Thedxranch Photos & Videos

3 days ago

The goal is that each ride is better than the last: it may be that *one* thing is better today than something that was better yesterday, but with each mile, each step, more confidence is gained. They find the center of your rectangle and check back to you — how fast or slow do you want them to go? Should they be concerned about the dogs or a deer or a clump of weeds? ”No, young one, we’re all good” you say, as you rub them reassuringly. I’ll share my confidence with her today but one day she’ll lend me hers and together we will conquer the world. #dxandthecity #cosmo #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #horsemanship #horsetraining at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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4 days ago

Does anyone else find it terribly hard to get out of bed these days? I mean, it's really dark outside at 5:30am and the bed is so nice and warm. Maui is snuggled in and purring, Copper is by my side on the floor (but only because I'm certain he's terrified Maui the cat is getting more pets than him), and it's so quiet. I wish my clock would let me sleep until the sun comes up, but alas, that's not how it works. At least not for me. I've been so tired the past two nights that I've been in bed right after the @lasvegasnfr started on TV. It must be because Winter is coming! Did you like my Game of Thrones reference there? Okay. I've rambled on enough about my inability to get out of bed in the morning. Here's hoping everyone has a great Friday! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #Dxjurassicclassic #canonphotography #fallinsouthdakota #hifromsd #southdakota #ranching at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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5 days ago

Let’s raise a glass to the horses that made us, the horses that broke us, the horses that make our day better. We couldn’t be any prouder of these saddle horses if we tried. These guys make Ranch work, dreamy. #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #ranchhorses #workingranchmagazine #hifromsd #saddlehorseherd #NationalDayOfTheHorse at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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5 days ago

“A canter is a cure for every evil.”— Benjamin Disraeli . On this #NationalDayOfTheHorse I want to honor the horses in my herd. From Oldest to youngest -- 1. Streakin Iron (Nora) w/DX Nukelear Iron Man (Tony 3yo). This mare is the nicest horse in my herd. She's the mama to Tony & Hawk. Tony is pictured with her. She'll be 19 in January. I wish she'd live forever. You can let her sit for years, catch her, and she'll ride off with a kid astride her and you know she's going to take great care of them. 2. No Average Joe 022 (Avie '03). I'm fairly certain I'd be lost without him. He's honest and consistent. His soul has a fire in it like nothing I've ever owned. He's the strongest, hardest running, hardest turning horse I've ever sat on, and I've had a few. 3. Dx Jurassic Classic (Dino). Dino is a 2008 model chestnut gelding and he's my favorite go to horse for the ranch. You can rope a yearling, chase a bull, take him to a barrel race -- or grab him for a quick bareback jaunt & he's going to be his honest comfortable self. He's my real-life rocking horse. 4. Ibaflitnbird (Dolce) w/ DX Generalissimo (Issy 3yo). Dolce died this summer at age 10, but left me Issy & Belle. She was the first horse I ever bred. I was roping live cattle on her w/10 rides. 5. Dolce w/DX Dolce Belissima (Belle). I am enamored with this friendly, well-put-together orphan filly. 6. DX Nukethis Bombshel (Bombshell) w/DX EZYBRZY PNK MARTINI (Prism). She is a 7yo mare that I raised; out of Fleefoots Dakota Sun (Shuttle -deceased '15). She's quiet & kind & well, you know how I feel about Prism! 7. DX Nukeulele (Nukeulele). Zach gave me this mare after Dolce died. I've always loved her and I can't wait for her 2019 foal to be born! 8. DX And The City (Cosmo 4yo). Cosmo is a half sister to Bombshell. I have the highest of hopes she'll be my next rodeo horse. She has the same fire as her mama. And her mama was a bad ass. 9. Hawk. I need not say more. He's Instagram Famous and super kissable! at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

2k26
6 days ago

Surround yourself with folks who will cheer you on when you decide to run a marathon. Who will cheer you on when you decide you want to go to the pro rodeos and you have yet to even win a barrel race, or folks who will cheer you on when you decide to quit your safe, 9-5 job so you can chase your dreams. . . . Go, chase your dreams, no matter how crazy they may be. Dreams don’t come true with no action. And they won’t come true if you don’t have a crew willing to push you when you want to quit and encourage you when you’re down. . . . Let’s raise a glass 🥃 and make a toast 🥂 to the crew! And if you don’t have a crew, give me a shout. I’m your huckleberry. 😘 #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #blackandwhite #runninghorses #horsesrunning #hifromsd #workingranchimages #workingranchmagazine #bnwphotography #blackandwhite #bnw_addicted at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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9 days ago

