A little bit of home, in TexasPosted Friday, March 12, 2010, at 3:36 PM
We just spent a week in Texas, with some good friends. The Ray Hunt Memorial was the last weekend in February and we went to help with that and to have a bit of a vacation. Idaho was well represented in Texas and I was happy and honored to be there.
This is where we stayed our first night. Rough huh?
The Reason we went....Ray Hunt
The Will Rogers Stadium ...empty
I was in heaven with all these Western type stores...if only I had lots of money!
The Cattleman's is the place to eat if you are ever there!
We met people from Australia, Dubai, England,
The Isle of Man...and more.
This is a photo of some of the World's Best Horsemen. Trust me on that.
Buck Brannaman and Pat Parelli are there, along with Bill Smith who qualified for the NFR 13 times.
But, Idaho is respresented by Wade Black, Martin Black, and Mtn. Home's Jaton Lord.
Women are represented by Lee Smith, from Arizona.
Others came from Australia, and all over the states.
Baxter Black provided some of the best entertainment! If you ever have a chance to see him, DO IT!
We had some of the MOST beautiful tack for auction. Auctioneer was Idaho's Zach Zumestein.
(another Grandson of Carolyn)
Zach was helped on stage by Martin Black, and at times Buck Brannaman
(wearing a beautiful jacket to show for auction.)
Ty Van Norman from Nevada
all 3 Grandsons of Carolyn Lord-Hunt
This is the 2nd day. Each of these colts had 45 minutes for 2 days, and now they are just having fun. It was amazing to see. If you're a horse enthusiast, you'll agree with me.
Ray would've been proud
All of the clinicians took the time to sign posters and meet with the folks that came to honor Ray.
Charlie Hill is being congratulated on the award by the audience as best representing how to use your mind while working with a horse. Charlie had an accident just days before this clinic, and had 3 broken ribs, and literally could barely move/bend his legs. Not to mention he's into his 70's. But he wasn't going to let that stop him from this "Once in a Lifetime" opportunity to honor his friend Ray. He did a great job, and his determination was exemplary.
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I am interested in this Community, County, and the beautiful state of Idaho. Most of my photos will be in Idaho, but from time to time, they will be my vacations aay from Idaho. You'll see lots of my Children and Grand children, along with others in my family. Of course there will be horses and horse related things, and things I photo'd horseback.