Monday, May 31, 2010

A Day To Remember !

A day to Honor all the service Men and Women that have given of themselves to make our lives in the United States of America Possible.

My 5Th Great Grandfather
William Sanford Pennington.
Served in the Revolutionary war, became 6Th Governor of New Jersey and finished as a Lawyer being a appointed Federal Judge of The United States.
My Grandfather Robert Pennington Evans
Enlisted and served 2 years US Calvary and his dream then became true to be United States Air force and was a 2ND World War Veteran.
He retired Air force and could not stay away from those airplanes and served under the employment of the Federal Civil service working around the world developing Military Airbases until his final retirement.
My Father David Nelson served U.S. Army.
He went on to become a tile contractor.
Horseman, fisherman, hunter, gardener and adventure in that he always looks still for a challenge and now in retirement has climbed Mt. Rainer, competed in Triathlons and what ever else his body will allow him to do at age 75.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Childhood Memories

This is one of my Favorite songs from my childhood titled "The Blizzard".

We have a local gentleman here in the Cowboy Church in Cherry Grove that sings this same song so well and brings those watery eyes every time I hear it.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pop and Darin about Mohair

Here is a Fun and informative Video of Pop and Darin talking about what Mohair is at the Minnesota horse Expo last month, with Dave once again, movie camera in hand and editing skills put into play.

This made me laugh!


How to clean those mohair cinches!

Above is a video Dave did of Darin Alexander from ArtCords explaining the proper way to clean the mohair cinches.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Yep, I think I Got Him to Relax!!!

Words to Think About

The only thing standing between
developing self respect,
building good character ,
while achieving the highest standard of horsemanship


Fantasy's are just that, a fantasy
But dreams can come true
It just means you have to work for them.
But they really only have meaning
if done with the highest of standards.
Not by deception and stepping on others
along the way to get there.

A positive attitude, is a positive life!
Try to find even just a little good in every experience
when one can.
A hard lesson learned or even a painful one has some good.
It can just take a bit of time to know this.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Life with Tony

Tony's nose getting to close!
I think he's getting a whiff of the Banana chocolate chip bread Jane brought from the Brick Oven Bakery!

Both of these photos were pulled from video with my Flip video recorder
and I'm thrilled with the quality.
A inexpensive and easy way to record
so much, handy and small.
It's going to be perfect for horse video and photos.
Thank you to the North Dakota gals that each had one to show me how,I'd never even heard of them until they each showed me theirs, each being a bit different. Cool toys!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I can't live by all Gaited

Laura & Chappy
Mark & Bobo

Nancy & Cara
Above are a few shots from our Gypsy Vanner Clinic
in Polo Illinois.
Did we have fun, worked and laughed till we could take no more.
Most know my addiction to the breed and every time I'm with them my addiction grows!
Gee and Her Friesian Mare

What a team and honest relationship these 2 had. Many could learn from these 2 in what it's really about in every good and positive sense of the word!
Gee works a 600 acre cattle ranch with this very versatile mare, although it sure made the scenery around here even nicer when they were here!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fun For a Great Cause

The Late Night Blues Brothers Band
Doing a benefit performance for the Granny Rose Animal Shelter
in Dixon Illinois.
This group was just amazing and had friends Laura, Nancy, and myself just rockin and singing in our seats and even getting up and dancing a bit, not bad for a few middle aged babes!
Thank you Mark ( Laura's Husband) so much for getting we horse gals out of the barn for a bit!
It was hard to leave those Gypsy horses, but it was worth it for just a few hours!