Thursday, February 18, 2010

Horsin’ Around on Valentine’s Day

55th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show


55th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
February 11-21, 2010
at Westworld, Scottsdale, Arizona

This is how I spent Valentine’s Day,  Horsin’ around in the

Beautiful Arizona Desert.


It’s an Other World experience


I love to watch the competition, but THIS is my favorite part


Walking through the barns.

The smell of leather, alfalfa, and Horses.

Can I get a men’s cologne made that smells that good, please and thank you.


So amazing what the farms bring and set up.  We’re talking custom semi trucks.


Elaborate facades.

Cactus Rose Ranch was having a good day.


Simply Beautiful.

No photos inside the barns.  This is serious competition.


Just ask Jack.

This outfit is simply to keep him clean.


Jack’s Menu.

He likes  a little oil with his grain.


Didn’t catch HIS name, but he was keeping an eye on his horses.

100_2501 THIS guy, not so much.


The day ended on a sweet note.

Gifts from our Boyz.


Horsin’ around in the Arizona Desert on Valentine’s Day.

It’s a pretty good thing.


The Big Guy came home for a visit! 



Lost Aussie said...

Oh what a great day out - I love anything horsey! Great pics and thanks for sharing! xoxo

Ces said...

AAAAAWWWW! The best picture is the one on the bottom. What a sweet surprise. I bet you were very happy. BUT WAIT! OMG! Look at that apple, is that an apple covered by drugs? I WANT THE DRUGS, never mind the apple.

Deborah, you are very beautiful! TSUP!!!

Carolyn said...

What lovely vibrant pictures ! especially SPC Ryan - he`s looking very well and dashing in the uniform !

I love all animals , but horse`s scare me ! ;o) I guess because of their size and they can sense if you`re nervous !


Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Now..I LOVE horses...and spend much of my time driving back and forth from the barn...BUT that pic of your decorated and proud son is what stole my heart!

yoborobo said...

Who can even see the horses? I am blinded by the smiles of those two folks in the bottom pic. :) Lovely photo of the two you you, Deb. Happy, happy!! xox Pam

Yvonne said...

Lovely day out. I have always loved horses and that one photo would make a great art quilt...the white horse.
You both look happy in the last photo. that's wonderful he was home.

Diana Evans said...

What joy Deborah!!! this looks like a wonderful day ....I love the photos ...especially the one at the end....and what is CES talking about....she is a should know that is a strawberry!!! hehehehehehe


Cop Mama said...

What a wonderful story in pictures! I loved this! Love the mountains, the horses, the dogs (this one, not so much, too funny!) and your Big Guy. I'm glad he came home :-)

Paula said...

Oh, I LOVE horses. My aunt and uncle owned a horse farm in Kentucky (sold after my uncle's death). I adored the horses and had so many adventures there! I long to have enough acreage to have a horse or two. Maybe someday!

Love your last photo. I know you enjoyed your visit.

Have a great weekend,

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Great photos! I grew up with horses (in PA), and never tire of horse shows.

Is "the big guy" your husband or son? Whichever, you look happy to be together!

Ces said...

Oh yes! I have heard of those strawberries! They are diabolical! Imagine all that goodness! Yowza!

Deborah you have the cutest and smartest hairdo. Maybe it has to do with the fact that you also are beautiful. So. There it is. TSUP!

Bella Sinclair said...

An absolutely perfect weekend! You made me pine for the desert sky and hills.

LDWatkins said...

What a fabulous day for you! Especially for the visit from that fine young man!! Aren't horses magnificent? I like their smell too. Thanks for coming by. I like to play in the dirt..nothing renews like an afternoon on the knees playing in the dirt! Hugs to you, dear one!

Angie Muresan said...

That's an awesome way to spend Valentine's. I love horses. Keep dreaming of moving into the countryside some day and having a barn filled with horses.

Silke said...

Oh, how wonderful!! Horses, barns, your boy home and a very happy chocolate covered strawberry!

I LOVE the smell of barns, stables and horses. I spent six years of my life in horse stables and learned riding on a white horse who was part Arabian horse. Usually you couldn't tell, but when he got excited started prancing and pricking his ears, he looked majestic! I don't miss riding, but I do miss that smell and the feel of their soooooft noses!

You are a beautiful woman, Deborah!! Love, Silke

Ces said...

Hello! I just wanted to wish you a wonderful evening, a prelude to another marvelous weekend. Tsup!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I just had to stop by and tell you how beautiful I think the prayer you left for Renee is!
It is amazing and so comforting!
My brother lives in Gilbert and I was able to visit last winter. It's lovely!

Silke said...

Dearest Deborah, I just came from Renee's blog and read your prayer - like a comforting embrace! Thank you for that and your encouraging words on my blog!! Love, Silke

Cori G. said...

Oh darlingest of Debaloos! I have been remiss in my visits and didn't stop by for Valentine's Day. SHAME ON ME AND PLEASE FORGIVE. I have been trapped on my own farm (s) and missed the real one you enjoyed.
Oh I too love the smell of leather and a freshly cleaned stable. It's something close to heavenly...well maybe that's an exaggeration, but you know what I mean, tee hee!

love, me

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