My Horse Forum
This morning we found my Awesome Mr Gibbs had walked over the Rainbow Bridge sometime during the night. It was totally unexpected, he was only 16, and there was no sign of a struggle, he just seemed to have dropped, no signs that his back legs kicked, a couple of scuffs in the soft ground by his front. We are thinking heart attack or aneurysm are most likely.
I confess that at times when I haven't been able to find Ace, I have wondered if she had gone, she's 26, but Gibbs? he was only 16. She is missing him, keeps calling for him which doesn't help.
He was my buddy, my friend, he brought me back to riding after my accident. He went from a stand-offish totally work focused ranch horse, to a best buddy, with a huge sense of humour and devilment. I am going to miss him terribly, I have never felt like this about any horse. A few friends have said that maybe he felt that it was OK to leave me in Fergies safe hooves now, so he could move on.....I would like to think so.
I miss you...
But I've got to get it off my chest.
Social media is driving me nuts lately, especially Instagram. I know that I would be better off to not say anything, and I don't go about telling people they are wrong on social media sites, they can do whatever they want to do, but that doesn't mean I'm not bothered by it.
There seems to be an obsession going around that wearing a flat brim hat and having a rope tied to your saddle makes you a "buckaroo". You don't need to be able to work a cow or use that rope, just dress the part and use a hashtag! I'm not just guessing that they lack those skills either, it's people I know and/or have rode with.
I've been roping and ranching most of my life (since I was physically able to), and it bothers me when someone labels me as a "cowgirl". It seriously makes me cringe.
Whatever happened to paying your dues and earning your stripes? That was a huge part of the Vaquero traditions, they and their horses had to earn the right to so much as tie a...
We are extra super excited about this one. So far, May has been our best producer. While we LOVE the Harley May cross, we wanted to try for a full double registered.
She is bred to 10x World Champion AQHA/APHA/PtHA Living Large
And May, as usual bigger than a house
Miss crabby pants.....
And tonight... We have just started a bag in the last few days (lot bigger than last night ) so likely still 3-4 weeks out
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