I love posting things here…want to do it more often! This particular morning this past week was wintery looking got about 5 inches of snow. Went to check the mares and found them in some snow covered, dried up rag weeds. Got to thinking as I was checking them what a journey we have been on the last few years here at the ranch. In the last 6 years we have added another place 30 miles from us with farm ground. No we had zero farming experience before this purchase! God knew we would need fewer horses to be able to keep up with the new venture so we felt led before we bought the Petra to start making our herd smaller, higher quality mares that had been ridden or proven. Proven is best but things don’t always go as planned. We are trying to stay at about 6 mares. Thankful that we have not had to sell any mares by sale barn. It’s all been private treaty. That sure makes it easier on our hearts. God is soo good to us!! He who calls you is faithful and He will also do it.
Soo….I am dying to tell you about the mares we have left. Two Frenchman Guy daughters-one is a mare we bought that I ran a couple years. She had won $20,000 at futurities. The other Frenchmans Guy daughter goes back to our old Colonel Freckles stud that we had for years, she is beautiful. There is a Royal Quick Dash daughter who is a sweetheart. Erica’s young mare is by her and Frenchmans Guy- Lord willing you’ll be hearing more about this bay beauty!! Another mare is the black mare that Erica and I ran for years by Cash in Your Bux- yes she got turned out to pasture. Erica made short go in the poles at the Little Britches Finals on her two years in a row, so we’ll she how long she stays in the pasture. Another mare is a Dash for Cash, Streakin La Jolla daughter bred this year to Flashlight. We made sure we kept some CC Jet Smooth daughters one of which is in the broodmares. She goes back to Maudies Joak on the bottom-I love her second colt born this year by HLC Sak Em Sugar. He’s cool!!
So there’s a quick overview of what we been up to in our breeding program the last 6 years. It’s a journey that we still on walking out! Hurry up Spring!! We have CC Jet Smooth semen left and plan to use some this spring. Till next time when I sit still long enough to blog ….Tee Jay Henderson