Posts Tagged With: #2022Foal

New Pictures of King 2

KT King of the City, “King 2”
Sire: KT Jackpot City
Dam: KT Copper Isabelle 
Date Born: 4/12/22
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Color: Palomino
Price: $5,000
Phenomenal colt out of Izzy and by Jackpot. Izzy is out of Captains Double Coy and by KT Copper Queen Cleo. Izzy is our first 4th generation mare. We were able to show her prior to her being injured, then we use her on the ranch for a few years before adding her to our brood mare band. She is a really nice mare that we love, she is one of our favorites. She is really cowy and goes after the cows and dogs. We love her foals, they are very smart and trainable as well as having great confirmations. She is 83% NFQHA and her pedigree includes Sizzlin Hot, Major Bonanza, Ed Echols, Coys Bonanza, Major King and more. KT Jackpot City is out of Lenas Abbie N Charge and is by City Smarts. “Abbie” is a daughter of Smart Like Lena with Mr. Charge Bar on the bottom side. Smart Like Lena is a son of Smart Little Lena and has lifetime earnings of over $89,000.00 a ROM in cutting, and has sired offspring earning over $100,000 in NCHA money. Mr. Charge Bar was an NCHA money earner, had 33 AQHA performance points, 11 halter points, and an SI of 75. City Smarts is by An Educated Guess, 385 reining points, and the highest point earning son of Smart Chic Olena. City has a full brother that is a reiner and priced at $13,000. This is a pretty moving colt with tons of ability and a performance deluxe pedigree.

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We have just a few 2022 Colts left for sale.

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New Pictures of KT GunnaBeAStar “The Joker”

Without a doubt, a colt this fancy and elite does not happen by accident. The versatility this colt brings to the arena is unmatched. He is by DP GunnaOutShinYa, NRHA $33,000+ and 2 AQHA pts, 2014 Congress Int. Open, Limited Open & Prime Time, Futurity Res. Champion, 2014 Tulsa Hollywoodstinseltown Open Futurity L2 Co-Res Champion as well as a L3 & L4 Futurity Finalist 2016 NRBC Limited Open Derby Finalist, 2018 Low Roller Reining Classic Open & Open Maturity Res. Champion. DP Gunnaoutshinya truly checks all the boxes of what we look for in a stallion.  “Boo” has had a stellar show career and is still sound. He is a dynamic turner, HUGE circler and an awesome stopper.  He has THE BEST disposition to go along with his athletic ability and is passing these qualities on to his foals. Sired by Gunnatrashya, NRHA 2 Million Dollar Sire.  NRHA Futurity Champion and Futurity Champion Sire. DP Gunnaoutshinya is out of Out Shinin Wimpy.  She was a top ten finalist in the NRHA Open Futurity & Open Derby, earning $55,000.  Out Shinin Wimpy has offspring earnings of $44,000+. Camie is a daughter of Star Chex Badger who was a son of Peppy San Badger and earner of $6,450.39 in NCHA earnings and a COA. This mare is a fancy bay rabicano with Doc Bar on her papers twice as well as Doc’s Malbec, Win or Lose, King Fritz, and is a granddaughter of NCHA cutting  mare Docs Star Chex who earned over $64,000.00 and a ROM. Camie has good bone and muscle as well as a kind eye. The color test is back on The Joker, he is A/a, N/SW1. So he is a rabicano, with a splash gene and has a black gene

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There is no Tulip Report this week, The Joker and T are so awesome Tulip did not have to help

And for some reason we did not take any pics of T??

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As ranchers we have to make hard choices, deal with the results, and keep going. Sometimes easier said than done.

Everyone was back at school and work on Monday. Tulip and Toni worked on the 3 fillies, the two buckskins were pretty easy, Joss being the easiest. Gucci wasn’t terrible, but the worst of the three. Toni says we are selling the easiest and smartest one, I said that is because her mom is not old and the other two are out of old moms. Kaine and Jaxsen did horse chores. Anna and the men did cow chores. Kade had CCE practice after school for FFA. Three people came back from the last years team and they had three new kids. I have not had any reports on Molly for a week or so. She has been doing really well, she is now on spore probiotics. We discussed with mom moving her to a slightly bigger pen and not locking her in at night, so mom is considering it.

                Tuesday morning dad went and had coffee with his friends (old people). Toni and I joined Roberta’s Fantasy NFR, separately, and have argued each person we have picked for each team, I think. We did not consult on anything. Kade, Kaine and Anna also joined fantasy NFR at school with his FFA teacher. They did not ask for our advice on their teams either. We know Kade has Shad Mayfield because he loves Shad. Toni had the boys help her with the fillies, so they got used to other people. She had Cog help her get grain in the shed.  Cog (I call him Rich because that is his actual name) will pretty much go anywhere. He is one of he most mild-mannered colts ever. We had a skiff of snow and Toni and the fillies did not enjoy it.

