Monday, November 21, 2011

Follow Along If You Will

We've got a lot of "catching" up to do.

Remember this little guy? The lil' red-n-white horse that made me the best husband in the world? It's been some time since I've mentioned him. Lil' Kirby grew up and became quite the awesome horse. Quiet, cute and loveable. Fun to work with and never one to put up much of a fuss.

Sara got him going under saddle in the spring of his third year. She spent hours working with him to learn all the basics, then they spent more time working on getting him finished for the show ring. They did well at the local open shows, always placing in the ribbons. You may remember this memorable moment that they had at a show.

Later that summer Kirby got to tote Sara's mother around at the annual "Girlz Weekend", a three day camping trip in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Sara's mom hadn't been on a horse in 25 years, and Kirby did his best to take care of her.

They experienced ATV's and river crossings and Kirby did his job without any unexpected happenings. All that walking maked him awfully tired though.

There's no explanation on the halter. That's just Kirburt.

During this time we had a mom and daughter combo that would stop by occasionally. We'd all be standing around visiting and Sara would tell the girl to go grab Kirby and saddle him up. She never hesitated, and Kirby couldn't have been better for her.

Before we knew it, that young lady was coming around more and more often. Sara had her hands full with taking Mater to the APHA shows, so she welcomed the time that this girl wanted to spend with Kirby. You can see where this is going: they offered to buy Kirby. That big lug that was once a lil' red-n-white anniversary present was sold to a young lady who adored him.

Since Kirby was trained for the show ring, they stepped right up to the challenge and got him ready for the shows.

As you can see, they've done well. That lil' red-n-white horse has made us proud, and that young girl is growing into a good horse hand.

Keep up the good work Kirbs!


Terry said...

Holy cow, look at all those ribbons! Good boy, Kirby.

Jeffro said...

Isn't it great when a plan works out, or even something that wasn't quite a plan? Hope y'all had a fine Thanksgiving!

Janice said...

It sure is nice when they go to the right home and people.It looks like he has his place in life.

in2paints said...

Kirby looks to be doing well for himself!!