Here are three more pics of the three foals born today. The Gunner foal (bay looking) was still wet, so we let it have some space. The other two are out of Sagebug. The grulla is a colt for sure, out of Cleo. The Shiney foal, we think is a colt, but Shiney didn’t want us touching her foal today.
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This little beauty might have already sold, but we are expecting more Sagebug foals. If you are trying to get that stunning grulla color, we also breed a limited number of mares to him. Of course we can’t guarantee color, but we guarantee what color he is. The other thing we guarantee is the awesome mind, willingness, and just all-around goodness that Sagebug is. Everyone in our family thinks very highly of Sagebug as a stallion. This is our third foal out of him, and so far all three have been excellent to deal with. We are excited to see what he produces this year.
Well the studs are getting anxious to get out and get to work. We will start putting our mares out in March. For anyone interested in breeding to one of our great stallions, we do limit to 10 outside mares each year. We do not ship semen. That isn’t to be hard to deal with, we simply don’t have time, and don’t have anywhere to collect and ship from that is close by. Our preference is to pasture breed, and some of the stallions are in such large fields (hundreds of acres) that we cannot hand breed to them. Please see our website for specific information on each stud: https://ktranch.com/ then the Stallion tab. We will also have foals out of these stallions for sale beginning any day. The countdown is on for our 2020 crop!
I guess we forgot to post Bjorn on National Love your Pet Day. This is Anna’s bottle calf. He is an AI bull out of KT Small Town Kid. Anna loves him and schedules her day around him. No one else takes as good of care of him as she does. We are all thankful she is so reliable and does such a good job.
Louie is one of our favorites and out of one of our favorite mares. We really thought hard about keeping this colt as a stallion prospect, but he is out of Stinger and a 1/2 brother to Colonel. So keeping him would be hard to justify. The Stinger foals have a tendency to mature a little slower than some, but this colt has plenty of size and ability to start this year. And he has a great mind. For someone looking for a project with the right mind, right pedigree, right color, and very structurally correct, this colt is the ticket. Louie is 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. Louie was born 5/8/18. See a full pedigree and 5 panel on our website https://ktranch.com/2018-foals/
The daily checks continue, but no foals yet. We have all been trying to sweet talk one of them into giving us a surprise. We have a few that look like they are getting close. We started foaling in 2019 on President’s Day, hence our Trumpy. Maybe we could do that again this year? We will update if there is a foal tomorrow, but frankly, the odds don’t look good.
Our precious Idaho Shag/Bordie Collie Lucy turned a year old on Valentine’s Day. She has been a great addition to our ranch and we are excited to see her reach her full potential as a cow dog.
The Hereford FB post was about superbulls on superbowl Sunday and I thought that was pretty funny. So here are some of our superbulls for this fun Sunday. The first pic is a day old calf that is pretty cute. We have some pretty powerful bulls ready to get out and breed cows with another crop being born now. Come take a look.
We always say we don’t need to buy any new mares, but sometimes when the opportunity is right, a person just has to make it work. And that is the story of how we got Vegas. Our friend John called because he knew someone that had her, then he even volunteered to bring her if we got her bought. It is hard to say no when it is a horse delivered to your doorstep!
Dream Alena Dream, “Vegas,” is a cute buckskin mare by Dell O Lena and out of Dandy Danielle. Dell O Lena has a life time earnings of $4,536. California Reining Cow Horse Champion and Sire of World champions in reining & cutting and several NRCHA $ offspring. Dandy Danielle is a Docs Cowboy granddaughter and goes back to Triple Chick and Bar Depth. https://www.allbreedpedigree.com/dream+alena+dream
We absolutely love our Gunner foals, and if we had one complaint, it is that we keep too many of them for ourselves. We have the two biggest ones from the 2019 foal crop left. The Ty colt out of the Froelich mare and our dun roan filly out of Big Mama. Both are framey, big, solid, and have the muscle definition to be performance contenders. They have “it” factor. The Ty colt is a favorite. He came in, got weaned, and became a pet. The Lala filly has a bit more spark to her, but she has the moves that really make you sit up and take notice. We can’t say enough good things about these two. They are waiting for the right person to come along and take them home, and are going to be phenomenal.