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KT Shining Blue King

KT Shining Blue King is a fancy colt is out of KT Copper Queen Isabelle, “Izzy,” and by Shining Blue DR, “Bish.” Bish 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. Bish’s dam is Plum Sparkling who is by Shining Sparkler, a gorgeous palomino son of Reining and Reined Cowhorse Leading Sire Shining Spark . Izzy is out of Captains Double Coy and KT Copper Queen Cleo. This is a filly that was our first 4th generation foal. We were able to show her prior to her injury, and now we use her on the ranch. She really goes after the cows. Izzy’s pedigree includes many greats like Major Bonanza, Sizzlin Hot, Major King, Docs Dee Bar and more. This colt was born 5/10/19. $5,000

Anna and Shiner Jan 2020

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Checking cows in the cold

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If there are ice cream trucks in the summer then why aren’t there Starbucks trucks in the winter?

Monday the kids struggled back at school. Toni checked cows and then went over to Connell and sat with Grandma, Toni was told her cooking was not up to par. But since noone’s cooking compares to Grandma’s, it isn’t really an insult. We just all realize that she is the best cook around. Kaine had basketball practice afterschool so Toni stayed long enough to pick him up. Kade and Jaxsen did most of chores, yes, Jaxsen did complain a lot about them. Toni got there for her, Kade and Kaine to finish up in the back. Ben came down and got Anna and she went and helped him feed hay. Kicker is gone to meetings, so the team is missing a teammate. We all work together to get the chores done, but if one person is gone, it takes so strategy to get everything done. No new calves on Monday. Also, Sunday when we came home from Moses Lake Jewels had somehow hurt her back leg and could not really move. She was doing a little better by Monday, she can get up with help and then hobble around.


Tuesday was mom’s day to go to Connell, so dad took her over. The kids were still not adjusting well to going back to school, maybe a touch of sickness also going around. Kade stayed home sick. Toni checked cows, again no new calves in the morning, but there were two when Ben got home from work. An Angus calf out of 303 and an Angus/Hereford calf out of a Hereford heifer. Kaine had a basketball game Tuesday after school, so dad went and picked mom up from Connell and then they went and watched him and brought him home. Mom said grandma is doing pretty good, but is still in pain. Dad said he was the #1 rebounder, great job Kaine. Also, the twins and Marlo went and watched him play, so he was really excited. Toni went down and helped Ben feed the cows since Kicker is gone. Toni and the kids rushed chores for the horses to get over to help Ben. Anna, Kade and Jaxsen fed the bottle calf, Lewis (his twin brother is Clark), and fed Loud (Jaxsen’s cow that is in the barn because she had a mummified calf a few weeks ago and she is getting antibiotics so she does not get septic. Also, she wanted a calf so Cole is on her). Update on Jewels, she is able to get up on her own and is still hobbling around.


Wednesday was cousin Kendel’s day with Grandma. Kaine did not have basketball, so he was home to help with chores. Have I ever said that I think the kids play sports to get out of doing chores? Dad and Toni took Whim to Ami’s house, so he could make a trip to Josh’s on Thursday to start his training. He is ready to move onto the next step of his life. Whim loves attention and people, so was easy to catch, loaded great, was a bit skeptical at Ami’s but didn’t do anything bad. Toni and Dad got to take a look at a couple of Ami’s high powered import horses. It is always really fun to see horses that are both outside the comfort zone and the price range to ever own. Toni and Dad made it home and Toni helped with back chores.


Thursday Jax stayed home sick. There was a mention from Jax that it wasn’t “fair” that the other kids got to stay home sick and he had not, but he really was sick, how sick is the question. Dad and Doug Buss went to the farm fair. They saw the twins, Marlo and grandma Morter at Cousins. Then, dad and mom went to Kaine’s basketball game and brought him home. On the way home Kaine realized he had forgotten his clothes bag at school, which had his belt buckle in it. Kade and Anna help Toni with chores and then they went and helped Ben feed cows. Kicker got home from his business trip Thursday night.


I did not work Friday, so I got to check cows. No new calves. Toni had an early morning meeting, so she was gone to that. She said the trip to Ritzville in the snowy blizzard was not ideal, but she made it there and back. After checking everything I started cleaning the office, we had to move everything around because we are getting central air and the furnace is going in there. So I spent all day cleaning and moving furniture. Toni was excited because she got some new camera batteries and shoes that I had found in the office. Toni is into free stuff. Mostly because she is cheap. Kaine checked around all over the school and his clothes bag was missing. We turned Shiner and Jojo out, halter breaking is officially done, except Runner who is not weaned.


Saturday we got the cows in and sorted off most of the pairs and moved them to a different corn field. We left three of the smaller calves because I did not want to trail them that far, yes, I left them, big drama. LOL. Sorting went well and the cows moved pretty good, all of the horses did great, that was the first time Friday and been ridden out in cornstalks, and sometimes horses don’t like stalks. Friday also has a new thing when she doesn’t want to do something, she shakes her head no. It is really funny. Kaine didn’t want to ride Riley, so he drove the pick-up. Toni has to get a new horse in for him. The good news is that when you have as many horses as we have, if you don’t like the one you are riding, you just go pick a new one. Toni is leaning towards Pocket for him. Toni went home and worked in the afternoon and the kids and I continued to work on the office.