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - Edith Sitwell ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm not going to lie. When it's 11 degrees outside I don't always feel like leaving the house to do chores -- though I always do. The horses and cattle can't water or feed themselves. Do you find comfort in Winter? Do you love it as much as I do, or do you wish we could skip it altogether? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #fog #hoarfrost #horsesinsilhouette at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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11 days ago

"It's the desire that's in them to just be with us. They could buck us off and run off with us everyday, but instead they want to go to work. That's pretty special. There aren't many other animals that do that". -- Nick Dowers . . . Dino is a special horse. He's taken care of me when I couldn't take care of myself. And he's going to continue to do so. When I throw a leg over him, I know I'm going to have a good day. I know I'm going to have a good ride. And I'm sure grateful I was chosen to call him mine. Do you have a heart horse like that? One that you know you can "go-to" and get the job done? One that will take care of you when you're having a bad day? One that will make your bad day better? Photo by @diehardcowboy @arenushealth #EquineHealth #EquineNutrition #arenusanimalhealth #teamarenus #benefabbysorenomore #sorenomore #PerformanceHorse #HealthyAsAHorse #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #sunset #silhouette

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11 days ago

It's time to start introducing the crew... . . . ...There are pictures of me horseback before I could walk on my own; by the age of six I had spent the better portion of my life sitting on a tipped over lick tub listening to dad as he worked with horses. Timing, patience, pressure, and release was the mantra of every lesson I sat through in that old, blue barn. . . . I was fortunate in my upbringing: my dad left the mug-em-tie-em-sack-em-ride-em way of horse-breaking behind before I came along, and ventured down his journey of becoming a better horseman after a good neighbor, and great friend of ours showed him that there was a better way around these beautiful animals. . . . You see, all that a horse desires is to be comfortable. If a horse is content, he needs not. And often, they learn to be less than content, and still need of nothing. They adapt to the environment around them, regardless of the situation. Horses have figured it out. Humans, well, we’re still getting there... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more about Kelsey Ducheneaux and her story at the link below, or click the link in our bio. http://thedxranch.com/the-dx-crew/kelsey-ducheneaux #horses #horsemanship #cowgirls #angus #ranchlife #thedxranch #ranching #workingranch #workingranchmagazine #hifromsd #southdakotaranch #southdakota #aqha #aqhaproud #foalfriday #aqhafoals2018 #horsesofinsta #westernlife at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1584
13 days ago

I watched the sun rise with coffee in my hand, and watched the sun set from the back of my favorite ranch horse, Dino. . . . These days, my friends, are the best. The cows tested good, we had fun and the weather was pretty decent. We’ve pregnancy tested in snow before so sunshine was nice! . . . I think all I’ve had to drink today is coffee, tea, beer and now wine. My water consumption is way off, but dang it, it’s worth it on days like this. . . . Celebrating with a rare steak... how do you celebrate a day well-spent? #ranchlife #thedxranch #ranching #dxjurassicclassic #western #westernhorse #workingranch #workingranchimages #workingranchmagazine #workingranchhorse #hifromsd #myjobdependsonag #workharder #chestnuthorse #southdakota #cowgirlshit #ranchy #shotoniphonex #igers #instagood #equinephotography at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k7
15 days ago

Comfort is a state of mind. These two horses here, DX Nutter Butter and DX Nuklear Fuzion, are perfectly comfortable in the snow on this cold winter day. . . . We too can find comfort in any season of our life if we choose to do so. If we look for the positive, the good, the silver lining, there’s always good to find, even in the darkest days. The days when the wolves are at your door, and you don’t know where or how you’re going to get through the next month. It may be uncomfortable but there’s still comfort to be found in that situation if we look. Can you find the comfort in any situation? #winter #thedxranch #ranchlife #ranchhorses #horsesofinsta #hifromsd #aqha #aqhaproud #dxnutterbutter #sky #equinephotographer #equines #equineart #happyhorses #happinessisachoice #workingranchmagazine #workingranch at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k14
16 days ago

