This is Olen, my mini-burro...well I guess he belongs to my neice now. He's 28 years old and he's been with me since both of us were about 2 (I started riding him when we were 3).
This is Tiny, the only remaining mule from back when we were farming. He's 26 this year but his arthritis is getting bad from so many years of hard work.
This is Denny. He's 18 this year. He was the very first horse I ever started all by myself. He was 4 and I was 14 and I made a lot of mistakes with him. I'm just thankful that I'm in a position to give him a forever home.
This is Dobe, my 10 year old BLM mustang. He's my main go-to guy for everything from dragging a mad 1000 pound cow into the trailer to carrying a flag in the parade to, as you can see, giving pony rides to my young neice.
This is Big John, my 6 year old Percheron gelding. He's part of the driven team that we have.
This is Bessie, my 10 year old Belgian mare. She is driven with John all the time.
This is Snuffy the the 12 year old QH, he's actually my neice's horse but he spends the majority of his time in my pasture since Brother doesn't have any pasture land at his house.
This is Pokey, I bought him for my Dad as a yearling (he's 8 now) and even though he's a pain to try to handle, he and Dad just fit each other perfectly.
This is Diamond, AKA *******. He was given to me by a customer because he's a habitual bucker (thanks to his previous owner). I'm not sure what I want to do with him because he's not even remotely safe to ride and I can't get him over it.
This is Nester, our ~19 year old old kid/beginner horse that was given to us by an old cowboy friend when he passed away. He's one of those horses that anyone can ride and get along with (except me, I don't enjoy riding him LOL)
This is Zeiner, my brother's old retiree. He's 18 this year and is enjoying his retirement quite a bit.
This is Jesse, my 14 year old QH (the buckskin), he was given to me a couple of years ago by the same customers who gave me *******, but they couldn't be more different. They were having trouble keeping Jesse sound for hard work in the feedlot so I agreed to take him thinking he might make a decent kid/beginner horse. I was right. He belongs to my nephew now because he lost his horse to colic last fall.
This is Rafe, my 3 year old Belgian/QH gelding. When Bessie came to us 3 years ago, she was pregnant by a QH stud. That summer, she had Rafe and now he's my baby.
This is Taz, my 2 year old Percheron/Paint gelding. He was an "oops" baby sired by Big John just before he was gelded.
And this little girl isn't mine yet but she will be, I am not sure when I'm going to get around to picking her up. She's currently running with her momma in a herd of feral horses in a pasture just outside of town. Depending on my hay situation this winter, it may turn out to be next spring sometime. Best guess is that she's around 4 months old.