Category Archives: Happy Trails

I Can’t Believe the People I Hang Out with!

No kidding.  I am so lucky.  Every year I join this Horsemanship Challenge where the participants sign up at the first of the year and commit to spending 40 hours of horsemanship with one horse over 12 weeks.  With jobs … Continue reading

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Hot Days and Hot Horses

For the most part, our little herd is content to pass their time with their heads buried in their feed bunker.  To the casual observer, it probably looks like we are raising a rare breed of headless horse.   I rarely … Continue reading

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Wishbone and Sis

My favorite thing to do when I visit Wishbone is to stand under his neck and lean my back against his massive chest.  I am completely sheltered by the gentle giant as he curls his head down a little and … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Recap

I trepidatiously offered a Valentine’s weekend wagon ride wine tasting tour last weekend.  Trepidatiously because mid-February weather is unpredictable.  Last year for Valentine’s Day temperatures struggled to climb out of the teens and I spent the morning chipping poop-sicles (frozen manure) out … Continue reading

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Remembering the Holidays with Family (a non-violent story)

I’m listening to Christmas music only because I have to.  I’m putting together “the perfect holiday music playlist” for wagon-ride season.  Johnny Cash, Bing Crosby, Patsy Cline — all the old country and crooner Christmas music I loathed as a … Continue reading

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Trail Ride Season Ends, Wagon Season Begins

The trail riding season is over.  We enjoyed a season of growth – more riders means more friends for us!  The horses also had a great year of being doted on by visitors.  I’m not sure who enjoys trail riding … Continue reading

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Dreams of a Horse-Filled Life

I can tell you a million different ways that, as a girl, I dreamt of living a horse-filled life. I was going to be a trick rider, a cowgirl, a team roper, a horse trainer, a horse whisperer, a cookie (chuck … Continue reading

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We Have Wonderful Problems!

We spent all of last summer and part of this one down at the hitching rails at Kiona Vineyards Winery.  While there we met so many wonderful people and the horses were loved on by kids and adults alike.  It … Continue reading

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Cowboyin’

My husband Jeff is not a big horse-riding person.  He always says, “If I can ride one where my feet touch the ground, that’s just right.”   This is a good thing, because there is a LOT of stuff to … Continue reading

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The Interweb is for Horses

Have you heard of LOLcats or “I Can Haz Cheezeburger”. I present you… “LOLHorses”? Or maybe “I Can Haz Hay”? I don’t know, but I do know horses can be hilarious…

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