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Color Test is back on Ink, he is a/a, E/E

FTK Mud On My Stetson, “Ink”
Sire: Highbrows Lil Shadow, “Stetson”
Dam:  Educated Downndirty
Date Born: 3/9/23
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Color: Black (Color Tested a/a, E/E, 6 Panel N/N)
Price: $10,000
Here is a fancy black colt. His sire, Stetson, is by Smart Lil Highbrow, AQHA H-0/P-18, ROM Cutting, AQHA World Sr Cutting-Top Ten, NCHA $98,049, NCHA COA, Chisholm Trail Classic Co-Reserve Champion, 1993 NCHA Derby 4 yr old Open-Finalist, Abilene Western Derby-Finalist, Augusta Classic-Finalist, NCHA Super Stakes Classic-Finalist, Abilene Western Classic-Finalist, Sire of earners of $514,000+, Full Brother to HIGH BROW CAT. Stetson’s dam, SugarNSpiceSlideNice, is by Banjos Bingo, AQHA Show H-0/P-14, ROM Cutting, NCHA COA-Bronze. Ink’s dam, 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. With a pedigree like this this colt should excel in any arena or make a tremendous stallion.

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New Pics of Black Rifle “Coffee”

KT Black Rifle “Coffee”
Sire: KT Gunpowder N Lead
Dam:  KT Mocha Fudsey Lean, “Mocha.”
Date Born: 3/7/23
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Color: Black (possible blue roan)
Price: $5,000
Currently Coffee is the fan favorite at the ranch. He is a striking black colt, he is possibly a blue roan, that loves attention. In typical Mocha foal fashion, he comes up to see us when we were checking and likes a good scratching. Mocha is a favorite mare to everyone that meets her, and her foals are favorites to everyone that buys one. On the top side he is a grandson of Cue Bars Laddie, an AQHA point earning and producing stallion. On the bottom side his breeding includes Smart LIttle Lena, Docs Oak, Tuff Continental, Jackie Bee, Imperial Dixie, Thirsty Blue Boy, Coy’s Bonanza, Wimpy, Skipper W, Little Joe the Wrangler and more. This is a sold back colt without any white, nice sold black hooves and has a lot of bone.

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Weekends here are not for resting.

Monday morning everyone looked like they were still where they were supposed to be when I left. Dad took Kaine and Kade to school early for weight lifting with the Football Team. The water went in the ditches at our house on Monday, the sand hill cranes are out and the water is in the ditch, happy first day of spring. Twist foaled Monday, finally another foal. Monday was Julian’s birthday so we named the colt, who is by Witty, KT Witty Twisted Jule, Julian’s nickname is Juju, so we have Juju. We also had some nice rain on Monday and things are starting to green up.

Tuesday I spotted the heifer on my way to work. So I took a pic and sent it out.  It was proof of life since she is still holed up on the cattails and we haven’t been able to locate her hidyhole. Dad took Gin to Jordan’s on Tuesday to meet John Gray. Gin is headed to the other side of the mountains to get bred to “Sonny,” KT Son of a Gun.  He is a really cool stud we raised out of Gunner and our old mare Big Mama. John has done a great job with him and is standing him over on the West side of WA. John’s ranch is The kids went to school at regular time on Tuesday.  We took lots of pics of Juju when we were doing chores Tuesday, he is a super cute colt. We are really happy that Holly Miller (she is on FB Rafter HR Quarter Horses) is standing Witty- a son of our Colonel stud out of our super awesome Peppy mare, Witty is Friday’s full brother.

Wednesday was a crazy day. Toni got a call Wednesday morning that the helicopter could come in and spray the Russian Olive Trees as long as they could do it that day. We were not ready since earlier they said we needed to wait until it warmed up. She called McCall, who works at Wilbur Ellis ( if you need a good agronomist or suggestions on chemical call her). Got McCall and the helicopter guy group chatting about getting the chemicals. Next, she called Kendel and Kendel, Toni and Scarlett went to work. They got the horses out of circle 5, moved panels down to block the hole in the fence. Got the riding horses in, who then got out in the drive way and the mares tried to get Gunner to bred them and the geldings tried to herd them away. They got them back in, in the meantime Noisy, Jaxsen cow, was calving so they were watching her. Then they went down and got Libby in, who has been at the bottom of circle 7 trying to get the heifer in. We were trying to use Libby to bait the injured heifer out of the cattails. When you are an old show cow you do not even get a real halter, Scarlett lead Libby out of the back of the pickup with a bailing twine halter. They got everything in just as the helicopter showed up and started spraying. We are really happy to get the trees sprayed while we have the cows somewhere else. The timing was really good for us. It just came together really quickly.

