Sunday, August 31, 2014


Brian decided to put Sirocco in Hunter classes.  He got a third place and a fifth place.   He did fantastic for a horse that was green just three months ago.   He sure has come a long way.  I told Brian he can do the English discipline but I was sticking to Western!  Brian will be showing him in the Western classes today, so more pictures tomorrow.   I have never cared much for English riding.  

The hubby bought me a used saddle and show  halter yesterday.   I will post a picture tomorrow on that.  (Western tack, not English)  If I really get into the Western showing, I am going to have one of my favorite bloggers make me a new saddle, and I think he knows who he is.  

Hope you have a great day.  I think it is going to be a wet one for us today.   Sad face :(  not conducive for showing a horse.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Here is Sirocco's stall.  The hubby made his name out of horse shoes, and beside his stall on the right is a poster board with some pictures that I did.  You will have to click the bottom picture to get a better view.  He is in four classes on Sunday.  Western in Hand-Gelding/Stallion, Green Horse Western Pleasure-2 gait, Green Horse Bosal Pleasure-2 gait, and Green Horse Western Trail.  Brian, my trainer is the one that did the rest of the decorations.  I only helped with putting up the black and blue fabric.

Hope you are having a great week.

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Project

The husband decided that he wanted to have one of these boats to restore.  Now the story behind this boat.  Peck's Lake (our vacation spot every year) is one of the places that the hubby and his family have been going to before he was even born.  These wooden boats were used on the lake for years, and just in the last few years have they taken them off the lake and replaced them with aluminum boats.  So, it does have history.  Now the only problem I see is how long this lovely boat stays in this same spot before it gets restored.  

Fair week is here and Sunday is the day that Sirocco will be showing his true colors!  It will be great exposure for him.  I am very excited.   I will have pictures of his stall hopefully in the next couple of days.  I will be spending about half of my time at the fair this week.

Hope you have a great week.

Thursday, August 21, 2014



This has been a cooler year all around.  It is hard to believe that we are looking around the corner at fall coming.    We have had a pretty mild summer this year in upstate New York.   Seems the days are going faster than most of us really want them to.   I don't know about you, but I don't really want to wish my life away anytime soon.   I think I would prefer if the days started slowing down a little.   I think about all the things that I would love to accomplish before my life is over.  I have a feeling that we never really accomplish everything we would love to do.  Makes me wish that I thought about these things when I was a lot younger.

I hope you are having a great week.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Come on in

I love having the arbor next to the pond.  I had volunteer sunflowers come up in front of it and it is just beautiful.   The hubby has been bringing home some cobblestones, that are on the sight where he is drilling; we are going to make a sidewalk with them that will go up to the arbor.

I went for a trail ride last night with my daughter and a few other girls along and with Brian (trainer for Sirocco).   It was sure nice to be back in the saddle and longer than just for a half hour!  The fear is gradually going away.  I only had one anxious moment, but I worked through it without a problem!  Sirocco is entered in the fair and  Brian will be the one doing the riding.    I decided that I will not ride in shows until I learn how and what is involved in showing.  I have never showed a horse in my life.  Sirocco sure has changed, we could not touch his ears and now I can touch them with no problem.  He stops when he is asked, he is doing just great.  I did not ride him last night, still not confident enough to ride him out on the trail.  I still have some fear issues with Sirocco to work out before I ride on the trail.

Hope you are having a great week.

Friday, August 15, 2014

This house has gone to the chickens!

This house has gone to the chickens.    This is the first time that I have seen the chickens get up into the windows, and three at the same time! Hope you have a great weekend.