My eldest daughter Tarien went to the first Rodeo in South Africa this past weekend,though it was nothing like the Rodeos in America and even talk of not having horses again next year because they are just too sensitive, (which is a good thing in my opinion!) Remember we don't have cutting,reining etc like in the U.S.A and it is mainly a bunch of wannabe cowboys trying to ride the crap out of everything, but according to my daughter the opposite happened most of the time! I dream of watching a real American Rodeo in the USA one day. Yesterday we had the Vet out to administer the African Horse Sickness vaccinations,it is a terrible disease borne by virus carrying midges and no horse is immune to it,no matter how many times it has been inoculated against it! I have acquired three stunning ponies for my riding school,Scooby Doo, a 14.3hh laid back gelding,Tinkerbell,a 13.2 hh skewbald pony and Pixie Dust,a 12hh skewbald mare who was used in therapy sessions with handicapped kids,she is still with her previous owner until her foal is weaned next month.The Rodeo event took place on the largest Friesian Horse Stud in the Southern Hemisphere! Thank you to my friend Tariena and her husband who took my daughter with them to see this event! Here are some pics.