If you bought Favorite Horse Quotes Calendar you'd know today is the anniversary date of Huaso setting the high jump record = 8'1". It's one of the world's longest unbroken sports records.
Wikipedia tells us that 16 year old Huaso (1933 - 1961) ridden by Chilean Captain Alberto Larraguibel, set the high-jump world record on February 5, 1949, by jumping 8' 1" in Viña del Mar, Chile, one of the longest-running unbroken sport records in history, at 72 years.
Huaso stood just 16.1H. He started as a race horse, but never finished well because he was too nervy and unruly. After six years of failure, the horse was purchased as a Dressage prospect. Early in his training he suffered an accident, impaling himself on a hindquarter, and almost having to be put down. He recovered, but acquired a slight limp, which effectively put an end to any chances in Dressage.

As a last option he was moved to show jumping. Huaso still retained his potency, but he was still too nervy and difficult to control, and he wasn't showing any promise in jumping. One afternoon, while he was being trained riderless in the arena, he simply bolted and jumped over the surrounding wall, which was over 6' high. He was spotted by an Army horse master who decided to purchase and destine him for high-jump. There's an exciting account of the day they set the record here
Along with Huaso's world record anniversary, the second month of Favorite Horse Quotes features a profound quote by author Michael Johnson.

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Who is Michael Johnson? What's so great about his books?
They're a rare candid MAN'S account of struggles with a horse that wouldn't comply with traditional riding and training. In Healing Shine Oklahoma Cowboy Michael Johnson shares a great deal of the inner dialogue that he has with himself surrounding his struggle with the flighty, spooky, special needs, mentally challenged horse - Shine.Readers find themselves alternately laughing out loud, and shedding a tear as we realize that Michael's words of frustration and anguish are a lot like our own.
His quest to make a competitive roping horse out of the difficult gelding is an epic tale of seeking. Even when he tried to give up, forces outside himself would not allow it; "You are like all the rest. You pray for great horse. You say, 'Oh, please give me great horse.' Get one, and what do you do? You say, 'Oh, he's crazy, I can't handle him, I need help, send him to someone else.' HEY! Are you listening? We didn't send him to someone else! We sent him to you!"
Did you resolve to be healthier in 2021? Me, too.
Sometimes some good old-fashioned physical exertion is in order for weight loss and dispelling the stress of the day. And you're gonna need to re-hydrate / refuel afterward. HoofPrints' Blender Bottle is imprinted with our own art The way to AVOID HOUSEWORK is to LIVE OUTSIDE - and it's currently ON SALE for 50% OFF!
I take a special powdered supplement to help with my <cough> menopause issues. What it did for me was miraculous, so mixing up a concoction of that, along with collagen powder for my <cough> aging crepey skin, is a morning routine. But it can be a pain; protein powder is sticky and hard to mix; the resulting clumps are decidedly unpalatable.

Then I discovered the BlenderBottle. It's got a nifty round wire whisk that drops in with my powders. It really was life changing. I don't have to worry about if I add the powder first, or the water, or what. As long as it all ends up in there - all you have to do is give it a hearty shake and your stuff is blended. If you drink some and set it aside, and the powder settles to the bottom - another shake blends it right back up again. Add a bit of ice and you're all set. Aztec Print bottle insulator here prevents sweating and keeps your drink cold for hours.
HoofPrints customers are loving it, too!
Check out all these five-star reviews:
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Love this Blender Bottle!
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Anything else? Yes!
I accidentally took this pretty-good photo with my phone.
On the way back in from the barn, I was just trying to capture the sunrise, the fog, and the fact that there is smoke coming from the chimney after I cleaned ashes out of the stove and revived the fire. The resulting picture turned out prettier than the sum of the elements combined. I will also note that I am the household record holder for "failed fires", so when I pull off a successful restart it is cause for celebration. I share more about the joys of burning wood here.
My efforts to clear the warehouse (and my house- house) of accumulated oddball products continues to gain momentum. I've written about it before. The point continues to be, sometimes the space becomes more valuable than the items that are occupying it. So this is where most places say... "our loss is your gain!" Well, check out this super-cheap stuff and BUY IT. And your gain will be my gain, too. Because I need that space on the shelf.
The Half Price Page is here - check this often as they're one-of-a-kind things that will sell quickly and be replaced with whatever else starts to get on my nerves. I am currently going through a large stash of sample books - so many wonderful titles, it's hard to choose just a handful for the catalog. And the rest has got to go! Only one of each available so act fast if you see something you like.

Marked Down Page is here - it features items that are being phased out - still lots of good deals to be had there, too.

Wanna drill things down? I made sale departments for some specific categories:

Sale Books are here. Lots of good titles - most are half off retail price.

Sale JEWELRY is here - The more I get to digging, the more I find. Jewelry doesn't take up much room - suffice to say there is a LOT of lovely stuff that needs to find a new home.

Sale ART here - there are a lot of lovely prints languishing in drawers here that really should be hanging on folks' walls making them smile and beautifying their homes.

Crazy stuff You never know what you'll find on the HoofPrints sale pages. In the past there have been houses for rentPeterbilt semi parts and accessories, etc.
Remember to SHOP SMALL!
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Gina Keesling started HoofPrints in 1986 to provide helpful promotional materials for farrier husband Rob.

Along the way she added a fun selection of horse and dog products geared toward women of a certain age. This newsletter is emailed to subscribers a few times a month. Watch for sales, stories (including wood repurposing instructions) and more.
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