Friday, December 4, 2009

Its GOOD To LIve In The Country

Wednesday at five o'clock I got a phone call as we were sitting down to supper. It was our neighbors down the road that we are friends with, the ones Shelby rides horses with. She asked what I was up to and we talked for a few minutes. Then, she told me what she was calling for, to let me know that the Budweiser Clydesdales were stables not far from here and did we want to go see them at the stables. GOOD GRIEF!!! I told her why didnt she shut me up and just tell me to listen, that I was wasting time we could be going to see those celebrity horse!!! LOL! She laughed.

Apparently, not many people knew you could go and visit them at the stables. I don't know who you had to know to know you could, but we evidently knew someone who knew! Laury said she had just gotten an email about it from one of her Saddle Club members herself, so she didnt know til right before she called me. We told her we would meet her there.

We got there and the driveway itself took five minutes just to get down to the stables. These people had some serious money! What a SPREAD! It was just too bad it was getting dark and I wasnt able to get more pictures outside. Their house was huge, and on a hill, it was just so beautiful. The stables were immaculate. They had to be, since they had been approved to house these magnificent beasts. They are being housed her because yesterday they were in the Cartersville parade and tonight they will be in the Rockmart parade. Rockmart is just the next town over from us, in the same county. We will be going to the parade tonight.

I don't think many people knew about being able to see them like this, because there was just a handful of people wandering the stretch of stalls. I can't tell you how close I came to not being able to take the picture of Shelby, Tate, and Aubrey in front of the horse. Lately my rechargeable batteries have been pooping out sooner than later. We have several sets. I have thrown out two sets. I only have one set, and it is in my camera, and I didnt know how long those would last as this was a last minute thing and I didnt have time to recharge the ones in my camera, so I just had to hope they would hold out. I was going around taking pictures of them in the stalls, and I didnt realize they were going to take one out for pictures. By that time my red indicator light was flashing and I didnt know if I was going to have enough juice to get it or not. I was panicking. This was a once in a lifetime thing, and my camera was going to fail me at this momentus time. I did manage to get one picture, and then that was all it was going to give me. WHEW! I would have liked to have gotten more pictures of the horses the owners of the place had, but I didnt have any more batteries with me. They raise and show Tennessee Walkers. There were many pictures on the barn walls of them performing with them.

Enough babble, here is a slideshow of the pictures I managed to squeeze out of my camera! Hope you enjoy them. :)


8 comments:

Donna said...

The clydesdales used to always be at the Missouri State Fair, and they'd parade around the grounds once a day in full regalia. Their feet, bigger than pie plates, amaze me. HUGE feet.

Indigo said...

Gorgeous horses aren't they. My ex-husbands Aunt and Uncle housed them in their stables years ago (over 11 years) in Cooperstown, NY. (Hugs)Indigo

Spring Lake Farm said...

Lucky you!!! I have seen them once when I was a kid at the UGA Coliseum and I will never forget it. They are gorgeous creatures.

Spring Lake Farm said...

Lucky you!!! I have seen them once when I was a kid at the UGA Coliseum and I will never forget it. They are gorgeous creatures.

madcobug said...

They are beautiful horses. I saw them once many years ago pulling their wagon in full dress. Oh those feet. So large. Thanks for sharing your pictures, Charge those batteries today! Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a treat to go see those beauties up close like that ! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Better late than never................

peggy said...

what a nice experience, I saw them once at a distance tho. So nice to see you back.

I have the same trouble with my rechargeable batteries, I guess they just don't go on forever. Have a nice Saturday.