Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dog Day

Hey out there, whew finally got er only took how many days, these pics were taken last Thurs. and here it is almost Thurs again. So it was Stock Dog Trials( Canadian Champion ....I think)Ask Shirley( Ride A Good Horse) she always knows the important stuff. In this first pic you are looking at the Dad to my Kali pup. He's a handsome one.

I loved this dogs markings, I think his owner loves him cause he does his job rather well.
This guy had some good dogs as well, in his first go which we missed he managed all the elements. I can't remember if he did with this dog or not but he did get them all in the pen.

This dog Soot .....very aptly named was pretty heated up he couldn't get enough of that water.
I took a lot of pics but unfortunately a lot of the dogs work is at a distance so I missed out on a lot of action. It was a good day though to see some nice dogs doing their to visit with Shirley and apparently I won a bunch of stuff in the raffle they had on Sunday....good thing I had some friends there that took the stuff for me otherwise I wouldn't have gotten it. Well that's it for this post I need to hit publish before I lose this whacked out machine. Later

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Challenge ( The Letter B)

You had to know when you saw what the challenge was going to be that the chances of seeing some Border Collies was pretty much a sure thing. Sage and Kali doing their favorite things.....Sage playing Ball and Kali playing Sage.

After kicking up a lot of dust Sage decides it's too hot and too much like work. Kali just wants her to keep on moving so she can do her thing.
Here's something you probably didn't predict....I don't like to be too predictable.
How about a Beamer Baby.

A Beautiful head

Body shot with a B....y face
Sorry this shot is not as clear as I had hoped for but you can see the Brand (Diamond Lazy H)
And who doesn't like a Big Butt (Equine that is)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hard Luck Pony

I will apologize now for that first pic. It is a poor picture but alas the only one that would upload and go to the right spot......but of course that would happen right..... Anyhow on with the story. Some of you may know of my Mare Jade but here's a bit of a recap. Jade went away for a month of starter training when she was a 4yr old.she was there for 1.5 days before she injured herself (fairly badly) so out of commission for quite some time over a year plus she was in foal so needless to say nothing was done with her, she foaled out ( now that was a story) and slowly healed.Once she was fit I took it upon myself to restart her training( something I am definitely not in a position to do)anyhow that was pretty unsuccessful as she was not a very willing participant.So last Nov. horse is now 7, back to the trainer she goes.By the way unless you are lucky enough to own or have ready access to an indoor arena Do Not Take Horse For Training Just Before Winter. So Jade comes back from trainers with what I am calling a Super Flu.... in spite of my best efforts it was passed along to every Equine on the place with the exception of ....get this ...the most susceptible ....the old guy. I guess he's so old now he's immune anyhow I am getting off the beaten path. So Jade comes home sick and yes of course it's winter....can't ride. So in the Spring ( this Spring) I decide she must get ridden, I was pretty happy with her considering how little she has been used. I thought her sensible, willing and pretty quick to learn......surprise.....not so. My last ride on Jade had me second guessing my assessment of her she is definitely not ready for me and she needs a lot more work so last Monday off to the trainer she went. When you see the pics that follow you may recognize the fellow. He is the guy that did such a nice job on Dave's Skookum horse and also you might remember seeing him over at Shirley's riding Chickory. I told him I am expecting a lot from him and my horse....the time for crap and excuses is over. This horse is now 8yrs old and if she isn't going to have the right kind of mind to suit me then she has to be good so she can find a new home. I will go check them out at the two week mark and take some pics.

This pick was taken last Nov. at about the 1 week mark in her training.

This is the trainer hard at work on Dave's horse. I just can't say it enough ...He did an awesome job on that horse.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

No Way

This pic was taken at 6:00 am August 16, you can just see the temp -2. I am officially concerned about what we are in for -2 in August ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunday Challenge " Close - Ups Or Macro"

Finally got er done. Didn't get the shots I wanted to use but what the heck I'll take what I can get. I don't do the Macro even though I do have that setting, mostly they just turn out blurry. Anyhow this is what I came up with.

This is my first ever attempt at growing Squash ....look at this little gem wahoo I'm so proud of know what they say? Simple things please simple minds.

Well that's it for me, I'm off to see what you all got ....then I'm going riding. Have a great week . Later.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Challenge " Sunsets Or Sunrises"

Not so easy, we have had no color in our sky for quite some time. I have cheated again and resorted to archives. So all I have is Sunrises, this is going to sound stupid but in this location I rarely see a Sunset....from time to time I see a bit of pink but just barely.You will just have to live with the many Sunrises I have captured in the last year. Hey the good news is they are colorful and it posted on time.

These pics are not tweaked at all so what you see is what I saw.Have A Great Week All catcha on your blogs. I'm betting there will be some spectacular photos.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Mares

The Girls That Share My Life