Posts Tagged With: AQHA

KT Shine on a Dime

KT Shine on a Dime is a darling bay roan filly out of PDQ Rikki Tikki Lee, “Sissy”, and by Shining Blue DR, “Bishop.” Sissy is a distinguished mare with a very contemporary build that carries on to her foals. We have a couple of her daughters that we use on the ranch, Goldy and Pocket. Sissy is a great mare to work with; she was ridden in her younger years as a trail horse. Sissy’s pedigree includes a lot of the greats like Docs Richashay, Lucky Lynx, Docs Dee Bar, Birthday Bar, Bartender, Catechu and more. 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. This filly was born 5/4/20. $3,000

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KT King Union Jac

KT King Union Jac is a handsome dun colt is out of KT Copper Isabelle, “Izzy,” and by Docs Dollscan, “Leroy.” 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 a really cowy mare that 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. Leroy is a stallion with a performance packed pedigree along with a very good disposition. He was a very smooth ride with tremendous talent, beautiful movement and huge stop. He was quiet and trainable which he passes along to his foals; he consistently produces fantastic foals with looks, color, conformation and brains. Leroy has produced 1 foal that has NRHA earnings. He also has a 3 year old competing in Western Dressage, was 3rd in Canada in July 2016 and has racked up more 1st place finishes since then. He is sired by Dolls Union Jac- ROM, NRHA earnings, and sired foals that have earnings in excess of $310,000.00 in NRHA, as well as earnings in NRCHA, Buckskin Assoc., and the AQHA world show. Leroy’s dam is Docsan Jeany who has produced foals with earnings in excess of $3700.00 and AQHA point earners. Leroy is also double registered with NFQHA at 92% This colt was born 4/25/20. $3,500

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KT Star Solider

KT Star Solider is a fancy bay colt out of Sugars Badger Doll, “Camie,” and by Favorite Solider. 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 roan 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. Favorite Soldier is a son of Favorite Cartel, Race Record: SI 105, 24-9(3)-2-4(2), $598,069; California Hi-Point Distance Horse, 1st-AQHA Challenge Championship G1, 1st-Los Alamitos Championship Challenge G2, 1st-Paul B Ford Memorial Handicap, 3rd-Rainbow Futurity G1, 3rd-Slm Big Daddy Stakes, 4th All American Futurity G1, Finalist in All American Derby G1, Finalist in Los Alamitos Super Derby G1, Finalist in Rainbow Quarter Horse Derby G1, Finalist in Champion of Champions G1, Finalist in Remington Park Invitational Championship G1, Finalist in Robert L Boniface LA Invitational Championship G1. Favorite Soldier’s dam is Yak Ity Yak Go who has 6 wins to 5, $64,583, 2nd Bellflower S., 3rd Far West Futurity [R] [G3], San Diego S., Lake Forest S., finalist in the Miss Princess H. This colt was born on 5/25. $5,000

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Blackie/Double Colt

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As we look to the end of our foaling and calving season, we now start our haying. It never ends around here!

Happy Memorial Day! Toni went to grandpa’s grave and put more flowers on. Anna and Kaine caught the steers and heifers and fed and washed them. I worked on getting the videos uploaded. Dolly and Cammie had foals on Monday, Memorial Day foals. Ben worked on the continuous fence, and put the post in where Toni and I wanted to put in a gate, so we put the gate up that night. Kicker mowed more Russian Olive trees, he is making a big mark on them. Monday night we found out the champions of the Sasquatch Virtual Show, Foxy was the Overall Champion Heifer, we were all really excited. All three of the kids did excellent and were in the top Washington steers.

I did not sleep well Monday night, so Tuesday I was just exhausted. But, Toni is always tired, so she does not let you have a day of rest. We did a bunch of stuff, but I did not write it down right away so I don’t remember what we did that day.

Wednesday was much better, and it reminded me of the Lorrie Morgan song, “Except for Monday.” It was good that I felt much better because we were in meetings all day at work. It was a long day. Dad took Anna to the Jr High in the morning to turn in her library book and then his friends came and he and Anna showed them the horses. Toni had another day of school with the boys, and her work, which included some hearings on the phone. Toni and the three older kids went riding with Kathy late afternoon, so Jaxsen, mom and dad were the only ones there when I got there. So Jaxsen and I went out to start chores, but everyone was not far behind. The kids told Kathy she needed to come over every Wednesday afternoon, so Toni would have to take a break from work and take them riding. The horses definitely needed the riding.

The weather is warming up. Toni took the kids over to grandma’s on Thursday and they spent the better part of the morning helping move heifers, Joe asked them to help for 10 mins and two hours later when Toni complained about how long it was taking Joe just told her she should have known it would not be 10 min. She texted us that, and mom and I agreed, she should have known. At one point Toni did confiscate Mar’s horse and rode a bit instead of walk, so that at least made her happy. BeeBee cut her leg up at Sonny and Jeanie’s so Jeanie brought her back on Thursday, straight from the vet office. They thought they should keep her up there to Dr her since it happened at their house, but we told them to go ahead and bring her back, we will add her to our Dring rounds. It is just that type of year. Jeanie brought a baby pig with her and Toni texted it was for the kids.

