Category Archives: QCS Ranch

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

It was a day of rest today. A day we should be sleeping in, going to church, spending time with family. But, like farmers, we make hay when the sun shines. Or in our case, cover greenhouses when there is … Continue reading

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Horses and Their Riders

  This is what it is all about! Last weekend we hosted our seventh (we think!) Kevin Vesey Equine Center horsemanship clinic. And it was the best yet!   Some of our riders are pretty serious about their horsemanship.   … Continue reading

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Four-legged Fun!

Last weekend was the best! The QCS Ranch hosted the annual fall Kevin Vesey Equine Clinic. Twenty-five riders ranging from six to sixty years old, along with their four-legged BFFs, walked, trotted and loped through the weekend.   We learned … Continue reading

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Learning Curve

Last weekend Mark and I went to a Stock Dog clinic. It was tons of fun. I sure wish I had focus like these dogs! She would have done anything to get a chance at those sheep! Belle was one … Continue reading

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Horses and fruitcake 

November 15 and nearly 60 degrees. What unbelievable weather for North Dakota! What a great weekend for a horsemanship clinic. And that is why I am pouting. You see, about six weeks ago my husband asked which weekend in November … Continue reading

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Evening Ritual

In July our family grew. Meet Elmo and Elroy. They are 4 month old brothers; Australian Shepherd Border Collie mix. At the same time we acquired five kittens. Now, keep in mind, I am not bragging about our intelligence level. … Continue reading

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The Grass is Green in Texas!

The Return to the Remuda Sale was held at the Burnett Ranch (known by its distinctive 6666 Brand as the ‘four sixes’ ranch) on October 10. I’m a week behind because as soon as the sale was over we headed … Continue reading

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Show-off Day at the Pitchfork Ranch

It was demonstration day at the Return to the Remuda sale. This year the cowboys showed of their mounts at the Pitchfork Ranch. The Circle Bar had several well broke geldings. Nice butts, huh? This old cowboy from the 6666 … Continue reading

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Texas Bound

2014 is a milestone year for Mark and me. We started dating 20 years ago. I turned 50 in June. Mark turns 60 this month.  So we decided we needed to go somewhere to celebrate. Funny how that ends up … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

Today was 40 degrees warmer than yesterday! In fact, the temperature at 5 this afternoon was 40 degrees warmer than the wind chill at noon today. I felt so guilty as it warmed up because my lazy-bone had a complete … Continue reading

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