Saturday, May 23, 2015
Every year I help with the equine units in the 500 parade.
We help get the horses & riders ready and then escort them along the parade route.
There were four units this year.
The Culver Academy Black Horse Troop with their majestic Friesians.
The Wells Fargo Stagecoach
The Mid America Cowgirls
And the IPS Mounted Police
Lots of prep work to get everyone parade ready!
Horses are groomed and some even sparkled up.
Spit polished military uniforms are pulled on
Along with patriotic cowgirl & cowboy costumes.
When its all over, we are all dog tired!
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Our first trail ride off the ranch was at Strawtown Koteewi Park.
Janette & Apollo enjoyed the getaway.
It was a cool cloudy day, perfect for a ride around the open prairie.
We spotted this patch of wildflowers along the trail.
And we spotted a deer.
Patient horses waiting to go home.