Category: Lifestyle

Horses, Family…and Fishing

Horses, Family…and Fishing

| June 19, 2018 | Reply

As stated earlier this year, Horse Family is expanding our presence to better serve you not only in the equine world, but in other ways that may impact and benefit your family.   It’s all about making memories, at least in our book. If you love, ride and work with horses there is a better than […]

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Roots Down….Rise UP

Roots Down….Rise UP

| March 22, 2018 | Reply

“Roots Down, Rise UP” is one of my very favorite sayings and recently, it became an integral part of my life. On February 17th of this year, I fell on the ice and severely fractured and dislocated my ankle.   As it happened, the ice storm to which I fell victim, also claimed other individuals, many […]

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Building Our Barn – Heading Into The Homestretch

Building Our Barn – Heading Into The Homestretch

| September 11, 2017 | Reply

It’s been a little bit since I’ve updated everyone on the progress of our barn.  Things are moving quickly and we find ourselves entering into the homestretch of this massive project. Here’s a list of what’s been done in the past 2 weeks.  The “Done” list is much longer than the “Still To Do List”…we’re […]

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What Does Your Western Hat Say About You?

What Does Your Western Hat Say About You?

| July 17, 2017 | Reply

What DOES Your Western Hat Say About You? Are you and your hat meticulous or murky?   Does your hat shape compliment your face and is your hat shaped properly for competitions and/or everyday use? I recently spent time with Craig Strein, a trusted friend and expert in the area of many things, including hats.   While […]

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In Search Of:  Meet MAX

In Search Of: Meet MAX

| April 28, 2016 | Reply

For the past 20+ years, my husband and I have been busy balancing careers and our family life.  We have raised two strong, independent, horse-loving daughters and we’ve purchased our share of horses for each of them to pursue their dreams in the show arena and more importantly to learn some valuable life lessons, outside […]

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The Rides

The Rides

| July 7, 2015 | 1 Reply

By Marthetta Blakley  | July 6, 2015 How can I write a book about Songbird Ranch without writing about the horses? After all, it’s the love for horses that got me here in the first place. I was the child who clamored to ride a horse at any given opportunity. I was so naughty, crying […]

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Meet Our Newest Contributor from the Songbird Ranch, Marthetta Blakley

Meet Our Newest Contributor from the Songbird Ranch, Marthetta Blakley

| July 7, 2015 | Reply

Every once in awhile, if you’re lucky, you meet someone like my friend, Marthetta.    Accomplished & talented Singer/Songwriter, rancher/owner Songbird Ranch, horsewoman, devoted advocate for children, friend, daughter, sister, writer….and cowgirl, in every sense of the word.  They don’t come any better than Marthetta. Marthetta hails from Idaho and has more grit, determination, talent and heart […]

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How To Choose Horseback Riding Boots

How To Choose Horseback Riding Boots

| May 21, 2015 | Reply

Functionality, support and style are the three reigning traits of horseback riding boots. Whether you prefer the tall, elegant look of black field boots, or the casual comfort of a good fitting paddock boot, all equestrian boots should fit snugly and provide foot and ankle protection. Before you can begin to think about style choices […]

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2015 Time to Ride Challenge & Spirit Riders

2015 Time to Ride Challenge & Spirit Riders

| May 1, 2015 | Reply

Our focus at Horse Family has always been to unite, educate, promote and build the alliance between individuals, families and their horses.   Today, while reading through the hundreds of emails I receive each day, this one caught my eye because it’s something that ties in closely to our objectives & goals and it is something everyone can […]

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The Remarkable & Talented Laura McClure – Part 4

The Remarkable & Talented Laura McClure – Part 4

| March 6, 2015 | Reply

Q:  What is the biggest challenge you face when you’re shooting? A:  It’s hard to get a good shot sometimes because if the model looks good, the horse might be moving or if the horse is perfect, the model might not be ready.   It’s challenging when you’re shooting with animals involved.   I always tell people […]

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