Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My stable









It always puts a spring in my step. (That's not me springing, that's Marcy, the trainer.)

28 comments:

  1. Damn. Been awhile since i've seen the foothills.

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  2. Look! There's Bones and Chester and Marcy! I love our barn. It makes me happy to be there.

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  3. Christina, I wouldn't trade our stable for any other in the world. It feels like home. And Marcy has rescued so many animals over the years, and placed or kept them all. Bones used to be afraid of everything, and now he thinks he's Prom King. Won't get out of the lens.

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  4. Wow. Where is Altadena stables? I didn't know you rode.

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  5. Funny, I was chasing down books at my work library yesterday and I thought the same thing, "This always puts a spring in my step." Really. I'm not being sarcastic.

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  6. Love the photo essay, the kitty and the horse is great. Your camera is giving you quite a workout.

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  7. Ever notice how well adjusted barnyards cats and dogs are?

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  8. NICE! Makes me want a horse. And a cat. Oh, and another dog.

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  9. I want to hug the kittycat. And the dog. And the horses. Looks like fun.

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  10. See, thats a dog with a pointy face and ears.

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  11. I think barnyard cats and dogs are very happy (so long as someone feeds them). Look at all the freedom and social life they've got - as opposed to dogs and cats left alone at home all day. I think you've rescued animals from there as well, haven't you?
    The bottom photo is stunning! Looks like those are the Himalayas behind. And you caught that brief moment of rose-red light just before sunset.

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  12. That cat looks like a good mousekateer!

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  13. Cats and dogs always put a big smile on my face! The dog is smiling too.
    What a beautiful mountain on background!

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  14. Me too, Sonia.

    Roberta, drive all the way west on Altadena Drive, then take a left on Ridgeview. You can't miss it. I believe the stable has been in operation since 1920. I've boarded my horse there for years, but they have a great lesson program and camps, as well.

    Margaret, libraries do that to me, too.

    That's my favorite, Paula. Speaking of rescues, I keep checking back on the one you've found. He's a beautiful boy.

    Isn't that how it starts, Miss Janey? Just one...just one more.

    PA, what? Have we argued about this?

    Anon and Bellis, the barnyard critters have a sense of peace my dogs lack. "Well," I tell them, "maybe in the next lifetime."

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  15. Oh, and they're pretty much closed to the public on Thursdays and Mondays. I was there today, and one of the neighbors said there was more traffic than usual -- people pulling up to the stable and then turning around. I can't imagine that would have been in response to this piece, but just in case, best to call ahead. Or send me an email and we'll work something out.

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  16. I'm seriously in love with that cat.

    I hang out at San Pascual Stables near my house because it puts a spring in MY step. And I don't even ride! I just love to be there around all those horses.

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  17. Beautiful location for a stable. Looks like a wonderful place to ride and visit with the animals.

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  18. Oh my gosh, gorgeous

    wv bridedle
    get it?

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  19. Karin, these are my favorite pics of yours yet. I'm gonna come by and hug those animals. You know how cats and dogs love to be hugged.

    Bellis, remember when we walked the dogs near that stable south of York Blvd. where the wild chickens are, and we talked to the guy washing his horse? I keep forgetting to tell you I met him (the guy, not the horse). Remind me to tell you the story.

    I just read over this and it reads like we all live in rural Idaho, as opposed to 15 minutes from LA.

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  20. I haven't ridden in over a year and a half. I'm experiencing withdrawal symptoms. I'm also deathly afraid of how sore I'm going to be (think inner thighs) when I finally get back on board a horse...!

    Very nice scenery - and the mountains are also pretty.

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  21. Wow, that second photo put a big fat smile on my face. I love that cat. All the photos are wonderful. The one with the saddles looks like an old postcard.

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  22. That's some fine photographs you've posted today. My goodness!
    V

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  23. you " I keep picturing you with a terrier"

    me: thinking silently to myself "is she nuts?"

    dogs with pointy ears and faces - shepherd types - preferably white

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  24. horse plus cat plus dog plus leather = good. You'll want to see the poem at today's Banjo at some point.

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  25. Kelly, our new Golden Retriever juvenile delinquent, loves to be hugged. I've never had a dog like this. If you sit on the floor, she comes over, sits in front of you and rests her chin on your shoulder and leans into you.

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  26. The second pic, with the cat and horse is a great capture!

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