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Even we don’t know how we get it all done sometimes!

We had a pretty normal Monday here, you know, Reptile Man at the library, washing steers and heifers, Jaxsen playing in the dog pool with the dogs. The steers are all doing great. The calves are getting tired of being washed, so they were a little rowdy Monday. But besides that a pretty normal day here. Toni did not end up having to go to Yakima for the week for her big bankruptcy case so the kids were actually able to work on their show cattle which made Anna happy.

 


Tuesday started normal, then Debbie texted that Truffles had foaled and the palomino mini mare had stolen it. I was already at work so I texted Anna and she called Dad, my dad not hers, and they went over to rescue Truffles and the new baby. Ben met them there and helped they get them loaded. Then dad and Anna fed the new little colt some colostrum, just to make sure he got it. Kaine and Kade went with Leslie and the 4H group to the water park in Moses Lake. Anna did not go since she stayed home to take care of Truffles and the foal. Anna is very diligent about getting work done and doesn’t seem to care if she misses some of the fun stuff. The boys on the other hand, are all about the party! After work, Toni hauled Colonel to the house, we are hand breeding Kool to him, and since she is so old we don’t want to turn her out. Colonel is not super impressed with being locked in, but he is being pretty good. We also hauled Red Robin and Stinger to the house to get an ultrasound on them on Thursday. We still have Cammie, Bayless’ black mare and Abs to get to the house, the rest of the 12 mares are already there.

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Wednesday we woke up to some rain. Toni had a lot of work to do, so Kaine and Anna caught the steers, washed them and tied them up. Kade, Jaxsen and grandma (or mom to me) picked raspberries so mom could make raspberry pie, one of our favorites from Grandma Ruth’s recipe. Kade and Toni were waiting for me with the trailer when I got there, they had brought Abs and Bayless’ black mare down. So we went out and caught Cammie and brought her back to ultrasound too. It is SUPER fun to try to take mares out of Sagebug’s pen. Sagebug is a pain in the butt, and so are all of the foals out there. I had to sacrifice myself and pet all of the foals while Toni caught Cammie. Sagebug and Money had loaded themselves in the trailer, so we locked them in while we went and took pictures and got Cammie moved. Sagebug is still a really young stud (he is 3), but so good minded. But he does not like it when we take mares out, he likes addition not subtraction.

 


Thursday Toni went and got the kids bright and early to help with ultrasounding. Anna and Kaine had the steers tied in the barn when she got there. We were ecstatic to find out that Cammie is FINALLY pregnant. Red Robin is also pregnant, great news. Stinger is open again this year, we are going to try something different with her next year. Abbey is no longer cycling, she is 26, we were not surprised. Pistol and Pepper both have twins, but Pistol’s looks like it is resolving itself. Pepper, we need to watch. Overall a super good day. Toni took the kids up afterwards to work on their steers and heifers. Then the kids cleaned out the gooseneck for Toni to take them to a steer clinic with their 4H group Friday. Also, Colonel bred Kools on Thursday, then we gave him a bite of grain. We think he might actually like this hand breeding business! Thursday was also Shannon Miller Case’s bday, but we missed it trying to get everything done.

 


Friday morning everyone was up early to go to their steer clinic. Toni took the kids over and they did great with their steers. This was these three steer’s first outing. McCall did the clinic while some of the 4-H group did other things, lots of people and steers were there. Everyone was hungry afterwards, so they went to the Burger Factory on the way home. Then they packed up the show box to get it ready for the show next weekend. Also on Friday, Coco stopped and got Jackpot and is bringing him back from CA. They had a layover in Oregon Friday night. The California contingent is headed North. Coco has been bringing Addy up to go show with us for a few years now and the kids always enjoy their time with her.

 


Saturday morning we had a horse clinic put on by Dusti Kissler. We invited the 4H kids over so that they were ready for when they made it to the round robin. After showmanship Dusti, Anna, Kaine, Kade and Toni had a riding clinic. Toni rode Friday, Anna rode Ollie, Kaine rode Cad and Kade rode Slick. Everyone had a great time, but it was a long hot day. The horses and humans all did great. Friday has come back as an amazing horse that we could not be happier with. She was the only filly out of Colonel and Peppy . We have always loved her and she has met our expectations. We can’t thank Rachael Hamby enough for the training that has gone into this horse.

 


After the clinic it was lunch time and then the kids started washing steers and heifers for the upcoming shows. I helped Jaxsen and the rest of the kids did their own. Next, Kaine, Kade, Jaxsen, Anna, Ben, Kicker and I moved the Hereford cows down to the pen Bishop was in. We got the bull calves in to check for bad eyes, there is a lot of tall grass in that pen and they get grass seeds and cheat grass in their eyes that has to be pulled out or they will get a blue spot. While we were looking through the bull calves Coco and Addy drove by with Jackpot. So the boys and Anna went back to the house to see Jackpot. Toni had left to get work done, but she showed back up when Jackpot did, coincidence? Kicker, Ben and I came back when we were done. Jackpot looks and acts great. We are all happy he is home for the short time he will be here. Also, the hay was ready to bale Saturday night, so we skipped the birthday party we were going to go too for our friend Caleb and Kicker and Ben were out late with the hay. The dew came in too heavy and they had to finish Sunday. I am sure everyone is noticing a pattern here, we are too busy to do anything with our friends! Luckily everyone pretty much knows how we roll, so no one is surprised when we send a so sorry text.

