It costs a small bucket of money to get health papers to transporta horse into Canada, even if you're only going for a single day.
For reasons already explored on this blog, I don't have a bucket of money this year. But the calendar contains a gaming day to benefit Greener Pastures! I couldn't stay home!
So, I didn't.
I tagged the coordinator of GP with my plea: "Can I borrow some adoptable sensible horse for the games?"
No surprise here: the agency that specializes in Standardbreds has several sensible options available, and they offered me Promising Girl.
Sirie came with me for the day, to groom and generally be an extra set of hands--and to take photos. Pictures in this post were mostly taken by her or me (with my little camera) unless otherwise noted.
What a treat to spend a beautiful day with her, and with a bunch of nice horses too!
Of course, I admired the Standardbreds first.
Since this event is a fund raiser, supporters brought their other hor…
The organization works very much like a condominium association: people buy their lots and improve them (or not) as they like. There are a great many rules governing the types of buildings and fencing, which allows the site to maintain a tidy, "western" look that is very appealing.
Having their own sites means members never have to hope they'll find a spot to park and camp at the nearby Les Hilde trailhead, which often hosts poker rides and other gatherings. (Les Hilde hosted the 1998 Bully Wully, the first endurance event I ever attended!)
Members like to socialize with the neighbors. I was VERY curious about this adorable little trailer parked near Rosemary's site, so we went for a vis…