For The Love Of Horses

This morning I drove home to visit my mom and sisters. I had a little time and the weather was so beautiful I had to stop off to take a few pictures. I love horses,... always have. When I was young we raised a few, but mostly my dad was a cattleman.... If you do not know, most ranchers like to raise one or the other. You either breed horses or you breed cows. I'm sure there is an exception but lets not go there. My dad did not like horses. He said they were hay burners.

I have been wanting to stop and take pictures of these horses for a while now. To me it looked like a small farm with a few horses here and there. There are always at least 3 or 4 horses scattered under the trees. It's on the way...right on the highway to Gonzales. It's such a picturesque site... horses grazing under the trees. I love it! I pulled off the road and jumped out of the car and took a few shots.
While I was there the owner drove up in his atv and told me his mares had some babies. He told me to drive up to the gate and they were right there for me to take pictures. So I did. It was just up the road.

"So Sweet"


The owner Mr. Jordan let me into the pen with the mares and colts. He had four babies which were only a few days old. The horses were surprisingly gentle and tame. Anyone could tell they were well taken care of.
"Buddy The Stallion"

I could not leave without taking a few shots of Mr. Jordan's prize stallion Buddy.
Mr Jordan the owner of this ranch breeds these horses to sell. He is such a nice man. I'm so glad I finally stopped to smell the roses....errr take a few photos. Dummy me did not realize that this place was horse ranch. I never noticed the amount of horses there before on my many trips to Yoakum. Goes to show you learn something every day. Oh and talk is cheap in small towns. I learned lots of gossip to tell my sisters and mom. The man ...Mr. Jordan knows some of my relatives. I love days like!


  1. Lovely lovely horses, I like them, too.

  2. how sweet charlie!! and what a nice guy to let you take pics of his babies :)) you should have taken a pic of him too :))

  3. Awwww, I love the pictures...especially of the babies!

    Your banner is FABULOUS!

    xoxo, L

  4. Awww, I love horses too! And those babies! So precious ~ it's amazing how they are able stand and walk almost right away. I guess they have to. Nature is perfect that way!

  5. Oops, forgot to say ~ I left an award on my blog for you! Stop by when you get a chance!

    xo Maggie

  6. Oops. Maggie left you the same award I did.....

  7. Wow, thanks so much for sharing these beauties with us! That was so nice of owner to let you do that but isn't that always the case in areas like this. ;-) Of course I'm also admiring the green grass and blue skies, aaahhh! (now where's my snow shovel, lol)

  8. You are so lucky! how wonderful that they owner stopped by, and let you visit the babies :-)

    There is a vet college on the campus I work at, and on lunch I sometimes walk by to see if I can photograph the horses...they are usually too far away to get a good pic, but last Friday, when I didn't have a camera, wouldn't you know, two of them were right by the fence? and one put his head over it, so I walked over to pet him. Just my luck, lol!