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KT Slide N Shine

KT Slide N Shine is a showy brown colt is out of Slide Me A Baileys and by Shining Blue Dr, “Bishop.” Bishop is a very good looking son of Autumnator, from the Davis Ranch in Utah. He has a big hip, low hocks, pretty neck and is very balanced. The Autumnator is sired by SMART LITTLE LENA, earner of $743,275, NCHA Triple Crown Champion. Autumnator’s dam is AUTUMN BOON Earner of $244,470 NCHA. Dam of 26 foals, 17 perfs earning $1,003,985 NCHA. 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 has as pretty of a head and neck as any horse. He has a lot of bone and a big hip. He was trained by Brett Losekeand Joe Hayes but his show career was very limited due to an injury. His colts are very pretty and have a lot of ability. Bailey is out of Slide On Bartender. Bailey is a very pretty, feminine mare that has a strong performance top side, crossed with a great foundation bottom. Bailey was ranch ridden and used in the roping pen before becoming a broodmare. Bailey’s sire, Slide on Bartender was a buckskin stallion with both AQHA points in reining and some championships under his belt. Slide on Bartender was an own son of Shining Spark out of a Two Id Bartender daughter. Bailey’s bottom side includes rope horses deluxe, featuring some of the greats like Jimeny Jumpup, Maverick Coke, Grey Badger II, Waggoner, and many others. Bailey is a favorite as she is always by the gate and loves attention. This colt was born 4/7/20. $3,000

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We are currently in what they call the “dog days of summer.” I get it. It is doggone hot to be working like a dog. 

Monday was another scorcher. Toni had a busy Monday with cases.  Geral came Monday afternoon to look at yearling colts, since I was at work and Toni was interviewing witnesses on a case, Anna got to show Geral the colts, but only because we know Geral and have known him for years. When they got down to look at the colts the fence was down around the haystack, so Anna propped it back up enough for us to fix when we did chores. Toni and the kids had it back up when I got home to do chores.  It was really hot out, Toni tried to motivate us to go and do more fencing after chores but none of us went along with it. Mom had made some pies, because she had 12 egg yolks she had to use, so we had pie. Kade went home with Toni, so Anna and Kaine fed the steers and heifers, Mud the bottle calf had a bad eye, so we doctored his eye too.

And Tuesday it is still hot, hot, hot, but Thursday is supposed to be the hottest day. Then the weekend should not feel too bad after we get used to the triple digits. Toni finally got in to get her hair done, we were starting to think that Tennelle must not like her anymore since the rest of us got in weeks ago. We all told Toni is was too hot to build fence, she is getting used to the heat, and likes the heat, so she did not agree, so we boycotted and had more pie. Toni had more witness interviews Tuesday afternoon, so she really didn’t push too hard on the fence building.

Wednesday morning Eddie left, the latest outside mare to leave.  We are down to just a few left. The kids are still working on their steers, getting them ready for the few fairs that are having virtual shows and sales. The three purchased clubbies get to come in the barn during the day since it is so hot outside, so the kids still have to clean the barn at night. Beebee is still getting doctored, she is in part of the barn, but she still thinks it is too hot. Toni and I hooked up the trailer Wednesday night so dad could take a load of beef cows to Toppenish on Thursday.

Thursday morning Ben got the cows in and then went to pull the gooseneck around, but  the wires had shorted out, the brakes were locked up, and the battery was dead on the pickup. He was still working on that when Toni got down to load the cows. Toni and Anna had to put the bull calf that we pulled off of one of the cows in a pen, and even though Ben thought it was stupid, they put him in with Beebee.  That way he gets part of the barn and gets grain without having to compete with a bunch of other calves that have already all been together.  Ben got the breaks and wires fixed and dad headed out. Dad made it down and back and everything was great. Toni and mom took the kids swimming at Aunt Peggy and Uncle Toms, Traci met her there with Natalie, Savannah, Kayla, Ady and Julian. All of the kids had a great time.  Toni took them to Dairy Queen after and Dairy Queen no longer has shakes (FYI Kaine is very vanilla, he does not like blizzards, he wants a vanilla shake), they no longer have orange Julious, no smoothies,  and their mini blizzards seem to have shrunk, so next week they are planning on going somewhere else. We convinced Toni it was still too hot to build fence after chores, however, with so many over 100 degree days, she is getting antsy to get back to fence building.  In case anyone was wondering, no fence fairies have shown up to build the fence for us.

Friday morning Ruby came down and worked on the steers again with the big kids, afterwards Lori came and got them and took them all up to her house to swim. This was all minus Jaxsen.  Toni had been working on a federal appeal brief with another attorney, which they got filed late afternoon on Friday, so that was a relief. While the kids did chores Toni and I marked our fence line where we will continue the continuous fence.  We had a strategy session about how we want to get it done, but we have a good plan.

