Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Rebel Comes Home

Rebel, Lucky Four RebelChase RebelHeir, arrived home today after a long show season. For many minis, this month is the BIG month with many traveling to Tulsa soon for the Nationals. I have observed there are three groups of competitors amongst mini owners. Those that show their horses during the entire season, then go to the Nationals; those that show all season and then don't go to Nationals; and finally those that only show just enough to qualify a horse to be shown at Nationals and then just go to Nationals. Guess I tend to be in the show all season and quit, skipping Nationals. Anyway if you ask Rebel, I think he is happy with my decision. We arrived home about 9:30 AM, and as a ritual, I always let the horse out at the end of the driveway so they can run up, eat some grass or visit with the other horses before being put in a stall for a few days. Okay, I know..probably not a good idea, but I know the risks. After touching ground, Rebel noticed his buddies were in the lot adjacent to the driveway. So naturally he walked over to say:"Hi." Darn it, wish Rebel would show like that in the ring!!!
The guys on the other side of the fence seems interested.I often wonder if they remember each other. Rusty (white with sorrel spots), Picasso (black and white) and Stetson (large sorrel pinto) were all eager check him out.

Later next week Rebel will join the gang and play bachelor until next spring.

Oh, one more thought. Why is it, that these beautiful, clean horses have only one goal when they return from the show ring or after a bath?

As you can see Rebel has decided that being neat is not neat.

Call For Discussion

I would like to collaborate with anyone out there that is considering building a chariot for the AMHR chariot class. As you read my posts you can see I have an interest in this topic and would like to have one built for me.

I need to find out where and how much the fiberglas shells are. Who makes them?
I need to learn more about resources where parts can be purchased, I know some and may include a list in a later post.

After reading Mr. Walsh's article, looking at many that are currently out there, I think I can design one and get one built this year.

I may have even found where I can purchase a harness for my purposes.
You are welcome to either email me directly or comment on my blog with what you have done, are doing now or plan to do in the future.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Son of Phantom

The Phantom of Toad Hill was sold earlier this year and now resides in Provo, Utah. The year previous (2007) he was bred to a mare and produced this colt in 2008. The colt has not been named but will most likely remain in Arthur, IL . Below and left and right hand views. The colt in the background is Fancy Pants first foal too.