Today, I broke out my favorite gray mare, Sonora-Nora (registered as Streakin Iron — she’s also Hawk’s mama), to gather the herd so we could ship our steer calves. Tomorrow they sell and we will celebrate a year of work well-done. For most ranchers that are cow-calf operations such as ours there’s only one payday each year — the day your calves sell. Once in a while are able to sell some hay which is like a bonus check! And of course we finish out and sell some beef. This time of year money can be tight as you’ve got grass leases, feed bills, bankers and vet bills to pay. But the stress of figuring out how to make the cash flow and do it all over again the next year is worth it when you stand next to the calves — that were so tiny when they came into the world in April, May and June — and see how well they’ve grown and know that they’ve helped to make the ground better for the next set of calves because without proper management you don’t have grass. Ranching is not for the faint of heart. It’s a gamble. It’s work. And I’m so glad we choose to it. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Would you trade your life or income for something different? #grayhorse #graymare #aqha #aqhaproud #lifebetweentheears #lifebetweentwoears #lifebetweentheseears #southdakota #hifromsd #clouds #bluesky #fall #workingranchmagazine #ranchhorse #thedxranch #ranching #ag #myjobdependsonag #dirtygraymare #dirtyhorse #workharder at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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17 days ago

Thank you all so much for entering my contest this week! It’s still crazy to me that 18,000+ folks follow me! I meant to do a “lively yesterday to generate the winner, but I failed at that... so, without further ado.... . . . Drum Roll Please... . . . The winner of the 16x24 metal float mount or canvas is: @sdcalgirl_31!!!! Congrats!!!!! Send me an email or dm and let me know which image you’d like!!!!! #winter #hoarfrost #hifromsd #southdakota #horse #aqha #aqhaproud #frostymorning #frostyhorse #bayhorse #canon5dmarkiii #thedxranch #ranchlife #ranching at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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18 days ago

Frosted, foggy mornings. Chores before coffee. Horses that are happy to see you will knicker, ask for scratches and sniff around to see if there are oats or cow cake on your person. Cold noses and toes. And I’d trade none of it away. Do you feel the same about your life? #hoarfrost #graymare #aqhaproud #aqha #fall #hifromsd #southdakota #foggymorning #fog #sdc_negativespace #teamcanon #canon5dmkiii #happyhorses #ilovemylife #ranchlife #thedxranch #ranching #ranchhorses #westerndecor #westernart at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

66510
19 days ago

Why is it so hard to keep a house clean and neat? 🤣😂I mean I have a place for most everything so why is my vacuum sitting randomly in the dining room? Is it because I rarely get to finish a project before being interrupted? And let me be honest, I still have to put all the Christmas decoration boxes back in storage. Some are in the living room, some are downstairs waiting to go under the house. I just need to take 20 minutes and get it done I guess! And for the record, I don’t love the chaos of an untidy house, but am learning to ignore that random vacuum placement and arena sand on the floors: like I said yesterday, I’ve shut off the inner control freak. Now if I could just turn on the inner organizer! #ranchlife #ranchwife #ranching #thedxranch #silhouette #morningfog #hifromsd #howdoyoukeepacleanhouse #messyhouse #horsesofinsta #aqha #aqhaproud #happinessisachoice at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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21 days ago

If you’d like the opportunity to do some cow-work, get help with any struggles you’re having with your horses and increase your knowledge of horsemanship and horses, then come to the ranch in May 2019 for our first ever workshop. . . . This will be an all-inclusive workshop. We are housing and feeding participants, and their horses. There are also a limited number of ranch horses available for an additional fee. This will be so much fun, and we promise you’ll learn a lot!!!!! #horsemanship #horses #horsemanshipclinic #ranching #thedxranch #ranchlife #cowhorses #horsetraining at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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23 days ago

I may have fed cows in pajama pants yesterday. I won’t confirm or deny. But raise your hand if you’ve ever done chores in pajamas before? 🖐 Can we start a club if I admit to feeding cows in my jammies? #ranchwife #ranchlife #thedxranch #aqha #aqhaproud #hifromsd #southdakota #southdakotasunsets #equinephotographer #thegoldenhour #goldenhourphotography #feedinginyourpjs #ifeedinmypjpantsclub #horsesofinsta #teamcanon #canon5dmarkiii #alltheprettylight #alltheprettyhorses at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k63
24 days ago

