Tuesday, August 6, 2019

How now tiny cow?

August 6 is probably always going to be a bad day for me.
That said, today has been substantially worse than anticipated. I'm back in Colorado, and even though I had a great time in San Antonio, re-entry is always hard. I miss my best friend and hate that I won't see her again for months and months.
Beyond that, I am feeling a lot of stress over current events, both gun related...
and hunter/jumper show related.
It's just been a really long, sad, frustrating day, so tonight I'm distracting myself with a topic I'm sure my Dad would appreciate...
miniature cows!
I vaguely knew that these existed, but I'd never seen or touched one until this weekend.
They are so cute...
and so tiny!
And bonus! If anyone is still trying to use their classic scale Breyer cow with their traditional scale performance horse, here's a way to document that. 
Hope you enjoyed the cows, Dad. I miss you.

8 comments:

  1. My neighbor and owner of a horse I used to lease, is a trainer who was one of GHM's victims in the late 70's. All those poor riders wanted to reach the top and just like so many, GHM wielded his power to pick and choose who he would victimize. I think yesterday was a victory for the victims but it is always sad to realize the scope of evil of someone who was so talented and fooled so many of us.

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    1. I don't have any firsthand knowledge about the charges against GHM, but the amount of victim blaming I am seeing on the Chronicle forum and my Facebook feed is horrifying. How can anyone wonder why victims don't come forward?

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    2. Jennifer, thank you for alerting me to this fact--I had no idea what huge amounts of people were supporting George Morris! You were not kidding--I checked out COTH...this is a post I put on Robert Dover's FB page: "Wow, I am blown away by the support for George Morris. My neighbor and owner of a horse I used to lease is a trainer who was one of the molested victims of GM. If any of you support the #metoo movement in Hollywood, how on earth can you stand behind George Morris?! This is the #metoo moment in the equestrian world, 100%! I have heard for many years that this kind of thing was going on with GM back in the day. I never really followed him so it's likely much easier for me to take an objective stance about this. Shame on all those who don't believe the victims, or who think this was OK because "things were just different back then." Yeah the 70's were really crazy, adults abusing their power to get their way sexually with 13 year olds. Good times! Do you not understand that people who are otherwise pillars of society can be capable of doing dark stuff in the shadows?"

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    3. The I Stand With George Facebook group has more than 7,500 members. It don't get it.

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  2. I certainly understand why you had such a rotten day. :( Glad you got to spend time with Carol and hope you will see her again sooner rather than later.

    Missing your dad is a constant... mine has been gone for 26 years and there are times when I wish with every fiber that I could see him and hear his voice, just one more time. But, if they weren’t wonderful fathers, we wouldn’t have that, so I’m always so grateful that he was. ❤️

    As for GHM - I’m sick at heart, both for the victim(s) who came forward and for the equestrian world which has held him up as an icon for my entire life. I do hope that due process is observed because from what I’ve read, SafeSport is taking things too far with guilty until proven innocent.

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    1. Despite what the apologists would have you believe, SafeSport isn't about "guilty until proven innocent." As the NY Times journalist, Sarah Maslin Nir, wrote on her twitter account: "George Morris was the subject of a rigorous, two-year investigation. It is no small thing to ban the most prominent face of a sport for life, the proof was there." I wish this wasn't the case, but I truly believe the sport (all sports) need SafeSport. The industry has proven that it's unable or unwilling to police itself. Someone needs to.

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  3. Are those Dexters? I knew they were small, but I never realized just how small! What a great way to distract yourself for a day.

    LM

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    1. I think they're miniature zebu cattle, but that's just a guess. There was no signage, so no way to know for sure.

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