Making My Wife’s DREAM COME TRUE | She Waited 20 Years to Get Them Back

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After 20 long years, my dream of owning and working with horses again is finally coming true! We have been blessed to find the perfect horse and pony from 2 amazing NLid families.

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    9 minuten geleden

    Fantastic !! What a blessing for all of your family. Those horses have known you forever and they have finally made it home! Stay safe and keep up the good work and videos and having fun. It’s a beautiful day for all. Fred. 🙏🏻🙏🏻👍👍👏🏻👏🏻👋👋

  2. richard bryan

    richard bryan

    23 minuten geleden

    John and Sandra and boys you guys are awesome.

  3. Robert Rich

    Robert Rich

    3 uur geleden

    Congrats Beautiful Family! Couldn't be happier for you all watching this video...

  4. N Gi

    N Gi

    4 uur geleden

    Yay!! Hope the horses stay safe away from the bears ! Such a beautiful place for horses to roam and graze. They will have a good life with you all❤️🙏🏻

  5. Annie Momma

    Annie Momma

    5 uur geleden

    Koda has beautiful eyes 👀 they are both so beautiful I’m so happy for u .. I wanna horse too maybe one day and I wanna poney anddd a donkey and I already have his name it will be DONKAYYY 😂 ONE DAY!! I’m so glad ur dreams are reality!! Really beautiful to see

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      5 uur geleden

      Thank you Annie! Hope you get those ponies

  6. James Donlan

    James Donlan

    6 uur geleden

    Those are the most beautiful horses I ever seen they make your homestead a real home happy trails partner giddy up cowboy 🤠 eehaw

  7. classylawn


    8 uur geleden


  8. Judith Coleman

    Judith Coleman

    9 uur geleden

    Congratulations 👏

  9. Samantha Flynn

    Samantha Flynn

    10 uur geleden

    Make sure you dont lead your horses so close to the throat latch. Give a little slack in the lead.

  10. Tracy T

    Tracy T

    11 uur geleden

    I obviously know nothing about horses. How much weight is too much for a pony or for a horse? Their so beautiful. Love those big babies. I've only ridden twice but loved it.🥰🥰

    • Tracy T

      Tracy T

      10 uur geleden

      @Good Simple Living thank you for answering. I won't bail on riding next time. I was scared my weight at 190 being 5'9 would be to much for them.😥

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      11 uur geleden

      About 20% of their body weight.

  11. Joycelyn Michael

    Joycelyn Michael

    12 uur geleden

    Usually, when l see families l like tosee the relationship between husband and wife children and parents. Yours is beautiful. Lots of love and respect between husband and wife. Your children are awesome speak well are very intelligent.thats only from your guidance. God Bless you all.

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      11 uur geleden

      Thank you 😊 💓

  12. Catherine Gibson

    Catherine Gibson

    19 uur geleden

    A memory making moment that will shape your kids lives. Trying not to cry, lol, your kids will learn so much, you are both wonderful parents and people.

  13. Bick Abraham

    Bick Abraham

    19 uur geleden

    Congratulations for your hay burners 🤣🤣

  14. Loretta Flores

    Loretta Flores

    19 uur geleden

    So excited for all of you. So enjoy seeing the beautiful life you both are creating.🥰

  15. Chance Howell

    Chance Howell

    20 uur geleden

    Quarter horse is the best decision you could have ever made the best riding horses they listen really good and you will love it

  16. Patricia McIntosh

    Patricia McIntosh

    23 uur geleden

    I have always loved horses.One I was a kid the house we lived in was semi rural. There was a goat farm within walking distance and on Saturday mornings my friend and I would walk to the farm with apples and carrots. We also assembled dog leashes and scarves and would put together makeshift halters and reins. We lured the 3 horses to the fence and plopped ourselves on their backs and just let them walk around. Sitting bareback and feeling the warmth of the horse was magical. They were very patient with us and we loved them so much. I have ridden since then but never been formally trained and I have never been able to have a horse of my own but the magic of horses never goes away. I envy you!

