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M2B Ranch

M2B Ranch Breeding quality AQHA horses with great dispositions! Home of AQHA Palomino Stallion Mr Skip N Sand and AQHA Red Dun Stallion Blue Bells Holi Joe.

If you are looking for a quality halter or foundation stallion, you've come to the right place!

Operating as usual

02/10/2022

How old is your horse?

Timeline photos
01/07/2022

Timeline photos

Interesting visual of how your girth should fit.

03/21/2021
12/22/2020
Rowton Stables

Rowton Stables

Rudolph and Santa’s little helper visited today 😬🦌🎅🏻

(AKA Minnie and Daisy ❤️)

10/18/2020
Help save Teeney, organized by Tarolyn West
09/13/2020
Help save Teeney, organized by Tarolyn West

Help save Teeney, organized by Tarolyn West

Teeney was attacked by a mountain lion and forced through barb wire and desperately needs your help , sh… Tarolyn West needs your support for Help save Teeney

09/12/2020
Horse Lovers

Horse Lovers

Lovely when he jumped out and was like oh hey mom I lost ya 😂🧡
🎥 Van Diego & Rico

Buckaroo Leather Products
07/04/2020

Buckaroo Leather Products

Happy 4th of July!

06/22/2020
Only In Australia

Only In Australia

"This is 3-year-old Myf singing to her horses, Chester and Teddy. She climbed up on an old strainer post while singing. The horses wandered up to investigate and ended up being serenaded to sleep. Just a quiet winter afternoon after feeding the cattle. She's an Aussie country girl who enjoys having her animals around her." 🐴🎶😍🇦🇺

🎥: Kelli Thomas via ViralHog

Horse.com
06/05/2020

Horse.com

😂😂

Cowgirl Dirt
05/25/2020

Cowgirl Dirt

Grateful today for those that paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms!

Horse Hollow Press Hilarious Stuff
03/31/2020

Horse Hollow Press Hilarious Stuff

Ha, ha, ha! Thank you Judy Bennett!

Downunder Horsemanship
03/08/2020

Downunder Horsemanship

Should we take this on people or not?? - Clinton

Cowboys-4-Christ
12/25/2019

Cowboys-4-Christ

"To God be the Glory on this Christmas Eve" ~C4C

Anyone in that area, this is a great deal!
12/17/2019

Anyone in that area, this is a great deal!

National Day of the Horse.
12/14/2019

National Day of the Horse.

Happy birthday Chief!
12/07/2019
57-Year-Old Horse Celebrates His Birthday In Style!

Happy birthday Chief!

Chief is a registered Quarter Horse gelding who was born, January 19, 1960!!! He turned 57-years-old this year and celebrated his birthday in style. From Civil War re-enactments to team penning to reining, Chief has done just about everything! Chief...

The Range Rider - Jill Bosich
10/15/2019

The Range Rider - Jill Bosich

1. You have chores, because we love you.

They seem tedious, but they are the building blocks for your future. Responsibility, accountability, and basic life skills begin with sweeping the floor, scrubbing the toilet, and feeding pets and livestock. We love you, we want you to find success in life. Success comes from preparation, so we give you chores.

2. Boredom is a choice.

Don’t let me hear you say you are bored. Boredom is a choice, when your backyard is the whole outdoors, there are chores to be done, and books to be read. If you can’t entertain yourself with a stick and a bucket full of calf nuts, we’re doing something wrong.

3. There is magic in watching the sunrise.

Early mornings are hard, we don’t rise as early and as easily as Dad. Do it anyway. The beauty you will witness with the awakening of the world is worth sleepy eyes and cold fingers.

4. A pet is more than a companion.

Your cats, dogs, calves, and ponies are more than friends and playmates. They are lessons in empathy, responsibility, love, and letting go.