Thursday Truffles the mini mare foaled and had a cute silver black colt, he was the only foal on Thursday. Dad loaded up a Hereford bull and took it over to Central Ferry. He was tasked with going out with Sonny and picking out two longhorn heifers for Ben after he dropped the bull off.  The heifers were a touch wild, so they got in the ones they could. Dad wasn’t very impressed with them.  They are very fun colored, so that is good. The heifers need some work if Ben wants to keep them as pets. Dad wants to name them after his twin aunts, Jeffra and Zephra, but we aren’t sure that is a good idea. I want to name them Wilma and Betty. We fed, did chores, etc. We are still putting fence in up the hill, so trying to put at least one post in per night. We are pulling out another barbed wire fence that has been in use as long as we have had the ranch. We are replacing it with a wood fence to keep King on one side and the old mare pen on the other. So not a high-pressure fence, but we want it to look good.

Friday I went around and checked everything and saw that Fancy had a pretty new filly. Lots and lots of chrome, beautiful Tank baby. Fancy likes to have mini-mes. Last year she had a mini tank, this year she has a mini her.  I went to work on the riding horse fence after checking. Toni had a meeting in Othello and brought lunch home for us. I got quite a bit of the fence in.  I also sorted all the heifers, bulls, and steers at my house to get ready for steer weigh-in. Any of the steers that the kids want to take to BF Fair or CBJLS have to be weighed in. One of our friends was short a couple so he came over and bought the last two ½ clubs that we had. We also needed to select one more for Jax. So after chores Toni, Anna, Kade, Kaine, and I went out and looked at the steers. Very interesting that Jaxsen wasn’t there to select his own steer, but whatever. We got him a steer out of his old show heifer Zora.

                Saturday had steer weigh in in the morning. We hauled 12 steers in, 3 for each kid.  Kaine and dad went to Camas’s game after, the rest of the kids worked on their steers and heifers. We worked on fence on Saturday and moved horses around. We also put the bulls through the chute to work them. The heifer had finally come out of the cattails and the men got her to the haystack area, so we got her into the corral to get her on feed and try and take care of any infection she may have in her leg. I took the trailer with 8 poles in it down to Mom’s and we put some poles up on the new fence. The worst part about putting a wood fence in is walking the heavy poles up the hill. Kade suggested that we hook a wench to the top of the hill and wench them up. It is a thought. Kade and Kaine left to untie their show cattle leaving Jax to help us put up the last few poles. Jax either needs to get good at using the power tools or get some muscle to hold the poles up. One or the other.

Sunday the kids worked on their steers and heifers again. We haltered the three that weren’t halter broke. Again, another long day fixing/building fence. Mom and Dad headed up to Allie’s with Abs who is going to be bred to Hired Gun (very exciting!).  We also had some friends out to look at Twists’ colt, Juju. They have 2 mares that are his ¾ sisters, they are out of Twist and Colonel. They come out to visit quite a bit. While Toni was driving them around she saw that Ellie had a dunalino colt by Jackpot and Pinky had a bay filly by Gunner. A bay with a blaze, our kryptonite. After we got all of our Sunday projects done, we needed to get Twist out of the desert because she was the only one that foaled out there that could be rebred. We decided to see if we could go catch her on the 500 acres and lead her to the trailer, then trailer her and the colt out in the middle of it all. Luckily it worked out fine. We hauled her to the corral to watch her for signs of heat to do a re-breed. We got the bull in to haul to my house to put out with the cows and Strawberry was in heat so she was brought in to go to Gunner. Anna and McCall clipped Anna’s heifer to go to Reno. They did a great job and she looked fantastic after. I am sure we did some other stuff but I can’t remember. Every weekend day is just stacked with stuff to get done. Weekends here are not for resting.

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You can’t forget “The Pony” on Mare Monday

KT One Tuff Jag
Sire: Captains Double Coy, “Double.”
Dam:  A Tuff Edition
Date Born: 7/24/18
Jag, aka Pony, was Anna’s pick to break and she has been a great learning experience for Anna. Pony is by Double, and his foals have outstanding dispositions, are easy to break and are really cowy. 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 is our third filly from this cross and they all have been awesome to work with, they are very willing and have great dispositions. Jag was also our last baby out of Tuffy. Tuffy is still alive, she is just not longer having foals.

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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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KT Gunz N Wild Hearts

KT Gunz N Wild Hearts
Doll Docsan, “Leroy”
KT Gunz N Roses,”Ro”
Date Born: 
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: Chestnut
Price: $5,000
We decided we probably kept too many yearlings so decided to sell “Wild.” Wild is not wild, she loves people, love attention, she is a lot like her sire. She is not spooky, walks out, she is curious and meets you at the gate. Her dam, Ro, is by Silver Gun and out of KT Major Shasta Dais. Silver Gun was a phenomenal stallion by Playgun and out of Miss Freckles Reed. Siver Gun has 100+ AQHA Points in Heeling, Heading, Working Cow Horse, Reining, and he was an AQHA Reserve Champion Superhorse, AQHA Champion, Sr. Heeling, AQHA Top Ten Finalist, Sr. Heading (7th), PCQHA Champion, Heeling, PCQHA Champion, Working Cow Horse, PCQHA Reserve Champion, Heeding, AQHA Performance Register of Merit is many divisions. KT Major Shasta Dais is be Zinks Major Kid. She goes back to Sonnys OO Buck, Docs Superstar Bar, Major Bonanza, Skipper W, and many 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 was unshown due to a wire cut injury that took a long time to heal; it happened just before hitting the showpen as a 3 year old and as a result he was turned out to the studpen. 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%

