Archive for the ‘This week at the Ranch’ Category
Date: August 7th, 2012
When most of us think of a western dude ranch, we think of horses, cowboys, and possibly the cattle. Our minds conjure up images of open vistas, traversing the open-range on horseback.
But what does the west have to offer someone who – gasp – isn’t into horses?
Believe it or not, we do have guests that aren’t interested in riding a horse at all during the week. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it’s okay. Because the west (and this ranch) have a surprising amount to offer in the non-equine department.
Most of these activities fall into the category that our lead guide Steve enthusiastically refers to as “new west.” This includes adventure activities such as hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, yoga, rock-climbing, kayaking and rafting.
Each provides an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors – the fresh air, beautiful vistas and impressive landscapes – while engaged in unique and challenging physical activity.
Just like horseback riding at the ranch, these activities can be tailored for any level of experience or fitness acuity. Which means it’s a great place to start a new hobby – or, if you’re already an experienced athelete in the chosen activity, to take yourself to the next level.
New west provides adventure, athleticism, and appreciation for the natural environment.
The beauty of Vista Verde is that we offer this menu of “new west” activities in harmony with our “traditional” trail-riding and horse training and breeding programs.
With a menu of so many options to choose from, there really is something for everyone.
So, the next time you’re here and need a break from the saddle, trade in your cowboy boots and hop on the back of a mountain bike instead and see what “new west” has to offer.
Date: August 2nd, 2012
I want to see the horse as a part of me.
I will bond with it’s soul and run like a horse.
Making a friend forever.in total synchronicity.
Name: Regina Frost
City: Budd Lake
Date: August 2nd, 2012
Often times, guests get better photos than any professional photographer can capture at the ranch. That is the advantage of staying at a place for an extended period of time- you have more chances of being at the right place at the right time. We always appreciate it when our guests share a great photo, or several great photos, they took during their stay.
Earlier this summer, we shared on our Facebook page, some great shots taken by John on the 4th of July, that blew me away. This one of Nicky coming home from our Star Spangled Stampede, was powerful.
Last week, Tammy shared an amazing photo she took during her stay. It was a very special photo, and I put it up on our Facebook page Sunday morning. Well, the photo went completely viral, and took off on Facebook. The marketing geek in me found it fascinating to watch the stats grow through that day, and the following days. As of this morning, the photo had been seen by almost 15,000 people. 61 people shared that photo on their wall, about 750 people “liked” the photo, and we have had 82 people make comments to us about the photo. For a little dude ranch in Northwest Colorado, those are significant numbers!
I love the light in this photo, and it is real, for those of you who asked. We do truly get sunsets like this at Vista Verde!
Another great photo from the summer is this shot taken by Debbie, who shared a group of her photos with us this past week as well. I think it really captures the magic of the morning round up at Vista Verde. It’s always a peaceful time, with amazing morning light, until the horses come charging into the corral. They kick up dust, raise the energy level and stir up the calm that is sitting over the ranch.
Thanks to all our wonderful guests who share photos of their stays with the ranch. We greatly appreciate having the shots, and love sharing them with all of you too! Even if you don’t get a chance to visit the ranch, you can enjoy a bit of an armchair voyage through photos.
Date: July 31st, 2012
I have always cherished the spent time riding wih my father. For his retirment we rounded up cattle in Wyoming, chasing steers through the Aspen groves and team penning and sorting. In the evening we would sit with the other riders in the crisp evening sunshine and talk about our adventures of the day.
Name: Heather Johnson
City: Haywards Heath
State: West Sussex
Date: July 31st, 2012
There’s nothing quite like cowboy style. The distinctive hat, the yoke-backed shirt, the big belt buckle, boots, and chaps. Add spurs and a bandana around the neck and you’ve got yourself a western hero.
Whether it’s because of his Texas roots or his handlebar moustache, no one has western style quite like our wrangler Nathan. Nathan is known for wearing incredible graphic shirts with bold western themes. Paired with his hat, boots and chaps, he represents the real deal.
A few weeks ago, Sarah came across one of his shirts available at a discounted price. She purchased several of them and handed one to each of the servers.
They waited expectantly for Nathan to wear his shirt again, and when he finally did weeks later – they were ready. He showed up to lunch that day to find a gaggle of girls wearing the same bold shirt as he was.
