Dragging Practice

Saturday, June 25 –

Nathan and the kids spent some time in the arena today riding horses. They had a lot of fun.

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Stockton practiced dragging a heavy piece of wood around to get his horse used to the idea.

 

 

Aspen’s 18th Birthday

Saturday, October 10 –

Aspen and Carolina cooked up their own special celebration meal.

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Complete with a pumpkin pound cake.

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We actually celebrated twice. The Thursday before we were in the Amarillo area for a funeral of a sweet lady. After the services, in the afternoon, we did a little shopping and bought Aspen her birthday present.

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Then we ate at her choice of restaurants

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The Olive Garden is always a good idea.

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Second Cousins

Aspen and Samantha got the have a two week visit. They didn’t do anything spectacular, but that’s the way they like it.

Aspen and cousin, Samantha take Marian for a wagon ride

Aspen and cousin, Samantha take Marian for a wagon ride

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Tucking In the Turkeys

Monday, September 29 –

I snapped these pictures one evening of Aspen getting her lavender turkeys ready for bed. They’re all very tame and seem very fond of her.

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Aspen and Virginia

 

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Sunday, March 30

 

Aspen takes her turn in the round pen. She’s riding Virginia, a beautiful Galiceno.

She was quite fresh and tried a few tricks with Aspen.

 

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A few more times around and around…now whoa….backup, backup…stand still…she’s licking her lips, that means she accepts it.

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Nathan finished her up and made sure all her little tricks were proved futile. Now she’s being unsaddled. We’ve found the jeep is a great thing for hauling saddles back and forth from the tack shed to the round pen.

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Patient Carolina hopes for a turn.

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