Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tipsy Tuesday

How should I care for my boots?

Periodically clean, polish, and condition your boots. With proper care, you can add years to the life of your boots while retaining their original good looks. Without the natural occurring lubricants and protectants of living skin, it's essential to keep leather clean and to add waterproofing conditioners to maintain it.

Use a non-abrasive pencil eraser to remove scuff marks. Clean the welt (the stitching area between top of the boot and sole) and seams with an old toothbrush. A stiff non-metallic brush, sponge, and a little bit of plain water will reasonably clean your boots.

If they need a more thorough cleaning, remove the worst of dirt or mud using the brush first, then a slightly wet sponge to remove the remaining dirt (Water in small amounts will not hurt leather).

When necessary, use saddle soap and water for a better cleaning. Be sure to rinse away all of the saddle soap. Residual saddle soap will damage leather, just as dried soap left on your skin will damage and cause excessive drying. Never use a detergent--it destroys the natural oils. Always use a proper leather saddle soap for cleaning.

While the leather is still slightly moist after a good cleaning, apply a leather conditioner to replace the leather's natural oils. We recommend Lexol conditioner or any good quality conditioner containing lanolin. Set your clean and treated boots aside for 24 hours to dry. It's always a good idea to use shoe trees so that your boots maintain their shape. Later, apply boot polish or wax, and buff to a shine.

What should i do if my boots get wet?

The first thing to consider is that boots should be waxed or oiled so that they tend to repel water. The less water absorbed by leather, the longer it will last and the more comfortable you'll be. Wet leather will stretch and weaken, shrinking and becoming brittle as it dries. Once your boots are wet, however, they should be dried as soon as possible with room temperature, dry air (Between 70-95 degrees Fahrenheit or 20-35 degrees Centigrade). If you're in a situation where you can't properly dry your boots, wear them in a dry area until they can dry out a bit before you take them off.

It's important to avoid drying them near a fire or heater. This overheating will literally cook the leather and cause it to become stiff and brittle. The best technique is to ensure that dry, room temperature air can circulate inside the boots.

If you let the boots sit in a wet condition for days without drying out, they can become moldy. This isn't good for the boot, and mold or mildew is nearly impossible to get rid of.
I found this on the website www.stompersboots.com a military boot web site. My father was in the services and he sure took great care of his boots. I remeber watching with awe as he transoformed them from old back to new.

Monday, September 29, 2008

On The Road Again

Hanging out at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nv. for the next week. Snaffle Bit Futurity is where the real cowboys come to play. My favorite event of the year. The core cowboy's and cowgirls put a handle on these young horses, competing with just a snaffle bit.

Mother Nature has treated us to superb weather. Perfect background for the ringing of spur rowels as the stroll accross the ground.

A reunion of men and women who work the ranches and carry the tradition forward. A coming together to showcase ability in human and horse flesh, as they compete in the most versatile of all the horse events working cow horse.

Finals are this coming Sunday at the Reno Livestock Event Center, take this weekend , fly to Reno and witness horsemanship at it's best. Stop by and say hello, this is also the best trade show for the highest quality unique cowboy gear you won't find in any stores.

Book that flight you won't be sorry,


P.S. Happy Birthday Jacquenline, I will be home next week, will celebrate. I also need a cut and color.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Inspire Me

Mile by mile, life's a trial.

Yard by yard, life is hard.

But inch by inch, life's a cinch!

Not sure who came up with that little poem. It's been attributed to everyone from Lao Tzu to Napoleon Hill. Both are real life genius' there work inspires me to become better in all aspects of my life. Google either name and the volumes of information will help you with any stressful situation you want to overcome.

Have a Inspired Day,


Friday, September 26, 2008

Rave Reviews and Recipies

I highly recommend the music on Mary Chapin Carpenter's album Between Here and Gone. Every song has excellent Lyrics. Here are couple of my favorites.

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Girls Like Me Lyrics

Girls like me aren’t hard to find
We grow like roses on the vine
We wear our hearts on our sleeves
You probably know a girl like me.
We live alone and in our heads
We eat standing up or in our beds
Guilt and fear merge easily
In the quiet souls of girls like me
And loneliness is like a cold, Common and no cure we’re told
We take to bed per chance to dream
In the blue light of the TV screen.
Girls like me like summer light
And cold beer on a summer night
And boys who aren’t afraid of what they see
Inside the eyes of girls like me
And hopefulness is like a drug
It makes a girl believe in love
And if somehow you love us back
You think there’s something wrong with that
Girls like me aren’t hard to trust
Your deepest secret’s safe with us
And when it’s time to set you free
You can always count on girls like me
It’s good to know a girl like me
You used to love a girl like me

[Thanks to sweeterika@mail.com for lyrics]

Title track lyrics "Between Here And Gone"

Mary Chapin Carpenter, Between Here and Gone Lyrics

Tonight, the moon came out, it was nearly full.
Way down here on earth, I could feel it's pull.
The weight of gravity or just the lure of life,
Made me want to leave my only home tonight.
Now I'm just wonderin' how we know where we belong.
Is it in a photograph, or a dashboard poet's song?
Will I have missed my chance to right some ancient wrong,
Should I find myself between here and gone?
Now I could grab my keys, clear out in my truck,
With every cent on board bringing me their luck.
An' I could drive too fast, like a midnight sleeve,
As if there was a way to outrun the grief.
Now I'm just wonderin' how we know where we belong.
In a song that's left behind in the dream I couldn't wake from.
Could I have felt the brush of a soul that's passing on,
Somewhere in between here and gone?
Up above me,
Wayward angels,
A blur of wings and grace.
One for courage,
One for safety,One for "just in case".
I thought a light went out, but now the candle shines.
I thought my tears wouldn't stop, then I dried my eyes.
And after all of this, the truth that holds me here,
Is that this emptiness is something not to fear.
Yeah, I'll keep wondering how we know where we belong,
After all the journeys made, and the journeys yet to come.
When I feel like giving up instead of going on,
Somewhere in between.
Yeah, I'm just wondering how we know where we belong.
Is it in the arc of the moon, leaving shadows on the lawn?
In the path of fireflies and a single bird at dawn,
Singing in between here and gone.

