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Robert Chastant riding Carinoso el Elemento

Robert Chastant riding Carinoso el Elemento
Photo taken at Sooner State Peruvian Horse Club show in Ada, OK, June 2009

2009 Almosta Farm Shindig
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April 3, 4, and 5, 2009 we had a shindig here at Almosta Farm for the members of the Oklahoma Gaited Horse Yahoo chat group and friends. On Friday there were 8 people who enjoyed a short ride on the trails Mark Easley, our neighbor, so graciously allowed us to use for the weekend. There were 18 people who were able to attend the evening potluck dinner, thanks Denitia and Ron for bringing the wonderful Bar-B-Que which we planned the meal around. After supper we enjoyed Mark's recital of cowboy poetry.

Saturday Mother Nature was once again very nice to us, and we enjoyed a nice day for riding and visiting. We had 2 rides, with 14 people going on the first ride and 13 on the second. Most of the photos shown below were taken on Saturday, I forgot to take any photos on Friday evening. (Thanks Spider, for reminding me to take photos on Saturday.)

Saturday evening Diana served her delicious deer meat and beans with cornbread and blackberry wine cake. Kathye brought delicious casseroles, both turkey and chicken. Many other people also supplied the wonderful dishes which accompanied this meal.

Saturday evening Mark once again was kind enough to entertain us with us with cowboy poetry. Gene intended to play his guitar for us but was sick that weekend and unable to come. Thanks Gene, perhaps next year?

The Saturday evening "Tack in a Sack", which we played like Dirty Santa, was a great source of amusement, and a good chance to exchange unused tack that likes to creep into most peoples tack rooms.

I'd like to thank everyone who attended for allowing us to enjoy your company, and also for being so generous with the items brought for the potluck meals. I wasn't sure how smoothly that would work out, but we had plenty of food on hand. Since this is the first gathering of this type that we've hosted I am happy to say that everyone behaved as you'd expect responsible adults to and were a pleasure to have as our guest.

We look forward to doing it again, it was a fun weekend, thanks again to everyone for making it go so well. Nadine

The people who attended this shindig were Edianne, Asha, Cameron, Mark, Cris, Denitia, Ron, Britta, Nellie, Robert, Glynda, Dan, Diana, Larry, Josh, Jessica, Marlys, Deen, Kristy, Teresa and hosts Spider and Nadine. If I missed anyone please let me know so I can add them here. I'm just going from my memory as I write this, one week after the event.

Saturday Morning warm up ride while others finished saddling.

We had nice weather, but the wind was blowing a bit. Check out the horse's mane and tails blowing in the wind while we were riding in the field.

Group crossing flat rocks on our place, Larry on Chica in the foreground. Glynda and Chichi looking good!


Left to Right, Dan on Snuffy, Diana on Poncho, Nellie on Amigo and Larry on Chica second photo is Larry on Chica


Diana on Poncho. He's feeling energetic! It was Poncho's first group ride. Larry on Chica.


Nellie on Amigo, Cris on Hombre, Dianna and Larry in background.


Glynda on Chichi



First ride on Saturday, April 4, 2009

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Group preparing to ride, Jessie on Akita


Nellie and Diva


Left to Right, Glynda on Chichi, Nellie on Diva, Nellie on Diva, Dan on Snuffy, Hombre's head


Group, Nellie, Dan, Josh and Jessie


Denitia on Leigia


Group, Ron on Mia, Nellie on Diva in foreground.


Group, foreground riders left to right, Nellie, Mark and Glynda

Glynda on Chichi


Group, lead by Mark Cris, Marlys and Nellie

L to R Marlys on Luna, Britta on Amigo, Josh on MM (Mule Mare)


Group, Jessie on Akita, Josh on MM


Group


Group


Group, Ron (on phone) on Mia, Diana on Poncho

Group at water crossing, Ron in foreground, then Dan in foreground and 1/2 of Denitia


Group, Ron on Mia in foreground


Josh on MM, Dan on Snuffy



Mark, thanks for fixing the nice drinks and having horse treats for a break during the ride. Very thoughtful!

Jessie with Akita and Mark


Glynda with Chichi and Marlys on Luna with Mark


Cris with Hombre


Ron, Nellie, Josh, Diana, Britta and Dan with Snuffy

Nellie, Josh, Diana, Britta



Second ride on Saturday

Mark on Baby Powder and Britta on Pizzaro


Jessie on Akita and Nadine on Libro


Left to right, Diana with Poncho, Robert riding Peppy, background vehicles and house barn at Almosta Farm. Josh on MM and Teresa on Snuffy.


Chichi, second photo is Glynda on Chichi


Ron on Mia and Robert on Peppy


Nellie on Melanie


Group, Ron in foreground, note Libro's ears! Thank you Ron for taking the earlier photo of me on Libro. Usually I don't hand my camera around enough (maybe on purpose? :) and don't have any photos of me riding, so I try to include my horses ears.


Group from back, the last riders in each photo are, in photo on left, Diana on Poncho, and in photo on right, Teresa on Snuffy.


Group going down the trail, in second photo notice that Glynda and Chichi are crossing the ditch. Ron on Mia is the closest rider. Have to admit that I don't remember planning on having Libro's ears in these two photos. :) There are several photos that aren't included here that are crooked or blurry because I snapped them while riding .



Relaxing after the ride

Mia tied at Denitia's Brenderup trailer. Mia, Denitia and Britta, all resting after the day's ride.


Jessie and Akita enjoying a quiet moment after the ride.