  17. Mercedes Driver

    Mercedes Driver

    Dag geleden

    So Awesome! So Happy for your family. I wanted to cry when I seen Melissa riding. Then the kids. Oh be still my heart.

  18. stephkimener


    Dag geleden

    I am crying. So happy for you and can relate so very much.

  19. IDunno Anymore

    IDunno Anymore

    Dag geleden

    I live vicariously through your journey! Your family have accomplished so much and much more to come.

  20. Brenda Davis

    Brenda Davis

    Dag geleden

    People cut the mane on horses so the bridle and any other riding equipment doesn't pull on the hair and get tangled.

  21. Michael Wright

    Michael Wright

    Dag geleden

    Just came across this video. Beautiful Family and the country environment you live in a breath taking! Congrats on the horses, too! Will have to check out more of your videos. Take care!

  22. N Miller

    N Miller

    Dag geleden

    😭 so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your dream. I have the same dream. 🐎🐎

  23. Google Tower

    Google Tower

    Dag geleden

    God bless the beautiful animals.

  24. Bev H.

    Bev H.

    Dag geleden

    Humm last time I was on a horse, it hadn't been redden in over a year. He was doing really good, until someone got smart and opened the gate. Off we went for the ride of a lifetime, until he ran me right into a tree and knocked my butt out. I don't remember the ride of a lifetime, but spent a couple of days in the hospital.

  25. Iluminada Williams

    Iluminada Williams

    Dag geleden

    Nobody in the comments talk about the wonderful family who made the LONG TRIP to bring them the two horses. Did Melissa even invite them inside her home for a MEAL and REST? Maybe I missed that in the video? Greetings from Georgia, USA.... Sept. 17, 2021

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      Dag geleden

      Wow, how presumptive of you. Many folks talked about and thanked our friends, and we had a great lunch and full day together.

  26. Lauren Goode

    Lauren Goode

    Dag geleden

    I LITERALLY cried the whole episode! I grew up in the city but fell in love with horses started riding when I was maybe 9. REALLY started riding more around 17 when I started working on ranches. After working at ranches for almost 5 years in Wyoming I suffered a back injury that still effects me today. I pray and hope to get back to it especially as my 8 month old (who watched this WHOLE episode btw) grows up. I cant wait to get her a pony someday!

  27. Jazzie-san belle

    Jazzie-san belle

    Dag geleden

    that is award winning hubby right there

  28. The D Squad

    The D Squad

    Dag geleden

    paniolo time baby!!!! so awesome for your family. love your horses

  29. Grama Julie Treasure Adventures

    Grama Julie Treasure Adventures

    Dag geleden

    Tears of happiness for you......It really got to me to see the joy! Love you....

  30. Davis Family Life

    Davis Family Life

    Dag geleden

    So Beautiful love it ❤❤❤

  31. Dana Hudson

    Dana Hudson

    Dag geleden

    Wow, absolutely beautiful 😍

  32. Mark Reid

    Mark Reid

    Dag geleden

    this is my favorite channel .than for allowing me to be apart

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      Dag geleden

      Thank you 😊 💓

  33. Start Page

    Start Page

    Dag geleden

    LOVE, LOVE LOVE Horses...

  34. Alexander Ramirez

    Alexander Ramirez

    Dag geleden

    Why grab on the hair to get on the saddle? That would hurt any animal

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      Dag geleden

      It's more for balance and prevents you from pulling your saddle sideways which can REALLY hurt a horse.

  35. P. B. Shepherding

    P. B. Shepherding

    Dag geleden

    Nice to see a man who wants to make his wife’s dream.☝️❤️

  36. Mascha Rykova

    Mascha Rykova

    Dag geleden

    Melissa is looking so much prettier now. Kongrats!

