Thursday, August 27, 2009

Toad Hill's Rust Spot - Summer Camp

Rusty spent the his summer at camp with his buddy Picasso. They both learned a lot about living away from home. For Rusty his time at summer camp was an opportunity to increase his skill set to include driving and halter training.

The photo above is a picture of Rusty pulling a wagon with five youngsters in it, the youngest is just a year old. This was the first time Rusty had pulled this particular wagon. It was very noisy (creaked a lot) and a lot heavier than one he had pulled before, but it was no problem.

Rusty is a muscular stallion. We had talked to the dad of the kids, who told us that in Indiana they have horse pulls, and some people bring miniatures that pull a skid that is sized for minis. I sure hope I can see that sometime. We both agreed Rusty would probably be a winner in that sport. If I ever get to see a mini horse pull, I will certainly include it on this blog!!

Rusty is about 31 inches and was not trained for riding because I think he is just too small, although you can see he is well built.

Rusty is now a four year old stallion. This year (2009) he was the sire of four foals. We are very pleased with his offspring but since we have four stallions Rusty is one of the stallions we have decided to sell.

He has produced overo and tobiano pinto patterns.

See his foals:
Overo colt (not named yet)
Tobiano buckskin filly (not named yet)
Tobiano buckskin filly (not named yet)
Tobiano black filly (not named yet)

Lincoln Award and Baldrige Award - 2 colts, keeping for driving team
Run for the Roses - tobiano palomino filly

2007 sired: Blue Water - overo filly -
This post shows a photo of Blue Water with her dam, Excaliber's Typhoon Queen.

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