Saturday morning Toni was meeting Donna and Lorenzo again, so he could compare his top picks.

She dropped Kade and Jaxsen off with me. We got the cows in again and looked for bad eyes, we had a lot of retreats, but not too many new bad eyes.  Toni came down when she got done and helped get them in and sort.  We have been riding bareback because of the heat. Really not sure that makes it any better, but it does make the kids better horsemen (horsepeople?). Ben showed up shortly after lunch and helped Dr. Then we got the bull calves in and did the same thing.  Next we went around and patched some fence,  hung some gates, etc.  We were done pretty early. Toni wanted to put some poles up, but I gave her the eye and said no. So we were done with all of that around 7, which is early for us. Kevin came after chores to look and bulls and bought 909, and he possibly wants some of the show steers that don’t go to any shows.  We still have hope that the majority of the steers will sell in virtual sales, but we need a backup plan.

Sunday Kicker took the boys boating, Anna did not want to go. Ben, Anna and I built a rock garden by our patio. Toni worked on her billing, then went out and checked studs and took 404 pictures. Toni also fixed some fence and texted me that she didn’t know why she was fixing fence.  Toni and I worked on the continuous fence while the kids did chores, and then the twins showed up to see everyone.  While the twins were visiting with the kids and looking at steers, Toni and I ran a big bale down to circle 3 in the LT (little Trojan).  Feed is getting low in the non-irrigated pastures.  With the heat and lack of rain, without the irrigation water, things would be bad!

We are currently in what they call the “dog days of summer.” I get it. It is doggone hot to be working like a dog.  But, work must go on. We are excited that we are still getting buyers out to look at our livestock in this heat.  We have some pretty fancy foals left for sale, a couple of yearlings, and Louie. We also have four bulls left and some steers.  None of the bulls left are low birth weight, but we will have low birth weight bulls available in the spring.  If anyone would like to come look at the ranch, please let us know!

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Last Week in Pictures

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Moving cows

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Last Week in Pictures

I am having issues getting ours posts to post on Facebook, I reconnected Facebook to our website today, so here is last week in pictures, Take 2.

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Today is supposed to be in the triple digits, so Toni told the kids they could have a few days off fencing while it is so hot.

Today is supposed to be in the triple digits, so Toni told the kids they could have a few days off fencing while it is so hot. However, the hot fence around Gunners pen got knocked down, nothing got out, but they must have ran into the fence or something, so that had to be fixed. But, Toni meant building the new fence, not maintenance.  It took a couple of hours, and even though it was morning, it was still way too hot. After fixing fence, mom and Toni took the kids to Country Cousins for lunch and ice cream. Pam and James came out and looked at their colt, Coy, and gave Double big hugs around the neck like he likes. I don’t think James was too impressed with the heat, but he did go over and give Rocky a scratch. Toni let the kids have the evening off from fence building because it was so hot, so after we did chores the three older kids went up and fed.

Tuesday morning the twins were showing in showmanship at the National Junior Angus show in Oklahoma, Leslie went with them. We all watched live online and wished we were there. The twins did an excellent job showing, we are all proud of them. D left on Tuesday as well, the last few outside mares we have are slowing heading home. Toni and the kids went out and caught her, brought her back to my house for her owner to load her, then went and took Leroy back down to his pen and locked him back in. It was really hot Tuesday as well, but Toni and Anna went out to Sagebug’s pen and checked, took hair out of Reba for her DNA kit, and took pictures of some of the colts for some interested people.  It was still too hot Tuesday to do any fencing, so after chores the three older kids headed to my house to do the steer/heifer/bottle calf chores and Toni and I headed home.

Wednesday is another scorcher. Toni had some DOE calls and other work. Anna checked the cows and wrote down some more that needed their eyes doctored. We did not work on fence after chores because of the heat.  We talked about it. We moved water and did our regular work, but when it is hard to get a deep breath due to heat, it makes it hard to even feel any need to build fence!

Thursday was a little cooler. Dad did not work harvest, he works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So dad and mom went to town to get groceries and do some errands. We are all out of milk, so they were picking up 7 gallons at the store.  Mom always makes sure she gets home in plenty of time to cook fresh cookies. Her precious grandkids can’t eat stale cookies. So Mom and Dad got home early, we all went to do chores and had some cookies. The weather was still really hot, so we moved water, fed, did normal stuff, but not much extra.

