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Friday, September 11, 2009

Futurity Results...A Great Ending to A Great Year



The days have come and gone so quickly this year, but I still can hardly believe the Futurity is over; the show that started my whole relationship and adventure with Colt over 3 years ago.




The herd work was held at the Bell A Ranch just outside of Burns on Wednesday at noon. Then the dry and fence work was held at the fairgrounds on Thursday, which ends up being an all day affair.

In the 4 year old class, horses only showed in the herd and dry work. I've done a video of Colt combining the two events...








Originally there were 9 horses entered in our class, but one scratched. Our herd work score was 72 (highest score was 73), and our dry work score was also a 72 (highest score was 74 1/2). We were second in both herd and dry.

So, that put us second place over all!! WhooooHoooo Colt!! We also took high-point hackamore horse. Horses could show in either a snaffle or a hackamore as a 4 year old, but a special prize was donated to the high-point hackamore horse.

I have to say that I think the judge scored on the high side, but she did that with everyone so it seemed fair. Colt has done better patterns...and as you can see from his cranking tail and his leaping lead changes, he was not really happy about the whole thing. He's usually out to pasture with his buddies at night and enjoys his rolls in the dust and mud...after the two days at Lakeview last week, then these two days, and being in his stall/run for three nights, he was a lil' on the pissy side. We'll have to work on that for next year. I hate cranking tails.

But I'm totally proud of him and look forward to next year!






Colt was not wanting to be photogenic...so I helped him.






I decided that he needed a lot of help!






But, after getting home at 6 PM and having a good roll,
he's pretty happy with grain and full tire of hay.
Colt says "This is the way I like it!"


Thanks for putting up with all of our show stuff this year...next Monday we're off to gather cattle down in Diamond...up off a mountain I've not been to before...should be very pretty...I'll take the camera, ya think?!?


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17 comments:

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

Yay Colt! That is so awesome, you are obviously a great team.

mugwump said...

Great job. He looked more solid this show, even if he did crank at you a little.
I love the concept of not going down the fence for the youngsters.
It would make for much more solid and sane horses in the long run.
I wish they would do that here.
Great, great job.

Kate said...

You should be really proud of Colt and yourself - congratulations - that's outstanding!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Congratulations!! All of your hard work really paid off.

mj said...

Congrats to a good looking horse even if he was a little "cranky". In some ways I'll bet you're glad the show year's over and you can all get down to the serious business of gathering cows! :o)))

the7msn said...

Keep the show stuff coming! I love to watch your progress on your journey with Colt. The crankypants attitude is something I'm trying to work through, too, so I'm anxious to see how you convince Colt that being with you is just as much fun as hangin' with his herd.

AKPonyGirl said...

Congrats! I too like to see the show stuff. We don't have too many up here.

Reddunappy said...

Congrats! Karin and Colt! What an awesome accomplishment for training yourself! You go girl, and boy LOL Nice job, enjoyed the videos youve posted.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You better! I love seeing your rides and cattle drives. :)

Good for both you and Colt, too. I think you looked pretty good out there. He may have not been perfect and totally happy, but he was trying hard. Can't complain too much about that. Looks like he's a little tired in those photos with you. lol! You look so excited, though.
I'm in awe of you, my friend. You are the real deal...a true cowgirl!

Congrats!

~Lisa

Paint Girl said...

Congrats to you and Colt!! I love hearing about your showing, so please continue!

Mikey said...

Awesome job!!! That is so great! You both did a great job! Love those pics of you two, SO happy :) Makes me smile big. I just love coming here and seeing what you're doing. Always good stuff :)

mugwump said...

I don't know how I missed the photos of your new arena and the stacks of beautiful hay.
It must make you feel warm and fuzzy every time you look at either one.
It would me. Your arena is gorgeous.

The Wife said...

Congrats!! That is way awesome for you and Colt!

Nina P. said...

You and Colt make quite the Duo! Congratulations! Whooo Hoooo!!! Way to go!. I can't wait to see more of your adventures with Colt etc.. Kick back, put your boots up, and grab a cold one (ice tea of course). My brother finally got all his hay in. Bad season here as it's been so wet. He but in a little more haylage (if I've got the name right) than usual but it all works out n the end. A farmers work is never done but boy are the cool nights relaxing. Thanks for sharing your video too. You and Colt look like you've been doing this for years!!

As for the camera on your cattle drive... go for it! My brother in-law takes his and, of course, I had to write about him... check out: http://ninapthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/09/best-of-show.html

I don't think you'll regret it. I can't wait to see more posts of your adventures on the ranch. Love and Light, Nina P.

HBFG said...

Congratulations!!! You are a fantastic team, you and your lovely Colt! :))

Andrea said...

Congrats!! That is so awesome for you and Colt! He has come such a long way. You have done an awesome job with him. It makes me see just how really far behind my four year old and I are!! :) Keep up the good work. And I chuckled at the pictures of you holding Colt's ears forward! :) Congrats on a great year!

Patches said...

Finally got a chance to watch the video. GREAT job! Congrats on second and the hackmore high point! VERY exciting!!! Your herd work looks fabulous and your pattern was pretty nice too!

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