The ranch owns two geldings which are Ian & Laureen's personal horses. They are used for competition, cow work, trails and pleasure riding year round. 'Merlin' and 'Bert' travel with us to Arizona for the winter, where we ride almost daily and compete in Ranch Versatility events. In the summer they come back with us, to the ranch, where they enjoy lush grass and cool breezes.
Both geldings are ridden daily, in the arena and on the trails, and although they grew up in Arizona, they have become familiar with Alberta nature and wildlife. Their first look at a moose was quite interesting to watch, as they both stood on guard, not sure what that creature was. The local white tailed deer mooch from their feed trough, late in the fall, so they are hardly even noticed anymore.