Friday, May 23, 2008

Enjoy a safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend. And please. Stop at the Sign of the Lemon.

Absolutely THE most exciting news of the season! I almost drove off the road when I saw THIS sign in front of Tim Horton's! Del's! Whoopee!!!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


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To remind you: Saddlebred Rescue found Sam's beloved Baby Pony. He's gone from being too skinny even for his halter...

To this!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Next Stop: The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

We are excited to be preparing for Devon, a very special horse show with a feel like no other. We let these photos from last year speak for themselves- the beauty of the the 2007 Devon Saddlebred Country Pleasure Driving Grand Champion, Bobette's very special horse Midnight Eclipse in the surroundings of the beautiful Dixon Oval.
The tradition, the pomp, it's a special place to exhibit!

Come be a part of it!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

NH Mother's Day Horse Show Part DOS

Sweeping dirt. A Deerfield phenomenon.

Here's Cait and Hero!!! Hard work pays off: YAAAAAAAAAY CAIT!

Wait, wait wait: "WORD!" (is that right????)

From the beginnings...

To the show ring!

Grandma Annette attended the show with great gusto & enthusiasm: Here she is feeding a treat (Patti must be creating a diversion so Nicholas misses this one entirely!)

Warm up... Concentration.... Preparation...

New Hampshire Horse and Trail Association- May 9-11 NEW BEGINNINGS! HARD WORK PAYING OFF! AND A VERY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

Congratulations horses and riders! It was a weekend of new beginnings and the reward of seeing hard work paying off. We are so very proud of all of our horses and riders, way to go!

Peeking out there next to Nicholas is Kathleen Osnoe who made her under saddle debut as the Open Park Grand Champion with her wonderful multi-titled driving horse Harlem's Beau Dandy. They were a sight!

Next stop Dixon Oval !!

The busiest rider of the weekend was Caity who rode AND drove this weekend! Congrats Caity on your Reserve Grand Championship with Jackson in the Saddlebred Hunter Country Pleasure Division- PATIENCE-PERSISTENCE-PERSEVERENCE-PERFECTION!

See spots before your very eyes in the Dixon Oval, just around the corner!

Bella, Bella!

It was Bella Dahl with owner/rider Elena trotting down victory lane as Three Gaited Country Pleasure Champion and Grand Champion. Catch them next at Devon as well!

Patsy shows the world how it's "Dunn" in her first ever debut out of leadline! Congratulations to Patsy and the wonderful 21 years young VHF Tiffany. Patsy rides in the Academy division designed for beginning show riders- many World Champion show riders start out in the Academy division- it's fun FUN FUN!

Speaking of Academy, it's not just for the middle school crowd! Here is Patti glowing after her blue ribbon ride on Hero in the Academy Adult Walk and Trot class. Hero joined our program thru the wonderful efforts of Saddlebred Rescue. Looking for a lesson horse? Western horse? Trail horse? Show horse? Loving pasture buddy horse? Visit

Awesome ride, Patti! Grampa Bill, photographer, cheerleader and boot polisher extraordinare beams on!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


When a peaceful ride on the range goes rodeo! This makes me crack up every time I see it. It's an outtake from a TV piece of my musical hero Corb Lund. ******warning**** there is a deleted expletive right at the end.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Johnny Roughcut 1991-2008

Johnny Roughcut (Santana's Magician X Hide-A-Way's Fire Eyes)

It was with deep sadness I learned from Diane Wentz that the wonderful gelding Johnny Roughcut died this winter after a colic that was irreparable following findings in surgery.

We were fortunate to have Johnny with us for several years- he was a tall handsome coppery chestnut gelding with a perfect diamond shaped star- hence his name. After his rides he would "talk" to you all about it and flap his lips until his peppermint came. Johnny was one of the kindest horses I ever met and a complete gentlemen in every aspect of his demeanor and generous with his affection to his riders.

His final home was Wentz Stables in Pennsylvania and there he had a big fan club- in addition to ours. We watched him and cheered for Johnny and his new riders & I always sought him out at shows to bring him a mint and give him a hug. The Wentzes gave him the best of care and attention and most importantly their hearts. Johnny, til we meet again may you gallop in green fields. No one had a bigger heart than you. Godspeed.