5. Grow your own food.

Our world is increasingly rife with poor food choices, the easiest response to unhealthy options is to grow your own food. I don’t care it’s a single tomato plant or a garden large enough to feed 10 families, cultivate an appreciation for fresh, whole food.

6. Be open to learning.

In horsemanship and life, you will never know it all, never assume that you do. A humble open, attitude towards learning will lead to new skills and experiences.

7. Dress appropriately for the occasion.

A cowboy’s uniform, hat, long-sleeved shirt, jeans, and boots, evolved out of necessity. Protect yourself from the sun, wind and weather with the proper clothing. I nag and question your clothing choices, because you are precious to me.

8. There is a time and a place for bad language.

Sometimes you just need to cuss; spew anger and frustration in one grand verbal barrage. Smash your thumb with your shoeing hammer/fencing pliers, massive runback at the gate, ringy heifer won’t take her calf? Yes. At the dinner table, the classroom, in front of your grandmother? No.

9. Feed your help.

Neighbors, friends, or hired men? It doesn’t matter, sometimes the best way to show your gratitude for a long day of hard work is a lovingly prepared hot meal and cold drink.

10. Don’t judge, but if you do, judge them by their abilities, attitudes, actions not appearances.

Buckaroo or cowboy, flat or taco, slick or rubber? In some circles these comparisons can lead to heated debates, more often than not based strongly in personal opinion, rather than rooted in truth. This is true outside of the ranching world, as well. Words have power to create divisiveness, do not use them to speak against yourself or gossip about others.

11. Stewardship.

Dad and I choose to be responsible for landscapes and livestock, this lifestyle defines who we are. Sometimes that means ballgames are trumped by pasture rotations and dinner time is delayed by cesarean sections, it does not mean we love you any less. I hope you approach the world with a sense of respect and connectedness.

12. Fake it ’til you make it.

You don’t have to be confident in everything you do, but taking a deep breath and acting like you are helps you get through it. This can be applied in the arena, the sorting alley, to horses or people, and life as a whole. Stand up straight and look the challenge in the eye, as you gain experience confidence will catch up with you.

13. That said, don’t mistake arrogance for confidence.

No one likes a swaggering braggart, even if he is a competent swaggering braggart. There is honor in being unheralded, if you enjoy your work.

14. Low-stress is best. . .

. . .for you and for livestock. Don’t let it defeat your spirit and energy. Don’t let it impact your livestock health.

15. The only dumb question is the unasked question.

Where is the gate? Which calf? Can you help me? Ask questions, no one will think less of you. Clear communication helps prevent misunderstandings.

16. Always do your best.

There are days when your best is better than others, recognize that. Avoid self-judgement, abuse, and regret and enjoy the process.

17. “There comes a time when you’re gonna get bucked and you’re gonna need to know what to do so you don’t get stepped on.” -Betsy Swain, 1875

Do not let fear of pain or disappointment stand in the way of new experiences. What I regret most in my life are opportunities missed out of fear. Pain and disappointment are a part of living, learn to take them in stride and keep moving forward.

18. Be polite and kind.

Enough said.

19. But, don’t be a pushover.

Stand up for yourself, stand up for what is right.

20. Develop a sense of place.

Wherever you may live, learn the names of plants, rocks, and animals, visit old homesteads (or neighborhoods) and educate yourself about Indigenous cultures. In doing so, you gain roots, a sense of belonging that will lend you stability in all that you do.

21. Break a sweat everyday.

Pound a steel post or take a jog, whatever you do, break a sweat daily. Your mind and body will thank you for it.

22. Be present.

If you are mindful of the moment, it is easier to catch a mistake before it happens, redirect a broncy horse before wreck, and have better relationships. It might surprise you, what you observe and what you achieve when you are fully in the moment.

23. Unplug.

Go to cow camp. Leave the computer screen, TV, and cell phones behind. Watch the chipmunks and rock dogs, read a book, or share a conversation with your family.