On Wednesday I went to Spokane to a work conference, the roads were not good up around Spokane. Toni and Kade worked on the fillies. Kaine had a football program after school where he got awarded for making it as an Honorable Mention on the All Star team. Dad went and picked him up. Toni, Kade and Jaxsen put up their Christmas tree. I was at the Davenport, so saw LOTS of fancy Christmas trees.

                On Thursday Toni’s pickup didn’t start, so she drove down to check cows in Barry’s little stick-shift 1980’s pickup that he has at their house. Miranda did not recognize her in that pickup, but she took the Colorado out to check cows, so Murtaugh went, she will go with anyone. Miranda was mad when they got back that she was left. We started calving and had a cute heifer calf. Toni texted me that Molly was not feeling well, so her and mom were taking her into Sheena. Sheena diagnosed her with an infection from the surgery. Toni said the fillies are doing awesome. 

We lost Molly Thursday night/Friday morning. Many of you read the post, and thank you for all of your kind works. Losing Molly was very hard on all of us. We knew that there were impacts from the colic surgery, we had just thought she was out of the woods. Having her go downhill so quickly, getting her over to Sheena right away, and still losing her was a real blow. Friday I came home from Spokane, the roads were much much better than Wednesday. Marlo came out and Kade and Marlo did chores, Toni and I worked on the foals, then Marlo came over and helped. Kaine went snowmobiling with his friend Maxx, he was really excited to get invited. Friday night we had a cow calving and pulled dead twins, they had both been trying to come out at the same time. We started feeding the cows Friday night because it was so cold and they would have some straw for the calves as well.

Saturday we checked early due to the cold wind. Lots of heavy cows. After Ben worked on watering, Anna and I ran to a local dairy to get a jersey/char bull to graft onto the cow that had the dead twins. He is a cute little guy. Diane Schuler also stopped by on her way by to say hi and see some of the horses. After lunch I had some coworkers come out with Hamish Howard. Hamish is from New Zealand and we, at the Irrigation District, are looking at some work flow software, it is called Assura Software. He took a ranch tour, which is not as good in the winter, he fed Foxxy the cow and rode Gracie the horse. Eric also jumped on Gracie. Mom made them an apricot pie and then they headed on their way. We then did chores and worked on the foals. We also cleaned up all of the stuff related to Molly.

                We had a bitterly cold wind Saturday night, so lost two calves. So Ben, Anna and I got all of the cows in and sorted off of the heavy cows. We locked the heavy cows up by the house, so we had to combine a lot of show steers and heifers to make room. We have around 90 heavy cows locked in. Toni, Kade and Jaxsen went and checked the yearling heifers and rode around some on their horses. I went and picked Kaine up from Maxx’s house and then we did chores.  We turned out Gucci and Holly, haltered the Joker, Tee, and left Joss in. These are the last two of the weaned foals to be halter broke. The only one left after this is Summer, who is not weaned. Luckily by the end of Sunday the wind had lessened.

After a hard week, it always makes a person question decisions, question choices, put some self-reflection time in. In the end if we made choices because they were in the best interest of the animal, without considering cost, time, energy, or emotion, we have done our best.  Could we have done things differently? Sure. Would it result in a different outcome? We don’t know the answer to that. What we do know is that as long as we do our best by these animals that have been put in our care, we can’t second guess that. As ranchers we have to make hard choices, deal with the results, and keep going. Easier said than done, but something to keep in mind. Watching new calves being born helps to brighten a person’s spirits and keep focused.  Again, a big thank you for all of the support that we have been given through this ordeal. It helps.

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Last Week in Pictures

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There is nothing that makes a person happier than buying livestock. And if we have to be addicted to something, livestock addiction is better than a drug addiction.

Monday dragged on, since at 4 it seemed like 5 and I should be off of work. We were all still tired for the show, so that didn’t help the situation. WSU had a shift change on Monday, so we had new vets call with the Molly update, however, she still got the OK to come home on Tuesday. I had them contact Sheena with continued care, like blood work orders, etc. We are excited to get her home. Kaine had to stay after school to turn in his football gear, but besides that he is done with sports for a bit. It is nice with darkness coming so early to have them home for chores. Toni got Naughty, Dual and Duke back in to work with. Toni also did chores so the 3 kids that were home could wash their steers and heifers. 

Tuesday Toni and mom headed to WSU to bring Molly home as soon as the kids were on the bus. I took Wild to Sheena to get her eye port taken out, then Wild was turned out with the other weanlings.  Mom did not want Wild in with Molly. Wild isn’t wild, but she is big and can be pretty active. The old white trailer was brought down for Molly to spend nights in. Mom and Toni took a blanket for Molly so she did not get too cold on the way home. Molly was pretty lethargic acting up at WSU. They said she had not been super active, but was pretty resistant to getting her bandage changed. When Toni took her off the trailer at home, Molly was back to herself. Prancing, bucking in place, acting like she was pretty happy to be home. And of course mom was really happy she was home. We all were, but Mom especially.  Because the trailer was at the house from bringing Molly home, we practiced loading Naughty, Duke, Dual, and Lilo. Since the weather had gotten cold we also put Double’s blanket on him. Kaine washed his heifers after school and Kade and Jaxsen did chores.

