Sunday, April 30, 2017

FinalTouch Z

My new partner, FinalTouch Z.

  Happy horse = happy rider!

          Look at him! In love<3 3="" br="">
// Ida

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hello World, I'm here!

This precious little thing showed up yesterday morning at 5am. It's a little filly by Sannman-Kick The Cat. Olivia promptly named her Sötnos, "Cutie"in English.
Sannman-Kick The Cat filly
Now waiting on Ritzy's Dream to come down with her baby by Make It Happen. Should be any day now.

Training horses doing good. Ingers horse Candy is progressing steadily and doing what is asked of her without much fanfare.


Sky is back in business after stepping on and jamming a twigg into his frog wich kept him out of comission for a while. Doing good though and the owner will have a lot of fun with him in the future. 'nother one coming tomorrow from the same team, Lotta & Peter Lilja and we're grateful for entrusting your ponies with us!
Eddie wasn't quite right the last couple of day's and after checkup they found some issues with his hind leg. He's off for a few weeks with just walks and super light work after that.

Monday, March 20, 2017

New entry!

Got some time to kill and saw we've been terrible with the updates on here!
We're pretty busy and swomped most off the time here at the ranch, more so now that we've accepted a few outside horses in training, but more on them later.
We're eagerly awaiting the first foal of the year, should be next week sometime if all goes to plan.
Kick The Cat should be first out followed by Ritzy's Dream and Spook Nu You rounding out mid June or so. They all look fat and happy, pretty content just hanging around the bale eating.

Kick The Cat
Ritzy's Dream

Spook Nu You
 Ida has a new friend called Fille. A great looking warmblood with some potential in both dressage and jumping, he sure looks like a keeper and we're so happy for her after all the missery with her last two horses.

Gunnen Olena

My CD Olena stud Gunnen Olena is slowly but surely coming around to the idea of being a cutter. He feels great at the moment and I could probably enter him in a Cowhorse class tomorrow and walk away with a ribbon of some kind. Nice easy lope, great leadchanges and super nice transitions in the circles. We'll have none of that though as I'm really trying to see what he's got in the herdwork and later as a cutter, if he wants to. He seems to like it plenty and he's got more athletisism and agillity than I thought. He's starting to warm up to the idea of the draw and showing alittle more patience on a cow. He's holding his stops alittle longer and turning ok, nose first. Not as smart on a cow as Spook Nu You was but not as reactive, wild and out of control as Kick The Cat was at times.

Our twoyear old trotter is GROWING! She'll surely be a big mare and she hasn't figured out yet where to place her feet when the speed pics up. The trainer Jörgen isnt worried though and she'll sort it out in time.

Training horses: (will get new pics up here shortly)

First one here was Candy. A five yearold mare who's had some soundness issues previous,  stiff and bracy and not really sure what was expected of her. She responded with getting chargey, stiff and running from the problem. Silk gloves on, patiens and softness has resulted in a horse with more confidence, less brace and some pretty nice stops and turns.

Sky is a 9 year old gelding with much the same issues as Candy. A little insecure, alittle bracy but unlike the mare, when he gets insecure and stressed, he shuts down. Same approach, trying to get him relaxed and soft, taking it slow and easy and trying to give him somewhere to go has lightened him up some and he's moveing out alot better, the stop was already there so now it's just to maintain the softness through out the stop and turn.

Eddie is a 4 yo paint gelding who's thrown fits, bucked people off left and right and started to show agression. Started over from scratch with him and whe are walking, trotting and lopeing around fine. Not always pretty and perfect but he needs to trust me before we start asking him for more.

"On Loan"is Celia an older mare who's done that and been there. She's just here for a couple of weeks when her owner is on vacation. Nice mare with a bunch of cow that just needs to get more consistent. We're working more on the details with her making sure she knows where to put her feet and how to use her body in a stop and turn with a cow.