from the archives just a little cheating. I like this spot and didn't have time to stop for new pics.
Friday, October 21, 2011
There are some good blogs out there posting about Horses and Safety, I have been reading some very good tips being offered. I have decided to add my 2 cents worth to the mix. I am not a trainer nor do I profess to know all that much.....what I do know though is that over my many years spent with horses I have had some of the displeasure of injuries and near misses...mostly due to my own ignorance. A lot of what the other bloggers are talking about I practice so I will try to add something slightly different. This seems like such a simple thing and I would have thought it is just something everyone does.....most people probably do. My tip is about the benefits of training your horse (s) to go through gates without a fuss. My horse(s) stand patiently (outside my personal space) while gates are being opened ,they are then asked to come through and they then come all the way through around the gate and turn to reface the gate.They end up well out of my space, it is then possible for me to close the gate with no horse(s)blocking my way or getting tangled up with other horses.As I said this seems like a no brainer....but when I was young and without proper guidence,the gate thing got me on a number of occasions causing me a bit of pain.....I have been crushed against gate posts, stepped on and pinned.,banged in the head and face(by horse head) I have been sandwiched between horses that wouldn't move around the gate.....so as I got older and some what smarter I started training all my horses to move all the way through and to swing around the gate end which generally puts them a fair distance from my left shoulder and allows for me to close the gate with no interference. I am not saying this is "the way" to train your horse but what I am saying is I have dealt with other people's horses that do not go through gates very well and these are just accidents waiting to happen, this method works for me and keeps me safe from future pain ....so to end this, do whatever works for you and stay safe too.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Jade was finding the whole process interesting...which I was quite happy about. This is our first ride out of the arena and also by herself...so I was ready for anything.
Kali waiting for us to catch up.I took the opportunity while it presented itself to do a little one on one with Kali....even though Tucker was close by he just doesn't get it...which is OK because I don't care whether he does or not. Kali did really well she is getting the different signs I am using for Wait/ Down/ Come.She is a smart dog, I wish I was a dog trainer....or at least a little more informed than I am now....whatever, it is what it is.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Well this weeks challenge proved to be a lot difficult for my feeble camera skills. As hard as I tried this is all I could come up with and I don't think this is what Linda was asking for.
These pics were taken yesterday when I was out with the KBCH.The pics may not be so good but the ride was really good.
I am going to say my foreground shot goes with the rest of the landscape because we were kind of part of the landscape....ya ya I know.....that's my story and I am sticking to it.
Well that's it for me. I will check you all out later, gotta go saddle up a horse.
Have A Great Week
Monday, October 10, 2011
Brooding skies, and clouds abound god forbid there's snow on the ground. Well it may not be down here yet but there's sure snow in them there mountains, it's coming, it seems like everyday it creeps a bit closer. Now being as I'm not a winter person I am already finding the signs and thought of it depressing. How awful we only have maybe 6 or seven more months to go.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Here's a first, no pictures. I would have had pics for this post
( cause a picture is worth a thousand words) but my camera just wouldn't take any under the lighting conditions. This is an add on post to my previous one about the little holiday.
While in Red Deer for the Canadian Cowhorse Supreme Show,correct me if I'm mistaken on the name ( Working Cowhorse/ Cutting/ Reining) I started to notice something you don't often see in other venues. Shirley and I were in the arena that was hosting the Reining horses, after watching for about an hour or so it became apparent to me that there was a huge gap in horse gender.....the majority of the horses showing were young Fillies or Mares with a smattering of Geldings and a few Stallions. As a Mare owner I know the value of my girls, they are all heart and work oh so hard to make me happy.Now before any of you start throwing darts at me about how good your gelding is just let me say, the best horse I have ever ridden - owned is a gelding, there is nothing out there with more heart and try than this little horse and after 31 yrs in his company I feel pretty confident uttering that last statement. However to carry on with this train of thought, I have to say I took a fair bit of pleasure in the discovery of how many equine females seemed to dominate this particular venue. I am so tired of hearing comments such as: I would buy this horse if only it was a gelding/ or how about this one We don't allow mares on our Ranch/ To bad it's not a gelding. And some of the drivel about how mares always cause problems( Maybe it's that male mentality that causes problems) It was a refreshing change to spend time around horse people that are not so uptight and old school about their thinking when it comes to Equine partners.Anyhow I just wanted to say how nice it was to see so many Mares being appreciated for what they bring to the table.....or in this case the Ring. As a side note : It was discussed why there were so many Fillies /Mares in all the disciplines shown at the Supreme and the statement that stuck with me most was. .....quite simply put....They work harder and have more oomph (Stallions as well) My own experience with Mares would have me agree. I don't know if this is why nor do I care, I just loved seeing so many good working/riding Mares. Well that's my little food for thought.
So before anyone gets offended ....this post is not intended to start a battle about which gender is better, it is just an observation and my own humble opinion.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Leav'n on a road trip.......this was Thurs. morning while I was getting ready to go on a little bit of a holiday with Shirley.( Ride A Good Horse) A BC Sunrise. We were headed to Red Deer for the Canadian Supreme. ( Cutting/ Reining)
This is for sure not a great pic ( Entrance to the National Park) but if you look closely you can see the road runs up and through a fairly small opening.... ( not sure what you call it)I think it's not much wider than the road.....I wouldn't want to be passing through there when a semi's coming the other way....talk about some kinda phobic!!!!!
The next pics are just random as we go along