Monday, September 25, 2006

Our Working Girls

Ruby & Babe

These are our working girls. We usually just play with them, but occasionally we make them work. When we cut down trees - they pull them out of the canyon. When we take wagon rides - they pull us. We have plowed with them, and as soon as I can get to those photos I will post them. They are really amazing.

Ruby is on your left & Babe is on your right.

This is the team that sometimes gets asked and/or volunteered to be in parades. You can see McD driving them, well actually he is waiting for me to get on the wagon. This was taken this past weekend right before I got onto the wagon. We took the dogs for their first wagon ride. They did pretty good. Mia loved it, Hoss just wanted to harass the horses. They harass him when he is penned up in the yard, so I guess he thinks he should have his turn at them too.


Blogger Karmyn R said...

These pics look like they were taken back in the early 30's or there abouts. Very nice!!!

When I was in Jr. High, marching in the Pendleton Round-up Parade, a team of horses, pulling a wagon, got spooked and went running through the parade route. I don't think anyone got hurt - but it was scary seeing them come baring down at you. (I grabbed my flute and hightailed it off street)

9/26/2006 12:17 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Great pics Julie. Are you in a Black and White phase right now or did you just think it suited the occassion?

Hey Karmyn, I tend to grab my flute when I get scared too.

9/26/2006 2:06 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Ca said...

They're beautiful. I love your pictures!

9/26/2006 6:23 AM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

They are so pretty

9/26/2006 9:13 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'd like to harass Hoss, too!!!
Ruby and Babe are prrrrrfect names for two mules.. I'd like to sit in their with McD and take a ride.

9/26/2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Whoa Pamela! No mules here! These babies are Percheron Draft horses. A lot different than mules. We had mules around our place for a while, letting a guy keep them there. So at our house, mules bad - horses good.

9/26/2006 11:31 AM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

great pics! how cool is that? How often do you hitch them and drive? Do you drive? its harder than it looks sometimes. great names by the way. Are they broke to ride?

Im looking to buy a couple of burros, just for show, my 2 yo can ride them, I can drive them....some day, when I get motivated enough.

before I graduated to a shetland pony of my own at the tender age of 5 yo, my VERY first mount was my Grandmothers old work horse, a Percheron, Dixie was AWESOME!!

I have been threatening hubby that I want a draft/QH cross or just a Draft for trail riding, he said I was crazy! he also said the feed bill would be too high, I should just buy another QH...nahhh!

9/26/2006 1:32 PM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Whoa! Gee !! Haw !! Giddyup !!
Will be back.
I can't help it, just have to give you this title:
"Whiskey For My Men, Beer for My Mules." Somehow, just doesn't have the rhythm . . .

9/26/2006 2:11 PM  
Blogger C. said...

wow..that is a timeless picture. Like Kamryn said, it could have been taken back in the 30s!! Very cool!

9/26/2006 4:17 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

okay... I apologize for callilng the draft horses the mules

the hubby's pop (who died at the age of 93, still active and mentally alert, ran a 20 mule team for wheat harvest as a young man) does that give me forgiveness?

I didn't have my glasses on.. I read about the dog harrassing the horses and it just blew right over my head.

9/26/2006 7:33 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

LMAO....Julie, honored guests...cover your eyes.

WT, would that be the skin flute???


I crack myself up.

9/26/2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger SongBird said...

Love the pictures!!

9/26/2006 9:54 PM  

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