Wearing the breeder hat sure has changed how I word things. I have sold Joyful, I said I would never sell Joyful. She was born into this world with a birth defect and I was told to put her down. I found a godsend at WSU that was able to fix Joyful and give her a normal life. You would never know. I took her up to WSU yesterday for a checkup to make sure she was a 100% sound in every way. She is:) I had no doubts. But I said I would never sell her, but that is not the case. Joyful is outa our fab mare Downs Pride and one of my top 5 favorite stallions Streetfighter. Joyful is beautiful, sweet head, great feather, and her best attribute, her amazing temperament. That is why I have chosen to sell her. She wants her people to shower her with attention 24/7. With having 16 horses, that's not an option, so I found Joyful the most amazing family, she will be with her 1/2 sister Dream and will have kids to shower her with love. This fills my heart with so much joy and love, it is what I had to do for Joyful:) These are hard choices, but I have to do whats best for our horses, and our program. Joyful is such a love, I want her to have more in life other than being a broodmare. When you find the right fit, you can't say no:)
It's ben a very busy spring and summer thus far and we couldn't be more excited that Dixie is starting to bag up! She will be the next to foal followed by Prada and then Red. I am very proud of how our breeding program is evolving and the future it holds. We are very passionate about the quality or our Gypsy cobs.
Master Plan is proving his worth not only as a producer, but as an amazing saddle horse as well. We have been trail riding and MP keeps his cool and acts like a total gentleman. We have also started our dressage journey and starting weekly lessons with Green Meadow Dressage in Sherwood. We will do a few recognized shows this year and see if we can qualify for championships in September.
Very excited to share that we have started are barn renovations! With our growing heard and needs, we need to upgrade things. We are adding 24ft to the length of the stalls & hay loft and that will make it the same length as the arena. With this will come new stall fronts and heated waterers! Also roll up doors on each end of the building which will be a blessing when that wind and snow hits! We will post pictures of the progrss on our FaceBook page:) Jack is tearing out the old stall that was built on the end a few years ago. We also are going to be totally revamping out tack room! Will be new cabinets, farm sink and I think we may do concrete countertops!! So happy to have a hank hubby!!
Really not the best photo, but it will do for now. This girl is everything and more that we ever dreamed we would get outa Prada and The Don. She has more bone & feather than most mature mares out there. Her feather blows Master Plans outa the water! I will defiantly be breeding MP and her together in two years. It is gonna be really hard letting go some of these babies, but frankly, I am breeding towards bringing back traditional Gypsies. There are a handful of breeders in the US that are breeding for quality over color and I am proud to be one of them. I will also be pairing up Diva with Legacy, that show be something pretty special!! We have our first show in two weeks and I am busy washing the horse trailer, packing it, stocking it with food and getting ready for a summer filled with horse camping and amazing friends!! I don't think we are gonna get out a lot this summer, due to the B&B and the horses, but that is A-Okay! I do want to plan a trip to England with my bestie to go visit our friends and she wants to look at horses. win win :)
Pride and Master Plan blessed us a stunning filly this morning!! Boy, we are over the moon with this girl! Welcome Kohl's D-Lux!! Check out our Facebook page for lots of videos and pictures. We might have to keep this stunning filly. I am so proud of Master Plan! He is outdoing himself!
Red and Dixie had prego ultrasounds yesterday and all is looking great!! I am very excited for all our foals, but I have a feeling these two are going to be extra special. I will be keeping Dixie's foal if it is a filly at this time. I always like to have a prodigy of all of our mares on the ground as if anything were to happen to the mares, I have those lines still going in our breeding program.
Digger and Legacy are doing fab! We sure couldn't be more pleased with them two. They are being handled daily and getting used to having their feet played with and being tied. Legacy is a bit more reserved than Digger, but he is quiet and sweet. There is a 2 month difference in age and I know once Legacy grows a bit, he will be quite the little rascal. Both have been doing well with the change of hay, Legacy had quite the runny stool for a bit but I seem to have that under control.
It's off to the barn I go to work Teddy and handle babies and wash feather.
Have a safe and great weekend. No matter all the stress in the outside world, step away from it and go spend time with your loved ones and animals.
So much excitement at PMG!! Our heard is almost together. We still have a two more in England to bring over. Our mare will be bred before she comes, so we will have to wait for mother nature to take care of those details. Lady Jane will join us this fall with our other beauty.
Both Fab and Red are well settled in and such a beautiful sight.
Fab is such a sweet sweet mare that wants to crawl in your lap to just be loved! Her blue eyes and striking markings and beautiful build make her a excellent mare to be part of PMG! I was only planning on retaining one foal this year, but I will be keeping a filly if she gives me one! I am also looking forward to getting her in a cart. She has such a presence about her! Fab is destiny is the show ring!! So I may be keeping her open next year:)
Lager Mare aka Red is just wow! At 14HH and more FEATHER than 90% of the stallions in the US, we are ecstatic to add this world class girl to our line. Red is broke to ride and drive and will hit the show ring next year as well. We got a few more surprises up our sleeve.
We are very blessed to have some of the best stock in the world in our front yard and can offer such quality to the public.
Now onto the boys:)
I had a great trip to Los Angeles to pickup Digger and Legacy but I also was able to help out another Gypsy mom and bring her two amazing weanlings that flew in together home with me while her mares complete CEM quarantine in Medford. So stay tuned for pictures of her darling babies on our FB page.
Digger is my boy as I knew I wanted a Don colt before we even went over in August to pick out a new boy to add to our lineup. Jack and I knew this new addition would be his boy since I have Master Plan. So Jack got to pick regardless of what I wanted. I left it to him. The first field we went to was Streetfighters field and it was not 30 seconds in that field that Jack pointed to Legacy and said that’s him:) Of course I couldn't fault Legacy, as he is the caliber we need to move our breeding program to a whole new level. He will look just like is daddy in all ways of quality. Jack didn’t look at any of the other foals and we headed to a few more fields to see more Cob’s and then, we were at The Don’s field! I saw Fab standing out there and went up to her and gave her a bear hug and got a nuzzle back. We walked the field and saw beautiful babies of all colors. What a challenge this was gonna be! I fell in love with Digger! He had such a sweet presence about him and his dam is just beautiful and excellent quality. So, Jack and I went back n forth and there was only one solution, to get them both LOL
When we first got into breeding, I was not going to have more than one stallion…. We have 3 plus our step boy MoonRaker. If Red give me a colt that is anything like Diva or Digger, that boy will not be going anywhere and I am gonna have to set things up around here differently to have five stallions LOL
We have made an offer on a new property that is setup for the expansion of our breeding program and hopefully will sell our home soon so we can make this move. Well, I better get out and get some work done. Happy New Year Everyone!!
We have some very excited things in store for 2017! We have a spical delivery coming from England next week, so check our Facebook page for the update! This new colt is gonna knock your socks off! We have no doubts he will make his daddy proud! I had a name picked out for this boy before we even picked him out, and he definitely lives up to it! We are beyond excited to add Lady Jane to our amazing lineup of premium Gypsies! LJ barn name, will be paired up with Diva for our driving team in the future! LJ sibling SD Cartier owned by Spruce Ridge Stables in Canada is an amazing girl and we can't waait to see how this girl comes along! Stay tuned!
I put this page together to share our adventures of with our Gypsies as well as sharing tips on hair care, our feeding program, and any general helpful information to pass along.