Friday, April 1, 2011

A Visitor to the Ranch

We don't have visitors very often round these parts.  Especially this kind!  Can't ya tell by the inquiring bull!


I figured my horsey people would be happy to know that we finally have a horse on the place.  The husband always says this is a horse free zone.  Hate to tell y'all, he's not a fan of the horse.  I know!  Everyone has their faults though.


So are you wondering how this gal came to the ranch?  Well, she belongs to my parents.  My dad called me yesterday.  She was at the racetrack in Grand Prairie.  Apparently she came up lame with a bowed tendon.  He needed someone to pick her up for him.  Parents live a long way from the DFW area.  Fortunately, daughter is not far.  AND the horse trainer was actually coming thru my area today.  So I met him at the truck stop on the interstate and loaded her up.


She'll stay with us until the end of May.  We are traveling to my parent's house for my niece's graduation.  So we'll take her home then.  Much to the husband's dismay, we'll probably bring my horse home then too.  Do y'all even remember Miss Priss?  It's been so long since she's been here.  She's doing great.  Dad is working cattle on her at the feed yard.  Couldn't think of any better training!

Little known fact about the Wife, my dad was a racehorse trainer when I was little.  I spent much of my  young days at the racetrack messin' with the horses.  I wish I lived closer to my parents.  I would get a picture of us in the winner's circle.  I vividly remember one where I'm rockin' a pair of red boots, jeans tucked in.  I was totally cool!    

14 comments:

Mikey said...

She's very pretty! I can't believe your hubby isn't "horse people". You're right, I guess he's allowed one fault, lol.

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

Well well, what we have here...?
TB then?

fernvalley01 said...

She is a pretty girl. Hope you bring the photos back in may !Would love to se it

cdncowgirl said...

*gasp* NOT a horse person. Well I guess if its his only fault.... lol

She's awfully pretty. And yay for Miss Priss coming home! Hope to see some pics of her being ridden.

Gail said...

What a beautiful lady.

Samantha said...

She's a good looking girl!

Shirley said...

Nice mare! Too bad she can't stay and be company for Miss Priss when you bring her home.

Rising Rainbow said...

Nice pic seeing the bull checking her out. It will be good to see Miss Priss again. It's been a while.

I didn't remember your dad trained race horses. Julie from Equine Mine's dad is a race trainer too.

MilkMaid09 said...

Ain't a ranch - or a farm - w/o a horse. She's a good-lookin' one too!

lisa said...

The hubby is not a horse person either but makes allowances for me! Beautiful horse though.

Farmchick said...

I bet you were!!! {totally cool} and still are! :) Hoping you can link up to my Photo Friday....you have such great pictures!! :)

texasnascarcowgirl said...

Hmmmm I have been looking for someone to help me find a race horse that i can rehab into a barrel horse. I already have one and he is 20 now, he will live with me til he dies. I would love another. If you hear of one. =)

Nicole said...

Yey for horses! The husband may come around and grown attached!!!

small farm girl said...

I use to work at a race track hot walking horses and cleaning stalls. Some of the best years of my life. I wished we lived closer to a track now. Can't wait to see some pictures of your horse!