A pleasant Encounter about a Dry Box Horse

17 November 2010

I had a pleasant encounter at the WPRA Finals with a nice lady who came up and introduced herself to me.  The lady told me about her Dry Box mare that she runs and enjoys so much.  We had not met Mandy as her father-in-law is the one who comes to our sales to buy the young horses and then later passes them on to Mandy and her husband Jay.  I was tickled to meet Mandy Tiechert and hear about how her mare was doing.  Mandy has been to the Mountain States Circuit Finals twice because of this mare.  They call her “Risky.” Her sire is the late Dry Box sire, Freckles Gigolo by Colonel Freckles and her dam is an appendix mare that we used to have named Risky Grounds.  Mandy told me of her successful summer on her but that she recently had a bone chip removed. We wish them a great recovery. It’s so awesome to have such nice people riding and representing our horses.  Here is Mandy’s letter about the mare and a picture of them at the 2009 Mountain States Circuit Finals:  
Risky has been an outstanding horse with a huge heart. She has made
the short go at Greeley, and placed at Laughlin, as well as many
Mountain States circuit rodeos. She gives all she has every run. She
made the circuit finals the first year she went to prorodeos and was
an integral part of my making them again this year. Thank you for the
opportunity to have such a great horse. My husband and my father in
law also ride Henderson horses, and we will continue to do so. They
are outstanding athletes with big hearts and sane minds.

Sincerely,
Mandy Teichert

Where does time go??

14 November 2010

I ask myself that question when I realize that it’s been a while since I did a blog. I enjoy writing and sharing what goes on in our lives but time does just fly by. As I stop and ponder what we have been spending our “time” doing and realize that I am thankful for all that we get to do with our children, horses, cattle and just time together as a family.  That does include lots of road trips with time to talk and ponder life and ponder  who we are in Jesus Christ who gives us all these blessings.  I realize that I do not want to get in the rut of considering all these blessings a burden. If I am and that is my focus then my focus has been misdirected. So on this Sunday as we worship and rest I wonder what I have been believing about myself and my life that just isn’t true. God’s word says you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.  I also do not want this world to squeeze me into a mold as it says in Romans 12. That is stuffy, heavy and a crowded place to be.  I prefer the place in my heart where the Spirit of the Lord resides for where “the Spirit of the Lord is there is  freedom” ……..exciting news to come this week about our horses…….till then Tee Jay Henderson

A Frenchman Guy filly and a girl

25 October 2010

It has been so fun to watch our daughter Erica with her 2 year old Frenchman Guy filly. This filly is by a daughter of Royal Quick Dash that we feel blessed to have in our herd. Erica can’t wait on some days to get her school done so that she can go ride “Star.”  There have been no hickups so far with this duo. They seem to be going full steam ahead and it will be fun to see where they go together. I know that Erica is enjoying the process and enjoys just looking at her when she’s tied in the barn.  Star has the cute Frenchman Guy’s head, a long hip, a well balanced body and she rides off nice every time.  (I will try to get pics of the two of them to post.) Have a blessed week and I pray that you get to enjoy the “Stars” in your life this week………..Tee Jay Henderson

Retreating with the Lord

9 October 2010

I got back last Sunday from a glorious retreat with my Jesus.  To top it off, my friend whom I had not seen for several years, Ralene Konzac, went with me. (Ralene trained the black mare, Lil, that Erica runs now.)  The retreat was in Buena Vista, CO in the mountains at the Young Life camp called Frontier Ranch.  I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to go again.  The Eldridges, from the Ransomed Heart Ministries,  are so gifted in directing people back to the heart that God created within them.  Staci had us dig deep and ask God questions about who we are to Him, what wounds and lies are we still letting affect our lives, do we know as women that we are created for Romance, Beauty and Adventure, are we living from that or a resigned place in our heart that it will never change and what dreams did God put in our hearts that were meant to be lived out?? Whew! Yes, it seems like a lot but oh the sweetness of walking to the depths of our soul with Jesus and letting Him dictate to us what we were created to be in His eyes.  Whole different perspective than what the world, our flesh or the enemy says about us.  I came home refreshed, encouraged, ready to fight for the hearts of my family(because we are in an intense spiritual battle every day.) and ready to live from my heart with a deeper renewed mind.  I am headed out to ride………you be blessed……….and may you get to live out of some of your hearts desires this weekend….Your God and creator put them there for a purpose……..Grateful, Tee Jay Henderson

Wayde Hamar Memorial LBR Rodeo

27 September 2010

Yuma, Colorado was the setting this past weekend for the Wayde Hamar Memorial Rodeo.  It was an awesome weekend to celebrate this young person’s life. Wayde was killed in a bull riding accident in 2008.  His family,  Dad- Mitch, Mom -Angie and brother- Zack with some other loving people, stepped up to remember Wayde’s life in a really cool way.  The spirit of fellowship, worship of our Lord, and support of those who’s hearts are hurting was great to a part of. We are so glad that we made the trip.  I know that this family still very much misses their son and brother. It takes courage and strength to step up and put on such a great event in Wayde’s memory.  It was fun to be a part of raising money to keep remembering Wayde and to  look forward to going back again next year, the Lord willing.

