Sunday, September 21, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Buddy and Jackpot did very well in the riding portion, but because of the in-hand score, it did not put them in the Top 10. They placed 14th overall.
Auction tomorrow, and there is lots of interest in Jackpot.
Videos to come next week of their performances.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Today was the In-Hand/Halter competition. Jackpot got a little squirrelly coming into the arena, so it cost them. They ended up placing 48 out of 69 competitors. However, tomorrow is the riding portion of things and Buddy hopes to do much better.
Horses were also scored on body conditioning, and Jackpot scored 100% on that! So fingers crossed tomorrow will do better and put them in the top 10 overall.
That's your update!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Word from Buddy and Kim is that they broke down outside of El Paso, TX. The truck is in the shop and they have gotten a replacement and as of this evening at 9 p.m. are back on the road.
They are 7 hours from Ft. Worth and expect to be there in time for the check-in Wednesday morning.
Keep your fingers crossed! More to come as I get updates.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Buddy and Jackpot hit the road for Texas this Sunday bright and early!!
Thank you again to all who have sponsored this endeavor. It just couldn't be done without your support.
The Benefit Auction was a huge success!! Total money raised:
Remember, anything left over (and there will be leftover $$, Buddy and Kim are not staying in a fancy hotel) goes to the Wickenburg High School Scholarship Fund
So thank you, everyone. You did a great job!!
I'll keep you posted. Check in time is 8 a.m. Wednesday in Ft. Worth, Texas
Starting that Wednesday, there will be daily updates on this blog, so come back soon!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sorry it's been so long to update
As the finals draw closer
you'll see less of what's really going on
because I am sworn to secrecy as to
what their Freestyle will be about
and that's what they're working on
We aren't spilling it on this blog
If you want a sneak preview
show up at the Benefit Auction
Gates open at 4 pm
Demonstration at 4:30 pm
Auction at 6 pm
Wickenburg Rodeo Grounds
That's the only time Buddy will show
the general public a preview of his freestyle finale
But here's some pics from the 9th
Thanks to Mike Thomas for taking them
Working the gate while ponying Big Al
Jackpot is having a fabulous time with this
Big Al belongs to this lady here
Nancy Rae Lee
who blogs about him here
Sending Big Al around
while Jackpot waits patiently
Nancy and Big Al successfully
negotiate the gate
Off they go!
Jackpot has turned into a really nice horse
capable and willing to do anything
More updates to come
we're not giving any secrets away
Friday, July 25, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Big day yesterday
Jackpot got his first set of shoes
Now before everyone gets all up in arms
wondering why we are shoeing a mustang
let me explain
Yes, he needs shoes
If you've ridden Arizona at all
you know it's real rocky in this area
If you haven't ridden this area
come on down
we'll show you what we mean
If you expect to ride many miles
or gather cattle
your horse better be shod
mustang feet or not
Buddy's been doing these things lately
and Jackpot needs
to come in and do his first set to shoes
"Are you ready, Jackpot?"
Meet Buddy's brother Wade
The Fearless Farrier
Slow and easy gets it done
Looks like Buddy did the ground work
Farriers DO appreciate that
Jackpot was very well behaved
Hmm, hard feet?
Nailing that first one on
with a few distractions....
Look - monkey children
Nothing bothers Jackpot
The back end - no problem
He even enjoys and uses the Hoofjack stand
If you're a farrier of any sort
and you don't have one of these stands
stop right now
go. get. one.
The finished product
A job well done
A family portrait
Brothers Buddy and Wade
kids Jet and Mercy
Let's not forget Jackpot's favorite
"That lady with the grain"
Did y'all catch the July Bridle and Bit article?
Did you see this in the August Western Horseman?
Wickenburg residents Jeff Alder, Carson Thomas,
Beaver Bird, and Russ and Mary Dolven
on page 114 in an article about Wickenburg
If you see them around town
get an autograph!!