We Have A Pony In Our Pasture!

Hello Bravehearted Beauties! I can hardly stand it! I just have to blurt it out: we have a pony in our pasture! Before you get too excited, she’s not our pony, but we get to board her and love on her as if she were one of our own.

Meet Lucy!


She’s a sweet tempered, playful young girl with the blondest ponytail on Ten 10 Farm! Can you believe her coloring…how she fits right in with our family? I already find myself looking for her first thing in the morning when I wake up. And as I sit here writing by the window, I keep looking up just to see what she’s doing. I can’t believe we get to enjoy this pretty girl right here on our own farm!



So here’s how we ended up with a pony in our pasture: a neighbor behind us has a horse farm. She boards horses, but only in stables, not in her pasture. One of the horse owners who’s boarding two rescued race horses at my neighbor’s barn needed a nearby pasture for her daughter’s pony. And guess who got the call?

Me. An experienced horse woman called me…a horse lover who hardly knows a thing about how to care for horses. And for the record: this is the first phone call I’ve ever received from this neighbor. I was worried that Aslan had escaped and was harassing horses in her barn. Honestly, I was a little nervous to call her back.


Who knew that on an ordinary Monday I’d receive a request to pasture board a beautiful pony?!?! God knew. Because friends, if you only knew the conversation I had with my husband the day before, you might begin to see that it was no accident that she called me. It literally felt like God chose me. An unlikely candidate for a boarding job, but perfect in His larger story.


Just the day before, I asked my husband if he could ever imagine having a horse on our farm. I fully expected him to say, “No way! We’re in over our heads and don’t need to add another thing to the mix.” And he would’ve been absolutely right. But to my surprise, he said, “Absolutely!”


He knows I love horses. Always have. One of the reasons I fell in love with the road we live on is because of all the horse farms with all their glorious horses. And you know, we have this barn…which of course encourages a girl to dream!

And then there’s this whole Bravehearted Beauty thing. When God called me Bravehearted Beauty, I didn’t feel like one, so I asked him for a picture. And this is what he gave me: riding a horse, wielding a sword and wearing a crown. Oh, the things God sees when He looks at us!


And one last little thing: when I started writing as Bravehearted Beauty instead of LLH Designs, what was the first photograph I shared? A horse. One of the beauties I pass down the road every day.

Welcome to Ten 10 Farm, Lucy. You are a gift to my spirit! And someday, I hope you’ll show me how to ride you bareback! We’ll be two blonde Bravehearted Beauties helping each other to feel more of who we were meant to be!


Dear friends, I hope this story inspires you to dream with God…to believe with Him. I’m asking God to show you what He see when He looks at you. I know this for sure: it’s so much MORE than what you see in yourself. I call you Bravehearted Beauty, but what name does God call you? Get ready: He has a history of calling people far better names than they call themselves. {He called Gideon a mighty warrior when Gideon called himself the runt of the litter! Talk about a drastic difference in identity and vision!}

Would you dare to receive and believe in a new name? I know God has one for you!

Believing with you!

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P.S. I’ll be offline for the next two weeks…enjoying an overseas adventure with my family. Thankful for this precious family who’s coming back to love on our animals while we’re away. I’m sure I’ll make up for lost time with LOTS of photos when I’m back! Until then…Happy Summer!


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  • Gigi - Oh this is incredibly fun of the Lord to arrange for Lucy to have such a wonderful family to love and to be loved right back at her! Thank you for sharing how God redeems and restores, even with a new name, Dare to believe! So awesome! Have a great trip!ReplyCancel

  • Lorri - Now THAT is one beautiful horse. What a wonderful being to wake up to each morning.

    And yes, she sure blends in with the whole family!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne - Linsey- God works in miraculous ways and takes care of every little detail in our lives! So happy for you and your family!ReplyCancel

  • Three Years On Our Farm » Bravehearted Beauty - […] still feels like the craziest, bravest thing I’ve ever done. {Aside from barebacking the pony in my pasture with no saddle, no reigns, no nothing. Now, that’s a […]ReplyCancel