Category Archives: Adventures

The Weekend!

This past weekend, I finally go Tango in the show pen. We showed in halter, two showmanship classes, two English pleasure classes, and one western pleasure class. We placed 2nd in showmanship and 4th in everything else the rest of the day. Considering I didn’t ride her in the arena until our first class, she was great. The bleachers, flag pole with a waving flag, and plenty of people didn’t seem to bother her one bit! How’s that for an inexperienced show horse? Our patterns and rides were nowhere near perfect but they were fun. It feels great getting back into the show pen!

A few days before the show, I came up with an idea to make a stall sign for her. Without any real plan in my brain about how to make one, I was able to put together a pretty cool little sign for less than $5.00 and it lasted through the heat of the weekend. I think I’m going to make a couple more for the other horses and see what improvements I can make. Once I have, I’ll post a tutorial!What do you think? Pretty cute…huh? I think the 2nd and 3rd line could have been bigger; maybe next time. I liked the fact I could make it completely custom to me. I don’t think there is any limit to what could be added to this type of stall sign. Plus with the low cost, you could make a new one whenever you want. I also think it would be a fun project to do for a 4-H club!

From the Horse’s Mouth: a Beer Review

Yesterday, Todd and I enjoyed the lovely weather and a day off out at the barn. While, I rode we enjoyed a few¬† bottles of Miller High Life. Out of curiosity, we decided to see what the horses thought of it, so here it is a review of Miller High Life…according to Tango, Milo, and Ozzy.

I first offered Tango (my mare) a sip while were still in the arena just after my ride. She tested it and immediately dug her muzzle into the dirt. Tango’s initial opinion was Dirt > Miller High Life. Next, Todd offered it to her while being groomed in the cross ties, she threw her head up, wiggled her lips, showed her teeth, and backed away. Clearly, she does not approve of MHL.

We then tested the beer on Milo, who seemed interested at first then backed away, putting his head up as high as he possibly could to avoid it. Milo does not approve of MHL.

Todd approached Ozzy while he was in his stall. Ozzy, like Milo and Tango, refused the beer and seemed disgusted. Ozzy does not approve MHL.

3 out of 3 horses do NOT approve of Miller High Life.

Now…what beer should they review next?