1Y Quarter Horses - Spring, 2009 News update continued...
Well - it is unquestionably the busiest time of year here on the ranch and we have decided to make more work for ourselves by purchasing a new stallion! We are so excited to introduce Ninety Nine Goldmine to Canada.
I bought a daughter of his last fall at the Hermanson-Kist sale and had the chance to see him out at Winner’s Circle Ranch along with several of his offspring. This spring we had purchased a breeding to him in the North Dakota Quarter Horse Racing Stallion auction. When the opportunity arose to buy him, it seemed like it was “meant to be”. We’ve got “Ninety Nine” home now where he is settled in. We are accepting a few select outside mares this year and will also be breeding our own. He is a dream to handle and has a wonderful disposition, always happy to see us! We are really fond of this horse already! Check him out on the stallion page.
The ’09 foal crop…or should I say, “filly crop” looks fabulous. The three by As Good As Nick Gets are cute and charming and the 2 All Star Special – bay fillies are compact and quick little girls! So far the only stud colt is by JBS Badges Déjà vu and out of “Moose”, “Spice’s mother. He is a stout one! Still waiting on Bunny to foal. I will post pictures soon and will also be accepting deposits on foals for sale.
The spring rodeos were decent for us. I rode Juice at all the indoor ones, placing everywhere that I didn’t tip a barrel! I will be going to a few local jackpots with “my girls” – Juice, Duncan and Elsie. At the last few Duncan has been outrunning the others but lacks “Rodeo experience” or I’d be riding her on the weekends too! Her or Elsie may get the call at some of the big outdoor pens.
William has AJ back on the road now (1st, 3rd and 4th at Maple Creek were all won on AJ)…He is also super excited about “Easy” – the grey Holland Ease gelding that he has now jumped a few steers on. He is unreal fast and has a phenomenal mind. “Spice” made her rodeo debut this spring on the hazing side and handled it like a champ so the future looks bright on the bull dogging end of things too.
Brandings have started, seeding is underway, there are cows to move, irrigating to be done, mares to breed, colts to cut, bulls to test and rodeos to get to! Right now the sun is shining and Tate is up from his nap so we better get back at ‘er.