Monday, February 22, 2010

remember me??

Hi Friends!

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.

Happy trails.....

6 comments:

Kate said...

Sounds good - glad to hear from you - we've got a lot of the white stuff too (but then we're supposed to!).

Mrs Mom said...

Well, YEAH, you BETTER come back and fill us in, or I'll have to find our way to KY and FIND you to get the details!! ;)

Glad all are well. Have missed you and hearing about the crew!! Kiss that sweet Frankie from us!

Pony Girl said...

Good to hear from you!! Your boy looks very good and handsome, and how exciting you are finding time to show him and doing so well! Hope spring heads your way soon! Keep us updated on your happenings!

gtyyup said...

Glad to hear from you again! Congrats on your shows too...come on, tell us more!

allhorsestuff said...

YEA she lives and breaths and thrives! Welcome back C!
I was thinking about you as I edited some photo's ...your beautiful hand cut and burned "I love my Horse" sign was in one of my photo's- above the tie rope where my sissy was getting Pantz, her mare, ready to travel home to the beach last week.
WOW...Your gorgeous Frankie is doing great things...what a good decision it was to make him yours! I am so happy to hear news and see, thanks for the pics!

Hope you can thaw out some soon...this time everyone else is having a true winter...we had our white, crisp, snow dumpage last year!
XO
KK

LuLo Designs/Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hey there! Frankie looks awesome....a good horse is a good horse REGARDLESS of color... of course he's doing well!! Can you tell I have a Perlino too! LOL! Proud of you and your boy! Congrats on the saddle too! Looks like a nice one!