An Asphalt Cowgirl in the Land of Enchantment

Wow…time flies when you’re having fun.  It’s been some time since I had a new post!  I spent a great few days in southern New Mexico on my Labor Day vacation, where I got caught up with graduate school friends, was so far south the Mexican border was to my east, watched the richest Quarter Horse race in America, gave a guest seminar as an alumnus of the NMSU Animal and Range Sciences Department, spent an evening at Chope’s with great friends old and new, and saw how much all the little kids had grown since last year. 

Here’s Breylin – he grew a lot since last year, and has mastered the art of scanning the horizon with his binoculars.  He sees bears, mostly.

New Mexico isn’t Big Sky Country, but here’s an example of their version.

Here comes the post parade for the All-American Futurity.

This is Ochoa – he won the race.  Did I win money, you ask?  No. I got a sunburn and lost money, so I continued my many-year Labor Day tradition in Ruidoso.

But do you know the best part of my trip?  Picking up with friends I hadn’t seen for years like we’d never missed a day.

“Now our windshield’s a painting that hangs in our room, It changes each mile like the radio tune” —Rodeo Moon, Chris Ledoux

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