First of all, merry Christmas! I hope everyone had an excellent holiday!! I got a few horsie presents. First of all, I got new western boots that I love and wore all around my parents house on Christmas. Also, I got a new pair of bell boots for Scarface I'm excited to try!
As I mentioned, I was stuck in the city for a long time, between work and school and then final exams. But I finally was able to go out and visit Scarface last week. I was so happy to see him! He is definitely a big fuzzyball, since he lives outside full time and is naked. But he is happy and possibly a bit warm with the warm winter we've been having this year.
I'll be out at my parents off-and-on until January 9th and their internet is kind of slow, so no promises with posting. I'll try to schedule a few in case I am busy or can't upload pictures.
I hope everyone had a good holiday season and best wishes for 2012!!
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I thought I would share some photos of the day I got Scarface. Wasn't he a cute little boy?
|He looks so little here (he's 3). Sporting a spiffy, I-love-my-new-horse halter and lead.|
|Our first ride as official new partners!|
In other news, I would love to win a spiffy Hayward Jacket. Wouldn't you? Check it out here!
|I really like this show shirt! The details are so pretty!|
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Continuing with the old photos until I'm done my exams and have something more interesting to post able. Here are more pictures of my first horse Casper and I (after I had graduated from my pony Diamond). I loved Casper. He had the personality of a crotchety old man who deep down is a big softy. He carried me to lots of 4H and open show ribbons and a few high-points as well. I always loved his register.show name: Shock N Roll (his sire was Shock Em). Enjoy!
|Showing off my ribbon from the 4H Achievement Day|
|Warming up at the regional show. I look very excited to be there!|
|Judge's Comments - Listening intently|
|I am much happier to be jumping that Casper is - He hated jumping so much. What a lazy bones!|
|First place in showmanship at 4H! He was one of the only horses trained to hold his pivot foot in the turn.|
|Showmanship at an open show. Such a good boy and so much for me to learn!|
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|Early in my love affair with horses. Also, I love how I'm rocking shorts and winter boots!|
Laz for picking my name!
Monday, December 5, 2011
It's not quite noon, but today is already a very good day! Why? Because today is the day I am officially pursuing a B.Sc. in Animals Health with a major is Companion and Performance Animals! While it does really change things (I've been doing my animal health classes all semester), it does make things official and it just makes me really happy. Another step along to road to vet school so I can keep all the horses happy and healthy!
Admittedly on a bit of a high right now!
|Someday this will be mine!|
Friday, December 2, 2011
Most people involved with Quarter Horses and other stock breeds like Paint and Appaloosa have heard of HYPP (Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis) which affects offspring of the Quarter Horse stallion Impressive. I'll working on a project about HYPP for my Equine Studies class and while researching, I came across this awesome video made by some vet students. Everything you ever wanted to know about HYPP in a 3:30 minute music video.