“Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost Him. And never assume that if it cost Him His very life, that it won't also cost you yours.”
~Rich Mullins

May 17, 2010

Mini Show!....

The show went great! I had so much fun, and am really hooked on showing minis now.

We got up at 4:45 AM, got everything ready, loaded us, the horses, clothes, harnesses, carts, etc., and headed up to 14th St and Carefree Hwy. We left around 6 and got to the show around 7. After unloading everything, measuring horses in, and signing up, we set up the shade chairs and watched for a while.

My friends, Loren and Sam, were both showing in the first classes (halter), so I had fun playing with the camera and taking pictures of them.

As it started getting close to lunch time, Kailey and Jessie looked in the ice chest and found out that all Mom had packed was a loaf of bread, mayo, and meat. They got desperate and started texting Kailey's friend, Brittany, who was coming to the show and begging her to bring them McDonald's. Now, I am NOT a McDonalds fan, but that sounded better than the other option we had, so we were all delighted when Brittany, her boyfriend, and her mom showed up with cheeseburgers for everyone!

Right after lunch, I went to change out of my t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops and into my long sleeved show shirt, black pants, boots, and gloves...as it was almost 100 degrees, I was not looking forward to doing so! The only place I had to change was in the dressing room of our mini trailer, and considering that that is only about 5 feet tall, and Iam 6 feet tall, that was a difficult thing to do. But, you do what you have to do, and I got it done!

The show went really well. In Youth Country Pleasure, I placed 2nd out of four competitors! I had a total blast and really want to go to Norco in July now...

Oh, one last thing that was really funny. After the show, when I changed back into my "normal" clothes, I just pulled my boots on with my shorts because I didn't want to go find my other shoes. So, on the way home, we stopped at a Circle K for sodas, and I forgot that I was in shorts and boots! And, not just capris...shorts! Anyways, these two guys were so funny. One was your typical "city boy" with the kinda tight jeans, sunglasses, graphic tee, etc., and he just kept looking back over his shoulder and staring at me with this "what is she wearing" look on his face. Then, when I was walking out, this guy walked in and looked at me and....he started laughing! Outright, outloud laughter! I looked at Anna and said, "Did that guy just laugh at me?," and she said, "I thought the same thing!" Crazy! but funny!!!!

My friend, Loren, showing her stallion, Bailey

Me with Warrior...I am not frowning in these pictures. I am either concentrating, or squinting because I can't wear my sunglasses while I am actually showing :)

Mom and ZigZag

Me and Mom before our classes

Practicing to be a model....JK!!!!!! Totally kidding


  1. Wow, sounds fun! Nice pics. :))
    Don't you just love sunny HOT days! (;
    About CircleK. How funny!
    I've never done that before, but I have seen other girls do it. With whatever type boot on with shorts! Maybe he just hasn't. lol


  2. It was such fun!

    Yeah...especially out here in Waddell at the General Store in the summer. Every girl has shorts and boots on! I personally think it's cute. It was funny because I wear jeans and t-shirts almost all of the winter, so when summer comes, my legs are so white. Well, wearing shorts all day at the show got them tan very quickly!!! One time last summer, I went swimming at a friend's house, and when I walked out to the pool, my friend took one look at me and said, "Lisa, you have the most outrageous farmer's tan I've ever seen." I died laughing!!!

  3. Yeah, I think it is prettttyyy cute too!
    Oh,my same here!! My legs are about as white as snow! lol
    Thats really funny!!! Farmers tan. bahaha!!!
    My legs (or body to say the least)tan, ok-ish after a get a sunburn. There was one summer, I was at an old friends house we were going around the neighborhood handing out(I can't remember what we were handing out) some..stuff and half way on our way back I had to be carried home because I was redder than a red plastic cup! no joke! So, I have to be careful with how I spend my time in the sun! Yay me. ;)

  4. I love it because I don't burn easily, but I tan well. So, if I am in the sun, I get a great tan! Thus, because of wearing t-shirts, my arms are dark, and my shoulders are white. I should put some pictures on here...

  5. Well thats good!!! :)) haha oh yes, you should! I think I am pretty even with shoulders/arms because I wear a lot of tank-tops! Not so much in the winter, obviously but lately its been a big part of my wardrobe! hehe idk, I guess after I burn, I tan pretty nicely. So, I guess its ok!! :P

  6. I don't wear so many tank tops as I would like. When you're really tall, finding long shirts is really hard, and tank tops are especially short...hmmm.... Will you be at church? We are watching a pregnant mare get ready to have a baby right now, so we may or may not be!

  7. Ah, yeah that makes sense!
    No, I'm not going to church. Bummer I know. I have a really sore throat and not sure what it is! Hoping its a goner by tomorrow! lol
    Aww. how fun! :)

  8. Yeah, not so fun when it was a false alarm:)