  37. LaMare


    Dag geleden

    P.S. The horse you see in the cameo picture is my mare, who I have had for 20 years. She is 22. I call her my life coach. She taught my children so many things in life. The biggest one was it's okay to have a bad day, there is always tomorrow to be a good day. My children are making their own lives now, but in the pasture I can see the mare who helped get them their. My La Mare!!💕

  38. LaMare


    Dag geleden

    Loved what you said at the end of the video. I also grew up with horses and taught my children and husband how to ride. Our last child she was tucked in a snuggie while I rode early in the mornings. Great memories!! I love the part you said, horses have a great will but their spirit is like glass. How true!!! Grow those fond memories with your horses and your family. I came over from Route 66, glad I did.❤

  39. Malia De Los Angeles

    Malia De Los Angeles

    Dag geleden

    I got teary eyes when I saw the beautiful horse 🐴 that is Melissas, I could feel the excitement she was feeling 🥰🥰🥰 Y’all are a beautiful family with beautiful souls… Thank you for sharing y’all’s journey… And May God’s blessings be upon y’all and the family that brought the horses to brighten your lives… Sending y’all love and blessings from Pennsylvania ♥️🙏🏼♥️🙏🏼♥️🙏🏼

  40. Mary Jones-Ellis

    Mary Jones-Ellis

    Dag geleden

    What A awesome and precious family God bless you all and continue to keep doing what you’re doing

  41. Cheri Burt

    Cheri Burt

    Dag geleden

    I am crying happy tears for you. Such beautiful horses.

  42. Kerry Taylor

    Kerry Taylor

    Dag geleden

    I watched your video and my thoughts went to my 91 year old aunt. She loved her horse Lacey so much - their bond was so pure.and impenetrable. I think Lacey is 28 and my aunt got her when she was 7. My loving Aunt had to be restricted from riding her just this past 5 years for health reasons and passed quietly this morning to be with our Lord. Thank you for such a heart warming video.

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      Dag geleden

      ❤ sorry for your family's loss

  43. mike smith

    mike smith

    Dag geleden

    So awesome

  44. Ms Campbell

    Ms Campbell

    Dag geleden

    Wow!! That paint is a beauty!! You're so lucky to get these two horses!!

  45. Susan Pye

    Susan Pye

    Dag geleden

    Great video the horses are beautiful fetched happy memories back I am in my 70s and looked after to shire horses in about 1963 lol from England

  46. D MacIsaac

    D MacIsaac

    Dag geleden

    Onions..... Who's cutting them ? 🥺😭❤

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      Dag geleden

  47. shirley lake

    shirley lake

    Dag geleden

    Melissa, I am so happy for you and Your husband is definitely a keeper.

  48. Nice Prete

    Nice Prete

    2 dagen geleden

    Oi jeremi oi melissa amo vcs, adoro a casa de vcs o lugar que vcs moram é um paraiso adoraria morar num lugar assim bjos ay love you Brasil sp..💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 💗 💗

  49. Linda Worsham

    Linda Worsham

    2 dagen geleden

    Horses have always been my passion, as well. You are indeed quite blessed!

  50. Derrick J

    Derrick J

    2 dagen geleden

    I never comment but I have watched all your videos Ex Leo my self !! LOVE THE LOVE YOU GUYS SHOWED THE horses excellent stuff made me so happy !! "when you lose your self is when you find your self 😁

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      2 dagen geleden

      ❤ thank you

  51. Patty Farb

    Patty Farb

    2 dagen geleden

    the whole picture...the mountains behind you all...lovely

  52. Rose Black

    Rose Black

    2 dagen geleden

    CONGRATS, now ya all need a building for them to get into from the heat, storms, cold

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      2 dagen geleden

      See today's video

  53. Kathy Floyd

    Kathy Floyd

    2 dagen geleden

    What a beautiful backdrop you have with those mountains. What a sweet little sluce of heaen

  54. Jim O

    Jim O

    2 dagen geleden

    Awesome !! 👍

  55. Gerald Barker

    Gerald Barker

    2 dagen geleden

    Could you give us more information on herbal hair loss spray?

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      2 dagen geleden

      It's by mane and tail, called herbal grow

  56. Robert walley

    Robert walley

    2 dagen geleden

    Horses are a lot like kids in a way, they react to the love they are shown. My father showed me this for we raised livestock when I was young.

