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Another Big Week

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We continue to wean, halter break, and work our butts off. Toni, Anna and I had a great time at the Evergreen Exclusive Angus show last weekend. We met quite a few new people that we do not normally see at the Jr Angus Shows, and we also got to see old friends and family. We brought two heifers home, one for Anna and one for Kaine. The heifer and steer we tried to get for Kade both went for too much. This is a great Sale for the industry and allows sellers to see a wide variety of Angus cattle. Steer numbers were down at the sale this year, so the steers sold really high.

 

Con went to his new home on Saturday after we got back from Moses Lake. He made it to his new home safely and he looks like he really likes his new home in the pictures and videos we have received. Blurose is leaving on Thursday and Chrome is leaving next week for California. Once Blurose leaves, Smokey the bottle baby is going to get halter broke for a few days before the next group comes in. He has already had a halter on multiple times, including today, but isn’t really into people directing him as he thinks he is the boss.

We also weaned Double Pecan, Peeps, Shelby and Latte on Sunday. So far all four foals are doing great and started eating right away. We have a low stress weaning system with their dams right across the fence from them the first week, the foals cannot reach through the fence to nurse. All of these foals have been good sized, but Latte is huge. We have four more foals scheduled to be weaned this weekend. The four weaned last weekend will be haltered and the halter breaking process will start this weekend.

Kade’s game Saturday was postponed to Monday, so only Kaine had a football game Saturday. However, Kade had a game Monday, Kaine had a game Tuesday and Kade has a game on Wednesday. Then both of them have games on Saturday. Saturday beginning at noon is Grandpa’s 90th birthday party in Connell. We also have our little boy, Jaxsen, turning 7 on Saturday.

Tuesday Dr. Jennifer King was out to preg check some heifers, coggins and vet check Chrome, fix some hernias, float an old mares’ teeth, and take a look at some other foals. Another full day!

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2017 Red Dun Filly by Captains Double Coy

KT Teslas Eclipse is a fancy dun filly out of A Tuff Edition and by Captains Double Coy, “Double.” Double is one of our senior stallions, his foals have an outstanding disposition, are easy to break and are really cowy, and are great using horse for any arena. His breeding includes Major Bonanza, Alotta King, Jaguar and more. Tuffy is a very pretty dun mare with lots of chrome. 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. This filly was born 8/20/17. $2500

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Halter Breaking

Kaine and Kade helped us with the foals last night and worked on Blurose.

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2017 Buckskin colt for sale

KT Major on a Mission is a buckskin colt out of Coastal Tourist Trap, “Piper,” and by KT Heza Pana Dude. Piper is a daughter of AQHA point earner Cue Bars Laddie and NRCHA and AQHA cowhorse and cutting mare Cutters Tourist Trap. This is a mare with a superior pedigree, with point earners and working cow horses all over. This is a pretty, feminine, bay filly. NFQHA eligible.Dude is a great stallion that we kept out of Zinks Major Kid. He has some unique white markings, and is a very pretty golden color. Great bone, big hip, pretty head and a winning disposition. Dude was started by Jordan Crabtree in Ferndale, WA and he was a great horse to start, Jordan enjoyed riding Dude. This colt will be outstanding cow, arena and/or ranch horses. He was born 3/8/17. $2,500

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Meet the Stallions: Captains Double Coy

Captains Double Coy
85% NFQHA

Grandson of Major Bonanza, Coys Bonanza and Alotta King

$500 breeding fee, lfg, multiple mare discount.

“Double” is an outstanding stallion that really puts his stamp on his foals. His foals are really easy to break and are really cowy. We were really happy to get the opportunity to buy Double from Vance and Carol Burke from the Soap Lake area. Double was professionally trained and has been used on the ranch. He shows cow ability, but rides like a gelding. He is a fun horse to have around and an easy horse to get along with. We are currently using daughters of Double on the ranch, have shown some of his foals, and have been very impressed with their easy nature, but ability to work cattle. We have also sold foals out of Double for roping and barrel horses. Double tends to throw a huge hipped foal, with lots of instant speed when needed. Perfect for performance and ranch work. Not only is Double an outstanding stallion, but his award willing personality, that he passes down to his foals, makes him a favorite among all that know him. Once you have a Double baby, you will only want more.

