Saturday, July 23, 2011

Definitely in the wrong field.

Had a friend call me today, been friends since high school, her daughter has been going to horse camp.
The owner/director of the horse camp wants to charge my friend $150 dollars to haul her daughter, along with the other campers. She does haul the horses to the show, and she allows the campers to use her horses and she "coaches" them thru the barrel pattern at the show.  Now, I could see charging this much if she was hauling a pretty good distance, only hauling 10 miles or  so.  I could see charging this much if it was money show, its only a local twice a month ribbon show.   My friend has been out of horses for a little bit, she still has a few around her place but nothing trust worthy for a 13 yr old girl.  So she called and asked my opinion.... Oh boy
1st I told her I though $150 was a little way to much to carry the girls to a show, they needed to pay her something but $150 per child was a little much, but you know I'm kinda of cheap.  But, this $150 was on top of the $100+ a week that each child pays.
2nd I told her to sell the hooligans in her pasture and get her daughter a been there done it horse... she doesn't want to do that... wants to get one of her  hooligans in the pasture going for her daughter... I think I need to leave this alone.  It just amazes me parents want their children to do good, but then they don't want to spend the time, money or energy to give them the tools to be good.  And yet she told me I was stupid for doing what I do for my oldies, oh well some folks just have to learn the hard way.

new dirt bike

Well TPWB has sold his RM85 .... I was really sad to see it go, it was such a good bike, I have alot of good memories with my son and this bike.  This is the 1st day we got her:

oh if your wondering who the 4 legs belong to in the background, thats my niece C on her new horse at the time Ace.  He didn't last very long though, he was scary fast though and a good look joker, but I guess I better leave it at that :) anyhoo here the rest of him

Now back to bikes, TPWB decided to sell his bike, unbeknownst to me, him and his daddy decided to move him up in bike size to a RM125.  Now, I'm wondering is my 13 yo ready for a bigger bike, is he ready for tougher competition, ready to race against adults?  All these questions race thru my head, especially since he has been struggling on the 85, hubby keeps trying to tell me it has to do with TPWB not being comfortable on the smaller bike due to him being so tall, I don't know I guess I'm just going to have to worry about him being out there with more experience riders or I can cut his legs off a the knees and put him back on his 65 ( disclaimer just kidding about cutting his legs off would never really do that ) but I really do miss the KX65 days, it was the bike that started all of this
its how we ended up with the number 55 hubby took it as some kind of sign, it was his old football jersey number.  Here is a cool pic I caught on the last race on the 65 at Shelby ShowPlace arena
poor little guy I hate when it happens, it usually means mommas gotta buy Ethel some new fenders, or she has to hunt zip ties and duck tape, that stuff is amazing.

but just wanted to say bye to Ethel, she has been a good girl for 3yrs even though she cost me my new horse I think it was worth it
the last ride in the danger ranger :)  hope she brings lots of good luck to her next kid.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

horse shopping

Horse shopping is worse than shopping for a husband
Oh wait your not suppose to shop for husbands,
you just kinda of run in to them.
maybe that is what I am doing wrong,
Just gotta run into the right horse.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Pretty Penny

This is Penny doing what Penny Likes to do

This is Penny again doing what she likes to do
But, when Penny does what she likes to do it makes these hurt.
I borrowed a picture of Fancy's feet, didn't have any of Penny's I don't thinks either one will mind. Just don't tell Fancy she has fat ankles I have hid that travesty from her for 18 yrs shhhh.

so no more green grass for Penny, and she is getting crabby being in a stall, and no more sweet feed, Poor Pretty Penny Pony, she like a child who has lost her favorite toy.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


We are dealing with confidence issues with TPWB on his dirtbike racing right now. I looked up the defination of confidence in websters dictionary and it says:

a : a feeling or consciousness of one's powers or of reliance on one's circumstances b : faith or belief that one will act in a right, proper, or effective way

We have dealt with alot of issues that have caused him to lose this in himself, he had a friend die while practicing a year or so ago. 2. a friend that he rides with broke his back on his bicycle, 3. family members that are worried about him racing tell him all the terrible things that happen, look at what happen to your friend. 4. Maybe I'm being to hard on him. 5. He is way to hard on himself.

So I'm in the search to find ways to help him gain more confidence in himself. Every coach I have have sent him to, and I have talked to about this all tell me the same thing. He has such a natural ability, he know how to control his body and puts it right where it needs to be instinctly, and that we shouldn't let him quit. Just allow him to come into on his own and not allow the negative people around him. oh and lots more seat time... that is what MX'ers call time in the saddle whoops time on the bike, and really pick and choose what races we go to this year,... told hubby this kinds of reminds me of getting a horse ready to run... So I guess we are working him, TPWB for 45 days go to race , come back work him for another 45 days head to a race and see where we are at... the funny thing is TPWB said Momma, I'm not one of your colts your getting ready for a show LOL gotta love kids. Little does he know in reality he is my #1 Colt that I'm getting ready for life

Monday, July 4, 2011


A while back, my father in law bought 3 pony mares, to help a family out whose house was destroyed in this springs series of Tornados, here are the pony's  Maddie is the little bay one in front, then Peaches and then Tess

and the Little one is "JULY".  My inlaws went down to the pony pasture to feed and found what at first they thought was a dog.  isnt she cute.

she seems to be real friendly and curious about everything, which I always think is a good thing.

So Happy Birthday America and July

here is July and her momma Tess

oh and by the way we think the other two pony mares are bred too, so I guess we will have more pony babies running around.  It is unbeliveable at how little they are I was just simply amazed.
Happy 4th everyone