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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today I Acheived My Goal in Life



Have you ever won a belt buckle showing your horse? Well, in all my 51 years I have not, and since I bought Colt 2 years ago it's been my "goal in life" to win a buckle...hopefully with him!

Today is the day that I reached my goal...

I have no photos to share with you of this memorable day, so I dug some out of my archives to share with you. My Man the official photographer stayed home to get some of his stuff caught up.



Did I do something special today?


Yes, Colt, you did do something very special. We have a small, local saddle club here in Harney County called the Great Basin Saddle Club. They mainly focus on rail classes, but they include a reining class in their summer buckle series.

Their first show was last month when the rain was so bad and it was moved from the outdoor arena to the tiny indoor arena at our fairgrounds. So, they had to cancel the reining class. At today's show, they gave us the opportunity to ride the pattern twice and be scored by two different judges.

Now, mind you this is really just a small local club...there were no fancy reining horses here...just nice folks (adults and kids) that enjoy their horses. There were 8 horses in the class. Colt and I took 1st in both classes!! I was totally amazed.

I knew he felt good; he was smooth in all his transitions, the circles were correct, the big fast circle was nicely extended out, and he came right back to my hands for the small slow circle, and lead changes were right on. As usual, his stops need lots more work, but his spins were decent. I was proud of what Colt did...no matter where we placed.




Colt says "I love when mom gives me hugs & kisses.
I really tried my hardest."


There's one more show in the series, but we will be at the Pendleton Roundup. But, with 2 1st places, I've got the buckle!!!

I will wear that buckle proudly...Colt works hard and is honest in what he does...I love this horse.





Hmmm...so what will my next goal be?



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36 comments:

Kate said...

Congratulations - that's quite an achievement - he is such a wonderful horse (and you've done wonderfully with him)!

lisa said...

He's beautiful! Congradulations!!

mj said...

There's nothing better than having come true, what you always knew!!!!
It's a feeling that you will carry in your mind forever! I'm so glad that you are proud of your "Colt".

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

CONGRATS!!! I know how important those buckles can be.

Oregontribal1 said...

Oh GOOD for YOU and COLT!!! There is no better feeling than when you've accomplished something together! Very happy for you and Colt; who by the way, has very kind and wonderful eyes. He looks like he's a real sweet guy.

Paint Girl said...

Congrats to you and Colt! That is so exciting!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Congratulation. One of the best feelings in the world to accomplish something with your horse. He's beautiful.

Ed said...

That is soooooo cool! I know how much you have worked for that, congrats to you and the coltster..:-)

Brandie said...

Yeah for you!!! How about a picture of your buckle?! Good job!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

WOW! That just rocks! YOu and Colt truly are partners and have worked hard together to get to this point. You both deserved it. What an awesome horse he is...and a wonderful Horse Mama you are, too.
WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!! I'm thrilled for you!

I adore that photo of you giving him some lovin'. And his eye photo is gorgeous. You truly captured the softness and intelligence of your handsome Colt.

~Lisa

Reddunappy said...

Congrats Karen!! That is so great!

how about a pic of that buckle!!!!!

It feels so good to acomplish our goals!

Reddunappy said...

Oh and see if you had sold him, you wouldnt have that buckle yet!
Karma???? I am so happy for you!

Jocelyn said...

wooooooooohhhhhhhhooooooooooo

Iam so happy for you!

Maybne we can hook up at Round Up ? we will be there for sure , !

Mikey said...

That's just the best!! Congrats to you both! That's a great pic of the two of you, he looks so happy. Awesome!!

France said...

Bravo et superbes photos

Faithful said...

Congratulations. Your hard work has paid off in more ways the one! I would love to have earned a buckle, too!

The Wife said...

Congrats!!!

Cowgirl Rae said...

OH Hooray!

I have yet to earn a buckle myself, somehow halters and coolers are lame. Buckles are totally cool

wilsonc said...

Congratulations!!! Something to look forward to after the Round Up...picking up your buckle :)

Heather said...

Just seeing this on my update page made me tear up a little! How wonderful! Congratulations!

little apple tally said...

A buckle you worked for and earned... not one on a high dollar bought horse with a long string of credentials.... the best kind. Yes!!!!

Celeste said...

Congratulations! That is awesome. Give Colt a big hug and an extra carrot from me - he is definitely a keeper!

AKPonyGirl said...

Congrats! A buckle earned on a horse you trained makes it even more special.

I'm trying to get to Pendleton this year also. It's a little more difficult when you can't just drive up like we used to. I haven't been to the Round Up since I was ten or so.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Congratulations there lady! Awesome job you have done with that beautiful colt of yours. I take back what I said-I think you two are meant for each other and he needs to stay with you.

Wear that buckle with pride! You deserve it.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Good for you. Both of you. I've enjoyed "seeing" him come along. You've done a good job.

C-ingspots said...

Oh Karen, I'm so very happy for you and very proud of your Coltster!! That is so cool!! I hope you're proud of your accomplishments with that horse. He works hard to please you. I love that picture of you hugging your boy...very cool. Congratulations!!

Kathleen Coy said...

Congratulations, Karen! I love the photos - Colt looks like the sweetest horse ever! :-)

Patches said...

Yeehaw! CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is SO exciting!

Beautiful pictures too!

HBFG said...

congratulations on this wonderful achievement!!!

that horse you got now - colt - is one "son of a gun" , that's how you americans say it sometimes, isn't it :))

I also wanted to let you know that there is an Award waiting for you on my blog... you are welcome to pick it up if you like ;)
Michi

enlightenedhorsemanship said...

Good God what a gorgeous horse. And such a soft, gentle eye. Congratulations to you on your buckle.

Broken Y said...

HAPPY DAY TO YOU! What wonderful news!

Vaquerogirl said...

my 'puter is actin up and I can't see the pictures today- BUT I am so PROUD of you! I am 53 and though many of my students have won buckles I never have! It is my goal too- and now that you have reached it, I am going to try even harder to reach it too! Congratulations!

wollreflections said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement! You must be very proud of Colt! :)

mugwump said...

What a great feeling. Good for you and good for colt.

Andrea said...

Congrats that is awesome!! I just won my first buckle about four years ago. I actually won it in a Hunter Under Saddle class!! Funny huh? But I am so excited for you and Colt! That is great!!

dibear said...

Congrats Karen. I hope to see a picture of you and the belt buckle one day. I know you are proud of Colt. :):)

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