Music for the soul, Mary Chapin Carpenter' Between Here And Gone"
It comes highly recommend from Girls Like Me.

Happy Trails,


Funny Friday

This was sent to me by my good friend Jacqueline, great advise for the girl that will have a birthday next week.


Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty
of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend
your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long
as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks. Then try 50-lb
potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb
potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a
full minute. (I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack.

Happy Birthday! Jacqueline

This made me LAUGH HARD!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week Dealing With Your Horse's Natural Magnets

By Clinton Anderson
Clinton's website

All horses have them - some worse than others, and they've probably given you your fair share of problems. I'm talking about magnets your horse is naturally attracted to like the gate to the arena, the barn, other horses in the arena, his buddies back at the barn, the trailer, etc. No matter what the magnet is, they all have the same affect - making the horse go off course, whether that be leaving the circle and trying to go back to the gate or taking off in the middle of a trail ride to get back to the barn. All magnets involve the horse wanting to be somewhere other than where he is, doing something other than what he is doing.
The simplest solution when it comes to dealing with your horse's magnets is to make the wrong thing difficult and the right thing easy. Meaning that you make being next to the magnet hard, and being where you want the horse to be easy. If you're riding in the arena and the horse wants to be next to the gate, let him go there and then hustle his feet in front of the gate doing a series of rollbacks and serpentines. The more you can make the horse move his feet and change directions, the better. Work him hard for five to ten minutes or until he's huffing and puffing and then go rest him where you want him to be. Let him catch his breath and relax, and then go work him again by his magnet. Keep repeating that cycle: hustle your feet; rest and relax, until the horse wants no part of going near the gate.
Rest away from the magnet.
Fighting your horse's draw to magnets will require time and consistency on your part, but is something that can be corrected if you chip away at it a little every day.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Outstanding Stuff

Cafe Rio, a Utah based company that has now expanded itself to 23 locations throughout the west is my favorite fast food restaurant. Bob Nilsen owner of Cafe Rio has enthusiasm and the knowledge and ability to take this restaurant to the top of the food chain. The quality of the food and service is impeccable.
I met Bob in our store a few years back when Cafe Rio only had 9 stores. I saw the Cafe Rio logo on his shirt and told him Cafe Rio was my favorite restaurant and he told me Burns Saddlery was his favorite store. Amazing how we meet people. Bob stopped back in our store last month and brought one of his partners in to buy him his first pair of boots, and himself a great cowboy ranch saddle, and amazingly enough I walked into the store right when he did, I was not planning on being there at all that day. After visiting we found we had a common dear friend in Glendon Johnson, owner of Castle Valley Ranch.
Bob is always so generous and gives me a couple of certificates for food at my favorite fast food restaurant Cafe Rio. Now with his recently opened Park City Utah store I will have more opportunity's to indulge in the best salad's anywhere.

I highly recommend Cafe Rio, Its Outstanding!

Another great Utah Company that has received national recognition. And will soon be a household name throughout the country and world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tipsy Tuesday

Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home
Fall tips
Check all window and door locks for proper operation
Check your home for water leaks
Review your fire escape plan with your family
Make sure there are working nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairs
Have a heating professional check your heating system every year
Protect your home from frozen pipes
Replace your furnace filter
Run all gas-powered lawn equipment until the fuel is gone
Test your emergency generator
Have a certified chimney sweep inspect and clean the flues and check your fireplace damper
Remove bird nests from chimney flues and outdoor electrical fixtures
Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
Make sure the caulking around doors and windows is adequate to reduce heat/cooling loss
Make sure that the caulking around your bathroom fixtures is adequate to prevent water from seeping into the sub-flooring

Many other great tips and helpful information is available on this website,http://www.statefarm.com/learning/be_safe/home/seasonal/fall.asp

After reading this I have come to the conclusion I need a Maintance Manager. Or just get off the computer and get busy.

Monday, September 22, 2008

On The Road Again

Season's always bring a knowing of a particular event that occurs that time of year. The end of September for me is Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nv. Two week show filled with the best cowboy's and cowgirls from around the country showing there ability on 3 events, reining, herd work, and fence work. Of all the events we attend per year this event is rated as one of the best to watch.
If you have not witnessed fence work, you must. Horse and rider flying up the fence, turning back the cow on the fence at speeds that will pulsate your heart with every maneuver.

So this will be my last show before making my big move to Park City Utah. Wow, it really is becoming a reality, Burns Cowboy Shop , Park City Utah.

This past week my road trips included buying my new snow ready car from my good friend Paul Niemeyer from Jorgensen Ford, I chose the new crossover SUV Ford Edge.

Next it was off t0 Park City to secure housing. We found a nice 2 bedroom condo that has recently been totally redone. Close to main street and close to the bus stop so we can leave the new car in the garage.

After Snaffle Bit, I will move and start filling shelves with hats, boots, and clothing containing cowboy attitude, that cowboy attitude that expresses a confidence that living in the west creates.

I need to find the perfect team to bring life to this amazing shop. A team that harness' that cowboy and cowgirl attitude. Team members that are comfortable around others, with a friendly code of the west mentality. Helpful, happy, and enthusiastic to be working in the best rated ski resort in America, Park City and Deer Valley Utah. Introducing the western lifestyle to millions of eager visitors per year.