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Meet the Mares: Emmy

Emmy Marsala is the dam of AQHA Point earner and NRHA money earner Cow Cuttin Colonel. This is a mare that produces very athletic foals that go on to be money and point earners in many arenas. She is by Marsala Badger who is an AQHA High Point Performance Horse, NCHA money-earner, World Show Qualifier, ROM Performance and Sire of: NCHA Money-earners, Performance Point Earners. Her breeding includes the greats like Peppy San Badger, Doc Bar, Docs Lynx and more. Not only does Emmy have a remarkable pedigree, but she also has a great disposition. She is a sweet mare that is also very maternal and does a great job with her foals. Emmy is owned by Allison Trimble Paparoa, and her foals are owned in parternship.

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We also sill have Emmy’s 2017 filly for sale:

KT Im The Real McCoy is out of Emmy Marsala and by KT Heza Pana Dude. Emmy Marsala is the dam of AQHA Point earner and NRHA money earner Cow Cuttin Colonel. This is a mare that produces very athletic foals that go on to be money and point earners in many arenas. She is by Marsala Badger who is an AQHA High Point Performance Horse, NCHA money-earner, World Show Qualifier, ROM Performance and Sire of: NCHA Money-earners, Performance Point Earners. Her breeding includes the greats like Peppy San Badger, Doc Bar, Docs Lynx and more. Dude is a great stallion that we kept by Zinks Major Kid. His dam , Panas May Day, is by AQHA Champion Pana Dude, and she was shown AQHA and has a halter point. Dude’s pedigree also includes Major Bonanza, Diamond Dan Dee, Page Lee, Sipper W and more. Dude has some unique white markings, and is a very pretty golden color. Great bone, big hip, pretty head and a winning disposition. Dude was started by Jordan Crabtree in Ferndale, WA and he was a great horse to start, Jordan enjoyed riding Dude. This filly is bred to perform and is very athletic. She was born 9/8/17. $2,500.

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Caring for an Older Mare

We have a lot of older mares in our breeding program and we consult our veterinarians, Dr. Jennifer King or Dr. Sheena Campbell-Sorensen, whenever we have an issue or need additional information. Having a vet that you trust, and that trusts you to give accurate information, is really key. It is easy to become overzealous when checking on older horses in general, so using common sense and only contacting your vet about real issues will ensure that your vet actually responds when you call and doesn’t hit the ignore button.

Sometimes older broodmares can present some challenges during breeding season. It is not uncommon for older mares to become pregnant and carry foals to term into their 20s. It is important to remember that as mares get older it is harder for them to become pregnant and owners need to understand these changes and develop realistic expectations regarding breeding potential. We have two that foaled this year that are each 25. We have numerous mares in our herd that are over 20 that look like they are much younger. We also have some mares that no longer have foals, and that is ok too. They have earned their place on our ranch and will remain. We factor in the carrying cost of those mares once they reach the point that they no longer produce.

Frequently older mares will have a delay in their first ovulation in the spring. Also, the intervals between cycles are a little longer. Older mares can exhibit irregular estrous cycles, and sometimes they can stop cycling altogether. We sometimes let the older mares just live with the stallions, since we pasture breed. When we are still foaling into the late summer months, those are usually older mares. We are also very cautious about leaving the older mares in a pen that gets lots of exercise. For instance, if there is a mare that likes to get the pens stirred up, we will not leave an older mare in that pen. Or if any of the stallions are in larger areas, like Gunner on 500 acres, the older mares do not go out there. Keeping older mares healthy, well fed and as stress free as possible is sometimes a juggling act.

Another major concern with older mares is their care. Many of our older mares come in and get grain at night with the young horses. We like their foals to come in and get grain with them, and get them started on feed as soon as possible. This takes some of the burden off of the mare for being the sole provider of food. As already stated, keeping an older mare in good flesh is key, and can be a difficult job. Another factor to consider is the economic factor. How much is it going to cost to keep good flesh on an older mare, have her milking and trying to breed her back? It may be smarter to move her to a smaller area, breed her to a stallion with fewer mares in the pen, or wait to breed her until it is clear and she can handle it.

