My new horses

Discussion in 'Other Animals For Sale' started by kelebek, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    So as most of you know I have been looking at a couple horses for a while now, and I am excited to say that I have my first two horses coming to the ranch this Saturday. Nickers is a 25 y/o Quarter Horse and Mia is a 4 year old Quarter horse.

    AND

    then I found out that I get a BEAUTIFUL paint named Laverne. Laverne is pregnant, not sure how much longer she has till foaling, but I am going to be receiving her AND her foal as soon as she delivers! I am sooooo excited. Laverne is a rescue from an abuse case and such a sweetheart!

    Enjoy the pics! (none of these pics were taken by me - but at the homes that they are at now and Lavernes were taken 1-2 months ago!)

    Nickers - 25 y/o Quarter Horse

    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... ckers1.jpg
    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... 0Face1.jpg

    Mia - 4 year old Quarter Horse

    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... 0Face1.jpg
    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... h/Mia1.jpg

    Laverne -

    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... 010708.jpg
    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... 107081.jpg
    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... verne1.jpg

    Rowdy - sire to laverne's foal -

    http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii28 ... llion1.jpg
     
  2. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    They are all gorgeous!!! You must be so excited!!! :stars:
     

  3. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Wow- you don't fool around- 3 horses at once. Very hansome group of horses.
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
  5. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    Percheron? Is she trained to pull?
     
  6. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    She was trained to pull and was started under saddle in 04 but has not been worked with since. She is 12 years old and was used as a broodmare. She is supposedly super sweet and learns very quickly
     
  7. enjoytheride

    enjoytheride New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Humboldt Co Ca
    I love percherons- very nice useful horses. Good working horses -they were the most widespred drafts in the good old days.
     
  8. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Hopefully you have a huge pasture to fit all of these horses in so you don't have to feed them tons of hay. Horses are fun, but too many of them IS NOT! But if you guys feel up to the "challenge" then go ahead :stars: That Percheron mare is beautiful. Percherons are just wonderful.
     
  9. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    We have 15 acres that has 2 pens on them, each being about 5 acres. We are planning on seeding and rotating the 2 cattle and the horses from each pen to let them graze. I just received an email from the foster home where Laverne is, and she thinks that she will foal within the next week to 2 weeks and she will call me at the first sign of labor so I can race the 1 1/2 hours down to them and hopefully be there when the foal is born! I am so excited.

    I am not sure if we will get the percheron, but we will see. I know that Laverne and maybe Mia, once ready, should be big enough for hubby to ride, but we will see.

    Anyway, I need to start dinner and start barn chores.

    Talk to you all soon!
     
  10. Muddy Creek Farm

    Muddy Creek Farm New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Keokuk, Iowa
    Oh yeah you have enough space! It is wonderful that you are taking in some rescue horses. Way to go! :greengrin:
     
  11. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    cool beans Allison! They look great. So jealous
     
  12. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    They are very nice looking horses. I have to say that the stud is beautiful.
     
  13. Hailee's Herd

    Hailee's Herd New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Michigan
    wow, they're really nice looking!! I think you'll have a beautiful foal out of them too.
     
  14. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Thank you everyone!!!

    Well it looks like the 2 quarter horses may not be coming up this weekend :(

    Today we got just over a foot of snow where we are and I had a heck of a time getting up my driveway and my hubby is worried that the truch and horse trailer may not make it up either. He is worried that if the trailer gets stuck that they horses would have to walk up the hill and since they have not been worked for so long and what not, he is scared that they might fall if they walk up the hill on the snow and slush. It is a mess up here. So I am sad and pouting - because this screws up my whole plans.

    I was really hoping to get them this weekend, as next weekend I will be gone for almost 4 days (hubby taking care of the ranch) and the following weekend we wanted to go meet my paint (and hopefully the foal). But I am not sure what we are going to do..... I will let you all know!

    Pray for lots of sun or rain (melts the snow) by tommorrow morning so that they can make it up the hill!!!

    Allison