Most who have come to know me over the years , know I am a bit ,how shall I put this ? Determined? nah tell the truth ,I am downright stubborn at times . I also have a devilish streak about me , together it seems I, the Appy breeder, also have "Appytude" !
Close friends and family are at this point rolling their eyes and saying "really ?who knew?"
Anyhow , more to the point .I am almost always up for a challenge.This one has been in my mind for quite some time. A few months ago I attended a "Bronc Busting" in Wildwood. There was a performer there in the intermission Nikki Cammaert (Flundra)who normally does trick riding , but this time did a presentation with Liberty horses .It was a lovey display . We were standing in the beer gardens watching this when a guy approached me and said "I bet you can't do that with your horse "
Well this is where the "tude" comes in .The guy irritated me , just that kind of guy who might not be a terrible person , but had had one more cocktail than was good for his personality . I got my hackles up and rather than just smile and walk away I said "Can't???? I don't know , I have never tried". Well you know he couldn't leave it there, and he pushed a little "bet you couldn't" bout then I gently explained to him(stop laughing those who know me ) that I did not care to talk with him further and he would be best advised to depart.
But the "I bet you can't" thing has kind of rankled me on and off . As I said , I don't know I have never tried. But telling me I can't do something has often been a pretty big catalyst to get me to do it after all !
Well here it is ,I think I might try . Phoenix listens well,and I did get him to dance and show off for me . and Also seeing as Dandy is still here , and too young to start under saddle...
Guess we will see what we can do . and if I bump into old whatshisface next year? maybe I will have a different answer, or a garden hose!
My emails all end with a favorite quote
"If it is possible I will do it .If it is impossible ,it will take me a little longer.
Stay safe everyone
Welcome to Fern Valley
Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .