Thursday, December 8, 2011


Talked to Mom today, who talked to Ida, Estes' "other mother".

My baby girl is doing okay out on fat pasture, which makes me very happy, because we got her moved down just before the weather went to crap.  However, she spent the first two days she was with her old herd, hollering and looking for Mom's herd.  It's the first time since I bought her that we've broken up Mom's herd for the winter and it was distressing for her.  That makes me very sad.

She's settled in to her old herd again and has stopped calling for Ranger, Jesse, and Washoe.  But it still makes me sad, in a my-kid's-gone-to-kindergarten kind of way.


In happier news, remember this:

It's been released!  Heidi got her copies the other day.  I can't wait to read it.  Anyone who is interested in buying it can go here to order it.  And, if you order it by a certain date (I honestly don't remember what the date is), Julie will inscribe and autograph it for you.

I'm a little nervous to read my contribution, because Heidi just asked us for some trail riding horror stories.  So I shared the story of when Estes about broke my leg in a gate.  Since I just jotted it down, I have no recollection of what I said, other than Estes about broke my leg.  I hope she or Julie polished it up pretty-like and I don't sound like a total idiot. :)

Heidi asked for trail riding horror stories too early - if she had waited a few months, Mom would have had a doozy to contribute.  Nothing like getting kicked, shattering your elbow and having to ride out as a contribution to a trail riding book.


Linda said...

It sounds like a great book. I love Julie Goodnight's show--I tape them all on my DVR. I guess we've all got horror stories from the trail, don't we? ;) Can't wait to read it!

Rachel said...

Awww... I totally know that "kid gone to kindergarten" feeling. Since he just sobbed two out of four days this week when I dropped him off :( I blame biopsy worry.

Glad she is settled in... it's hard watching your horse worry!

And yippee for you being a famous published chick! And you're right... your mom would have had a crazy story to contribute! I am just glad she's recovering!

Allenspark Lodge said...

I would bet some of the 'horror' stories we could have contributed would never have made it into the book because ... a good share of people would never go trail riding again! Julie still wants people to ride, just more safely.

Momma Fargo said...

Woot, woot! Yippee on the horse happiness in fat pasture. Woot, woot! Yippee on the fame and fabulous contribution of the divine Miss Gundiva!

Will you still remember the little people?;)

TjandMark/AKA PearlandHawkeye said...

I can see I need to keep up on the blogs... what is this about your mom? Glad Estes is once again happy. It is good for their minds to try something new and she will be a better horse in the spring.