Trip to Denver

I just got back from visiting the hubby in Colorado, super fun trip, always a whirlwind.  Of course while I was there I took photos and video of two different horses for sale. It is always a tight rope walk getting racetrackers and the 'jump jump' crowd to drop their long held prejudices about each other. I feel like it is my mission in life to help increase the education and understanding between the two worlds, that's why I'm such a big fan of the RRP. When you peel off the many layers of misinformation and stereotypes that everyone likes to hold onto, suddenly new friendships and great networking opportunities appear.

Our winning two year old

Our winning two year old

Hmm, pretty sure that last sentence could apply to most situations in the world. I'm always threatening to paint E.L.E (Everybody love everybody) across the end of our barn. I haven't actually done it, but I have actually yelled E.L.E. at people who are bickering and surprisingly they are usually so startled that they ask me what it stands for and then have a laugh and whatever quibble was going on is forgotten or at least they move on.

I was feeding him milk and accidentally squirted him, talk about a quibble.

I was feeding him milk and accidentally squirted him, talk about a quibble.

I'm sure what y'all are curious about though are the adorable squirrels that were all over my social media. I mean yeah, horses for life yo, horses before bros, ect etc. But seriously, tame baby squirrels!?!?!?

"My name is Circles"

"My name is Circles"

Apparently Circles was found in a shedrow during busing training hours literally running in circles and in very grave danger to be stepped on.  Then a few days later Squeak was just laying in a shedrow not moving. So some kitten milk replacement was bought and the hubby and his gallop guy commenced raising baby squirrels.

Can't. Even.

nomnomnom corn!

nomnomnom corn!

They are actually doing good enough now that they will get turned loose soon to join all the other grown up squirrels running around, I'm really hoping Circles sticks around (he's more tame).  So hard to get any work done when there are baby squirrels needing fed!

Definite #heartmelt watching the hubby do this

Definite #heartmelt watching the hubby do this

In addition to the squirrels the trip was fun. We went and explored downtown Denver one evening.  Drove around all sorts of cool old houses and then walked around the big tall buildings that are distinctly lacking in Idaho.

Love the contrast between old and new

Love the contrast between old and new

We also went and checked out a big show at the Colorado Horse Park, such a beautiful facility! Even drove down the road scoping out the cross country course there.

This was the first ring we came to, then we kept walking and the whole place is terraced...with arenas!  The rest of the rings are below this one.

This was the first ring we came to, then we kept walking and the whole place is terraced...with arenas!  The rest of the rings are below this one.

Was fun to watch some big jumper classes and see some lovely hunter rounds.  Mostly I just wanted to steal this pony! The hubby saw it and exclaimed, "Ed has been tamed!"

So cute!

So cute!

In case you don't know who Ed is, let me share the hubby's all time favorite youtube video:

Such a naughty pony!  Anyways, fun time at the show.  The last evening I was there we drove over to Boulder. Total dream town!  Why can't the track be in Boulder!?!?  I was so mesmerized by the historical houses that I didn't take any pictures, oops. Then we drove up the mountain and oh my goodness lets move there.

Mountain lake (resivouir technically speaking)

Mountain lake (resivouir technically speaking)

Apparently the hubby is feeling rebellious and is refusing to cut his hair, I'm choosing to pick my battles, eventually the hair will annoy him enough that he will decide to look respectable again with out me nagging. I'm hoping that earns me some sort of magical wife points.  Can I just say that I love the mountains though, my heart is at home in them.

Kindof want this as my new profile picture...but there is no horse...such dilemas 

Kindof want this as my new profile picture...but there is no horse...such dilemas 

I will be headed back the first week of August! We have a young horse that will be going through a sale that they have at the track. Even if he doesn't sell it will make him eligible for some great races next year. He's from Kentucky and pretty well bred so there will definitely be a minimum price for him.

He's so cute, he was barely halter broke when he arrived, and now he leads like a champ!

He's so cute, he was barely halter broke when he arrived, and now he leads like a champ!

I visited Denver in 2009 and 2010 when the (not yet) hubby was there with horses, I loved it then and still do now!

The angle of the morning sun on the track there makes for good sillouettes but not much else

The angle of the morning sun on the track there makes for good sillouettes but not much else

Circling back to my starting topic. One horse I took pictures of the owner got persnickety about and the other one is as good as sold. Here is the video of him jogging for a final laugh for you on this rambling post!