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On a random side-note before I get to the real meat of this post, this week I have been quite busy getting ready for the Rocky Mountain Horse Association International Show (aka the Internationals). I will be leaving next Thursday, Kentucky Horse Park bound, with my dad; sister; our stallion, Rocky; and Windy Gail, one of our mares. This is our first show, so we’re all excited, and there’s been quite a lot of worrying going on as well. No names will be mentioned, but for this time-it’s not me.
The picture I’ve included here is of my dad and I riding two of our horses: Rocky Mountain Man (right) is our stallion and a son of Sewell’s Sam, and Molley (left) is one of our mares (currently in foal to Rocky) and a daughter of Kilburn’s Chocolate Sundown. Rocky won the Grand Master Stallion title at the RMHA Internationals in 2004, so we’re bringing him back on his 10th anniversary.
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