Aqhaproud Photos & Videos

26 minutes ago

There is something about the simplicity of life on the trail combined with the daily challenge of covering the miles that makes the lifestyle so rewarding. The days are never easy, yet nearly every night as I drink a cup of tea before bed I feel a sense of accomplishment for what the horses and I did that day. I wish regular life could be that straightforward. . Even after all our miles and years together, I'm still in awe of how well my horses and I work together; how we all give 110% to take care of each other. I love the mountains and seeing the world at 3mph, but above everything else I love being part of a team. All the hours spent on camp chores, navigating obstacles, and head spinning logistics are worth it to help Shyla and Takoda be at their best on trail. When we started in 2014 I didn't know how to predict snow pack, Shyla used to not want to jump fallen trees, and Takoda wasn't too keen on water crossings, but here we are all these years later still getting better through experience and self confidence. I can't wait to see how far we go together. . Also side note, but how beautifully does Takoda tuck his knees when jumping? 🤩 He is the most graceful pack horse I swear. . . . #continentaldividetrail #mexicotocanada #gopro #saddletramp

41 minutes ago

My last ever barrel race as a youth competitor was amazing! We brought home a check each day, ending up second in the Youth 4D average against some very tough competition. I loved every minute of the Holiday Classic and can't believe we ran two tenths faster each day. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get this far! Most of all thank you to the best horse I could ask for 💝 #ranchdressn #cuincr #chipofftheoldblk #aqhyaproud #aqhaproud #littleblackhorsethatcould #professionalschoice #5starequineproducts #5starsaddle #crranchwear #lakotaypa #lakotayoungprofessionals #forefrontequine #forerunner #flairstrips at Jackson, Mississippi

1 hour ago

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2 hours ago

What is the number one thing you look for in boots? .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know that our entire @andersonbeanbootcompany inventory is designed by owner, Beth Henderson? .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Beth is dedicated to bringing the absolute best in both quality and style, making this the ultimate partnership! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pictured are our men's Antique Full Quill Ostrich Boots. . . . . . #hendersonswesternstore #westernfashion #horselover #horsesofinstagram #ohio #aqha #aqhaproud #showhorse #aqha #horsemanship #reining #horselove #cuttinghorse #cowhorse #westernriding #horsesofinsta #horsesofig #westernpleasure #westernriding #ilovehorses at Henderson's Western Store

2 hours ago

Badger Update: Yesterday was the big day of allergy testing! Badger reacted to pretty much every pollen he was given, but especially to alfalfa, ryegrass, bluegrass, and fescue (among some others). Big side-eye to a pony who is allergic to the pollens of so many types of feed, amirite?! So! The plan now is to begin allergen-specific immunotherapy as soon as the vet formulates a series of serums, which will be ongoing for approximately 9 months barring any bad reactions. We’re hoping to get a jump on the spring time pollens by starting now. This is a much less invasive route to follow than by simply treating his symptoms, and the chance of success is quite good with horses. #DocsFeistyBadger #aqhaproud #equineimmunotherapy #bayhorseobsession at Calgary Southwest

3 hours ago

If you really want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.⠀ .⠀⠀ As 2018 draws to a close in only a few more weeks, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year. What goals are you going to set for 2019? What can you do differently from this year? What can you let go of so that you can crush your 2019 goals?⠀ .⠀ Comment below your biggest goal for 2019!!⠀ .⠀ • Follow @heathermjohnson for daily inspiration and horses!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ • Follow @heathermjohnson for daily inspiration and horses!

3 hours ago

DIY horsemanship option #3 For those who love the BIG rhinestones, here is a great choice! Since YOU are the designer, you can load this one up with large shapes, like squares, rectangles or triangle and don't forget, you pick the colors! I'd love to see it in a combination, maybe even move and a rusty tan or silver metallic and red 🤗🤗🤗 See attached flyer or PM for more info! #horseshowclothes #horseshow #horsemanship #horseshowlife #apha #aqhaproud #aqha

4 hours ago

(7 more days till Christmas 😯) Pretty excited for my first rodeo with this big boy feb. 1st and 2nd! Working hard at getting him feeling better before then, I’ll be trailering and riding him today so we’ll see how it goes! Hoping he doesn’t get as ranchy under saddle like last time, if he does I’ll be trailering him to a bigger indoor next time because this one is just too small to work it out of him.🙄

4 hours ago

I don’t know if I ever posted this! [don’t mind my commentating] 🤣 This was Charmer last spring when he was just a year old! He still does this all the time and loves to show off when you cheer him on or when he has people watching!! 👏🏼 He is such a little show off!!! 😂 Often people stop and watch him when he’s out playing with his ball!! I need to get him a new ball for Christmas!!! Mommy’s little soccer player!! 😂 ⚽️🙌🏼 #Charmer #aqha #aqhaproud at Queen Creek, Arizona

4 hours ago

Makin dirt fly💥

4 hours ago

I asked briana if we could get a picture of these boys together. They are cousins, and physically and mentally you can tell. Both great great grandsons of Hollywood Dun It.