So if you or anyone you know fits that description, come join us for the beginning of a exciting adventure of showcasing our western lifestyle.

email resumes to dshaw@infowest.com

If your not willing to enjoy every day of your life this job is not for you.

Thanks, Cowboy's and Cowgirls


Sunday, September 21, 2008

Inspire Me

Neale Donald Walsch sent me this and I wanted to pass it along. Neale is the author of the best selling book Conversations with God.

Danna, I believe God wants you to know...
...that life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

You won't find glory at the center of safety, but at its
edge. You won't find love at a place where you are
covered, but in the space where you are naked.

You gotta take some risks. You have to not only pick
up the dice, but roll 'em. So go ahead, take the gamble.
You have nothing to lose except the chance to win.

Life is not long enough to spend it on the sidelines. And
you will not have to think but a second to know exactly
why you received this message today.

I just picked up the dice and rolled them. Just signed up for a new store in Park City Utah where I will spend my next several years building and developing a fun new Cowboy Shop on the very historic, cool Park City mainstreet. Everyone come and visit us we will be opened by November 1st.

Roll The Dice!


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Rave Reviews and Recipies

My Review today is the book The Secret Life of Bees. This book will be released into a movie in the middle of October. Some of Hollywood's finest, team up for what looks to be one of the most anticipated movie releases this year. Here is an over view of the movie and also a jacket on the book. I easily read this book one afternoon setting on Malibu Beach, maybe that's the reason I have such a fondness for it. I give it 5 stars, and one full moon.

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, based on the New York Times best selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother’s past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Okonedo and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

From the Jacket

The Secret Life of Bees is the story of Lily Owens, a girl who has shaped her life around one devastating memory—the afternoon her mother was killed, when Lily was four. Besides her harsh and unyielding father, Lily’s only real companion is Rosaleen, a tender, but fierce-hearted black woman who cooks, cleans and acts as her "stand-in mother." Set in 1964 in South Carolina, a place and time of seething racial divides, violence explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten. Lily is desperate, not only to save Rosaleen, but to flee from a life she can no longer endure. Calling upon her colorful wits and youthful daring, she breaks Rosaleen out of jail and the two escape, into what quickly becomes Lily’s quest for the truth about her mother’s life. They are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters, May, June, and August, and Lily is consumed by their secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women. Lily’s journey is one of painful secrets and shattering betrayals but that ultimately helps her find the thing her heart longs for most. The Secret Life Of Bees allows us into a world apart—in a novel whose strong, irresistible voice catches us up and doesn’t let go. The Secret Life Of Bees is a mesmerizing novel about women with extraordinary gifts coping with loss and finding forgiveness and especially, learning to forgive themselves.

Have a Wonderful Weekend,


Friday, September 19, 2008

Funny Friday

In this election year we get to hear nightly dialogue, here is some I found on

Great website if you want to feel okay about yourself after saying things the wrong way. I know for me the first Wednesday in November will be a refreshing change, at least they will be talking about something different, and as always every day there is new political humor. Great Saturday night skits now and in the near future, fresh new blood.

  1. If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine, but I don't think it's going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women." --Ann Coulter
  2. "The phony soldiers." --Rush Limbaugh, on U.S. service members who support withdrawal from Iraq"
  3. I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship. ... There wasn't one person in Sylvia's who was screaming, 'M-Fer, I want more iced tea.'" --Bill O'Reilly, after dining with Rev. Al Sharpton and the famed Harlem restaurant, Sylvia's

  4. "As yesterday's positive report card shows, childrens do learn when standards are high and results are measured." --George W. Bush, on the No Child Left Behind Act, Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2007 (Watch video clip)
  5. "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country." --Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing the United Nations
  6. "Don't tase me, bro!" --University of Florida student Andrew Meyer, to police officers just before being tasered for resisting arrest after asking too many annoying questions at a John Kerry event
  7. "We're kicking ass." --President George W. Bush, on the security situation in Iraq, to Australia Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile, Sydney, Australia, Sept. 5, 2007
  8. "I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count, as president." --President George W. Bush, as quoted by author Robert Draper in Dead Certain
  9. "We Bushes cry easily." --President George Bush Sr., in 1989
  10. "He's too snore-y and stinky, they don't want to ever get into bed with him." --Michelle Obama, on her daughters' refusal to crawl into bed in the morning with her husband Barack
  11. "Embarrassing, embarrassing. No wonder why we're going down the tubes." --Sgt. Dave Karsnia, during his interrogation of Sen. Larry Craig after arresting him for trying to solicit sex in an airport men's room
  12. "Thank you all very much for coming out today." --Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), at the beginning of his remarks to reporters in which he insisted he was "not gay""I have a wide stance." --Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), explaining why he was arrested for lewd private behavior at an airport restroom, in which an undercover police officer caught him playing footsie in an apparent attempt to solicit sex"What do you think about that?" --Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho), after handing his Senate business card to the police officer who arrested him for lewd conduct
  13. "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, um, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq and everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future." --Miss South Carolina Teen Lauren Caitlin Upton, after being asked why 1/5th of 1/5th of Americans can't locate the U.S on a world map.
  14. "My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president." --Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
  15. "You look at that Democratic debate, I had to laugh at what I saw Barack Obama do. I mean in one week he went from saying he's going to sit down, you know, for tea, with our enemies, but then he's going to bomb our allies. I mean he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." --Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
  16. "You know, in the horror movie you kill the monster, and the hand re-emerges. And if you're not looking, the hand grows back and then the monster's there again. That cannot be allowed to happen." --Rudy Giuliani, on fighting terror
  17. "At my age, any scream is a good scream." --Former President Bill Clinton, on an Iowa woman mistaking him for Bob Barker"
  18. All these things give me kind of a gut feeling, not that I have a specific threat that I have in mind right now, but we are entering a period of increased vulnerability." --Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, on terrorism threats
  19. "Well, I guess I don't know what you mean by 'equal justice under the law.'" --White House spokesman Scott Stanzel, after being asked if Scooter Libby was getting equal justice under the law
  20. "PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." --Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, on why he strapped his dog to the roof his car
  21. "I'm from Hope, Arkansas, you may have heard of it. All I'm asking is, give us one more chance." --Former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, getting in a dig at Bill Clinton during a Republican presidential debate

