“I’ll ride tomorrow”
There’s no more tomorrows
No more rides
No more cantering down your favourite track. No more listening to his hooves as you trot down the road. No more Sunday afternoon walks. No more “us” time.
Never say you’ll ride tomorrow, because you never know how many tomorrows you have left. You’ll never know when will be the last time you land a perfect round, or that perfect square halt.
You’ll never know when the last time will be when you amble down those beautiful paths in the summer sun. You’ll never know when will be the last time you reach for the saddle.
So ride. Ride like every time is the last time. Like ever canter, trot, walk, jump and halt is your last. Come home smiling from ear to ear, even if the ride didn’t go as planned.
Give him a pat, a treat, a hug, a kiss. Tell him that he was amazing and you love him. Because even when it doesn’t go right, it may be the last time you get to dream of your goals on his back.
What I’d give to be able to ace a jump course, a perfect halt, to canter down our track, to hear his hooves beat against the road. To reach for his saddle.
So ride it like you stole it. Because each time, you’re stealing back a tomorrow.
So I did something a little crazy.
I singed up to decorate my son's classroom door for teacher appreciation week.
Back when I taught preschool this was one of my favorite things to do, so I am looking forward to doing it again.
The only problem is I's stuck on what to do.
My original idea was do do a cactus and say "Mrs. K" is on point. But it seemed too blah.
Then I was thinking I could make her a western wreath in her classroom colors and say "We're Lucky to be in Your Class" and then ask the kids what they like about her and write it on a horseshoe.
Any other ideas I might be missing for a Wild West door decoration for Teacher Appreciation week?
Triple Crown Fundraiser includes Birdstone’s Horseshoe
After the Finish Line’s auction ends, Sun, April 28th at 4p PT/7p ET. All proceeds benefit Off Track Thoroughbreds. Bid at, stores.ebay.com/AftertheFinishLine
Dam: Dear Birdie
Foaled: Owner: Marylou Whitney Stables
Trainer: Nick Zito
Jockey: Edgar Prado
Birdstone was a multiple graded stakes winner who won the Belmont Stakes in 2004.
His race record included five wins in 9 career starts earning $1,575,600. In the 2010 Kentucky Derby he threw a shoe and finished 8th.
At 2: Won Champagne S. (G1, BEL, 8.5f)
At 3: Won Belmont S. (G1,BEL,12f) and Travers S. (G1,SAR,10f)
Birdstone is by Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone. He lived up to his blue-blooded pedigree by winning three of New York’s most historic Grade 1 races – the Champagne Stakes at 2 and the Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes at 3.
In 2004 a bone chip was found in his ankle. Birdstone’s then went on to a stud career at Gainesway Farm.
His first crop yielded winners of the Kentucky Derby, Mine That Bird, and Belmont Stakes, Summer Bird. Summer Bird also won the Belmont Stakes, Travers Stakes and the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
Birdstone also sired Noble Bird who won the Stephen Foster H and Swipe who finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. *
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We are beyond excited for @vicki_lynn_rasmussen
on their engagement!!!❤️💍🎉 Hadley, you did an amazing job with your proposal creativity!👌🏻What a genius and fun idea of having your Bucking Horses involved and hiding the proposal piece in their feed!🐴
We’re honored to be a part of their proposal! We first met these two almost 5 years ago during our first year as vendors during NFR 2015. We’ve been booth neighbors each year and just love these two. It’s been super fun getting to know them over the years and watch their family and businesses @pistolsandpetticoats
grow and prosper...CONGRATS you two!!!💗
➼ ➼ ➼ ➼ Swipe to see a closeup of the proposal piece we made for them.
𝘾𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙢 𝙍𝘼𝙎𝙋 𝙃𝙤𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙩:
✦ Heart shaped horseshoes.
✦ Rasp center piece with ”Will you marry me?” in copper.
✦ 3 Genuine Turquoise Stones to represent Vicki, Hadley & their little Gem, Miss LouCasey Rose❤️