Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Wild Horse Corrals

Name this photo! It's Winsday!


Hooray! So glad the photo showed up for everyone yesterday. Hopefully today's will work, too.

Yesterday, as we drove into Burns, City Boy noticed a trend. All the men were wearing cowboy hats. They were also wearing cowboy boots. And, to Darling's utter delight, there were spurs on those cowboy's heels! The whole thing appeared to be unsettling to City Boy, especially when he spied one of them jingle jangle jingling his way into the quilt shop.


Of course, Darling and I found it all quite natural, and tried our best to explain to City Boy that we ought to just get him some boots and spurs for his visit so that he would fit in. However, he declined, saying there's no way we were ever dressing him up in boots and spurs. Guess there's just too much city left in my boy!


Cliffs in the Steens Mountain area near Burns.



Antelope above Frenchglen in the Steens Mountains.


We drove up a long, winding road yesterday, past the Narrows and Frenchglen, up to where the Steens Herd Management area is. While we never spotted any horses, we did see this herd of antelope, plus a small herd of deer.

Since I was up before everyone else this morning, I snuck out early and headed back to the corrals. Among the many pics I got, there was the red roan. Isn't he just lovely! I'm certain I heard City Boy say, "Okay, bring him home" in between his protests. Darling can back me up on that. Not that we can bring him home in the car. However, the BLM is holding an adoption close to home in June....


Red Roan gelding.



Geldings in a pen at the holding corrals.

That's it for tonight! We're spending the night in Pendleton, home of the Pendelton Roundup. Tomorrow we're going to drive up to see the Whitman Mission. From there? Who knows? And don't forget to leave your name for the photo!

16 comments:

Lady Of Chaos said...

Okay if City Boy has too much of a fit... You can sneak that roan into my pasture! He's gorgous! He'll fit ontop the car, really he will... Ummm I think my house is within 400 miles...

Sounds like you're having fun. I wish I could take a trip there. It would be so cool to see it all.

Now for the photo...
Working Stangs or Working Boys...

Great shots. I cant wait to see more.

dot said...

Your photos are beautiful! It's nice to see something "different" in another part of the country which I'll probably never visit except thru your pictures.

iz said...

I'm so envious of you!

CountryGoalie said...

I am officially drooling over the roan. If City Boy won't let you have him, can you send him my way? (The horse, obviously.. not the human. Confusing pronouns there...)

Those pictures are honestly quite beautiful. Have you ever seen pictures of El Barocco at DaeDream Stables? He's out of a BLM mare and he is... swoonworth. (That's officially a word now.) The stable website (http://www.daedreamstables.com/MENU-Stallions.html) is currently under construction, but they have plenty of pictures of of him. I'd love to cross him to my OTTB mare...

Becky said...

Beautiful roan!! I wanna horsie!! Will you bring one home for me, too??

My aunt (who is only 4 1/2 years older than me) had a horse when she was a teenager. She used to take us on rides around the pasture and through the little wooded area behind the pasture. She even taught me how to ride.

Anyway... for the photo, how about: "My pony is a little hoarse (horse)!" Hehehe!

Actually, being mostly a City Girl I really don't know if that is a pony or just a little breed of horse.

Connie Peterson said...

Title for the picture ... "Aw, come ON! Isn't it nap time, YET?"

Lovely pictures ... I'll take that roan ... I know I can fit him in the back seat with Peanut!

Rachel said...

The red roan is BEEYOUTIFUL indeed!!! He'd be grand in anyone's pasture!!

Love all the pictures that I can see now!! Yippee! Sounds like you are having a blast!

I'm not good at giving names to photos but I'll try. How about....'steady it goes.' Yeah, I know, it's lame!

Dixie said...

I'm soo jealous. Seriously wish I were there. It's beautiful.

Oh and I TOTALLY heard City Boy say that too. I'll vouch for ya'!

Shabby in the City said...

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see you there! said...

Wow, was I surprised to find a picture of the Steen's Mts. on your blog. Many camping memories.

Darla

Kelly Fisher said...

PHOTO CAPTION:
"I knew I should not have stopped at every Starbucks on the way to the ranch this morning!"

Transylvanian horseman said...

Photo caption idea:
"Having a crate time at Burns"

Do keep on enjoying your trip and making such great posts:)

2 LMZ FARMS said...

Hey, girl, I have missed you. My computer crashed and I'm over at my cuz's on her computer. I hope to have it back running bu this weekend. I have got alot of reading to do to get caught up. I have missed reading your writtings and also going on the MJ website. Take care and have a good week.

RoseMary said...

Great pictures. Looks like you are having a really good time! Enjoy yourself and don't bring home too many horses!

Beach Girl said...

Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful time!

Vanessa

Kahshe Cottager said...

Yeay! The pictures are still showing on your blog .... lovely as always ~ especially the roan, he is beautiful. I can see why you would want to bring him home with you ~ What, City Boy doesn't approve of souvenirs?? LOL

How about ... We don't do mornings!