Ranch Joy: Bucking Ballet

After the worst summer drought in history for our region (near Vernon, BC), we have been getting a good dose of Autumn rain. The horses are overcome with joy at the fresh, new rainfall and Güliz managed to catch them on film!

You can see the dust clouds rising up as they run across the fields – showing you just how very dry it’s been…

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This is in the lower pastures, just down from the house. This area is always the greenest, because the water from the hills behind flows down to this area. At 2:16 you can see Omar and Raven in their field just behind the herd.

Seeing the herd like this makes my heart expand with pure joy! THIS is what I always envisioned for them, during this looooong search for their land. The other really cool thing about this land, is the earth is very percussive. So no matter where you are on the 160 acres, when they start running, you can instantly hear the drumbeat of their hooves. Bliss.

Ranch Joy: Bucking Ballet

8 thoughts on “Ranch Joy: Bucking Ballet

  • October 3, 2021 at 2:58 am
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    Crying!!!! Montaro is almost another horse when he is galloping! I love how they come to tell you how happy they are….Yes, moved profoundly, watching tthis!!! xxxxxx

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  • October 3, 2021 at 4:43 am
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    How wonderful. I was surprised that there were no fence and how close they got to you in a fast pace, giggles. So sweet how conscious they were of you watching them and the eye contact “Look at me…. ahhhhhh….. sharing joy with you.” Loved it. Thank you for sharing.

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    • October 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm
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      I love it too. The older horses are so skilled with their body they will never knock you down or kick you by accident. But I still watch out for the young girls!

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      • October 7, 2021 at 6:52 am
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        When Montaro gets close, is he winking at us? What an expression of thanksgiving and love of life in the moment.. By George, I think he is.

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  • October 3, 2021 at 7:40 am
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    For me I find so much happiness in watching the four horsemen run with joy and exuberance ! The weather is changing here and the cooler morning temps are a welcomed change during this long hot drought! Montaros jump buck was pure bliss! Buckaroo has acrobatic moves like that and I adore watching him although I do ride with him so a bit intimidating. I am a bit bummed that since our visiting Chippewa left the movement and hard core running has mostly become non existent! I could see they all lost weight and were becoming extra fit while he was here but he and Dreamer had a kicking incident that left Dream limping….and his constant intimidation of Banner was something I felt was unjust because Banner is now 26 and has been lame so long it seemed unfair for him to not have peace in his own home!

    For all souls movement is life and maybe even more so for horses! I am again beyond thrilled for all the space you now get to share with them! I know it’s not all bucks and farts but I know it will bring you so much in so many ways!
    ✌🏼💚🐴

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    • October 3, 2021 at 4:05 pm
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      That’s the most wonderful thing about this ranch Michelle – how MUCH they move. And because most of it is slopped their muscle development is remarkable. I’m sure that will slow down in Spring/Summer when there is ample grass near the water sources… but for now they are ranging a lot every day.

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