  22. "I think it's a pity there isn't a hell for him to go to." --Christopher Hitchens, on Rev. Jerry Falwell
  23. "Friends, the press and the government are in bed together in an embrace so intimate and wrong, they could spoon on a twin mattress and still have room for Ted Koppel. Journalists used to questions the reasons for war and expose abuse of power. Now, like toothless babies, they suckle on the sugary teat of misinformation and poop it into the diaper we call the 6:00 News. Demand more of your government. Demand more of your press." --Kent Brockman, on The Simpsons
  24. "F**k you! I know more about this than anyone else in the room." --Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), during a testy exchange about immigration legislation
  25. "We've had a Congress that's spent money like John Edwards at a beauty shop." --Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
  26. "I was very sick the day of the debate. I had all of the problems with the flu and bronchitis that you have, including running to the bathroom. I was just hanging on. I could not wait until the debate got off so I could go to the bathroom." --Republican presidential hopeful Tommy Thompson, on why he said at a GOP presidential debate that an employer should be allowed to fire a gay worker, after previously having blamed his hearing aid
  27. "It's nice to be on the receiving end of one." --a clue going Down in Bill Clinton's crossword puzzle
  28. "As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyway." --Rev. Al Sharpton, on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
  29. "As you know, my position is clear -- I'm the Commander Guy." --George W. Bush, the president formerly known as "The Decider" (Watch video clip)~Compiled by Daniel Kurtzman
    Related Links• Funny Quotes: Main IndexBushismsToday's Late-Night JokesLate-Night Joke ArchivePolitical Humor TodayThis quote collection is © Daniel Kurtzman 2000-2008. You may cite this page or excerpt part of the collection provided that you include attribution and a link to About.com Political Humor: http://politicalhumor.com

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week Be Immediate

By Clinton Anderson

Be quick to recognize and correct your horse's mistakes.When it comes to correcting or rewarding your horse's behavior, you must be immediate in your actions. The quicker you make your horse feel uncomfortable for unacceptable behavior (vigorously backing him in a circle if he invades your space), the faster he'll learn not to do it. If you let him come into your hula hoop space (the four foot circle that surrounds you) and wait ten minutes before correcting his pushy behavior, it will take him a lot longer to connect the uncomfortable feeling of having to back away from you with pushing into your space. As soon as your horse makes a mistake, you have to be quick to recognize it and correct it.

At the same time, the faster you recognize when your horse tries for you and gives you the correct response, the more he'll try to please you and the faster he'll catch on to the lesson. In fact, when I'm first teaching a horse a lesson, if he even thinks about doing the right thing, I reward him. You reward your horse by releasing pressure and letting him rest.
When a correction is over, it's over.

A word of caution when correcting your horse: there should be no emotions involved. Don't lose your temper or get angry - when a correction is over, it's over. Get in and get out and act like nothing ever happened. Think about horses out in the pasture together at feeding time - the dominant mare will keep her pasture mates away from the grain, but twenty minutes later they'll be standing head to tail swishing flies off each other. They don't hold a grudge and neither should you.

Check out Clinton Anderson's website at www.downunderhorsemanship.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Damn Good Stuff

I Pod’s Damn Good Stuff:

Heading home, a new type of adrenalin runs through your veins, another horse show is in the books. I ponder the successful show and all the clients and friends old and new that come together for the love of a common denominator, horses. A sense of gratitude electrifies my being.

I pop in my headphones with 2132 choices of songs or audio books on my Pod. My windows down I’m rocking to 3 Doors Down, Dave Stamey or Josh Groban. Absorbing the vast desert landscape with the first fresh air I have been craving for the past week.

A private setting with me the musician or author of my choosing for the next 300 miles.

Life and the incredible inventors on this planet provide so many luxuries. Take my laptop out compile a message that will be posted for potential millions to view. Do we really know how fortunate we are?

I Pod’s and Life,

Damn Good Stuff

Rock On,


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tipsy Tuesday

This past week my daughter Destiny Crane headed to Gillette Wyoming for the big Fizz Bomb Futurity. After a disappointing hit barrel to place in the first go her horse fell ill with colic. This horse is a direct Stud horse out of Dash To Fame and has shown incredible potential so needless to say Destiny was very concerned. They treated him half the night and with the help of some wonderful vets was able to heal the horse. When this happens you always wonder why this happened. This time of year is bad when the weather turns off cold and horses don't drink as much water because of the temperature. Different water from out of the area can cause a horse not to drink also.

So as I normally do I try and research and learn more about the aliment to try and eliminate this from happening again or even worse loosing a horse over it. The following information I found on the website http://www.gaitedhorses.net/Articles/Colic.html it covers this in much more detail but I choose a few helpful tips for this segment. The more we learn the more likely we will be able to eliminate some of the causes of colic.

Some Causes of Colic
There are several nutritional aspects of colic which can be managed, thereby reducing the incidence of colic.
Digestive colic may result from:
a horse overeating,
a horse constantly swallowing air "wind sucking",
a sudden change in diet,
consumption of moldy feed,
turnout on the wet pastures of early spring,
a heavy meal before work,
feeding or watering before proper cooling after work.

