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"Thank you.", I whisper to him as often as I can.
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Thank you for your patience.
Thank you for your companionship.
Thank you for your forgiveness.
Thank you for trying.
Thank you for your love.
Thank you for the challenges.
Thank you for giving me hope.
Thank you for offering me peace.
Thank you for filling me with wonder.
Thank you for trusting me.
Thank you for keeping me safe.
Thank you for making me smile.
Thank you for making life brighter.
Thank you for not giving up.
Thank you for the adventures.
Thank you for the lessons.
Thank you for picking me up when I'm down.
Thank you for listening to me.
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Sweet horse, thank you, for all you do for me.
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Drop a 💜 and the name of the horse you are thankful for.
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Hey Friends! Ross Jacobs Good Horsemanship - Ross Jacobs will be at True North May 23rd and 24th. Rider clinician spots are for True North boarders only, but auditing spots are open to all. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get some stellar education from the insightful and experienced Ross Jacobs! Please contact Ellen [email protected] for more information and to reserve your spot.

So much beauty to look after. I'm thankful for the task. 🌷
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I googled my symptoms turns out I just needed to go to the barn.
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Do you feel better when you are at the barn?
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📷: @rebeca.paro.equine

Trying my best to get them into formation but that grass is always such a distraction. Our choreographed dance is coming; I just can't make any promises as to when.
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I don't stand before him, I don't stand behind him, he is my horse and my best friend, and I stand beside him.
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To the woman in the arena who refuses to give up, I see you, and I just want you to know, you got this!
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Tag a friend to offer them some encouragement as they pursue their goals.

I heard good things come in threes, so I got four horses JUST TO BE SAFE.
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What's your excuse for having multiplies?
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📷 @rebeca.paro.equine

Who is ready for warm weather and sunset rides!? 🙋‍♀️ 🌅

📷: @rebeca.paro.equine

Sky above me, earth below me, mud all over me!
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But he wears it well! 😍

Kingsley is considering trying out his green and starting a flower garden, he has picked the perfect spot, and now he needs your help!
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Kingsley wants your suggestions for flowers that do best in full sun with Eastern exposure. Help a newbie gardener out and comment below with your ideas.
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📷: @rebeca.paro.equine

If you know me well or if you’ve been at the Ranch during sunset then you know I’m obsessed with the sky and all it can do. You’ll often find me stopping everyone in my site from what they are doing to watch the sunset. I will likely claim it is the prettiest sunset I’ve ever seen or maybe I’ll drag you out to the hilltop to gaze at the moon while I tell you what phase it is in or the story behind how it got its name. But the best yet is joining me for a moonlit ride, like on the night pictured in this photo of the strawberry moon last summer.
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Who else stares up in awe of the magic of the sky?
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I get by with a little help from my friends!
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Do you have a horse friend always willing to lend a hand? 🤚🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

You know, the gal who listens to your horse problems or backtracks your entire trail ride because somewhere along the way you dropped your phone.🤦‍♀️
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Show some love for those friends who help you out and tag them below. 👇
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There is so much to celebrate today! April 3rd marks our first anniversary of a year filled with 365 joy-filled, laughable, loveable moments! Thank you all for being there to share in the fun with us! 💜
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View our stories to look back on some special moments over that last year.
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The good life is a process, not a state of being; it is a direction, not a destination. May you all find your True North. 💫
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📸: @rebeca.paro.equine

Tomorrow is the day we celebrate our first anniversary at True North, and I'm going to share with you the most significant transformation we've had over the past year.
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The transformation that is the most incredible and that which we are the proudest of is the transformation we get to witness regularly of horses that move to our property and have a complete change in energy compared to where they were at when they arrived. The horses that become happier, healthier, and more relaxed at the Ranch, and the owners that can rest easier knowing their horse is in good hands. These are the transformations we live for!
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📸: @rebeca.paro.equine

I believe that ponies have the toughest job of any horse, they need to be ultra-responsive to little people ques, but also able to understand when to block out a feel as it may be the wrong ask or an unintentional ask from a child. Raise your hand if you agree. 🙋‍♀️

Comment below with the name of a pony you know who deserves a high five!
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And let's all take a moment to show some love for Winnie, a pony worth her weight in gold. 💗

Check out our IG stories for videos of this sweet thing taking good care of her little people.

I just posted our first ever blog and it's all about the transformations we've made at the Ranch over the last year. Click on the link in the comments below and check out some before and after photos and find out just how much fencing Eric has installed! Let me know what you think of our progress?!

Need your winter blanket cleaned or repaired? Contact Suzie now to be added to the April 15th pick up!

