Mark and Dusty

Okay, awhile back I heard about America's Favorite Trail Horse a new show on TV. The first episode just showed what the show was about. To demonstrate it they brought Mark Peterson and his horse Dusty out. Then Mark demonstrated just how welly trained Dusty was. This horse is like a dog. He said "Dusty, go get my bag" and Dusty turned around walked to the bag, picked it up, and brought it back to Mark. This horse is amazing!

Here's a picture of Mark and Dusty.
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It just goes to show how smart animals really are! If you'd like to visit their website here's the link, http://www.markanddusty.com/


I've been on vacation...

So I haven't been to good at posting here lately. I really hope to be posting more often, but just know I probably won't post again for a little while. On my other blog, Tiana's Treasures I've been posting about our Disney Cruise we took to Mexico a few weeks ago. So go check that out if you want to learn all about our trip (plus if you just want to check out my blog). I tend to post more over on that blog, but I don't post horse stuff over there to often. I leave everything horsey for this blog.



Some of my Favorite Horse Related Things...

 First of all I love the smell of horses, and horses themselves obviously.

I love western saddles with intricate leather designs.
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Quarter Horses and Hanoverian's are my two favorite breeds.
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I love Stacy Westfall. She's an amazing person and an amazing horse woman.
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Cowboy hats are totally awesome!
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Western bridle are really pretty.
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Camping on horseback. I would love to go trail riding and camping on the back of a horse.
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Horses with blue eyes.
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Horse books of any kind. I love them all!
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More Backgrounds

I made both of these a few days ago in Photoshop. I found all the photo's through Google. Feel free to use them yourself.

My other blog, Tiana's Treasures, is having a 100th post giveaway! It ends on December 12th, so go check it out now!


The Horse in my Head {A Poem by Yours Truly}

The Horse in my Head

My best friend is a horse who only exists in my head
He is always there for me
He will always love me
I know that our friendship will never end

When ever I am sad I can’t run out to the barn
I just close my eyes and imagine my dear friend instead
Together we could gallop across a beautiful meadow in the sunset
With this thought I smile and feel better

If he could only exist outside of my head
Never again would I be lonely
For he would always be at my side

I would always have someone to talk to
To hug when I’m sad
To tell all my troubles to
We would always be together

I would care for him
Love him
And never forget him
Even after he has past on

I know that he doesn’t exist
But I still love this horse in my head


Stacy Westfall - The Ultimate Horse Woman!

Stacy Westfall is AMAZING! I just watched this video, she always amazes me! I love how she controls her horse without reins, showing just how deep their connection is. My dream is to someday be able to ride and have enough understanding of horses to do what she does.

Sorry for not posting much, I hope to be posting a lot more often!


I received the One Lovely Blog Award!

That's right, and I received it from Sarah from Isla Creations. Thank you so much Sarah!

Now I have to tell you seven random things about myself that you don't know...

1. I love to read mystery books!

2. I teach myself guitar and tap dance.

3. I love spicy food!

4. I collect key chains.

5. The Oregon Trail fascinates me.

6. The only thing I draw well is horses.

7. I love the library! My shelf's are filled with library books 24/7

I also need to pass this award on to 15 other bloggers, so if you see you name on the list please do what I have done. Please don't be offended if you're not on the list- either I forgot you, you haven't been active on blogger for a long time or I thought that I didn't know you well enough to award it. If you can't find 15, it doesn't matter, because I haven't either.

Kelsie at Kelsie's Wonderful Adventures

Shannon from A Bright Light in a Dark World

Lizzy from My Imaginary Horse

Alistar of Woodland from Ride 'Em Cowgirl

Rebekah from Beautiful Gems


The Truth About Mustangs

Do you know that Mustangs here in the US are not technically wild? In fact there is only one breed that is truly wild, the przewalski's horse. Mustangs are feral, not wild. What's the difference? Well in order for any animal to be wild, it has to of never been domesticated. Meaning that none of it's ancestors were ever caught and domesticated by humans. Now in case you didn't know, horses were brought over to America by the Spaniards and Europeans. Before they started bringing horses over there were none in America. It's rather hard to imagine Indians without horses, isn't it? If you want to know the history of horses in great detail there's this awesome book called Mustang: the Saga of the Wild horse in the American West by Deanna Stillman. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to know as much about horse history as they can!

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Okay, I started to get a little off subject, didn't I. In the 1800's and early 1900's their were over 2 million feral Mustangs roaming free. Later on ranchers started capturing the horses and either selling them or killing them to give their cattle more room to graze (and for just more space in general). In the 1950's a woman in Nevada named Velma B. Johnston began campaigns to stop the horse slaughter because of the the number of feral horses was coming down. Velma soon became known as Wild Horse Annie. She would go to schools and talk to the kids about the threats to the Mustangs and the need to protect them. In 1959 a legislation passed, you could not use motorized vehicles to hunt the wild horses. But that still wasn't enough. In 1970 there were only 17,000 feral Mustangs running free.The next year Mustangs received federal protection, they were considered an endangered species. President Richard Nixon signed the the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro act of 1972 into law. 

Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is catching horses and helping them find good homes. Many people believe that the BLM is capturing the horses and slaughtering them. But that's not true. They are capturing the horses and letting people adopt them. I don't understand why they are rounding up the horses, but a lot of things you here about them is false. For more info about the BLM you can go to their website, HERE.


America's Favorite Trail Horse

Well just recently I heard about a new show called America's Favorite Trail Horse (AFTH). I wanted to find out what it was and when the series started. As it turns out it, the first episode was today. I went to record it on our DVR only to find that we don't get the only channel it plays on. I was so bummed! Well I decided to look online and see if they would have the episodes online. And guess what, they do! The best part is if you watch it online there are no commercials! Each week after the episode has played on TV it will be on their website. Here's the link, ttp://www.actha.tv/afth. I am absolutely going to be watching this show every week!

Through this show I learned of this amazing guy named Mark and his amazing horse Dusty. This horse Dusty is so incredible! If Mark asks him to pick something up and bring it to him, Dusty will do it. No matter where the item is. This horse is like a dog, he will do anything you ask him to! You can learn more about this awesome pair you can go to their website, http://markanddusty.com/.


More Horse Quotes

To ride a horse is to ride the sky.  ~Author Unknown

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.  ~Winston Churchill

A canter is a cure for every evil.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

A horse is worth more than riches.  ~Spanish Proverb

To me, horses and freedom are synonymous.  ~Veryl Goodnight

Where in this wide world can man find nobility without pride,
Friendship without envy,
Or beauty without vanity?
Here, where grace is served with muscle
And strength by gentleness confined
He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity.
There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent.
There is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.
~Ronald Duncan, "The Horse," 1954

Horses lend us the wings we lack.  ~Author Unknown