There is no doubt about it: we have fun here at Vista Verde.
Check out the photo of Nathan and the girls. Kind of looks like the album cover for a country-western family band, doesn’t it?
Date: July 18th, 2012
My fiance and I share a love of horses. It is our dream to be able to visit a dude ranch together. I imagine us riding beautiful horses by day and sitting before the fireplace drinking hot coffee or cocoa every evening discussing our wonderful horse filled day. We love the outdoors and appreciate the beauty that nature has to offer. Colorado happens to be in our bucket list of places to visit someday and a winter vacation filled with snow capped mountains and riding would be PERFECT!
Name: Jessicca Smith
Company: Gastroenterology Associates
Date: July 18th, 2012
I had the opportunity to join Steph and Kelli last Thursday for Wild Yoga. Where “old west” meets “new west,” this experience truly offers the best of both worlds. Guests have the option of riding horseback or hiking out the the serene outdoor yoga spot.
I opted to hike with Kelli, but many of the guests chose to ride with Steph. (Chaps over yoga pants: now there’s a unique challenge – and a unique look!)
Both routes provide scenic vistas and a serene experience. The destination: a small cluster of outdoor yoga platforms, nestled neatly in a shady aspen grove.
Kelli is trained through YogaFit®, the philosophy of which takes an inclusive approach to yoga. Hers is a mixed-level class accessible to folks at any level of fitness or ability. Though a former dancer, I am not as strong and flexible as I once once. I found the class challenging but encouraging and was easily able to follow the modified poses when needed. (Over my shoulder, I watched the obviously more experienced yogis of the group maximize the movements to match their more advanced capabilities.)
The flowing sequence was a gentle challenge to both my mind and body. Though the bugs were not bad, the occasional buzzing in my ear or tickle on my ankle was as additional challenge – a reminder to stay centered and focused and not give into distractions.
At one point, we had a surprise visitor. A deer circled by our site. He stopped when he noticed us, but eventually moved on. I guess he figured he was safe, us being yogis and all.
Tree pose was my favorite – standing tall and lifted, imagining being rooted into the ground, maintaining center and balance – it really does take on new meaning when you are encircled by a family of aspens.
We finished the class gently, laying on our backs with eyes closed in the rest position. What a treat to relax like that, feeling the dappled kiss of the sun through the canopy.
Afterward, as the riders mounted their horses and we prepared to hike out, I took one last look around. I felt calm, focused and restored. What a great way to begin my day!
Date: July 10th, 2012
There are so many reasons why I love the ranch staff at Vista Verde. Overall, they are just fun people, and who doesn’t want to work with people who are fun? But, I had a reminder of some of the other reasons I think they are all so great this past week.
Our housekeepers are often times overlooked. Their job isn’t all that prestigious, and they deal with some pretty awkward situations from time to time. Here are these smart, educated, talented people doing the dirty jobs with a smile on their face. But, day after day, they show up with a great attitude to care for our guests behind the scenes.
The other day, as the girls were busy doing a deep clean on the Lodge, Sarah came by and asked if I had a rope or a strap. I was trying to figure out why she needed one as I looked around the office. Finally I gave her the strap to my computer bag, still not sure what was going on. Next thing, I see her strapping on what we call and edger (small vacuum to get the edges of the room, small corners, etc..). She looked like she was straight out of Ghostbusters. A little creativity, a little smarts, a little sense of humor, and suddenly her job of vacuuming around the Great room became fun.
So many more reasons to love them, but Sarah deserved a shout out for putting a smile on my face that day. I’m sure all of you who have been to the ranch have fun stories of how our staff have done the same for you. Feel free to share them with us!
Date: July 10th, 2012
Here is a cute photo to go with the story I submitted . . .
Name: Ann Marie Bachman
Date: July 3rd, 2012
Once a month during the summer, we try to gather our staff together for some good old-fashioned fun. It’s a chance to kick back, relax and let off some steam together. Last night, we gathered for a late-night game of Capture the Flag out at Homestead cabin – complete with all-black ninja-wear and color-coded glow sticks.
We played two rousing rounds (red versus blue in honor of the upcoming holiday.) The red team took it both times. Even this morning, team members were still talking strategy. We may have to have a re-match later in the summer.
