It seems this summer I’ve had a truck and trailer attached to my butt. I can’t believe we are at the end of July. After Stampede, we got turned around and participated in the World Angus Forum at Spruce Meadows. It was the first ever time, cattle have been shown at the venue and the staff at Spruce Meadows went all out to make it a success for the exhibitors. There were delegates from all over the world. As with any first time event, there were glitches, so for us, sharing a booth with Ferris Fencing it was a long show. At that show the large dark cloud that seems to follow me around turned into a major weather front of linked catastrophes.
After the Forum, I had the opportunity to visit the Sinclair Ranch in northern Saskatchewan. I’ve heard how beautiful the country was , but oh my, did we miss the boat when the kids were young in travelling to B.C for beaches for the kids. Check out Ken and Shauna’s production sale of Quarter Horses and Paints, August 8th. If you want a catalog, contact them at Flying S Ranch, Box 7 Spruce Lake, SK, S0M 2W0.
Last Wednesday, I was off again to the Pacific Association of Andalusian and Luistano Horses National Show and Fiesta in Chilliwack. This after needing a new headlight switch and body work required when our barely hanging on tail gate didn’t as I rounded a corner with the horse trailer. I felt like Typhoid Mary the whole trip to the coast, as I listened to disaster news that happened just behind me, almost as soon as I crossed the BC border.
In any case, here we go again. I am absolutely in love with Iberian horses!! Glen has already resigned himself to the idea the breeding program may be changing again. The show organization is amazing with beginners showing their own young horses, alongside seasoned pros and renowned clinician. Even at the National Level, the atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is having fun. What a breath of fresh air in the competition world. There are so many renowned natural horseman here, as well as recognized dressage trainers. You’ve got to take a second look when their horse of choice is an Iberian horse. And I’ve got to say, they are making me take a serious second look.
It’s dressage today and a bit cooler, so I may shove off early and attempt the Coquahalla Pass to give me leg up home. I think I desperately need a transmission cooler on the old truck. I’ll be home long enough to deposit my dirty clothes, grab new ones, unload the trailer, catch Illusion and load my trailer for the first of two clinics with Josh Nichols at Eagle’s Wing Ranch.