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I gotta tell ya…

One of my favorite things, is to watch the horses run and play in the pastures.

I open the gates everyday for their grazing enjoyment.

Yesterday I decided to grab my camera, for some action shots.

You know, you can never have enough of those stored on your computer.

So here we go!



Even fat, little Tater Tot got into the race.






Everyone seemed to be doing their own figure 8 patterns, almost playing chicken with each other.


Farting and squealing…


Squealing and farting…


Just such a feeling of beauty,





…and comic relief.


Don’t sell him short (yes pun intended) those little legs were a blur.

Atta boy Tater!

I see Kentucky Derby in his future.

Don’t you?

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Well, it wasn’t a huge logging event but, when you’re trying to load up on wood for the winter, it sure feels like it.

My husband and I were cutting out some dead trees in the woods behind us (well I was supervising the cutting down part) and he decided we needed our mare Feather to help out.


So I threw the roping saddle on her and headed down the road.


Dragging logs out of the woods onto the main trail.



There’s something about this mare…I just love.

I always tell people we may not be super great at one thing but, she’s done everything I’ve asked her to do.








Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I went on the last camping trip of the season this weekend.

The fall colors are just beautiful right now and as we rode along, the one thing I so enjoyed was how the fallen leaves carpeted the trail.

Natures pavement.

There was one particular area, where the Maple trees just seemed to glow.

The cold nights were worth it.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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So I was going through pictures of my “kids” today and thought this one portrayed Mother’s Day pretty well.

Little Sora, born May 7th, 2011. One day before Mother’s Day that year.


Everyone is content and in love. Including me. Red heart

Wishing you all a fabulous Mother’s Day this year.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Feather 2

My now 9 yr. old mare Feather, as a weanling in 2004.


Feather, 2012.


Sora as a weanling, 2011.

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As a 2 yr. old, 2013.


My now 6 yr. old mare Sophia, as a weanling.


Sophia, 2012.

One thing for sure with Appaloosas, you can always expect change.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I’ll never get sick of posting photos like this. Winking smile


I’m amazed at how wonderful mares can be when the baby is giving some pretty good udder bumps to open the milk bar! Ouch


Belly (and face) full of warm milk.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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This is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this challenge.

We live on a farm and I think this is a beautiful moment.

Whether you’re a horse, dog, cat, cow, human or basically “All Creatures Great And Small”.

Did you read those books by James Herriot?

You should.


Get ready…

Are you sure you want to see?







Inside for 11 months and 10 days.


Outside…finally, after 11 months and 10 days.

Until next time…Appy trails. Smile

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A couple weeks ago Scott went into town and picked up his mother.

Took her grocery shopping and then brought her out for the day.

Scott was raised with horses and animals. His dad was a farrier and leather craftsman.

_DSC9009                                                            She was a great sport about all the dogs.

_DSC9053                                                           Gunner just loved her!


_DSC8997   I harnessed up Feather for a drive in my cart.

She’s saying “you know this is my horse”! Smile

Ilene always tells me that I would’ve loved to have met Scott’s dad Bob. (he passed away from cancer years before I met Scott) He loved horses and his job.

_DSC9021  Smiling Ilene. Of course Whinny HAS to be a passenger!

_DSC9027    I handed her the reins. Then asked if she’d ever driven a horse.

I love putting the feather plume on Feather when we drive. You can never have enough bling!

_DSC9036   No? Okay, give them back!


We had lunch then Scott wanted some camera time in the house.

Here we go…






There, we have your attention now.



Now what are you thinking?


Typical  Smile with tongue out


Yes put your teeth back in please.

_DSC8974  She’s such a lovely old lady! Winking smile

But she cheats at cards.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Yesterday was a beautiful day for a ride.

Scott wanted to go for a hike with his weighted backpack on. He’s trying to get in shape for a hunting trip later this year.

So I followed.



Sora did pretty darn good following along. I was expecting a little yippee yeehaa from her as we started, but I was gladly wrong. Sora’s only 10 months old. I wonder how tall she’ll get?


We went through the fields surrounding us.


And across a road! Sora’s first time!


Of course Scott had to try and get scenic views.

He was running around while we tried to “work” the camera. Smile



Inside joke?


On our way home.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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