Cowgirl Kim wasn't always a ranch-dwelling gal. As a child, she grew up in the city, but her heart remained in the country. Not only did she ride every pony she could find in the state of Oregon, she also tried to convince her mother that their garage was plenty big enough for a pony. Then came Cowboy Bob. The two hit it off, and eventually achieved their dream of living the ranch lifestyle, buying the five acres that now hold Oregon Dream Ponies. Here, with their 12 ponies and horses, 2 ducks, 4 dogs, and 2,000 Christmas trees, the couple hosts birthday parties and pony experiences, giving kids from the city plenty of time to learn about rural life and ride ponies. For that latter adventure, guides hand lead each pony ride to ensure kids don?t make a break for the coast, while more thorough lessons teach children how to responsibly lead themselves.