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|Posted by kim haynes on April 17, 2017 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
We recently purchased a beautiful 7 year old mare. Her registered name is Rhapsody in Blue and we call her Harmony. She is a beautiful blue roan with no white on her and seems to be very sweet natured. I have ridden her twice now and she did very well. Can't wait to ride her on the trails at one of our camping trips.
We are also anxiously awaiting the arrival of our 2017 foal that is due May 9, 2017. Our mare Sierra is bagging up now and started to relax in the hindquarters. I would love for her to go a little early but I don't know if she has listened to me or not! lol
Stay tuned for more info as we get closer.
|Posted by kim haynes on March 29, 2017 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
After an easy winter, we are full blast into spring. The flies are already out but I guess we shouldn't complain. Looking forward to May when our only foal due this year will arrive.
We also will begin our camping season at the end of April so that is always an exciting time. Trying to get our camping weekends booked for the year so that is always an exciting thing to do.
Our 2016 filly, Sunny, will be leaving for her new home the end of April. Really going to miss that girl; she is so sweet and always follows me around the pasture. Her new owners are really going to love her.
Still have my sorrell 2016 filly at this time. Very sweet and laid back girl. Someone will soon snatcher her up I'm sure.
|Posted by kim haynes on December 9, 2016 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
Have had a great fall and December. However, this morning we had a light dusting of snow! Definitely not ready for this! Horses are doing well, fat and happy, and I bet they are loving this snow.
Hope everyone has a happy holiday season and New Year!
|Posted by kim haynes on September 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
Didn't realize I haven't posted since May. I am slacking off for sure.
We have had a busy summer, quite a few trail rides and camping which we love. Check out our page under More, then Trail Riding 2014-2016 is the heading. Our two foals are really growing and have been weaned. They are doing well without their moms but still holler at them when they see them. We have one sold and we still have the sorrel filly for sale.
We are still busy fencing our pastures and have now completed another one and opened it up for grazing. We have one more that we have put the posts up but still need to put the electric up. Hope to get that done before winter so it will be ready come spring.
Really looking forward to Fall and hope that the weather cooperates and it hangs around a while.
|Posted by kim haynes on May 13, 2016 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
We have had nothing but rain, just about every day, for two weeks now!! The horses are staying dirty, they can't hardly run and play because if they do they slide everywhere. Really wish we would have a nice break in this rain. I keep telling myself it's good for the grass!!
On a good note, all the foals are doing well and growing like weeds! They have all been put together and seem to enjoy being around each other. Sunny, the oldest girl, tries to boss the others around and will run them off if she doesn't want to be bothered with them. It's quite comical. They have had lots of visitors this year and I really believe this makes them more social as they grow. All 3 girls are very friendly and love to be scratched and will follow you around for attention. Their mothers are very tolerant and are busy eating the grass is at grows!! Fun times.
My 3 year old filly came home from training and I can't wait to ride her. Will be riding her this coming weekend on a short ride at a friends house. She has a shorter trail that is pretty level and goes through the woods around her property. If she does well, we will venture down her gravel road to a small bridge that goes over to the creek. She has no neighbors nearby so the gravel road has no traffic. I will see how she does with this before I venture out anywhere with her. If she is like my last girl I had trained, I will have no problems at all.
|Posted by kim haynes on April 22, 2016 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
All three foals are here and boy what a good looking group we have!! We are beyond blessed this year with 3 healthy, beautiful fillies!! YES, fillies. We cannot believe that all 3 were fillies. We have only had 2 fillies in the past and were quite surprised this year. We had a beautiful silver grulla filly, red chocolate filly and a chocolate filly. They are all good sized and have sweet personalities.
We have already received a deposit on the chocolate filly from a lady that lives in Ona, WV. She will have a beautiful new baby to play with.
Stay tuned for more updates.
|Posted by kim haynes on March 22, 2016 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Seems like this year the mares are really holding on to their babies, or maybe I am just overly anxious. However, my one mare is due March 27 and I could have sworn she has been ready to foal for 2 weeks now. My other mare, Prissy, as it day 322 today and looks ready to foal any minute now. Hubby and I have been taking turns staying at the farm and watching the cam. I hate to not be there if one of them goes into labor, especially the maiden mare. It is tiring though and seems like I have not been home in days!!! Oh well, it is worth it in the end! I think a good name for Sierra's foal will be either Any Day Now or Take A Guess!! Lol
Stay tuned for updates and pictures when they make their big arrivals.
|Posted by kim haynes on February 26, 2016 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
Our first mare due to foal has started with a small bag. This can start anywhere from foaling day to about 1 month out. With her being a maiden it is still hard to tell when she will foal. We will be getting her stall ready to move her into this weekend. Normally I don't put them in the stall this early, but with her being a maiden and all this rain/snow/wind that we have had lately, I would rather see her foal in a nice, dry stall.
I have worked out how I am going to set up the foaling camera so I will be anxious to get that ready and test it out for real. I will absolutely love being able to "skype" her during the day when I am at work. Hopefull I can catch her if I believe she is beginning labor. They love to fool you though so we will just have to see how it goes.
Stay tuned-we are definitely in the home stretch now!!!
|Posted by kim haynes on February 16, 2016 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Well, just had another snowstorm with about 9-11 inches of snow and wintry mix. Cannot wait until Summer gets her. I don't say spring because we are likely to get snow then too. The horses weathered it well and acted like it was just a normal thing.
I have figured out a way to watch the mares while I am at work and at home. Our first mare will probably be stalled beginning first of March so that I can have her where I can keep an eye on her. I am in the process of setting up my laptop at the farm with a hotspot for internet that I purchased from Verizon that will allow me to call the computer and use Skype to see her. I set her up a skype account and set it to "always answer" so that when I call from my ipad to her, it will answer and automatically go to video and I will be able to see her. I have tested it at the house so I feel that I should have no problems when it is time to put it at the farm. I also plan on staying nights there to keep an eye on her; especially when she is really close. I will dial her up periodically during the day for about 15 minutes at a time and when she gets really close I can check hourly on her. I purchased so much time so I cannot leave it on constantly but should be able to check her often without using too much time.
Stay tuned for updates.
|Posted by kim haynes on January 25, 2016 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Well, winter hit us with a vengance. We got over 15 inches, maybe more of snow that accumulated Friday, Jan 22 through Saturday night the 23rd. It was really pretty but we didn't need it all at once. Our farm is about 8 miles from our house and we didn't have any trouble with the main roads, but the back road up to our gate was snow covered and slick. Thankfully, hubby was driving and he got us there safe. We had parked our tractor at the bottom of our hill so he went up and scraped 2-3 times and we did manage on Friday to get our truck up the hill. However, the rest of the weekend our road was too bad to get our truck up there. We used the tractor to transport us each day and thank goodness it was a lifesaver.
The horses were all happy and didn't even act like they were put out at all. They all have shelters but everyone stayed outside and they all were warm and frisky. Everyone had round rolls and plent of water in their heated tanks, so the storm to them was not much of a bother. So blessed that it wasn't any worse.
This week's weather is supposed to be really nice and warmer. Monday was 51 degrees and you can see and hear the snow already melting everywhere. Hopefully we can get back to normal now.