After the game, we settled in around a makeshift campfire to sing songs and eat treats from the kitchen. While we missed the warmth and sweet smell of a real campfire, Colorado has seen too many flames this summer. We were happy to do our part by gathering around a Coleman lamp.
All in all it was a great night. With the moon three-quarters full and the call of the sand-hill crane audible (even over the chaos of the game), it was a gorgeous night to be out, active and spending time with one another.
Date: July 3rd, 2012
I am an country girl aussie now living in the US of A for the past 3 years. One of things that I miss the most is not being able to go and visit my family ranch each weekend like I used to when I lived in Brisbane, Australia – I miss the smell of the country, the clean air, the animals, the gorgeous landscape and more importantly, the fact that you can just be yourself in the country. My partner Bart did not understand what I meant by this until I took him home with me last year to experience it for himself… rounding cattle up and dipping them, motorbikes and horses and just a good old cup of tea and a good nights sleep which you will have because you have spent the day out in the country air… I would love to have the opportunity to join you at Vista Verde… don’t be surprised if i pitch in and help rather than relaxing…. it will be like coming home… (note: the picture I uploaded is of my partner Bart and my brother in law on the ranch back in Oz)
Name: Stefanie Maragna
Date: June 27th, 2012
We had some fun visitors stop by the other day to see the ranch. It was in the whirlwind of a Sunday turnover, as we were getting ready for some more families to arrive. All of us were running several directions at once. Lucky for me, I got a few minutes to show these gals around and hear their story. Elaine and Marlene are two women with a strong travel bug. After both of them got through raising children, and had some more free time, they decided to team up and start traveling the world. Their trips have been inspired by the book, “1000 Places to Visit Before You Die”. Their stop by on Sunday was because Vista Verde is part of this book. Little did they know that they would be visiting a luxury dude ranch in Colorado when they first took on this adventure!
I didn’t get a chance to spend too much time with these gals, but I was so taken by their travel stories and reason for their visit that I took a picture of them before they headed off to see the Zirkel Wilderness area, just up the road from the ranch.
If you get a chance, check out their website and learn about the Wild Women Wanderers.
Date: June 27th, 2012
Sitting down in a quiet house after a long day of taking care of our 4 girls, I come across a chance. An opportunity that only a struck of elusive luck could make possible.
I dare to close my eyes and imagine.
We are surrounded by gleaming white. The cold air making it’s way into my lungs. Every breath brings renewed energy. Snow is crunching beneath our feet as we greet the day.
Mine and my husband’s.
The day is ours.
Not work’s day. Not the school’s day. Not get everything done on the To-Do list day.
What will we do with this day?
Ski for the first time. The first time! Walk above the snow like we’ve only seen in movies or pictures. Run my fingers through a horses beautiful mane as we ride over hills and past endless trees.
Learn how to capture it all, not on Auto, but really capture the moment the way it’s meant to be seen.
Dine without schedules crowding out conversation.
Without having to wash the dishes.
We will linger over 3 nights of sunsets. Our respit giving us a moment to stop and appreciate what 11 years of love and hard work built, waiting far away at home.
3 days to just be us, to relax, to laugh, to experience so much new.
So much that would have been just a daydream without that elusive luck.
So much that would that would have remained just a wish.
I open my eyes. Click send. And wait.
Name: Melissa Guthier
Date: June 26th, 2012
Today is Chef Cholly’s birthday, and to celebrate we’re sharing the recipe for his Naranjillos (or “Little Oranges.”)
Guests get a hand at making these small golden delights each week in Chef Cholly’s Friday afternoon cooking class. They are then served as an appetizer before the Friday-night meal – a continuation of our Spanish-themed Friday lunch. (Think: aromatic paella, cool and zesty gazpacho, nutty chickpea salad…)
These are a twist on the Italian arancini (also meaning “little orange.”) They get their name from their size, shape, and the deep golden hue they acquire in the frying process. In Chef Cholly’s Spanish version, the saffron-infused paella-style rice imparts an extra hit of gold. Breaded, fried, and filled with a tangy Spanish sheep cheese, these “little oranges” are a real treat!
Perfect as an appetizer, these “little oranges” always snatched up and enjoyed thoroughly. The best part? They’re easy to make! Kids are great at shaping the rice balls, making them a great family cooking activity. (Just watch those small hands near the hot oil!)
