We just arrived home from National Bank Financial Open Free Jump Challenge in Olds, AB. Illusion placed 4th in the 4 year old class. At least he’s consistent; that’s where he placed last year as a rising three year old. But this time he had 15 Sport Type horses, all over 16hh to contend with, many of them rising 5 year olds. The course was set on horse strides with the final fence being a 1.15 triple bar with a 1.15m spread. Not bad for a guy who only measures 130cm and had his 4th birthday yesterday. The event was judged this year by Albert Kley, Riding Master at Spruce Meadows and Judy Wise, owner, Fairplay Farms, Langley B.C. They both have infinite experience at evaluating youngstock, so we are again over the moon with our young stallion who scored a “9″ in temperament. We tried to video, I even had other people do it because I’m such a techno idiot, but … video coming soon to Youtube, thanks to Barry Freeman who videoed every horse.
I have managed to get a Facebook page for “The Innovative Horsekeeper” and managed to get our events up. But I have no idea how to manage THE WALL. Our son Greg is coming tomorrow, so maybe with a little luck….My intention is to blog the business there and keep the farm news here. We’ll see how that works…I’m sporadic at this at the best of times. I had also managed to get an ad, but in trying to navigate my way around Facebook managed to duplicate it with no upper limit to the budget and $.40/click. YIKES! I did manage to delete it, but also deleted my other ad, so back to the drawing board as you can’t repost ads after they’ve been deleted.
We were at the Farm & Ranch show last week. Glen ran the booth on Saturday, the busiest day while I took Alberta Farm Animal Care’s inaugual course to get my “Horse Hauling Certificate” He always seems to do better at trade shows than I do. …Hey, maybe, I can arrange to “network’ at the Mane Event and not have to be in the booth as much. That’s murder, when you’re as attention deficit as I am.
Oh, one more exciting thing. It should be on Facebook, but,… our hard surface cleaner Accel from Anivac Cleaning Systems has just been named “Official Disinfectant of WEG2010″
Now, a glass of wine, some TV and to bed, to start all over tomorrow.