Sunday, November 20, 2011


I haven't had any horse time and it's showing.

Now Mom and I are talking about moving Queen Estes down to fat pasture, if Ida has room for her.  She's holding her own - weight-wise - but not gaining any and the cold hasn't even truly hit.  She would benefit greatly from being on fat pasture with her old herd and she'd be closer too!

I'm feeling the pinch, though.  If we do take Estes to fat pasture, we'll have to move her this upcoming weekend, which means I have very limited days to ride.  Tuesday and possibly Friday.  Not much time at all.

The bonus of taking Her Highness to fat pasture, besides the obvious, is that I'll get to see the babies.  Who aren't really babies any more - they're almost three-year olds.
Digger and Dakota at a year (two springs ago)

Dakota last spring -isn't she beautiful?
I do want those fillies something fierce.  They are smart and agile, though a bit bigger than Estes and I've placed them both on my PowerBall list - you know, the list you keep for when you win the PowerBall?  Yep, they're at the top of my list, right under "buy lots of property".

My plan for the winter is to get caught up on all the blog posts I didn't get done this summer.  I've got lots of pictures and took a lot of really good rides, but never sat down long enough to spit them out.

In other semi-fantastic news: Heidi Nyland Melocco, released the cover of Julie Goodnight's next book...

I'm feeling a give-away coming on.  I'm not sure when the book will be released, but Heidi will notify those of us whose less-than-perfect trail rides ended up in the book when there's a release date.  Let's just say that Estes was not always the perfect-for-me horse.  But, damn, I love that mare. 


Once Upon an Equine said...

Sorry you haven't had much horse time, but I hope you have a good week with Estes before she goes to fat pasture.

That looks like a good book.

Shirley said...

Got snow yet? We're getting another blast today, but at least it isn't very cold. Dakota looks like she's going to be a big girl when she's all done growing.

Unknown said...

Make sure to add "visiting all my blogger friends" to your powerball list! :)

Congrats on being immortalized in print! Can't wait to hear which story they picked...

GunDiva said...

Breathe - visit my blogger friends is filed under "travel" :)

trump said...

I'm visiting new blogs today for the first time, so i also thought id wish you a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your readers. And i hope that the day is spent generating positive memories for years to come. Richard from Amish Stories.

allhorsestuff said...

Well, I'm trying to catch up from "a visiting desk chair" for now but -oh- what a dream it would be to go visitingall the bloggers we wanted! I love that thought!

I recently was contacted about my saddle woes by a blogger, apparently she satalks me and jsut started to write..lives like less than 20 miles away and invited me to come ride her horse, on her SPECIAL saddle- so I can try it out.
Sounds like fun to me!

Does look like a neat book. I liked Julie, when I saw her at a clinic.

Rachel said...

So... no fat pasture for now? Those babies are beautiful! And yes, love your PowerBall list and agree with Breathe! Though I think we have another trip hoped for out your way :)