Saturday, November 21, 2009


If you think you're seeing double, just look a little closer. These two Spotted Saddle Horses are full brothers. Jim, on the left, is a three year old while Dan is a year younger. It's hard to tell from this angle, but Dan (the 2 yr. old) is actually a couple of inches taller than older brother, Jim.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Horse's eye view...

Everyone's heard of a "bird's eye view", but not many people stop to think of a horse's vision. Because a horse's eyes are situated on the sides of its head, it can't see objects directly in front of it but instead has what we humans consider great peripheral vision. This is one contributing element to a horse's "spook factor". In simple terms, while we riders tend to look ahead, a horse sees things off in the bushes to the side; many times resulting in the horse's jumping sideways to escape the danger it perceives.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

'Slow' calf update

This is the calf that required bottle feeding shortly after birth...just look at him go now. The pictures don't clearly show it, but he's got milk ALL OVER his face!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Growing up...

Three Spotted Saddle Horses and one Rocky Mtn./Kentucky Mtn. Horse. All are ready to begin training on the lunge line & learning to wear a bridle & saddle. Next year, they'll be three years old and ready to ride. Now if I could just get in gear & start training...I need a ranch hand!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Here they come...

This is what I encounter any time I venture out on the four-wheeler. Once I'm spotted by one horse, here comes the entire herd.