You can keep incidence of colic to a minimum by following sound management practices such as:
supply plenty of fresh, clean drinking water, (The only exception is when a horse is excessively hot. Then it should be given small sips of lukewarm water until it has recover.)
set up a regular parasite control program with the help of your equine practitioner. Utilize fecal testing to determine its effectiveness,
using processed grains ( Steam crimping/rolling and grinding or pelleted),
avoid medications unless they are prescribed by your equine practitioner, especially pain-relief drugs (analgesics), which can cause ulcers,
limiting the amount of grain provided in a single meal , divide daily concentrate rations into two or more feedings rather than one large one to avoid overloading the horse's digestive tract.
avoid feeding excessive grain and energy-dense supplements. (At least half the horse's energy requirements should be supplied through hay or forage. A better guide is that twice as much energy should be supplied from a roughage source than from concentrates.) Hay is best fed free-choice.
make dietary and other management changes as gradually as possible avoid sudden changes in diet,
reduce stress. Horse's experiencing changes in environments or workloads are at a high risk of intestinal dysfunction
feed at regular times and intervals,
feed good quality forages free of mold, weeds and foreign objects, feed a high quality diet comprised primarily of roughage where possible.
check hay, bedding, pasture and environment for potentially toxic substances, such as blister beetles, noxious weeds, and other indigestible foreign matter,
offered dry hay while grazing high moisture pasture,
provide exercise and/or turnout on a daily basis. Change the intensity/duration of an exercise regime gradually.
check the teeth routinely and float file, if necessary,
minimize unnecessary stress, and
know what is abnormal and normal for your horses.
I found these great tips about colic on the following website,

Monday, September 15, 2008

On The Road Again

Another Monday and another show is in the books, this past week was the High Roller Reining Classic at the beautiful South Point Equestrian Center, located in Las Vegas Nevada. The best reining horses as trainers travel to compete for $100,000's in cash and awards. What a treat it is to witness the amazing athletic ability of both horse and rider.

If you have never been to the South Point Equestrian Center in Vegas make sure to visit while in town. What a gift to the horse industry. Michael Gaughn has built a sixty million dollar arena which includes the finest indoor horse facility in the country. With a 4,400-seat arena and 1,200 climate controlled horse stalls, the South Point Equestrian Center hosts some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. The Center features a 250' x 125' show arena floor and overlooking bar. In addition to the equestrian facilities, the Center includes 80,000 square feet of exhibit space and 20,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space. The stalling area of the South Point Equestrian Center is for boarding of participant's livestock only during their event. The general public is not able to board their horses in our facilities.

Next we head to Reno for the Snaffle Bit Futurity another great event located at the Reno Livestock Event Center.

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Check Out Our Show Schedule on this website

Have a great week,


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Inspire Me

Robert Frost, one of America’s best-known poets, was born on this date in 1874. He lived in San Francisco until he was 11, when his family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts.

He finished his education, married, and tried to combine writing and farming.
In 1912, unable to find a publisher for his poetry, Frost, his wife and family moved to Great Britain.
His first collection, A Boy’s Will, was published in 1913.
He returned to the United States in 1915, and in 1916 he began teaching at Amherst College.
For much of his career he also taught at the Bread Loaf School of English of Middlebury College. He continued to write and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 4 times.

Best known for poems like “The Road not Taken” and “Stopping by Woods,” Frost also wrote several quotable one-liners:

“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in depth.”

“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.”

“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.”

“The father is always a Republican to his son, and the mother’s always a Democrat.”

“A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.”

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.”

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life — it goes on.”

(Special thanks to Dr. Mardy’s Quotes of the Week!)

Thank You Robert Frost,

You Inspire Me!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rave Reviews and Recipies

Light Peach Raspberry Freezer Spread

3 cups prepared peaches (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 tablespoon lemon juice1/2 cup Equal Spoonful

1 cup apple juice, divided

1 cup raspberries

49 g package no sugar needed fruit pectin

Preparation Instructions:
Peel, pit and crush peaches, one layer at a time. Measure 3 cups into a large, deep stainless steel or enamel saucepan. Stir in lemon juice. Dissolve Equal in 1/4 cup apple juice, set aside.
Add remaining apple juice, raspberries and fruit pectin to peaches. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
add apple juice mixture to fruit and continue stirring 2 minutes. Ladle into clean 1 cup jars to within 1/2 inch of top rim (head space). Wipe jar rim removing any stickiness. Seal tightly.
Let stand at room temperature until set. freeze or refrigerate within 24 hours. Store in freezer up to 1 year or in refrigerator up to 3 weeks. Makes about 4 cups.
Per 1 tablespoon: 9 calories; 0 g protein; 0 g fat; 2 g carbohydrates.

Since it is bottling time I found this yummy recipe as well as many other great canning recipes on this neat website below, check it out.

Happy Harvest,



Friday, September 12, 2008

Funny Friday

Will Rogers Quotes

(1879 - 1935) - American humorist, columnist, actor, author.

Make crime pay - become a lawyer.

Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse.

The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth.

You can't say civilization isn't advancing; in every war they kill you in a new way.

People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.

I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!

We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Zen Horse

Training Tip of the Week Correct Your Horse's Sorry Attitude at the Feed Bin with the Outback Exercise By Clinton Anderson

Wiggle the lead rope to back the horse away from the bucket of grain.

Horses by nature are programmed to be dominant around food.
If horses in the wild don’t fight for their fair share of food, they’ll die. It’s the survival of the fittest; the strongest, most dominant animals survive and the weaker animals die.
It’s your job to get your horse respectful towards you and establish yourself as the leader whether food is involved or not.
Every time you go to feed your horse and he pins his ears at you or gets pushy and disrespectful, and you dump the feed and run out of his space, you’re encouraging his behavior.

