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Monday, September 19, 2011

Another Horse Sale

Last Saturday was the other Maple Creek Sale we usually go to.  They always have a free pancake breakfast and this year it was sooo good (kinda wished Id have helped myself to more than two pancakes)  Then we went to watch the preview.  Some really nice broke horses at this sale.

I really liked two of them, even though I don't need anymore horses.  But this number 11 was so nice and the people who started her do such a nice job.  Their horses are so used to stuff going on around them and they dont get worried, even though they only have 30 rides or so.  I really like the way they do thier job.  She was ridden in the arena to show how she moves then into the roundpen where they had cattle and she really was watching the cow.

The gelding I liked, 23, was just a quiet gelding.  And pretty.  He was consigned by a member who does a lot of ranch riding and so after he showed the horse in the big arena in the roundpen he roped some heels and the colt just held on like it was no big deal.  I was liking it.

He was holding the heels of a cow another rider had roped the head of and this little kid came to help tip over the cow so they could get the ropes off.  I'm sure that kid was trying his hardest but the cow outweighed him by ALOT.  Eventually his dad come and helped him and he got it.

On the way home it rained and we saw a rainbow!  It was really pretty.

We also saw the sun going down and made the edges of the clouds orange.  It is hard to take pics in a moving vehicle though.  But at least I got the chance cause this time I wasn't driving.

We stopped in Medicine Hat and had dinner at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries and wow did I ever order too much food.  But sure was good and fun to be able to throw peanut shells on the floor.


Shirley said...

Those look like some good horses. I love the no nonsense attitude of ranch horses.
Wow to the rainbow and sunset!
If I'm ever in Medicine Hat I think I'll stop at that restaurant ;0)

lisa said...

I really wish I lived in the west and around horse people that use their horses everyday. Out here people use horses for just recreation for the most part and it is really hard to find a really good horse for a novice. I have had so many horses that are green and I really need a true blue horse and they are hard to come by here. I don't know many horse people out here that I can trust to get a horse that is not lame on top of it!

Country Gal said...

Sounds like a great day. Awesome photos. I wish I had the room for horses I so miss having them. Have a wonderful eve.

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like a great day!

Jen said...

That looked like a nice sale and some good looking horses. Sure is a far cry from what we see around here. I am addicted to sky shots; I have taken tons, but never can resist taking "just one more" ;o)

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

I like those kinds of sales. I like the little sorrel mare too. She looks alert and catty.

Linda said...

We have the same taste in horseflesh. I liked lot 46 a lot too....but I've got too many to ride already. Terril went to look at lot 18 (Wick) but he was a scratch:(

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Gorgeous sunsets! And sounds like yummy meals that day, too.

And what is it about being able to throw peanut shells on the floor that makes a restaurant so much better? lol! We have one place like that in Albuquerque that I know of. They make the BEST, strongest Margaritas, too. Peanuts and Margs...so Yummy!