Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Walk in the Park . Dec. 13, 2014

Debbie Tennant owns Tall Oaks Farms and has a number of miniature horses and a team of Halfingers. During the Christmas season she participates in Christmas Parades and also gives evening rides in the area. For the past three weekends she has given wagons rides at Blue Island, Wilmington, IL. Of the horses in these photos four of the six are from Toad Hill Minis. Debbie also has three others that rotate depending on the number of wagons and carriages she takes to these events.

Toad Hill's Baldrige Award (left) and Lincoln Award (right)

 Walking Baldrige to load.
 Toad Hill's Paint Me Picasso (black/white) and Toad Hill's Lincoln Award (sorrel pinto)


At the Wilmington, IL  Blue Island Park.

 All loaded and ready to go.

The lineup before harnessing the miniature horses.






Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Weanlings and One Mare - Reduction Sale

Sale Fell Through, Offering Mare and Several Weanings

Weanlings
More Photos


Toad Hill's Starburst - AMHR registered  filly, will apply for AMHA as she is eligible.
(Foaled: 5/21/2014). Started out looking buckskin pinto but is now changing to her true color: Black and white.
Sire: Lucky Four Rebelchase Rebelheir (AMHA and AMHR)
Dam: Mini Bucks Chasin Rainbows (AMHA and AMHR)
Should mature under 34"
$900 - firm


Toad Hill's MoonLite - LWO+ have not checked DNA for sabino
Registered AMHR, both sire and dam were National Top Ten Champions in Multicolor.
Sire is 30", best guess this little stallion should also be under 32" at maturity. (AMHA/AMHR)
Dam is Toad Hill's She's Magic (AMHR only)
$1500 - OBO


Toad Hill's Na'Vi . AMHR registered.
Sire: Toad Hill's Spots and Dots (30")
Dam: Toad Hill's Summer Breeze (may be homozygous pinto but not tested).
This filly should be under 34"
$600 OBO
 Make offer on Na'VI or Summer Breeze
 or buy them as a pair.


Toad Hill's Summer Breeze and her filly (not yet weaned) Na'Vi.

Mare is sold as open, but there is a small chance she is bred to Foxfire's Picture Perfect for July foal.
$1000.

All offers will be considered, but until there is a contract there is no sale.
Buyer pays for shipping,
Coggins cost $35 and is included in the cost. Health papers are extra since cost is dependent on where the minis is shipped (for example Canada). 
Naturally coggins is not required for foals under 6 months but I am almost positive health papers are required. If a weanling he held and not picked up until 2015 coggins is an additional cost.
Email: toadhillminis@gmail.com for information and/or to make an offer.
Horses should be picked up by end of October and no later than mid November if headed south. You cannot tell what the weather will be like this year.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Reduction Sale


I am phasing out of breeding and owning minis. I have already sold six to date, and these are among the best of the herd. Please take the time to check out the ones that interest you. All are located in Bloomington IL.
Photos
Weanling Description


Toad Hill's Zipper-FILLY – AMHR pending registered (Foaled: 5/25/2014). Black and white Pinto. Will be over 34” at maturity.
Will be weaned sometime in September. Her sire and dam have produced a number of National Top Ten Champions.


Follow LINK To Zipper for more details, pedigree and photos.

$900 - firm


Toad Hill’s Last of the Summer Wine – FILLY AMHR pending registration (Foaled: 7/31/2014) Black and white pinto filly. Both her sire and dam were National Top Ten Champions in MultiColor.

Follow LINK to Summer Wine for more details, pedigree and photos.


$700

 
Toad Hill's Avatar– COLT AMHR pending registered (Foaled: 4/29/2014). Black and white Pinto. Will be over 34” at maturity.

Will be weaned sometime in August/September.

Follow LINK To Avatar for more details, pedigree and photos.

$500 OBF

Filly Photos
Filly Description


Toad Hill's Faerie Queene - AMHR registered 2 year old (Foaled: 8/10/2012). Black and white pinto, blue eyes. Measures about 35-36 inches.. A month’s worth of show training as a yearling. Sold open. Show or breed her next year.

