In my attempt to procrastinate, I looked at the RPSI website and time wasting paid off! I found that RPSI posted the scores from this year's inspections.
Sonnheim PSH was the top scoring pony colt and tied for 6th in the overall colt scoring. I knew he was awesome, but the recognition from the judges was very gratifying.
Breeding is hard. There is a lot of joy and fun, a lot of cash going out the barn door, and there is a lot of worry, anxiety and sadness. I bred three mares for 2010 foals. We lost one the night she was born and then the mare two weeks later. The other two mares had their babies and looked at me like, "So what? Didn't you know this would happen after all those sonograms? I got this."
In the end, I have two amazing foals to show for the year and they are giving me the satisfaction of being right. I picked the right stallion for the right mares, kind of like arranged marriages. My nieces and nephew should be wary!
As my second foal crop was weaned this month I realize again how ill prepared I am for this to happen to me. I feel pretty confident about my abilities to raise well behaved, productive members of the horse society. I can't imagine the mess I'd make with a human child.
I mean seriously, no herd to help with safety and discipline, no one to show up at 6 months and say "Good job Laura! I'll take it from here!" Kids aren't supposed to answer "YES!" when asked if they were raised in a barn. And I'm pretty sure other moms think it's weird to round pen your children. Although, it's not a bad idea...
Well, no worries! Jazz is due in May 2011 and that is suffice for now. The people out there who are highly concerned about my lack of offspring and looming 30's are welcome to meet my herd anytime. Horse Show Husband hopes you'll buy one. Try that with a plain ol' regular baby!