Sunday, September 21, 2008
Well, it is Dad's birthday, and the day Uno is auctioned. It took me about an hour to understand the first auctioneer... And then, they changed auctioneers. I couldn't understand a word the second auctioneer was saying. I couldn't tell if he was saying $200 or $200,000.00. God blessed, me though, as always, He changed the auctioneer back to the first auctioneer about 5 horses before Uno.... Thank you God.... Of course, it didn't help the outcome. Randy and Marsha Olson outbid me and became Uno's new owners. It was a very sad weekend, and on Dad's 70th birthday no less. Anyway, we located the Olson's number and called them. We found out they have a nonprofit organization named Mustangs4ever. They adopt the mustangs, and eventually donate them to organizations that work with children that would otherwise never be exposed to horses. I know that Uno went to a good home, but he will be sorely missed. He was Dad's best friend for 100 days... God blessed our lives when he gave us dominion over the animals! It is an honor to be able to care for and receive the unconditional love they provide....
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I am so proud of how well Dad and Uno did during the In-Hand. After the conditioning and the in-hand, they are in 4th place in the Legends division. And he is going against professional trainers that are nationally recognized. Pretty impressive if you ask me! And now the horse-course. Dad made a couple of mistakes during the pattern, that unfortunately knocked him out of the top 10. He was supposed to make 2 turns to the right and 2.25 turns to the left. He did 1.75 turns to the right, which then caused him to break pattern to the left also. You will also see that Uno starts to trot over the W pattern, and Dad broke him back down to a walk. Oops. But all in all, Dad and Uno did an outstanding job!