From the Horses Mouth Blog

Don’t Squat With Yer Spurs On…Or Other Places

Danielle taking the horses back to the field after a long day on the trail.Some of our guests ask, and many more wonder in anxious silence, "How do I answer the call of nature while on a trail ride?" Here are a few tips from...

Goodbye Old Friend

Today is a day I have dreaded. I have known for many years that today would come, but I have always hoped we could put it off just a little bit longer. Today I said goodbye to my old friend. JR Chicka Do was my...

A Fall Ride on the Moose Mountain Trail

Blacktail LakeOn the trail to Blacktail LakeThe Moose Mountain Loop Trail is an approximately 9 mile, round trip trail that takes you past two great mountain lakes.  This is a great horseback ride or hike. I rode this trail with my parents; Roley and Janice,...

Cross Country Skiing

As the colors of fall fade away and winter threatens to cover the North Idaho landscape once again (winter storm warning beginning tonight at 5pm), I find myself looking forward to winter a bit more this year.  Usually, I dread the icy chill of winter....

The Bigger the Horse the Bigger the Heart

Amos and Andy were the best team of Percheron draft horses a person could ever hope to have. Amos was the motivated half of the team and Andy would rather just eat hay. They knew their job and they did it well. They taught all...

Has winter returned?

When I awoke this morning I was greeted by a cheery landscape of white! Yes, several inches of snow had fallen overnight. I have to admit that I was not especially pleased to see snow on an April morning, but it was very beautiful. These...

My Little Cowgirl

We had some fantastic early spring weather here at the ranch and we spent every moment we could outside soaking in that vitamin D.  The April showers have since arrived, but I thought I would share with you one of Emily's favorite activities during those...

Winter Horse Therapy

Winter is slowly loosening its icy grip on us here at Western Pleasure Guest Ranch and I am suffering from some serious cabin fever symptoms.  So today, I left the kids with mom for a couple hours so I could go outside for some winter...

I’m dreaming of a white Christma…..wait…what?!

www.westernpleasureranch.comemail: [email protected] woke up this morning and looked out my window to find that our little piece of paradise was once again wrapped in a blanket of fluffy white snow.  It’s the perfect Christmas postcard scene here in North Idaho.  Now, I have to admit...