Wednesday Coco got sick, so Toni watched baby Shea from 6:30 am to about 10:30. Kendel watched Shea while Toni had court. Anna went and got her when she got home from school from Kendel. They all had lots of fun watching her, but we are still sad Coco was sick. Coco ended up going to the doctor to try to get some meds and get better. Toni and the kids did chores.  Naughty, Dual, and Duke were all progressing really well.  Toni was getting ready to go to a convention, so she had Kade and Kaine help her with the colts as they would be working on them on Thursday. We forget how much stranger danger the foals have until you go to introduce someone new to them. But the boys did really well with the colts. Dual is very chill. Duke, who is still really young, just needed more time to get used to the boys. We call them boys, but they are both about 6 feet tall and probably look pretty big to the weanling colts.

Thursday Coco was still sick, Toni had court so Kendel watched Shea and took Coco some chicken noodle soup. Toni and Leslie left for WCA conference at noon in Wenatchee. The kids did most of chores. I did some when I got home, not a lot, what they left for me.  The boys worked on the colts themselves. They said they did fine. Someone also has to help mom lead Molly who is feeling her oats now that she is home. We still have to give her meds, change her bandages, but she is much improved. We just hope we can keep her moving in the right direction with her healing.

Happy Veterans Day. On Friday Ben the kids and I left for SE Idaho to see the Geddes family. We stay with Ben’s sister Candice, her husband James and the 4 girls. Kaydance is the only one of the 4 that does not do dance, she is in to animals, so we are trying to convince Candice and James to let her stay with us for a while in the summer. Toni got home late in the day and the Meachams did chores while we were gone. McCall came and house sat. 

We had a great time in Idaho, for the few days we were there, and visited as many people as we could. We took Nugget the mini down with us for Andee.

Toni and the boys did a lot while we were gone. On Saturday, Kade went shooting. Jaxsen and Toni went and loaded out Duke, Dual, and Naughty. It was a cold but sunny day. After the three colts left, Toni and Kade got Lilo, Groot, and Rich in. Groot and Rich were the two options for Jeshua for the AQHA youth program. The Meacham men put out straw for all of the horses. They did chores.

 Jeshua ended up selecting Groot on Sunday. Groot is quite a bit bigger than Rich at this point and he is bay. Jeshua likes bays. Really who doesn’t? Toni and Kade got the next halterbreaking victims in, they ended up being Judge, Gunnie, and one last sold filly that is staying awhile. Then Toni and Kade pulled Shadie and Cammie in, weaned those 2 foals, put a blanket on Shadie. Then went and caught Blue and Lendy, weaned those 2 foals. So the only foal left to wean is Summer. She is just too tiny to wean.  They were supposed to haul a load of mares out after that, but ended up riding out to check the heifers instead. Kade is really wanting to ride his horse Minnie quite a bit before he has to quit because she is ready to foal.  We bought her bred, so probably won’t breed her back unless Kade has moved to something else to ride, but he likes her a lot. Then they cleaned out the red trailer before winter.  After that it was time for chores.

                Seven foals left to sell. We are still debating keeping as many as we have selected to keep. So we may have some others for sale at some point. Toni tried to buy a few at the Millionaire’s sale but wouldn’t bid high enough. We had the Shining Spark 2022 colt for all of 5 minutes before we got outbid. I think he sold for $51,000.00. Yeah, we were an early bid! A person might wonder why we would bid on another horse.  There is nothing that makes a person happier than buying livestock. And if we have to be addicted to something, livestock addiction is better than a drug addiction.

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KT Special Edition “Joss”

KT Special Edition “Joss”

Sire: KT King of Blue, “King”
Dam: KT Lend a Hand, “Lendy”
Date Born: 6/09/22
Color: Buckskin
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What a beautiful foal Joss is. She is by KT King of Blue, King 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. Joss’ dam, Lendy, is a stunning daughter of Zinks Major Kid. Zinks Major Kid is by John Zink 1972 – AQHA Pts and 67 Palomino Halter pts and and 119 Palomino Performance Pts . He was out of Sheza Major Star who was also shown AQHA and is by Major Bonanza. Tuffy is a very pretty dun mare with lots of chrome; she’s 14.2 hands tall and a combination of cow horse and running horse. Top side is Continental and bottom side is Breeze Bar. She throws chrome and big bone. Vein Morales showed Lendy at the Yakima Fair, were she got second in halter.
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Loading practice since the trailer was hooked up.

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Duke, Naughty and Groot are all doing great.

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