Friday, October 1, 2010
BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN....YEY!
A coolish morning, but at least there was no rain. Did chores quickly and was back in the house by 9.
Phoebe and Gucci went out with me and got their feet and bellies all full of mud. The kittens didn't even bother coming to the barn.
My friend Peggy came over with Braveheart around 10:30.
We warmed up in the indoor and then went out back...into two different woods. Berlin was much better than she was the last time. I was very proud of her today.
This horse is very special to me. I can have her stand like this while I put on the radio or open gates...when I call her she walks to me. What more could I ask. She was born here 26 years ago.
I had no place to keep my camera safe and missed some beautiful shots. The next time that won't happen...I'd love to show you the woods.
Off the subject.....
Do you know anyone looking for a beautiful Stubben Tristan Dressage saddle? I'm trying to sell it for a friend who used it only once many years ago, and is finally ready to part with it. It has a 17.5 seat and the tree is medium wide. It comes with leathers, a girth, pad and cover. Today they cost over $2200 and he is willing to sell it for $900. It is in perfect shape.
The bottom does not look like it has ever been on a horse.
Meanwhile back at the ranch....the clouds looked like cotton candy as I headed into Brockport on my way to the bank, Country Max, and First Friday.
Tis the season for mums...they are for sale all over the place.
Today, First Friday celebrated the retirement of Jim Dusen. He has been the official college photographer for over 30 years.
As usual, Gary let go with some of his funnies.
In one of the rooms, they had a slide show...not of Jim's photographs...but photographs of him.
and a gigantic cake.
There were many familiar faces in the crowd...soon you will know them all.
Greg Turner (who played at our party) provided some great sounds.
Got home about 5:45...Barb and I pulled in the driveway at the same time. I'm so glad she was doing chores tonight. This yellow cat has been hanging around the neighborhood for the past week or so, and wants to live here. Like I need another cat. Who knows where he came from...probably dumped off to fend for himself. He gets dry food in the barn, but wants to be in the house...needs to be neutered, wormed and defleaed (probably). Cha Ching....
Well guess what...I am done and it is only 8:40. Night all. Have a great weekend. The night temperatures may get in the high 30s here Saturday or Sunday.