I grew up in Coleharbor, ND around cattle and horses. I have seven horses right now. I have trained them all except for Sassy. She was my second horse. I got my first horse, Star, when I was 7. He was a morgan/quarter horse cross. A few years later, Sassy had to come into play, since Star's time in life was up. I got Destiny a few years down the road. He was just a tiny little weanling when I got him. He became quite the pet. (So much that he would follow anyone around the yard, outside the fence, just because he could.) Now he has grown into a handsome, feisty gelding that I couldn't ever part with. He was the first horse I trained myself. I have had a few horses inbetween the ones I own now, but they were for break and sell purposes. Rose's dam, "Beau" was bought for the sake of getting Rose.
Right now I am in college at Bismarck State College. Every weekend I go home to ride horse and work with the colts. I also have Rose down here, but I think I will have her here after Christmas. I am working on getting Chancy into the barrels. Doc is started well on the barrels and in a way, I'd like to keep him, but for the right price, I will let him go. Destiny is excellent at pole bending, and was ok in barrels. but this last summer he got hurt out in the pasture. I don't want to run him in barrels anymore, but just stick to the poles. He flies thru the poles and as long as we stay smooth, its awesome. If he gets hot headed, we tip.
Ace, Rocket, and Chancy are the newest additions to my herd. I have been riding Chancy for two years now, but just this past summer her owners decided to give her to me. She is extremely smart and powerful, and I am hoping to have her flying around barrels this summer.
Ace is kind of an oops colt. I had NO idea Sassy was pregnant until 3 days before he was born, She didnt show any signs of being pregnant. She started bagging up a few days before he was born, and we thought it was an infection because it just didnt look or feel right. So on the 25th, I went to school and on my free hour called the vet to make an appointment to run her up after school. When I got home, i found a pretty little colt laying in the pasture. Healthy as could be.
Rocket I just bought this fall. He was an impulse purchase. I was attending the sale where a few years earlier had bought Rose's dam and Doc. He was going through the ring, and no one was bidding. Well I bid and got him. He is and extremely smooth mover and I hope he turns into something nice.
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