Tag Archives: trail ride

Butterflies on our trails…

I love our trails. They are different from week to week…month to month…season to season…..And they never get boring. One of the things that has always surprised me here in Florida is that you almost always see butterflies while riding the trails. Here are some of the ones I seen, whose picture I have taken… […]

Paso Fino Valentino don’t rear no mo’…..

When we first got Valentino, he was still a stallion, and one of the fun things about him was ability to stand on his hind legs in an beautiful controlled fashion. …Perfectly balanced, like a pro…..….Paso Fino horses are just the coolest…! ……..it was a really fun thing to do with him……… But now that […]

Trail rides go better with Spanish Moss……just ask Montana and Willow….

All of our horses like Spanish Moss. Normally when you are trail riding, don’t let your horse stop and eat. It is the horse’s way of gaining control over the ride….and they will want to do lots of stopping and grazing and very little walking…..if you start out letting them do this….rewarding them with a treat […]

Nelson loves Gatorade

Nelson, our palomino paint pony, loves Gatorade. He’s a treat hound anyway…. ….. and will wander around begging for snacks when he’s loose… ….but Gatorade is particularly yummy! Especially when some nice person… ….. like Montana….. ……. pours it into her hand and lets him drink it! And how can you refuse him? He’s SOOOOO cute! Just […]

What Jeremy and Gypsy do on their days off…..

This is Relish enjoying a cool bath in a nice big puddle with her baby…. This is Jeremy going for a trail ride with Gypsy…….. They spot Relish lounging in her puddle…….. ………and give her a heart attack! They scare her away……….……..and when she goes running off……. ……they take over her puddle!!            […]

Buddy Stirrups – a great invention !

Horseback riding can be a bouncy business…especially when the horse breaks into a trot and you are so little that your feet can’t reach the stirrups… Hence the invention of buddy stirrups: a set of small, kid-size stirrups that hooks right over the saddle horn….and voila…a small person’s ride on a big horse is suddenly […]