This past weekend, Duke Hospital held a fundraiser for the children's hospital, called Jump for the Children. Included in this was the Grand Prix horse event held in Raleigh, NC which has a $30,000 grand prix prize. If you are a horsey person, you definitely want to get to this each year, especially if you like stadium jumping. It is a sight to behold. Show jumping fences are very colorful and elaborate and artistic in design making this event that much more exciting. These photos are from google images. I didn't use a camera during the event as you don't want a flash to go off and distract any of the riders or horses. Spectators should have manners at this event also.
We had to rearrange the order of the horses in their stalls this week. Ace was beside Jackson. The pecking order has started I guess. Ace was being a little aggressive at Jackson kicking the stall and showing his teeth and rearing up. Jackson was picking up on the behavior and began doing a little of the same back. So, we nipped that really quick. Sail is now in the middle stall and Jackson and Ace are on either end. Ha!! Sail the babysitter.
Ally works with Jackson during the week doing all kinds of things mainly just trying to teach manners and space. I will say he is definitely growing. His rump is all out proportion and high (that will balance out) - I think he is going to be about the size of Ace, about 16 hands, maybe a little bigger.
Get out of my space, you rascal!!
(There were different words screamed, I just can't write them here).
Other than all of that, I'm up to my neck in recipes figuring out if I'll do the same old stuff for Thanksgiving this year or step out of the box and throw something different out on the table. I do know that Costco is looking better and better as my Thanksgiving assistant.
I'm so pooped that I just have to close this up for now. We have a slow rain outside tonight and the sound of it on the tin roof will hopefully keep me snoozing like a baby all night long.
Nighty-Night Friends ~ Debi