One of the best exercises to do with a horse that develops bad behavior at feeding time is backing.
Most of these horses will pin their ears and try to force you out of their space by running you off.
Well, backing is the complete opposite of that, instead of the horse running forward toward you, he has to back away from you.
It’s best to work with your horse in a round pen where you’ll have room to move his feet and stay in a safe position.
I don’t recommend correcting his behavior in a stall until you’ve gotten the situation under control in the round pen first because the small space makes it easy for you to get hurt.

Then draw the horse back up to you by combing the rope with your hands.

Place a bucket of grain on the ground in the middle of the round pen.
Then use the Outback Exercise to back the horse away from you and the bucket of grain.

Ideally, you should just have to wiggle the lead rope to back the horse away, but if he’s really disrespectful, you’ll have to wave the Handy Stick in front of his chest or even tap his chest to get him to back out of your space and away from the grain.
Then draw the horse back up to you by combing the rope with your hands.
Don’t let the horse come up to you unless he has a pleasant expression on his face.
He shouldn’t have his ears flattened against his head or be barring his teeth like he wants to kill you to get to the grain.
If he comes up to you aggressively, immediately back him out of your space again.
Of course, a horse that has been disrespectful for a long time isn’t going to automatically change his attitude and smile! and prick his ears at you when you back him away from the feed.
However, if you keep working at it, his behavior will get better.
In the beginning, you’re just looking for small changes.
By practicing backing your horse away from the feed and then bringing him back, over and over again, he will learn to focus on you and not focus on the feed.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Damn Good Stuff

Comments on blog sites.

Damn Good Stuff!

As I write these blog spots I often wonder is anyone reading these? Does this bring people back to our website? Will I get sued if I use something out of content? Oh yeah I won't get sued if no one is reading my blog.

Then it happened, recognition. A comment, I received a comment, on my blog site. On top of this great approval seeking moment was that it came from an exotic foreign sounding reader,
"iris overseas."

I visualize this beautiful women on foreign soil surfing the net trying to keep connected with her homeland. She finds my blog and then my Fairy God Mother did it, she takes her magic wand and poof, iris overseas left a comment.

It reads, iris overseas has left a new comment on your post "On The Road Again": Thanks for the tip to maintain the office work while having fun

I was so excited my first official comment by someone I did not know and didn't have to repay.

Oh ,there was the three attempts to post a comment on my blog from my good friend that tried to wish me happy birthday. That was really nice but for whatever reason they wouldn't post.

But Monday at 3 PM I got my first official notice via e-mail ,on my phone, that I officially had a comment on my blog.

What a great empowering feeling, I must start leaving comments on blog sites. Thanks iris overseas you raised me up.

Still seeking approval and recognition after all these years.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tipsy Tuesday

My tip today is Don't Worry Be Happy!

With worry comes stress and angst not resolve.

Wikipedia states;

Happiness is an emotion associated with feelings ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense joy.

Happiness forms a central theme of Buddhist teachings, which focuses on obtaining freedom from suffering by following the Eightfold Path. In the Buddhist view, ultimate happiness is only achieved by overcoming craving in all forms.

Aristotle saw happiness as "the virtuous activity of the soul in accordance with reason," or the practice of virtue.

My #1 goal is happiness, to keep a mind set that allows my self to enjoy, love and be happy. We are given a gift of this remarkable experience and all of us are rewarded with the most intrinsic and outstanding machine in the universe, our bodies. Our minds create our future, our bodies transports the experience. How cool is that.

We choose, lets choose happiness, pass it on, wear a smile, do nice things for yourself and others. Catch yourself and redirect negative thoughts to thankful happy ones.

Much HAPPINESS today and always,


P.S. Talk about happiness, Happy Birthday Mike! Next year 09/09/09 big fun birthday, make plans only 364 more days!

Monday, September 8, 2008

On The Road Again

Monday, another busy week, as I am writing this we are dashing off to Las Vegas to a reining show and we are a day late for set up and had to leave another horse show in Salt Lake a day early so we would only be a day late.

Sound fun? Well if any of you have a lot of time on your hands and money to blow, I mean invest, then buy a mobile unit and take your business on the road.

Last week went something like this.

Monday: Finish Utah Paint Horse Assn. show, clean off all the merchandise that now has a large dusting of the arena floor on it. Write a weeks worth of blogs because, well you will see why in the next following days. Go out to dinner with friends, stay out longer than a 50 year old should.

Tuesday: Make several calls and answer e-mails, work with your attorney friend all day Tuesday going over a 18 page lease on the Park City project you have been working consistently on since April. All the while in a fetal position because you threw out your back because of physical and emotional stress you put on yourself to cover all the roles you choose to be in. (Notice I am lecturing myself). Go to Park City, one more time before you sign up for another role as a second store owner on a 21 year lease. No pressure.

Wednesday: Negotiate, contract, as you are selling your wares now at a Reining show, last week Paint Show, this week Reining important to be wearing the right hat and talking the right blood lines with owners. Have son Braydan, general manager for Burns Saddlery along with his grandfather Wayland head to Park City to hopefully sign a lease, give a large deposit, get keys and assess how much work needs to be done on a 110 year old building before you can open it in a month. I am anxious and on the phone all day making sure all is going well on the 5 month project I have been working on, when the contract is signed by both parties my husband and I could not stand it another minute so we closed early yes mother I closed early and we headed to Park City Stood inside the building that a half a year earlier I stood in and announced this was the perfect building and location for our Park City Cowboy Shop. Oddly enough it was not even up for sale or lease to our knowledge, and then miraculously my Real Estate Agent not even knowing I was interested in the building called me and said she had a scoop that the building was coming available in September. The Law of Attraction works!

