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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Colt's Cutting and a Couple of Gifts!

Last weekend flew by like a storm! Saturday the High Desert Cutters held their annual Scholarship Cutting. Colt and I competed and we did OK...scored a 69 and landed in the middle of the pack.

My Man was on camera duty and didn't get the video button pressed hard enough, but he did get a few still shots.

Competing in the Scholarship Cutting.

The club raised enough money to award at least three $500 scholarships that will go to college students from Harney County. This is the 3rd year we've done this event, and it's always been our biggest cutting of the year.

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This "Thank You" is long over due...I have a very bad habit of putting thank you's off...bad me.

See, this one's from back in March!!! March...wasn't it just March? Where has the time gone...anyhow.

But hey, see these totally cool horsehair key fobs?

I love the colors!
Susan writes a great blog over at Rocking Seven Mile Ranch and her husband, Tom, keeps himself busy with this wonderful art. It's so tiny and tedious that I always wonder how men do it with their big fingers and thumbs! But, they had a lil' heifer calf born and needed help naming it...so they had a contest...and I won with the suggested name of "Maybelline" because of her long, gorgeous eyelashes.


Actually, I want to use mine as a zipper pull, I just can't decide what to put it on!




So, I get my key ring in the mail and My Man immediately trys to take posession of it!! LOL...I bought another one. The second package came in the mail the other day and My Man said I had mail from Montana..."No honey, you have mail from Montana...you might as well open it." Needless to say, he's a very happy man!

Thanks Susan and Tom for doing such a fun give away and choosing Maybelline as the heifer's name!

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Then a few days ago we get a package in the mail from our dearest friends Ron & Carrie (they helped us paint our house last fall). We weren't expecting anything...but was a fun surprise!!!


It's a board game!!
Cowgirls Ride the Trail of Truth

And it came at a perfect time!! Tomorrow my good friends Kris and Debbie are meeting me up in the Ochoco National Forest for the annual wild horse inventory! Four nights and five days of camping and photographing wild horses! Not to mention LOTS of good food and beverages!


Life, Love, Passion, Friendship...a game for swapping tales, sharing friendships, exploring self.

This should be a blast and keep us well entertained in the evenings!


I hope to get lots of great wild horse shots as well as an array of wild flowers and hopefully a few shots of the local wildlife.

Hope everyone has a great week...and weekend...see y'all next week!


14 comments:

Shirley said...

I bet you are loving going to cuttings on Colt. I love seeing the photos!
I won one of those key chains from Susan too, and I'm waiting for something special to use it on. Might have to buy a new jacket for it! O darn!
Looks like your next week is going to be wonderful; I hope the weather holds out for you.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

I think my little Piper would make a great cutting horse - her great-great granddaddy was Cutter Bill. BUT, I have no experience with cutting (been around cattle enough, roping, etc). Where do I start??? Colt looks awesome, by the way. :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wow! YOu and Colt looked great out there! And it's such a good cause, too.

The horse hair fobs are gorgeous!!!! Enjoy!

That game is going to be so much fun at the end of each fabulous day photographing wild horses. You gals are going to have a blast!


~Lisa

wendy said...

HI. I am so excited I found your blog. I found it as you left a comment on another blog I follow (but at this moment can't remember whose??)
Anyway, I am city girl turned country, taking riding lessons and '"learning the cowboy life"
so I think I will enjoy your blog alot.

That game looks cool.

wendy said...

HI. I am so excited I found your blog. I found it as you left a comment on another blog I follow (but at this moment can't remember whose??)
Anyway, I am city girl turned country, taking riding lessons and '"learning the cowboy life"
so I think I will enjoy your blog alot.

That game looks cool.

wendy said...

Yikes, didn't mean to say that twice....guess I really AM excited

Rhonda said...

Glad you had a good time at the cutting! That's great to raise money for scholarships. :)

Enjoyed seeing your gifts, thanks for sharing them. The key fobs are beautiful. That game looks very, very interesting!

Crystal said...

Wow, I sure would like to try that game, it sure looks like fun.

pennynz said...

That looks like so much fun. cutting is something that one day I would love to have a go at.

The key fobs also look awesome.

dibear said...

You and Colt make the perfect team. :)

CTG Ponies said...

I love the pic of you with Colt! You guys are quite a pair. Have fun on your camping trip! I'm so jealous....

Sydney_bitless said...

Those are great hitched horse hair keychains. Hitching is difficult, why I mostly stick to braiding.

Linda said...

I love seeing you cutting on Colt! Nice stuff you got too!

Ed said...

Great shot, you look so tiny on Colt, but its a match made in heaven..:-) Cool stuff too..

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