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Sunday, June 10, 2012

HORSE AUCTION IN OUR FUTURE

Does Hope or the saddle weigh more?
This week our granddaughter Hope attended Horse Camp.  She learned to groom and care for the horses and to ride.  By the end of the week she was able to ride alone.  Of all the pictures I stole from her mother, this was my favorite because it shows her fancy pink books.  Grandpa hasn't seen all the pictures yet, but I fear when he does, we might be heading for a horse auction.

16 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

True grit with style:)

Dianne said...

I love that we both have Hopes :)

her boots are fabulous
and I love that she's doing it all by herself
horses are such wonderful creatures
it's lovely that she likes them

LL Cool Joe said...

My 13 year old is horse mad, and is nagging us to get her her own pony.

Granny Annie said...

Changes in the wind -- I'm stealing your line to describe her. It was said that my mother (Hope's great grandmother) had "true grit" so it is only appropriate for Hope as well. The "with style" is so true.

Dianne -- Love our "Hopes"! Yes our Hope was very proud not only to be able to care for the horses alone but to be able to saddle the animal.

LL Cool Joe -- Well, when are you going to do just that? Now I was the opposite and had to beg NOT to get a horse. My dad loved them and everyone I came in contact with tried to kill me.

Tabor said...

She is so tiny next to that horse and yet she certainly seems very comfortable. I love cowboy boots in any shade. But I guess today she is in pink!

Debbie said...

My husband would be on his way to the auction as well! It is AMAZING how fast & how high we can jump for those grandchildren, isn't it!?

Cliff said...

If a Missouri Foxtrotter is of interest we have some, also quarters.
Maybe I should talk to the women first.
What I like most about horses is they never stop eating hay. Ever. No matter what. You'll need a horse trailer, and a semi and flatbed to haul hay. But don't let me discourage you.

Granny Annie said...

Debbie -- It is amazing how the granddaughters can wrap grandpa around their little fingers:)

Cliff -- Well you took care of that. We finally found hay last year for the goats for winter at $10 per bale. Most other hay we found was $14. At least this year the hay is plentiful and we've already got 30 bales on order for the goats. Could never afford a horse.

Nancy said...

Well, that takes a load off my mind!

Knowing that Ashenhurst will have enough hay for the season makes me feel good.

How's your supply of Kibbles 'n Bits for my pal, Slim?

Riot Kitty said...

Wow, that is a lot to master in one week! Cute photo! You have such a good looking family.

Scarlet said...

Horse camp? How exciting! She's a natural to pick it up so quickly...and oh so fashionable in those pretty pink boots. Love the photo, Annie!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Good for her! I'd like that camp too-
Horses are expensive to keep tho- most notably the food n vet bill.

I've seen several for free adoption in our "Horse Talk" free paper recently. Wish I could. Horses make good friends. I'd rather ride a horse than a car- have nowhere to keep one tho. or the grain/hay or innoculation bux... need to prevent that EEE didease.

Snaggle Tooth said...

disease too!

Lynn said...

Adorable! And getting her a horse would be awesome. Love those pink boots!

Bonnie said...

Layla and Rossi have those same boots, lol. Thier great grandparents have horse and miniature horses, so our girls are all set in that department. Like Snaggletooth, we have seen alot of people giving up horses for free because they just can't afford them. I do beleive the goats would be willing to share their hay.

TALON said...

I love the concentration on her face, Annie. This makes me miss my horse Gypsy.She's in for some wonderful adventures!