Friday Ruby Jean came down and worked with the kids on their steers, she gets to show next year so wanted some experience around the steers. Ruby did a great job, she helped wash, blow and show the steers. Jaxsen and I tied up the steers that we have not been jackpotting with.  Mom had called both Toni and I to let us know that Colonel had knocked down some panels and was trying to breed Charlie, our three year old, through the fence, but mom got him locked in so Toni just checked them from the road.

After we were done with steers, we took Ruby and Jaxsen home before lunch and after lunch the three older kids and I went and checked circles on the horses. We all road bareback because it was too hot to saddle up.  I texted Chad that Cad was missing a shoe, so he texted he had some time in between clients and swung by and put fronts back on her. He also got three of BeeBees shoes off, she had shoes before we got the wire cut we have not been able to get them off since she won’t stand on the one leg. But, she is finally putting weight on it. Also, dad went to Palouse to get pellets, on the way there he  had a blowout  and he called Les Schwab to come and fix it. While he was a waiting a nice man that could see him from his house drove over to see if he needed help and they found out that they knew a lot of people in common. Then we headed down and did chores. We got Colonels panels picked up and reset so we could turn him and Kool back out to use their shed. Mom had made a raspberry cream cheese pie, and it was AWESOME.

Saturday Toni, the four kids, and I got the cows in again to doctor eyes again. Ben and Kicker both had to work on Saturday. So we sorted off the beef cows and the bad eyes. We got one of the yearling bulls in and got him into a new pen. We pushed the calves  up to doctor and then did show riding exercises with the kids, side passing was the lesson of the day. Ben bot home about then so we all doctored eyes and pushed them back down. John came while we were doctoring eyes, so he helped the boys push the calves up the alley, then  he walked pushing the cows back down, we told him he could jump on Shimmer, but, he said he needed the exercise.

Then we went out and caught the Friesian, Lucy, and her filly that John has not named. Her filly is for sale and is by Sagebug. Sagebug was great to catch and hold while we got Lucy and her filly, who did not want to go, out the gate and to the house. Then John helped with chores, had some pie, and went home.

Sunday Toni, Kicker and the boys went and had lunch with Grandma Sherri and Papa Berry. Mom and dad went out for a drive. I showed Donna and Lorenzo around, and Ben, Anna and Kaine put in new gates between 4 and 5, so we do not have to get off anymore to open the gates. After lunch I went down and helped them finish the gates. Then Ben went out and worked on circles, Anna, Kaine and I did some things around the house. Toni, Kicker, Kade and Jaxsen got home, so we went down and did chores and finished up the pie.  Ben and Kicker went down and got the yearling Hereford bull we had left. He messed up his shoulder fighting, so we are going to eat him.

Another hot week in the books. August is coming up fast and the kids (all but Jax) have been working on their steers getting ready for the fall sales and shows. We are still really hopeful that we will get at least one virtual show, if not a real show, this fall. The kids haven’t given up hope and continue to get their animals ready. If anyone needs beef, the kids will have their sales and we have the extra steers to sell, and some grass fed. Contact us or go to our new website

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Working and moving cows again today

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Checking Circles

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FTK Put Down Your Guns, “Gangsta,”

FTK Put Down Your Guns, “Gangsta,” is a swanky buckskin roan colt out of Educated Downndirty and by KT Gunpowder N Lead. Educated Downndirty is by An Educated Guess and is out Plain Dark Choclet, “Rudy”. An Educated Guess, the highest earning son of Smart Chic Olena; he 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. Rudy was shown back in her prime. She is a daughter of Just Plain Colonel, Earner of $52,676. He was a money-earner at the Tropicana 4-Year-Old Open Futurity, at five and six, 1989 PCCHA Open Challenge-5th, 1989 Gold & Silver 5/6-Year-Old Open Stakes-7th, 1988 Reno Western Open Classic-4th.1988 Bonanza Open Classic, 1989 PCCHA Open Top Ten He was a finalist at the 1988 PCCHA Open Tournament of Champions. He is the NRCHA #6 All-Time Leading Sire. JUST PLAIN COLONEL has appeared on leading sire lists every year from 1995 – 2007, and those lists have included reined cowhorse, cutting and reining! On the bottom side Rudy as Par three and Doc N Willy. KT Gunpowder N Lead (Gunner) is a son of Cue Bars Laddie. Cue Bars Laddie is a roan stallion that 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. Gunner is out of Charros Dandy Miss (Pistol) who was shown NFQHA and local shows. Great cow horse/ranch horse/rope horse. Gunner has greats on his papers like Peppy San, Doc O’Lena, Dandy Derby, Docs Jack Frost, and Imperial One. Broke to ride in the Allison Trimble program and a very nice stallion. He was born 4/4/19. $6,000

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Moving cows

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