Sunday, 19 July 2009

Palomino Filly Needs Good Home!

APHA palomino solid yearling filly HYPP N/N

Registration # 944,220

Foaled April 13, 2008

Thank You Viki! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time with Marilyn.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Sex, lies and bad checks!

Все, что я могу сказать, - daaaaaaamn, и о хватать! Я буду держать мои мнения мне непосредственно пока, потому что я не имею всех фактов, но...

Любой хочет нанять ставки, как долго будет требоваться Духота, чтобы изменить ее телефонный номер теперь, когда все кончено Интернет?

Интересно, есть ли действительно картины? Ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew. Есть картины и ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew. Я ожидал бы фотографии как этот от подростков, но вернулся бы к реальности.

Интересно, какова сторона Духоты? Царапайте это. Я читал комментарии к Horsedopia. Таким образом она ненавидит ее немного больше, и немного больше каждый раз она должна была помочь ей. Она действительно спала с нею существенный другой, и она передала фальшивые чеки, чтобы помочь ей с ее лошадями. Это - сорт A, более святой чем Вы, королева спасательного материала тут же. Ждите, я забыл, все остальные делают плохие вещи, но не Вас. Поскольку мимолетные фальшивые чеки не преступление. (Рулон глаза вставки здесь).

Конечно это - весь слух ... все же, это прибыло непосредственно от того, что напечатали эти две вовлеченные стороны. Мое мнение?
 Y'all нуждаются в профессиональной помощи. Позвольте мне предлагать Вам мои услуги в психотерапии.

Я воздержусь от цензурирования комментариев. Однако, если они будут слишком унесены (и это возьмет много), то я подвергну цензуре их. Пожалуйста имейте доказательство перед созданием любых серьезных утверждений.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

In Loving Memory!

R.I.P Tristan Slater Proposed (AKA Slater)

I really wish I didn't have to make this post and I'm really not up to going through all the details so I'll keep it short and sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you Darla. Rest assured he's in a wonderful place and we did all we could.

We'll Miss You Slater! We tried to save you but it all just happened so fast. We will always remember the way you effortlessly made those flying lead changes in the pasture and the cute way you played hide and seek with us around the out shed. You will be greatly missed. You were such a brave little trooper today. We love you!

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,We'd walk right up to Heaven and bring you home again.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say good-bye,
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
Our heart's still active in sadness, and secret tears still flow;
What it meant to lose you no one can ever know.
But now we know you want us to mourn for you no more,
To remember all the happy times; life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten, we pledge to you today:
A hallowed place within our hearts is where you'll always stay

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A Man That Should Be Named Horseman of the Year!

As most of you know there are not many trainers (or judges) that I highly respect. To be quite frank, many of them are pompous and some even down right unethical. But I also know that there are great trainers and judges out there. Today I had the pleasure of working with one such man: Rod Cavinder.

What do I look for in a horseman? A gentle touch, patience, knowledge, and a will to go against the grain of the fads and do right by the horse. A person who, when they train a western pleasure horse, keeps that horse happy, attentive, and not over-canted down the rail. A person that can not only teach, but will also listen. A person that is willing to explain things in detail, and does not think so highly of him/herself to talk down to another when a person asks a question that could be perceived as simple, or dumb. A person who is willing to work with another to bring out the best in the client. Professionalism, a good sense of humor, and most of all, a down to earth person. Some of you may be thinking that judge or trainer does not exist; or at least a judge or trainer that exhibits ALL the aforementioned qualities. I can tell you now. You're wrong. Mr. Cavinder is that trainer/judge.

I have shown under Mr. Cavinder twice and done well, but I never had the chance to actually meet the man until today. It takes an awful lot to truly impress me and make me believe that you have a way with horses and people. Today, Rod Cavinder showed me what a truly great horseman and professional he was. I'll say it now. I was MORE than impressed.

He is a man that holds nothing back and speaks the truth. He does not blow smoke up your ass. (This was his first brownie point he earned from me). But he didn't sop there. This man took the time to show me what can separate the wheat from the chaff in showmanship and halter. He told me what he looks for for each discipline, how to achieve it, and some other little tips and tricks which I think I may just keep to myself!!! (After all, I paid for those tips so I think I'll remain stingy with them! LOL!)

He has a way with horses and with people. A truly great man and horseman. It was a great relief to have the opportunity to work with a person so down to earth. He makes you feel as if even if you make a mistake he is not going to crucify you or the horse.

At any rate, I know I didn't give a whole lot of info on what we did today, but I did want to share my experience and let others know that this is truly a great judge/trainer whom deserves truckloads of respect, recognition, and I think he should be our next candidate for Horseman of the Year. Thank you Rod Cavinder!

Wednesday, 01 July 2009

When Did the Title of "Horse Show Judge" Allow You to Become an Asshole?

Yeah, I know I haven't updated for awhile. I was on vacation, then I read the Twilight series (thanks Jordie), and my mother decided to get a tummy tuck and lipo so apparently I am the in-home nurse. Yay me!

Anyway, I went to an open show a couple of weeks ago and I have to say I was really disappointed with the judge's attitude. Some classes he placed fairly, others he didn't. But that is not what got me riled up. I was actually going to post his name on here but after I chilled out I decided against it. First let me give you a little background.

When I first walked into the pen I figured he looked like a nice enough man. Although his face was a little scrunched like he was constipated and he was more round than he was tall, I figured maybe he really wasn't as mean as he looked and he might honestly just have to poop. It was a hot day after all! I guess I thought wrong. Not only did I hear and see the judge talk to the ring master like he was a pile of dog shit he just stepped in, by the end of the day he damn near got his head ripped off.

To make a long story short, I had been hunting for my english spurs all day to no avail. My friend (also the show manager) let me borrow a small pair of western spurs to use. It's just a little open show, and the management let me use my western blunt tips the last time (it's not like we are at the World Show here people). Anyways, so I go into my first HUS class, wearing the spurs and placed first. I turn around and go into my next HUS class and the judge walks up to me and says "I hate to be the bearer of bad news but those spurs are illegal to use in an english class. Those are western spurs". And I said, "I'm sorry Sir, I didn't have my english spurs with me and show management said it would be okay if I used these". Now, I said this in my most little girlish and polite voice possible. Wanna know what the asshole said? He damn near shouted back as he turned his back and walked away "Well I guess you shouldn't have freakin worn them at all then huh"!

WTF? Were you really just that big of a prick to me when I wasn't being rude in the slightest? Do you not realize that I was 1.2 seconds from the crowd being able to videotape an episode of "Midgets Go Buck Wild" as I flew off my horse and shoved your head up your ass before my feet ever touched the ground?

I was not the only person the judge was rude to that day. But honestly, when you are a judge, you still don't have the authority to be nasty or rude to an exhibitor. You are not a highway patrol officer for pete sakes. I think next time I'll just bitch slap him with my reins... that ought to shut him up. What is the world coming to? Is is that hard to be civil with people? I could understand if I was being a bitch, but I was no where near "bitch zone" that day UNTIL he decided to be an asshole to me. To think... a little open show judge thinking he was hot shit. If I ever show under that man again I think I'll bring a laxative with me. Maybe his problem really was that he couldn't poop. Who knows. But, I would like to say this to any judges out there. Watch who you decide to get rude with. I will complain about, and report your ass.
So, do any of you have any stories of rude judges?