Monday, December 2, 2013

Amarillo by afternoon.....

Do you ever, on the spur of the moment hop in your vehicle and head to parts unknown ? This past Saturday my girlfriend and I did just that and headed west to Amarillo Texas. Neither of us knew what was there, and upon arriving decided "nothing" was. We looked for the old part of Amarillo, but just found the undesirable part of Amarillo. We were just about to turn around and head back home. We were hungry and a bit disappointed. We saw two policeman talking beside their vehicles so we pulled up and asked them where the "coolest " place in Amarillo was. One of them just laughed and the other looked up towards the sky with a grimace on his face. Meaning, there was no "coolest " place in Amarillo. He told us about the place where if you can eat the 72 ounce stak and all the fixins that come with it you get it free. Her and I put together weigh exactly 251 lbs and I don't eat meat. We explained we wanted the old part, the district with fun shops and the like. Finally he seemed to get it and told us about a couple of places on 6th street. Away we went and of course, this was it, a street on Route 66. We ate at a little mexican bar and grill, that you won't find any chain restaurants of, and had great salsa and food. There was an old page out of a magazine stuck on the wall in the bathroom that showed the Lone Ranger and Silver and Roy Rogers and Trigger. We hit some fun antique shops after that where I found this great cowgirl photo for 50 cents and this cool old silver spot bridle. We had a great time, walked past the local biker bar to her truck {nothing like atmosphere} and made our way home. We will be on the road again soon....

Friday, April 26, 2013

Summer and Amado

This is a friend of mine who is a wonderful horse advocate/rescuer. This is the story of Summer Brennan {Click here} and her mustang Amado.... enjoy.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The horses need you....

The Safeguard American Food Export Act, just introduced into congress may save the horses. Please go to facebook and go to Oklahoman's Against Horse Slaughter 2012 and Beyond, there is a post with a link to a petition, and send an email to your Washington Representatives. I can't get my links to work here for some reason. Imperative that you call your representatives in Washington, tell them you want them to support HR 1094 /S.541 Safeguard Act, and to stop using your tax dollars to fund horse slaughter. They are moving ahead with things at this point in Oklahoma, a meat company has just applied for USDA approval to slaughter horses. Big Ag rules here and the legislators pander to the cattlemen. The cattlemen are behind the horse slaughter bills here, so many are boycotting beef. Cattle ranchers are also the reason the USDA spends 100 million dollars a year to kill wildlife. Some of their hired killers are quite abusive. I know politics is not fun but the word has to spread to make things happen. With the horsemeat scandal in EU, these bills have a chance to pass because the U.S. could be facing legal action. And how ridiculous is it that our tax dollars are used to pay the USDA inspectors to the tune of 5 million dollars a year for one slaughterhouse. All for a foreign market. Help stop the horrific abuse and tortured death of innocent horses. Please call and write and tell anyone who might care. Join us on Facebook - Oklahoman's Against Horse Slaughter 2012 and Beyond, you will find information and links. Because federal tax dollars will be used, that means your money, so you have a say in it too. Call our Governor Mary Fallin at 405-521-2342 and tell the secretary, to count your vote as a " NO" to horse slaughter, or " NO" to HB1999 and SB.375. They are keeping count of yes and no votes, since she can veto the bills. Please share information with anyone you know who will help, stand up and be a voice for the horses........Thank you, I think my next post will be something you will love... its all about a friend of mine and the mustang she tamed and trained.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stop horse slaughter , Boycott Oklahoma

Hello all ! I don't know how many of you know that I am from and in Oklahoma. Our {crooked} legislators have decided to force horse slaughter on us. We do not want it, but we are having a hard time getting the word out. Our media here is, well I suspect been told to keep quiet about all of it. So we - Oklahoman's Against Horse Slaughter {on Facebook} are battling. I have provided a link here if you want to help. We can get great exposure on this if we get enough "up" votes. Please visit the link, register, which is super quick, email & password - done.... and hit the "UP" arrow on the left of the text box. Then sign the petition, you're done ! Visit us on Facebook to become educated about the subject, because you can help even if you don't live here. Help us stop this unnecessary evil. Thank you !!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday I hopped on Indi for her to teach me a lesson, I mean to ride her for a little while. I didn't put on my helmet, which is rare, even though we usually have an uneventful experience. The back of Indi's pasture is wooded and I don't know what kind of horse eating monster was loose in the woods, but she was not going anywhere near them. Blowing , snorting, jumpy, not paying attention , not stopping when asked, turning and leaving without being asked ..... I finally had to get off, do some ground work with her and show her that the woods were safe and that what I say still goes .... I told her she could take most anything that came out of the woods. She was unimpressed and proceeded to forget about personal space and leading manners. Whirling, bumping, pulling.... more ground work until she settled down. I rode again for a few minutes to reassert my Alpha mare status. Then I gave her the evening hay. That was the answer to everything, the monster apparently slinks back to oblivion when one gets one's hay. So I learned two things.... hay is more powerful than I thought, and always wear my helmet. No matter how well behaved she normally is, she is still a 1200 lb animal with a mind of her own and can flip me like a peanut anytime she chooses.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Tribal Horses

Now called "Tribal Horses" my new designs will start their life in my Zazzle shop and work their way around from there. Shown here is the "Tribal Mustang." Look for the dagger, hearts, and the word "Wild" worked into the design. Do you like black and white art or do you prefer color ? I think I will add a red heart here and there with a touch of turquoise on the next one. This is why creating art never stops....those little trouble making words " I think I will....."