Hey! A signal!!
We are still here at Josh Young, and Deb's place. We have been here for a few days...I could tell ya because once again God rescued us and we woke up with a flat tire (another nail) and were in a perfect place to fix it...(TRUE) but the truth is...we are still here because I have been having a blast!
Josh raises, trains, and shows Pleasure Quarter Horses. I am not sure exactly what he has won (too much info for me to retain), but I know he has placed second in Nationals at least once, and has won some 1st places at several shows. I'm sure I am not giving him all the credit he deserves. Because the things he does with a horse is magic. He does more with a horse with no reigns-bridle-bit than I could ever do astride a horse with all those things. I am just blown away. I feel like I have been getting my own private show for three days.
I watched him work with a 2 year old today. Only the 3rd time saddled. No bucking- no craziness. I was stupefied. Not stupid like a lotta people refer to me as (chuckle-chuckle) just plum stupefied. And he is one of the most quiet unassuming men I have met. He truly has a talent given him by God. And a lot of good learning by his Dad...who got him started and also breeds-trains and shows. I sure enjoyed talking with him today too. Between Josh, his Dad, and Alex they board and train quite a few customer horses plus their own. I have just had a blast...learning so much. We will be sure to take some pictures in the morning for everyone.
Bob & Casey have had a great stay, outside in a grass pasture, with lots of other horses. Little bit of bickering when the other horses first came out. Lots of screaming and kicking. Scared Punkin when they put out a real mad holler. She has never heard that from a horse before. Thank goodness for steel gate fences. But they all settled down eventually.
The first night we were here Josh had Casey and Bob overnight in his riding arena. They have never been in such a large indoor space. And they ran & ran and ran some more. They would go back and forth between the outside gate (wanting out!) and the gate we were watching from. Heads up high, bouncing and running. We had great fun watching.
Today we also got to meet Josh's grandfather, Jimmy.
Josh's fiance', Deb is studying to be an RN. And she stresses really tough on tests (like my Deb). And she has a big test on Monday...so please everyone if you could remember her in your prayers Sunday & Monday that would be a great thing. Thanks in advance.
But alas all good things have to come to an end. We are packed up and are rolling in the morning. Tomorrow is my Punkin's birthday. Please remember her in your prayers. Unfortunately there is not much I can do for her to make that day special out here on the road...except love. But that's not hard...in fact it is the most enjoyable thing I do in my life. I thank the Lord for having her...and being able to be part of her life.
Do you guys remember John McComsey? He is the wagon traveler we stayed with who went from TN to AZ in 90 days. He is an outstanding man and it was a pleasure to meet him. His sister,Cheryl, has written us and John is in the hospital. He had pneumonia when we were there...and he has taken a turn for the worse. He also has some heart complication with it now. Please say a special prayer for John and his full recovery.
Rachel could use some stepped up prayer for a complete healing of ALL ailments.
Rachel...We're praying too! Thanks
Cheryl...Oh my!! Prayers up for him! Please keep us posted! Does he have his phone?
Joan...Haha! Darn. Just trying to fit in. Love it here!!
Crickette...No email, but 2mulesandawagon.com might find him. He's sick right now but he's still all about his mules and wagons!
Cindy...That's no good!! Hi to all!
We also got a call today from Wesley Allen. You'll remember him from Kentucky. Thanks for the call. Was great to hear from you!
That's it for these two days! Hopefully we'll have a signal again tomorrow!
Thanks for all your support!! God bless and goodnight!