Friday, October 29, 2010

More ACTHA photos 10/23/10

A few more photos from the Sandy Valley CTC on 10/23/10.

The Mojave Desert

The Beautiful Mojave. Definitely God's Country.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Upcoming Las Vegas Area Trail Rides

Hello all -

Just wanted to list a few upcoming rides for yall. There are numerous rides happening all over the Southern Nevada and Southern California area, but unfortunately advertisment can be an issue depending on your location. If you know of any other organized trail rides that should be added to this list, please let me know.

November 14th - National Wild Horse Association's Thanksgiving Ride / Nevada / Call (702)452-5853 for more details
November 23rd - Wild Horse Trail Ride / Cold Creek, NV 10:00 AM
January 1st - ACTHA's Sandy Valley CTC and New Year Celebration / Sandy Valley Ranch / Sandy Valley, NV - (702) 630-7507
June 4th - ACTHA's Ride for the Mustangs / Sandy Valley Ranch / Sandy Valley, NV - (702) 630-7507

Sunday, October 24, 2010

ACTHA's Sandy Valley CTC 10/23/10

WOW! What a day! Augustus and I completed the ACTHA / Sandy Valley CTC yesterday and had quite an adventure doing it! We made it from start to finish and had the time of our lives. The course was six miles and included six natural obstacles. The weather was absolutely perfect..lots of clouds and a nice chill in the air. Gus and all of the other competing horses were all riled up and really feelin' good. Since its been raining off and on over the last week, the desert was like a swamp...lots of mud and water everywhere. We rode with a great bunch of friends, and as a whole, we only had a few rodeo moments. Gus did excellent at his first event and I couldn’t be happier with my boy! I hope to post more pics of our adventure as I receive them. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Curious Gus 10/17/10

Just wanted to share with yall these photos taken by a friend of mine out at the ranch this past weekend! Sawyer went out on trail with some friends and Gus got to leave the pasture for a bit and have some fun in turn out. We have had lots of rain over the last few days and the weather has been perfect. Gus was definitely having a great Sunday, and these photos put a smile on my face. Thanks, Megan, for looking after my boy!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Gearing up for the 23rd

Another great day today. Went out on trail and had a great time. Gus does great when we are solo or have just a few others around, so hopefully the added distraction of multiple riders will not add any confusion to Gus' plate on the 23rd. Gus got a full bath today, shampoo and conditioner. He felt great after it was all said and done....

Tomorrow is another day, and will be another day out on trail. We hope to work on some obstacles and see what trouble we can get ourselves into. I just hope that Gus' attention span can last the hours needed to complete the ride and take us home safely.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Remembering an American Legend

Yesterday I said a final goodbye to a "Once in a Lifetime Man" and friend, Tony Curtis. Tony was such a huge part of our Shiloh family, and in the short three years that I knew him I learned what a wonderful person he was. So compassionate, so intriguing, so entertaining, but more importantly so loving....especially of our fearless leader of Shiloh and his wife of 12 years, Jill Curtis. At 85 years old, he was so full of life and always ready to make you laugh and there was never any want for a great story. Myself, and the rest of our Shiloh gang (not to mention all of the many other family members, friends, and even fans) were present at his Memorial Service and Reception here in Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate his extraordinary life in the way he would have wanted.

Tony, you will be dearly missed, but of course never forgotten. Thank you for everything. It has truly been an honor to have known you and be a part of your incredible life and journey.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Visit from the New Yorkers 10/1/10

Jeremy's folks came down from Moravia, New York and of course their vacation wouldn't be complete without a visit to the ranch. Augustus and Sawyer had some fun entertaining them and "taking a day off" just relaxing. The Bowen's aren't around horses often, so their size can be quite intimidating, but Gus didn't care as long as he got plenty of treats throughout the day. The cloud cover was great, the weather was pretty cool, and the Bowens left with some horse handling experience, haha...just a relaxing day for everyone.