Thursday: Go back to arena to sell product. Book airline ticket for me to fly to Denver following day to buy product for the new Park City store we just closed on yesterday. Take inventories on Lucchese boots. Research Park City housing, as well as try and line up all the infrastructure for the building. Close shop at 6 drive to Park City to pick out paint, flooring, and wood samples. Drive back to SLC to get my usual 6 hours of sleep.

Friday: Wake up at 4 AM throw myself and things together to arrive at the airport at 6AM. Fly to Denver, hale a cab and set out with a gentleman that speaks very little English and hopes he can navigate me to my destination. $60 cab fee later we say our good bye's and then its off to o what I love best design and shop. Several hundred thousand later I am headed back to the airport not with a stranger from another country but my good friend Rand from Lucchese Boots. Arrive an hour late because of hurricane Ike, and fall into bed exhausted but exhilarated at roughly 21 hours after I had left it.

Saturday: Collect our two weeks worth of laundry, check out ad receive my 4 page bill from the hotel, receive my 14th straight free hotel breakfast Head off to work at the biggest day of the show, the finals of the futurity and derby. Between customers clean and put away merchandise. 7PM show wraps up. Work begins. Haul out 1000 pairs of boots a couple hundred hats, tack, saddles, counters, grid racks, steamers, carpet, and racks of clothing. Walking it out further than anticipate because of blocked driveways. Push in the last bit of merchandise at 11PM eat an Arbys sandwich in between yawning as I turn my truck do south. Fuel up in Nephi both diesel and coffee, hit home just after 1 AM and finish my second 21 hour day in a row.

Sunday: Wake up to my husband's moans, not that kind of moan his words mumbling something like I feel like I have been hit by a truck. Eat my first breakfast not on a paper napkin in two weeks, do 5 batches of laundry repack my suitcase and spend 5 minutes with a couple of grandchildren and my daughters, my son, his wife along with the other 3 grandchildren are still in Park City painting. Go out side and talk to my dying flowers and enormous watermelons. Load up truck head to Burns Saddlery and un-load part of trailer and re-load with new merchandise. Eat lunch with youngest daughter, hand over another $100 bill for this week and head south to Las Vegas. Riding L'Natural with windows down because AC is not working. Listening to Scott talking loudly on his cell phone do to the tornado sounding truck cab. Go 20MPH up grades do to the over weight trailer and over heated engine. Oh crap we are just heading into the port, I hope it is not over weight. Should arrive in Las Vegas just after dark was hoping before dark as we are missing our right head light. Oh crap I hope the port of entry doesn't notice. Just received another foot massage from my husband, you know when he rides on the rumble strips.
Well that has been my busy week if any of you would like to buy a road show business please e-mail me, because I will now be wintering in Park City Utah.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Neale Donald Walsh states...that if you're doing something for someone else's
approval, you may as well not do it at all.

There is only one reason to do anything: to announce
and declare, express and fulfill, become and
experience Who You Really Are.

Do what you do, therefore, for the sheer joy of it,
for sheer joy is who you are. Do what you choose,
not what someone else chooses for you.

You will not have to think but a second to know
exactly why you received this message today.

Thanks Neale I think we all need to hear those words of wisdom.

Love and Approve of Yourself,


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Rave Reviews and Recipes

September best month of the year, best month to ride horses, best month to eat, all the fresh fruits and vegetables from the gardens and orchards. Best harvest full moon on the 15th. Being from Utah you have to love those Santaquin peaches and those Greenriver melons, yum yum, here is a recipe from website cook.com. Delicious fresh peach cobbler.




3 lbs. ripe fresh peaches or 6 c. drained, thawed, frozen peach slices
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1 lg. egg

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole. Peel and slice fresh peaches. Place in greased casserole. Stir in lemon juice. In 1-quart saucepan stir together brown sugar and cornstarch. Gradually add water, stirring until cornstarch is dissolved.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, 5 minutes. Pour sauce over peaches in casserole. Set aside 1 teaspoon sugar.
To prepare topping, in medium size bowl, stir together remaining sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. With wooden spoon, stir in butter and egg until a soft dough forms. Drop spoonfuls onto peach mixture (topping will spread as it bakes). Sprinkle with reserved 1 teaspoon sugar.
Bake cobbler 40-45 minutes or until topping is golden brown and filling bubbles. Cool slightly on wire rack. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired. Serve peach cobbler warm or at room temperature.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Funny Friday

Being a barrel racer promotor and announcer this story makes me smile. I can visualize several of my good ol gals in this very conversation.

Have the best weekend of your life treated like it's your last.

Laugh, Love, and Ride Often,


Two 90-year-old women, Rose and Barb, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Rose was dying, Barb visited her every day. One day Barb said, 'Rose, we both loved barrel racing all our lives, and we rode until we could hardly walk. Please do me one favor: When you get to Heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's barrel racing there.' Rose looked up at Barb from her deathbed, 'Barb, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you.' Shortly after that, Rose passed on. At midnight a couple of nights later, Barb was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, 'Barb, Barb.' 'Who is it?' asked Barb, sitting up suddenly. 'Who is it?' 'Barb -- it's me, Rose.' 'You're not Rose. Rose just died.' 'I'm telling you, it's me, Rose,' insisted the voice. 'Rose! Where are you?' 'In Heaven,' replied Rose. 'I have some really good news and a little bad news.' 'Tell me the good news first,' said Barb. 'The good news,' Rose said, 'is that there's barrel racing in Heaven. Better yet, all of our horses who died before us are here, too. Better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always summer, and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can ride all we want, and our horses never get tired.' 'That's fantastic,' said Barb.. 'It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?' 'You're riding slack on Friday.'

