Meanwhile back at the Ranch

Our evening routine is simple yet effective for keeping all the pasture ornaments fat and happy!All it takes to produce glee is to open a gate and let the ponies explore and sample…well actually devour the fresh grass that has been growing in their absence.  They will fly around the pasture for about five minutesContinue reading “Meanwhile back at the Ranch”

Mini Madness

My nieces, the Tincredibles…..I like to call them, because they are twins and incredible….came to visit last week.They made the day so much fun for everyone. Their adorable cousins came with them and could not have been any cuter. First on the agenda was a trail ride! The girls picked out their saddles. They hadContinue reading “Mini Madness”

Reference Photos

It was around 1:00 this afternoon and I told Tom that I would like to shoot some quick photos of our Longhorns, Jack and Joe for a painting that I started. “The lighting is not too great right now” he said. I told him that I had not seen them since early this morning, inContinue reading “Reference Photos”

Now We Know!

Velvet and Hailey were having a great time grooming each other this morning. I was so glad to see little Velvet being so sociable. She  is the darker Bay pony on the right. Most of the time, she is off by herself. They were just fine, until Bailey stopped stuffing himself and noticed that hisContinue reading “Now We Know!”

With a little bit of Luck

Why do people say that you have a hard outer shell? Shells are not always hard. A tortoise or turtle shell is made of the same substance as our fingernails and horses hooves. Nutrition plays a vital part in the health and strength. Too much protein is almost always the culprit.  You can look atContinue reading “With a little bit of Luck”

Dog and Pony Show

The last time Princess Macaroni came out to the ranch, we gave her a hay ride in the wheel barrow. This time, she was a good sport being herded by Pony Boy….. Mini Macaroni gave Princess Mac a little love bite. The ponies know just how much they can get away with without being shippedContinue reading “Dog and Pony Show”

Pony Boy’s Girls

Our precious great nieces, Hannah and Emma spent the week-end with us. They said they were ready to learn to ride ALONE without someone leading them.We made plans for Sunday afternoon. We were going to saddle up two ponies, but my back went out on me,(UGH!) so I thought one would be good for theContinue reading “Pony Boy’s Girls”