Monday, January 20, 2014

Winter's here

Well we finally got a winter after all! Decent temps for January though and just enough snow to lighten up the murkiness and make everything white, fluffy and pretty.

Idas Furix is back at it again and they're having fun going on trailrides and working out in the pen. Kick The Cat gets alittle lighter load than usual, just a spin or two a week at the moment to see if her attitude gets better. She in great physical condition and she really can get down & dirty with the cows. She's too high strung and busy still though but hopefully she'll improve with more ranchwork, slow n easy. La Flor del Viento, "Polly", is waiting for another date with the vet to get a final oppinion before we decide what to do with her. She's being pretty obnoxious with the other mares in the pasture though and they're pretty sick of her.

Ritzy's Dream is getting bigger! For a first time foaler she's really swelled and the baby aint due for another couple of months. She's settling in more in her new role as a broodmare though, it seems like and we're really excited to see what peeks out late April!

Just happened to get a couple of more fillies bought too.....More on those girls when everything is finalized and they've arrived!

Olivia is being schooled into kindergarden and is doing great. Full throttle running and playing and not a care in the world if mom or dad is there or not!

Monday, January 6, 2014


Seems I spoke to soon on the health of our horses, thinking we were done with injuries and misshaps for awhile! Hours after posting, La Flor del Viento "Polly"for short, rolled in her stall and managed to get stuck with a trip to the clinic and a mangled pastern as a result!

Working Kick The Cat on the cows every chance I get. She's getting the technique down and the cowiness is there in truckloads. So much so that she's worried to death about the herd at present. We're trying to get her more comfortable around them and she's fine in the herd or facing them but when she has her back to the herd, she's worried. More so now then she ever was at 2 or 3 actually.

Abilene Spectacular is in full swing and most of the Futurity ponies looks to advance to the 2nd go. In the lead though a pony that struck out in the 1st go of the futurity last month but looks to impress here. With a 222 and sole possesion of 1st is RW Rockin (Dual Rey-Boon San Kitty) full brother to former futurity champ Rockin W! 2013 Futurity champ Dual Smart Kitty is hangin 2nd with a 219 along with a quartet made up of Cat Garrett, Reyvelation, Eazy E and Redman GB.
Rockin W

In the 5/6 classic it's all Boyd Rice and Paul Hansma so far. Boyd and CR First Tuff is sitting pretty with a 222 followed by Paul's Natalee Wood 220.5. Boyd and Paul also share 3rd with CR Sun Reys and Hez All Cat with a 219.5.
CR First Tuff

Natalee Wood
CR Sun Reys

Hez All Cat

Friday, January 3, 2014

New year, new possibilities!

Happy New Year!

Hopefully this year will be kinder than last! We suffered an abnormal amount of injuries on the horses and even had to say goodbye to a dear old friend in Avenir.
He was one of the nicest and most personable individuals we've had around here and he will sorely be missed.

Ritzy's Dreams injury resulted in her advancing to the broodmare ranks and is expecting from S.J.'s Caviar late April.
Kick The Cat
Kick The Cat is rounding into form again after her tendon issue but there's work to be done in the head department on that one. One of the cowiest and most talented horses I've rode but she can be a handful at times. La Flor del Viento is awaiting another checkup to see if her hip/knee joints are fully developed. We had an issue with her sister that resulted in her being put down last fall and it might've been genetic they say. So before breeding her that needs to be resolved.

Ida & Furix
Idas pony Furix Five has been limping too as of late. He's better again and Ida is taking him for walks every other day. He should be fine in a week or two.

Hagar (Gunnen Olena)
Gunnen Olena is recuperating from his severe tendon tear at Todd & Julies in Idaho. So far so good, he was on his first post surgery checkup yesterday and it still looks hopeful!

SDP Fourina C
Yearling filly SDP Fourina C is cold and frozen along with the rest of Texas but is doing just fine by the reports.

Abilene Spectacular kicks of tomorrow and most of the top ponies from last months Futurity is entered, should be a great cutting! Futurity Champ Dual Smart Kitty will need another solid outing to keep the others at bay. Great horses with Futurity 3rd Johnny Reyngo and 4th Boon San Baby, 5-6th MK Smooth Runnin Cat and Smart Time Pepto 10 leading the chase. We'll also see how last years smaller futurity horses stack up with the big boys with the likes of CR Too Catty and VR Cowgirl Kaki, gonna be exciting no doubt!

Will post more often on here from now on, promise!