Category Archives: Animals of Paradise Mountain

Meet Buddy

My readers know by now that I have a soft spot for animals. I’ve raised just about every animal that is local to our area, wild and not. DO NOT send your animals my way though! I don’t allow just any animal to stay anymore, but rather I pick and chose- sorry little critters……… blame the current resident of OUR Whitehouse (s’cuse please, think I’m gonna be sick) and the economy. Animal food has doubled, and tripled, in price, along with EVERYTHING else, in the last few years, but thats for another time. So if I feed all the animals that came my way, the electric would be shut off! I have never allowed male dogs to stay here. Female dogs are just smarter as in all species! ahahaha, and I have female dogs and don’t want puppies. But then……………….. along came Buddy.

Buddy showed up atop Paradise Mountain last month. Ragtag and starving, I fed this mutt of a dog, wormed him good, brushed the long hair off his panting body as the temperature climbed outside and gave him a temporary home- or so I thought! This dog decided he liked me and his new TEMP home, so he set out to win my heart. I go outside and he runs to put his nose in the palm of my hand. He took to Riddick and decided to claim him and everyone else up here as well. He seldom barks, unless Bell decides she wants to go on a coon hunt, then its Buddy on the hunt! He trees coons, chases off anything that comes up here that doesn’t belong, plays with Riddick, and has captured the hearts of all. So for the first time in many, many years, we have a male dog.

Meet Buddy


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Spring 2011 Lee County Trail Ride

I don’t think I ever put our SPRING 2011 LEE COUNTY TRAIL RIDE on here, so here is one of the videos from that ride. Riddick is riding his little pony Buck, but he graduated to a much bigger horse this summer, and is what he now rides and rode in the FALL HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDES.

We ride thru what is called Hells Creek and Walkers Creek on our second day of our Spring 2011 Trail Ride at Lee County Ky – Beattyville . There was about 60 of us straggled out n about on horse back that day, and down part of Ky Rt 11 when leaving and returning to camp



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Knott Co Spring Trail Ride 2011 May 2 -May 8

Its time to get ready to move on to Hindman Ky to the 2011 Knott County Spring Trail Ride! Many of us have been waiting for this week since last fall, since the Fall 2010 Knott Co Trail ride!
The Knott County Ride is the biggest in East Ky, when counting the number of horses and people attending,
and the 2010 Fall Ride was their biggest – so far. Come on and join us for a week of making new friends,
revisiting ones you only see at the trail rides, good food- cause there is always alot of great outdoor cooking, and
there are food booths.
The 2011 Knott Co Trail Ride begins May 2 and runs through Sunday May 8. Many people go to the campgrounds early in the week and set up camp, many stay the entire week, but the majority show up sometime on Friday and stay the weekend. Horse lovers from all over the United States show up for this event, and for good reason! Long trails, smooth riding, live bands, and meeting up with thousands of other liked minded folk, make the Knott Co Trail Ride one of everybody’s favorite! —

‘H’ Horse, gemme my boots Mama, gettin on my horse mama, I’m gonna ride!

horses,horse back riding



and don’t forget to support your local small biz – –  wholesale Electric Oil Warmers and Fragrance Oils, for the retail customer!


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Get Ready for 2011 Spring Horse Back Trail Rides

Anticipating the 2011 Spring Horse Back Trail Rides in the various counties we’ll be riding in – such as KNOTT COUNTY SPRING 2011 HORSEBACK TRAIL RIDE, LEE CO SPRING RIDES, PATOKER, PARADISE MOUNTAIN TRAIL RIDES, somewhere in West Virginia- horseback trail rides,  😀 and others, I hated to hear that Owsley County Saddle Club will most likely NOT be having any trail rides this year.
I had a great time at the Fall 2010 Owsley Co Ky Fall Trail Ride, and got to see alot of old friends and met some fantastic new friends. But, thanks to another instance of the brilliance of our,uh-hmm, Law Enforcement agencies, there is a HUGE lawsuit against the Owsley County keystone cops and the Owsley County Saddle Club!
Will and I were checking out someone else’s 2010 Spring Trail Ride video on youtube at the beginning of this video as Larry watched us watching them! lol

Here’s to the good times Owsley County!


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Riddick and his own Horse

Riddick has been horse back riding since he was 2 years old, but now he is riding all by himself on his own little horse. This is last fall [Nov 2010] and Riddick is taking his first ride in the hall of the 10 stall barn we built with the Dyna Tech Ultra Bandsaw

continue on for video… 😀

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I went to this trailride with a dead battery in my camera! I didn’t get as many photos as I’d liked to have taken, but oh well- I HAD A GREAT TIME!!!!!

The Owsley County – Booneville – Saddle Club sponsored this horse back riding trail event for all. The ride was alot longer than the one the previous weekend in Knott Co, mileage anyway, and we all had sore butts, backs, legs, and other body parts by the time we all staggered in!


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Longest Trailride at Knott Co and Ready 4 Owsley Co Ride?

Getting back into my tale of the Knott Co, Ky 2010 Horseback Trail Ride last weekend. I think we set a record for the longest official trailride!    But before the video……….

sorry guys, got to it a lil late!
The semi annual Owsley Co Trailride is not near as big as the Knott Co Ride, but that can be a good thing!


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