Friday three older kids worked on their steers and heifers, the ones we are taking to Filer to the Jr Angus show and the Idaho Beef Expo. Jaxsen and I got the other steers in and tied them up. The three older kids started clipping the six we are taking.

Toni had court, then brought us tacos from El Fat Cat, and they were GOOD. She was not happy though because she had to wait in line and was almost late for her 1 pm phone call.

Jaxsen stayed with Toni after lunch and Traci and Whitney brought Natalie, Savannah and Kayla over in the late afternoon to see the baby pig, the horse named after Savannah, “Mean Jean,” and everything else. They left around chore time, after cookies with Auntie Pam.

And then Chad texted he was almost at mom and dads to trim the yearling colts. We got them all done, and Hottie. The kids did chores and then we headed to my house to feed the steers and doctor BeeBee.

Saturday we had lots of people out looking at horses. Which means we got lots of pictures. There was a storm early Saturday morning, so first thing we ran around and made sure everyone was ok. First thing we had an outside mare come in to be bred to Dude. While we were visiting with that family, a neighbor showed up to look at the foals.

Then we had our afternoon family come and Toni took them around. After showing everyone around we took Dolly and an outside black mare and put them in with Sagebug, We brought Fancy, Twiggy and Abs back down to the house and took another outside mare to put with Dude. Then we doctored BeeBee and the kids fed their steers. About that time the storm really hit hard. We had heard we were going to get hail, so we were scrambling to get the vehicles under cover and as many of the animals protected as we could. During lightning storms, there just isn’t much we can do except pray. Our thoughts go out to the Alexanders who lost cattle during the storm due to a lightning strike.

Sunday was stormy again, Anna, Kaine and I ran around in the morning and made sure that everyone was ok. We had another guest out on Sunday, so Toni and Kade showed him around. Mike is a repeat visitor that got his wish and was able to purchase a Gunner foal.

After lunch Anna clipped her steer and most of her heifer, I worked on pictures and updating the website. When Toni and Kade got done they called and we went down and did chores early. But by the time we got chores done, all the doctoring, pulled out some t-posts where Ben built a new fence, pulled a pole out of the burn pile, checked every horse on the place, we made it home at normal time, so not early!

Next week begins the last official week of school for the kids and the official start of summer! We are really excited to begin summer and Toni is really excited to put her teacher’s uniform away and just go back to being a rancher and attorney. Over the weekend we got our first stack of 2020 hay and are looking forward to having some hay for sale this year. As we look to the end of our foaling and calving season, we now start our haying. It never ends around here!

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KT Warrior Bug

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” What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.” Will Rogers

Monday was a beautiful, sunny day, it was a little rainy first thing, but that cleared up. TLC came and butchered a Hereford cow for some grass fed beef Monday, Toni, Anna and Kaine were in charge. All of the show heifers came up to the fence to watch. Monday afternoon we had a down pour and thunder and lightning, Toni, Anna and Kaine had chores pretty much done when I got here, I just opened the gate. The town of Connell actually got enough water to be considered “flooded” but we didn’t get that much water. Ben and Kicker brought big grass hay bales down for the yearlings, Double’s pen and King’s pen during the lighting storm, so we did not help them. Toni also had an interview with Capital Press on the basics of ag bankruptcies.

Tuesday morning was still rainy, we woke up to Lizzie having a cute buckskin colt, Gunner/Lizzie foals have Car gun names, so his name is Chrysler Crossfire. We needed to get some pics of Dolly for AQHA to file for lost papers, so we got all 4 sides of her. Toni, Anna and Kaine had most of chores done. Kade and Jaxsen were still with their other grandparents. Then we went to my house and Toni and I went out and checked on Sagebug’s pen while Anna and Kaine took care of the steers and fed the bottle calves. Next, Anna and I went down and Anna put her home remedy on Hottie’s sarcoids, Burning is getting to be a big boy and is not coming out with Hottie and is staying with his aunt Izzy, Anna is not happy about it. She loves that colt. We are all glad he is a colt, or Anna would ask her Grandpa if she can keep him and Grandpa would agree to basically anything Anna asks for. And that is the reason Anna has 2 yearling fillies, not 1 like everyone else. Ben and Kicker went down and got the Hereford bull in that is going to go to Colville and locked him in the corral.

Wednesday we woke up to more rain, the desert country really needs it, it was starting to get pretty dry. However, I am sure people with hay down, or people that need to get their hay down, are not happy. Toni had mediation day, so Anna and Kaine stayed home to do their school work done. Mom and dad had to run to town for Dr appts. On Wednesday we got some pictures of a horse we called Lera, she is now called Annie, at her not new home. Annie is by Gunner and out of Stinger, so a full sister to Mil and Stunner. She is really a nice all around horse, goat tying, ranch horse, roping, you name it and she does it. Kade and Jaxsen were home Wednesday, so the three kids did chores, and Jaxsen did his chore, and I asked him if he missed me and he said no, so I guess he needs to stay at Grandma Sherris longer. Since Toni was in a mediation I took the kids home with me, when Toni got home she came to get them.

