Sunday, March 15, 2009

Piper's Big Adventure

It took me until tonight to get around to blogging about our experience at the Equine Voices fundraiser yesterday. We were all wiped out by the end of the day and that carried over to today!

Here we are waiting for our turn in the spotlight. My friend Jean's horse, Scout, makes Piper look like a mini! He is a 3 year old draft cross that she adoped from Equine Voices when he was a yearling.
Piper working in front of the crowd. Lee did a great job telling her story and ad-libbing ....even when Piper decided to turn her butt to the crowd.... and poop. (yes, she sure did). Ahh, horses, gotta love 'em.She's turning into a big horse, not a baby anymore. Not sure if I'm happy about that or not!
They had all kinds of items out that we could use in our presentation. This parachute was a piece of cake since she is used to the tarp. I did get her to chase it on the ground a little... Turns out, she is a real clown in front of a crowd! She loved the attention.
She also loved this ball! The faster I pushed it, the faster she ran after it. What she really wanted to do was bite it, but she just couldn't get her mouth around it.
She was pretty cooperative for me, even with all the people, music, loudspeakers and other horses. We didn't get a picture of it, but at the end of our presentation, she did a little bow (not a full bow, just dropped her head to the ground). It was great and the crowd loved it.
And this is Gulliver, the "mascot" for Equine Voices. He is a BIG boy. He was one of the original horses rescued and is now the symbol of rescue for Equine Voices. He is quite the ambassador!
I'm really proud of my little girl. This was her first "solo" trailer ride (without her buddy, Sassy) since we have had her and she did not give us one ounce of problem. It was a long day away from home for her in a new environment and she handled it like a champ!


I'm looking forward to many years of great adventures together. The fun has just begun!

17 comments:

Mikey said...

Aww, that's so great! You two look wonderful together! Looks like a fun day.
Gulliver is HUGE, wow! That's one big critter right there. What a great ambassador!

Desert Rose said...

Oh...she did such a great job! you must be so proud of your "baby"! it is really hard to see them grow up not be the baby anymore. I have to get one of those balls, do you know where it came from???

Lady Ridesalot said...

Congratulations! Piper can be proud of herself too! Nice pics!

Broken Y said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time showing off her talent!

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh thanks for sharing your day with us....how fun!

backattheranch said...

she looks like a great prospect! I knew a gal in my California horse training class that adopted a PMU mare. She was a 3 yr old percheron. She was so cute and lovable. Allot of people did that in California...adopted PMU's :) Good luck with piper as the training goes on. Looks like she will be an easy one.

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!! Piper looked sooo calm!!!
I see my sister Anne found you!!! Congrats with the award!!! I knew she would love your blog!!! Blessings, Sarah

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Wow, a true blue COWGIRL! I have spent the last several minutes going through your beautiful blog and the little cowgirl in my heart, calls out! What a wonderful life you live.

We have many family memembers who live in AZ and will be in Phoenix this weekend for a wedding.

Thanks for visiting my blog and what a treat to met you! One of our fonders of Sisters on the Fly lives in Phoenix, AZ. Lives on a ranch. Two years ago Sisters on the Fly had a Giddy Up in Phoenix for 3 days, then we all (150 vintage trailers) had a caravan to Tombstone where we camped out for 4days! A life changing experience for me since it was my first time ever towing my trailer! We even went to "Cowgirl" College at Cowboy College there in Phoniex. Met those handsome TV cowboys! Anyhoo, love your stomping grounds and way of life. You are one blessed cowgirl, oh and I love your Etsy store filled with goodies! ~Maryjane

Phyllis said...

Yeah Piper! Sounds like you both had a fun day. I would love to have seen her playing with the ball.

And Gulliver - geez - he's a GIANT!

blackfeatherfarm said...

What a great day for you and Piper. Bless you & all those who have adopted pmu horses. Thanks for sharing.

cdncowgirl said...

Sounds like you guys had a fun and productive day! And Piper is sure lookin' good :)

Pony Girl said...

That is so great, what a great little mare! I think it is so neat that you adopted her. She is really a lovely little horse and has a good head on her shoulders! I want to know where you got the ball too, the one from yesterday's pic. I told my sister she needed to get one of those for her Paint mare!

the7msn said...

Way to go! I'm still stunned that Piper so willingly wears a tarp... or a parachute. Looking forward to following your progress with her.

gtyyup said...

What a fun weekend for you both!! You are doing such a great job with training Piper...she's a wonderful ambassador for the Rescue too. Congrats on a job well done!

Maria said...

I'm so happy it was such a great day and for such a great cause, she is a beautiful girl, I'm amazed at what you have accomplished with her!
That Gulliver definitely makes a statement doesn't he.

BuddahCowgirl said...

Ah, that looked like so much fun!I love the drafts!

Rebekah said...

So glad that everything went well for you! Hooray for Piper! :)