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Jenn Z

I’m western-lifestyle blogger, social media influencer & freelance photographer. Home @thedxranch. Barrel racer. Sharing life, one photo at a time.

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Oh Avie! The Avie that gives you 110% even when he is sore. He’s also hilarious. He enjoys being muddy, eating his yum-yums and will only eat apple-oat flavored Knicker Maker horse cookies. Anything else he will simply turn down! My cowboy calls him a princess because he’s particular. I call him perfect. Thanks for the photo @diehardcowboy_! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #fearthebigyellowhorse #hesperfectforme

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I’ve sat, staring at this photo for 10 minutes, trying to figure out what to share today. . . . Cosmo rides better by the day, Avie is feeling better but I think we are dealing with some irritated popped splints that happened earlier in his life, and I’m having trouble getting into a routine. Maybe it’s just the changing of the seasons? So I’ve decided that since Fall officially rolls in this weekend, we should do a contest. Let’s caption this photo of DX Nukelear Fuzuion (Fuz) meeting his mares. The winner will get a 5x7 print of their choice. And go! #contest #giveaway #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hifromsd #bluesky #wildstallion #aqhastallion #fearthebigbayhorse

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I did a lot of horsing around today. Including, but not limited to, riding, feeding, scratching on a few horses and of course playing with these two bums. Aren’t Jewlz and Belle the cutest foals?!?! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #aqhafoals2018

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The looks of concentration— Avie’s eyes are closed, my tongue is out but I’m finally forward like I’m supposed to be. So we will call that a win despite our funny expressions! Now, I’m off to ride this gorgeous beast and a few more pretties! What’s on tap for your Tuesday? Photo #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #barrelracer #barrelhorse #fearthebigyellowhorse #barrelracing

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All the fall colors are here. My heart is happy. Fall is the best time of year! Raise your hand if you agree! And, Belle, well as a red dun, she’s kind of a fall color all year long! Yippee! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #reddun #aqhafoals2018 #belletheorphan #hiffromsd #thesky

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I love this gorgeous mare! Baby Belle found herself in the wrong pasture this morning so I brought a saddle to the horse (who is also Belle’s grandma), threw it on and away we went to get Belle Home! She’s kid safe and husband approved, and so much fun to ride!!! Why does she have to be 18? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hifromsd #hackamorehorse #triplecrownmcm

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Sundays are for barrel racing, football, good friends and good times. What’s on tap for your Sunday? Thanks to @cdphotog for capturing this moment. I think @diehardcowboy and I were deep in the BS at this point! 🤣😂 #thedxranch #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #americancowboy #cowboy #friends #ranching #summerfun #falliscoming #truth #happytimes

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It’s Fri-yay! I celebrated by having a excellent rides on Avie and Cosmo. I breezed Avie, which is always fun, and just worked on getting Cosmo to tune into my seat — I slow down, she slows down; I speed up, she speeds up. She’s pretty much got it down. How are you celebrating the end of another week? #lifebetweentheears #lifebetweentheseears #throughtheirears #betweentwoears #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #hifromsd

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We brought Belle home from the herd today, so she can live with our other orphan, Jewel. One of our broodmares in that herd, had adopted Belle. She’s not got a 2018 foal, so she can’t nurse, but she was providing comfort for her just the same. On the way home we had to stop and look at Prism. She’s sure enough pretty! How was your Wednesday? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #shotoniphonex #hifromsd #aqhafoals2018

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I know it’s only Tuesday, but I figured it was time to revisit this photo that my sister from another mother @abbylynnprather took of me in 2016. Dino is so handsome and photogenic. Copper photobombed us. I love everything about This image. Abby is so talented. She did my hair, my makeup, styled me and made me feel like a million dollars. Love you sister! Do you have a brother or sister from another mother that’s a long lost sibling? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #cowgirlportrait

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Happiness comes in whatever form we choose. I choose to let the fact that I’m on this side of the ground help me in my happiness journey. And of course this mare doesn’t hurt my happiness factor either! Remember that there are always people who’d love to be where you’re at in life! Make the most of it! #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #shotoniphonex

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One of the last few photos I have of Dolce (Ibaflitnbird). You could always count on being greeted by her in the pasture. She enjoyed hanging out with you, getting rubbed on and was such a good mama. She was a dream to start: quiet and gentle. You could call her by name and she’d come, so when I found her Saturday wandering, in a zombified state my heart broke. Don’t take one day of your life with these creatures for granted. You never know when you’ll have your last ride. . . . #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #youholdmyheart

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Prism says “shake it off. Focus on the good. Focus on what’s here and now”. . . . Today, I lost the first horse I ever raised. It happened fast. No one expected it, but Mother Nature is a nasty bitch and she wielded her power in the way in which only she can. Today clearly didn’t go as planned. I foresee some broodmare shopping in my future — Once my heart heals. #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines

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The horses are looking towards the weekend! Are you? We are kicking ours off with some high school football! How are you starting yours? #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #blackandwhite

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Is anyone else ever wrung our after a vacation? I mean my life is pretty much a vacation but I’m having heck getting back into the swing of things! Please tell me I’m not alone... #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #bnwphotography #blackwhitephoto

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Our trip to Nashville was so fun! But, so was coming home to the ranch and all the critters! What did you do this Labor Day weekend? Was it hard to get back into the swing of things after the long weekend? #thedxranch #horses #hifromsd #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines #shotoniphonex

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We’re still a long way from the Ranch today on Labor Day: the cowboy and I are enjoying ourselves in Nashville listening to live music. How’re you spending your #laborday? Photo by @madcan8 #thedxranch #horses #horsesofinstagram #aqha #aqhaproud #youholdmyheart #equine #equineart #photography #ranchlife #ag #photooftheday #igers #instagood #instahorses_post #equinephotography #equinephotos #ig_equine #bestofequines

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