Taking Trips to the City on a Horse

When living on a ranch and farm in the countryside, there’s nothing quite like visiting the city every once in a while to take a break from the mundane. Sometimes I crave the city life but after a weekend in the city the craving goes away and I find my time on the ranch way better, until a few months later when the cycle restarts.

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I just wanted to talk about my love for riding a horse to the city. People say the most lovely things when I ride my horse on the side of the highway because their not used to seeing it. Indeed, city folks can’t even imagine the ranch life realistically, which is why this blog serves as a resource to teach city folks about life on the ranch.

My favorite thing about arriving at the city on my horse is all the looks people give me. It’s like they’ve never seen a horse before, and children jump up and down and point at me. Each time I go it gets harder and harder to find a stable for my horse so it’s a good thing I have a few friends with stables in the suburbs to keep my horse well watered and fed while I’m window shopping downtown.

It’s sad, but I believe in the future it’ll be so rare to see people riding horses in public that we’ll be considered freaks or something. People who don’t know better think keeping a horse is super expensive, but in reality it’s actually cheaper than using a truck. No joke! Training the horse is something you can do on your own and it’s fun once you know how, and horse food is cheaper than car insurance and gas. Maybe I’m wrong and more people will realize the benefits of horse transportation and urban people in the future will use more horses than we do today. That’s my hope!

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A Poem My Grandma Wrote and Had Framed in the Family Den

Hello folks, we’d like to kick off the new revamping of our family blog with a dedication to late grandma Kimberly. God bless her soul, she was a powerful woman who loved the ranch life more than any other person on this planet. Here’s a poem she wrote in 1969. We still have it framed in the den next to her 1980s wedding photos. Show grandma Kimberly some love and share this poem with your friends, folks!

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Ranch Life by Mrs Kimberly

“The birds sing of the ranch life

of the farmer and his ranch wife.

Singing through the treetops

as Larry reaps the last crops.

His wife milks the cows away

in the barn humming away,

a tune about the ranch life,

of being Larry’s ranch wife.

It’s a life she dreamed of,

a life fit for no dove.

No lady with supple skin

makes a basket of a rusty bin,

but Larry’s tough ranch wife.

She loves the tough ranch life.”