Happy New Year! Happy Valentines Day and Presidents Day, and whatever else I missed.
I have missed telling you my tales and I have missed reading yours! I am hoping all is well in blogger land and in your lands. I am trying to catch up on my reading but thought I would drop in a little post of my own so you wouldn't think I rolled over into the grass and left ya.
Where to Start?
Well to begin with there has been way, way to much of this stuff the last couple of months!
It figures the year I move South to Kentucky they have a record amount of snow and cold days! Sigh....... this to shall pass.
I am happy to report that the family and I are all surviving the winter and desperately looking forward to Spring!
I suppose y'all want to know what Frankie is up to?
Well he is still down South at the trainer's barn and fit and pretty and doing oh so well.
Here is a shot of him with the trainer "Scott" from January.
I am oh so happy with the progress that he has made and I am truly happy that I took a chance on this diamond in the rough despite my concerns on his coloration. In fact it has not hurt us at all at the shows....
Oh yes! I said shows! You think I have been laying around here feeling sorry for myself all winter? No way baby, I have made two shows so far this year. Unfortunately there have been no photographers present to record this fact for evidence. But I have the ribbons to prove it!! Yep ribbons and points ....
Oh you want details???? Well, OK I guess I can share a few . It's the least I can do since I have abandoned you for so long.
January 23rd Frank makes his debut at his first show in Bowling Green, Ky.
Scott shows him in Trail and goes 7th out of 11. He had trouble with the gate and ticked a pole on the jog over but otherwise did well.
Isn't he so handsome!!
I showed him in conformation and he got a 5th out of 11 geldings. Then on Sunday I showed him in ranch riding (which is a rail class) and against my trainer on another horse and I placed.........1st out of 6! To say I was ecstatic is an understatement!!
What a great first show it was, I was so proud of the boy and officially got the showing bug again!
I took him to another show on February 6th but am keeping you in suspense til another day on that one.
Hopefully I will be back real soon to tell ya about it.