Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gus vs. Pool

We have been giggling about this in the office, so I thought I would share!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Latest Jam

"How much did you pay for that tan?"
"More than you paid for your boots."

Monday, July 18, 2011

Senior Mule Trail Pattern at Shelbyville

I am always interested in what kind of patterns are being used at mule shows across the country. I had snapped a picture of the senior mule trail pattern on my phone (because I was too lazy to draw it) while at Shelbyville, so I thought I would share it. What it doesn't show is how TIGHT they set this pattern up. The serpentine was insanely tight and I only saw one or two mules make it through. The warm up pen is huge where they set this course up, but they only used about 1/3 of it.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My Wish List...

This might seem like a silly thing to put on my "wish list," but after spending what seemed like a really long time sorting recycling to take to the recycling center, I would love to have a set of bins like this. Camri and I hauled ours over in laundry baskets, and they are certainly not the most efficient way to transport recycling.

I also am adding a cordless power drill to my wish list. I put a shelf together today, and one would have been extremely handy!

Yeah, I stayed inside today instead of riding my big ol' mules, but it is HOT outside and I got SUPER sunburnt on the river yesterday... I am hoping to get out and ride in the early a.m. tomorrow, as long as I can convince Cam to get up with me, that is.

The August issue with our Jake Clark Days coverage is gone away to the printer. We are now working on the September issue, with our next deadline being August 1. My boyfriend and I are taking our kids and going to Florida with another couple and their kids the first week in August, so I will be missing four days of work. I think I can manage, though!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


The high point winners below are for the NASMA National Champion classes.

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High Point Donkey and Mule

High Point Donkey:
Grand Champion- Clyde's Gallant Fox
Reserve- Sycamore Springs Joe

High Point Mule:
Grand Champion- Big Bruce
Reserve- Big Woods Queen Elizabeth

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A Few Highpoint Winners...

Amateur Mule:
Grand Champion- Big Bruce
Reserve- GiGi's Impressive Upfront

Training Level Donkey
Grand Champion- Circle C Mo Vision
Reserve- DLs Good Ol Max

Grand Champion- Deep Fork Farms Dixie

NASMA National Championship Senior Western Pleasure

Grand Champion: GiGi's Impressive Upfront, ridden by Shelly Raley

Reserve: Big Bruce, ridden by Hunter Gramman

There were 15 in the class.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Adult Costume Class

Grand Champion Halter Mule Class

2010 NASMA Awards

Last night, NASMA hosted their 2010 awards ceremony in the outside arena at The Great Celebration Mule and Donkey Show. High Point winners received blue saddle blankets. The top 2-10 youth received buckles.
The NASMA youth presented outgoing president Tom Cochran with a buckle (above).

It is nice to be back in Shelbyville and to get to visit with everyone. If you are here, be sure to stop by and check out the Mules and More booth in the coliseum. Sue has lots of great mule and donkey merchandise, along with books, DVDs, and caps. AND she is always up for mule and donkey conversations! I will be in the booth occasionally, when I'm not riding or taking photos.