Stella takes some time to rest in a lush valley filled with bison and elk. In the backrgound is Yellowstone's Hayden Valley where Stella was the horse I was riding. It was good to be able to take my own horses and ride, not only here at the Rising K Ranch in the Zion and Bryce Canyon area, but anywhere else I want to go, from Arizona's saguaro deserts to Yellowstone's volcanic mountains.
Stella is also a very handy ranch horse who I use, not only to guide trail rides, but also to start colts and work cattle. You spend enough time with these horses and go with them enough different places, and they do become your friends. For me, Stella is a "go-to" type of horse I can count on for about anything.