New Opportunities

Bruno showing his superior size to new pasture mate Cody.

Bruno showing his superior size to new pasture mate Cody.

Some friends have become aware that we have a couple extra stalls available at our new barn.  We have been asked to board a couple of horses for friends.  We all ride with Dev and it seems like a good opportunity to make a little money, expand Lauren’s responsibilities and have friends to ride with.  Perfect!  Dev even started running a Saturday lesson here.

I mean why not, our new arena is giant-sized,  the footing is good, we have a pretty good collections of jumps and our new farm is pretty centrally located.  I certainly never sat back and said, gee I would like to get in the boarding and training field, but we built our new facilities and people want to come use them.

Amelia getting one of the best jumps from Bruno we have seen.  Dev couldn't believe how well he was doing!

Amelia getting one of the best jumps from Bruno we have seen. Dev couldn’t believe how well he was doing!

We had several horses and riders going.  Dev was working with Amanda’s new horse.  A young teen had shown up to give Snowboy  a try (he was an all-star!),  I think they will be spending much more time together,  Nice work, Mia! Amelia took her first lesson with Dev and it went well, he complimented her on how much work she had done with Bruno.

Even Amelia’s daughter and my granddaughter, Jordyn took some laps on Mickey.  It was a busy day.

Lauren and Feather continue to improve moving up to more sizeable jumps.

Lauren and Feather continue to improve moving up to more sizeable jumps.

Libby and her World Champ Jumper Cody showed up in the early evening and it was wonderful to catch up with her folks whom I have known for years.  Suddenly, it was dark and time to head to bed to start a new day today.

I fed the horses early this morning but slipped back to sleep until daylight when I headed out to the barn to clean stalls and get horses out to the pasture.  Libby surprised me by already being out in the arena riding.  Wow!

Lauren and I headed down to my mom’s for a bit after that.  When we got back we were pretty tired and ready for a little siesta.  Lauren headed upstairs to rest and I sat down to work on some computer stuff.  Suddenly Kona lunged at the window and I looked up to see a black bull looking in the window at me.

Was he going to charge us?

Was he going to charge us?

I started screaming for Lauren and we had some hilarious times trying to shoo the big bull back up our drive to where we suspected it had come from our neighbors.  Mickey, the only horse with any cow blood, marched toward the fence and beat a hasty retreat as the bull charged the fence rattling the timber.

It was a little unnerving. Finally, we got it headed down the driveway and headed back to the neighbors where it belongs, although it is unclear if it is yet back in the pasture.  I hope to not stare any young bulls down again anytime soon.

Lauren about to rope the bull with her superior roping skills.

Lauren about to rope the bull with her superior roping skills.

We also hosted our friends and their family from Oklahoma early this morning as well,  the two girls had a great time on Snowney!

 

Hope you are having a happy, safe holiday.  Run by here if you are bored,  always something going on!

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