Taking pictures, from horseback, in the sunshine…it doesn’t get much better than that!
This morning I went with my brother and one of his friends to move the cows to a new pasture.
There wasn’t much ‘moving’ to be done because the cows were headed to the new pasture when we got there, they must have gotten the memo that was on today’s to do list.
That was ok, because it was still a great day for a ride.
In addition to managing the cows, my brother also manages the race horses for the company he works for. Here he is ponying one of the soon to be 2-year-olds.
He was such a good boy!
Going in water and over little creeks and he didn’t even flinch when the dogs were running around him.
Such a pretty horse.
This was Nelly’s first time ponying another horse and she did a great job, even though she wasn’t very happy about it. He was being sweet, but was in her space and touching her – two things she was NOT ok with!
You can’t move cows without a couple of dogs, this is Newt.
This momma cow came down the hill with two calves. From what we could tell, both are hers!
I can’t put into words how much I enjoy just going outside and taking pictures, it really is good for my soul.
and look…a picture of me! Since I am the one with the camera most of the time, this doesn’t happen very often. I made Wyatt work for me a little bit more today than the last time I rode him. He is a big, funny guy.
The smile says it all, we had a great time in the sunshine!
I’m glad that you had such a good day. Gorgeous photos too.
Thanks! It was a nice change of pace.
Beautiful Horses – thanks for sharing with photos!!!
Glad you enjoyed them. I hope to go on more rides with them.
Shannon ~ Such beautiful pictures of a beautiful day! It just doesn’t get any better than this : )
No, it doesn’t Bev 🙂
Ciao, Oh you lucky, lucky thing, well done, great pics. ciao Lynne
Thanks for stopping by and leaving the nice comment. I am very lucky and it is good to be thankful 🙂
What a fantastic day – thanks for sharing!!! And what a great way to start those babies!
My brother has been given a hard time by other trainers because of the way he starts them. I think it is great! He is giving them such a solid foundation.
What a lovely post. I used to raise horses, so this brings back great memories!
Thanks! I used to raise horses too, and even though I don’t miss the daily up keep and expense, it is nice to be able to ride one once in awhile. Glad I could bring back some good memories for you!
Awesome beautiful. So wonderful for you I am jealous but because I love you so much I am glad you had such a blessing.
Love you too 😉 It was awesome beautiful!
Doesn’t it feel like, all is right with the world, when you are up on a horse, with family and out in the sunshine?
So true, Robin!
Shannon, I envy you and your brother, cows and race horses can’t get any better than that. I use to raised TB for the track, my oldest mare is now 34 and my best mare is 27. I love the TB’s. He is one nice looking baby. Who is his sire may i ask? And the babies should be started that way. Alot of foundation which they all seem to lack. That is why they don’t last. My TB Sir Hardwick the day on his first race, the dumb trainer never ponied him and when the pony came to pick up him to go to the track he bolted, dumped the jockey and ran all the way to the back side. My uncle who was my partner in crime said “Oh look at that horse poor owners I guess you can count that horse out” and I said Yep, Uncle Willie that is our horse, He was not happy at all :). He was loaded in the gate and did finish 6th which wasn’t bad since he already ran his race all by himself. So tell your brother keep up the good work. Nothing better than a well broke TB.:)
His name is Stella Flying, my brother said who his sire and dam are but I don’t remember now. They raise racing Quarter Horses. How long did you guys raise TB’s? I will tell him that. He figures they are only race horses for a short period, good to put a solid foundation on them at a young age that will last their life time.
The oldest and still living is 27 yrs old and the youngest is 12. It started out with my father and I and when he past away in ’89 my uncle Willie took over. We had wonderful memories and lots of ups and downs more downs I am afraid. But I love it.
Very nice! The barrel racer in me smiled when I saw the Wonder bit used by many of us can chasing junkies being used on the Paint Horse! Love your brothers sorrel bridle horse..Nice pencil bosal and horsehair Mecate..Im a tack snob, and I fully admit it!