|Posted by walterquarterhorses on August 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM|
I can't believe how I've neglected our poor website! Lots of things have been happening. Its been a busy year to date. Nathan has hardly had a moment to sit down. He did all of our spraying for the first time this year followed by seeding and then haying. We didn't have to irrigate for the first cut (Monsoon June) but did for the second. Harvest is right around the corner so its fixing to get even busier. Mary Lynn is going to Europe for a month so it will be up to Rana and I to feed the crew.
The rodeo season didn't start the way Rana had hoped. Doc was injured and is out for awhile. Mine on the other hand was going well. I won Falkland and had placed at the others but my horse started to perform off. It turned out to be an abscess. It broke out the hairline and I decided to just turn out what I had been entered in and let him heal up. It was a pretty nasty one and it hurt him to turn to the right. He's all good to go now and I have started to get him back into running shape.
The futurities that we've been to so far have went pretty good. Both Kids Country Rock (Freddie) and Generally Streakin (Lisa) have been $$ earners. Lisa ended up 11th in the average at the VGBRA Futurity in Walla Walla, Washington. Its a great futurity with top trainers from all over that compete there. Its a nice little notch in Lisa's belt to have done as well as she did. Freddie and Lisa both made the short go at the South Country Futurity. Lisa ended up 4th in the average. The following weekend was Brooks Futurity and unfortunatly I tipped on Lisa to win the short go and second in the average. Tough luck but it was still a good performance. Brandon is coming up next.
Kassie is still the CEO of everyone. She is growing like a weed. She got a new pony named Socks. We are however having a little confidence issue from a scare on a big horse. I am hoping Socks can help her to get that confidence back. He's a great little guy.
One more quick note. Frontier Western Shop and I paired up to design an awesome barrel saddle, the Raylee Racer. If you want to try it out or have questions about it give me a shout! I am really proud of it.
Until next time take care,