Sunday, May 23, 2021
- This bridge is now a pedestrian bridge. It crosses the South Saskatchewan River and formerly was the bridge for the highway.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
To make things easier I've set up a blog specifically for hosting Sunday Stills 2.0
Each week's theme will be posted there. To share your Sunday Stills posts just add your link to the comments of each theme. I've shared the previous week's posts there and put links to the participants in the comments.
The fourth post will be up there on Monday!
You can find it and join in at https://sundaystills2.blogspot.com/
Friday, May 21, 2021
Truck shopping was pretty rough. Rude salespeople, very rude salespeople, and then not only a salesperson that was really nice but everyone in the dealership was too! If you are in the Saskatoon area I highly recommend Discovery Ford in Humboldt!
I am very happy to say that in early February I was able to bring home my "new" truck (she's a 2013) I've made a few trips with her and have been pretty happy. There are a few upgrades that will be made to make hauling easier on her and the horses (again, grateful for handy friends!) The only fault I have for her is black. is. so. hard. to. keep. clean :(
But those days I drove her when it was cold, the auto heated seats and steering wheel were darn nice! lol
Monday, May 17, 2021
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Fuegos Cuda Girl (Sarita) and On The Money Girl KR (Lefta)
While I love horses in general, I'm a sucker for a bay.
My original intent was to take a photo of Lefta in her purple boots (purple also being my fav colour) however they were dirty and we went with a different pair in a different colour.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
For awhile I've dealt on and off with different levels and kinds of fear in my horse life. And while I've always managed to work my way through it this time it's different.
On Sunday a good friend of mine came off at a barrel race (jackpot not rodeo/futurity/slot race, in case that matters). Jewls came off bad, as in she was airlifted by Stars with a broken femur. I've chatted with her via text since and she seems to be in okay spirits. And no, I wasn't there to witness it however I've spoken with several people who have.
The next day I picked Sarita up from a trainer. I'd taken her to put some polish on the barrel training I've been doing, mainly because she's six this year and IMO behind. With my crazy zombie creating work schedule last year and my injury the year before I didn't get on with her as much as I'd like to have done.
Anyway, Sarita did well at the trainer and after putting her through her paces I got on... and froze up. I couldn't make myself go faster than a trot.
Wednesday we were entered in a jackpot in Rosetown, and I told myself that even if all I did was trot I was going!! Then I ended up having to take Sam and his face/mouth of quills to the vet. It was surgery day and they were already quite busy, plus had three dogs and a cat (wtf!?!) with quills in before I'd called with Sam so they weren't sure how soon they could fit him in. They asked me to drop him off and they'd fit him in where they could. I ended up having to scratch the jackpot.
I rode Sarita again that evening at home instead. And again I couldn't do more than trot. I felt so anxious at the thought of loping her, and she has a loooovely lope.
Jewls accident is in the back of my mind a lot. Especially the "she was on a young horse" part. Maybe if I knew what had happened it would help. Did he buck? Did he duck out dirty? Did he stumble bad? I don't know.
Today I got a "tough love" text in a chat group, WHY hadn't I entered Sarita this weekend!? I mentioned that it was going to be a big one and for her first time out thought it might be a bit much. After a bit more messaging I told them that while I know they're coming from a good place I was going to listen to my gut. My confidence and nerve are shot right now. I need more rides on her to feel more comfortable with her again. That even the thought of running Lefta and Frosty makes me super anxious (during the chat my heartrate spiked to 126).
Here's the thing... I don't get nervous before a run. Maybe sometimes a bit of happy butterflies, but not the scared/anxious nerves that some people get. And I feel safer with Lefta and Frosty than any horses I've rode, so that two days before the event I'm nervous at the thought of running them... that makes me both sad and a bit scared of what this summer holds.
In the meantime, I'm going to ride and work on it.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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