Friday, August 6, 2010

Life in the Fast Lane!

WOW!!! Life has taken off in the fast lane for the Diaz gang! I didn't realize so much time had passed since my last post... I guess time really does fly when you're having fun!
Since moving to Jones' Quarter Horses here in Amarillo, Mark has gotten involved in the cutting world. He's lovin' life and all the lessons he's learning along the way. Mark's boss is a good man who's taken alot of his time to work with Mark and help him out. Mark is in two local cutting associations ~ Panhandle Cutting Horse Association and Palo Duro Cutting Horse Association. Mark is currently in first place as the leader for the Area 11 (West Texas) for his class. Mark is curently listed as 9th in the World Standings for the National Cutting Horse Association. Mark just received a letter in the mail this week from the NCHA recognizing his success in the sport of cutting. He has been awarded the $1,000 Achievement Award Buckle. We are very proud of Mark and all his accomplishments for this year!

Our little buckaroo Miles had an eventful summer, too! He had been doing a great job by getting up early each morning and heading to the barn with Mark for a full day of work. His favorite horse to ride is Brenda! Miles would get on the Gator and head out to the pasture to catch Brenda and bring her up to the barn to saddle.

One morning around 10am my cell phone rang and it was Mark. "Get the truck and come to the barn... we have to take Miles to the Emergency Room." As a mother hearing those words, the first thought to pop into my mind was that he was seriously injured. {My worst nightmare is of one of my children being kicked in the head or face by one of the horses.} Miles' horse had gotten spooked and took off running across the indoor arena and Miles went off the side and under the horse. He ended up bruised and banged up, but the big "boo-boo" was his arm. His left arm (the humerus - large bone in the upper arm) was broken completely in two. After a long day at the E.R. and being in and out of x-rays, we were fianlly able to bring our tough little cowboy home. Its been a long road of recovery since then, but all is good! Just one of those "lessons learned!"

As for the rest of us gals, we are all doing good! Loving life here in Texas and enjoying the summer break before school starts back up.

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