Posts Tagged With: AQHA

Coastal Tourist Trap

Coastal Tourist Trap, “Piper” is a daughter of AQHA point earner Cue Bars Laddie, who was 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. Piper’s dam, Cutters Tourist Trap, is a Multiple time AQHA World Qualifier in Cutting and an NRCHA money earner. This is a mare with a superior pedigree, with point earners and working cow horses all over. NFQHA eligible. $2,500 as a two way . She is bred to KT Reed me a Double for 2019.
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Hollywood cad and Pow

Toni and Anna working on Hollywood Cad and Pow.

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Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

Monday it rained all day, but it was 37-40 degrees all day. Toni has been very busy with legal work, she has a big case coming up with two other attorneys that is very time consuming. Toni is NOT a procrastinator, and it seems like these other attorneys are, so it has caused a lot of stress. Some important things were due Monday AND she had court in the afternoon, so the kids did most of chores. It was almost dark when she got there so just worked with the foals.


Tuesday Big Iron went to his new home with Michelle and John and Magnum came home. Magnum was happy to see his sister Shotgun Sally. Toni moved Ruby across the driveway to be with Cattle Kate since that pen is slightly less muddy. It is a good thing that Cattle Kate is already sold, we would definitely be tempted to keep her, she is just so easy. Dad went to Basin City and got mineral Equine Sr for Double and Kool from Basin City Farm and Home. It is pretty sad when you have so many old horses that you buy Sr. feed by the pallet and not the bag. Jag was bored so she harassed Curly, Curly was not amused.


Wednesday only Kaine had scouts, Kade and Jaxsen got to go to the dentist instead. Their friend Aram transferred from the Othello scout group to the Connell one, so that was fun for them. They have the best scout leader, she gave them knives (she of course contacted all parent’s first and cleared it with them), and they learned how to whittle. Toni and Dad also found some time to haul six more mares out to winter pasture. We just have four left to haul out, but we have to get the whole herd in to sort them. They are the four that don’t want to leave very badly. Chips came in to investigate what Toni and Dad were doing, so they weaned her as she needed to be weaned anyway.


Thursday we went to a surprise birthday for our good friend’s daughter Grace, Grace is like another niece to us (as is her brother Kelten). Grace was the BIG 1 6 on Thursday. And, on the way to her house, one of her friends that was in front of her, hit a deer on Hendricks Rd, so Grace found out about the party when all of her friends were stopped behind the first car and she asked why they were all headed towards her house (none of the rest of them live out that way). Everyone was ok.


Friday I worked on the website and did some paperwork. Then, Anna’s friend Bella came out to ride, they rode Ollie and Slick after school, so I picked the kids up from school so they would have more time to ride since it gets dark so early. Then Bella and Anna cooked oatmeal bars and brownies and watched movies until Bella’s mom got done and was ready for her. The boys went up to Toni’s wand watched Dog Days, they say it is very good.

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Saturday we moved the cows from pasture to the corn stalks. Toni and the kids rode, I was the ground crew, taking down fences, getting gates, etc. Ben and Kicker put hay and straw out with heavy heifers and put up a gate. Anna and I moved some steers around to make a heavy heifer pen, and put her heifer Amora in it. Dad and I put out the last two big bales that were at their house. Then we worked with the foals.


Sunday Ruby left with her youth, Sierra, and Cattle Kate when to her new home. We put up Christmas Decorations, moved new foals into the halter breaking pen, tied up the steers, put out big bales, repurposed pallets and tarps to make a calf house (Kade came up with the “repurposing”, I had other works for it and the other adult involved does not want to be mentioned, LOL), and lots of other fun stuff. With our heifers scheduled to start calving soon, we are now on heavy heifer watch.

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Gifts from our Youth

One of our youths from the youth development program brought us these nice gifts.

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KT Gunners Jitter Bug

KT Gunners Jitter Bug is out of Continental Lady Bug and is by KT Gunpowder N Lead. Gunner is a roan dunskin son of Cue Bars Laddie, AQHA point earning and producing stallion. Gunner’s dam, Pistol, has been shown NFQHA, has been featured on 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. Lady Bug is a big boned Continental Cad daughter going back to Mr Blackburn on the bottom. This is a 81% NFQHA mare that has been a great color producer. She has an outstanding disposition, if she sees you outside she comes running. This filly is going to be the whole package, confirmation, breeding and disposition. She was born 4/27/18. $3,500

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I hate turkeys. If you stand in the meat section at the grocery store long enough, you start to get mad at turkeys. There’s turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami. Some one needs to tell the turkey, ‘man, just be yourself.

