HAPPY TRAILS BLOG

Saturday, October 29, 2011

La Union Halloween Ride - The American Competitive Trail Horse Ass'n. (ACTHA)...New Mexico...


     Photographed my first American Competitive Trail Horse (ACTHA) competition today at the
     La Union Halloween ACTHA Ride.  Tons of fun and the riders were having a great time.

    It was so nice to see everyone encouraging everyone else...


    Not to mention the fact that you sure couldn't beat the scenery!  If you would like more information
    on this organization and their events, go to ACTHA and check out this fast growing group of folks
    for yourself.  The rides are shorter than distance riding and contain obstacles throughout the course.

    This was the "Witch Hat Pickup" obstacle.


                        Until next time,   Linda

Monday, October 10, 2011

Zia Paint Horse Club Show and NRHA Ride & Slide II...Ruidoso, NM


Zia Paint Horse Club held their horse show in conjunction with
the NRHA Ride and Slide II reining show this past weekend in Ruidoso, NM.

The Cowboy Symposium was the perfect setting to showcase these amazing
athletes and their riders.


If you haven't attended the Cowboy Symposium, make sure you add it to your calendar next
year.  There were chuckwagons, food everywhere, cooking demonstrations, as well as
some great country bands!


And, as always, a few horses madly in love with their owners!  

Cowboy Symposium information 

Zia Paint Horse Club information 




Hope to see everyone out again next year.  Until next time, Linda

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Denver Komen Race for the Cure...and My Sister


We wouldn't miss it for the world.  Every year my family converges on Denver in October
for the Komen Race for the Cure event.  We walk with my sister Brenda, who is a 
cancer survivor and attempt, in our own way, to be a part of her survivor celebration.  

She is our HERO!


Even the smallest member of the family joins in and shows his
support for his Auntie Bren.  I'm not sure how he got away without
actually Walking the Walk...hmmm...


The walk winds around by Mile High Stadium and we go across I-25.  That's the
best part!  All the cars going under the overpass honk and wave every year.  Makes you 
feel like you're actually part of something big...this year there were 55,000 walkers!




This is my favorite photo from this year's walk.  My mom, literally
out-walked her two grandsons!  They were hanging back and I'm sure
just before this photo was taken, she went back and gathered them up!
My mom actually out-walks all of us!


Until next year, come join us!  (Grandma pays for lunch afterwards
every year...it's worth the trip!) 

Brenda, you're our inspiration to live each day to the fullest, 100%, leaving
nothing out...every single day.  You have taught us all how to live...

Love, Linda