Haying season is in full swing, although I did pry Tom out of the swather long enough to get him over to the western side of the state. We attended The Event at Rebecca Farm. This is the first time we've ever been to such a thing, and all I can say is Wow! We were in heaven- three days surrounded by good people, lovely scenery, and some of the worlds most talented horses. It just doesn't get any better than that! Tom even decided that cross country jumping looks like a lot of fun, and if he could wear his jeans and boots instead of riding breeches he might even give it a try.
I got a surprise letter in the mail from Florida that made my day! Pictures and a note from the proud owner of a William gelding, Charter. Charter is stunningly beautiful, and gives us a glimpse at what we can look forward to! We love to see William's older babies and know what they are up to- such a talented group of "kids" he has!
Speaking of talented kids... Wylee and Tawnya have been having a good summer. Tawnya has spent some time traveling around and visiting friends. Wylee and her friend Kendra participated in the kids rodeo during fair. They each did the flag race and barrel racing. Wylee also rode a steer and came in 2nd. Lots of fun was had by all. Last Saturday was the 3 mile Nee Wah run. Wy had been bugging me all year to run in that, so Grandma took her down and got to watch her come in first for her age division.
Last evening we finally got over to Warrick to take pictures of Neechi and Eloquence. They've been turned out on summer grass and are growing like bad little weeds. They are learning all the things good ranch horses should know- how to maneuver around in the rocks and trees, crossing creeks, and growing strong running up and down the hills. They've gotten a little independent since being turned out, but were still pretty curious about why I kept following them around with that darn camera. I'm looking forward to weaning when we will get them in and be able to handle them on a daily basis.
Hope you all are doing well~ Check out the new foal page for more pics of Neechi and Elly. I put a slide show on there that I will update with pictures wh