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You may have noticed that there were a few mistakes on the last blog as I was in such a hurry! On Friday morning it was the competition and there were three teams – the Lost Valley Cavalry, The Aspen Ladies and one more! We had to herd a bunch of cows (heifers and steer s– actually) around the obstacle course with a time limit and a “gate” to open. We had two separate courses and the look of concentration on our faces was amazing. Jeff gave some help and encouragement to us all and then told us where we could have done better. We had the fajita picnic on the lawn as the weather was so good and in the afternoon I went out with a group of staff girls to Mule Deer. I led the jumping group over the logs on the ridge and the others followed. Then on the lope up to Mule Deer Itself we had to hold back while the others went first. This was not easy with all the keen horses raring to go. I just about held Ironman in control and we had a good fast ride to the top. In the evening we had the Melodrama – quite a lot of work for the prompter!!
It was promised to be 80 degrees in Denver today but the morning here was cloudy. We actually had the breakfast down at the jail which was great fun and then rode to Wild Cat. It got much warmer in the afternoon. Paul (Allen) and I rode to Mule Deer (again! I love the jumps) and I said goodbye to Iron man.
A photo shoot was taking place which explained why a lady in a wedding dress was wandering about the ranch with her groom and photographer.
Saw lots of chipmunks and Albert’s Squirrels - they seem to be more common at the moment – not sure why. Tonight we have steak cooking outside and then after the presentation of awards I get to go to spend a week with Laurie Krause which is much anticipated. My blog will then revert to the link from my own website www.equihols.co.uk