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Skills Demonstration in Ripon

We demonstrated horseshoeing at Dutch Oven cooking at the Tractor Supply Company in Ripon on October 24, 2009.
All photos courtesy of Bruce DeMott.
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Vicki Morales

Vicki Morales


Jeannette DeMott greets visitors

Jeannette DeMott greets visitors


Horshoeing Demo

Horshoeing Demo




Skills Demonstration in Ripon

by Bruce DeMott

Tractor Supply (TSC) managers Rob Christopher and Anita Stinson invited the Mid Valley Unit to participate in a demonstration at their facility in Ripon on October 24, 2009.

Rob approached Jeannette and I and asked us to put on a demonstration. Ron and Anita would supply a round pen; 2 -12 foot corrals and a power generator. When we arrived around 8 am it was all set up, sawdust in the round pen and paddocks, everything. We brought the works along with us. Shoeing equipment, including a hot forge, anvil and stand and all kinds of tools, both cold and hot, and a TV featuring the year 2000 demonstration we did in Columbia Park.

Vicki Morales and Don Butler brought banners, tables, raffle tickets and Dutch oven cooking materials.

The day went well. Jeannette cooked up some of the best beans I've ever tasted. I'm not a real bean fan but once I started on them I couldn't quit. Vicki cooked up a chicken and rice dish and an apple cake. The spectators loved the cooking and were surprised there was no charge.

I enjoy discussions with the public on basic horse training. We talk about little things that people with no horse experience aren't aware of and find fascinating.

John Arrington from Manteca had a round pen set up along side of us. John runs the adopt-a-horse program. Some folks bought a colt he had and we sold tickets for the quad raffle.

It was a nice day and fun interfacing with the public.

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