Wednesday, August 27, 2014

In My Life

Ah, yes. It's my blog, right? So once in a while I should tell you all what happens out here. Not that I like to be the center of attention.

It's getting to be hot out here. 90+ degrees, and we've started to get ready for winter. Wood has already appeared in the woodshed. The cats love it in there though so it smells like poop. Ugh.

I plan to have pictures of the cats, and horses, goats, sheep, the geep, and dogs up soon.

Mauler is expecting, and due next week! The pups are by a Golden Retriever.
The pig and Omar are at the butcher's shop as of last Monday.
The kittens just can't stop growing.
I haven't had much time to ride lately but hopefully I can get a good gallop in this evening with Star.
There are lots of thistles growing in the back pastures.
It's been an unusually wet year so the grass has to be mowed pretty much every day. And it's actually reasonably soft and GREEN!
Star's hooves are hardening under the regime of 4x the required amount of MSM. YESSS!!!

And I have the best friends ever. And I suppose my family is okay, too. I haven't seen very many of my friends lately (just my 2 favorites), but hopefully I can see a few more. Not that I'm bored of seeing either of my best friends. Quite the opposite. I want to see them more!

I have watched 3 different movies in the past 2 months and one of them I have watched twice.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was interesting to see and it's a clean movie. Read all about it here: I really liked the family and government structure but I was a little frustrated at how the humans demanded power (electricity). Surely they would have survived without it! Seriously. The planet had been okay without electricity until the 1800s. Also the computer generated horses looked terrible.

Guardians of the Galaxy was funny. Downright funny. A talking raccoon who has no idea what raccoons are (Rocket), a tiny-vocabulary tree-man (Groot), an American space ravager who calls himself Star-lord (Peter Quill), a madman who lost his family (Drax), and a former assassin for the enemy (Gamora), team to destroy Ronan, who actually wants to destroy the world instead of rule it. It is a fun movie and is pretty clean.

Expendables 3 I have seen twice. It's the old ways blending with the new to take down a very bad guy (the Expendables seem to find a lot of those). And Galgo is hilarious! That guy will never be on a stealth mission. Ever. But eventually Ross kills Stonebanks, the bad guy, blows stuff up, and they all celebrate at the end. It's a shoot-em-up with a storyline and hilarious moments.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Belief Prevails Easily over Dude as latter finishes 4th behind Toast and Imperative
Shared Belief easily beat his elders and invading 3yo Toast of New York in the Pacific Classic August 24 at Del Mar, finishing the 1 1/4 mile synthetic course event in just over 2:00.

Texas Bling flunks Oklahoma's Governor's Cup test
4yo stakes winning colt finishes 7th of 8 but stays ahead of Assault runner-up Texas Air as Code West wins August 16 at Remington

Eblouissante last in Allowance on Del Mar's turf
5yo half-sister to Zenyatta proves the grass is not for her finishing last of 7 August 24. Bee Brave won the turf route.

Assorted Humour to attempt to be an Evangeline Downs Star
2yo winning colt to break from post 7 in Evangeline Downs' 10th race on August 30 in a field of 12 colts and geldings, carrying 117 lbs, giving 2 lbs 5 times and getting 5 lbs once.

Princess Empty in Attempt to Gain a Personal Ensign as Close Hatches romps
4yo filly Princess of Sylmar 5th in 1 1/8 mile event to make 3rd straight loss but previous defeater was 12 lengths back in 6th August 22 at Saratoga.

Will Take Charge Fails to Live Up to Name for 5th time this Year
4yo champion lost again in his 6th start this season (compiling 1 win, 2 places, 2 shows), and finished 3rd behind Moreno and Itsmyluckyday, horses he beat last year.

Seeking the Win after 7th of 8 in Turf Mile at Ellis Park
2yo Seeking Paradise finished 7th in Ellis Park's race 6 on August 16. She was through after three quarters. Dirt sprint?

Unbridled Forever 8th in Alabama
3yo filly finishes out of the money for the first time this year. She finished ahead of only Size, who was 9 lengths back in last. Unbridled Forever should probably rest and come back in a lower class race; it was her 4th straight Grade I (compiling a record of 4:0-1-2).

Picture of one of the racehorses mentioned here:

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dreaming. Again.

I want to ride like a jockey. And I own a bareback pad with stirrups that hike up that high. So I am going to learn how to ride my clumsy mare at a dead run in it. Wearing a helmet, of course!

Wish list!

Parelli complete colt starter kit....

Parelli savvy string and carrot stick (rubber tip)...

Parelli 12' Telescoping pole....

Parelli cavaletti jump...

Retractable cone...

Parelli Halter & Lead Rope...

Parelli Natural Hackamore....

Parelli Cradle Bridle...

Parelli leg protector boots...

Parelli 22' line....

Parelli 45' Lead...

Parelli Western saddle pad...

Parelli Hybrid/Cruiser Saddle....

SmartGut Pellets
SmarkPak supplements... (above and below unless otherwise mentioned)
SmartSox Pellets
SmartTendon Pellets
SmartFlex II Support Pellets
SmartGain 4
SmartMuscle Mass Pellets
SmartLytes Pellets
SmartPak tack and equipment (below)...
Back on Track Polo Wraps
Wilker's Combo-Quilt Wraps
Back on Track Therapeutic No Bow Wraps
Premier Equine Air Cooled Boots
Weatherbeeta Kool Coat Airstream Standard Neck Turnout Sheet
SmartPak Fleece Quarter Sheet
Rockin' SP Fleece Cooler
Blue Ribbon Custom Fly Sheet
Plus good endurance outfits... red and black, of course!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Photos of most of the racehorses on my list

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Pictured aptly on the eve of the Belmont Stakes, can anyone guess who this cutie is - born recently at Coolmore Stud?
Hint... She looks just like her famous dam!! :oʇoɥd

And I didn't find pictures of 16 other horses... hopefully one day I'll have pictures of all of them!