I like to schedule my Dr visits first thing in the morning, so the Dr. is not behind yet. So first thing on Tuesday I had my skin Dr apt, I have already had one cancerous spot taken off, so I go in every 6 months for skin checks. So, I just want to remind everyone, to go in and have your spots checked out! We also have multiple cousins that have had to have spots removed. If you are out in the sun, wear a hat (we will give you one), and sunscreen, but also be preventative, go to the Dr. Also on Tuesday, Toni loaded out Freckles and Eagle, and both went merrily to their new homes. Christina (owner of thewildroan.com) even brought Toni a late bday present from her store, a beautiful pair of sterling silver earrings. Normal Tuesday evening, Toni and the kids did chores, Toni is working on the three new foals in the halter breaking pen. She slipped when she was working on Mario, but he is such a great colt he just stood there. Princess Peach was already halter broke, or never halter broke, depending on how you look at it. She just follows a person around, so one never knows for sure if they are really halter broke. All three of the foals have very different personalities, but we enjoy working with all types. The kids (minus Jaxsen) have their bottle calves to feed at night, since they never think they have enough projects and want to bring more animals home.


Wednesday the kids only had a half day of school so Toni went and picked them up and took them to lunch. Since I forgot to call the school, Kaine was put on the bus, so milkshakes were on me. My favorite twiners were on a SHORT break home from college so they brought a coffee to me. I think they like to come by and see how many pictures of them I have in my office. The answer is probably too many, I have been asked if I have two older kids (plus the 4 so a total of 6). I answer no, I only have two. Now with Savannah always hugging on Kaine I have pics of her all over too, so I was asking if she was my grandchild, NO, DO I LOOK OLD ENOUGH? The person just stared at me. I am taking that as a NO! But, back to the twins, we consider all of those girls family, even the older two. Haha. With a family like ours, loaded down with girls, what are 4 more? Wednesday Princess Peach went to her new home as Madison was home from college for Thanksgiving break. As they were loading her, they realized she had never been loaded before. The good news is that she is a pig, so the feed buck and some assistance got her in the trailer.


Thursday of course was Thanksgiving, dad invited Terry and Erina down so that was a lot of fun. We of course had prime rib, and a smoked turkey as a side. We don’t spend much time on dinner. Basically we eat it, watch the dog show, then get back out to do chores. We were all surprised the Whiskey the Whippet won Best in Show, not that Whiskey didn’t deserve to win, he was a cute dog. We did decide we could use them for coyote dogs if we had a pack?? Then, on to chores, chores wait for no one.


Friday Toni, Kicker, Kade and Jaxsen headed to Clarkston, for dinner, black Friday shopping and tree cutting. Anna, Kaine and I tied up the Spokane steers and the steers we have in for next year. We also went shed shopping to get a shed for all of our show tack (since Ben is tired of it being in his shed). Hopefully it gets delivered in the next couple of weeks. We also worked on Ruby and Mario. Then we met the twins, Marlo, Morgan, Joe, Leslie and Whitney for dinner and a movie in Connell. We went to the Pizza Station and went to see the Grinch. It was pretty good, and it is always great getting together with everyone. I do not know if Joe has ever watched the Grinch before, but he seemed to think it was pretty funny.


Saturday Mario went to live with his youth, Angelina. We felt they were a great fit and are very excited to see what their future holds. We tied the steers up again on Saturday, checked the cows and heifers, put Cole and Dualin in with Ruby, and worked on Ruby.


Sunday, we tied up the steers, moved the bulls down to the alfalfa field. Toni got home, so we got Strawberry in and weaned our last big foal, Sally, she is one of the ones we plan to keep. We still have the three little ones on their moms. We haltered Cole and worked on him and Ruby. We actually saw a bit of sunshine, but the rain is back today. The positive is that the temperature is in the 40s, meaning it is bearable. Toni and the kids plan to try and get more mares hauled out this week, but it might be a challenge. December is around the corner which is HUGE for us. We start calving in December and we could not be more excited to see our next crop of calves hit the ground.


