Believe In Dreams Ranch

Welcome to Believe in Dreams Ranch where horses are trained using gentle "John Lyons" methods. I Apprenticed under "Ken McNabb" after 25 years of training.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Kacey gets thrown and still makes the Bismarck Tribune

Kacey got thrown Thursday at the Bull-A-Rama in Bismarck.
He said as he was coming off the bull caught him with his one horn under his vest and body slammed him like a wrestler. Some bruising on his arm and shoulder, but thankfully no serious injuries this time.

Even when he gets thrown he makes the paper. Way to go son, I never had that kind of luck.

Just some thoughts

There have been so many calls with people interested in the Summer Day Camp program I am already overwhelmed. It sounds like it is going be an exciting Summer !

So far the weekly rate of $125.00 is staying the same. (plus board for your horse, if you have your own here.) I am working on some rate options for those interested in perhaps only attending two or three days a week. We had such great fun with the day camp from the end of May until school started last summer.

Plans are in the works for attending some of the Open Horse Shows. I have some lesson girls active in 4-H and I am wondering if we should look at starting our own 4-H club if there is enough interest.

I am also planning on attending some Paint Shows if I can swing it. We have the two 50/50 colts and Cookie. The girls that have worked with the colts would be eligible to show them in Halter, Showmanship, Lungeline and in hand Trail.

I am looking into Believe in Dreams T-Shirts for the girls and also some for us to wear to the Horse Shows while we warm up, before putting on show outfits. Something along the lines of Believe in Dreams Horse Show Team.
Please let me know if there is any interest in these.

I am also working on plans for us to go for a trail ride this summer near Walhalla in the hills and trees. We can take the horses swimming in the river and camp out.

I would like to do a mother/daughter day or even a week and of course we would have to do one for the dads too. I need to know if anyone is interested in this.

Ken McNabb is willing to come up and do a three day clinic with us.
I believe the cost is around $350.00 for each rider and only $20.00 for spectators. I would have to have enough people interested in riding for the three day clinic. He requires a $175.00 deposit for each rider. Please let me know if you are interested so I can decide if I should pick out a date for this and set it up. For those of you that are not familiar with Ken please check out his website or watch him on the RFD channel.

I am still doing riding lessons this winter, we have had such beautiful weather. These are just on a call ahead basis at $25.00 per hour.

At this point, boots with a riding heel are my only requirement (in the winter we have been using warm boots with a heel) I am considering helmets for all riders. Please parents, let me know your thoughts on too girls.

I have been concentrating most of my time on getting Flag going good, but have Chief going and Odin started. I still need to get to Kadilac.

I have been getting calls and emails about the training horses too, so stay in good shape girls we have lots and lots of riding to do.

Hope all of you are having a great school year ! Mary has been doing real well with Rimshot. Lacey congratulations and we would sure like to hear how you are doing with your new horse. Lauren congratulations on your new horse too, please let us know how you are doing.

Feel free to contact me by email believeindreams@gondtc or just give me a call.

Thank You
Did you hug a horse today ?

Here in the by Garnet

This is an assortment of pictures taken right here at Believe in Dreams Ranch during Summer Day Camp.

Cheyenne doing trot-overs on Dee, her feet are out of the stirrups intentionally. She is showing good balance on a loose rein. Good Job kiddo !

Rochelle leading her horse Penelope.

Rochelle on her horse Penelope with her beautiful new saddle. Looks like she is really concentrating here. Good hand and feet position. Garnet does take great photos, but what a great bunch of girls !!

Mackenzie on Jebes. This is a great picture she has him broke at the poll and trotting out nicely. Heels in perfect position. Nice hands and looking where she is going. Good Job Mackenzie !
This is Lacey on a gelding here for training, which belongs to Roger Skadsem. Looking good Lacey ! They both look good in this photo.

In this picture you can really tell the horse is listening to Lacey. One ear back, one ear forward waiting for his next cue. I believe the girls called this horse "Mohawk"


Here is the promised photo of Kendra's pony NoNeed luckily Garnet took a picture of him standing tied to the trailer with Spook at the Horse Show.

I guess I have to tell you how the cute lil thing got his name. When Kendra brought him home her husband Chancey told her there is no need for him.
Well there you go. LOL !

More Photo's by Garnet

Well here are all "my girls" in Halter Class at the Devils Lake Horse Show. Kendra showing Spook, Mary showing Mystery, Cheyenne showing Flash, oh yes, even me showing Rochelle's mare Penelope and Mackenzie showing her horse Jebes.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Boys will be Boys !

This morning I had the great idea to put the colts out into the arena to play.
First WarDrum escapes from me so I get everyone else out in the arena and head out to get the escapee. Next I hear all kinds of clunking and banging. I turn around and cannot see Cookie who had just been at the trough eating hay while the others played. As you can see from the pictures this is how I found him. Ahhhhh the joys of owning youngsters. Luckily Kacey was home, so I went to the house and got him and the camera. We pondered our dilemma Kacey hooked on a couple ropes, but it did not take long to figure out that wasn't going to work. So Kacey gets in my truck and we are going to push the tank over. Well that was enough for Cookie he finally got to his feet and jumped out.
This is my theory what happened, Cookie was standing there eating, minding his own business and Peanut and RockStar were goofing around running. They banged into the poor innocent one and knocked him into the trough where he promptly fell down. He really wasn't too excited about it he was even eating hay while we were trying to figure out what we were going to do.