Friday, October 21, 2016

No I don't run a petting zoo...

It's crazy to me how now that we have our horses at home, random people I meet (not old friends, they know I don't share well lol) ask if they can come over and pet/feed my horses... or even RIDE. WTF?!?!?!?!

I had a girl I just met as if her sons preschool could all come over and get pony rides... seriously?!?!

Another girl I met asked if her 2 year old could come over and feed and groom- meanwhile the kid was scaling the couches and tables at the persons house we were at and mom didn't say a WORD to the kid. Um no!

Does anyone else have people say these things to them?!?!

I don't run a petting zoo folks! I have performance horses!

And yes I have two young kinds but they have been raised around horses and know the rules.. and i am VERY strict with them!!

OK glad I got that off my chest lol!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Where has his tail gone ...

Since moving to our own place, Henry's tail has gone from decent and well cared for to thin and well cared for (well the best I can do).

So today I come to you asking for help...

He is constantly swatting flies (despite me having him covered head to toe with fly stuff) and his tail is SO dry.

I have been on the hunt for something that is SUPER moisturizing ...

I have tried:
Infusium 23 (had the most luck)
Equus (no luck)
Cowboy Magic (no luck)
Equifuse (no luck)

"Leave ins"
Laser Sheen (eh)
Equifuse Serum (had the most luck)
Show Sheen (eh)
Vetrolyn Shine (some luck)

Also tried tail bags and that was a big no no... his tail turns into three dread locks bc it gets so dry. I FREAKED out when I found that!

He is on Biotin and Biomane in his feed.. a friend suggested adding fish oil to his feed too, going to try that.

But NOTHING leaves his tail happy and soft for more then 10 min.

Any suggestions?! I need your help and tips! I have never had this problem ever with a horse- I am like a crazy clean freak!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Whats not to LOVE?!

Seriously how handsome is this guy?!

It's been exciting around here... we are riding like 4 times a week, trying to keep both our stamina up and polished for the clinic.

I have my breeches and belts picked out for the clinic.. still undecided for my top since I need to see what the weather is going to be like :)

It's been two weeks since I took a lesson.. hubbys work has been crazy and not allowing me to sneak a lesson in. Only a few weeks till the clinic so I need to squeeze in a few  before then.

I even snuck in on hack in the western saddle one night... It's so weird riding him in it ha!

It's been cooling off too... sheets have been needed at night for Henry and Jet. I plan to clip Henry but the longer I can wait the better.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Contest Time... Names, I need Names!

Our Farm/Ranch needs a name!! My Grandpa suggested I hold a contest to see if anyone comes up with a name we like...

I need this!!! LOVE!

So far the ones we have are:

All In Farm

Fuller Ranch

Neither of them I am in love with so what do you suggest?!

Yep this is on the dream list too... 

The prize will be a $20 gift card OR you can let me chose a product I love :)

Ready.. set.. go ...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Sacramento International Horse Show

This weekend a group of us from the barn went to watch the Grand Prix up at the SIHS.

Its a yearly event that I love to attend. Big name riders/trainers means some great riding ... awesome atmosphere ... shopping... and this year they had food trucks!

I went up early - hubby had the girls... i wandered around, watched the rings that had stuff going on in them and was reminded how much i love multi day shows and how I need to try and get to one or two next year.

The rest of the barn people showed up around 4 - GP was scheduled to start at 7. We ate, shopped, watched horses go and then snagged a couple rows of seats and took turns saving them. That place fills up super super super fast. Side note: it's crazy how people come late and expect you to accommodate them when you have been sitting for hours saving the seats!!! Um no...

Such a fun night, Rich Fellers and Flexible put on a heck of a show. 28 great riders!!