Friday, August 01, 2014

Decisions, decisions

It's that time of year again. Fair entries come up in about 10 days or so. Trying to decide what to take and enter this year is a bit harder than in the past. For sure we are taking Jade's new Cochin rooster. He's simply gorgeous and we just adore his color and style. 
 Uncle Jade and Ryker with Diamond 
Fonda Fair 2013 

We're also planning to take my pony. I've been trying to buy her a decent-ish show halter on Ebay but so far haven't had any luck. We have a few bids on a nice one of Western style rather than the popular cable type that I don't have time to get her used to. The husband is going to cut me some poles to work on teaching her to in-hand jump in the coming weeks so I can do a few more classes with her this year, and have her be more comfortable in the trail class which always includes a few cavaletti and ground pole type jumps. 

Last year's stall design. Need new ideas for this year.

Next week I'll need to have the vet in to do Di's health work, she needs a fresh rabies and coggins, and Sunny is due for his rabies as well. Monday I'll call to arrange having them in. Just one more in a plethora of steps that gets you to that delightful week of sun, well really its usually a mix of sun and torrential downpours, shavings, sand, and shouts that make up fair week. Jade even took three days off so he'll have seven days or so of fun with Peggy and I. This means for the first time in many many years he won't miss Tractor Pull night. Note the capitalization. Which is because the tractor pulls are something of a religious holiday for those that enjoy them, and we have many friends involved which makes them just that much better. 

Big Cochin rooster, former owner called him
Mr. Balloon Pants 

At any rate in a few weeks we'll be loading up the stock trailer, putting pony and poultry inside with various paraphernalia that must accompany them, and enjoying the closeness with friends we see so infrequently. 


A. Montgomery said...

Sounds like you are in for a lot of fun. If you need a sitter, I am here.

Breezey375 said...

I think Jack would like to come too. Then you could take two ponies into the in hand classes ;)