Click the pic----their goal in life is to be seen.
You might remember this cute couple from yesterday. And even though they were two of the smallest contestants of the show they still managed to make a big splash and get more attention than all the rest of the contestants combined.
It's Father's Day, Summer, and my last full day at the Pima County Fairgrounds for a while.
The only things I did today to get ready to leave tomorrow morning was dump my tanks, unhook the water and sewer line, and hitch up the truck. So I have nothing left to do tomorrow morning except bring in the living room slide and unplug from shore power. Having little to do when I'm ready to drive away helps clear my mind for my final walk around before I get in the truck and drive away.
For those of you that aren't familiar with "the final walk around," it's basically the same thing pilots do before they take off.... You clear your mind of all thoughts. You don't think about how to get to your destination or how long it will take. You don't think about the heat. You don't worry about getting in a wreck, you concentrate totally on slowly walking around your RV and tow vehicle looking at everything.
Do the tires look okay? Utilities unhooked from your campsite? Everything put away? Are you safely hitched to the trailer? You check everything to make sure everything is the way it should be while concentrating only on that one job.
Some folks have a checklist for their walk around, which is what pilots do, but I would forget to use it, so I just take my time and concentrate. And so far, it's working because I've yet to drive away pulling the campgrounds water pipes behind me.
I've been here for a long time, and I'm anxious to get back to Denver, but I have to say I'm going to miss this place. The folks that work here have been really great. I enjoy the events that go on pretty regular here. I've appreciated having all the benefits of being at a full hookup campground, but without all the people, it's like boondocking with full hookups with the added benefit of every weekend there's an event going on that's begging to have its picture taken. But I'll be back and hopefully, it will be under better circumstances than these last few months have been.
Running into the arena everything was fine with the littlest contestants.
After standing in the arena for a little while with one other horse, Fluffy the mini horse decided that he had had enough of all this washing, cleaning, and combing, and he wanted to get the perfume stench off of himself right now. So he did what all animals do, got down and rolled in the dirt. Perfectly natural for a horse, but incredibly embarrassing at a horse show.
After rolling in the dirt for a while Fluffy suddenly sprang to his feet and started running, the girl was doing the best she could to hold him but as small as he is he probably still outweighed her by 200 pounds. So he drug her around for a little bit.
An older girl that was showing the other horse came to the rescue and got Fluffy under control. But Fluffy was now mad and getting madder.
Mom shows up to help calm the situation, but Fluffy is in no mood to be calm and starts kicking the little girl with his front feet.
Mom can't control the horse any better than the little girl and events are starting to get out of hand. The horse is chasing the girl kicking at her and mom seems to be paralyzed with fear.
The situation quickly deteriorates into pandemonium as Fluffy has now gone full medieval and is trampling the little girl into the dirt and it's starting to resemble a rodeo more than a horse show. The older girl is coming to help, the show judge is running to the scene, a man behind the fence looks like he's preparing to jump over it, and mom is frozen in place apparently unable to believe what she's witnessing.
The whole incident only lasted a few seconds before all those people, especially the man coming over the fence got control of Fluffy the mini horse. And you can just barely see, who I consider the hero, just over the judges right shoulder, I don't know how he got over the fence that fast, but he looks like a cowboy and that would explain a lot.
The girl had a bump on her head, but mom seemed more interested in the horse than her daughter. I don't know what they're going to do with Fluffy but if it were up to me I would walk him right across the street and tie him to the bumper of the Italian sausage concession.
Like I've said in past blogs, anytime you're dealing with horses there's always some amount of danger involved. If Fluffy had been a normal size horse this whole thing would've turned out a whole lot worse.