Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Jack Ride 09

A great ride although not without incident (as usual). Flambeau came twelfth on Saturday. Think the boy is getting a little tired. Kip came second in-spite of a tumble at the beginning on Sunday. Great horse. Mernie rode Ice her first 50 on Sunday. He pulled her at 15 as her feet we a little tender. It was nice to have Mern there. Jeanette completed her first 25 on Marty. He did really well.
Flambeau and I with Dorothy Sue on Montana Flyer. Always a great privilege to ride with DS!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kelly Lorraine Palm

On Sunday, the world lost a competent, thoroughly dedicated Veterinarian and all around fantastic person. Her Memorial was held at the fair grounds yesterday and I'm sure it was better attended than the Albany County Fair. Kelly will be remain in our hearts and minds wearing the sparkling smile pictured above. She lost her courageous battle with cancer and the age of only 38. To say she will be sadly missed is an understatement.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Horse and Rider, Glenwood Springs

Dork by a stump!
Horse and rider in Glenwood Springs this week end was a gorgeous but pretty tough ride. I traveled with Bonnie, Gary and Mary ( the Onnies and the Arys) and had the usual laughs and adventures. They're terrific people to be around.
I was more than happy with a completion on the fifty. I did the 25 the next day and we came in overtime. We had a nice 'trail ride' and I got acquainted with Wendy Brookes a lovely competitive trail rider and learned lots about that sport along the way. She is a nurse. It's always good to have one of them around!
In true form, Flambeau and I took 'the scenic route' on the fifty, so he was dead tired and very hungry on Sunday.He was sucking up to the vets and trying to tell them what a nasty person i was for getting us lost and putting an extra 15 miles on him! LOL.
The ride was way under staffed but they did the best they could with what they had, were friendly and professional and pulled it off nicely in the end. There were lots of laughs! I hope Carol (the Manager) is able to get much more support so she can put it on again next year. Pics to come!
If i get time I'll tell you about the sheep and killer dogs and falling flat on my face on the mogul course! R LOL

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Passing of Embassy

Our 25 year old grey Arabian gelding Embassy was euthanized last night due to a bout of something yet to be determine by a Necropsy. His bouncy character and antics will be sadly missed here at OAS. I'm sure going to miss that goofy little guy.
Update... the Necropsy found him to have many Melanomas. All internal. He was otherwise in exceptional health for his age.We have a mare his age with external Melanomas and she still going strong.She's had them most of her life and is now on Cimetidine to hopefully shrink them some. Both are/were grey Arabians and this is very common.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Mojo sticks his head in it

Talk about having a 'bad hair day!' I put up a post a while back(Dec 2008) titled 'Casino puts his foot in it' and now i have a post 'Mojo sticks his head in it!' Or should it be called 'no fly's on me mate!' Anyway, i never know what i'm going to find when i enter the barn each morning. I guess i hung the sticky fly tapes a little too low!
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