Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rainy Day Mischief

Well there are days when the rain just doesn't allow for much.  And although there are many other, more important things I should be doing.. I chose to play with my ponies today.

This is Topaz.  I've had him since I was 15 years old and he was 16 months.  I never thought, in a million years, that I'd be such a sucker for the blue eyed blond hair type... but here he is, 13 years later.

He is the key to my happiness, my heart, and my very best friend.  And I love my husband for getting that.

In October 2007, he took a nasty spill which ended his career (as if we had one) of show jumping but we still find joy every chance we get in working cattle and summer rides to the pond to cool off.

Now THIS is Red, aka Gordon.  Red was at the ranch when I arrived and wanted nothing to do with me, my stalls, or my saddles... until he met my carrots.  Since then we have had a wonderful friendship.

Red is my go to man for anyone who wants to ride.  He may look like a maniac on the ground, but put a saddle on him and he's the most bomb proof horse I've had.  Red is an old Cowboy at heart; quiet, content, hard working and full of stories.  He completes our family.


  1. Natalie,
    I love it, glad that we have the love of horses and family in common.. Not too many people I know truly know how wonderful this life can be!