…postcards from Tucson…

white stallion ranch

Every year I go to Tucson to the Gem Show that they hold there in February…I took a little detour this time at the end of my trip to spend a few days at a magical place called the White Stallion Ranch. I love finding out-of-the-way places to explore when I travel and this one does not disappoint. It is a 3000 acre ranch that has been family owned since 1965. It was built-in the 1900’s and originally began as a cattle ranch. They have over 120 horses on the property…and as you can see they are just as friendly as can be.

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While sitting at breakfast (which is about as down home and yummy as can be) I met a lovely lady who is an artist. She was a bold and bright soul who at the age of 37 up and decided she wanted to live in the Grand Canyon. So she did. She spent 20 years as a mule guide in the Grand Canyon and also owned the beauty shop there. She is now retired but had ventured down to the ranch for a day of painting landscapes with her artist group.

I spent the day wandering around…bringing coffee to a few of the artists who were brave enough to paint in the early morning cold…and watching Diesel.

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Diesel is probably the biggest horse I have ever seen. I was told he was close to 1600 lbs…and an absolute love bug. He has a great goatee too. Diesel was very interested in sniffing, pushing and trying to eat this artists paints…or painting…not really sure which. He chewed a bit on his artists case…

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So there you have it…The White Stallion Ranch…I am sure to go back again soon!
~peace, love & horses

heather

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