Thursday was cool and overcast, but not rainy. In the morning a POA mare arrived to breed to Dude. She already has a foal by a quarter horse stud at her side that is adorable. Dad and the boys took bulls and met Jeff Dawson in Davenport in the afternoon. Dad bought them burgers, and according to the boys they were the smallest burgers ever and there were no fries. So they were very thankful grandma had cookies made for them when they got home. After chores the three older kids came home with me to feed and work on their steers and clean out the part of the barn where their steers were.

It was still cooler than normal on Friday. Toni had to go to court again on Friday morning, to continue a foreclosure. I got out Costco order today, so we have a few more weeks of groceries. After Toni got back from court, a couple arrived from central Oregon to look at the foals with their 5 year old daughter. So Toni, Anna, and Kade showed them the ranch and Toni took plenty of pics of the little girl, Maddy. They really wanted Firepower and he met their expectations so they bought him.

Saturday we had a full day, Ty left in the morning, he loaded like a champ, then I took Kade and the three older kids and I got their Angus heifers we bought from the Evergreen sale in, so we can take them on Filer in June. We caught them and they washed them and their steers to get them back into show shape. We also had more virtual videos to video to get uploaded for all of the virtual shows we are doing.

Toni showed horses, and sold Shiney New Bug. The gals that came Saturday had an 8 month old baby girl with them that Toni would have liked to have kept, but they would not agree. When we got done with all of that Coco took Anna, Kade and Kaine shooting, and I worked on the videos for the next three virtual shows. Leslie, Whitney, Mar and kids showed up to get Mar’s mare, bring Rocky the paint gelding, and switch the Hereford bulls. That should have been an easy transition, but somehow the Hereford bull we had, French Toast, had gotten out into the desert, but he was willing to come back in once we got the gate open for him. He is a pretty good bull to be around. Leslie brought us Scrat, which was a bull Anna showed about 5 years ago, so another tame bull.

Sunday is when we celebrate Memorial Day, so first thing Mom, Dad, and Anna took off for St. John to decorate the graves. Anna let us know that the haystack had fallen down and smashed the fence. Sunday we were ultrasounding in the morning, so we got D and Hottie out of Leroy’s pen, hauled Dapple down from Sagebug’s pen. Anna, mom and dad stopped at Grandpa’s gravestone in Connell on the way back. Toni, Kaine and Kade helped Allie with the horses.

Elsie, our last outside mare, showed up about the same time as Allie, so I went up to meet them. We went down and looked and Leroy and then put Elsie in the corral. Our next group was there when I got done with that, or before, so we jumped in the blazer and went around and looked at all of the foals on her list. Gunner and his pen were hiding, so Toni had to come out and help us find them. We finally did. AJ is buying Walt. We were all starving at this point, but Kicker offered to take Kade and Kaine shooting so they forgot they were hungry and left. Jason showed up to get Dapple and take her home as she was 35 days pregnant, and the other big news was that Mil was confirmed in foal! So excited to see what she produces. Once we were done ultrasounding, Toni hauled D back to Leroy and grabbed Elsie and put her down there too.

After all was done, we got chores done and finished out another very productive week.


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Monday is normally Last Week in Pictures, we so have an overload of posts today. Please enjoy.

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2 new Memorial Day Colts

Cammy and Dolly both had colts today to celebrate Memorial Day.

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KT Magic Freckle

KT Magic Freckle is an adorable red dun filly out of Play With My Freckle, “Maggie,” and is by KT Reed Me a Double, “Reed.” Reed is a phenomenal grullo son of Captains Double Coy and out of Reeds Poco Ms Whinny. Double is one of our senior stallions, his foals have an outstanding disposition and are a great using horse for any arena. Reed’s pedigree includes Coy’s Bonanza, Alotta King, Joker’s Gail, Major Bonanza, Fritz Command and Zan Parr Sun. Maggie is a daughter of Playper a son of Freckles Playboy and earner in NRHA, ROM, competed and placed in the world show, and had 83 reining points and 2 points in cowhorse. Playper’s sire needs no introduction, but his dam, Doc Bar Linda, was a cool horse in her own right becoming an AQHA Performance Champion, Superior Halter, Superior Showmanship, Superior Hunter under Saddle, placing at the wold how in multiple divisions, and a ROM. Maggie’s dam, Especial Freckle was shown reining, and goes back to Special Cutter who had NCHA earnings and was a son of Cutter Bill. Maggie also has Doc Bar on her papers along with Colonel Freckles, Freckles Playboy, and Betty’s Mount. This is a really well bred filly, very friendly and kind. This is a more moderately built horse the has stayed true to her breeding. She was born 6/30/19. $3,000

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