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”

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”

Last Night and the Night Before

I could not wait to get home Friday night. Tom and I had a cook out planned and we wanted to get started before sunset. I thought we might just walk down to the tank and sit on a blanket and eat a salad, but I should have known better. I saddled up Pony BoyContinue reading “Last Night and the Night Before”

Riding the Trails

On Monday morning Anna and I had a perfect plan to celebrate a day off from school. We woke up early, fed all the animals and saddled our ponies. We packed a lunch with carrots for the ponies, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for us and we were ready to go. You can see Hailey,Continue reading “Riding the Trails”

Gran-Aunt-Dana’s Diary

Gran-niece Anna spent the night Sunday night. We started off as soon as we got to the ranch in  the art studio painting a beautiful work of art. A Bay horse. Then we packed a snack and drinks, saddled up Bailey and Pony Boy and headed down to the tank for some conversation and checkingContinue reading “Gran-Aunt-Dana’s Diary”

Just Another Day in Paradise

Look at that little pony outside my window patiently waiting for me. It is a beautiful day! Tom has been on his tractor all afternoon. The  ranch looks like a park. It’s time to ride the fenceline and enjoy the beauty of all his hard work. Just another day in Paradise !

Back In The Saddle

Mourning is officially over, for everyone except Pony Boy. He usually just carts around little children and gets rewarded with buckets of carrots and sweet feed, but he was a good sport today. He even put up with lots of hugs and kisses. His bridle was dusty and needed a little polishI needed to walkContinue reading “Back In The Saddle”