From the Horses Mouth Blog

Grandparents are Great!

As I grew up, my grandparents lived only minutes away from me. This is a blessing for which I am eternally grateful. My grandparent's home was a second home for me. But many children do not get to experience this geographical closeness to their...

Spring Break Day Camp at Western Pleasure

Today we had our first Day Camp here at the ranch. Five hardy youngsters showed up today to enjoy a day filled with horseback fun. The rain, hail, sleet, snow, and 30+ mile an hour wind didn't damper their spirits one bit. ...

Idaho Forest Legacy Program

I am very proud to announce that my family’s ranch is now an Idaho Forest Legacy Program property. For the many of you who have never heard of this program, like myself when we first started into this endeavor, the Idaho Forest Legacy Program is...

Recreate Romance this Valentines Day

I love going out for a nice dinner with my sweetheart. Valentines Day is a perfect excuse to dress up a little and enjoy a dinner that I didn't throw together in between changing diapers. When I am looking for the perfect place to go...

Brad Yunek – A talent you may not have known.

Many of you have met Brad Yunek when visiting the ranch. Brad has worked here full time as a Wrangler, Maintenance Man, and Sleigh Driver for over a decade. You have probably witnessed his talent as a trail guide and for fixing machinery while you...

Emily Joy Otis is here!

For all of you who have been waiting to hear the update on Emily and I, here it is. On November 30, Landon and I headed to the Labor and Delivery wing at the Bonner General Hospital to begin my scheduled induction one...

Freya Ford, Miss Rodeo Idaho

The first time I met Freya Ford she was attending horse camp here at the ranch for her very first time. She was your typical horse crazy girl who didn’t have horses of her own. This first camp wouldbe the first moment of the many...

Star

As another group of quilters pile into the lodge for a long weekend of non-stop quilting, Star assumes her position in the middle of the Great Room floor. She knows that it is her job to care for, entertain, and act as tour guide...

Grounded

I have been grounded!It has been 70 days since I last rode a horse. One thousand, six hundred and eighty hours since I have sat astride the most magnificent beast ever to walk the earth. One hundred thousand, eight hundred minutes since I have been...