Sunday Toni, Kicker and the boys went to town to get some parts Kicker needed. Ben and Jay hauled hay, we were almost out, and Kaine, Anna and I finished the office. Whitney came over and got some stuff, a desk and some stuff for Kasen, Natalie and Savannah. Ben and Kicker hauled grass hay down to the horses at the house in the afternoon and we did chores. Another week in the books. Luckily so far the weather has been pretty decent. Lets just hope it stays that way!

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KT King of Blue

KT King of Blue is out of KT Copper Queen Isabelle, “Izzy,” and by Shining Blue DR, “Bish.” Bish 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. Bish’s dam is Plum Sparkling who is by Shining Sparkler, a gorgeous palomino son of Reining and Reined Cowhorse Leading Sire Shining Spark . Izzy is out of Captains Double Coy and KT Copper Queen Cleo. This is a filly that was our first 4th generation foal. We were able to show her prior to her injury, and now we use her on the ranch. She really goes after the cows. Izzy’s pedigree includes many greats like Major Bonanza, Sizzlin Hot, Major King, Docs Dee Bar and more. This colt was born 5/22/18. King has been color tested as a true blue roan that is homozygous black mane and tail. E/E, a/a and is 5 Panel Neg. $5,000

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Calves are getting lots of straw today

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KT Colonel witha Gun

KT Colonel witha Gun, “Louie,” is a remarkable, amazing colt by KR Gun Powder and out of Wright on Sugarnic, “Stinger,” KR Gun Powder is by Colonels Smoking Gun and out of A Bueno Poco Dunit. KR Gun Powder is the 2016 APHA Senior Reining World Champion. In only 9 shows, Gun Powder has been titled as the 2016 APHA Senior Reining World Champion and has amassed nearly $13,000 in NRHA earnings. Stinger won the Pro division of the Cascade Cutters Futurity and is a daughter of Lenas Wright On. Her dam, Just Plain Sugari has NCHA earnings of $111.31 and is an AQHA point earner. She is a granddaughter of Smart Little Lena, Slide Me Again and Just Plain Colonel, who are all money and pt earners. She is also the dam of our Stallion, Just Plain Starlight and of our brindle filly, KT Gun in a Million. He was born 5/8/18. $5,500

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Louie 5 Panel

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BB Warriors Dolly

BB Warriors Dolly is a 2002 red roan mare by Pepper Lightning, he goes back to Doc Bar, Light Bar and more. On the bottom side she is a granddaughter of Model Te En Ten, a ROM Halter and Superior Halter horse. She has Azure Te, Mr Blackburn 40 and Impressive on her bottom side. This is a nice looking red roan mare with great ranching bloodlines. Dolly was broke in 2015 and used on a feedlot and has had some light ranch riding, she has not been ridden since 2015. The pictures of her being ridden are from 2015. Dolly is being sold as broodmare sound, she is not sound for riding. $2,500 Dolly is bred to KT Gunners Sage Bug for 2020.
http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/bb+warriors+dolly

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The kids helping with chores

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Whim the Azteca

“Whim” is our 2017 Azteca gelding. As of 11/12/19 he is 15.2 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

Whim is headed to Josh in Northern Idaho this week to get started.

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KT High Wind, “Pena,”

Looking for a fancy broke palomino mare? Look no further, KT High Wind, “Pena,” is a handy cow horse. She curls her neck so you can open gates in corners, great help sorting and moving cattle. She has been used as a turn back horse, ridden by adults and kids. She is by City Smarts and out of Frankly Rosey, “Rosie.” City Smarts has a pedigree that speaks for itself and he shows the best characteristics of this breeding. City Smarts loved to chase cattle and could really turn them down the fence. City was by An Educated Guess, the highest earning son of Smart Chic Olena. An Educated Guess has 385 reining points, over $20,000 LTE, Highest AQHA Reining Point Earning, Sixth on the list of ALL TIME LEADING AQHA REINING POINT EARNERS, AQHA World Show: 1999 – 4th Senior Reining, 2000 – 11th Amateur Reining, 2002 – 9th Senior Reining and multiple AQHA & NRHA Circuit Champion. City Smarts was a fantastic stallion, with a great temperament. He was really easy to be around and was very agile. He broke his leg as a baby, or he would have made quite the name for himself in the show ring. However, he rebroke his broken leg as a ten year old and we had to put him down. However, his legacy still lives on at KT Ranch and around the area in his foals. Frankly Rosey, “Rosie,” is a 2005 grey mare by Frankly Majestic and out of A Tuff Edition. A Tuff Edition is a Tuff Continental and Mr Breeze Bar bred mare. Frankly Majestic is a Okie Leo grandson. Rosey is a really sweet mare that everyone loves. She is claimed by 5 year old Scarlett. She was born palomino so she has the crème gene as well as a grey. With Rosey’s coloring genetics she has had some very colorful foals. Her foals are normally very sweet like her and easy to trai. Pena is $5,500 and is located in Wilbur, WA. Call Rusanne for more information. 509-641-0566

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