The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.


Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Thank you JeniQ at Super Size My Cob for giving me this Beautiful Blogger award! Not sure just how well I will do at finding 7 things to post about, but I will try.

The Beautiful Blogger award rules are:
1. Link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award to 15 other bloggers

1.) In 1955, when I was 4 we took my brother to San Diego, California to the Marine base out there. I remember a lot about the trip and I remember the beautiful white sands of Balboa Beach. My mother collected some of the sand in a glass bottle, sprigs of wonderful smelling juniper tree and post cards all along the way.

2.) I had a saddle with my first horse but it was to heavy, I was 9, and I couldn't lift it on his back so my dad sold it. I rode for years bareback and was really good at it, riding bareback now....scary!

3.) Art class was my favorite class in high school, had 4 years of it!

4.) I used to be a hairdresser but haven't done that since 1980....still cut my husbands hair and sometimes my daughter.

5.) I worked for 5 years as a postal clerk in our tiny little post office and could take my dogs to work with me. It was right across the street from our house.

6.) I used to love oyster soup, then in high school we had biology class right before lunch and we had to dissect muscles. After opening the shells and seeing the slimy insides, I could never eat oysters again after that!

7.) The thing I have always thought I would really like to do it is Cowboy Mounted Shooting! I'm a fair shot standing still but riding and shooting, well....LOL...then you have to have a horse that wants to move...Gilly??? OK, guess it's only a dream! :-)

Wow that was hard!!! Glad there aren't anymore!!!

I'm not going to name 15 others for this award, that's a lot to name and so many others already have it, so I'll just do this. If you are reading this blog then you can take this award and play along if you like or not.

So there you go some things you didn't know about me! LOL


Fantastyk Voyager said...

Thanks for sharing your memories. I hated art- I cannot draw stick people. Hey, it's not to late to work on joining that mounted shooting. Take Gilly to one to just watch and get some ideas from people about how to train him.

Sydney said...

We have a bunch of people who ride in our Nutrual bridles that do mounted shooting. Maybe the gunshot will motivate Gilly to git.

jane augenstein said...

Val, well, then there's trying to ride and shoot on my part, oh, yes, it could be too late! LOL

Sydney, he jumps and moves a foot or two when a shotgun goes off. Looks around for what the heck made that noise. I want to get him used to things like that, if I ever did even just carry a pistol with me when riding...for those cougars that lurk in the woods, don't you know! My neighbor is terrified of riding in the woods around here, she is just sure that a cougar is waiting in the trees overhead to jump us!!! (I don't think so!) But I do want Gilly not to be afraid of gunshots. One never knows when a car or truck could pass on the road and backfire!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for telling us about yourself, and congratulations on your award! I grew up riding almost exclusively bareback, and also don't do it much now. My younger daughter still rides Dawn only bareback, and stays on through thick and thin - too much of a challenge for me.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I enjoyed learning more about you. How cool that you worked in a little post office all that time. I loved art class, too. I love to sketch things still, but I don't think I'm very good at it, but I do enjoy it.

Oh! You should come out here and get involved with SASS (Single Action Shooting Society). They have many activities, one of which is the mounted shooting.
And you know what? We only live 10 minutes (5 mins as the crow flies!) from the SASS facility, and only 15 minutes from the magazine publisher: The Western Shooting Horse!!

You should come out for a visit in June for The End of Trail event. So fun!

Check it out:

And here's the link for The Western Shooting Horse (I drive by it every time I go into Albuquerque)

Come on out!


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oh and I checked to see if there were any Mounted Shooting Clubs near you and yes! there is! One in Mt Gilead (about 2 1/ hrs from you) and one in Geneva, OH about 1 1/2 hrs from you.

Might be worth looking into. ;)
Don't give up on those dreams, girlfriend.


JeniQ said...

It was great getting to know a bit more about you! Shooting off a horse... hmm... Much better idea then being shot AT while on a horse (had it happen once-- mistaken for a deer or some such stupidity)

I forgot you were in Ohio too. Yanno we are not all that far away from each other! I'm in cincy.

Paint Girl said...

I would love to be able to work in a little post office and take my dog to work! I think that would be a fun job.
My OH and I were talking about mounted shooting a couple weeks ago. I think it would be a blast!!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Wow, I bet it was hard, but sure fun for us who read this. Neat responses from everyone, too!

I used to take my dog to work, too. The best of days, the lousiest of jobs. haha.

Melissa-ParadigmFarms said...

I am with FV, I cannot even make a stick person come out right. I envy people with artistic abilities as I have none! Loved reading your memories. I used to ride bareback a lot on my pony when I was a kid but will admit I'm not overly interested in riding bareback as an adult!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on your award. It's great getting to know you better. I used to be a hairdresser out of high school. Haven't done it in over 40 yrs. Don't think anyone would let me get a scissor near them anymore.

jane augenstein said...

Kate, I have braved it on Gilly bareback down the road a short way and back! I just need to do more in the round pen to get my confidence up riding like that! Too fun but still a little scary!!

Lisa, get your spare room and stall ready, Gilly and I are moving in!!! LOL Oh, how lucky you are to be so close...yes, I wanna be a SASSy girl! heehee
(I know, I've checked to see where they are, thanks!)

JeniQ, I need to get both boys used to gunfire and eventually do some shooting off Gilly's back, yes really! :-D
Hey, start riding and I'll meet you half way! LOL

Paint Girl, the dogs sure did make the time pass at the post office. It was pretty slow there in the afternoons!
I too think the mounted shooting would be really fun!

Brenda's Arizona, yes, but I has since thought of more things, oh, well, next time!

Melissa, awww, come on try it again, bareback feels so great; can't get any closer to the horse than that! :-)

Grey Horse Matters, I don't think my feet would take the standing all day anymore. I still miss doing hair....just every once in awhile! :-D


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