Betty Sue is coming and she is bringing her grandma!

All kinds of stuff going on around here!  I had taken this week for vacation as I knew it was the week Betty Sue would arrive.  Also, Lauren will be headed back to the show ring for the first time since her broken arm.  She won’t be pushing hard, just seeing how her paralyzed fingers hold up in the rigors of showing.  Certainly worth mentioning quietly is Lauren’s own demons that she will need to face as she regains the confidence to jump a course once again.  Dev will also show the grey mare some to keep her moving forward.

 

RPSI mare, Blonder Reflection, Betty Sue's grandma.

RPSI mare, Blonder Reflection, Betty Sue’s grandma.

When I was making the final preparations for Betty Sue, her owner suggested I should think about taking her nine-year old grandma as well.  Stephanie would love to see this nice German mare in the hunter or dressage ring and the transportation was already available for her to come to Texas.  RPSI Blonder Reflections (Fargo) by Blonder Hans (a German imported stallion) and out of a Rainbow daughter was started under saddle but has spent the last few years being an outstanding brood mare.  I think Fargo will make a good addition to our family as a hunter (I hope, I hope!) and as a brood mare.

I also think Betty Sue will have any easier transition to her life in the south with grandma along.  I am so excited for their arrival!  Pray for safe travels and happy landings for the three ( another weanling is coming to a dressage friend here as well)  journeying from Colorado tonight.

Thursday, on the way to the bank, I thought I saw something moving in the tall grass by the road.  On our way home, we stopped and found this tiny, starved puppy.  Of course we took him home.  He was polite and did well with the other dogs.  Lauren posted this picture to Facebook and we got a lot of people betting he would never leave our home.

Thin, scared and abandoned on the side of the road, this little guy is all heart.

Thin, scared and abandoned on the side of the road, this little guy is all heart.

The first night he slept on my pillow with the six other dogs and one big cat.  The next night he slept with Lauren and her two Burmese cats.  He was definitely a keeper. We have never managed to get rid of the neighbor’s border collie who attacked Sneaky and this pushed us to eight dogs, five cats and as of tomorrow, seven horses.  Okay, a little much but this guy is only three pounds.

Saturday, we got a new shed built to hold feed and hay.  With our new horses coming and a new boarder with two more horses, space is at a premium.  Dev’s group with Lauren trailering them was headed to Pine Hill a local cross country and eventing place yesterday.  Three of the girls spent the night and all were off early for the day.  All the horses and ponies did great.

Mickey was made for eventing.  What a great time he had.

Mickey was made for eventing. What a great time he had.

Mickey loved it!  He says to find him someone to do eventing!  Snow was unflappable as always.

 

Olivia on Avery and Alex on Mickey at Pine Hill.

Olivia on Avery and Alex on Mickey at Pine Hill.

Mia and Snowboy!

Mia and Snowboy!

 

Ally, Luke and Kendyll came to help me move hay and feed to the new shed.  I am thankful they did as my hip was complaining in the first ten minutes.  Luke’s parents dropped by and minutes later, the tiny puppy was headed to a new home with them.  I actually am missing the guy.  Now, if anyone wants a very pretty, fast, smart border collie, Elliott, is looking for a new home as well.

The new feed shed, insisted just in time for the arrival of our Colorado girls.

The new feed shed, just in time for the arrival of our Colorado girls.

They should be picking up weanlings Carter, Betty Sue and grandma Fargo any time now.  I suspect tomorrow will go pretty slowly for me as I keep track of them on their southbound journey.

Thanks for riding along!

 

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