Well, we had some die hards that wanted to ride this morning. Erica, Kenzie, and Anna all decided last night that they needed to ride this morning no matter what. The weather really isn’t that bad, but Kenzie hasn’t been on a horse in a long time. They all did great and had a fun ride before Kenzie and Erica head out of the great Columbia Basin.
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On Christmas Eve we all spent time playing with the foals. We really love this foal crop, but we say that every year. I guess that means we like what we do! Ty is one of my favorites and a favorite with the kids. Double Shot is also a favorite. We say that things work out they way they are supposed to, so we are excited to see what the future holds for these young colts.
Lala, a daughter of Big Mama, is one of the fillies we have left for sale. This filly has been in, has been haltered, tied, and is ready to roll. This is a BIG filly, and the spitting image of her dam. She is by Gunner, so could be HZ for black and HZ for roan. She is a dun roan with tremendous bone, muscle, and a pretty little head.
Just a couple of pictures from tonight doing chores. Runner is the only foal left to wean, and even though he is big on size, he is small on age. We are thinking around Jan 1 maybe we will get him weaned. He doesn’t seem to mind being the only baby out there and hangs out with Whim quite a bit. It is pretty amusing to see the tallest horse in the field with the smallest.
Ty and Double Shot got to come in and get their halters on this week. We still have Ruthy I in and continue to work on him. With the weather, obligations, lack of daylight, and just our general crappy schedule, the work on these two has been pretty limited so far, but what little we have done has gone really well. Both are big, good made colts with good minds. So far they are impressing me. Let’s hope it continues.
We got our first calf this week, so calving has officially begun! A sweet, perfect sized, black Angus bull out of one of Anna’s favorite cows. Anna is not upset the calf is a bull, but I don’t think she is happy either. She wanted another heifer.
This is a picture of our Hereford herd bull Eric. Eric is a 10Y son out of the kids’ show cow Russy that we hauled around for a couple of years. This year will be our third calf crop with Eric and we can’t say enough good things about his calves. We do have some yearling bulls out of Eric for sale.
This is Jax with the steer we have selected for him for the 2020 show season. I think we are going to be really entertained.
KT Run from the Gun is our little brat baby. He is the youngest of the 2019 foals, but not the smallest. He may also be a touch spoiled, because who could resist that face?
KT Run from the Gun is a impressive bay colt by KT Gunpowder N Lead, “Gunner,” and out of KT Copper Comet. Gunner is a dun roan son of Cue Bars Laddie, AQHA point earning and producing stallion. Gunner’s dam, Pistol, has been shown NFQHA, has been featured on the NFQHA rule book and in the NFQHA magazine. She is a great working ranch horse, rope horse, and the kids can ride her as well. Pistol’s sire, Gold Country Charro is a dunskin stallion that was shown in 1998 and 1999 in halter at local shows. Gunner was broke to ride in Allison Trimble from Ferndale, WA training program and was ridding by Jordan Crabtree. KT Copper Comet is a great mare that we raised. She is out of Copper Robin Queen, a great all-around mare and we all rode, we was a great ranch horse, dad roped off of her, Toni and Kellie barrel raced her and Toni showed her in 4H. Comet is by Docs Sizzle Bar, a son of Sizzlin Hot, AQHA H-19/P-29; AQHA Champion, Arena ROM; World Champion Sire, ROM Sire, AQHA Champion Sire, Superior Sire, Youth Supreme Champion Sire. Comet is a big mare that we showed for a while NFQHA and at the county fair. She is one of our favorite mares and we have a hard time selling her foals. She has 3 white socks and a white splash over her eye. Comet’s breeding also includes Shenandoll, Reed King Duster, Ed Echols and more. She is NFQHA eligible at 81%. This is a fancy colt with a pedigree bred to perform. He was born 7/19/19. $2,500
Well Bishop has officially left KT Ranch and gone to his new home with Tiffanee and Cody. With Bishop gone, we were able to move the desert horses into the irrigated circle where Bishop was. We had people out to see foals and people out to see heifers. Lots of fun stuff this first weekend of Sept.