Hard work. Big Rewards. Bigger blessings. Life on a South Dakota ranch.
The Princess and Her Trusty Steed
We took yesterday off… Kind of. The Big Guy and I headed to the Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale to try to find some quality geldings to bring home. There were some great horses there… unfortunately none of which came home with us. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our morning watching all the horses perform under saddle, and the early afternoon walking through all the good horses and discussing the attributes of our favorites.
The highlight of the day was watching our friend’s little girl get so excited when the cutest little white pony came trotting in the ring. We had watched “Fuzzy” and his little girls during the morning performance. They sure loved him. We watched Fuzzy’s littlest owner come tearing over to him and crawl all over him. He didn’t flinch. He didn’t even tense up. The little white steed was bomb-proof and looked like the perfect babysitter.
Fuzzy was quite a ways down the sale bill. This little princess had watched horse after horse perform through the ring; she just sat quietly like a little lady, occasionally drinking from her bottle. However, when Fuzzy came in things changed. She sat to attention, started waving her hands and “bidding”, smiling, gabbing at everyone. It was hilarious to watch. Fortunately for her, she just happened to be sitting on her Grandpa’s lap. That’s all she wrote.
Grandpa bought his princess her white steed— Fuzzy. I think she is going to be a very, very happy little girl; Fuzzy is going to be, as well.
Thanks Bowman Auction for another GREAT horse sale! Kudos to all who put this together.
The rest of our afternoon wasn’t quite as smile-inducing. We hauled panels down to the location where we will start preconditioning this week. I can’t wait to share some pictures of our week with you! The calves are looking great, the rain has greened things up again, and the days have been staying pretty cool and starting to feel like fall. Should be a glorious week.