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  1. The first go of the teen division is over and Shelby finished 4th in the 1D. I am a proud mom for sure! Her horse is Thebudmeister, her granddaddy foaled him out and then gave him to us when he was 4 months old. Her daddy trained him and ran him in futurities. He has been an amazing horse for all of us. I took him to State Finals and the World show one year and had a blast. Shelby has worked really hard to get where she is. Those of you that have been here forever will remember what a horrible time we had finding something for her to ride when she was little. (everything tried to kill her) She finally got a good pony and then a great kids horse to learn on. She is very blessed to have that calibre horse to run and we are both blessed that her daddy is such an amazing trainer because we could never have been able to afford to buy a horse like Bud.
  2. This is her Youth Finals picture. This is my favorite of the weekend but his flash didn't work. Awards picture Awards picture with her Daddy.
  3. Thank you so much everybody, I am a proud mom! I have pictures and will get them posted ASAP. Lucky for me my husband was the photographer for the show so I have all her pictures. He is trying to get them uploaded to his website right now so it may take a few minutes.
  4. It was not her ex-boyfriend it was just a local JERK!
  5. I am so sorry. [Angel]
  6. Lora!!!!! I missed you!!! [Huggy] [Huggy] [Yay] [Yay]
  7. They only left it on her about 5 min. She has kitty dementia so after a few seconds she didn't remember what they had done to her.
  8. Mine will be another Doberman as soon as I can talk my hubby into it.
  9. Tazzin, I am praying hard for your sweet boy. I don't know if you remember several years ago when Shelbys horse Jordan coliced or not but it was BAD. She survived the surgery and came home about a week and a half later only to be rushed back to VA Tech two days later with projectile diarrhea. She was put in isolation and every day for a month I would get a call from the doctors. One day she would be doing better, the next day she would take a turn for the worse and they didn't know if she would make it. This went on day after day, with all the tests for everything they could think of comming back negative. Finally after 30 days in isolation (and I won't even say what my vet bill was) she was doing better and was able to come home. She did good this time and when I hauled her to my vet a few weeks later to have her protein levels checked I asked my vet to do an ultrasound because I had bred her 2 weeks before she coliced. I knew good and well that even if she did catch that there was no way she didn't lose that baby with everything she had been through. I just didn't want to have to worry for the next (at that time) nine months. Wouldn't you know it, she was pregnant. My vet thought she would be ok but I was a complete wreck! I watched that mare like a hawk and there was no way she was foaling without me there to help. Sure enough I was there when she went into labor and (with a little help) she foaled out the biggest filly you have ever seen. That filly is now a late 2 year old and doing really well under saddle. Now for the best part. Shelby moved up to her daddy's 1D horse and loves him to death. That left Jordan without a job. About 2 years before this we let her pony Gypsy go to some GREAT people (also Shelbys godparents) for their little girl. That pony and that kid have been amazing! We thought long and hard about what to do with Jordan and decided that it was time for that little girl to get a big horse and go fast. Jordan is now packing a 7 year old around at the Jr rodeos and they are kicking butt wherever they go. We have a happy horse and that is the happiest kid you will ever see. My point is, don't lose hope EVER. Even when things seem like they are at their worst, there is always something amazing waiting in the wings. [Huggy] [Huggy] [Huggy]
  10. It won't let me vote again. [Me Cry]
  11. I really wanted to do this but am just too tired from work to go into much detail. 5 horses and 1 mini donkey. We keep them at home. Summer- Inside during the day, out at night. Winter- Out during the day, in at night. They eat better than we do. Daily Husband and daughter get to ride way more than I do. I work all the time but I ride when I can. Summer is pretty easy because we have lights but this time of year it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I leave to come home. Arena and a big field, also some trails. Our best horse is my daughters right now. I have a 4 year old that I just got this year. I really like her (its a good thing too because everybody else hates her! She is mean as a snake!) and I think she will finish out to be really nice. We barrel race. All the time, every weekend. Any state, anywhere. I need a vacation! [surrender]
  12. I lost my doberman a little over a year ago to cancer. I am finally ready for a new puppy but my husband has not come around to my way of thinking just yet. YOU need to pick your puppy. Depending on the breed they can be VERY destructive in the first year (meaning they need a job) if you don't work with them enough. I am lucky that I can take mine to work with me every day and have time for the training. Just have to work on my husband a bit more.