Saturday, July 17, 2021

Fresh Off The Range: Second Owyhee Mustang Crop Available for Adoption


Saturday July 16 2021


From the family of sire JUSTIFYthis second "B" crop of one-of-a-kind all-recycled** hand-made-with-love Owyhee Mustang siblings are recently-rounded up off the Owyhee Range. They are tamed and gentled and halter broke… but not broke to ride. They are easy keepers - won’t eat you out of the hay barn and are happy with just sunshine and admiration. Each has its own unique personality and conformation!


By adopting an Owyhee Mustang you are an owner of an authentic Wild West bronc, made of genuine recycled baling twine fresh off hay bales, so in addition to owning a very unique objet d’art, a piece of The West, of course you’ll also be helping to save the planet from choking plastic or toxic burn fumes.


Owyhee Beholder (Turquoise nose)


Owyhee Ben Nevis (Blue-Orange nose)

Owyhee Black Caviar (Orange-Yellow nose)

Owyhee Bold Forbes (White nose)

Owyhee Bret Hanover (Yellow nose)

Owyhee Buckpasser (Yellow-Blue nose)

Owyhee Bold Ruler (Green nose)

Available for adoption fee of $75 (add $5 for shipping per horse, USA only). Comes with bona fide certificate of adoption paper, nametag, and bragging rights. contact theequestrianvagabond@gmail.com

See the gallery of horses here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5KMJVHCTnVzrf3KPA


**100% recycled… made of baling twine, used buttons, stuffed with used horse magazines

***And thank you to the soooo many of you who have sent me your baling twine instead of burning it or throwing it away! You are contributing to beauty and hilarity in the world!

**THESE WENT FAST! THEY HAVE ALL BEEN ADOPTED TO NEW HOMES. IF YOU'D LIKE TO BE ON THE LIST FOR YOUR OWN CUSTOM MUSTANG, LET ME KNOW! 

theequestrianvagabond@gmail.com

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

My First Endurance Ride with my New Shoulder and my "New" Horse!


June 5 2021

Sure, I already had two shoulders, and I've already partnered with the Standardbred Hillbillie Willie to ride some 765 AERC miles over the last 5 years, but Day 3 50-miler at the City of Rocks Pioneer endurance ride in south-central Idaho marked my first 50-mile ride since my Hot Mess of a shoulder was repaired 6 months ago, and my first ride owning Hillbillie Willie!

Due to a change in life circumstances for all of us on the Crick, and a great big heart, Steph Teeter gave me Hillbillie Willie in April.

Finishing that 50 on Saturday was enough to make a grown man cry!


Sunday, March 7, 2021

Dudley’s Hill


Saturday March 6 2021


He stands on the hill, gazing, listening, appreciating, absorbing, thinking.


It’s like this at the end of every ride. From the crest of the hill, we ride down, until he pulls over and comes to a stop at this point - Dudley’s Hill - and I get off, and he stands there. We stand there together, Dudley gazing at his home below and the hills around us, and the mountains to the west. I look at the scenery, too, but mostly I stand there and gaze at him, such a hunk of a horse, such an intelligent horse, a kindred spirit who loves to stop and breathe and take it all in. It doesn’t matter if we ride 7 days in a row; he always stops here, and I get off, and we stand together and look. Sometimes we’ll stand there for five minutes, before he’s ready to follow me down the hill and back home.


It’s been two years since we’ve done that together. Two years where nothing fills that void, nothing takes his place in my heart.


He stands on his hill in a different form now, his spirit always looking down, always present, always remembered.