Monday, February 23, 2009

Santa Fe Trails, a Table and a Future Prospect.

Well we headed to Santa Fe for the weekend for our 5th year anniversary. We have been going there for the past 3 years and love it. We stay at a fabulous Bed and Breakfast called Inn on the Paseo. It is walking distance from the Plaza. That is so much fun to go walk all the neat shops that I cant afford and buy something from the Indians that I can try to afford. I got some awesome turquoise earrings. We ate at a great Tapas bar with live music, El Farol. Sorry, didn't take pictures of that. I really didn't take a whole lot and the whole time I kept saying I need to take more pictures.
Here at the Indian Market downtown.
They have great art here. I would say on every corner is some kind of statue, work of art or gallery. Here is a cute horse and dog and below an awesome statue of a huge elk.
I like this sign that says "double take at The Ranch".
They say this is one of the oldest establishments. This is a mission. They were having services on Sunday in it, amazing huh? You could say all the buildings here or the homes were adobe and had a turquoise, green or purple door and trim. I have decided to paint my door a pale turquoise color. We will see.
Okay, so while we were there I had a future horse prospect to look at. Sunday before we headed home we stopped by to look at Stormy a standerdbred cross gelding that was 12 years old and used as a lesson horse and for trail. She told me an 8 year old rode him all last year. I thought great, that should be a pretty good horse for our family. Well we got him ready, cleaned out his feet but he tried to kick me as I picked up the back feet, so he has issues with his hind feet. She said he has no other vices really other than not standing still while mounting. Those two things are my pet peeves!! He has no BUCK. (yeah) Well, I let her ride him in the arena first so I could see how he moved and acted. Another horse came down the rode and he would not listen to her. hmmmmmm..... and here is the big one she was trying to get him to trot and lope and he just wouldn't do it and finally got up to a lope but as soon as he did he flat out BUCKED her. She almost came off of him. Well she gets off and yanks and jerks on him for a second and that was it. I mean come one!!! I was thinking to myself no way and you should of made that horse do what you wanted it to do. (Spoiled) I said no, and she said he was going to get a hard work out on the lounge line. We passed by about 5 minutes and he was put up in his pen!! hahaha yeah, he got what he wanted. Its to bad cause he looks like a sweet horse.

Okay so I took this picture here for Sarah at Cottage Garden Studio here you go Sarah. Kitchen Table picture!! I challenge everyone to take a picture of your kitchen table and post. Really explains allot about yourself. As you can see here my daughter has her favorite animals in her spot. My picture hanging above there was a Christmas present and we looked for it for a long time. I wanted a very big picture of a majestic horse of some sort. This was the one! I love it.


Teresa said...

Lucky you!!! I love Santa Fe, wish we could afford to live there in one of those adobe/territorial style homes--Turquoise door, too!
Santa Fe has such a history, so much culture and great food! I love the kitchen table, wall color, too--of course, I am partial to that turquoise blue color.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place...sounds like you had a great time.

Pony Girl said...

What a great trip! It's special to have a yearly tradition like that.
I am surprised by that horse. You said he looked sweet, but nothing about his behavior seemed all that sweet, and not for a family horse! :( Kicking while picking up back hooves for starters. Bummer though. It's tough to sell a horse as it is, especially one that has some bad habits. And habits that are most likely caused by human error or inexperience!
Good luck on your continued search! :)

Desert Rose said...

What a great trip! I love all the rustic buildings and just the overall feel of the "out west"!
I will see if I have a kitchen table picture to post!

Shirley said...

Belated happy anniversary! Yeah, too bad that horse had people problems. I'm sure with the right owner he would be just fine, sounds like he has her number.

yui said...

Hi! I'm behind you.
Good luck!

Baron's Life said...

Happy Anniversary..just came across your blog. You have some good stuff on there. Like the style and presentation

Cowgirl said...

Sorry about the disappointment experience with the horse. Grr... some people. I'm glad you had the time to really spend with the horse before you bought.

I'll take a picture of my kitchen table in the next day or so and post it on my blog for you! Love it!

Cowgirl in the City