She will stay sorrel and white. She belongs to someone who bought the mother from me, one of my stallions is the father. Ruby is her barn name, not sure what he'll name her when we register her. She has a sister in Maryland, a brother in Missouri, a sister in Iowa, two sisters in Wisconson owned by others, and I have one of her sisters. All of them have been really great performance horses, winning lots of shows, and/or riding on the trails.
All are out of the same mare, All but one are out of the same stallion. This is the first time this mare was crossed with the father of this baby. This is only the second time she didn't have a palomino.
She is worth a ton of money, but I didn't get it, lol. Not the way the market was back when I sold her to him. The guy who owns her wants to sell her and the baby, as he wants to buy another horse that I have. We'll see what happens. He's really getting attached to this baby, and he's training her 2 year old sister now. He started riding her on June 2, and he said last night he thought she is the smartest horse he's ever trained. He said he though he could trail ride with her already. She just learns so fast and is so willing to please.
Well, she dosn't do that all alone. I only keep stallions or use stallions who are smart, and athletic. Good brains with poor conformation is useless, as is a good athlete with no brains. This mares mother only placed 2nd. once in halter competition, otherwise she was first and grand or reserve champion every time out. Her Grandmother was a National Champion Western Pleasure mare, Was reserve National Champion halter mare, and produced a 4 time reserve world champion roping horse. She broke 3 national records for winning the most halter points, Western Pleasure points, and color points. She held that halter record for 7 years. She also won the Texas/Oklahoma Paint halter futurity, winning over a mare that was owned by Billy Graham in all three go rounds. Billy paid over a million for that mare. I paid $5000 for her back in 1975 as a yearling. That was more then half of what I made a year teaching back then. Got a loan and paid it off over 3 years. How times have changed.
I love horses and have always wanted one, but hubby says no. My nextdoor neighbor down the road has horses and I can walk through my woods to the fence a visit with them whenever I want. Tom, I think it is awesome that you have so many, and your baby is so cute.
Shannon, I love the picture of your horse. It must have really been hard losing him after having him for so long. He was really beautiful.
Yes Arlyn the barge is waiting for you to shovel it in!!!
P/S: Your box goes in the mail today.
Mary Ann. The last time I got some from Australia, 3 of the 4 bloomed the first year, Two of those that bloomed the first year bloomed the next and succeeding years, one didn't. The one that didn't bloom the first year, bloomed there after quite will. So It's hard to tell. It has lots of increases going, but has to survive transplanting, although, I'll just put the whole thing in the ground dirt and all, I mean soil!