The Squeak of Leather

All horseback riders know this sound. That comforting, repetitive sound of leather rubbing against leather as the horse moves underneath you. For new tack this noise can be harsh, uncomfortable, but with a good cleaning and conditioning, the sound fades into a comfortable murmur that becomes part of the experience of sitting astride such incredible [...]

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Keep on Truckin’

Well I certainly didn’t have a hard time coming up with something to write about this week. After being prompted by our Facebook post the other day about ranch trucks, I have known for days what I was going to write about. Trucks. Ranch trucks. We have more trucks than my wife has toes, so [...]

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It’s Not Too Late

I am writing to you in a very contented state, considering I was finally able to go home and show my horses this past weekend. Rolex and Dante were absolutely fantastic, and we performed wonderfully after having little training over the past two months, and considering Rolex was completely lame only a few short weeks [...]

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My Favorite Acre

My wife tried to convince me that I should write my blog post this week on her broken toe. I considered it, but wasn’t sure that I could stretch that topic out to an appropriate length. I mean, really. She has toes. Ten of them. One is broken. Now if each one of them had [...]

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There’s Always Hope

Today I received a call from my mom. “Happy Birthday!!!” she yelled into the phone, bringing a smile to my face. After some chitchat regarding how my day went and how lucky I was to have such good friends to make it special, she began to tell me how the horses were doing. I honestly [...]

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Wide Open Spaces

Oh my goodness. Did I really just title a blog post after a Dixie Chicks song? I’m not sure how I feel about that. That has been rattling around in my head all day as a possible theme for the post. But just now when I wrote it down, I realized what I had done. [...]

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