Last night this South Dakota Sky really showed off. The light was stunning, and the mare herd was somehow in two pastures, so when I got the gate open, they were excited to be together again. This is one of those fortuitous shots and I’m in love. I hope you all think it’s as beautiful as I do. And in honor of Small Business Saturday, I’m offering 25% off prints, canvases and float mounts. I’ll post the link, and the coupon code in my story. Thank you all for supporting small business! I appreciate your support more than you can imagine!!!! If you have a small business and you’d like a shoutout, send me a DM, and I’ll put you in my story!!!! #shopsmallsaturday #southdakota #hifromsd #thedxranch #aqha #aqhaproud #aqhafoals2018 #southdakotasky #supportsmallshops #equineart #sunset #thegoldenhour #alltheprettylight #horsesofinsta #ranchlife #equinephotographer at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

1k16
26 days ago

Today, as we take a day to focus on gratitude, I can’t help but reflect on the fact that my life is incredibly charmed. I hope I reflect gratitude in my life, daily. . . . I’m grateful for so many things — my partner and better half, the handsome @zachducheneaux, who provides an exceptional, stress-free life for me; who has cheered my accomplishments and cheered for my crazy ideas, who has believed in me when I doubted my own existence. Our family — full of amazing individuals — our talented, kind, thoughtful kids; a warm love-filled home (in our barn no less!); None of us want for anything. . . . My friends. Oh, my friends. My world is full of loyal, caring, thoughtful people that I can call at a moment’s notice, who support my hopes and dreams and crazy ideas. They help me keep it real, don’t let me quit when I might want to, and cheer me on for every little victory. . . . I have everything I could EVER want, ever need and ALL THE love to complete it. I’m rich in gratitude and blessings and those are the important things in life. . . . Thank you, from the bottom of my heart to everyone, including all of you who visit this little corner of my world to support me. You’re all part of my charmed life. . . . Happy Thanksgiving, friends. Hug your loved ones, watch some football, stuff your faces and give thanks for all your blessings. . . . #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #begratefulalways #happythankgiving #gratitudeisthebestattitude at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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27 days ago

There is so much I want to share and say. So much to be grateful for. My heart is overflowing. I hope you find time to soak in all your blessings this week. Is your heart overflowing? #begratefuleveryday #gratefulstateofmind #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #morningsilhouette at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

6017
28 days ago

At the end of a busy day, there’s nothing better than taking a pause, finding a moment of peace, and soaking in the beauty of another day well-spent. Was your day action-packed? Did you take time to reflect and bask in gratitude? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #sunset #dusk #southdakota #hifromsd at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

3646
30 days ago

Kinda missing this guy of mine tonight... he’s been hanging out in Nashville this week. I chose to stay home and don’t regret it, but will be really glad to hug his neck and kiss his cheek 😘😘 when I see him tomorrow (assuming Avie gets to come home after his surgery)! In the meantime my nephew is here watching movies and I’m decorating the tree. How are you spending your Sunday evening? #winter #workingranchmagazine #workingcowhorse #workingcowboy #dxjurassicclassic #bluesky #thedxranch #ranchlife #myjobdepdsonag #hifromsd #southdakota #cowboy #mycowboy #heisallmine #aqha #aqhaproud #quarterhorse at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

90210
1 month ago

Monday, Avie is having dental surgery. So, his winter vacation began in earnest yesterday when I decided I wasn’t going to go the last jackpot of the year due to the weather. Turns out they cancelled it anyway! Many thanks to everyone who has cheered us on and supported us all year. I know that 2019 is going to be epic!!! And in other news... I’m starting to deck the halls. When do you decorate for the Holidays? Photo by @jnj_photo @arenushealth #EquineHealth #EquineNutrition #arenusanimalhealth #teamarenus #benefabbysorenomore #sorenomore #PerformanceHorse #HealthyAsAHorse # #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart # #ig_equine #bestofequines #barrelhorses #barrelracing #headlesshorseman2018 #barrelracing #barrelracer