 


Sunday we woke up and caught the steers. Hay was still being baled and Kristi was out with Toni looking at Genuine (Colonel Belle colt that she bought). Kristi, Lynn, and Matt all went on an abbreviated tour. Matt wanted to pet Rocky and they wanted to see the tiny babies as well as Genuine. They then headed down to the Merc for some local food. The twins were coming at 2 to help the kids clip everything, so we ran to town for groceries before they got there. However, the twins got there early so Anna called Toni, Kade, Coco and Addy and had them go down and get started. The heifers and calves still had to be caught. When we got there they had everything caught and set up and were getting started. So the kids and twins clipped all day on Sunday.

 


I went out and checked the cows, I made sure everything was paired up from the move the day before. One cow and calf had come back, however, there was still a fence separating them, so I got them paired up. Everything else looked good. I went back to the house and helped the kids for a bit. Then, Toni, Coco and I did chores. Colonel and Kool are still having their abbreviated fun, and we think Colonel is really getting the hang of it. He does his business then walks back to his pen and nickers at us for his bite of grain. He is not a stupid horse!

 


We are excited to have all of our owned horses out of California and back in Washington. We got good quality training from both trainers, but it was time to get Friday home and take Jackpot to the next phase of his life, whatever that is going to be. It is truly a great feeling to have these horses live up to the expectations that we have for them and know that as our breeding program moves forward, it just keeps getting better.

 

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2 Yr Old Azteca

“Whim” is our 2017 Azteca gelding. As of 5/31/19 he is 15.1 hands tall. He is a swanky, impressive, elegant colt is out of Reeds Poco Ms Whinny and by Denali AK. Denali AK is a 2008 PRE STALLION, Elegant mover, tall, will be a winner of movements and morphology. He was the 2010 IALHA National Championship. First place (class of 10) NC Andalusian Colts & Under. First Place (class of 7) NC Spanish Colts 2 & Under. His sire Kianto Ami purchased as a foal in 1998 from Pam Hecht of JDON East in Florida. He has turned out to be a great sire of many National champion offspring, giving great power in movement as well as good bone size. His temperament is extraordinary, a calm individual. Reeds Poco Ms Whinny is a dun mare by Reeds Zan Kid out of Reeds Star Magic. Bred by Reed’s Quarter Horses of Rosalia, WA. This mare is 93% NFQHA and goes back to Dustin Command, Zan Parr Bar, Fritz Command, Star Duster, Skippa String, and Page Lee. Whinny is a very pretty mare that is a great combination with many of our stallions. Being 93% NFQHA, bred to any of our stallions she will have NFQHA eligible foals. Whinny has a very strong dun stripe and has not been color tested but has had 11 dun foals, 7 of which were registered as grullos. He was born 4/13/17 and is owned in partnership with Jackass Mountain Ranch. For more information on purchasing one of our Azteca foals contact KT Ranch at 509-539-9588 or 509-234-5881, or contact Ami MacHugh at Jackass Mountain Ranch at (509) 266-4226, ami@jackassmtranch.com For pictures of the parent’s go to our Azteca page. $7,500

 

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Working on Charlie

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KT Dude Major Leaguer

KT Dude Major Leaguer is a fancy palomino colt by KT Heza Pana Dude, “Dude” and out of Pollys Leagurette, “Freida.” Dude is by Zinks Major Kid and out of Panas May Day. Dude is a great stallion with some unique markings, and has great breeding that includes Pana Dude, Major Bonanza, Skipper W, Skipster and more. Frieda is a daughter of Peppys Major Leaguer. Peppys Major Leaguer has his ROM with 83 AQHA points in reining. He was also shown halter and cowhorse. Peppys Major Leaguer has NRHA earnings of $12,824.98 and has qualified for the World show multiple times. He has lifetime earnings over $25,000.00 and was the Open Champion in the Big Sky Derby. Peppys Major Leaguer has a star studded pedigree with performance horses. Freida’s dam, Polliana Peppy earned 1.5 AQHA points in reining with limited showing. Frieda has a pedigree of who’s who with Peppy Badger Chex, Major Bonanza, Cowboy 2 Duster, Quincy Dan, King Fritz, Peppy San Badger, Peppy A Poco, and Doc’s Malbec. This mare combines the foundation with the modern in a great combination. Frieda can really move and has been used on a cattle ranch in Idaho, being shown in 4-H and local shows. He was born 7/5/19. $2,500

 

