Loretta the mule was born this week, daughter of Abigail our
spotted saddle mare. She has to be the most beautiful mule on the
The cast and crew moved in Monday. What a lovely bunch
of people and horses. I cant wait to see the show in Nashville
We are all going to go, except Ronnie who will stay with the
Armand Lacayo on one of the Freisians
I just want to say a big thank you to Don, Charlotte,
Charlie and Kate. It was a team effort and I couldn’t have done it
without their help. Charlie and Kate left about 5pm Friday
night, which was just as well, poor Charlie looked exhausted and he
had to get back to Clearview to help with the Stock horse show
there and Kate and he had clients in the clinic.
At 5am, Saturday morning, We gave the horses their
breakfast, then went to bed.
Saturday about 10.30. we started to pack up to go home,
by the time I had closed out my show bill (Too many mucho
dollars!!!) and checked out the awesome pictures by SOCO media, we
set off about 2pm. I had finished in the Top 5 in the select
Division, out of goodness knows howmany people, I placed 4th High
point with Corona.
I ended up 8th over all in NovAm on Reno, and would have
done much better if he had not turned tail in the final boxing
class at 3 oclock in the morning. He was telling me he was done, I
had dropped my hand to let him work the cow, and he just ran right
past it and the cow ended up chasing us, it ws a comical
end to a hectic week!
Just another reminder not to take anything for granted,
and Reno is just a cartoon character of a horse!
The American Ranch Horse World Show,
was an amazing week, it was sooo busy and huge classes. In fact too
huge, I was still showing horses at 4am Friday night/Saturday
morning. The working cow classes were supposed to follow the
Boxing. That didn’t get through till 4am. I was whooped, so was
everyone else. I had to scratch the working cow classes, which is
my favourite, but I couldn’t go on any more!!! Don and Charlottle
hung in there with me the whole time, talk about a team
Don hauled Corona, I hauled Tackie and Reno, and we got stuck
in the road works for over an hour just north of Nashville on the
I got back to Clearview around, 7pm, we dropped off the
horses, then Charlotte and I went to support the boys at the Mule
Ronnie had got his World Champion Title with John Law in
the gaited halter on Friday, a lovely trophy and ribbon etc,
so he was tickled. Junior ended up having to canter Hawkeye in the
western class at the end of the night and did a great job,
unfortunately the judge didn’t agree with me and he never got a
ribbon. bummer!! John Law and Jesse were in with a great class and
I got to bed at 1pm. Then Charlotte rode Agatha, Mary rode
Buckwheat, our new reining mule, and I rode Doolittle and we
all rode the mules at theStock horse show here Sunday.
Trail, pleasure, working cow and I won the reining, on Doolittle,
which considereing I couldn’t string a sentence
together, was rather a miracle. Turned out I rode him in
a snaffle bit one handed….go figure!! I was very pleased that
they finally allowed mules in the Stock horse shows, so I was only
to happy to show my support. My body didn’t feel the same way.
By 5pm Saturday, my calfs were cramping, I had to flip rooms
for new guests and I put the dirty sheets in the dryer
instead of the washing mashine, I had also flipped the wrong troom.
I should have done the Mule lodge, not the quarter horse room, so
when our guests arrived at about 10pm, we had that room to do too.
!. Charlotte, god love her, stayed with me and helped at 10.30 pm
when the 3 horses hauled in for an overnight
Monday 14 July, Eric and the Gala of the Royal Horses have
moved in. 15 stallions on national tour, are staying with us for 2
weeks, lovely bunch of people, they look how I feel right now.
Exhausted. Hopefully we will all feel a bit better by about
A rider has arrived for a lesson, that I have forgotten
about, so must go and I will catch the first horse that comes
Arrived July 6th, Charlotte is such a huge help. I am placing
in the top ten so far on all my classes with Corona, charlies
I was really pleased with my trail class as Charlie said
Corona had never done trail before, but we practiced at home and he
was a natural.he enjoys it. I didnt enjoy pulli g the concrete log,
but we did it!
Reno was a super star in the ranch reining, one judge put us
in 1st place, which was wonderful, the composite score put me 3rd.
And there are 26 or more in the class, the classes are huge. Its a
Doing all the cow work today, cant wait! Ronnie and the boys
are at the mule show, and mary is showing buckwheat. I think she
will have fun.
Charlies championship ride on Corona in the senior ranch
reining. He got a standing ovation From The crowd. It was the most
beautiful elegant ride, slow and precisie, Corona and charlie leave
the arena with hands free spins!,,,. I think it was one of those
moments that will remain with me for along time and anyone who was
there today will agree we were watching the master work his magic
Team Clearview is doing well! Jana and Don won World Grand
Champion Mares with Peaches. It was the biggest class ever.
Our new round baler finally arrived. It replaced the old one
that caught on fire in the field a couple of weeks ago. Scary but
true. Off to a fresh start. Thanks PD and Yearwood equipment for
June 17 – working the cows on the trail course…! Not quite what
I had intended on. We were bringing the cows in for a practice.
…and oh boy do we need it. We wanted them to turn right out of
their respective pasture and they turned left and scattered around
the trail course. Too funny! Kate was on Bozo..He was totally
unfazed by it all.