We don't usually pick up new horses in the fall but when the Todd Mountain Guest Ranch was shutting its doors last October, we couldn't resist bringing home a few of their great horses. The horses spent an easy winter lazing in our pasture but are starting work now, and they're all we'd hoped they'd be. That's me (Joanne) on Texas, a big, strong, gentle Appaloosa, and Gene on Rio, a solid-coloured, very sweet registered Paint horse. Look for them (and Charlie Cache, too!) on the trails in Campbell Valley Park.
Spring break has started and the families have been coming out to ride! Here are a couple of photos from earlier this week.
Karen and her son, Zach, came to ride while visiting from Nova Scotia. Karen used to ride when she was a kid (it showed - she sat her horse, Freckles, very nicely!) while Zach was a little newer in the saddle but did really well with Traveller. That's Gene bringing up the rear on Rio (we'll get photos of him and a couple other new(ish) horses onto our website soon, I promise!).
I just noticed Freckles tongue poking out the side of his mouth! Very funny!
This is Ron and his 9-year-old son, Rocco, on Freckles and Traveller. Ron rode quite a lot when he was a kid but this was Rocco's first ride - he was a star! Ron plans to bring Rocco back again this summer, along with his brothers, for another great ride. Thanks for riding with Glen Valley Stables, everyone!
Here's where we share photos and memories of some of our guests and the horses they get to call their own for an hour or two. Saddle up!