Thursday, March 26, 2015

Texas...

Texas was fun as always....
instead of being in the winners circle.. I was pulling up the rear.. Ragnar had a horrible first run and I pulled some shit out of my ass on the second stage to get me back in the top 15....
and we were just that.. in the 15th hole... so at least we made it back.. and We were the first to go out on the run for the title... and I went out there and we had a good run.. except I blew the barrel wide and i was two far away from two of the run down balloons and that was all I wrote..   I finished 14th overall... which I'm not disappointed in at all... Clint finished 13th...
We did pick up our new baby.. we have named him Houston :) even though he came from an hour out of Ft. Worth...




We did have a great time in houston.. like breaking into our friend's horse trailer and stealing some of his beer... hahah..

We also had a few moments in the bar.. where some of the stuff was too bad to look at.. some was hard to hear and some things needed not to be said.. hahah



But after we got home.. I've just been dragging ass.. 14 hour drive then back to work at 9am.. I've been sleeping about 10 hours a night for a few nights now...
But, Tuesday Morning I rescued some mini donkeys...
I have named them Thelma and Louise..

And yesterday I went to go pick up Hell Bitch "HB" and I amy or may not be in love with that mare.. I wasn't to excited when I rode her at the trainer's house.. but, when I got her home it was a whole different story altogether...

Putting her on the trailer to go home


After I got her home

I also got a speeding ticket doing 64 in a 55 yesterday...  Officer jerk face can go kick rocks one day...
I have a thought in my head that ever cop that is a jerk face to me... will one day get round house kicked in the face by someone.....  it makes me happy to think that....
I was coasting down a pretty big hill with a big ass stock trailer behind me... and he just had to pull me over.. he asked me why i was driving so fast.. I said I was just coasting down the hill.....  which makes him an officer jerk face.... but, when we got up the road further there was like 3 more cops with people pulled over.. so they were just all being jerks...

Gracie
Roan baby from last year roaming out..


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

some more bad news

 Things were calming down until this morning..
Last night I went on a walk-about.  just me and the dog.. we went to check on the mares and see how the pastures are doing..  everyone seems fine.. Charlie may be the next mare to foal, her hips are supple, she's starting to dilate and she has a quite good amount of milk in her sacks.. so she might be next... but, it's a close draw between her and a few of the blue roan mares...
they are mostly all not having their first rodeo with a baby,, and Charly is a maiden mare, so she's hard to tell...
everything is doing well, with them all... I loved on maggie and the donkeys helped me around the pasture... speaking of donkeys... I may of may not have bought two mini's.. this depends on if my cowboy reads this before I tell him or not.. haha
but, this morning... My cowboy called me.. and told me that our dear friend (and horse trainer) was getting air lifted to a burn unit, because he sustained severe burns trying to save horses out of a burning barn.  He was visiting a very big dressage barn.... unfortunately they lost 2 of their horses and the guy who owns the barn lost 3, one of which was a world champion dressage horse...

But, enough of me being debbie downer two posts in a row!

I am off to Texas tomorrow.. and Ragnar is going to be a bad ass.. and he's going to be ok... I keep telling myself...  Just finish in the top 10.....

Monday, March 16, 2015

a bit of a rut

I would have to say that the past few weeks have been disappointing...
like I've said before.. my unicorns don't always shit rainbows...
and living on a farm... is just heart wrenching sometimes.. but, the happy times far outweigh the bad..
that being said, we have had a bit of a bad streak lately.. and it's always to be expected...
I don't want to get all involved with details, because some of them I would rather not relive..
but, I will say this...
I am not a veterinarian for a reason... 
and that being said... I have started a distance learning course on breeding, genetics, pre and post-natal mares, AI and foaling course.. that is 100 credit hours.... and I'm going to be the uber-breeder after it.. hah..

On some good notes.. I think the weather has finally turned around.. which is good because my nerves were about to be shot.. all this rain... it rained for 2 months... and that just killed my mood... I haven't felt like doing anything..

This week is the week before AQHA Worlds.... and Ragnar is having a ulcer flair up... so, he got sent up to North Carolina to get scoped.. and found out he had an ulcer that was covered with botflys.... great.... Iffin y'all remember when I got this horse, I wormed him and he lost his hair and about 250lbs..  but. the vet said this was really odd because the bots were no where else.. just onto of this ulcer in his stomach.. he said worse case scenario is that it's cancer.. and he's never seen what he saw in his stomach ever before.. so who knows..

Clint is on his way to Texas with the horses.. he left Friday... so, 2 days of ulcer meds and Ragnar lost his mind on the 4th course at a competition in Alabama this past weekend..
so, I called AQHA this morning to ask if I could substitute another horse that is qualified by me for the worlds on Thursday.. but, they said no, sorry for your luck... 
I'm thinking thanks for that... but, whatever... 
So I'm not thinking I will do so well in Texas this year... I do miss maggie... and Maggie is doing great... she went into heat and was trying to get geldings to make babies with her.. so I threw her back in the pen with the stallion for a few days.. and then put her back out with the girls...
but, I'm glad Maggie is happy and healthy :)

I will step onto hell bitch after world's and never shoot off of Ragnar again... I'm thinking I'm wanting to get involved with this western dressage thing... if nothing else, just do it for fun... 

That is about it around here...