24. Sometimes the hard decisions are the right ones.

We cannot rationalize suffering and pain to animals. Sometimes the best decision is the hardest one to make, know when to let them go.

25. You do not have to maintain this lifestyle, but please appreciate it.

I don’t expect you to grow up and follow in our footsteps, the long hours and low pay aren’t for everyone. Carry these early horseback mornings in your heart.

Copyright © 2012 by Rachel J. Lohof Larsen

08/30/2019
JR Show Stables

JR Show Stables

The winning small pony jumper Mickybo! The kids have to be under 12 years of age to show the 12.2 ponies and they are amazing!! #12.2

Prime Horse Property
08/16/2019

Prime Horse Property

Haha!

08/12/2019
I heart Horses

I heart Horses

OMG!! how cute 😍😍😍
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Salt River Rodeo Company
07/04/2019

Salt River Rodeo Company

Proud to wave the red, white and blue. Safe travels.

Heat Stress: Know the Signs and How to Help
07/02/2019
Heat Stress: Know the Signs and How to Help

Heat Stress: Know the Signs and How to Help

Do you know the symptoms of heat stress in your horse or pony and how to help if he gets overheated? Hagyard Equine Medical Institute's Dr. Laura Werner gives expert advice on preventing, recognizing, and treating heat stress, including the recommended "water on, water off" cooling method.

06/23/2019
RidePass

RidePass

STOP SCROLLING. This is the cutest thing you’re going to see all day.

(📹: Brent Puhl)

Horsiehorsie.com
05/27/2019

Horsiehorsie.com

Yep, we totally agree :)
credits: Dusty Jeans Ranch

05/23/2019
Canter Ohio

Canter Ohio

Horsemanship expert level!

Belaria Equestrian
05/21/2019

Belaria Equestrian

🐎🏇🏻 YOU CAN’T TRAIN PAIN 🏇🏻🐎

Your usually calm collected dressage horse has started shaking his head and no longer readily accepts the bit. You try to force him into a false frame with draw reins and side reins. 6 months of problems later, you find he has a fractured tooth at his yearly dental exam which was causing the behaviour.
You extract his fractured tooth and your dressage superstar is back in no time.

Your usually sweet child’s pony starts biting when you do up the girth and now has a pig root when you ask for canter. You yell at the pony and smack her each time she “misbehaves”
3 months after fighting with your horse, your vet mentions your horse has stomach ulcers causing the behaviour.
You treat the ulcers and your sweet easy pony returns.

Your talented show jumper has all of a sudden started refusing jumps and sending you flying over jumps. You repeatedly hit him and get frustrated at him for saying no.
After 4 months of arguing you finally seek help from a local coach, who realises your saddle doesn’t fit and it’s pinching his spine every time you ask him to jump.
You have your saddle professionally fitted and your horse starts jumping better than ever.

Our horses cannot speak to us, we have to listen to their body language.
So often we are called out to see a “misbehaving” horse, however this is rarely the case, it’s generally a sore horse trying desperately to tell it’s owner it needs help.
Rarely do horses deliberately misbehave without a cause.

The next time your horse is acting up, please call your vet, your dentist, saddle fitter or coach, you may just find that your horse is trying to communicate his/her pain.

05/11/2019
Racing Breaks

Racing Breaks

This video just puts a smile on our face! 😊

Champion Hurdler in the making?

04/27/2019
Thatsfarming.com

Thatsfarming.com

Who knew donkeys were such craic! Vid - NTD Funniest!

Fit in the Saddle
04/22/2019

Fit in the Saddle

Hahaha

Trailering A Bad Pony – A Comedy Video
04/16/2019
Trailering A Bad Pony – A Comedy Video

Trailering A Bad Pony – A Comedy Video

Loading your horse or pony into a trailer can be quite a challenge as these creatures aren’t always cooperative when it comes to get into a trailer. Even though we might practice safe trailering with advice on in-trailer tying, how to safely secure horse outside the trailer, and what to do in an e...

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