Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fjords Conquer the West at NWSS

My husband and I attended "An Evening of Dancing Horses" at the National Western Stock Show last week. We had a great time and I was very pleased to discover what a husband friendly event it was. The Denver Brass was great and my husband spent as much time watching them play as he watched the horses & riders perform (he used to be a flautist). We enjoyed the music very much.

The Fjords were adorable, of course, and I particularly like the fact that some of the Fjord riders are teenagers. What a great experience for young equestrians and a tribute to the versatility and family friendly nature of the Norwegian Fjord. Here is their performance provided by Starfire Farm.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sneak Peek of Dancing Fjords

A group of Fjordhorses will be performing this week at the National Western Stock Show - Evening of Dancing Horses.

I stumbled upon a couple of their practice sessions.

You gotta see cute Pauline being put through her paces. She is an adorable little Fjord mare.

Here is one of the group's previous performances:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Misty's Monday Muse

We have new neighbors who love horses and would like to feed Marley & me some treats.

Now that's what I call being neighborly!

However, My Lady insists that we avoid sugary snacks, so she is on the hunt for a healthy, low sugar treat that she can suggest to the neighbors.

As you know, I LOFF CARROTS! I hate apples. (Marley likes them, but you can't judge a treat by Marley because he'd eat a hamburger if it was dropped in his feed bucket. ) My Lady thinks carrots and apples have too much sugar to be a frequent treat anyway, so no carrots or apples.

And so the experimentation begins. Guess what nasty thing she gave us?


I sniffed it cautiously. Then I took a little bite. Strange stuff. I spit it out, walked away and stuck my upper lip in the air. Ewww.

Marley of course, gobbled up his share and then finished mine. He was a little surprised at the texture and bobbed his head up and down real funny-like while he chewed. But now he acts like he was born to eat celery.

We got celery the next day too. This time My Lady had Marley show me how to eat it. She let Marley chomp at one end of the stalk while I sniffed and nibbled ever so slightly at the other end, a la Lady and the Tramp. I ate a tiny bit more, but let Marley have the lion's share, so we never did meet in the middle for a smooch. I'm not sure I can acquire a taste for celery, but I think I'm gonna get another opportunity tonight.

What other low sugar, healthy treats might we try?

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Equine Minded Goals

Whew! The holidays are behind us and life is getting back to normal.

Happy New Year Everyone!

I have some goals in mind for Misty, Marley, and Myself for the year 2010.

With Misty, I would like to attend a horsemanship clinic and a trail riding clinic. And of course, do more riding and get out on more trails.

With Marley, I would like to be able to drive him around the neighborhood by myself and attend some driving clinics and/or pleasure drives with other driving enthusiasts.

What are your goals for the new year?
(Please point us to your blog if you've already posted them).