Monday, November 21, 2011

More Protection Against Rain

 At 7:20 am I decided it was time to get up and feed the horses. I had taken the day off because the carports were to be coming and I was supposed to also get another automatic waterer installed.
Just as I walked out the door, a workman  came up and asked was this the place for the carports. Yep. And to work they went. Within minutes the frames were being assembled.
 The crew of three knew exactly what to do and within 45 minutes were done with the first one and off to assemble the second one.
 This one will ultimately contain another mini feed bunk.
The second one was completed in even less time since the trees did not interfere with construction.
Once the carport was erected and the fence panels in place, I was able to let the little kids in to check it out.
It looks like they approve, so much so the little horses were all ready to have lunch.
I am sure that the minis will appreciate not having to eat in the rain anymore.

Have to admit the three construction guys were fast and efficient. Considering how quickly things went up, how happy I am with the results I am already thinking about buying another one in the spring, but perhaps bigger.
This is not a commercial, not am I getting anything for saying that I was happy with Carolina Carports, Inc. and would recommend them to my friends.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just What I Need, Another Stallion

So one day I was online and noticed that Sally Stephens of Mini Bucks in Cambridge, Illinois was selling out. In addition I was going through an Overo Phase.
What do you mean Overo Phase?
I decided I would like to bred a perfect Frame Overo. I had already purchased Foxfire's Picture Perfect, but here in practically my backyard was another opportunity to get a frame overo stallion.
So this post is to introduce Mini Bucks Avalanche.
AMHA, AMHR registered, foaled 5/6/2009 this two year old stallion has already been bred to two Toad Hill mares for 2012 foals.
Avalanche is 33" tall and his pedigree is shown below the next photo. Avalanche's sire, Colorworlds Neon Knight is also the sire of one of my other stallions, Toad Hill's Rust Spot.
You should see how nicely Avalanche has matured, he trots around here with his head held high and that beautiful archy neck. I am really very happy with him.

Oh, did I mention also that I bought a frame overo filly also from Sally, shes in the next post.
Winter Knight MMR 32.5" AMHA
SIRE: Colorworlds Neon Knight 33" AMHA/AMHR Red Roan Overo
Sunkit Golden Girl 30" AMHA
Mini Bucks Avalanche
Oh Cisco 33.5" AMHA/AMHR Black Overo
Circle S Cisco's Kid 32" AMHR/AMHA Sorrel Overo
Jumpin Miss No Flash 35.75" Bay
DAM: Mini Bucks Midnight Sky 34" AMHA/AMHR Black
S Bar P's Missy Mistry of Marion 33" AMHA/AMHR
Sire: Colorworlds Neon Knight 33" sired by Winter Knight MMR out of Sunkist Golden Girl.
Dam: Mini Bucks Midnight Sky, 34" sired by Circle S Cisco's Kid, 32" (Sired by Oh Cisco, 33.5" out of Jumpin Miss No Flash, 35.75") out of S Bar P's Missy Misty of Marion, 33".

UPDATE May, 2012
Avalanche is a daddy...he was bred to two mares in 2011, both had foals on the same day.

Sorry but this first photo was in the barn and the filly moved.

Toad Hill's Toni Terrific had a filly.

Toad Hill's Kiss Me Kate had a colt sires by Avalance shown below.