Start with Chef Cholly’s recipe below. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using different ingredients. Pair chorizo or olives with the Manchego to punch-up the Spanish theme. Ground meat, mozzarella, marinara, and peas will give you an Italian classic. You might even try a curried version with potatoes and peas to capture the flavors of India. (You can skip the saffron with these.) The possibilities are endless!
Recipe: Naranjillo (Little Oranges) – makes 20
- ½ pound semi-soft Manchego cheese – diced into 1 /2 inch pieces
- 2 cups bomba rice 5 cups chicken or vegetable broth, simmering
- 15 threads of saffron
- ½ cup olive oil
- Flour for dusting
- 4 eggs
- Fine panko bread crumbs (or fine regular bread crumbs)
(Make regular breadcrumbs fine by pulsing them in a food processor .)
- Oil for frying (Canola, peanut, or other high-temp oil)
- Heat a skillet on medium-high on the stove and add olive oil, then add rice and “toast” the rice in the skillet until it is almost translucent (10Mins.). Add the saffron, let the oils run and then add the stock (or water), salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the rice until all the water is absorbed and the rice is over-cooked but still maintains its shape (mostly). Transfer to a flat pan to cool.
- In the meantime, gather your flour, bread crumbs and eggs (crack and beat the eggs), and place each in its own pan, bowl or container.
- Go back to the cheese and rice, take a piece of cheese and “wrap” rice around it to form a rice ball (with Manchego cheese in the middle). The rice should be sticky from over cooking and shape into a ball nicely.
- When all balls have been formed, dust the rice balls in seasoned flour, then dip in egg and finally into bread crumbs. Make sure rice balls are evenly coated.
- Cover and refrigerate the Naranjillo until cool and ready to use.
- Heat oil in a tall-sided pan (or use a fry daddy!) to 350 degrees F/(177 degrees C). Drop the Naranjillo into the oil for 1 -2 minutes until golden and heated through.
- Drain over paper towel and let cool a few minutes before eating so as not to burn the roof of your mouth! Enjoy!
Date: June 21st, 2012
Hi, it would be the best vacation getaway a husband and wife of 28 yrs married could have before my husband leaves for a year on military deployment to the Middle East. He has, and still is, serves in the U.S. Navy for 25 yrs; so our life has been moving around, being apart and doing things alone.
We would enjoy riding our beloved Quarter Horses through the snow all day, enjoy a steak dinner, roasted marshmellows and cuddle next to the fireplace to end the day.
We would truely enjoy and appreciate a getaway like this.
Name: Paulene Holland
Date: June 21st, 2012
Yesterday’s post by Alaya, along with receiving some great photos from a wedding of former staff members got me thinking. There are so many couples who met at Vista Verde as staff, who have now turned into wonderful marriages. What is it about this place? Between romantic honeymoon vacations, surprise engagement getaways and couples rekindling the flame over long winter weekend stays, Vista Verde does have a strong romance factor. But, it doesn’t stop with the guests. In fact, there is a pretty big track record of this place being a meeting spot for young folks who work at the ranch, who then go on to date and get married.
To start off, we should all send a great Congrats to Stacy and Daniel Knapp, who just tied the knot this past weekend. The two of them worked at our Colorado ranch several years ago, and began a relationship as they were making their plans to move on to the real world. What is even more fun is that there were several other Vista Verde alumni included in their wedding. Jess, Kimmie, Cliff and Lindsey were all in attendance, and a very special part of the event. We wish all the best to the Knapp’s in their marriage, and hope the Vista Verde magic continues to make it a wonderful relationship.
This got me thinking about where we are in the marriage count. I can only count back as long as I’ve been at the ranch, but here is what I come up with. If any former staff are reading this, please comment and let me know if I’ve missed a couple:
Robin and Aaron
Sarah and Mark
Meredith and Tom
Adair and Dusty
Ashley and Ryan
Jill and Doug
Alaya and Cholly
Ashley and Jonathan
Julie and Austin
Bekah and Rusty
Rachael and Brett
Stacy and Daniel
Johanna and Javin
Who are we missing?
