Thursday, February 14, 2008
My brother is a city slicker and a California surfer. At least he WAS until he married a gal who grew up on a ranch and was accustomed to owning and caring for horses.
His wife endured the city slicker life for many years, and then things changed. My brother's job transferred to Colorado. My sister-in-law patiently stuck things out in the suburbs for awhile but then...one day...while taking a drive they happened upon a small cozy home with several acres of land. This cute cottage is now "home sweet home" and has grown into a ranch where his wife and two daughters enjoy owning horses. Here are a few snap shots of my 14-year-old niece (sent via email) at the recent National Western Stock Show.
A few years ago, I visited the ranch. I was able to ride a horse, but they put it on a lead, because he was a little spunky...like all their horses. They don't have the kind that walk real slow. I decided to make him trot and I almost fell off. As you can tell, I don't know how to ride. I do better on 2 wheels. So...have you ever been on a horse?