44813
1 month ago

I am certain I wasn’t as productive today as I was yesterday. But that’s okay. There was a Norther blowing in that made being outdoors unpleasant. So after chores and doctoring on ol’ paint, I spent some time on some inside projects, like @officialaqha paperwork. . . . On another note, am I the only person who can demolish fresh Mozzarella cheese in a matter of hours? . . . And puh-lease don’t hate me for posting another photo of Prism. She’s too cute not to share, right? . . . If you look close, you can see snowflakes in this image... #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #snow #hifromsd #snow #Fall #futureworldbeater at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

87713
1 month ago

It feels like Spring today: however that will be short-lived. I’m hopefully gonna ride Avie and Cosmo and finally winterize Hotel Sooner. No, my trailer hasn’t been winterized yet. Yes I’ve been running the heater. And yes I’m staying in it this weekend. 😂🤣🤷‍♀️ #cowgirlfail #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #bluesky #hifromsd #fallfeelslikespring at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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1 month ago

I think there’s like 43 days to Christmas or something ridiculous like that. Who has started shopping? I’ve got a few custom gifts ordered but otherwise I better start making a list. And... I’m going to share a cold-weather-gear-guide on my blog that might give you some ideas!!! Raise your hand if you haven’t started shopping for Christmas and give me a thumbs up if you have.... I really love buying gifts. #bnw_captures #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines

72714
1 month ago

I’m pretty sure that Prism and Semi are having an argument about why the birds are angry. I mean does anyone ever wonder what the pigs did to make the birds so mad? I know I do. And in all seriousness, aren’t these two fluff-balls the cutest? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #aqhafoals2018 #dxezbrzypnkmartini at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

6028
1 month ago

The weather has pretty much looked like this all week and even that didn’t keep us from having a blast at our Big Loop Ranch Roping yesterday. It was fun to see old friends, make some new ones, eat some great food and spend the day on my favorite chestnut gelding, Dino. How did you spend your Saturday? #lifebetweentheears #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hackamorehorse #workingranchmagazine #workingranch at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

8974
1 month ago

Today was one of those fun, Fall days, when you freeze your toes off, but you can’t be upset about being cold. The cows gathered good, the horses all rode good, and we can’t be upset about the fact that we get to live this life. Snow and all, always be grateful. . . . #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #video #workingranchmagazine #lifebetweentheears #lifebetweentheseears #dxjurassicclassic #snow #fall at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

2k23
1 month ago

I don't have time to be cold. And to make matters worse I suffer from Raynauds (it's a vascular disorder that essentially withholds blood supply from your extremities, and gives it to your core because your body thinks you're going to freeze). That means I suffer from toes and fingers that blanche (turn white or purple from a lack of blood supply), and it makes riding or doing chores in cold weather a challenge. > > > Last week I got a load of cold-weather gear from @duluthtradingcompany, and I have to say, I could not be happier with the warmth I'm experiencing. These #duluthwoman Daily Denim Straight Leg Jeans are the BOMB! I wore them last week when it was moderately cold -- mid 30s. Frankly, I lived in them last week. And of course, this week it's in the 20s, and snowing, and they're in the wash. I see another 2-3 pairs of these in my immediate future. #DuluthTradingCo has your winter apparel needs covered, folks. To shop these jeans, visit the link in my bio or go view my story to swipe up! Are you ready for Winter? #sponsored #cowgirl #coldweathergear #winterweather #horsemanship #horsetraining #cowgirlstuff #cowgirllifestyle #aqha #aqhaproud #quarterhorses #thedxranch #thesouthdakotacowgirl at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

89853
1 month ago

Are you ready? We are getting there! Saturday 11/10 is our Big Loop Ranch Roping! There’s so much fun stuff planned! @ubetchawateca15 will have breakfast and lunch available for purchase, there’s a silent auction with some amazing gear and a stud fee! up for grabs (100% of the proceeds will benefit @projecth3lp) and of course we are going to make new friends and get to visit with some old ones! Details at the link in our bio! Will you be joining us? Even if you don’t rope come watch and shop the auction!!!!! Admission is free!!!! ... Photo by @thesdcowgirl #cows #brangus #angus #ranchlife #thedxranch #ranching #workingranch #biglooproping #buckaroo #ranchroping #tradition #westernlifestyle #horsemanship #lowstresscattlehandling #ranch #workingranchmagazine at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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1 month ago

