Friday, April 15, 2011
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Jetson!!! The newest kid in the barn! What a super, cool gelding! He is a pretty grey Half Arabian gelding and stands at 16.3 hands! Yep, I do use a mounting block to get up there. He goes back to Afire Bey V and Zodiac Matador so you'd think he could trot over the moon. But, no, he's laid back and told me he wants to be a Hunter Pleasure horse... so, he will debut in 2009 under saddle. I'm also working and training him for dressage competitions. He came to me sight unseen as well! I bought him from a wonderful lady in Arizona. She had him advertised on Dream Horse, and he is, a Dream Horse! His first winter here was interesting as he arrived here in February 2008, then along came that streak of frigid weather at 41 below zero. He wintered it very well and really adjusted to our high mountain desert.
Frog, as he is known to everyone, is a 7 year old Purebred Arabian gelding and the prettiest chesnut color with flaxen mane and tail. I do get ribbed as he is only 14.3 hands but he has a heart bigger than most! I bought him, sight unseen, through the Addis Equine Auction in August 2007. He is sired my Fire An Ice, an incredible stallion out of California. Frog and I did very well at the Colorado Arabian Horse Club's Spring Show May 2008. He is a super western gelding and I'm really looking forward to showing him in 2009.
Beau, what a champion in his own right. He is now 13 years old, Half Arabian, National Show Horse Pinto gelding. I purchased him several years ago to show Half Arab Western and Hunter Pleasure. After having a fun first show season together, he went through some medical and health problems that ended his show career and even left him unable to be ridden as a pleasure horse. He was diagnosed with EPM and not a lot of hope. I brought him home, promised him if he pulled through enough to be happy, healthy and in no pain, he would live here forever. The Good Lord must have taken quite a liking to Beau... after four treatments by an equine chiropractor, Beau is totally sound, healty, happy and back under saddle! You can only imagine my first ride on him after 3 years of knowing he'd never be ridden again! Lots of tears, happy tears and laughter! Creed has taken quite a liking to him and will be working with him this spring. Don't know where those two will wind up, but it will be a great ride.
SA Kozel - Wow, he just turned 26 years young! He is an awesome purebred Arabian gelding. He was a total Road Warrior in his day. Numerous wins at Open Shows, Class A Arabian Shows and made it to the Top Twenty at the US Arabian Naitonals in 1993 in Adult Amateur Hunter Pleasure. He also took several children to top honors and placings in youth classes. He is the gentleman and king of the ranch and is living in luxury in his retirement.