 Follow LINK Faerie Queene for more details, pedigree and photos.

$850 with coggins


Toad Hill’s Fiesta Rose - AMHR registered yearling (7/05/2013). Black and white pinto, blue eyes. Will measure about 34=35 inches. A month’s worth of show training this spring.

Follow LINK To Fiesta for more details, pedigree and photos.

$850 with coggins

Toad Hill's Golden Kashi - AMHR registered 3 year old (Foaled: 6/26/2011). Palomino with flaxen mane and tail. Showing dappling as she ages. Definitely NOT champagne. Measures about 35-36 inches. Sold open.


Follow LINK pending for more details, pedigree and photos.


$750 firm with coggins
 


Toad Hill’s Hot Chili Pepper – AMHR registered yearling (5/11/2013). Black and white pinto, black eyes. Will measure about 33 – 34 inches.

Follow LINK to Pepper for more details, pedigree and photos.

$650 firm with coggins




The two photos are correct, Queene and Fiesta are very similar.

Will consider selling Faerie Queene and Fiesta Rose as a pair. They would make nice matched team for driving.

Make an offer


Price is good until the end of October. Each of the about minis are located in central ILLINOS. Have them picked up before the snow flies. You can board any of these about for $50 per month if paid for in full before the end of October.

Photos
Mares Descriptions


Toad Hill's Stormy Weather - AMHR registered 3 year old (Foaled: 4/22/2005). Black and white pinto. National Multi Color Mare over Champion.
Measures about 38 inches. Sold open.

Follow LINK To See her and 21014 filly. Email for more details, pedigree and photos. 

Sold to Debbie's Miniature Carriage Co.  
See Stormy and 7 other Toad Hill minis at Debbie's Site. And if 
you are just south of Chicago attend one of her events where 
she gives carriage rides, weddings, parades and other activities.
SALE PENDING...New home in Pennsylvania.

Toad Hill’s Little Dove AMHR/AMHA registered (Foaled: 05/23/2009). Black and white pinto, blue eyes. Will measure about 32 inches National Champion MultiColor Mare Under

Make an offer


Photos
Gelding Description





Toad Hill's Fancy Grahams - AMHR registered 3 year old (Foaled: 5/14/2011). Perlino Pinto, blue eyes. Measures about 30 inches. Friendly and gentle, could be a good driving minis. Very calm and used to peacocks, dogs and the lawn mower.
Gelding

Follow LINK To Graham  and Second LINK for more details, pedigree and photos.
$500 firm


Photos
Stallion Description


Toad Hill's Ghost Busters - AMHR registered 3 year old (Foaled: 5/17/2012). DNA tested: Homozygous black EE, LWO+ and heterozygous tobian Tt. Pinto, blue eyes. Measures about 33-34 inches. Ghost Busters should make a good stallion and with patient training should make good halter prospect. He was sent for 1 months training but had a stressful month and came back a nervous wreck. He is now calmed down, walks up when called but still is a little shy around strangers..

Follow LINK To Ghost Buster for more details, pedigree and photos.
Make an offer.
All offers will be considered, but until there is a contract there is no sale.
Buyer pays for shipping,
Coggins cost $35 and is included in the cost. Health papers are extra since cost is dependent on where the minis is shipped (for example Canada). 
Naturally coggins is not required for foals under 6 months but I am almost positive health papers are required. If a weanling he held and not picked up until 2015 coggins is an additional cost.
Email: toadhillminis@gmail.com for information and/or to make an offer.

Horses must be picked up by end of October. You cannot tell what the weather will be like this year.



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Last of the Summer Wine

 Update Photos: August 26, 2014
Below Summer Wine is hot and sweaty, but it is 95 degrees outside and she is still having fun running around
 Here Summer Wine and Ne'vi near the tree and Tucker just hanging out.


