So things have been all kinds of busy around here lately. I have no real excuse except for having a whole lot of different things on my plate all at one time… SO instead of a fun craft or recipe today how about a little glimpse into my life beyond the blog.
We’re a horse family.
A roping family on the hub’s side specifically. More of the cow hand variety on my side…
But either way you look horses are a part of our life.
Meet Sox… He’s my personal favorite.
We were all taught at a young age how to ride… How to saddle and groom our horses… That horses are a part of the family to be cared for and respected.
My niece, Taylor, and her horse, Blue Gown.
Some kiddos get their toys taken away, or TV, or video games as a punishment when they’re young. In our family if you get in trouble that means you don’t get to go out and ride with everyone else. The harshest of discipline for a little guy that just wants to ride his horse with the older guys.
Our nephew, Chancey riding Dan.
Being a horse family really is an ENTIRE family activity.
Everyone gets to ride at some point during the day… And whether it’s pushing the cows up to rope, opening shoots, or just playing in the dirt nearby we’re all outside spending time as a family.
I feel truly blessed that I married into a family with roots so similar to my own. Sure our methods of using horses, the hub’s family versus my side might be a little bit different. But there’s always the same thing at the center; family and horses.
That’s my dad, fourth from the left… And his cow working crew.
On a recent weekend roping trip my husband and I drove by Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. There were boats on the water, RVs, tents and people playing along the water’s edge. I asked him what he thought life would be like if we were a lake family instead of a horse family…
His answer, “What would we do all day?!?” I guess being a horse family is what we’re good at!
So tell me lovelies!! What KIND of a FAMILY is yours???