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Friday, September 3, 2010

Close My Eyes by Jessica Amerson

This is the daughter of a very close family friend. I think she is amazing.. just had to share...

Close My Eyes by Jessica Amerson

Friday, May 28, 2010

Box of Chocolate

After a rather tumultous week I needed to share this adorable "Forrest Gump" Quote.

'my Mama always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what your going to get"

for more great quotes from "Forrest Gump" follow the link.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"Remembering our Horses by Pam Saxman

"Ode to Saydee"

I remember our first meeting at the Pretty Penny Ranch 6 years ago, The people who had sold you to my good friend Dee, had said you had major issues with other horses and people and oh by the way--NEVER ever put you in a trailer with any other horse. They had painted a picture of you as if you were a Diabolo. Dee saw straight through their misguided thoughts. She saw an incredible well talented, guardian angel, overfollowing with unconditional love. You weren't a diabolo,you were a "DIVA" with a personality plus.

From the first moment you came to stay with us, you stuck your head inside Greg's truck window-as if to say "HELLO" I'm here to spend the rest of my life with you!!! I will brighten every moment of everyday , I will turn all your frowns upside down,I will show you what life is about !!!! And show us you did. You were always happy and full of spirit and energy!

You enjoyed every minute of work (training) we did. You always put some of your own personality in to it ! Riding you in the show ring or just at home was an incredible feeling-It felt like sitting on top of the world-your Grace-Beauty-Power will be unmatched by any other! When you came to me you were a top "World Class Halter Horse and Top Finisher in many English Classes. I wanted to teach you the western side of competition. I was so impressed with you, if I saddled you english -you instantly new to change your head carriage, the length of your stride(long ground covering movements),when I saddled you western- you instantly carried yourself in a collected manner, with the most incredible 3 beat slow lope I've ever had the pleasure to experience.


I have many wonderful memories of our work together,but one really stands out- I wanted to teach you reining. I had you in the best physical shape any horse could ever be in. When I went to teach you the spin,we started out slow. You thought this was the greatest thing in the world to do. But of course you were having so much fun that when I'd ask for the spin ,you instantly went into a extremely fast flat spin,no matter what direction---the thing is you enjoyed this so much you couldn't wait to do it again. I had to be careful of that cue being anything close to other cues because,Saydee you just flatout loved the spin-any place, anytime.(This was the reining spin,not a spin like a spook.)

Saydee you loved your turnout time. I'd turn you out in the arena or back pasture and you looked like the wildest rodeo horse ever! People would see you and say"You ride that horse? You're crazy,she looks like a keg of dynamite!"

But you were my secret weapon---you had it all-A Super Horse-There will never be another like you ! I feel honored to have been taught by you the meaning of Free Spirit-Unconditional Love-Strength(Power)-an Happiness no matter what we were going through!

Saydee, you only had the best of everything while you were with us. We treated you like the Diva you were. The best stall, blankets,legs wrapped and protected,the best bedding etc. But the one thing I've never done before,with any other horse is share you only with my daughter Samantha. The only ones allowed to ride you were Samantha and I. Samantha knew you the best,she understood you and it made my Heart happy to see the both of you together. So we can say we never had a bad day or a bad ride when we were with you!!

Thank you girl!!!
I will not say GOODBYE, because you have not gone! You will forever be with me. I will use what you taught me-Unconditional Love-Free Spirit-Happiness in all situations-And yes girl,you showed me what life is about.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Rob Krentz Memorial

Robert (Rob) Krentz Douglas rancher was shot and killed Saturday March 27th by a suspected illegal alien.

A rosary will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 211 E. 15th St., Douglas on Friday, April 9th, at 6:00pm. A memorial service will be held at St. Luke’s Catholic Church on Saturday April 10th at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the “Rob Krentz Memorial Fund”, The Cowbelles - c/o Carol Riggs – 4466 N. Brooks Road, Douglas, Arizona 85608.

Condolences can be sent to: Krentz family, PO Box 3592, Douglas, Arizona 85607

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association

Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association, SAAHA
The first Silver Buckle Series show
is this Saturday, March 27, 2010 9:00 am
at Brandi Fenton Park

Six High Point Award divisions,
PLUS new award for this year
SAAHA Arabian Horse High Point (horse must be a registered Arabian or Half-Arabian).

To receive a copy of the SAAHA Fun/Schooling Show Premium, please send an email to

Friday, March 12, 2010

Cowgirls and The Boots they Wear

Ok so the subject of Cowboy Boots has become such a great hobby that a bunch of gals on twitter were tweeting up about our boots. One great gal @M7Laurie created a fanpage for Cowgirls to post photos and stories about their boots. If you really love cowboy boots go ahead and give it a try... so much fun!/group.php?gid=373912587056&ref=nf

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971

Sonya Malecky Spaziani 1 day ago

As a taxpayer and American citizen who has entrusted the care of OUR wild horses to government, I REFUSE to support the continued mismanagement of current BLM and it's policies in regards to this nation's wild horses and burros. I refuse to watch more unnecessary gathers of healthy horses off of healthy sustainable rangelands, while on the same lands, (claimed to be unsustainable), grazing rights have increased for private livestock.

We have 33,000+ of our nation's wild horses stockpiled in captivity, and a mere 25,000- (and declining) small herds dotted across of western rangelands left, with another 12,000 scheduled for removal by the end of 2010, adding to the current cost to taxpayers of 29-34 (and growing) million to care for captured animals annually. With PROPER and less invasive methods of management, our wild herds cost us minimal in contrast in the wild. I, as a taxpayer and American citizen REFUSE to allow the removal of any more of our American mustangs to be added to the current stockpile of CAPTIVE mustangs, paid for by this nation’s hard working taxpayers.
The American public has made it clear that they want their wild horses “properly managed” on our western frontiers, as originally established on 49 million HMA acres, rather then removing more mustangs, thereby reducing genetic viability at this unsettling and escalated rate. I, along with the many who have already shared their voice and concerns, demand any further mustang removals be stopped until there is a public hearing and investigation held by Congress regarding BLM's management of America's wild horses and burros (which currently are approved only by BLM and DOI). There should also be a moratorium on all gathers until Congress has completed public hearings and an investigation and reached a decision about the appropriate management of these animals consistent with the laws that protect them. It is also my recommendation that prior to any future removals, wild horse and burro specialists, in conjunction with independent and neutral ecologists, must first determine animal health concerns, along with rangeland sustainability reports to justify removals. Since these wild horses BELONG to the American people, a coalition of concerned and involved parties, must be formed to oversee the health the well-being of our Nation’s wild horses and burros.

Please submit written comments by April 2, 2010. Comments may be mailed or hand delivered to: 280 Hwy 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyo. 82901. Comments may also be emailed to Please include “Adobe Town & Salt Wells Creek HMAs Scoping Comments” in the subject line.

The American people want the 19 million acres restored, in compliance with the The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971
(Public Law 92-195), which were originally set aside for our wild horses and burros.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010

old farmer

Old Farmer's Advice

Old Farmer's Advice:

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a Farmall tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

Meanness don't jes' happen overnight..

Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads..

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.

Don 't judge folks by their relatives.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Live a good, honorable life.. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.

Don 't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin'.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around..

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply..
Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,
he'll just kill you.