Saturday evening gathering

From left to right, Mark and Kathye, Diana, and Denitia. In the second photo, Kathye, Diana, Britta (way in the background), Nellie just barely visible behind Denitia's cap, Denitia (on knees making her choice and having lots of fun), Josh, Jessie, Glynda and Dan, Teresa is just visible on the couch. Behind me were Ron and Spider.



...and a few more photos

Diana with Poncho warming up in the round pen. The cooks, Diana, Nellie and Glynda. Thanks Ladies!!


Marlys and Glynda getting the tour of my sewing/tack room, and obviously the laundry room too! :)


Left to right Spider, Larry, and Dan


End of April 2009 Shindig photos, hope you enjoyed them! Nadine



Photos, mainly trail riding

Some of these photos will probably show that I have a "quick draw" habit with my camera, and gentle horses that allow me to snap photos while still traveling down the riding trails!


Photos below this horizontal line were taken before 2009.


Hemi with our neighbor Julie riding him.


Nadine and Missy, a little rat terrier riding Hemi.


Miles, my nephew, riding Hemi, Nadine leading and Eric as an out walker for Miles. Julie and Hemi smiling for the camera.


Hemi enjoying running in the pasture when we first got him, and standing tied, with Rojo in the background.


Our boys running in the pasture. Hemi, Rocky, Libro, Rojo, and Mantequilla.

Nadine riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Jamie Real, nicknamed Hemi 2004 Peruvian Paso trail ride at Gary and Julia's, Arkansas
Nadine riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Jamie Real, nicknamed Hemi and 2004 Peruvian Paso trail ride at Gary and Julia Meek's, Arkansas

2003 Pecos Wilderness, NM trail riding on our Peruvians, bridge crossing Pecos Wilderness, NM Spider and his Peruvain gelding take a break
2003 Pecos Wilderness, NM trail riding on our Peruvians, bridge crossing and Spider and his Peruvian gelding, Libro, takeing a break

Nadine and her Peruvian gelding at 10,000 feet in Pecos Wilderness, NM Spider's first ride on our Peruvian gelding, Rocky, at Sportsmans Riding Trails
Nadine and her Peruvian gelding, Primero, at 10,000 feet in Pecos Wilderness, NM. Rocky's first ride at Sportsman's Lake riding trails.

Trail Riding at Nickols Park Equestrian Riding Trails, Henryetta, OK Nadine riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Che, near Seminole, OK
Trail Riding at Nickels Park Equestrian Riding Trails in Henryetta, OK and Nadine riding Che, a Peruvian Paso.

Trail Riding  at Nickols Park Equestrian Riding Trails Trail riding on our Peruvian Paso geldings near Seminole, OK
Trail Riding at Nickels Park Equestrian Riding Trails and a photo of Nadine and Harley returning from a ride near our house.

Trail Riding at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails Spider on a Peruvian gelding and Denitia on her Paso Fino mare Trail Riding Peruvian Paso geldings at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails with Ron and Denitia
Trail Riding at Sportsman's Lake Equestrian Riding Trails with Ron and Denitia

Trail Riding Peruvian Paso geldings at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails Nadine and Rat Terrier, Missy, riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Lattie
Water viewing at Sportsman's and Nadine and Rat Terrier, Missy, riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Lattie

Trail Riding Peruvian Paso geldings at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails Peruvian Paso geldings trailriding at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails, Seminole OK
Peruvian Paso geldings trail riding at Sportsman's Lake Equestrian Riding Trails, Seminole OK

Trail Riding Peruvian Paso geldings at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails Trail Riding Peruvian Paso geldings at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails
Trail Riding Peruvian Paso geldings at Sportsman's Lake Equestrian Riding Trails

wild turkeys? Spider riding his Peruvian Paso gelding Libro Loading turkeys in stock trailer with our Peruvian Paso geldings
Loading turkeys in stock trailer with our Peruvian Paso geldings or perhaps, "How to catch turkeys."

Leading turkeys on horseback turkeys looking in trailer with our Peruvian geldings
This is what happens when you accidentally brush hog a turkey hen when she's hatching babies and feel so bad about it you hand raise the 2 surviving babies!

Spider and Nadine trail riding on Peruvian Paso geldings near Seminole, OK


Nadine with Peruvian Paso gelding, Primero Spider and Nadine with Peruvian Paso geldings Primero and Libro, near Seminole, OK
Spider and Nadine with Peruvian Paso geldings Primero and Libro, near Seminole, OK

Harley riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Lattie, Seminole, OK My cousin Harley riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Lattie, Seminole, OK
Harley riding Peruvian Paso gelding, Lattie, Seminole, OK 2006

Nadine on Che at Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails, Seminole, OK Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails water crossing

Nadine on Che and Beth on Lattie at Sportsman's Lake Equestrian Riding Trails, Seminole, OK, both horses are Peruvian Pasos.

Sportsmans Lake Riding Riding Trails, Seminole OK Sportsmans Lake Equestrian Riding Trails, Seminole OK
Sportsman's Lake Riding Trails, Seminole OK on our Peruvian Paso geldings.

River bottom hay River bottom hay
Gives a new meaning to the term "River Bottom Hay! Photo taken during flooding in the spring of 2007 near Shawnee OK. At least these bales didn't float across a 4 lane divided highway like several did in Seminole, OK during the same flood.

Our house barn combo near Seminole, OK Photo taken from our second floor barn deck of storm clouds, Seminole, OK
Our house barn combo near Seminole, OK. and photo of our view from the deck.

View from our second floor deck, Seminole, OK
View from our second floor deck, Seminole, OK




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