Monday, May 2, 2011

Frontier Day - Other Exhibits..

Meet Patti Strauch. She is the one who invited me to participate in Frontier Day with Oliver. I met Patti when she came to see me show at SASHA in Beorne TX. after reading about it on my blog.

Patti wore a beautiful classic riding habit with an apron and top hat. I am waiting for her to write back and tell me more details of it.. since I did not write them down last weekend.



















I chose to wear this habit.. one you have seen me in many times before, because it was the closest thing I had that would have represented the time period of post Civil War years. Both Patti and I suffered a bit for our love of this sport as each of us was dawned in wool and although it was a dry heat.. temperatures did get into the 90's that day!

I referenced before how Oliver saw many new sights and sounds... well, this was his typical body position ALL DAY LONG! No matter though - he was such a good boy, I did not fuss with him too much....


















.. because how was I to know how he would react to hearing this for the first time...























..or seeing this?



















Just before the event was to end, I walked Oliver back to the barn for a rest. Patti and I had just enough time to wander the grounds and see the other exhibits.




















..as you can see from these next photos - this was a valuable historic and agricultural show that made learning lots of fun.. for both children and adults!
















5 comments:

Patrina's Pencil said...

Looks like a lot of fun

Robin said...

I love doing events like that...they are so varied and so much fun.
I love the pictures of you both being lassoed.

Michelle said...

What a neat event!

Riversong said...

What FUN! Oliver is a true ladies' horse. He looks stunning in these photographs ;).

gowestferalwoman said...

Oh that looks to be sooo neat!!!

"And yes Oliver, I would have that look all day too lol..."whats that" whats that over there"???!