Blue Skies, Horses and a Puppy

My horse trainer had another uber talented young trainer at the barn yesterday to give a few lessons to those who signed up.   His name is Brian Hafner and he is destined for the Olympics.   He used to board and train his horses at Cheryl's barn and we've had the pleasure of watching his talent and career begin to soar.   Besides his talent, he has a genuine kindness and quietness about him, a modest way that can be so rare to find among very talented equestrians.   Some young equestrians get to a point where their parents spend major dollars to buy a horse for them to show.   Brian bought a young horse when he was still in his teens, and has done all the training himself.   

Cheryl's granddaughter is becoming a very talented young rider with her Thoroughbred, Donte.   It's also been a pleasure to watch her grow with him over the past 4 years.   







And just who was the icing on the cake yesterday?   The most delightful of the entire beautiful November day?   Well, it was this little girl, Roxie.   She is Cheryl's newest addition to the ranch and she just makes everyone's heart melt.




Roxie's new best friend is a cat named Simon.   He loves her and lets her play with his tail....for a while.   Love that Simon.


It was such a nice day,  I wasn't even all that upset when I got home and the AT&T network was out again.   I don't know what's going on with them, if they're upgrading equipment or what the heck.   It's just becoming a PITA, if you know what I mean.

It's cold here this morning so I need to close now and get another cuppa hot coffee.   I hope you have a very nice Tuesday and thanks for stopping by.


Comments

Willow said…
What a gorgeous boy Dante is ~ lovely " on the bit "
I so miss my dressage days.
Oh my a boxer pup ,my favorite !!
TexWisGirl said…
the pup is a mess. :) beautiful horse and rider.
C-ingspots said…
It is so refreshing when you find a talented equestrian and they're humble, and do their own work with their horse. And even better, when they're willing to share their talents with others. Very rare, it seems. Lovely young rider and her horse. What a pretty picture! And that puppy!!! Oh my, just adorable. And what a sweet and very patient cat too. :)
Nancy Claeys said…
Wow -- I would be mesmerized just watching... such a pretty girl and gorgeous horse working together.

... and I love puppies! Thanks for including him. :)
Hartwood Roses said…
Puppy!!!!!!

Your video is a scream.
Karen said…
What a stunning couple! Their work together will definitely pay off...

Love that pup!

Daryl said…
great photos, lovely young woman
Lin said…
Oh, that little dog is so cute! I love how nice the kitty is to him. She sure tolerated a lot of puppy bites to the tail!
Roxie the Boxer pup... what's not to love about her orneriness... She's a cutie!
Tabor said…
What a lovely part of the world and what lovely weather to enjoy that day. Hope your network is up soon. That can be so annoying not knowing what is happening.

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