Friday, July 30, 2010
This is 3 yr. old registered Spotted Saddle Horse, Dan, after 1 1/2 weeks of riding in the Mark Twain National Forest by Gary Thomlinson. Dan was only halter broke, but Gary saddled, bridled, & then actually rode Dan in the round pen immediately upon Dan's delivery. Dan's reaction was just like his big brother, Jim: both took it all in stride. Gary used to own & stand Dan & Jim's grandsire, so Gary said he knew that both would be laid back & easy to work with.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
This is Betsy, technically "Show Me's Brassy Betsy C.", a blue papered Missouri Fox Trotter. Betsy has done a bit of everything from the arena to the trail to the broodmare pasture, & she does it all with style. She passes color on to her foals & is a great mom.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
When I purchased my first heifers from my neighbor, I asked if cows were like horses in that they were capable of breeding right back. I was told that NO, they did NOT immediately come back in heat, but that they would re-breed anywhere from one plus months to three months later. I was also told that normally a cow would keep the same pattern & calve at about the same time each year. Well...that's not correct. This cow calved on September 19, 2009...& again on July 19, 2010. And I've already had another cow that delivered twins (both dead) on 7/2---& she calved on Sept. 29th of last year!!! FYI for those who don't already know: the gestation period for a cow is 9 months, just like a human. The gestation period for a horse is 11 months.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This is our 3 year old Tennessee Walking Horse stallion, "John-John by JFK" after his second week under saddle. His dam is "Jose's Lucky Lady" by World Champion, "Jose' Jose'". John is being trained by Charlie & Cheryl Weatherell of CW Stables in Everton, MO. Charlie is able to accomplish amazing things without soring, & I'm so glad I found him!!!