A ride with us.

I would like to show you a little glimpse at a ride with us.  Sometimes we aren’t working and sometimes we are checking cows or gathering them up to move them, but it is always a happy time.

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Mom and Sister joining us! I love when they can come. My Sister didn’t join us this year after losing her horse Rocky in a devastating barn fire last year. We miss having him and her with us.

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A normal picture of Chrome on a ride. We are never in pictures! He is probably thinking seriously? Do I have to follow him there? That’s Friend Katie up ahead on Woody.

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Some of the places, no matter how many times I ride there are breathtaking. This is my Sis in Law riding through the trees.

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We tend to just wander, up hills, around bends, through creeks, where ever we can find an opening. It is so relaxing and refreshing.

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Woody and Katie are usually the first in when the creek is up. He is a little younger than Chrome and tends to get himself out trouble easier. Chrome sinks. Or stumbles. This particular spot was deep all one summer and we spent a lot of hot days running in and out of it.

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See! We do work. I don’t always have my camera out when we are moving cows, well because we are moving cows and they don’t always go the way you want them too. I would hate to break my camera because I was messing around while working. But this was a relaxed ride through. Making sure everyone is there and accounted for.

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Summertime is best for motor boating. At least that’s what we call this. There is one spot in the back of one of our pastures we ride that is always perfect for taking off and racing through. It’s especially fun with people who don’t know you are going to it! On warm days they don’t mind so much and neither do the horses.

Chrome Chevy and Thunder

I have already introduced you to my old man Chrome. He is such a handsome guy!

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I thought today I might introduce you to the other two horsey members of our little farm!

 

First there is Thunder the pony.  She is every bit in charge around here.  Doubt it?  Don’t let her size fool you.  Ponies have a bit of attitude and sass. And by bit I mean A LOT. But she has been a great pony for lots of kids to learn to ride on.

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Madelyn on Thunder

 

They were so cute together!  They rode many a miles together before my daughter got a little to tall.

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Landon and Thunder

 

Then my son started riding her.  He was probably a little more Thunders style.  Go anywhere, step off anything right behind the big guys.  No fear.  She was sure a trooper on long rides.

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Landon and Thunder; Madelyn and Lightning

 

Thunder might get the chance to go play with my niece who is about the right size for her this year.  We will never part with her as she has been to good a friend and teacher to the kids.

Next up is my new little man, Chevy!  The first born colt on my friend Katie’s farm, Chevy was destined to be with me the minute he was born.  April 19th of last year Katie called and off we went to see him.  Totally love at first site.  He is eventually going to take over Chromes work load as he heads into his retirement years.  This boy will have go and spunk and be everything I am wanting for the next 20+ years.

This is him about 1 month old.  He is so sweet and friendly and growing like a weed! He is an appaloosa and will be registered, but will be gelded when he is old enough.  His Momma and Daddy go riding with us sometimes so we get to see them often!

This is Daddy Sunny.  He is very laid back and goes anywhere out riding with Katie.  You would never know he is a stud. He’s a good boy and grew on this farm when Katie had her horses here with us.  My youngest still thinks Sunny is his and is pretty sure Katie stole him!

Mom Sassy is exactly that.  Full of sass! But she can move and goes anywhere.  She usually rides with Ben, but here she is out on a ride with Katie.  She is in foal again and I can’t wait for the call this year when Chevy’s full sibling arrives.  If you are interested in seeing anymore of Katie’s adventures you can find her here.

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Chevy and Chrome enjoying summertime 2015

 

Winter isn’t the best for getting to play with your horses, but I try to pet them everyday and brush them on nice days.  I am really looking forward to Spring to get these two out and going.  Looking forward to getting new pictures and seeing the changes in my little man throughout the last year!

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Did you bring food?