Erica won this beautiful buckle in memory of Wayde for the Jr. Girls’ All Around.  Erica did very well in several events  and was so excited to win this special buckle.  If  you follow the blog you might like to know that Erica ran, Lil the little black horse, in the barrels for the first time in over a year. They were 2nd both days!!! Praise the Lord for sparing Lil’s life. Logan Henderson had a great weekend as well.   He loves the spirit of comradery at the Colorado rodeos and the fellowship with other Christians his  age.  Logan roped great on his CC Jet Smooth horse that we just bought back. What a fun weekend and a privilege  to be part of an awesome event in this great country that we live in.   So, I encourage you to load up your horse, meet some new people, worship God in new places and ways and keep riding toward the desires God has given you……………………Tee Jay

Fall Cattle Work, Horses, Rodeos, & WPRA Finals

21 September 2010

A favorite Fall picture of Guys Dark Diamond as a 2 year old

It was a beautiful fall day here!! Erica helped Mike preg check some heifers while Logan worked on school.  What a great afternoon and evening to ride.  The kids are getting ready for a rodeo in Yuma, CO this weekend. Then the next weekend they go to South Dakota for another Little Britches rodeo. Logan is excited to ride his new calf horse which happens to be a gelding out of CC Jet Smooth and a daughter of Freckles Playboy. We sold the gelding 5 years ago to Rod Smith in Wyoming. The gelding got his son through High School in top fashion and now he has come back to the ranch. He and Logan seem to be a match made in heaven. God is so Awesome!! Erica is also preparing for the WPRA Finals in the Junior Division which will be held in Lincoln, NE the middle of October.  It will be a new and great learning experience for her. I am riding young horses and getting some others back in shape to start hauling again.  Hope that you are able to get out there and enjoy the great fall weather and all of God’s beautiful colors. ….Tee Jay

Streakin Six, Frenchmans Guy, Jet Smooth all in one!!!

17 September 2010

I just had to share this picture with you!! When a breeder gets 40 plus years down the road in their breeding program like we have at Dry Box horses,  it’s awesome to stop and look at the years of breeding in one horse.  As I look at this picture , I marvel at God’s creation and how He has been so good to us all these years to let us be part of His purpose and plan for these horses.  This stud colt is by our Frenchmans Streak and then by a mare that we raised out of CC Jet Smooth and a Sak Em San daughter who is a full sister to the PRCA Bulldogging horse of the year in the 90’s, ridden by Todd Suhn.  I hope that you  enjoy this picture as much as I have and YES this colt is FOR SALE. It’s exciting to see what plan will come to fruition for the Frenchman’s Streak colts. Stay tuned to find out!!!!!!…………May your day be filled with awe for God’s creation..……keep riding on TEE JAY HENDERSON

8 Yearlings to be sold in Clovis, New Mexico

23 August 2010

HLC Streakin Zeta-Lot 177

I can’t believe that the day we leave to take the yearling to the horse sale in Clovis, NM is almost upon us. We have spent a lot of time with these 8 yearlings. Getting to know them, getting them used to different situations, getting them ready to be teachable so that those who become the new owners can enjoy them. Two of them have been saddled. They are a talented group of young horses that will work in a variety of disciplines. They are bred to run, bred to track a cow or a trail. They are bred for quiet dispositions and great confromation. They have the breeding to be top of their game in many areas. Some of the well known names in their pedigrees are Frenchmans Guy, Streakin Six, Colonel Freckles, Jet Smooth, Orphan Drift, Smokin Jose, Ali Jack, Three Bars, Wilywood and more.
It was such a thrill for me when I was spending time loading the fillies on the trailer for the first time and HLC Sak Em Zirconia stepped right on the trailer. Didn’t even think about not loading!!! I am learning that when I take time to understand them and reassure them that I am for them and not against them. Their confidence in me and mine in them grows quickly. We will leave early, early Friday morning with the 5 stud colts and 3 fillies. We look forward to meeting new people. We also pray that these horse bless people in ways that they never dreamed that they could be blessed……wouldn’t it be fun to meet you at the sale…….even more fun to see you take one of these outstanding individuals home with you…..hope to hear from you down the road….Mike, Tee Jay, Logan & Erica

Yearlings can be fun!!!

7 August 2010

I am in the house for a short break after working with the yearling fillies.  To my surprise I have come to enjoy the process very much. I was not around that age at all when I was younger but in the last couple years I have really enjoyed working with them. Today, I brushed, bathed, clipped them, and loaded three of them in the horse trailer. They did great!!!  It’s so cool how they want to be around you once they trust you. It’s also interesting how each one will try at first to keep you out of their space in their own unique way. I suppose it’s really similar how we do that with God as well.  Why would we want to keep the creator and lover of our souls out of our life? Been there done that and my flesh still likes to do it’s own thing. I realize more and more how much I desire to walk with God closely and I desire to be emptied of myself so He can be in control of my life.  It’s so fun when these yearlings decide that they will let you be in control.  I grow to see more and more how most horses are not ignorant but us humans sure can be when it comes to handling them, taking care of them and riding them. Horses are truly amazing creatures. I suppose that’s why Jesus is coming back on His own white horse.  I am watching and waiting but till then I will keep enjoying these beautiful creatures…….I am off to go spend some more time with them!!!

Summer in the Sandhills

3 August 2010

We are home again…….The trip to Pueblo was great. I hope to have pictures for later blogs.  Till then, I was thinking today of all that goes on in the summer around here. Haying, breeding horses, turning out bulls and getting them back in, working with colts, staying ahead of the weeds and ……..it goes on and on but how blessed we are to live where we do. After returning home from all the pavement and people at the Colorado State Fairgrounds, I was so glad to be home and be able to find some solace in these beautiful hills with my Father.  Yes, there is much that goes on but what would we do without all of it to take care of.  Here is a picture from the hills behind our house taken a few summers ago. Wanted to share a piece of our heaven with you.  Till later…..keep riding toward those desires in your heart….may you give God access to them all for He is the one Who put them there in the first place.

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