While things at my house have been quite hectic, it isn't anything blog worthy unless you include the fact that I have been cleaning out the tack shed and putting everything for sale that isn't being used. That includes my fancy Circle Y Breast collar and head stall, 3 saddles, and then the roping shoot, head and heel box which came with our property. (no those were not in the tack shed) I have already sold the roping stuff, they will pick it up in the morning. And then there is someone coming to look at 2 of the saddles as well. For some reason TC decided to sell his saddle and buy a different one. His stuff, he can do what he wants. It was the first one to get asked about.
Also put one of his old flatbed pick ups for sale. Not many bites on that yet, but I just put it up today.
I still do not have money to buy Miss Melody, although we are still working on brokering a deal, keeping my fingers crossed!
I did ride Trax yesterday, and tried hard to remember that if I can laugh at Killian I can also laugh at Trax. Although he did pretty well, so there was no laughing needed. He kind of lost it when I reached back and touched his butt with my hand, but we got through it, and he is okay now.
I do always laugh at him when he gets hosed down. He used to hate it, now he loves it, and even likes to drink out of the hose. Silly horse. I love him most of all! People keep asking why I keep him after all the crap we have been through. My answer is always the same....because he is mine.
I have been in touch with a gal I know here who does endurance and ACTHA, who is willing to do some conditioning rides with me, and will keep me posted on any clinics coming up. Pretty excited about that. Every time I ride my horse I become more and more convinced that it is his calling. He is a long trotting fool!
In other news, completely unrelated, I'm going to urge everyone to click on the link below and go read this blog. It is not so much about horses as it is about real life in the Superstition Mountains, back in the day. One of my favorite AZ historians is Tom Kollenborn. He writes about his life and experiences growing up in Apache Junction as a child. He still is the go to guy if you want to know anything about the area. I love his blog, follow his facebook page, and used to read his newspaper column as a kid.
Here is his story.
Saturday is our Trim clinic and I am oh so excited about that as well!