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Early rising this morning, went out to feed mares and surprise...Stormy Weather was definitely in foal, but no longer. Believe this is a filly and was out with 6 mares and foals, just visiting with the herd. Brought the mare and foal in...snapped some photos, fed and watered mom and left them in for the day so little one could rest and bond with mom. Thinking of calling her: Toad Hill's Last of Summer Wine... last tv program I saw last night and she is the last foal for this summer.


Toad Hill's Last of the Summer Wine is the filly born to Stormy 7/31/2014.  AMHR registered. Mare is Toad Hill's Stormy Weather (AMHR-37") and sire is Lucky Four RebelChase RebelHeir (AMHA/AMHR).




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Building a Chariot Part II–Red Chariot

The photos that follow are of the second chariot built by Robert Enoch. The photos start with building the “cab” and then the undercarriage. Thanks to Robert for providing the photos and permission to post these.
GrayPrimerChariotREARTubNotice the holes in the front of this cab. These will connect the undercarriage to the front of the cab. GrayPrimerChariotTubFront view of same cab. Holes are visible in this photo as well.
LeftFrtTubSame cab painted. RedTubFrt



UnderCarriage
Undercarriage.
WheelForchariot16Spokes
And close up of wheel.  I think I counted 16 spokes…
RedChariot3-4Frt
ASSEMBLED!!!


RedChariotSideView
Looks simple, doesn’t it?  Before trying to build your own, I suggest you build a prototype first and then test it. You need to make sure the system is the correct dimensions, proper clearance below the cab, the wheels are the right diameter and the whole unit is well balanced.

 The rest of the story from Robert:

I used a smooth sided 55 gallon metal drum for the body. I'm not in the position to start building and selling a lot of these right now but may consider it for the future. 


I tried to find a good quality chariot for a mini online to purchase but didn't find any that I was happy with so I just decided that I want one and with my past profession skills to build my own, so here it is. 

As for the cost the most expensive thing on this build for us was the wheels. and I say us because I had support from my Girlfriend Missy to help me fund this project as well and she helped lend a hand upon final assembly. The rest would have been a bit costly to do all at once but we bought as I went through on the build and just got what I needed at the time. I haven't added up the cost of the build and yet I don't want to put a price on what it took it to be here today either at this time...Thanks for your inquiry! 

And I don't mind if you want to repost pictures of it and comment on it. I'm just not at the position at this point to start producing these as of yet..may consider it for the future though..

Building a Chariot Part 1–Blue Chariot

I saw these photos on Facebook, they were posted by Robert Enoch of Ohio. I appreciate that he has given me permission to post these images.
AttachingUnderCarriage1
Let me introduce Robert Enoch. Jack of all trades from what I can see on FB. Genius with Chariots!!
2ndImageAttachingUndercarriage
Two views of the prototype chariot undercarriage.

CloseUpAttachUnderCarriage
Close up of undercarriage. Notice how long the bars holding the axles are. This is because the wheels that will be attached are (guessing) at least 28 inches in diameter.
BlueChariotSideViewThis is the side view of the chariot after assembled. This photo was added here, so the size of the wheel can be compared to the previous photo of the  undercarriage.

BluechariotFrt
Notice that for added strength, there is what I think is rebar going from the supports for the axles to the front of the chariot.
Not only did Robert make the chariot, he also made the double tree and neck yoke. (My best guess is he bought the wheels.)
DoubleTree

Double tree and neck yoke.
ShaftSetUPBars
Assembled double tree and neck yoke.
Additional information from Robert.:
It took me a week in my spare time to hand make the tongue neck yoke and eveners. I cut out the general lengths and shapes with power saws hand saws then I shaved the wood into the final shapes I desired and sanded and applied the desired finish to the wood. Then I built the mast part of the frame for the tongue to attach firmly to the body and drilled it out for future shafts to be exchanged and bolted up.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer Breeze's Filly Foaled 6/26/2014

Sure to remain small
Sire: Toad Hill's Spots and Dots (30")
Dam: Toad Hill's Summer Breeze










Sire: Lucky Four Rebelchase Rebelheir
Dam: Toad Hill's Summer Breeze