Monday, April 18, 2011

Life is Good

Here are some more images from our little farm.

This is the view from my bedroom and kitchen window:

"Did you say grain?"

Scout, happy to be out of his stall: The pony boys:
Tonto wanted to be first across the pasture...

Scout was left in the dust, whinnying:

Tonto decided to be nice and wait up for Scout:

It is so amazing having them in our backyard again. My middle child, B, and I rode together on Saturday. He rode Tonto and I rode Scout. B said he was just going to stay in the small area near me while I longed Scout...but before I knew it, he was riding all over the pasture by himself! B has ridden some independently, but not like this! He also did some slow trotting up the hills! I was totally amazed and so very proud of him!! Maybe he will like to ride and want to get on more often now. :) I rode Scout again on Sunday - and he was fantastic. He is truly turning out to be the pony of my dreams!!

I am so thankful to my husband, parents and friends for making it all happen.

Remember Sadie, the Christmas Eve drop-out?

Think she knows she is going to get fixed tomorrow? :)

Maybe not. She's still all smiles:

Sadie has grown a bunch since Christmas - she is below knee level, and has gotten rather long....not sure if she has some dachshund or corgi thrown in somewhere or what! I don't think she has any Rottweiler in her, but even if she did, she is staying. Sadie is a wonderful little dog and has won over all of our hearts.

Even though she is kind of small, she is kind of having a hard time fitting into my daughter's mini papasan chair! (This is a favorite place for the cats to sleep as well!) (Notice Sadie's dog bed to the right in the photo...) She prefers to be up high. :)

Until next time...Happy Riding!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fun Photos

Here are some photos from the last couple of months:

Scout and me in January, our 3rd ride...(I love, love, love this pony!)

Our 4th ride, a couple of weeks later:

My daughter on our friend's precious pony Lacey:

My boys working together - D was working with B on our friend's other horse, Simon:

The owner of this sweet horse and B:

My husband even rode on this day - I couldn't remember if I posted photos of him riding or not...I'll check and if I didn't, then I will post them. He is a natural and looks really hot on a horse! :) He said he had fun...I sure hope he did... :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Ponies Arrive

I am very fortunate in the fact that my Dad loves to take photos. Pretty much my entire life has been documented through photos, and I am so, so grateful. My Dad was home when it was time for the ponies to move from his place to my place. Here is the event documented in photos:
The very happy pony owner:

Scout and Tonto, not too sure they wanted to leave their lush green acreage:

Scout saying, "Whoa there, Girlie, I'm not sure I want any part of this trailer..."

"Let me stop and think for a moment."

"Did you say grain?"

"Well, okay, maybe just one bite."

"Okay, I'll follow the grain bucket anywhere."

One on and one to go!

My wonderful help!!

I honestly thought Tonto would be the hard one to load.

He hopped right on!

Yay! They both loaded with very little fuss! Let the adventure begin!

Scout and E visiting over the stall door:

I love this photo:

Poor Tonto, he hadn't been at the house longer than 20 minutes before we had him saddled up for my daughter's 6th birthday party! He was wonderful carting all of the children around in a new place! I was so proud of him.

D visiting with Scout:

In our aisle way:

Untacking Tonto in his stall:

Checking out Scout in his stall:

So, yes, they are finally home!! I have wonderful neighbor girls who come over to ride on a regular basis, so the ponies are getting worked. They already have Tonto cantering under saddle - the first time he's cantered under saddle in 8 years!

More updates to come.

Happy Riding!