Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Run For The Roses" song lyrics

"Run for the Roses" by Dan Fogelberg
(The 134th Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 3rd)


Born in the valley and raised in the trees
Of western Kentucky on wobbly knees
With Momma beside you to help you along
You'll soon be a-growin' up strong.

All the long, lazy mornings in pastures of green
The sun on your withers, the wind in your mane
Could never prepare you for what lies ahead
The run for the roses so red --

And it's run for the roses as fast as you can
Your fate is delivered, your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime in a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined in the dance.

From sire to sire it's born in the blood
The fire of a mare and the strength of a stud
It's breeding and it's training and it's something unknown
That drives you and carries you home --

And it's run for the roses as fast as you can
Your fate is delivered, your moment's at hand
It's the chance of a lifetime in a lifetime of chance
And it's high time you joined in the dance
It's high time you joined in the dance --

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Daffodil Arabian Horse Club Spring Show (video & photos)

Below are some photos and a short video from the Arabian horse show I attended yesterday in Puyallup, WA. It was a long day, but I enjoyed seeing the beautiful horses! Sorry for the poor quality on these photos. I was too far away for my camera to get decent ones indoors.

video
Video of Scandalous Legacy ("Legs")
12 y/o bay Arabian stallion, a grandson of Khemosabi.

Scandalous Legacy ("Legs") web page

"Legs" cantering

"Legs" (center) in the 14-horse class lineup


"Legs"

"Legs"

Scandal Sheet ("Dandy") web page
18 y/o bay Arabian gelding, full brother to "Legs" above.

"Dandy"

"Dandy"

RAW De Bolero with American flag during evening ceremony.

RAW De Bolero receiving the Legion of Merit award.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cavalia horse show video advertisement

A couple of years ago, I was privileged to see Cavalia in person. It's mesmerizing! Cavalia video

Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman and his horses

This is an amazing video displaying the training and trust between a rider and his horses (all stallions). The Lorenzo video

Friday, April 11, 2008

Horse Chow for People

(From the following web blog at http://thedeliberateagrarian.blogspot.com/2008/04/scott-nearings-horse-chow-conclusion.html)

In the early 1930s, before health foods and granola became household words, there was a dish called Horse Chow. At that time raw oats were not being eaten by humans. This is the simplest granola of all and perhaps one of the earliest. It was dreamed up in the Austrian Tyrol, where people holed up one winter in a village far from supplies and with a very slim larder of hit-or-miss articles, but with great appetites.

4 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned, not the quick-cook kind)
1/2 cup raisins
Juice of 1 lemon
Dash of sea salt
Olive oil or vegetable oil to moisten