Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday....

I have long believed that women preaching in the church is not a good idea. And I have found a pair of verses agreeing with me, and none (I HAVE LOOKED!!) against me or contradicting these verses below.

1 Corinthians 14:34
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.

1 Corinthians 14:35
And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

God is wise, and He says that no women should speak in the church. Whether that means that they just sit there in silence or that they simply do not speak to the church about issues, they still should not preach. And yet those who truly believe in God sometimes think it's OK to have a woman preacher! Why? And if the woman believes in the Lord herself, why does she take up that role?

Chick Update
I have not posted about my chicks in weeks! They have not been under the heat lamp for at least two weeks now and are as ravenous as usual. They live outdoors in a small coop that is moved a little almost every day. None have died (yay!) and they are almost entirely feathered. Hopefully they will be laying when fall rolls around.

Wacky Wednesday photo

Why is this kitten sitting on top of her (much) older brother? Of course, now she's interested in her brother's tail...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tricky Tuesday... Happy Birthday, African Star!

In honor of Star's 12th birthday, I thought I'd share 12 facts about her, and some photos...

1. She is ALWAYS hungry
2. She is beautiful and sleek and well-fed... in the spring!
3. African Star manages to scrape herself in the weirdest ways...
4. She loves the camera... and hanging out in the yard...
5. She hates dogs, or anything in height between her chest and ankles, except cats and people

6. If you're carrying food, or there is a promise of some, she will tag after you
7. She LOVES people
8. She hates town water (if it's pond or well water she will drink it)
9. Her favorite thing to do is be the center of attention
10. Star is registered with the Pinto Horse Association of America
11. Only once has she competed-and she finished first and completed (vetted sound right after) in an AERC Intro Ride
12. She has successfully navigated up to 22 miles in one day.

Tricky Tuesday photo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Memorable Monday... More about VSF Otis +/

Memorable Monday Picture!
VSF Otis +/

By 5x winner Witty Boy and from Arabian RB Baskiba, by Sabre Dancer, who is by Bask, a Polish-bred Arab with 8 racing wins. He was also a champion show horse.

Here are links to his offspring, breeding form, and endurance record!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Some Sunday... Week Review... Intro Ride result.... Omar's birth....

Week Review (Horse Racing)

Derby and Oaks Trail:

Dance With Fate, earned 100p, has 108p, won Blue Grass Stakes. Also 2nd in El Camino Real Derby, FrontRunner Stakes.

Danza, earned 100p, has 100p, won Arkansas Derby.


My Horses:

Eblouissante-20/47 going 5 furlongs in 1:01.20 on April 11 @ Santa Anita (dirt)
Wise Dan-BULLET of 5 going 3 furlongs in 35.00 on April 8 @ Keeneland (AWT)
Will Take Charge-BULLET of 4 going 3 furlongs in 35.80 on April 8 @ Oaklawn (dirt)
Secret Circle-35/38 going 4 furlongs in 52.00 on April 11 @ Oaklawn (dirt)
Unbridled Forever-6/24 going 4 furlongs in 48.20 on April 10 @ Churchill Downs (dirt)
Game On Dude-BULLET of 17 going 6 furlongs in 1:11.00 on April 13 @ Santa Anita (dirt)
Beholder-BULLET of 2 going 7 furlongs in 1:27.60 on April 12 @ Santa Anita (dirt)
Royalty-10/46 going 4 furlongs in 49.13 on April 10 @ Belmont Park (dirt training)

Wise Dan, 1st in G1 Maker's 46 Mile (1 mi. turf) @ Keeneland on April 11
Will Take Charge, 1st in G2 Oaklawn Handicap (1 1/8 mi. dirt) @ Oaklawn on April 12
Princess of Sylmar, 1st in Cat Cay Stakes (1 mi. dirt) @ Aqueduct on April 6
Secret Circle SCRATCHED in G3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (6f dirt) @ Oaklawn on April 11


Australia (Galileo x Ouija Board, by Cape Cross) Apr 11, 2011 ch c ACTIVE

Will Take Charge (Unbridled's Song x Take Charge Lady, by Dehere) Apr 13, 2010 ch c ACTIVE

Secret Circle (Eddington x Ragtime Hope, by Dixieland Band) Apr 13, 2009, b h ACTIVE

Intro Result:
We crossed the finish line first, beating a pair of Cleveland Bay mares and an Arabian. We completed only slightly worse than when we started. Next ride is planned to be a 25 mile Limited Distance Ride in the Old Glory I & II on May 24 & 25. The goal is to simply earn completion within the 6 hr time limit to see what it is like.


From top to bottom: Star geared up, we were No. 3, Star after the ride, Star at home, and my prizes for completion (Trace Trails towel, and Post Oak Challenge ride key chain and mug). The ribbon went in Star's tail to signify we were new to the sport.

By Artificial Insemination, we would like to breed to VSF Otis +/ this fall. Here is a video of him!

His fee is $500 to mares that are not Arabians. The Anglo-Arabian is by Witty Boy and from RB Baskiba, by Sabre Dancer. He has completed 2200 miles, completed 32 of his 37 rides, earned 2 BCs, won 5 of his starts, and run in 100 miles 16 times (completed 11, won 1, finished in the top ten 8 times).

Omar was born at 7:10 pm on April 10. He is a little buck by Timescoop and from Royal Duchess. His mama needs to work on her mothering skills...

Some Sunday Picture!