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We are striving to produce top quality AQHA Reining/Cowhorses that are reasonably priced with phenomenal pedigrees, conformation and color.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Summertime Swimming

One of my customers emailed me these photos a few days ago.  I thought they were so cute and brought back so many memories, that I just had to post them. 

We sold the mother to this filly a few years back in foal to Jewel.  Her new owner, Marie Coutu, drove all the way from Ontario Canada to pick her up.  She had this darling filly the next Spring, they call her Roo. 

Marie and her daughter are quite ambitious.  They show in performance halter and actually fit these cowhorse babies and get them shown as youngsters.  As you can see, they do lots of other fun stuff with them too.  This is the same filly that's listed on my website for sale, her name is Cash Or Chex Doc.

When I saw these pictures, I couldn't help but think back to when I was a teenager, by the way, that was a 100 years ago!  My best friend Kris and I would pack a lunch, put on our suits with a pair of jeans over the top, and ride our grade ponies, Cinnamon and Champ right through the middle of town and out to a little channel at Liberty Lake.  I bet the ride was a good 10 miles.  When I look back on it, I can't believe our parents let us ride so far and through so many dangerous situations.

We rode every day and literally rode the shoes right off of our horses.  We would spend the day out there swimming those poor ponies back and forth across the channel.  There was no better fun than those hot summer days.

The ride home, NOT SO FUN!!  We didn't bring dry clothes with us other than the jeans we had, so we pulled those jeans up over our wet swimsuits and hopped up for the bareback ride home.  I don't even think I owned a saddle at the time.  Anyway, during our fabulous day of swimming we had collected some little pieces of sand in our swimsuit bottoms.  Well, you can only imagine what our behinds started feeling like riding bareback in a wet swimsuit for 10 miles with sand stuck in our pants!  Needless to say, I ended up getting off and walking most of the way home. 

The pain doesn't cloud any of the fun we had, and oh the memories, I could write a whole book about my adventures with Kris.  We did some crazy stuff over the years, but that's for another day.

Monday, October 5, 2009

New News

My new blog has been very neglected the past few weeks.  I have tons to write about, but am just going to make this entry about some new happenings.  We've had some CRAZY weather. Some rain, some sun, and a WHOLE LOTTA WIND!!  They even closed I-90 because of all the blowing dust.  I was stressing as we had a mare arriving from California, but she made it just fine.

Whizards Chexy Bar arrived last night from Clovis, CA. about 9 pm.  Our thanks to Stacy Hamilton for giving us the opportunity to lease "Snickers" for the next two years.   She is safe in foal to Chex Nu Jewel for 09, I am SO EXCITED!! She is a sweetie!  

We want to congratulate a couple of Jumping Jack Whiz kids.  Jeff Lankford and Slide Me A Whiz are the 2009 ABRA World Champions in Open Barrels and also ABRA Amateur Pole Bending.  They also were Reserve World Champions in ABRA Amateur Barrels.  CONGRATS! And yes everyone, I said BARRELS AND POLES!!  A horse and rider after my own heart!!

Jeff Lankford and Slide Me A Whiz
photo courtesy of Rosemary Lahmann

Next we want to congratulate Kyle Weston and  Whizzin In The Rein.  They placed 2nd in the Open at Prince George, BC and 3rd in the Limited Open at Cardston, AB.  They have already won $711 in their first two shows.  Watch out Canada! 

Kyle Weston & Whizzin In The Rein
Photo Courtesy of Cowgirl Creations
 Topsail Seeker is showing in Sweden and has Qualified for the 2009 World Show in Open Jr. Reining. Congrats to the Ekblom's!

Last we want to Congratulate Wendy Gray and Sheza Workin Whiz, they also qualified for the 2009 AQHA World Show in Open Jr. Reining.  PICS COMING SOON!!

We are getting quite a few emails about Chex Nu Jewel babies getting close to being ready to show for 2010.  I will keep everyone updated on those babies.

SP A Pine For Sure and Twice As Busy have both been purchased with 2010 breedings by Betsy Hardin of Ellensburg WA.  Congrats Betsy, I know you will love both of the mares.