What Is A Percheronner?

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A Percheron-Quarter horse draft cross, also known as a “Percheronner,” can be a good choice for trail riding and fox hunting due to its combination of the Percheron’s strength and size and the Quarter horse’s agility and versatility. The Percheron is a draft horse breed known for its strength and stamina, making it well-suited for heavy work and long rides. The Quarter horse, on the other hand, is a versatile breed known for its agility and speed, making it well-suited for a variety of tasks, including fox hunting. The combination of these two breeds can result in a horse that is strong and capable of carrying a rider for long distances, yet still agile and responsive enough for hunting. Additionally, Percheronners are often known for being docile, easy to handle and train, and easy to work with, which could make them a good choice for trail riding and hunting.

Quarter Horse on the left in comparison with the Percheronner on the right.

Percherons are known for their calm and docile nature, which can make them a good choice for trail riding, especially for those who are less experienced or less confident. They are also known for being easy to handle and train, which can make them a good choice for riders of all skill levels. Additionally, Percheronners are known for their strength and stamina, which makes them well-suited for carrying a rider over long distances and through challenging terrain. They are also known for being sure-footed, which can help them navigate rough or uneven terrain with ease.

Fielding and Leviticus both Percheronners on the hunt

When it comes to fox hunting, the Quarter horse side of the cross provides the agility and speed necessary for chasing down and catching a fox. The Quarter horse’s versatility also allows it to adapt to different hunting conditions, such as jumping over obstacles and maneuvering through dense brush. Additionally, the Quarter horse’s strong hindquarters provide the power and speed necessary for quick turns and sudden stops, which can be important when hunting.

The Percheron-Quarter horse cross is also known for its athleticism, which can make them suitable for a wide range of activities, such as jumping, dressage, and even as a working horse. They are also known for their good conformation, which makes them an attractive horse to look at, and their strong and muscular build, which can make them suitable for carrying heavy loads.

They certainly can be ‘docile’

In summary, a Percheron-Quarter horse cross is a strong, versatile, and responsive horse that can be a good choice for a wide range of activities, including trail riding and fox hunting. They are known for their strength, stamina, and sure-footedness, as well as their agility, speed, and versatility, which make them well-suited for both trail riding and fox hunting. Additionally, they are known for being docile, easy to handle, and train, which can make them a good choice for riders of all skill levels.

Top reasons to travel to Costa Rica?

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Costa Rica is a small country located in Central America that offers an array of activities and experiences for tourists. From lush rainforests and pristine beaches to adventure sports and cultural immersion, there is something for everyone in Costa Rica.

One of the main reasons to travel to Costa Rica is its natural beauty. The country is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and over 900 species of birds. The country’s many national parks, such as Manuel Antonio and Corcovado, offer visitors the opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitats. Additionally, Costa Rica is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, such as Tamarindo and Hermosa, which offer visitors the opportunity to relax and soak up the sun.

Another reason to travel to Costa Rica is for the adventure sports. The country offers a wide range of activities such as zip-lining, rafting, and surfing. The Arenal volcano area is a great place for adventure enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, bungee jumping and hot spring soaking. Costa Rica is also a popular destination for eco-tourism, as it has a strong commitment to preserving its natural environment.

Costa Rica is also known for its friendly and welcoming people. The country has a strong culture of “Pura Vida” which translates to “pure life” and represents the country’s laid-back and relaxed way of life. Visitors can experience this culture by visiting local markets, trying traditional foods, and learning about the country’s history and customs.

Lastly, Costa Rica is a relatively safe and stable country, making it an easy destination for travelers. The country’s infrastructure is well-developed, with good roads and public transportation, making it easy to get around. The country is also relatively affordable, with a wide range of accommodation options for all budgets.

In conclusion, Costa Rica is a wonderful destination that offers something for everyone. The country’s natural beauty, adventure sports, cultural immersion, and safety make it an ideal destination for travelers. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation, an adrenaline-pumping adventure, or a chance to immerse yourself in a new culture, Costa Rica is a great choice.

