Sunday, November 02, 2008

The Adventure Continues

In my last post about my big adventure I let you all know our final destination: The Big E in Springfield, MA. We had arrived safely and had a few days before the kickoff. This turned out to be a good thing because due to circumstances (weather, delivery schedules, trouble finding certain products) I got to strip and re-bed our 10 stalls 3 times LOL! Quite the work-out. Between that, the crazy schedule of shows, and stripping and repacking everything at the end, I managed to lose 10 pounds without even trying. Combined with the weight I had lost during the spring and fall of this year helping with the training and general upkeep of the horses, my weight is now back to what I consider a good one!

We were very happy to wake the morning after our arrival to sunshine. After all the rain on our trip, the sun was a very welcome sight. We got ourselves set-up for the next couple of weeks and spent some time seeing who else we new as they arrived. It wasn't surprising that we knew some of the people because we were there for Sylvia and the horses to perform with The Big E Super Circus and this was not the first time Sylvia had performed in this venue. The picture they use on this link is one of the ones I took of Sylvia earlier this Spring... I felt sort of famous. It was fun seeing old friends and making some new ones.

In answer to some of the questions in the comments of the last Adventure entry.... The horse hauler will haul 12 horses, but we were hauling only 10. Yes, there is an area in the front for a person to sleep, and actually that is where I was bunking during the trip and the show.

For anyone interested in what the horses do in the act, here are links to two videos of Sylvia and the Horses. It's in two parts, but is actually just the one act. I had to split it because of the length of video was too big for You Tube.

Hope you enjoy the horses!


VegasGal said...

Thank you so much for the congrads on the new grand baby.
I had no idea this is what you are involved in!!! I have SEEN these horses and they are amazing, beautiful and make me cry with joy. You are famous...LOL :) Seriously though. And yep, I have ridden in that little spot in the trailer for a person many years ago.
Between your weight loss and mine, will be lookin' good in our Wranglers...LOL

Take good care :)

Justplainbill said...

WOW ! I was overwhelmed. What a show the horses and acrobat put on. I was amazed. Thanks for sharing, Bill

Traci said...

Great show! Are they Arabs? Are they all related?

Rachel said...

Wow. Just wow.

DesLily said...

great videos !! boy, how lucky can you get to do the stalls so many times!! sheesh lol..

wish I could say I lost weight! congrats!

CrochetWithDee said...

I wish I had known you were at the Big E ... it would have been wonderful to have met you in person!

Next time let me know -- use neon lights if need be! {vbg}

videos were amazing; thanks for sharing them!

Kathy said...

Oh that is such a great show! You must so enjoy this work ... hard work, but rewarding too.

I'd love to see the show in person. :)