Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, yall!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

G'day, Mates! 12/10/11

G'day, everyone! Sorry for the delay and lack of postings. I was overseas in Australia and New Zealand for a while but am now back in the Mojave getting back in the routine. Augustus and Sawyer probably enjoyed their vacation as much as I did. :) We managed to snap a few photos of Gus today, so enjoy. Gus is a bit rusty after not being under saddle for nearly a month and a half, but I'm sure we will be back up to the way we left off very soon. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and enters this Christmas season with a bang! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Augustus and Jeremy 10/6/11

Jeremy came out to the ranch today. Needless to say, he and Gus had a blast.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Tomorrow is the big ride and today was probably the cleanest Gus has ever been! :) We are gonna get an early start, do a bit of round pen work, then head out for the trail. I am excited to see how Gus handles the obstacles this time around...I am sure there will be lots of "firsts" for him but he always stays calm and does a great job. Gus has usually been the only Mustang that heads out on ACTHA's rides from Sandy Valley Ranch so far...hopefully we will see many more tomorrow representing!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ten more days....

Hello all -

It's been a very busy summer. Wish I could have had the chance for more updates, but thanks for checking back in with us. First off, Gus is now 5 years old! His birthday was 8/24/11. We just have 10 more days till Gus and I compete in ACTHA's "Ride for the Mustangs". We have been busy doing lots of riding and basically just staying in shape so we can handle what is thrown at us on the 10th. This will be Gus' second competitive trail ride and I think even he is excited. This is another World Record Ride, and benefits the Mustang Heritage Foundation, so we will be there with our game faces on ready to represent the Mustangs. My buddy, Dave, will also be riding with his steed and it is sure to be a grand time. Until next week....

Friday, July 15, 2011

All Quiet on the Western Front...

It is Monsoon season out here right now, so lots of humidity and rain happening...which makes for some muggy days. Not much to post right now, other than all is good, Gus and I are doing great, and hope to get some exciting pics and stories back up here before too long. Have a good day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


While Gus waits for his bath, he loves to drink the water that is running off of Sawyer. :)

Saturday, June 18, 2011


"I have not tired of the wilderness; rather I enjoy its beauty and the vagrant life I lead, more keenly all the time. I prefer the saddle to the streetcar and star-sprinkled sky to a roof, the obscure and difficult trail, leading into the unknown to any paved highway, and the deep peace of the wild to the discontent bred by cities." it is enough that I am surrounded by beauty." - Everett Ruess

Friday, June 17, 2011

A much needed massage - 6/16/11

Gus was lucky enough to have a visit from Jeremy, a Massage Therapist at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. Just look at that face as he receives a much needed professional massage! HA. :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Welcome to The Heart of the Mojave"

The new BLM sign in our backyard says it all. :)

Summer 2011

Hello all -

Been busy out this way, and unfortuately the temps just keep on rising. We had a "delayed" summer till yesterday...finally hit the triple digits. So needless to say, we are still enjoying lots of adventure out on trail and having fun at the ranch, but we are drinking tons of water and slowing the pace down a bit to stay healthy. Luckily for me, Gus isn't picky and drinks right from the hose. :)

Anyways, not too much going on other than just time out on trail and ranch playdays, so I hope you enjoy the photos.

Also, for those of you that don't know, The "Ride for The Mustangs" has been rescheduled for September 10th. Check out for more info. Anyone who was previously scheduled and reserved for the June 6th date automatically had their info transfered so no hassles. Just confirm :)