Date: June 19th, 2012
It would be like a festival for the soul then add horses. We would savor all the luxuries and amenities Vista Verde has to offer. Immersing in its beautiful surroundings and escaping from life’s stresses with great food and wonderful people. Allowing ourselves to be pampered to the point we feel like the luck’s girls in the world. By day we would play with horses and get a message. By night we would eat, drink and rejoice. Making friends and building great memories enjoying every minute of every day. We would make a special toast to our men at home taking care of our 4 legged babies while we celebrate in life’s finer pleasures. We may not want leave!!!!
But our souls would be dancing to the beat of Vista Verde for years to come.
Name: Beth Shibley
Date: June 19th, 2012
It is something in the air?
Romance seems to abound here at Vista Verde. I wrote last week about how I met my (now) husband here six years ago, and know several other couples who met here and are still together years later.
There’s something about the west that is just plain romantic. Gorgeous mountain vistas, a light breeze, adventure in the air – makes for the perfect romantic setting. Even an east coast girl like me can get wrapped up in the draw of rugged cowboy chivalry.
A few weeks ago, we had a young couple stay with us. Kelly worked for us years ago (actually the same summer I met my man!), so she knew she was in for the ultimate Colorado ranch experience, but I’m not sure she had any idea just how romantic it would get.
Her man worked with us behind the scenes to plan a private afternoon horseback ride to the cliffs. Chocolate-dipped strawberries, a bottle of bubbly and a beautiful view… plus, the all-important element of surprise. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
She got to say “Yes!” to a modern cowboy, fresh out of the stirrups and down on one knee – boots, hat and all!
Congratulations and best wishes to the newly engaged couple!
Who knows…. maybe they’ll be back to celebrate their honeymoon with us?
Date: June 11th, 2012
Hello, my name is LaFray and I’m an insatiable horseman that’s been derailed from my pursuits by a head injury 11-years ago. My work related injury has not only sidelined my horse aspirations, but my whole life. I have chronic daily headaches and migraines which makes me a product/slave to pain. However, when I feel good, nothing can keep from enjoying my passions in life: my husband, riding or just playing with horses, and enjoying a romp with my dogs.
I view life a little different than some…I never take anything for granted, so I seize the day (Carpe
diem), or in my case, the moment, at every opportunity. I find equines the best medicine for what ails me. I receive so many physical and emotional benefits from riding, playing, grooming them, that I can’t begin to list them all. What I can say is that I receive twice as much from the horse than I give.
My husband and I have not had a vacation since my injury date of April 2002. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to share an exiciting fun filled horse vacation than with the love of my life. He has spent almost 11-years worrying and caring for me….finding the best doctors, driving me to doctor’s appointments when I couldn’t drive myself, cooking and cleaning. He’s a saint!
This trip would be my special "thank you" to him. Not too many men would stand by their wives the way he has stood by me!
I would just like to thank you for the opportunity to enter this incredible giveaway, and good luck to everyone who enters. It’s a dream vacation!
Note: I have no physical limitations that would prevent me from experiencing this wonderful resort. Doctor verifications upon request.
Name: laFray Gadoury
Date: June 11th, 2012
The word home has embedded itself deeply in both my head and heart since moving back to Vista Verde last month with my husband, Cholly. We met here six years ago – me as a housekeeper for the summer, and him with several years as sous chef under his belt.
At the end of that summer, I stole him back east for several years, to be near friends and family, and to eventually get married in my hometown.
Eventually we found ourselves yearning for adventure and our return to Colorado was plotted. At first we chose a more urban version of the Colorado dream, landing in Boulder and living there for over a year. Even during this time we would fantasize:
“What if we could go back to Vista Verde?”
You can imagine our surprise and delight when we heard that there was an opening for a chef position.
As we explained the move to our friends and family, I kept hearing Cholly say to them, “It’s my second home.” And he’s right. There is just something about this place. And as good as it felt to be here six years ago, it somehow feels even better now.
And so here we are. The summer season began last Sunday, and with it the excitement and inevitable hustle of preparing for the first guests to arrive. (You know the feeling. It’s the anticipation you feel on the morning on Thanksgiving morning; you’ve been cooking & cleaning for hours and you can’t help checking the drive every few minutes to see who might have arrived while you were peeling the final carrot.)
As we were preparing at the front desk to start checking families in, one of our young guests (returning after a stay with us last summer) came bursting through the doors, pink-cheeked and slightly out of breath, and a giant smile on her face.