One of the main draws of Costa Rica is its incredible biodiversity. The country is home to a wide variety of ecosystems, from tropical rainforests to cloud forests to mangrove swamps. This diversity is reflected in the country’s wildlife, which is some of the most diverse in the world. Visitors can spot monkeys, sloths, and over 900 species of birds in their natural habitats. The country’s many national parks, such as Manuel Antonio and Corcovado, offer visitors the opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitats.

In addition to its natural beauty, Costa Rica is also a popular destination for adventure sports. Visitors can go zip-lining through the rainforest, white-water rafting on the Pacuare River, or surfing on the Pacific coast. The Arenal volcano area is a great place for adventure enthusiasts, with opportunities for hiking, bungee jumping, and hot spring soaking. The country also offers a variety of eco-tourism options, including guided nature walks and bird-watching tours.

Another aspect that makes Costa Rica a great destination is its culture. The country is known for its friendly and welcoming people, and the “Pura Vida” philosophy, which translates to “pure life” and represents the country’s laid-back and relaxed way of life. Visitors can experience this culture by visiting local markets, trying traditional foods, and learning about the country’s history and customs. Costa Rica has a rich indigenous heritage, and visitors can learn more about the country’s indigenous peoples, including the Bribri, the Maleku, and the Cabécar, and their traditional practices, arts and customs.

Costa Rica also offers a wide range of accommodation options, making it an affordable destination for travelers. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly hostel or a luxury eco-lodge, there is something for everyone. Additionally, the country’s infrastructure is well-developed, with good roads and public transportation, making it easy to get around.

Lastly, Costa Rica is a relatively safe and stable country, making it an easy destination for travelers. The country has a low crime rate and a stable political environment, so visitors can feel at ease while exploring the country.

In conclusion, Costa Rica is a country that offers a wide range of activities and experiences for visitors, from its natural beauty and adventure sports, to its culture and traditions, to its accessibility and safety. With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder that Costa Rica is a popular destination for travelers from around the world.

Traveling Local

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This February my wife and I went to visit my family in Arkansas. It was the first time my Little Rock family had an opportunity to meet my wife and it was over the long Valentines day weekend. Normally I would just stay with my Aunt “B” in her spare bedroom but this time the spare bedroom wasn’t available. So we got creative, we wanted to stay close enough to be there quickly but not so close they felt like we were on top of them. So we searched in AirBnB.com and found a couple options between Benton and Little Rock. It was cheaper than a hotel, included breakfast (read frugal) and had amazing views of Lake Norrell (read Amazing).

Cindee and her husband were great hosts. They made us feel so welcome, catered to our dietary needs but best of all we were refreshed and relaxed which made our visit with our family wonderful

Balcony View From the Upstairs Master Bedroom

Little Rock Getaway!

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Stunning Balcony Room King Bed on Lake Norrell B&B

Finding Hidden Gems Is The Key

The Stay Is Even Better If You Love Dogs!

Anniversary Trip to Puerto Vallarta

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Last year Shana and I were talking about our trip to Greece and I said what about our anniversary that is coming up? At first she said it was too close to the trip to Greece and that we should not worry about it. Well I pushed a little farther and found an all inclusive in Puerto Vallarta that I could book completely with credit card points. Then my wife found direct, round-trip tickets we could get using her credit card points. We stopped ‘fighting’ about it and just booked it. I’ve gotta say I’m glad we did. This has been the best year of my life and I’m very blessed to be sharing her. Here are the highlights.

