Saturday, August 25, 2007


Well, Banjo found a new home today. They are avide trail riders and he is off to his first trip to the mountains next week. Good luck Banjo and we will miss you, especially Tyler who rode him a lot this year. Banjo also was used as a clinic demo horse for a weekend in July, gave a 4-H'er from Nova Scotia the thrill of riding a walking horse during his stay with us and took Tyler on many trail rides both on the farm and away.

However, the work goes on. I have a fabulous 3 year old gelding in for training that is just a joy to watch in the round pen. He is huge, almost 16hh now with such a super way of going. I'd say a light shod show contender for sure. Also pretty laid back. Can hardly wait to get in the saddle. I'm also working on a cute little QH filly who's just the opposite -short, fat and sassy.
Now I'm going to have to ride Angel, she did so well at the clinic. She is such a huge mare, but pupy dog friendly. Mira and I are still working on her canter. Tyler was getting her to do a hand gallop in the hay field the other day bare back, so I should be able to canter her in an arena right?
So, we've got lots of horses to ride, but we will still miss Banjo.

Took a load of goats for sale the other day, the goat market is very good right now, with demand far exceding supply.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

ride at the Blackfoot

We made our trip to the Blackfoot trails and what a wonderful day. Debbie was riding her new horse Mornin', Lesa was up on Delight, Bev took TC out for a ride, Tyler rode Banjo on his first major trail ride and I was up on Mira. It was a perfect day, not too hot, the rain held off, no bugs and the horses all behaved wonderfully. I didn't see any wild life, yeah! We are all trying hard to meet once a week, or every other week and go for a good ride.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Hi from the ranch

I thought it was high time I started this blog. I always have so much to say and not always someone to say it to. There is nothing like reaching a goal with a horse's training or coming back from the most amazing trail ride and being able to share the experience. I hope to use this blog to share some of these things and more, such as when a new foal is born, any shows we attend, the weather and how it is affecting us, and a few tails from the goat pen as well.

So long for now,