|Marshall Gentleman Gib is in town!|
My father was a cowboy in Montana during his youth when he was serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCCs). In his spare time, he "broke in" - trained - wild mules and horses. When I was 11, my family traded in the city life and moved to upstate New York and on a parcel of 10-acres of land. Right after our house was built, the first thing my dad did was bring home some horses! Our very first one - Tennessee - was a 23-year-old Standardbred Pacer who was slated for the slaughterhouse until my dad stepped up and said, "She's coming home with me! And then along came a Palomino Quarter Horse named Golden Girl, Goldie for short.
|FiveSibesMom says, "Hi-Yo, Silver!"|
So, let me just say when Blogville decided to throw a Rodeo, me and my FiveSibes were SO excited! Lots of wooping and wooing going on! So here's how we are spending Rodeo Day in Blogville:
First up, we got branded over at Sarge's STAMPede! We designed the FiveSibes brand based on...our Huskies of course! (and I think we'll be adding it to our blog signature line from now on!) Sarge branded our very first cow! Woo! Thanks, Sarge, for the cool 5Sibes Ranch lettering, too! Wouldn't that look awesome hanging over our Ranch's entryway!
|She's cute! We are going to call her Bessie!|
Our Albino Appaloosa "Silver" was up next!
|"Whoaaaa! There's a brand on my rump!"|
Then we headed over to the horse ring for some showmanship classes (yep, that's FiveSibesMom up on her horse, Jubilo James!)
And then, it was time for some Bronco Bustin' over at Frankie & Ernie's...and...then Barrell Racing over at Murphy & Stanley's...and then off to showmanship classes with my baby Morgan stallion I trained when he was two, Sam's Willow Comet, nicknamed "Sam." Same always thought he was a big dog! Followed my Mom and around, loved to nuzzle our necks, and he loved to be pet! I loved the cowgirl life!
It's a bit warm and we're all parched from galloping out in the sun...time to head over to Whitley's Saloon!
For my Pa...for all those great cowboy stories and Western songs you shared with me as a young girl...
Many thanks to our hosts and fellow cowboys and cowgirls for such a rib-ticklin' day! There are so many exciting events going on today at the Blogville Rodeo, please be sure to visit the blogs below to see all the special events they are hosting! Woooo! Now go grab your Stetsons, brush off your chaps, hop on your horses, and head on over to the Rodeo grounds! Giddyap now!