Also on Sunday, Rachel Hamby, who is riding Friday down in Cali, sent us a picture and videos of her in a trail class. Kade seemed to think that he was going to get her now, but don’t worry, I filled him in that Friday has been mine since birth. I reminded him that he has Slick AND he claimed Charlie, our black yearling filly by Little Cielo. Toni and I are also fighting over who gets Shotgun Sally. Toni claimed Yo and Beebee, so I feel like it is my turn??

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First youth foal headed to his new home

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KT Duallin Pistols is a fancy dun colt out of Tessas Poco Penny and by KT Gunpowder N lead. Tessa is a dun daughter of The Dualler, winner of over $7,000 NCHA and sire of NCHA Champions and NRCHA Money Earners. On the bottom side Tessa goes back to Sonnys OO Buck, Docs Adonis and Poco Bueno. This is a really lovely dun mare. She has an amazing disposition, great legs and feet and good bone. She is a quick mover and is going to throw some foals that are real contenders. Gunner is a roan dunskin son of Cue Bars Laddie, AQHA point earning and producing stallion. Gunner’s dam, Pistol, has been shown NFQHA, has been featured on 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. This colt has the breeding to take you places and the color to get noticed while doing it. He is fancy, very correct and agile. He was born 4/17/18. $3,000

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We finally had our last show of the year, the kids are sad our show season is over, and we don’t get to see our show family over the winter. We will miss you all.

We finally had our last show of the year, the kids are sad our show season is over, and we don’t get to see our show family over the winter. We will miss you all.


Monday we had Steer of Merit, all of our kids ended up with a check, Kaine had Reserve Champion with his CBJLS steer, his BF Steer barely missed, he was a little low on DWG. Kade got a check with his BF steer, his CBJLS had a little too small of a rib eye. And Anna got one with her CBJLS steer.


Tuesday Toni spent with Dr. King getting the animals winterized. We preg checked Kool, who is in foal, Stinger, who is not in foal, Hottie who is in foal, Pistol who is in foal, and Money who is not in foal. We also pulled blood and stool samples on Kool as she is older and not in the best of body condition to see how we could improve that. We just got Kool a few months ago, and she is really doing well. We are so excited to have a Smokin 45 daughter. We also gelded a colt, fixed a hernia, looked at the two head injuries, and did more stuff that I can’t remember. Dr. King had to be at her next place at 3, and she left us at 10 to 3. Then we proceeded to deworm and haul six more mares out to winter pasture. Tuesday was a long day.


Wednesday was Halloween so Toni went to the school to help in Jax’s classroom then grabbed the kids from school and took them trick-or-treating. First stop was with our grandma and grandpa to scare them. Toni drives the kids around and got home with the kids around 7. We get pizza every year on Halloween and eat candy. Cousin Kendel and her family came and ate with us.


Thursday and Friday were actually normal days. Toni turned Eagle out to recover from his hernia surgery. Felix got moved back with the other colts. We continued to work on the ones that needed to be halter broke and doctor our three that need doctoring. Per the norm, the foals are coming along really well.


Saturday we woke up early and Ben, Anna, Kaine, Kade, Adrian and I headed into the Western Showcase in Moses Lake, we took 5 head and left Toni at home to work. The kids did great, Anna and Kaine went back into the championship round for showmanship, Kade BARELY missed going, he got nervous when the judge was staring at him and made a small mistake. But, him and I talked it through afterward, he just need to breath and relax even if the judge is staring at him. Adrian did really well too, it was her steer’s first show and he performed great. Toni was really busy, she had to get the bred heifers in and send them to their new home with KC Cattle, along with getting a couple of foals in to start halter breaking.


Sunday Toni, Ben, Kicker and I went to a celebration of life for a tragic death in a car accident. Coco stayed home with the kids, our 4, plus Adrian and Kendel’s two, so she had a house full. When we got back we started working on Bubbles and Juney. The wind was really whipping Sunday and we all got microdermabrasion on our faces compliments of the wind. Toni hates fall back because it gets dark so early. She ends up having to do a lot of the halter breaking during the week on her own.


Chores now start at 4 to beat the darkness. We have foals leaving this weekend, Toni will be at the WCA Convention this week, and we have gotten to meet our 2 AQHA Youth that get foals from us this year. Fall back may have occurred, but we continue to move forward with our work.

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Playing with the foals

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