  57. marialeemlb


    2 dagen geleden

    You all are so inspirational and moving forward together in all things life. Love the new additions

  58. Jerri Stepp

    Jerri Stepp

    2 dagen geleden

    Wow, that brings a tear. Seeing the love shared is incredible.

  59. Ishmaell711


    2 dagen geleden

    Congrats 🎊 Those people from Show Low AZ ???

  60. bsymrlyn921


    2 dagen geleden

    Are you going to build them a barn for the winter?

  61. Tracy Mankey

    Tracy Mankey

    2 dagen geleden

    What a beautiful family

  62. jennifer Bennett

    jennifer Bennett

    2 dagen geleden

    I think it’s the first time I’ve seen your dog really move!

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      2 dagen geleden

      😆 🤣

  63. Gail Chambers

    Gail Chambers

    2 dagen geleden

    From generation to generation to generation - lessons for your children, who will pass them down to their children. That is leaving a legacy! You are not living in "one day" but realizing your dreams today! What a beautiful life

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      2 dagen geleden

      ❤ thank you

  64. Melanie Ramos

    Melanie Ramos

    2 dagen geleden

    Well said lady i grow up with them myself and havent rode in a long time,They are beautiful i seen the paint on 66 and fell in love with him

  65. Near2Love


    2 dagen geleden

    So happy for yall!

  66. John Turner

    John Turner

    2 dagen geleden

    To cool love it you are a beautiful family living a fun hard working life so happy for you all take good care of all.

  67. M P

    M P

    2 dagen geleden

    My heart honestly hurts and I just can't stop crying, I'm in the same situation as you were. But I'll never have a horse again. There's no need to tell you to appreciate every single second with them. I'm so happy for you!

  68. Mary Anderson

    Mary Anderson

    2 dagen geleden

    Absolutely awesome 🥰🥰🥰

  69. LòóngsOut


    2 dagen geleden

    Isn't owning a horse very very expensive

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      2 dagen geleden

      Not when you keep them grazing on pasture and grow your own hay like we do.

  70. GearMaven


    2 dagen geleden

    Dog needs horse etiquette or he'll get thoroughly kicked!

  71. S Tomlinson

    S Tomlinson

    2 dagen geleden

    Where is your barn?

  72. Stop censoring my free speech

    Stop censoring my free speech

    2 dagen geleden

    You need a lot bigger horse for dad.

  73. Anahid Artinian Jamgotchian

    Anahid Artinian Jamgotchian

    2 dagen geleden

    So beautiful, I am so happy for you all.

  74. Saba Irshad

    Saba Irshad

    2 dagen geleden

    I love the horses but more than that I know that these horses will be loved so much❤️

  75. Laur L

    Laur L

    2 dagen geleden

    So happy for you Melissa! I've been horseless for about five years now and miss it so much, breaks my heart. Had to put my mare down due to several health issues and bad luck. We bought our own farm (house built in 1910) a year ago and maybe, maybe, we'll have the time and money to build stable facilities and an outdoor arena at some point. My hubby too knows how much I'm hurting without horses and says that I'm not completely me without them. Good luck with your beauties from all the way from Finland! (Some helmets maybe? Protect those precious brains of yours)

  76. Gary Conway

    Gary Conway

    2 dagen geleden

    I don't know how she waited 20 years for you to shave that ugly beard off your face.

  77. TheHammer


    2 dagen geleden

    Good things come to those who wait, you're Blessed. :)

  78. eemu pitts

    eemu pitts

    2 dagen geleden

    Beautiful horses for a beauriful family, good people deserve hapiness......

  79. Monakaye Martinez

    Monakaye Martinez

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm so very happy for you guys!!! 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎

  80. Bernice Brown

    Bernice Brown

    2 dagen geleden

    Congratulations on your horses. They are very special. I have 3 one is a 28 year old Half Arabian, her son 3/4 Arabian gelding. Started in English and Western, he has an amazing canter. Born 2009 and a Beautiful purebred Arabian mare born in 2013.all registered. All are bay. I hope yours are as fun as mine. I am in British Columbia on West Coast near Vancouver BC CANADA

  81. Apurva Chavan

    Apurva Chavan

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm really happy for you guys... 😊

  82. The_ Silver_Siren

    The_ Silver_Siren

    2 dagen geleden

    Lovely, content. ❤

  83. Necifen Pikit

    Necifen Pikit

    3 dagen geleden

    Oh my you have a great voice man.... You can be a dubber..or can be radio announcer..

