Sunday, December 5, 2010




The Futurity is over. Congratulations to Jordan Larson and Spooks Gotta Whiz and owner Michelle Kimball of CA. Rose's run earned a score of 204 which was good, but not good enough to make it through to the 2nd Go.

Thus begins the next chapter in Rose's life.

Rose gets to come home! I'm sure the trailer will be back at TBG's Sunny Pines Farm in North Carolina at least by Tuesday. As much as I'd love to go pick her up as soon as the trailer pulls in, I'm going to wait til the following week. She's already been through the stress of a Futurity, I'm sure she needs a breather before being loaded up again. This week I can get her stall ready for her homecoming. I did want to give her the entire foaling stall when she came home but unfortunately for her, she gets her old stall back. The foaling stall was needed for extra hay storage. I'm so excited. She'll be home for Christmas!

Plans for her now are for her to get some well deserved rest and relaxation. I can already envision the mole hunting/digging she'll be doing when she gets here. I always hit the huge crater she last dug with the four wheeler while checking fences at 5a.m., a daily reminder of how she hated to be bored and would find anything to entertain herself, including deer chasing and mole digging. As soon as we are able, she goes back to TBG for finishing.

As soon as I see that photo proofs from the Futurity are up, I'll post the link. I did have some friends that were there for the Futurity and took photos of Rose's run. All of those are posted in her FB album HERE.

3 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I've been following along since the beginning, and I am totally amazed that Rose has come this far, when there was a time, you thought she had no hope of being ridden, much less competing. That is a HUGE accomplishment, and you should be very very proud. I am!
She looks great! And I'm very happy for all of you that Rose will be coming home soon.
I look forward to seeing more photos of her, too.

~Lisa

100 Mile Sliders said...

Ditto, to Laughing Orca Ranch. She is one amazing horse, and I have been inspired by watching her (and your) journey-Looking forward to the next chapter....

Peter said...

She a great horse wish i could do that with Lucy (My horse) i was wondering what pads would you suggest for these kind of ring trials???