A Place To Go

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My wife and I like to travel, but we like to travel ‘on the cheap’.  I like to say in my most Daniel Tosh smugness that “I’m a baller on a budget”!  To keep it cheap we use credit card points and plan ahead, way ahead.  We like to get a good idea of several places that we want to go and start planning about 13 to 14 months out.  This gives us time to find the essentials.  These will be first of a 4 part series:

  • A Place To Go
  • A Way To Get There
  • A Place To Sleep
  • Something To Do

Generally speaking we try to have at least six places that we want to go to at any given time.  Our schedule is a bit dynamic in the sense that we have different time periods that we’d like to go to.  We fit them into 2 basic categories;  quick trips or long trips.  A quick trip is something that is a direct flight from our hometown and our stay generally is o 4 – 7 days.  Usually we extend a long weekend that has a national holiday so we don’t eat into too much vacation time.  Long trips generally are international trips and will run for 7 days or more, you don’t really want to travel to spend half of your vacation on a plane do you?  For ‘Quick’ trips we feel it’s essential to go places you can get to without plane changes.  We live in the Dallas / Forth Worth area so that means direct flights from DFW and Love Field.  I like to use flightsfrom.com to see what the possibilities are.  By looking at the routes we can get keep our flight times below 5 hours so for places like Barbados we can get there in time for afternoon drinks and the sunset.  Our current lists look something like this (my wife may have her own list) and how they break down.

  • Barbados – Quick or Long
  • Puerta Vallarta – Quick
  • Monaco – Long
  • Marseilles – Long
  • Portugal – Long
  • Malta – Long
  • Mazatlan – Quick
  • St. Kitts / Nevis – Quick
  • Bermuda – Quick
  • Curacao – Quick or Long
  • Italy – Long
  • Spain – Long
  • Japan – Long
  • London – Long

You’ll see some could be both, typically those are on the edge of length of travel we like to go for 4 – 7 day trips.  In these cases a lot of time we’ll chain together a couple place that make sense and make a long trip out of it.  In fact on long trips we’ll usually do this.  For example we probably will go to Monaco, Spain, Italy on the same trip.  You basically turn your stops into 3 to 4 day excursions.  You’re going to find that getting there can be the most expensive part (until my wife finds out that you can fly on points, more on that later).  So why not capitalize on being on that side of the world and knock a few out all at the same time.

Now we look at our calendar.  For us in odd numbered years we have opportunities to travel (alone, sorry kiddos, most of our ‘long’ trips are going to happen during these windows of opportunity) during spring break and Winter break.  On even numbered years we have Thanksgiving and Summer vacation.  The key is to plan ahead, anticipate opportunities for travel and know when your windows are. At the moment we’re looking for Winter break trips 12 months from now.  Now we use the google machine for what it’s good for and search for tips for where to go on the country or continents you’re interested in for the time period you want to go.  For example “Best Places to travel in Europe in December“.

I follow my search to Best Winter Destinations in Europe 2019, and after a cursory look Andalucia Spain looks like my jam.

Mild Climates and Bargain Accommodations Makes Andalicia a Hit!

It is described as “Parts of Andalucía are further south than the African coast so expect mild temperatures in winter. Accommodation is cheap, and crowds are smaller at standout attractions like Granada’s Alhambra or Seville’s cathedral. Plus tapas and nightlife in the cities are as enticing as ever.”  What makes it my jam is that it has mild temperatures and reasonable accommodations. At the end of the day you’ve gotta put yourself places you’re going to enjoy being. I know I like warmer destinations.

Now I have “A Place To Go”. The next entry in this series will be “A Way To Get There”. Thanks for taking the journey with us.

Kilynn & Shana Weber

The Journey Begins

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Thanks for joining us!  We’re Kilynn and Shana Weber and this is the place we call our digital home.  We come from very different beginnings but our lives and goals couldn’t be better aligned.  The picture is Waimanalo Bay on Oahu, Hawaii and on January 17th 2018 the place that we were married.  It was then we knew we had true partners in life and had met our soulmates  We are “The frugal, holistic living, travel loving, freedom junkies!”.  We believe in some basic principles:

  • Live well below your means
  • Eat primarily a plant based, organic diet
  • Seek new people, places and authentic experiences
  • Live life on your own terms

During the course of our journey we look forward to sharing our adventures with you.  Share with us below some of your favorite experiences and places to go!

-Kilynn and Shana

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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Happily Webers After is a website dedicated to our personal travels and adventures.  All articles are the sole opinions of the Webers and are for entertainment purposes only.

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