Thursday, June 4, 2009

And the Winner is!!

After a serious wet-noodle beating from Nd_Appy, I have finally taken the time to put up a post, albeit a short one. I'm sorry, its summer, I've been busy and then I got sick. No more excuses...

Studly and I had our first show over the Memorial Day weekend. We won the $5,000 Novice Horse Non-Pro class on Saturday. It was very exciting and paid out well enough that I didn't end up too much in the hole. Well that's how it is with horse shows, you never come out ahead. My Dad calls it paying for entertainment. Either way, I was entertained. No pics or videos though, it was an outdoor show with the dirt blowing everywhere and the sun was shining into the camera.

The new little horse, MH Moves Millions, has been named Harley. He belongs to my Dad and they also took some prize money at the show. I sometimes call him Honda because he is so small. He is just barely 14.3 and maybe 900-950. He literally looks like a pony next to any other horse in the herd, including Star our Welsh pony, lol.

In other exciting news, I just got back Studly's photos. Here are just a couple. I'm working to update the website, but I also have to do actual work. I gotta pay the bills. Photos copyright Alea Photography and used with permission.

I need to edit out our sad little hay shed. Every time the wind blows a new piece breaks off.

He was so funny taking pictures, just hamming it up big time. He ran right up towards the camera and then gave a little rear and buck.

Showing off the speed demon inside. I love how the sand is still flying from his last stride.


  1. Nav is so photogenic! *sigh* I just love him.

    BTW - FIRST!!

  2. Oh, wow, what a gorgeous animal, CCH.

    Congrats on your winnings!

    Oh, his coat colour..
    His body ain't so bad neither.
    Sorry, that sounds like I don't love his conformation.
    Wow, do I love his conformation.
    gorgeous horse, CCH.
    Thanks for posting, I won't say finally.
    Thanks to NDa for her wet-noodle applications of motivation;)

    Back to lingering over that last picture.

  3. BE-YOO-TE-FUL!!!! Gorgeous and many congrats on the show!!!!!!!!

  4. Glad to see you are still among the land of the living-LOL. Congrats on the win.

    And I had to wipe drool off my laptop. Studly is a very handsome dude!

  5. CCH-I thought I'd answer your question about State over here too. Meg and her horse are no where near competitive enough to qualify for state, so I only entered her in one regional rodeo this year. We are in the new River region. Both Meg and her horse need seasoning, but I think next year, they should be on target. Meg has spent most of her time showing and wasn't much into being real competitive in the speed events for the last few years.

    I would like to find a nice, older, solid cutting horse for her to start cutting on. I know a lot of the kids that cut in this area lease the horses they use. I've thought about that option or taking something older that someone just wants to find a good home for. Since we are not interested in going "big time", I hate to invest a lot in a horse that will have limited use. The girl from here that compete in and usually wins the cutting(Alyssa Krogman) leases her horse and just goes down to the trainer's a few times to practice before competing. Also, Don Strain is related to Megan and I know if I talked to him, I could likely take Megan out there for lessons. I just need to get on the ball and get started.