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22 September, 2009

A Great Day in Bozeman

The day ended when Johanna Kern rode Doc, BBT Majestic Dancer, to the highest dressage score ever for a Circle B Bar T Arabian. Included in the this record score is Toby and all of the shows Marty and Johanna showed him. And, Doc is only 5 years old and this is only his second year.

Of course, Marty rode Doc as well. It was a great ride for Marty and the judge remarked to Marty after her ride. "This was an excellent ride, you should be proud of your improvement and you'll like your score".

and then before all of this happened, Grover, BBT Thee Crusader, had eveyone's attention as he participated in a timed jumping course with Johanna and Wendy and then 2 dressage classes. At the end of this posting, you will receive the address on You Tube to see Grover on his trek around the cross rail course. His rider for all of these events was Wendy Bleacher.

Wendy and Grover's accomplishments were extra special since Wendy just started riding English last year after multiple back surgeries. She is now wearing those funny pants she said she would never be seen in and has been jumping Grover for only 6 weeks. Grover has also had a sore back which has required chiropractic therapy, is ornery after 3 years as a breeding stallion, and required a lot of patience and insight into making him happy. Jumping was the answer.

Go to: and watch Wendy and Grover do their thing. You may want replay after the first time thru, there are no interruptions the second time.

21 September, 2009

Garnet, A Ghost Town Today

Montana has had a lot of underground resources over the years. Some have been depleted and others are no longer of value. There was once copper in Butte and Anaconda, there is still chrome in the mountains in Stillwater County, and gold has had it's days in a number of locations.

While we were visiting at Paws Up, we traveled just 12 miles through the back country to the former town of Garnet.
Gold was the resource of interest which was depleted around the turn of the century(1900). As you can see from these pictures, the city is depleted now as well. After spending time here, you do wish that you could have been here during it's peak.

Some of the details about Garnet where found on this as we entered the city. If you are interested in more information, go to DOUBLE CLICK IF YOU WANT TO READ THE DETAILS