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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Split Passion (Horses and Sled Dogs)

This spring, things are different.


Russ and I are both on fire about training.

Him...horses.

His passion.


We toyed with getting down to one horse, which was a painful discussion.

Our reason was, Russ is the only one that rides.  
Why have two?

But now, the reason is clear.


Our Mustang, Nauish (Now-eesh), belongs here.



He's an awesome horse.  No bad habits.  
Trained (Parelli) by excellent local horse trainers,
sisters, Staci and Mandy, who have trained Mustangs their entire lives.

And, most of all, we love him dearly.


To celebrate our decision to pull ads and commit to a lifetime of Nauish, 
hubby Russ built two hitchin' posts and saddle stands.


They will come in handy as Russ plans for his 30-day trip by horseback this summer.
A trip with him riding Raz, and ponying Nauish. 
Or vice versa.


Joined by our good farm friends, 
who have always made our place a stop on their rides in previous summers.



What an adventure that will be...for them.


And for me...left behind.

For I have a new excitement too.

I'm training lead dogs daily.


I have never been so excited to see a group of youngsters step up into their new roles.

Especially Malakai, who is doing amazing in lead.


And Skunky Monkey...


As long as the temps hold, 
and remain cool enough, 
we're making it a part of our morning chores.


The oldsters, Windows (pictured below) and Star...(pictured above), in lead.


...teaching the youngsters.

As it should be.  

Until next time folks, God willing.  


And have a blessed Easter, for our Redeemer lives!!

Sherry


7 comments:

Ms. ~K said...

I enjoyed my visit here.
Happy Easter,
K

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Thanks Ms. K ~ I enjoyed your Blog too!! Thanks for the visit!

Dicky Bird said...

The mustang is beautiful. Your dogs look so cute. A 30 day trip - sounds like fun. Yes, our savior lives. Happy Easter. Blessings from Ringle, WI.

OurCrazyFarm said...

Such beautiful pictures, Sherry! Happy Easter!

mountain mama said...

lovely, enjoyed all the pictures! beautiful horses.

happy resurrection day, God bless~

Kerin said...

What a life full of adventure you all have!

Horses.. dogs.. trips..etc.

Loved all your pictures, and your journaling.
I enjoyed reading your blog :)

Thanks for following my blog.. and now I can follow you back.

Looking forward to reading your posts.

Happy Tuesday.

Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Thank you everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday. We are rolling into spring, even though we had snow here this morning. :)