Many times older mares come with health or soundness issues. We have been very lucky in getting a few mares that have sensational pedigrees because they came with some maintenance issues. We knew that going in, so we considered that when we calculated our care costs in obtaining the mare. Even when a mare doesn’t have obvious issues, it is important to pay attention and make sure that issues don’t develop as the horse ages. Keeping a good farrier on as regular scheduled maintenance can really help to keep these mares at their best.

Taking care of horses in general can be a bit of a struggle. Making sure to be extra diligent when assessing and caring for older mares, especially those in the broodmare herd, is imperative to keeping them on the ranch and functioning. Being sensible and realistic in your expectations is the only way to keep these older mares as happy and healthy as possible as they reach their twilight years.

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Last Weekend

Since we all work off of the ranch as well as on it, our weekends are normally jam-packed with fun. So per the norm, we have more scheduled than hours in the day. Toni and I headed to a function on Saturday, Ben was working, Kicker took Kade to him football game, and Coco and Anna took Kaine to his football game. Ben got off of work early, so he decided to wean the bull calves. So as of Saturday night, everything went perfect and according to plan.

Sunday morning I am working on the website, Toni is getting everything ready at her house for Kade’s birthday party, and Kaine comes in to tell me that the gate was knocked down and the bull calves are gone. So I send out a group text to Ben, Toni, and Kicker telling them that the bull calves are missing, then Kaine and I and set out in the blazer looking for the calves, we of course head straight towards their moms. Our circles are numbered, the one behind my house is 4, next is 5, then 6, 7, and 8. The moms to the calves are in 6. As we are driving I see it looks like there are some in  4, some in 5, some in 6, and some in 7.

So we start out around 7 to push the calves there back to 6, and proceed to run over a piece of pipe and get a flat tire. We then walk the rest of the way to mom and dads and get the 4 wheelers and start back out. Kicker calls to see where we are at, then comes down to help.  We end up getting all of the cows in to sort the bull calves off, so we decide, hey, everything is in, we might as well wean them all.

After we get them all in we take a break for Kade’s birthday party. Toni made a fantastic lasagna. After the party Toni, Kicker, and I head back down to sort calves.  Now, we have calves in every nook and cranny, since we were not quite ready to wean yet, and need to do some fence repair in some pens. We also have show steers left taking up space.  Bottom line is, that if anyone wants to buy some beef, we have some available!  2 steers fat and ready to go.

After all of that Toni, Coco, and I got to go and halter Bliss, Fooler and Quinn and start halter breaking them.  The fun (really the work) never ends here. Luckily we try to see the fun in it.

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2017 Red Dun Filly

KT Teslas Eclipse is a fancy dun filly out of A Tuff Edition and by Captains Double Coy, “Double.” Double is one of our senior stallions, his foals have an outstanding disposition, are easy to break and are really cowy, and are great using horse for any arena. His breeding includes Major Bonanza, Alotta King, Jaguar and more. Tuffy is a very pretty dun mare with lots of chrome. 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. This filly was born 8/20/17. $2500

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Yearling Palomino Filly

KT Doubles Lemon Drop is a palomino filly is out of Butternut Pecan, “Jazzy,” and is By Double Captain Coy. Jazzy is a granddaughter of Chickalejos, AQHA Champion, Superior Western Pleasure, he has 17 AQHA halter pts and 61 AQHA Performance Pts. On the bottom side she is a granddaughter of DocsBorrego, a finalist NCHA Open Super Stakes, and NCHA money earner and winner of the COA. She also has Docs Remedy, Star Duster, Doc Quixote and more. Jazzy has shown and ridden by and 7 year before becoming a broodmare, she has a great disposition. Double is one of our senior stallions, his foals have an outstanding disposition and are a great using horse for any arena. His breeding includes Major Bonanza, Alotta King and more. This filly has a lot of get up and go and try. She has a sweet disposition and loves attention. She was born 5/22/16. $1,250

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