midwest horse fair

Having spent a full three days at Midwest Horse Fair, makes me want to work in the equine industry...not realistic to venture into a new field, given this economy - I know. But I'll keep thinking about a nitch I may be able to fill, that combines my design skills and my love of horses. If you have ideas, I'm all ears.

We enjoyed every minute of Fair, well, except for the tail end of Saturday night - the show was waaay tooo looong. I doubt many would disagree. Our favorite part of Fair was meeting Ruben Villeseñor, and attending his clinic. If you get a chance, listen to what this man has to say - he is practical, has a great sense of humor, is kind and has a true love for horses. His Western Dressage methods are so appealing to me, a perfect combination. I am happy to say he is invited back to Fair next year - see me there!

Another highlight was of course the mustang challenge, which I followed as much as I could again this year. We were only able to watch the finals and most of the adoption - it's always amazing to see what the trainers have accomplished with their mustangs in 90 days. Simply amazing. Something I could never do in my wildest dreams. The adoption always brings tears (not just to the trainers) mostly of joy. Meeting Deb (MJ Legacy's trainer) and her husband Ken (MJ too) after the adoption made our day. I knew from following her blog, they were great people and we would relate. Only horse people welcome strangers to visit, share stories, and even give hugs after an exhausting weekend. I was so happy they were able to take MJ home with them - lucky horse!!

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