Bonnie sure enjoys her Weatherbeeta turnout blanket and purple-plaid fleece liner! We are more "don't" rather than "do" when it comes to blanketing, but with Bonnie's old age (28?), and laminitic tendencies, we try to be extra careful. Note that her SoftRide boots are staying on nicely, too. All the horses came in early today because that 1-inch snow forecast turned into 6 inches and counting!
Bonnie is a real-life horse character in the novel, Winning Bet, a clean read for 'tweens and teens.
Trying to appease my horse fixation in our 12-degree weather, I ran into this print today at one of Fort Collins' flea-market-antique shops. At home, I Googled the artist, signed here as "McCaulley did it", only to learn that Bud McCaulley died just two days ago, according to The Cartoon Cowboy's Facebook page. I love the horse's expression. Rest in peace, Bud. You made me laugh.
According to the email below, which we received from the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, we will be part of the upcoming FC150 history exhibit! Oddly, over the holidays, we were also given until March 20 to come up with an appraisal for our property slated to be taken for the Larimer County North Shields Street Corridor Project, which would change our street from this:
to something like this graphic from the project website. You can kiss these old, shady maple trees goodbye.
I now understand the mustangs as the helicopters close in over their heads.
Congratulations! Your nomination has been selected to be a part of the upcoming FC150 exhibit celebrating the 150th anniversary of Fort Collins which will open in August of 2014.
Thanks to you and many other community members, this exhibit will be a great look at What Makes Fort Collins Fort Collins. We received many, many nominations and a community task force reviewed each and every one. Between community nominations and museum staff nominations the task force was able to select the 150 stories that will go into the exhibit.
Now the hard work begins. We want each of you to be involved in introducing the story you nominated.
Over the course of the next few months the museum will contact each of you individually and discuss your nomination. There will be several things we’ll want to do with you to prepare your story. We’ll need to do some massaging and editing of your nomination to get it into a useable format; we may ask for your help in identifying objects to help illustrate that story; and we’ll want to get your picture taken so you can be on the panel identifying your story.
As you can imagine, with 150 stories to deal with this process will take some time. If you don’t hear from us in the next few weeks don’t worry, we’ll get in touch. I anticipate everyone should be contacted at least by the end of January, but hopefully prior to that.
I hope you are excited to be a part of the exhibit!
"We know that 3D printing has the potential to create so many advanced biomedical products, but rehabilitation of horses has been a completely new area of work..." -- John Barnes, 3D printing expert, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Cool idea. I especially liked the video that showed how the 3D "printing" was actually done. Still, based on the expensive look of the equipment and the experts, I'd say our little Bonnie will have to stick with her existing founder-survivor treatments, which are working well.