She was so excited to be here that she had asked her family to drop her off down the driveway, figuring she could get herself here faster than the car could drive (or at least have a place to channel her excitement!)
When her family finally caught up, her grandmother told us: “She’s been talking all week about this. She kept saying, ‘We’re going home!’”I couldn’t help but smile and feel my heart warm. This girl felt the same thing that Cholly and I felt. Even though she spends the majority of her year thousands of miles a way, and spends one mere week of her summer here at Vista Verde, it still feels like coming home.
And that’s just the thing about Vista Verde. Staff returns. Guests return. Because here it feels like home, and it feels like family.
Date: May 30th, 2012
Peace, serenity and tranquility follow an exciting day of winter activities at Vista Verde. Everyday worries disappear into the sunset as the evening fire soothes you into total relaxation. Your horse awaits the morning ride, and there are waxed skis that will take you to afternoon heights and beyond. Sleep in heavenly peace.
Name: Amey C Hugg
Date: May 30th, 2012
An unlikely combination, cowboys and kayaks, yet it was reality at the ranch this week. During our orientation weeks, we do try to have a bit of fun. After spending all day packing information into their brains, it’s nice for the staff to laugh a bit, have some fun and blow off a bit of steam. The other night, a grill party out on the patio quickly turned into kayak races on the pond when Terry brought out the kayaks he’s been keeping over at his house.
Maybe it is because we have staff who are all high achievers and like to be the best. I’m not a psychologist, but I have noticed that our staff in general tend to be fairly competitive and always want to win. With that trait, something like a leisurely boat ride instantly turns into a competition. So, the paddles were flying, and the peanut gallery was cheering. Official results will not be posted publicly, as we didn’t have an official scorekeepers. But, I will say that Dace is awfully aggressive with his paddle when it comes close to the finish line, and it seems that it wasn’t always being used to propel his boat forward.
And, once again, Melissa proved that she is good at everything. I’ve been hearing these urban legends of her golden touch, and how she is good at anything. At first, it’s hard to believe, with her quiet manner. But, I’ve now witnessed her, in just one week, pull out the unexpected win in bowling and kayaking. So, keep that in mind when you call the ranch to book your dude ranch vacation and speak with this soft spoke, mild mannered lady. She’s secretly planning how she will obliterate you in team penning.
Date: May 23rd, 2012
Professional instruction is always available and greatly appreciated at Vista Verde. Groomed tracks make it easy to learn cross country skiing, especially with a skilled guide to coach you. It’s surprisingly warm, too. I like it even better than alpine skiing. There are many new discoveries and fun in the winter at VVR!
Name: Amey Hugg
State: KY – Kentucky
Date: May 23rd, 2012
Twice a year (once in summer, once in winter), during orientation, the first morning is spent getting to know the crew who will be working for the ranch that season. Everyone gets pulled up to that frightful (for some) place in front of the fireplace to tell the crew a bit about themselves before grabbing a push pin and placing it on their hometown. I always get a kick out of looking at the map, and seeing the distribution. With our strong Indiana ties, it’s always the case that there is a cluster of pins in that state. But, for a born and bred California girl, I was tickled this year to see so much West Coast representation. That’s a first that we’ve had so many pins planted West of Colorado.
Today is day two of the 2 week orientation. In the coming days, we will be spending a lot of time with each crew learning the ins and outs of their department, as well as the dude ranch as a whole. There is so much to learn, and when you set a goal to be the best dude ranch out there, the pressure is on the staff to learn the ropes quickly and well! There is also some fun to be had as Dace does a great job of working in some fun evening activities as well as enjoying the mock rides, meals and guided activities. You see, the servers and kitchen staff get to run through several meals with the staff as their guinea pigs. The wranglers take out a few rides with the staff. The guides lead the housekeepers on a bike ride. All of these fun times are great trial runs for the crews to make sure they have the flow and pacing down right so we are ready for all of you to jump in starting June 3!
For those of you in the last minute stages of planning your dude ranch vacation for this summer, we do have a few spots open due to cancellations. Right now, we are working on filling a cabin the week of June 10-17 as well as July 29-August 5. If you can come either of those weeks, give us a call!
Date: May 21st, 2012
Chloe’ is absolutely stunning in her winter coat. She recognizes me even after months apart. We can’t wait to get to the warm indoor arena to ride together again.
Name: Amey Hugg