Monday, November 30, 2015

Goodbye, Risa

Our amazing dog Risa, was put down about 30 minutes ago. She was a great dog. She had a bunch of cancer and impactions. Nothing we could do to help her. if she had surgery to remove the impactions, she would only live afterwards at max 1 month, and she would be in pain. To us it wasn't the best for Risa, so we let her go. 

Risa was almost 10 years old. 

Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you very much. 


Tuesday, November 24, 2015


With Thanksgiving drawing close to us, it makes me realize how thankful I am for my horse. Sure, Ollie was quite a handful back in the Spring, but training him made us much closer.  He taught me many things; patience, courage, loyalty, durability, diligence, and how to stay positive even when I thought Ollie would always be aggressive. Thanks to Mrs. June, my neighbors, and Clinton Anderson,  I changed my horse. But while training Ollie I found that he was training me. I softened my cues, my seat greatly improved while under saddle, I started having a really good "feel" for the horse. I have now used what Ollie has taught me with other horses, both in our barn and elsewhere. Ollie and I are very, very bonded now. He moves off with the slightest cue, he listens to everything I say, and he is willing to try nearly everything. I tend to forget about how thankful I should be. I have an amazing horse, and  while he may not be the prettiest equine, or a lone flowing mane and tail, he is a beautiful horse in my eyes. I love you, Ollie. :)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

More Snow

It has snowed 2 feet in the past day. 

It started snowing really big flakes yesterday afternoon and didn't stop until a few hours ago. Add in some blizzard conditions and now we have some snow drifts up to my waist. 

As soon as the snow stopped, the boys went out and Ollie found the snow to be a bunch of fun. 

Sherman sticking his tongue out for the camera.  

Ollie reminds me of a little six year old boy sometimes. He wouldn't stop pestering poor old Sherman. 

Ollie: "You are no fun!!" *sticks tongue out* Sherman: "You are so immature!" 



Ollie and Sherman are so photogenic sometimes. #Twinning

Am I the only one who thinks Ollie sometimes looks like a stallion? 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Snow Day

It snowed today. 

Six inches of snow came in and the boys got quite excited about that. Since Ollie is a bit "cowy" I played the "cow" and sometimes he "cuts" me, as seen in the picture below. Look at those ears!!! 

Photo spam (and a video!) awaits you. :) 

Cutting the human "cow."

That FACE!!! 



Sunday, November 8, 2015

Riding With Mrs. June

Hello everyone!

Today Ollie, Billie, my mom and I all were trailered (well, we rode in the truck...the horses were trailered) by Mrs. June to her house where she has a big track and 35 acres. We worked on lots of stuff, like flying lead changes, passing horses on the rail, the cloverleaf pattern, collection, bending....etc. I also saw Rusty again, who was the horse I learned the start of my Natural Horsemanship with. I thought y'all would probably enjoy some pictures, so here you go!

"Mommy wait! Let me pose for the camera! 1, 2, 3....tongue!!!"

Mom and Billie Jean

Ollie and I trotting. 

Trot race!! 

In sync. 

Canter Collection-after only his 2nd day doing this I think he did really well! 

Random Saddle picture

Ollie and Rusty

I have a few more exciting things to tell you, but they will have to wait!! :D STAY TUNED!