Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Two days traveling and here we are. Sandy rides nicely, although he's a bit tired of loading up and has needed some extra encouragement from behind. I'm not sure how that will play out during the in hand portion of the competition. Last night after he was settled in his horse hotel for an hour or two I went back and led him around the facility, then to the trailer and offered him some beet pulp and treats. This time he loaded, but he took his time and I'm sure they won't allow me several minutes to get the job done there. Oh well, such is life, eh?

We're in a town called Auburn, just outside of Sacramento. We'll be headed to the stable to pick Sandy up shortly and then to Cal Expo to check in.

Worst part of the entire trip so far is that I've got a sore throat. Woke up with it on Monday and it's still hanging on...and now my gums are sore and it feels like it's beginning to settle down in my lungs. Hopefully the warm weather here will dry me out and get me feeling spiffy before the day is up!

I'll have more updates as the week progress for y'all! As always, I covet your prayers :)

Please say your prayers for Sandy! Ask God to find him the perfect new home so that I don't need to worry about him :)


Mrs Mom said...

Of COURSE we are praying for you and Sandy Tracey!!!!

Extra now that the time is at hand....

Katee said...

GOOD LUCK! I hope Sandy knocks your socks off this weekend with his wonderful behavior. Hopping right in the trailer, carefully following your aids through the obstacles and showing off his great gaits in the freestyle.

I know you'd love to bring him home, but if that doesn't happen I'm hoping he goes to an experienced horse person who has never had a mustang before. Sandy will be his/her "gateway drug"--oops, I meant horse (hee hee)--into the world of mustangs!

Keep your heart open so that you can feel all the love and prayers being sent your way.

Callie said...

I hope you've got someone to take pics of it all for you while you're competing! Good Luck!

Resting Racers Ranch said...

Good luck with Sandy... I bet it's going to be tough to part with him. I know where Auburn is.. beautiful town!! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Pony Girl said...

Oh goodness,so sorry to hear you have a sore throat! Hang in there.
Can't wait to hear how it goes!!