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It feels like a slow foaling year but I think every year feels slow when you are in a hurry to see what you get.

know everyone complains about losing an hr of sleep, but I would do it every day if it meant I had an extra hr of daylight when I got home from work. At school it was drive your tractor to school day, since none of us are taking the tractors in for the kids to drive, Kaine and Kade found friends they could ride with. Kaine rode with Maxx and Kade rode with Cyson. And Cyson’s mom Jarra sent us pictures. Thank you Jarra. Anna was in the golf cart in the front since she is the FFA president. Dad went to Tri Cities and picked up Anna’s glasses. Hank texted and set up the bull semen test day for Wednesday afternoon. It was rainy Monday night when we did chores and fed the mares.

Tuesday was a pretty normal day. Toni was trying to get to the FCC meeting, but needed to try to load Summer to get ready to leave.  She took the trailer down and took Libby out to the field to try and mother up to the heifer that is still out in the cattails with a hurt leg. Then she tried to load Summer, but the trailer floor in the red trailer is so slick.  So Summer tried, and progress was made, but no actual loading.  After everything, Toni gave up on the meeting.  We did have helpers checking the mares. Our boy Coffee let everyone pet him. Toni was still calling him Black Rifle, but the three kids we picked up on the road and I convinced her he should definitely be called Coffee. Their mom has a mobile coffee van, 509 Coffee if you need a coffee at your event, and she is magnificent.

Wednesday Shiney foaled and had a beautiful red dun colt, named KT Foreal Sage Shines. Anna calls him For Real, I call him Four, I think Toni said she was calling him Reals. He is a sweet boy like Coffee. Hank came out and semen tested bulls with Toni and Ben. Leo laid on the pickup dash in the sun. Jordan sent a pic of cappy and how much he likes him. Our good friend Joss came out and brought her mare, Gin, and traded her for Summer. So we got Summer loaded up. Then Joss drove around with us and looked at mares and of course, had to pet Coffee.

Thursday dad took old Red to Reardan and got a couple totes of feed. The men unloaded it with the White when he got home. Chores were pretty normal. We still have the Judge in and working on him, inclusive on trying to remove all of his winter hair. He was doing really well being alone in the working pen.

Friday was a hectic day. Kaine and Anna went to Pullman for a FFA Meats judging class all day, they were home late. Kade went to Moses Lake for an FFA competition, his team got second. Jaxsen had to go into school at normal time, but he was the only one, everyone else had to be there early. Dad and Steve went to Moxee to deliver a bull. Toni had court all day in Yakima. Marlo came out and helped with Kade with chores. Her and Toni worked with the Judge then I got there and we went out and checked the mares and foals and Marlo got to pet Coffee. So Coffee had three days in a row of getting petted by random people. And he loved it!

Saturday morning Kade had shooting. Ben and Anna rolled up fence and pulled out posts. I got the Angus cows out from with the Hereford cows. Toni went and took care of stuff at mom and dad’s so they could leave for Pendleton. Then Toni, the kids and I went to Connell for the birthday party, while the men continued to roll up fence. It was the Feb – May birthday party. The kids had a lot of fun. Then we got home and started moving horses around. We took The Judge’s blanket off and got pics and video of him, and pics of Wild and King 2. Toni and Kade rode out to see if they could find the heifer. Toni rode in her new saddle and Kade rode the new horse. I moved some horses around while they were gone. Rudy across the road, Shadie in with King. Toni and Kade got back and we put Blue and Bell in with Annie, Dally in with Tank, Lightening in with Jackpot. Then we did chores and checked the mares. Mom and Dad went to see Little Texas in Pendleton, so we took care of the dogs as well.

Sunday morning when Toni went down to do the dog chores, she saw that Lona was having issues foaling. So she called and Ben and I raced down and we helped her pull Lona foal. Then Toni and Ben went down to look at Double, he did something to his tongue we think. I took Sammy for a walk while they did this. Then we went home and sorted the bulls since we had someone coming to look at them. She bought M118. Then we started moving horses again while the men rolled up fence and the kids washed their steers and heifers. We put Mocha in with Leroy, so that we could have Coffee by the house.  We got all of the desert mares in and sorted and worked all the open mares and the mares with foals. We had a long Sunday. We got mares put out with all of the studs except Double and Dude. So we are officially started the 2023 breeding season.

It feels like a slow foaling year but I think every year feels slow when you are in a hurry to see what you get. So far we only have 1 filly and 4 colts, but that is good because we don’t normally keep colts so that keeps the squabbling on who to keep at a minimum.

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Happy National Ag Day

“We believe that food is for everyone! National Agriculture Day is celebrated on March 21 this year, during Agriculture Week. Everything we eat, use, or wear every day is provided by agriculture. Most people don’t understand the contribution of agriculture to our lives. So today we are celebrating agriculture and thanking all the people who work hard to feed the world, look after crops and livestock, and contribute to agricultural production.” – NationalToday

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