Our Sunday included a massive, yummy brunch — complete with waffles. Yeah I tore off and made waffles! 🤷‍♀️ . . . I love waffles. Do you love waffles? . . . . Also, I got rides on four of my fearless steeds — The old gray mare still has it, her son Tony is going to be just as amazing, Dino was of course his awesome self and his paternal half sister, Cosmo, was on fire!! Avie’s leg is back to 💯 so that was the cherry on my day. I can only hope your Sunday was as amazing as mine! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hifromsd #southdakota #fallmakeup at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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2 months ago

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller . . . I’ll add to that my thoughts: You can hope all you want to achieve your goals, but until you try, until you take the first step to be who you want to, to do what you want to do, hope alone won’t get you there. Action will inspire confidence. And experience will gain you confidence. . . . Knowing these things and doing these things aren’t always easy either. It’s taken me a long time to get brave enough to try a lot of the things I have wanted to get good at. I’m not exceptional yet, but I’m trying. What do you want to become exceptional at in your life? Are you trying? Or just hoping? #selfcare #selfimprove #dxandthecity #cosmogirl #thedxranch #shotoniphone #bluesky #clouds #hifromsd #southdakota #sorrelmare #horsesofinstagram #prettyhairdontcare at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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So while I am on a kick about introducing myself, I thought I’d just take this week to share more tidbits with y’all, if you don’t care. . . . I didn’t grow up with horses or on a ranch. But I got both as fast as I could. I got my first horse when I was 11. His name was Butch and he was a grade (unregistered) appendix bred (quarter horse crossed on a thoroughbred). He was kind and took care of me. We had all sorts of adventures together. I ended up selling him my sophomore year of high school so I had some money to buy a horse that would take me to the college rodeos. I’ll introduce you to him tomorrow. . . . I moved to The DX Ranch in 2008, and this pretty gray mare, pictured here with this year’s orphans, was one of the horses that came with me. Her registered name is Streakin Iron (we call her Sonora/Nora) , and she’s the grand-dam to Baby Belle, the orphan on the left. Nora is one of the best horses I’ve ever owned and I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time not appreciating what she is. She’s 18 now and I can’t believe I’ve owned her for 13 years. She’s the dam to both Tony and the dreamy Hawk. . . . #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hifromsd #shotoniphone #maresrock at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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My heart broke a little this morning when I discovered my favorite, fluffy black cat, pretty much my favorite cat of all time, deceased. Roanie was an excellent mouser and a cool companion. I could always count on her to greet me when I’d arrive home from a barrel race or a trip. She always followed me to do chores and you could count on her to enjoy an afternoon nap with you on the couch. There are some big shoes to fill with her gone. You were the best girl, Roanie. RIP. #catsofinstagram #catsofinsta #bestbarncat #barncat #ranchlife #thedxranch #roaniecat #ranchlife #theyneverlivelongenough #ranchcat at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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Don’t miss it! @thedxranch is hosting a Big-Loop Ranch Roping November 10th! If you’ve never seen this kind of Roping, well now is your chance!!! There will be great food, good people and a kick ass silent auction (just in time to kick start your Christmas shopping!!!) come@the night before and set up pens for your horses if you’re from out of town. We hope to make this the best Ranch roping this side of the Rockies! https://www.facebook.com/events/533905810381569/permalink/538451546593662/ . . . I’ll also post a link in my story to the deets! #ranchroping #buckaroo #cowboys #workingranchmagazine #workingranch #thedxranch #ropetough #roping #aqha #aqhaproud #happycowboys #blackandwhite #ranching #rancher #friendlycompetition at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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Sharing is caring! It’s always a blessing to have that *one* friend you can depend on to have your back through thick or thin, through good times and bad times, and when there is @triplecrownfeed involved, the friend that shares the goodness with you. Or if you’re me, a friend that shares the good vodka with you! Who is your “ride or die friend?” Send me a DM and give them a shout out on my story!!!! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #fearthebigyellowhorse #sharingiscaring❤️ #happyhorses #bestfriends #shotoniphone #iphoneogram at Ducheneaux Quarter Horses

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