Saturday, November 22, 2014

Meet Moo-Ya!

Disclaimer: I know nothing about roping so if I said something wrong then let me know please!
So, everyone we would like you to meet Moo-Ya our cow.
He is the only cow at Trail Blazer Farms and he gets used for every sport with a cow in it. Today was cow day. Moo-Ya was first roped today. This lovely pair is Jack and his trusty rodeo horse, Winston.
We let the cow out and the team worked their magic. Jack throws his lasso...
... it flies through the air...
... and snags Moo-Ya! Good catch!

Moo-Ya thinks this is unfair
Winston thinks he'll be getting lots of carrots
The next event Moo-Ya was forced to do  participated in was team roping. Our lovely pairs were again, Jack and Winston and the talented Jake who is a jack of all trades. He is riding his horse Chevy today.
Dynamic duo anyone?

They approach Moo-Ya and wait. Since Chevy is a speed demon Jake will be heading today.

And the gate opens! Lassos are thrown!

All barn members stop and stare at the fabulous team work. ;D


After all of this roping Moo-Ya basically wants nothing to do with humans or horses. Now we practice cutting with him! It makes sense because it challenges the mind of the horse. First up is Lily and her horse Garth. 
Unfortunately today we discovered that Garth is not a good cutter. He just stood there.
And stood there.
The cow really freaked him out and he wouldn't move until someone put Moo-Ya back in his pen. Luckily though, Molly, Lily's twin sister, got a good ride out of our cutting cow pony, Duke, AKA Duke of Hazard. He really loves to chase down those cows.

So after a long day of work Moo-Ya rested in his pen. He's pretty evil so don't be fooled by his cuteness. He escapes often and during his daring acts exercises more than when we use him to work horses. Plus he has spooked almost every horse at this barn! Oh Moo-Ya you are such a grumpy cow.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

First Real Post

Okay so I sorta, kinda, forgot about this blog.  So sorry to the people who happen to read this and have been waiting for posts. So I want to let you know that this blog will include photo stories, some customs, tack, and a little bit of real horses too. This post will also have some grainy pictures because I'm just pulling them off of my iPad. iPads take horrible pictures by the way. Anyways let's start.

Fifteen Random Things 

I've really wanted to this so,
1. I have seen every episode of Friends
2. I love horses and dogs
4. According to blogger that is the only picture it will let me post.
5. I do not like blogger right now. 
6. Over the summer I fell off of a race horse and broke my back
7. I still ride
8. I love riding a Haflinger named Boomer
9. I've ridden a lot of horses and have a "mile stone horse" named Fancy who was the first horse I rode, first horse I rode in a show and first horse I won a blue ribbon on.
10. I've had lots of horses take off on me, surprisingly the old, grouchy ones.
11. I love writing
12. I met my best friend, Jayna, in Kentucky at breyerfest  this year.
13. I own a Golden Retriever named Rosie.
14. I ride dressage
15. I have an internet blog friend Alyssa Monk aka, CBL! ( Colorado Breyer Lover)
So I apologize to people who like pictures. I will figure out this blog thingy. Anyways I am also thinking about doing some tutorials. If I did would there be any interest and what would you like to see? Well thanks for reading my first blog post. I'll be a better blogger now. ;)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

First Post: Welcome to the Barn!

Howdy, welcome to Trail  Blazer Farms. 

We're just a small barn and we have 94 horses which include, mares, stallions, geldings, yearlings, and adorable foals! We have barn dogs, cats, riders, and the occasional visitor. We post photo stories here and share updates. 

One of our cats, Snowball visiting Jessie.

 So welcome to the barn!