Sunday, February 5, 2012

Equine Therapy Delayed

Rogers County Orange
Reserve State 4-H Horse Quiz Bowl Champions

The girls (and their 4-H friends) competed at the 2012 State 4-H Horse Communication Contest on Saturday so I missed out on the Party Lesson at the Rocking C. 

Luckily, I was not alone herding all those 4-H Kid-Cats.  Mallory and Julie were there to help along with a couple of other Moms and one Dad.  The contest started with Speeches, Illustrated Presentations, and Team Problem Solving in the morning followed by Quiz Bowl in the afternoon.  The girls each gave illustrated presentations with a friend; Alaina/Emily won Reserve with their presentation about Horse Show Cloths and Ivy/Abbi were 3rd place with their presentation about Feed for Your Horses. Both were on separate teams for Team Problem Solving.  The Rogers County Quiz Bowl teams played well with the Orange Team fighting hard (including a tie-breaker round with Cherokee County in the finals) only to place 2nd to Cherokee County.  There were more teams this year resulting in very long day finishing up after 6pm.  The Rogers County Contingent had dinner at Mexico Joe's before heading back to Tulsa.

Alaina and Ivy had culinary projects on Sunday - preparing a "European Desert" and report.  Alaina made scones (a scottish quick bread) and lemon curd.  Ivy made baklava.

My equine therapy for the weekend was limited to horse transport for Coggins testing and vaccinations on Friday and some therapy by proxy on Sunday afternoon when I watched Mallory's progress with Sister.  The arenas were all very wet after a deluge on Friday afternoon but Mallory did round pen exercises before mounting up and riding in the big arena.  Sister is still pinning her ears but did fairly well at walk and trot when you consider that it has been several weeks since her last ride.  We are on for the SPL and LAL next weekend - YaYa.

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