I have a ton of new updates coming, but wanted to get the word out to you now about the television program that will be featuring American Bashkir Curly Horses. It will air on May 31st on RFDTV, and is called The Horse Show with Rick Lamb. If you would like to see the program, but don’t have cable (like us), or if you just won’t be near a tv on that day, you can still watch it from Rick’s website http://www.thehorseshow.com/rfd_schedule.aspx
From Rick’s website, you can view any of the past episodes of The Horse Show free of charge simply by filling out his registration form – the show featuring the Curly is Episode 340. Or you may purchase a DVD of the program if you wish.
We are so excited about the show, and particurlarly about the Curly getting a spotlight on Rick’s show – of which he only features a few breeds a year. Thanks again to Rick and Diana for choosing the Curly to showcase in this episode.
Our soldier returned to the states early Tuesday morning – he had been on a one year tour in Iraq, and we had not seen him since last June. Charles and I drove up to Fort Riley in Kansas to be there for his returning ceremony. Our visit was too short as usual, there never seems to be enough time – but we were so happy to see him! We are super glad he is back, and so thankful for his service to our country and for his safe return! We love you Kolai! Welcome home!!!
I always enjoy the reaction from the Curlies when we have visitors come to the farm. They LOVE it!!! They seem to recognize that it’s an extra pair of hands for hugging and petting – and they soak up every minute they can. A friend of ours came out the other day, and she loved on all the horses, and I must admit, that she really has a gift with animals. Some folks that are not accustomed to being around large animals can have a lot of fear – but Sam just jumps right in there, and makes the horse hers……..and that’s just what the Curlies want. :O)
I think I brushed caliche / clay mud from this little darling for two weeks! You could just smell the caliche dust rising from her coat with every stroke! :O) I think she had this all planned out actually – nothing that she could love more than human attention and especially if you are willing to brush her head to toe!
Do you ever have those days when you start out with the best intentions, and then, well – things just don’t go as you had thought. That happens to me a lot – and I guess it is part of being a farmer – sort of the nature of the beast – whatever is needed to be done at hand is what you end up doing, and some of your plans get put off for a while. It happened to me the other day – again. The sun was finally shining, and I wanted to seize the moment, so I headed off with camera in hand to try and get some photos of the Curlies. I particularly wanted to photograph Chama, as it was the last day that she would be at pasture with her dam as a foal – the very next day was weaning day for my little girl. (Ok, well so 10 months old is not so little, but I always think of them as little.) I wanted to capture those last moments – mother and foal, grazing peacefully in the wild, galloping in cadance at each others’ side……looking lovingly at each other, as only mother and foal can do. I wanted that recorded on digital pixels to be treasured for all time to come. Well……..it didn’t quite work like that……..