Horses, Ranches, Cowboys, Cowgirls… Lots To Be Thankful For.

Posted in: Ranch Life

It’s the season for thanks.  Most reading this blog likely own a horse or two, or you might be running a full fledged ranch. Whatever the situation, we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.  Heck, even if all you own is a lazy flea bitten dog, your lucky.

There is so much to be thankful for when you live the way we do… And I don’t mean on 12,000 acres eating your own home grown beef every night for supper.  I mean loving the West, or even just the idea of the West.  Caring for and having compassion for an animal. Taking in a view of the open prairie or mountain landscape.  Seeing kids be free to “be kids”. Those moments take my breath away.  I’ve loved this my entire life,  and people always ask me if I get tired of riding horses, or living in the middle of nowhere.  And never do I waiver from my answer, “No. Never.”

So much to be Thankful for.

So much to be Thankful for.

You know what I’m talking about, and since Thanksgiving is upon us I think it would be fun to share what specific things we love about living the life we’ve chosen.  I’m going to try to limit mine to 5.  I’d love to hear your top 5 as well.

1.  I’m thankful for great neighbors and friends, that understand what it’s like to be real and true.

2. I’m thankful for kids that love being dirty and playing outdoors…using their imaginations.

3. I’m thankful for fresh mountain air.

4. I’m thankful to have ridden horses with more heart and grit than any athlete I’ve ever known.

5. I’m thankful that The Lord blessed me with a positive outlook on life, so that I may appreciate all that is given to me each day.

Share your favorites, post pictures! Let’s celebrate being who we are and be thankful!

Posted in: Ranch Life

About Jessie Salter

Horses have been a part of my life since I can remember. Riding with my Dad as a youngster was what I lived for. There was nothing better than working cows, or racing my dad across an alfalfa field. It seems I never grew out...

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