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KT Magic Freckle

KT Magic Freckle is an adorable red dun filly out of Play With My Freckle, “Maggie,” and is by KT Reed Me a Double, “Reed.” Reed is a phenomenal grullo son of Captains Double Coy and out of Reeds Poco Ms Whinny. Double is one of our senior stallions, his foals have an outstanding disposition and are a great using horse for any arena. Reed’s pedigree includes Coy’s Bonanza, Alotta King, Joker’s Gail, Major Bonanza, Fritz Command and Zan Parr Sun. Maggie is a daughter of Playper a son of Freckles Playboy and earner in NRHA, ROM, competed and placed in the world show, and had 83 reining points and 2 points in cowhorse. Playper’s sire needs no introduction, but his dam, Doc Bar Linda, was a cool horse in her own right becoming an AQHA Performance Champion, Superior Halter, Superior Showmanship, Superior Hunter under Saddle, placing at the wold how in multiple divisions, and a ROM. Maggie’s dam, Especial Freckle was shown reining, and goes back to Special Cutter who had NCHA earnings and was a son of Cutter Bill. Maggie also has Doc Bar on her papers along with Colonel Freckles, Freckles Playboy, and Betty’s Mount. This is a really well bred filly, very friendly and kind. This is a more moderately built horse the has stayed true to her breeding. She was born 6/30/19. $3,000

 

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KT Cue Bars Shining

KT Cue Bars Shining is a charismatic brown (roan?) colt out of Cue Bars Cue Tee, “Payton,” and by Shining Blue DR, “Bishop.” Payton is an NRCHA and NRHA money earner raised, shown and owned by Allison Trimble of the Coastal Equine breeding program. Payton is still owned by Coastal Equine and this mare comes with the history and strength of the Allison Trimble, Coastal Equine, and Willfully Guided names. Payton is by Cue Bars Laddie and is out of Mickeys Royal. Mickeys Royal is an NRCHA, NRHA producing mare. Cue Bars Laddie has been shown as a reiner, cowhorse and rope horse. He was the recipient of the Open AQHA All Around Trophy and is a CCHA Hall of Fame Horse. Bishop is a very good looking son of Autumnator, who is sired by SMART LITTLE LENA. Smart Little Lena is earner of $743,275, NCHA Triple Crown Op Ch. Autumnator’s dam is AUTUMN BOON is an earner of $244,470 NCHA. Dam of 26 foals, 17 perfs earning $1,003,985 NCHA/WS. Bishop’s dam is Plum Sparkling who is by Shining Sparkler, a gorgeous palomino son of Reining and Reined Cowhorse Leading Sire Shining Spark. He was born 5/26/19. This colt could be homozygous roan. $2,500

 

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Lessons with Dusti Kissler today

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KT Reed Me a Cutter

KT Reed Me a Cutter is a charming and delightful brown colt out of Coastal Tourist Trap, “Piper” and by KT Reed Me a Double, “Reed.“ Piper is a daughter of AQHA point earner Cue Bars Laddie and NRCHA and AQHA cowhorse and cutting mare Cutters Tourist Trap. This is a mare with a superior pedigree, with point earners and working cow horses all over. Reed is a phenomenal Grullo son of Captains Double Coy and out of Reeds Poco Ms Whinny. Double is one of our senior stallions, his foals have an outstanding disposition and are a great using horse for any arena. This colt’s breeding includes a lot of the greats, Peppy San, Doc Olena, Smart Little Lena, Docs Star Barred, Major Bonanza, Alotta King, Dustin Command, Zan Parr Bar, Fritz Command, Star Duster, Skippa String, and Page Lee. This is going to be a colt with a lot of body, a great personality and the breeding to back it up. He was born 5/24/19. $2,500

 

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Jackpot is headed home

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KT Doc Hollywood, “Woody”

KT Doc Hollywood, “Woody,” is a phenomenal colt out of KT Copper Doc Lona, “Lona,” and by Doll Docsan, “Leroy.” Lona is out of Docs Sizzle Bar and Copper War Chic, “Chicken”. Chicken was a great cow horse and show horse that we had for many years. We did not start breeding Chicken until she was in her 20s, so we only got three foals out of her, one filly and two colts. We broke Lona to ride and have used her as a broodmare. Lona’s grandsire was Willie War Chic, ROM Race ~ SI 95. Loan’s breeding also includes, Sizzlin Hot, Docs Dee Bar, Ed Echols and more. Leroy is a stallion with a performance packed pedigree along with a very good disposition. He was a very smooth ride with tremendous talent, beautiful movement and huge stop. He was quiet and trainable which he passes along to his foals; he consistently produces fantastic foals with looks, color, conformation and brains. Leroy was unshown due to a wire cut injury that took a long time to heal; it happened just before hitting the showpen as a 3 year old and as a result he was turned out to the studpen. Leroy has produced 1 foal that has NRHA earnings. He also has a 3 year old competing in Western Dressage, was 3rd in Canada in July 2016 and has racked up more 1st place finishes since then. He is sired by Dolls Union Jac- ROM, NRHA earnings, and sired foals that have earnings in excess of $310,000.00 in NRHA, as well as earnings in NRCHA, Buckskin Assoc., and the AQHA world show. Leroy’s dam is Docsan Jeany who has produced foals with earnings in excess of $3700.00 and AQHA point earners. Leroy is also double registered with NFQHA at 92%. This colt was born 5/19/19. $5,000

 

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