Let’s get ranchy!

Posted by Julia Bastian in Taking the Reins. No Comments

26th April

 

One of the great things about attending a school like UF, is that you have the chance to get involved in so many ways, and really get to try a variety of things. I love walking into the barn and seeing the variety of horses we have on grounds, and what they are all capable of. We have everything from western pleasure horses, to all-arounders, to reiners, to our “ranchy” cutting horses.

Earlier this semester, the UF Ranch Horse Team held their spring show at the western farm. It was really cool to see the differences between the Ranch Horse Show and the IHSA shows. For starters, they do completely different events, including cow classes! I got to see everything from cutting and boxing, to team penning and ranch riding. Another difference was the way in which the Ranch Horse Team … Read More »



The Final Stretch

Posted by Madison Simmons in Tales from the Barn. No Comments

18th April

Countdowns are well on their way as the end of the semester is quickly approaching! There’s great anticipation, tension and horror for the arrival of graduation. We have worked so hard to finally reach this point in our lives and with that comes pride, satisfaction and joy. However, fear, uncertainty and anxiety follow very close behind the joy of graduation. For the past 17 years we have been told what to do, where to be and when, which classes to take and more. We have come to know the routine of classes starting in late August, having a week off of school every other month, and three months of no school for the summer. (Put this on repeat until graduation!) Now, the reality of not having to attend classes, not having that set routine and not being surrounded by the same … Read More »



Showing Off

Posted by Jessica Meek in Picture This. No Comments

13th April

When I started Findlay’s illustration program, I had no idea that part of graduating meant being in a senior art exhibition. In other words, I was going to be in an art show! Two of my fellow seniors and I were grouped together and tasked with filling the walls of the Lea Gallery. From the beginning to the end of this endeavor, it was an exciting adventure.

The whole process got rolling during the fall semester, when we had to make a poster for our show. We sorted through years of archived examples, looking for a creative way to fill an 11 x 17 inch poster. After much deliberation, we settled on a photo booth theme. In an ultimate expression of creativity, we cut that standard poster size in half lengthwise, making a long, thin, 5.5 x 17 inch poster that … Read More »






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