May 28, 2018

The Rest of March & Memorial Day

The rest of the month of March!
After Joel's visit James stayed on to get hands on with horses and time in the saddle!
He even tried his hand at trimming and shoeing 
with the Master Farrier ~ Thanks Wayne!
With the following days riding... saddle...

 ... and without ~ The best way to learn!

 Riding parallel...

... and relaxed!
Great work James and 'Knight'!


Someone look happy to be back at the ranch!

 Stacy and Woj, back in town for more Cowboy Yoga and Horses.

 Nice to see Robin, and look at what we found on our
Wisdom Way Walk!!!

Last Wisdom Way session of the month with Ty and 'Roper'
~ What's it like to walk in your own wisdom?

 And just before heading overseas to Israel our
Veterinarian schools a class of vet tecs.

Out to the horses for hands on training.
Ales instructs the students on where and how to
give injections.

Looks like 'Jack' needed his teeth floated.
Floating is the medical term used to describe the rasping or 
filing of a horses' teeth. This is done to even the chewing surfaces, 
remove hooks, points, and sharp edges.
Thanks for taking good care of our horses!!!


On Mindful Memorial Day
We pray for those who gave their lives in service of their country.

The above photo is from Ben King's Mindful Memorial Day project.
"A living memorial . . . in 2018 for the fifth consecutive year, Mindful Memorial Day will be observed with the hanging of yellow ribbons and fallen warrior cards—one for each service member killed in-theater since September 11, 2001.  The ribbons and their attached cards will be suspended from the rafters of The Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the gates of Arlington National Cemetery."
  ~ from

In the United States, Memorial Day is celebrated each year on the last Monday of May.   
Originally known as “Decoration Day” in the years following the Civil War. 
It was Union General John A. Logan who called for an official nationwide day of remembrance on May 30, 1868, a date chosen because it wasn't the anniversary of a particular battle.  President Ulysses S. Grant presided over first Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, May 30th, 1868. 

The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute.  President Bill Clinton signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act on December 28th, 2000.