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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Trailer, Gathering Remnants

Gathering Remnants

Filmmaker Kendall Nelson invites you to explore one of the most culturally significant icons of the American West— the cowboy.
In this DVD, filmed throughout Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Texas, today’s cowboys reflect on a timeless lifestyle and share the inner-workings of their personalities, quirks, and most intimate beliefs.
Gathering Remnants is a 50 minute documentary filmed in color and shot in Anamorphic Widescreen

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Brown Reluse

Meet Loxosceles reclusa, (aka brown recluse or violin spider)  a well-known member of the family Sicariidae (formerly placed in “Loxoscelidae”). This guy was just under my elbow which I placed atop the fence post to steady my camera. They are generally not aggressive until provoked like getting trapped in your shirt or boot. I seem to be immune to the venom as I have been bitten twice without any reaction but others bitten on the ranch have developed necrosis. The bite will look like two small blisters that eventually join together as one, at this time you need to get medical help unless you like quarter sized dimples or larger of missing skin. The ranch never had a brown recluse population until we started importing some of our hay from out of state.

Ghost Ranch

Known as a loner, O'Keeffe explored the land she loved often in her Ford Model A, which she purchased and learned to drive in 1929. She often talked about her fondness for Ghost Ranch and Northern New Mexico, as in 1943, when she explained: "Such a beautiful, untouched lonely feeling place, such a fine part of what I call the 'Faraway'. It is a place I have painted before . . . even now I must do it again."
photo by Ron Sheer  Buddies in the Saddle

Cow Dog Workin


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

New Arrival, May 14, 2011

Arriving at 4:30 this morning, this filly shares something 
in common with this years Kentucky Derby winner. They 
have the same Sire, Leroidesanimaux. Mare and foal
are doing very well. I need sleep.

Monday, May 9, 2011


The Brazilian bred stallion Leroidesanimaux stands at a farm
about ten miles from here. Over the past few month we have bred
5 of our broodmares to him. He is the sire of Animal Kingdom,
winner of this years Kentucky Derby. We also have one of his
foals due this week. Photos to come
How about them apples.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Horses in Heaven

A little girl once asked me If I thought horses go to Heaven when
they die. Yes I said, with the speed of lightning and the sound
of rolling thunder.

Georgia Okeeffe

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bull Calves to Steers

This morning we turned the bull calves into steers. No
need to post those pics but by this afternoon they were
all back to playing and nursing.
Some of the cowboy's brought their boy's to work. This is Brian's
son Wyatt who told me he has a girfriend but
he's not that positive about it. Been there son, been there.
This is Wyatt's friend Jason. He says his girlfriend
is 16 years old but by the look of that grin on his face
I'm not to sure of that.
Wyatt and Jason took off looking for adventure while
their dad's worked the cattle

Pee Wee barrel racer, Pinedale WY

As fresh as it gets

Saturday, March 5, 2011


A current photo of the colt that was born January 15th
As you can see he's filled out nicely and is a real handful.
I like that Texas shaped star.

Colt foaled March 5, 2011

This big colt arrved at 1:15 this morning. Mom and foal
are doing well.

The Connection

Horses don't come into our lives accidentally, but
with a purpose. Sometimes their intention is obvious
and sometimes it is so subtle that it takes decades
to unravel the meaning. Horses are so deeply connected
to the inside of humans that they can and will unearth emotions 
we so desperately try to hide from.
Katriina Alongi - Equine Insanity

Four Types of Labs

It's summertime

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Last saturday I wandered over to HITS and their must
have been 3 or 4 hundred horses on site and
equestrians from all over North America. With 10
events running simultaneously it was impossible to
capture just how large this place is.

A few of the yearlings

The colt born on January 15th

As you can see he has filled out alot from the day he
was born. See my post on Jan 15.

A new filly

Born this morning at around 3am, this little filly is all legs.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

Every year, on Valentines Day, we put the bulls back in with
the main herd. Victor likes Valentines Day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

1466 Pulling the 20ft Drag

Between working nights on foal watch and some kind
of chest cold from hell, I've had little time to post anything.
We have two mares that are running really late otherwise
you would have photos of foals by now. All I need is for
the next two mares due in early Feb to start early.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

First Foal of 2011

This colt was born just after midnight Jan 15th.
Just 12 hours old he's already been vet checked twice
and ready to play......just as soon as we take a little nap.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Foaling Barn

Over the next couple of months this is where 
16 healthy (hoping) foals will be born. I will attempt to
take and post photos of each foal on their birthday.
They usually arrive in the middle of the night so we all
take turns on 'foal watch'.