Just for fun she has taken me to a miniature horse sale where I almost bought a mini donkey whose ears were longer than its legs. We've been to 4-H horse shows, and I took her to the Dixie National Quarter Horse Show in Jackson. I am a Quarter Horse person, and she is not. But she liked the free-style reining.
Today tops it all. We went to a National UKC Coonhound Winter Classic at the Batesville Civic Center. Thank goodness she didn't want me to go to the night hunts last night. I don't do cold and wet in the dark.
So today we joined the other thousands of visitors to the event. We really went to see her friend Sabrina show her Redbone Hounds. This was the bench show where the dogs are judged on their conformation. See photo below and right.
Well, I'm glad I've been, but don't know if I want to go back. The next adventure for us may be my idea to visit a labrador training facility in the area. Life is good!
|One of the exhibitors gets a hug from an affectionate Treeing Walker Coonhound.|
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