In 1983 I bought what was my third horse . Chilleens Catana. (pictured in my side bar, and featured in the blog over the years) For some reason the post about her in honorable Mentions has not been replaced after last years hacking but I will do that soon . Long story short, I rode that mare for 25 amazing years! She and I were regulars for 13 years running on the Alberta trail riders against Cancer ride and she was a remarkable horse. So much so that the odd time I would show up on a ride with a different horse , folks either would not recognize me at all or would panic! Asking where she was!
Mountain trips, trail rides , moving cows, I never seemed to be able to set that mare at something that she could not do, and do well!
But alas as the way of the world , even the best horses grow old, and I sadly had to let Catana go at 28 just a few years ago, 4 to be exact.
Cat , has been in training this summer and I went today to ride her for the first time ,
Well all I can say is "color me happy!" I am perfectly OK with going back the anonymous "girl that rides that gorgeous bay appy"
Maybe next spring I should wander back to see if those folks at ATRA remember me after all these years...
they might think they have seen a ghost! LOL
AV Docs Baby (Andee is also doing well )I did not ride her as she is Martins's mare and I thought he should get the first try, but she too is going beautifully and I hope to get some video on Wednesday with Martin on her.But for now...
Also moving forward will be Cat's little bro, FV A Shocking Comet,
We have a pending sale on him, all looks good and it appears that at the end of September he will be heading east to Saskatchewan. the folks that are buying him run a big cattle operation there and apparently Mr has been looking for an Appaloosa for himself for quite some time, just couldn't find the right one till he saw my golden boy! I am gonna miss him but I am sure he will do himself proud! He is bound to cut a dashing figure , all golden and gorgeous on the open prairies there!
Anyhow all in all a good weekend ,and lots of good things to come . All these broke horses around I am gonna have to get my but in gear! Still have Johnnie to ride, Annie to get back going under saddle ,Wilder...
Stay safe everyone