Ok, so how many of you have summer makeovers?  Maybe a new hairstyle, a new diet… Well Miss Paula has had me on a diet since moving in with her and Mr. Jim, but, yes indeedy, I got the summer haircut once again.  It was a little embarassing at first, but I get so much more petting and hugging I’ve decided it is a good thing – I am definitely stylin’.

Speaking of stylin’, Miss Paula and her friend, Sue, went to the Devon Horse Show to see Winchester compete in the $100,000 Grand Prix.  They said that the Country Fair and the tradition of the Devon Show was alot of fun.  They even have a Lady’s Hat Contest there.  It didn’t dampen their enthusiasm when Winchester had no jumping faults in the Grand Prix!  Earlier in the week, our old friend, Rafael, was
Small Pony Hunter Champion with his new owner.  Wow!  What do I have to do to top those two guys?

For the next three weeks, Winchester will be showing in Canada at the Spruce Meadows Horse Show and, yes, Miss Paula will be going to give him her usual pep talk before the big class.


Back at the farm, we weaned Tango (Ituzaingo BF) and have continued with training of Judy (Kodiak BF) and Elroy (Freeport BF).   Maybe that sounds a little boring, but we also had a tornado come through our little town of Elkton!  Believe me, there is never a dull moment.  I am plotting, however, to stow away in one of Miss Paula’s suitcases sometime.  I do have some experience…Hailey and I hopped a ride once in the horse trailer to Ocala.  We were discovered when Miss Paula saw me on the trailer cam jumping up and down.  That was an exciting day, we got to see a racetrack and meet new friends.  Yes… I need to do some planning.

Happy 4th of July,