This is me ~

me and bobby

There is one thing about horses, dogs and kids. Whatever can go wrong will. Sometimes when I am showing a horse I feel like just cracking up! Anything I tell a person about a horse will turn out wrong! I want to say, “I am not a liar, he doesn’t usually do this! I swear!”

Then again, sometimes it goes great. Those times make up for all the not-so-great-shows. When the perfect person, finds the perfect horse or dog and there is magic. That makes it all worth it!


I am truly one of the most blessed people in the world! I think I got to grow up to be just what I always wanted to be! Plus I have two of the best kids in the world to keep me company on my journey and enrich it and make it perfect!


I thought I would take and opportunity to tell you more about myself.I possess a few talents.

I can grow a garden and can put up the veggies.

I can pluck a turkey and cook it up real good.

I can make homemade bread and gravy from scratch and I’m not afraid to serve them at every meal.

I can shoot and field dress a deer.

I can castrate a calf and geld a stud.

I have milked a goat, cow and mare.

I can train a horse. Or dog. Or steer. (I am still working on the kids. Wish me luck!)

I can load a ton of hay. (Or more.)

I know a lot about vetting. And I learn more each day.


This is my boy Snip in May of 2010.

snip & Addie 2

Here is he in the Spring of 2013. And he is still growing!

me & Snip

Snip is one of my favorite things.

I also like old country music.

The smell of skunks, cows, horses and puppy breath!

Homemade wine, garlic and cheese.

Beautiful art.



Campfires and s’mores.

The lake.

Disney Land!

I love to take pictures.

pony express

I love doing fun things. Did you know a pony will fit in a Ford Explorer? (We call it the Exploder. And baby foals fit in there too.)

Other than loading livestock in vehicles never meant to carry livestock I have a few other talents as well.

I can trip on a flat surface.

Choke on my own spit.

Sometimes talk faster than I can think and alternately think faster than I can talk.

I can eat the daily recommended amount of calories for breakfast.

goat babies

My little girl once told me - “Mommy, you’re crazy. But beautiful. But more beautiful than crazy.” It is, to this day, the best compliment I have ever received.

Thanks of joining me here at the barnyard. I look forward to getting to know more about each of you as well! Come back soon.

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Take a moment and tell me about something you love, or about some of your talents! I can’t wait to hear about them!

Erin Stiver-Henson 2013