  84. donna borghese

    donna borghese

    3 dagen geleden

    so happy for you guys! there was a third horse you should have got that one as well it was beautiful as well. the blue eyes are so stunning Good luck!

  85. johnny feathers

    johnny feathers

    3 dagen geleden

    With that scenery in the background your property just looks like the perfect place for something from a western movie..such a beautiful place..

  86. StarBurst BlueFire

    StarBurst BlueFire

    3 dagen geleden

    Riding horses is awesome!

  87. Honey Badgers

    Honey Badgers

    3 dagen geleden

    These horses came to a nicest family.

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      3 dagen geleden

      Aww thank you 😊

  88. GeminiTwice


    3 dagen geleden

    Remember that horses with light colored eyes, especially if they have pink skin or white hair around the eye have a higher risk of UV damage to the eye at high altitudes. You are likely at a higher elevation there in Idaho. The UV radiation increases 2% every 1,000 feet. Same with human sunburn and why athletes wear black streaks under their eyes. Fly masks are recommended and should extend down to cover the nose/mouth as well if that skin is pink. Topical sunscreen is not recommended unless it is a natural zinc form. You have some beauties there. You are so lucky.

    • Good Simple Living

      Good Simple Living

      3 dagen geleden

      Never seen a fly mask over nose or mouth but we do have uv filtered masks on both

  89. Jill P

    Jill P

    3 dagen geleden

    I had tears of happiness for you Melissa as I watched you ride your new baby!!

  90. brian Stone

    brian Stone

    3 dagen geleden

    Great video.I got so distracted by how much you kept slapping the horses 😂🤣Then you said something about I just died lol

  91. Stephanie Bohn

    Stephanie Bohn

    3 dagen geleden

    I am so excited for your family to receive the beautiful horses. Enjoy!

  92. Andrew Marsh

    Andrew Marsh

    3 dagen geleden

    Oh, you all look so grateful to have 2 more created beings on your land! God bless you all, and the horses, as you build your family in what's surely a breathtaking place. I was watching about a quarter of the way through and was in awe of the size of your back garden mountains!! My heart leapt when I saw them. You've worked real hard to be where you are, and to be at the stage you're at with the build. And as a dad of four adult children, I can see you've got a great bunch of kids to raise more and more. I love you guys!

  93. wendy plear

    wendy plear

    3 dagen geleden

    I'm totally crying watching this one! I'm so happy for you all! 💞

  94. sharon lavertue

    sharon lavertue

    3 dagen geleden

    I loved how that man held and closed the door for his wife💕 beautiful horses.. be safe and enjoy

  95. Stacey Riggle

    Stacey Riggle

    3 dagen geleden

    I adore this! So glad you are back in the land of horses! My horse got pregnant while I was in college and my current boyfriend (now my hubs of 23 years) helped my horse dreams stay alive. A cross country move killed the horse dream about 15 years ago but someday...I have deep hope it becomes my reality again.

  96. Audrey Abdo

    Audrey Abdo

    3 dagen geleden

    Beautiful horses. I love the Quarterhorse’s colors. I love those blue eyes. I just realized Jeremy is finally riding. I’m ready to come and see the horses. God bless you all wonderful family. I love watching the wind blows in Melissa’s hair as she rides, so beautiful.

  97. Ralph Perez

    Ralph Perez

    3 dagen geleden

    Mr bear you are one amazing guy with a beautiful family .👍👍👍👍🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

  98. Dawn Saunders

    Dawn Saunders

    3 dagen geleden

    Nice. Do they have a barn for the winter?

  99. Rhonda Clark

    Rhonda Clark

    3 dagen geleden

    Ohh. The commercials so funny 🤣 you guys are hilarious. Lol 😂