Showing our Traditional Dexters via youtube Mar 19, 2019 6:23:54 GMT -6
Post by irishtx23 on Mar 19, 2019 6:23:54 GMT -6
I am sad to share that we were unable to attend the North Texas Irish Festival this Spring. My son and I were battling the flu but more importantly I did not feel I had given our wonderful Dexter girls enough training to be prepared for the craziness of the show location. The Festival brings out thousands of folks and I honestly find myself being firm about the touching of our little ones and the constant sticking fingers into the cows sides, face, etc. Maybe I am getting grumpy in my old age but showing is not always what it's cracked up to be. (I knew I was in trouble when I had nightmares about our girls getting loose and being put down by authorities because of the environment...this is a outside event and is close to an interstate.)
So, my solution is to consider having a Show for our Dexters via Youtube. We can share a "pattern" or agreed upon trail much like horse shows. We could have our Dexters to be judged much like Showmanship and groom them to look their best. To me this can be great promotion and the videos promulgated to the cattle world and newcomers to the Traditional Irish Dexter world for years to come. The expense is minimal unlike the cost of our Festival, Shows as there is no need to transport.
Honestly, I am not the only one who seems stressed when taking our cattle off our ranch as I can sense it in our cows, too. Last year I am sure we picked up a virus and have been battling warts with our little one. This is disheartening to me as I try really hard to keep everyone healthy but when you are at show there are diseases that seem to be everywhere.
Here are my thoughts on "Showing our Traditional Dexters"
1. Create a Youtube page to add videos. Note...we can add the Dexter's lines, owner information, etc.
2. Create a pattern so everyone is doing the same thing with their Dexters.
3. Promote to social media for others to see
4. Only for registered Legacy "Traditional" Dexters
Please give me your feedback...thoughts and suggestions on how we can help encourage our members to share their beautiful Traditional Dexters.
Fitz's Golden Dexters