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Zen Horse

I found this article on a great website Suite 101 they have info and articles on all kinds of subjects this one is about barrel racing training, one of the fastest growing equine sports in the world.

Happy Thursday,


In December I was watching the NFR (National Finals Rodeo) when something occurred to me. It is possible to train a really great barrel horse without ending up with a ringy, crazy horse underneath you who barely listens to a thing you try to tell him.

For me personally, this isn't the kind of horse that I want to end up with after I've trained him initially. For a horse to be competitive at a professional level, he does need to be cutting edge, high-energy, and always ready to go run some barrels. But this does NOT mean he has to turn into a machine. In this article I plan to explain ways to help you train your barrel horse this way.
Probably the most important thing I can stress in this situation is to do other things than barrels with your horse--at all times. For every day that you spend training on the barrels, take him on a trail ride. Do some roping on him. Just ride. Anything, as long as you're on his back and you're doing something other than barrels. This is essential because it reminds your horse (and you) that barrel racing is not all he has to do in this life. It shows him that he can focus his energy (if any) on other things--that he doesn't always have to be "on."
A good way to understand this is to apply it to your own life. How would you feel if you had to work every day of your life at your job, and never had a chance to do anything else? As we can see from people we may know, it makes us extremely stressed. The same thing applies with your horse.
Another extremely important thing to do with your horse is when you are practicing or training him on barrels, take time every now and then to simply face him towards the barrels and stop. Just stand there and look at the barrels and don't do a thing. This is a great exercise to do, because it shows your horse that he can see an arena and 3 barrels and he doesn't always have to run madly after them and do his pattern.
Always be sure and make time for you and your horse. Just spend time together being friends, or getting to know each other. The better you know each other, the more that will pay off in the arena.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Damn Good Stuff

Cowboy hat cool, is there anything more sexy than a cowboy with a great well worn hat with his style and attitude dripping from it. I love cowboy hats and boots, the uniform of the guy that lives a fearless life of adventure in the wild west.
We can all thank Mr. John B. Stetson the inventor of the cowboy hat. Here is a little blurp I found about John on Rand Hats website.

Cowboy Hats ,Damn Good Stuff!

Thank you Mr. Stetson.

The son of a Philadelphia hat maker created the first cowboy hat in 1865.
His name was John B. Stetson, now known as the inventor of the cowboy hat.
As the story goes, John B. Stetson and some companions went west to seek the benefits of a drier climate.
During a hunting trip, Stetson amused his friends by showing them how he could make cloth out of fur without weaving.
Stetson used the fur from hides collected on the hunting trip. Kneading the fur and working it with his hands, dipping it into boiling water, spreading it out, kneading it, and dipping it again, he created a soft, smooth piece of felt.
Using a technique that has been known since the beginning of modern civilization, Stetson amazed his friends by using the only material he had at hand--fur.
Stetson made a unusually large hat out of this fur-felt. He then wore the hat for the remainder of his hunting trip, at first as a joke, and then grew fond of the hat for its protection from the weather.
He and other cowboys of the west ended up liking the idea so well that Stetson soon manufactured and sold a hat true to his original idea.
Since his hunting trip, J.B. Stetson intended his new hat creation to be for the cowboys that he came to know in the west.
Thus, the creation of the first cowboy hat..............character and sun block for the men of the west !

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


4 Tips to Unwind from the Day
before you can fall asleep fast, you must slow down

1- Take it easy

Don't throw yourself into strenuous physical activity less than 3 hours before going to bed. Since exercising elevates your body temperature and arouses you, you'd have more trouble falling asleep. For the same reason, don't take a large heavy meal just before going to bed.

2- Avoid confrontations

Spending time with your family or those you love during the last part of the day is wonderful. But avoid starting or fueling confrontational discussions. Half an hour before bedtime is not really the ideal time to start talking to your spouse about that big purchase you want to make, or to complain about something that bothers you.Hey, I know it's easier said than done :) but do try to keep this in mind the next time you want to start debating.

3- Bore yourself to sleep

Likewise, it's really not a good idea to start surfing the internet or delve into an engrossing novel just before bedtime.Instead, tackle a boring task like doing paperwork or the dishes. You could also read a few pages of a difficult book or skim a work-related document. Choose something that'll NOT leave you saying three hours later "gee, it's two o'clock already!"

4- Take a warm bath

Taking a nice warm bath is an excellent way to dissolve tensions and leave the day behind. It has a paradoxical effect: the warm water rises your body temperature at first, but then later on makes it drop faster, easing your way into the night by making you feel sleepy. But don't take it just before going to bed for that same reason.

I found these helpful tips on the following website http://www.squidoo.com/tips-to-fall-asleep-fast.

Sweet Dreams,


Monday, September 1, 2008

On The Road Again

This week we are set up at the South Jordan Equestrian center, Check Spellingso if any of you live in the northern part of Utah, please come and visit us. We have 1/2 off Lucchese and Anderson Bean brand boots, also our summer clearance of buy one get one free. This week the show has been like watching paint horses dry, that's because we are at the Utah Paint Horse Fall Futurity, starting Thursday the Utah Reining Horse Association will be having there annual year end extravaganza. Then its off to Las Vegas for another reining show it runs Sept 9-14th. Held at the beautiful South Point Equestrian Center. If you live close to either of these locations, make sure to stop by and visit the shows are filled with great unique vendors and always some of the best looking horse flesh to hit the planet, and equally good looking cowboys and cowgirls riding them.
Print this blog off or come in, call or mention this spot and recieve 20% off your purchase, this will include Maui Jim sunglasses, that we never discount. This offer will expire on Sept. 15th.

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend, I was just here laboring away at another horse show.