Reign on Miss Rein!
Ever once in a while a horse comes along that wraps its self with in your heart. Rein is one of those horses. She will never tower over all the other horses, or become the Alfa of the herd. Rein had a slow start in life a first foal for Durkheim, coming 2 & 1/2 weeks early. Her mom only produced half the milk she required to start her young life. She quickly got use to milk replacer as a supplement, organic probiotic yogurt, (my horses will get what ever they need to help them survive), along with supplements recommended by the fenway foundation. At 4 years old she is a beauty. Like I said she will never be a 17 hand horse, but she surpassed 17 hands in my heart along time ago. There is truth in the old saying, Good Things Come In Small Packages!
I am just soooooo excited to tell you, there is an amazing young stallion that has been approved by the KFPS.
Jacob KCF will now be known as Julius 486. Jacob was sent to California to be, taught, examined, and tested. He passed with flying colors with a unbelievable score. His over all score was 93.
Jacob arrived in California and was presented to the Judges on Dec. 19. They loved him! Jacob then went into training under saddle and driving. During his 70 day testing he was examined 3 times by the judges that are flown in from the Netherlands.
For me this news was extremely exciting. You see we own his mother. We purchased Jacobs mom Wietske van de Anne Hoeve 3 years ago when Jacob was just a yearling. Even as a yearling Jacob showed himself as if he was something special.
Since owning Wietske we have had 2 Tojnes foals and las year we we lucky to have a full sister to Jacob (Julius 486). The horse business doesn’t get much better than that. We are very proud to be able to own such a great mare, and also excited to see Jacob go on to become an approved stallion. It will be so exciting to see the 2016 crop of foals out of Julius 486.
Wietske van de Anne Hoeve with her 2012 foal Molly
The dream has finally come true. The arena has been completed, the footing is installed, the weather is always great……inside!
The horses are loving it.
It’s been a while since my last post. There’s been a lot of water under the bridge so to speak. We had 2 foals born on the farm and we have purchased 2 more exciting colts. Marco was up to his fun filled antics.
A great start, to a great day! A light fog was gently lifted as a beautiful glowing sun began to rise over the fence row. The horses quietly munching on a round bale of hay, as the wild turkey’s break the silence with their mating calls.
Ahhhhhh spring, the time of rebirth.
Good morning my gentle creatures!
Spring is abounding…..I think??
March has certainly been a roller coast this year. The weather has gone from a blizzard and minus -20 C. To a beautiful day expecting to be +6 C. I am looking forward to today!
The horses are shedding, the mares are glowing with their pregnancies. Well realistically, the glow is there, you just need to look under the fuzz, and somedays under an inch or 2 of snow blanketing their backs.
Off to enjoy this beautiful morning. The sun is rising, the horses are feed, and I am starting my second coffee. Ahhhhhh life is great!
Well, here in Ontario winter started far to early and proves to us every day that it plans on staying. Oh winter please think about leaving!
The mares are trying to stay warm eating lots of hay. The colder the temperature the less you see of their faces…. They just eat faster and continuously. Some days the hay feeder could read like a thermometer. The lower the mercury drops… the faster the mares eat a bale of hay.
When we do get a glimmer of grass popping up thru the snow covered fields, their chose is clear. Frozen grass over hay any day!
The problem this winter is that those poor little brown, maybe a little green blades, have consistently been covered by snow, snow, and, more snow and then ice… Did I mention snow? Are you sure this is only the first week of January? I will look forward to a Jan thaw! Here’s hoping!