4 hours ago

What's your warm up routine? How you warm up can make or break your run, and what works for one person may not work for another. I like to keep Dragon moving to work out any kinks or stiffness. She isn't a spring chicken and I do my best to preserve her longivity. There's very little loping, but there's plenty of walking and trotting. The biggest thing I do with her is keep her using her butt and backed off my hands. I warm her up in a Reinsman Easy 5 chain bit, the same thing I ride her in on a daily basis. I do some turns on the hindquarters, a little flexing, and some small circles at a jog. I try to keep her stopping and backing up with as little pressure from my hands as possible. A few minutes before my run I put her in her running bridle (a Wasson Mohon hack with very short reins) and do the same things I was doing before. I don't get a lot of response in this bridle, but she runs beautifully in it, so these last few minutes of warming up are just keeping her loose and responsive. Through this whole process I'm listening to a playlist I made, full of songs that keep me in the mindset I need to be in to ride aggressively. During the drag before my run, I'll go through my playlist and find We Will Rock You. That's the last thing I listen to before I come into the arena, and as stupid as it sounds, it keeps me in the mood to kick some ass. That's my warm up routine. What's yours? #aqhaproud #barrelracer #warmuproutine #gochahollywoodgold

5 hours ago

One reason I love my @cavallohoofboots...crossing asphalt is no problem. With metal shoes it can be like ice skating on your horse. Which sounds fun but it’s not lol. With these boots I know Sunny’s hooves are protected and we get traction on any type of surface. #horses #aqha #aqhaproud #quarterhorse #roan #gelding #equine #equestrian #cowgirl #blonde #countrygirl #countrylife #mountainliving #mountainlife #ranchlife #barnlife #wideopenspaces #horsebackriding #trailriding #bff #beautifulhorse #love #soulmate #soulhorse #hearthorse #animalsoverpeople

5 hours ago

Zum heutugen Thema von der #pferdeadventschallenge2018 vom @instapferdenetzwerk kann ich leider nicht sehr viel beitragen. Mir ist es nehmlich schlicht weg egal wie ich im Stall rum laufe 😂 ich trag seit Jahren die gleichen Stiefel, Jacken uns Hosen. Ob die nun modisch sind oder nicht, hauptsache sie erfüllen ihren Zweck! #pocoundjack #pocotwoeyed #blackmare #aqha #americanquarterhorse #aqhaproud #quarterhorse #blueeyedjack #irishsporthorse #irishwarmblood #bay #baytobiano #tobiano #lovemyhorses #pferdemädchen #horsegirl #misssummer #instahorse #horseofinstagram #equeatrian

5 hours ago

Part one... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Fast Enough to Catch that Calf" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are proud to be riding horses that are the result of the breeding program of the Old Man (Wayne Ducheneaux; Dad, Poppy, Neighbor and Friend to many) and a vision he had in his youth. Growing up, horses were still the primary source of horsepower for all things that happened on the ranch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Putting up hay, feeding cows, building dams, any farming that had to be done, even the occasional trip to town all occurred while looking at the ample rear end of a draft type horse. Because of the nature of these tasks, things such as performance, disposition, and versatility were sacrificed for other, more important characteristics. He loved to tell a story about his father’s excitement upon returning home after selecting one such steed; he said, while holding his hands up and apart about the size of a dinner plate….”He’s a good SOB too, must have a foot on him THIS BIG!” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now you can imagine that a practical man like that is not likely to have a couple separate herds of horses around, one for the heavy work and another for the cowboyin’. What he did have was a herd of fearless and indestructible kids, and a bunch of yearling and two year old draft horses. It was one day while doctoring calves on one of these lumbering beasts that Wayne had his epiphany. You see, the method for doctoring calves on this type of horse pretty much amounted to chasing the calf until he was sufficiently tired that the draft horse colt could get you in position for a throw of your rope…he decided right then and there…”someday, I’m going to have horses fast enough to catch that calf”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The method for “breaking” horses in those days also contributed to Wayne’s vision, because it basically amounted to going to war. He knew there had to be a better way, and having a horse that was friendly and willing would be part and parcel of by @cdphotog ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Part two, tomorrow... #thedxranch #horsetraining #ranching #ranchlife #naturalhorsemanship #workingranchcowboy at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

6 hours ago

Great day getting the calves in to bangs vaccinate the heifers!! 💙 you know it's nice out when everyone is wearing hoodies and vests to ride in! Love these nice days!! Thankful for 2 great horses of our own that both hubby and I can ride! 😊 #faithfamilyranching #rideforchrist #godisgreat #jesusislord #blessed #mountainlife #mountainmama #caitlynmccollumphotography #ranchwifelife #ranchlife #wyomingranchlife #wyoming #workingranchmagazine #horses #angus #aqhaproud #winter #myfavoriteplace #loveyourhorse #

6 hours ago

I’d rather be here 🌲

8 hours ago

If only she wasn’t making a goofy face in this. 😂❤️

8 hours ago

Trey Yates and Romancing The Chics awarded the prestigious Gold Buckle Average winner at the 2018 NFR. Trey Yates says,”It’s the best feeling in the world!” “The last time my Dad (JD Yates) was here in 2002, he won the Gold Buckle. Now I’ve got one to put up next to it, and it’s unbelievable!”

2 days ago

walking out of 2018 ✨ comment below what you look forward to in 2019🦄⬇️