So to the title? The trade show at the Mane event is huge, last year it was all about the books for me and I did quite well. This year, far less book sales ,but the interest in my horses was HUGE! Many folks stopping to look at the photos and talk about the foals coming .One fellow in particular asked about prices,first for a foal,and then for stud fees. When I answered he said "hmm, so I pay less and breed my mare and gamble on a good outcome,and also feed and care for the mare , or I let you take all the costs and risks and pay more for the finished product so to speak"
Hallelujah!!!!! someone finally said it and understands (not that lots don't understand this premise but its sure nice to hear it ! )
Several others complimented me on the breeding program I have established and I did sell a few cards and books. Overall I am very pleased.
I looked around but didn't buy much other than a really lightweight carbon longe whip and an awesome 18 oz wine glass!
The cool stuff? I did get to see a couple info sessions, and I took a gander at Wylene Davis in the trainers challenge(she had picked a bit of a pistol but did quite well, however she did not win the competition) But honestly other than to peek at he challenge I find I am not particularly interested in seeing a horse started in 3 days ,I like to see it done slow and steady and I believe that will be a better and more lasting outcome. That said ,these trainers are GOOD!
But the really cool thing is I got to meet Get Rich Quick's (That Richie mare) former owner who had the booth beside me.
She was pleased to see that Richie has a good forever home and is doing so well ,and has offered to send me copies of her race record, news article about her and her winners circle photos!!!!! How cool is that"?
Also got to spend some time with friends old and new and overall had a blast!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week .
And as always stay safe!