Spring is springing and we're planning pickups! If you'd like a pickup please give us a shout out:
April 8th: Local (Stillwater/Hugo/FL/Grant, etc)
April 9th: West (Delano/Independence, etc)
April 15th: South (Hastings/Afton/IGH, etc)
April 22nd: W. Wisconsin (RF/somerset, etc)

I'm not staring, you're staring!
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📷: @rebeca.paro.equine

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for horsing around. Swipe to see my favorite pic from the weekend.

Share a photo you took of your horse over the weekend below! 👇

"Today is life -- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today." ~Dale Carnegie~
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Making the most of each day and each moment by being 100 percent present is something I've been working on lately.
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Not only is this a great life practice, but it's an incredible tool for working with your horse. When I can be present with my horse, I can focus all my intentions on my horse, and I notice so many things I've been missing, an ear flick, a tail switch, and a little try I would have otherwise overlooked if my mind was thinking into the future.
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Someone recently asked me what M & M is like, well that depends on the day. Most days he's sweet like the candy he's named after, and he melts in your arms when you hug him, but some days when you put him in the cross ties he's more like Emiemen the rapper straight from the streets of Detroit! He is diverse like that. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I never thought I could love a fence,💗 but here I stand staring all googly-eyed at those beautiful straight lines and sturdy boards. 😍
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My rancher put in every one of those posts and lined them up with care.

Here are some before and after photos.
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@ True North Ranch

Sun's out guns out! What mischief will these geldings get into today?! ☀️🤣
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He's always watching me! But, it's okay, I like the attention. Seconds later he was following me around inspecting my hat, scarf, and of course, my pockets.
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Hay in your hair, loose braid to the side, I feel ya, girl, I've got the same look going on every day too. 💁‍♀️
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Do you and your pet sport matching dos?

In honor of our upcoming one year anniversary, I’m going to be sharing some before and after photos over the next few weeks — swipe right for the before picture of the barn. Lots of paint and elbow grease went into transforming the outside of the barn. Betty and Carl painted almost the whole building, and painting is Betty's least favorite task (she must like us)! 😊 @ True North Ranch

One thing I didn't know before having goats is how much they love to be held and snuggled!
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This is Marshmellow if you pick him up be prepared to hold him all day because he is a cuddler! 💗
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I'm considering getting a Baby Bjorn so I can wear the goats around the Ranch. 💁‍♀️
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I LOVE Mondays! A whole week of possibilities ahead of me, goals to crush, and surprises I could never imagine.
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Anyone else out there with me? Raise your hand if you love Mondays! 🙋‍♀️

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Hey, Pete, can you believe it's almost been a year since we opened True North??!
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Me neither, buddy! Time flies when you are having fun.
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I can't believe we are coming up on our ONE year anniversary! Some days it feels like it's been a minute and some days it feels like we've been here our whole lives.
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This adventure has been a wild one, and we are so grateful for every day, and all of you!!!!!!!!
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A loan shark! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

(this is funny to me, and like five other people) 🤣🤷‍♀️
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This is what a hay coma looks like.
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When you are supposed to be headed into the barn for the night, but you realize you’re over due for a sultry strut down the aisle.

Your horse wants a massage! Book one today with Frosted Silver Equine LLC March special pricing below.

❄️ Winter Wonderland Special ❄️

It might still look like winter but spring will be here in no time and then show season is right around the corner‼️

Get your equine partner in tip-top shape and ready to perform with a full body Equine Wellness Massage🐴

☃️ Book a session by March 20th and receive a $10 discount!

☃️ Book 2 sessions on the same day, at the same location, by March 20th and receive a $20 discount on each session, up to 5 total sessions per day! (book multiple days for more than 5 sessions)

Call/Text (224)565-1880 or PM to schedule 📲

Just a boy and his ball. This is Pete and his momma swaps out new toys for him weekly, because she is the best horse mom ever!
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Do your horses play with toys? What are their favorites?
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Turn-in time. The first one in gets to sing the ponies a lullaby.
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Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na... BATMAN!
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Twilight feeding. 💫
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Crisp winter morning silence is good for mental clarity. 🧘‍♀️(or maybe my brain is just frozen)🥶
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Patiently waiting to be tucked in for their evening bedtime story.😴

Bear? Woolly Mammoth? Bearded Collie? Nope, none of those, this is my hairy pony, I had to brush back his bangs to make sure he was under there.
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The stare they gave me when I said, "grab a shovel, guys!"
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Stay out of my tack room #mariekondo!
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"Old McDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O".

This is the kind of response I get when I ask my husband for help with social media.
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I’m sure that caption didn’t grab your attention, but I know that sweet Arab did.💗
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