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Tuesday, November 17, 2009


My blog is moving. This one will remain here for a while, but eventually a redirect script will be implemented to move you to the new site. Look for new posts starting this evening as I have an announcement. :)

Please visit Cowgirl Up on from now on.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Buck Brannaman Clinic 2009

Buck Brannaman Clinic

Friday, October 30 through Monday, November 2nd

Tacoma Unit #1

Horsemanship 1 - 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Horsemanship 2 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

$25 spectator/audit fee (10 minutes or all day)

Buena and I will be in the H1 class. Come by and say hi.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Taking a Break

Not that I haven’t been already, but I will be taking a bit more of one. I am thoroughly inspired by the great presenters and topics I took in a WordCamp Seattle today. So much so that I am going t be overhauling my blog very soon. Until I do, everything here will remain. Once I get closer to a launch date, I will make an announcement. I may still pop in for a quick snippet here and there, but for the most part it will be even more quiet than as of late. I am soaking on all of the great information and technology and will be implementing some pretty radical changes. Feel free to e-mail me or follow me on Twitter or Facebook, as I will still be keeping up on those venues.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

WordCamp Seattle

WordCamp Seattle

Track me down and say hi if you are going to be there.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Ricky Quinn Clinic


This clinic is this Saturday and Sunday and only $300 to participate all day both days. If you are interested in participating, please e-mail me a for details regarding stabling and lodging. I am very happy to be sponsoring this clinic at a great facility, Vetter Farms in Buckley, WA.

Download Acrobat PDF poster to print

This will be a great clinic with LOTS of individual attention for each participant! If you are having issues with your horse, you will not be disappointed! Ricky is an amazing young man and wise beyond his years. He has learned a great deal from Buck Brannaman and is eager to share that knowledge with you.

Come ride with us THIS weekend!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

WNV: Washington Reports Highest Number of Cases

I updated Buena and KT’s West Nile virus vaccinations just last week. If you haven’t done so, please do! Make sure your horse(s) is(are) current!

The Horse Online
West Nile Virus: Washington Reports Highest Number of Cases

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Monday, August 24, 2009

A Family Day in the Saddle

Well, maybe not a whole day, but the whole family rode in some fashion. I hauled Buena and KT (in our shiny new trailer) to the SAFE Benefit Horse Show at Frontier Park in Graham on Saturday. It was a gorgeous day and lots of good friends were in attendance. Special thanks to my good friend Chelsea of Pony Up Rescue for Equines, who offered up her 37-year-old feedlot-rescued horse Sarge for the Little Cowboy to ride in leadline classes. My son did not want to get off after he finished Leadline Trail. Paddock Boy donned his new boots and hopped on Buena for the Other Half Leadline class, after doing a 27 mile marathon training run from the house to the show grounds that morning.

I wish that I could say I brought home lots of ribbons, but that was not the case. Only got one 4th place white ribbon in Western Pleasure Rescue Horse. Paddock Boy got a blue and Little Cowboy got TWO blue ribbons! We had fun, though, and the entry fees when to the great cause of supporting SAFE’s many rescue endeavors.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Enough Already!

Record high today here in Enumclaw.

103°F outside
89°F inside (and not done rising yet)

Even Chester was panting...inside the house. Hazel went out this morning and is hiding someplace cool, probably under the front porch.

The horses are doing quite well, considering.

The garden has had sprinklers running for 2 days straight as we don’t want to lose any of our crops in this record heat wave.

I noticed the goaties are panting a little, but seem happy enough.

Even the chickens are hiding, and panting, today.

We won’t get any real relief for a few more days.

We have 3 border collies visiting for the next week. Buster is in heaven. Thankfully they like taking breaks in Little Cowboy’s wading pool.

We did lose a small brood of barn swallows in the barn. It was just too hot. The family nesting on the back of the house fared much better as they were a few weeks older and able to fly away from the heat during the day.

Time for another late afternoon shower...

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Friday, July 24, 2009

SkyWatch Friday #54

Photos from July 20, 2009.

Visit SkyWatch here.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Introductions: KT, Meet Buena

After a short week of hanging out separated, I decided it was time to turn Buena out with KT, seeing as we have a short trailer ride to our trimming appointment tomorrow. It was practically uneventful! Just the way I like it.

Now...introducing my friend’s Araloosa mare...that will be a different story. But for tomorrow, I’ll sandwich Buena between them and all will be good.

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Anyone a Lip Tattoo-Reading Expert?

Sorry for the picture quality. I am going to tray and get a few more and also try a black light when she gets dental work done in a week or so.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Addition

Meet KT. She’s an 18 year old gray Arabian mare with a lip tattoo, which means she was raced at some point. I am hoping to be able to decifer the tattoo and get her full identity. She’s packed around 4-H kids in her recent past and hopefully will make a good mount for Paddock Boy and/or Little Cowboy.

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Friday, June 19, 2009


My barefoot trimmer Pat Wagner posted this great article on her blog recently. Wylie is one of my favorite Western singers, as many of you might know already.

Barefoot Cutting Horses! An Interview with Wylie Gustafson

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Found Dog

We cannot keep him and would like a rescue to take him on.

Please contact me if you can take him ASAP.

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Two in a Row!

I actually rode 2 days in a row last week. Thursday, I saddled Buena in the round pen and rode a bunch in there and then around the property.

Friday, I hooked up with a couple of friends and rode up on Mt. Baldy, just outside of town. It was a perfect day and with perfect company.

The POA in the pics is Gossip Girl and she is available for adoption from Pony Up for Equines.

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