Betty Sue and Grandma arrive! Lauren overcomes! Feather Soars!

Betty Sue seeing Lauren eye to eye on Texas soil.

Betty Sue seeing Lauren eye to eye on Texas soil.

First taste of Texas.

First taste of Texas.

Betty Sue, grandma Fargo, and weanling friend Carter had an uneventful trip from Colorado to Texas, arriving late Tuesday afternoon.  They were ready to get off the trailer but no worse for the trip.  The two weanlings were exceptionally calm and well-behaved.  We immediately reloaded Fargo and Betty Sue for the short trip on to our house

The girls have settled in easily.  They love the green grass but are slightly less enamoured with the temperatures in the high 80’s with their Colorado winter coats.

Wednesday Feather headed to the equestrian center for her first show since OKC in July and her first since Lauren’s broken arm.  Dev showed Feather Thursday and Friday, coming out of their first class with the winning time and the blue ribbon in hand.  From there they moved up from the 1.05 meter (which is the highest we have ever showed) all the way to the 1.15 meter.  Feather did fine, no problem with the height but will need continued work on her technique.   They showed in the 1.20 meter on Friday and had a stop at the big in and out jump, but nothing a little practice can’t fix.

Dev and Feather in the 1.20 meter

Dev and Feather in the 1.20 meter

 

Dev and Feather soar.

Dev and Feather soar.

Lauren returned to the show ring today with some natural fear and angst following her bad fall this past July. I needn’t have worried, they stepped into the ring, two titanium rods supporting her foreman and still total paralysis of two fingers, to take over second place in the .95 meter. I was SO proud of my girls.

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More work happening at the farm as my son-in-law Luke works to get us arena lights before the time change hits.  He has worked for days, sacrificing sleep, family and football. I am very grateful!

Thanks for riding along and all your support!

Betty Sue says good night!

Betty Sue says good night!

 

4 thoughts on “Betty Sue and Grandma arrive! Lauren overcomes! Feather Soars!

  1. I am so glad to read such a positive and happy report!! The pictures are teerrific and congratulations all around.bAnd by all means, congratulations to Lauren on her return–she looks great!!

    (I can appreciate the 80 degrees and “winter coat” comment, too–it was chilly enough to require an extra blanket on the bed for several days in a row a week or so ago, so silly me changed the closets. Now I have to go into the spare bedroom to get something that isn’t warm and fleecy to wear through the day).

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