Sunday, December 27, 2009


Wow I have neglected this soooo much.  But I will be returning January 1, 2010 with lots of new things to tell you all.  See you then ...Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Passing of Booger Barter

I never met Booger Barter but know I would have liked him.  I have seen several interviews with this team roping and barrel race producer and he seemed such a sweet and genuine man.  Since his passing I have read many discussion boards and facebook entries and he was truly a loved man by many people. My family and I always dreamed of attending one of his Barrelnanza races to have a chance at a truck. Details are very few about the circumstances of his death.  Prayers to his family and friends.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ready for some more NFR action!

It has been a great weekend for those who love barrel racing.  Not only has the NFR kicked off but the Champion of Champions race in Ardmore was webcast.  Hats off to Matt and Bendi Dunn and their great horse Mulberry Canyon Moon who won the Open Champion of Champions race for the 3rd year in a row.  I am a little bias toward this horse because our weanling's sire is a half brother to her.  My favorite trainer, Latricia Duke, cleaned house in the $100,000 race winning first and second place.  This lady is a genius with a horse.

I am off to watch the action in the third round of the NFR!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I have really neglected the blog for the past few days.  Reese has been sick all week long.  Just when I think she is about to rebound from it she takes a turn for the worse.  It is a cold and what I thought was a stomach virus.  But last night she started with a fever so we are off to the doctor for a professional opinion.

In my absence if you are a reader...and yes there are a few of you (THANKS!)...I want to recommend you jump over and read one of my most fav blogs  Enjoy and hopefully I will be back tomorrow with better news on Reese and time to actually blog something worth reading!

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Great One Lost

Last week was such a busy week for me, as I am sure it was for everyone. Two Thanksgiving dinners to attend, had to decline a 3rd.  Friday we visited with friends in from out of state. Saturday we rode all day and I gave a lesson, Sunday barn chores and a sick baby.  I am still trying to recover from literally NO sleep all night.

But that is nothing compared to the loss my friend experienced last week when her great horse Go For Tears former AQHA World Champion barrel horse had to be put to sleep.  Sue, as he was affectionately referred to, had been batlling illness for a month and she made the tough decision to end his pain and suffering.  He was such a fighter and so tough right to the last moment.  Sue had an almost human personality.  He won too many awards to mention.  I loved watching my daughter hop on him bareback and ride when we would visit Jennifer.  Sue will be GREATLY missed.
                                Jennifer and Go For Tears at the Houston Livestock Show Rodeo

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back on track

Yes I have been on a hiatus from blogging...and I miss it!  I will be back in the real world and blogging again tomorrow.  I also have a lot of reading to catch up on as well.  I need to find out how to add tabs to the top of my blog that link to different pages, so if any of you are tech experts on how to modify blogger please help.  Until then have a great rest of your weekend!

Monday, November 23, 2009