Monday, February 24, 2014

Wintertime Horses

Every few days The Rancher takes a bale of hay out to the horses.  The last few times that he has gone to feed he has a slight issue... the horses have been getting out!  He pops the gate open, drives the tractor into the pasture and then once he has cleared the gate out they go.

But being the ever vigilant ranch wife I've been there to the rescue.  I mean, you can't really miss eight horses running down the road.  I feel guilty admitting this, but I do love to see them run.  Its like back in the day when bands of horses would run wild, free... and crazy.  Ya they were crazy, but still beautiful!

It really only took a minute to get the horses back to their pasture on those few days they were out roaming.  Giving a good cowgirl whoop and holler is just the trick to get those horses to turn back.  Do you think it would work to get my kids to come back like that?

One fine morning we had the privilege of helping The Rancher feed the horses and we must have been good luck.  Not a single horse ran out!  They must have known that I wanted a few photos.  I love a winter shot of the horses in the snow. Their long, thick winter coat is its own kind of beautiful.


  1. I really enjoy reading your blog. I too live in Idaho, although not on a Ranch. I grew up riding Cutting Horses and have a true love for horses, cows and ranching. You are creating wonderful memories for your children by having this blog to look back on in the future. I look forward to reading your future posts.
    Thanks again!!

  2. Thanks, Annie! I love every bit of this life and sharing it with you. On the ranch I grew up on we did a lot of sorting on some good cutting horses. Nowadays these cowboys are into the good roping horses. I'm trying to convince them we need to go the other way!