Friday, February 19, 2010

Meet up in New Mexico

Val (Fantasyk Voyage) and I (and the sudden addition of my entire family) got to meet up in New Mexico! Schedules, weather and injury conspired against some other bloggers.

We got together at Monroe's in town, and completely geeked out talking about horses. It was great fun, especially since Val's so much more knowledgeable than I am and gave me great ideas on working with Cibolo (I should be able to start riding again next Friday, after I get back from DC... I hope. Darn work!).

She also reminded me that it should be fun to be with your horse, and to not lose sight of that.

And then we dropped by to visit her herd. Annie was something else. Beautiful and quite a sight running out to inspect us before letting the others come near.

Val assured her we were worthy.

Then the incredibly furry Yalla! Even Mireya petted her, her little hand sinking deep into Yalla's shoulder. I've never seen a yearling so friendly!

She loved Adam's soul patch. I swear all horses love Adam.

(Unfortunately my pictures of the other members of the herd were not so great - you'll have to take my word for it, they were wonderful too!)

Next time I'm up we're riding (right Val?). It won't be until October though!

Miss everybody. "See" you in a week...


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

How funny! You were right next to my house that day. Too bad I wasn't home, but I figured you, of all folks, would understand. It was a gorgeous day for a trail ride in the snow!

Sorry I missed ya. I'm glad you had such a great time, though.


Pony Girl said...

Wow, how fun!! Looks like you had a great visit and there were horsey kisses involved, too! I hope to meet up some blogger friends in the future, too!

Anonymous said...

How fun to meet a blogging friend in person - and her horses too!

Susan said...

I agree, how cool to meet blogging buddies!

Leah Fry said...

Sounds like NM is/was definitely THE place to be! Sounds like a great party. I love Annie's speckles.

Mikey said...

That's so much fun!!! I'm so glad you got to meet. Love how the horses love your husband, lol. It's obvious!!
What a great post!

allhorsestuff said...

AWESOME times!!! I so love to meet fellow horse bloggers! Loved seeing you tow together!

Fantastyk Voyager said...

It was really great meeting all of you last weekend. You are a wonderful person and you have a fantastic family! Yes, I certainly talked too much. We left the others speechless, sorry, but it was great fun talking with you in person.

I love how you captured Yalla! giving Adam kisses. Wasn't it funny how Annie and Yalla! ran down and checked you out, then Annie ran back to the others and stayed up there while Scout and Nadia came down to meet you, and then came back down herself. She is definitely queen of her herd. lol.

Too bad Lisa was out. She could have shown you her family and animal friends too. Ah, but it was so cold and windy!!!!!

Yes, next time, we'll ride!

Thanks for lunch too. It was yummy! Monroe's Mexican food is good! I love their green chili burgers and sweet potato fries.