Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Little Family Pride

A little while back I got an call from mom, asking me if I remembered watching any of the steer wrestling at the NFR?

Well...Not particularly.

Come to find out, I had a "grand-kid" at the NFR and didn't even know it.

My good old mare(Shooter and Moon's momma) only produced one filly out her 4 get and as luck would have it, that filly was the very first foal she produced. As they say, hind-sight is 20/20 and if I had known that I would never get another filly out of that mare, not love or money could have gotten the one she did produce away from me.

But the filly ended up going to a GREAT owner and he has appreciated her from day one. This is Shesa Dandy Command...Paint her dun and lop a couple of inches off of her ears and she is the spitting image of her momma. Dandy is a throwback to her Halter horse ancestry-LOL. And the little bit of a foal you see sticking out behind her?

Well, she grew up to become this...Shesa Fabulous, Dandy's first foal is Blake Knowles dogging horse and she helped get him too the NFR in 2009. She also carried him at the NFR.

It's like looking at a duplicate of this one...


That picture is a little deceiving. Shesa Fabulous is made a lot like her momma and is actually a very pretty bay. But I thought it was pretty cool to find a picture of her where she looks just like her "Uncle" Moon.

It's made me kinda sad over the years that I have never been able to re-purchase Dandy. She is not for sale. Period! But it has been awfully nice to see her given the opportunity to show the world just what her family line has always been capable of.

10 comments:

Fantastyk Voyager said...

THat is awesome! I'm sure you must be quite proud of her. Although you can't own her you can enjoy seeing her perform the way she was bred to. Such a cool picture! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

It's always so nice to hear about your success stories! Although it would have been better if you'd seen her perform! Glad to hear that they're doing well.

fernvalley01 said...

If you are going to sell them, that is ther way to do it, send em out to do you proud! What a great mare!

Sydney said...

That is wonderful. I remember my aunt had a standardbred that was a pumpkin orange bay. Prettiest bay I have ever seen.

Andrea said...

Moon looks very proud!! How cool is that!! It must be a wonderful feeling seeing your breeding program at work!! That is awesome!!

Danielle Michelle said...

That's so cool! I love following the blood lines of my breeding stock.

Mikey said...

That's way awesome! I see the family resemblance!!

Breathe said...

What an exciting life she's leading! I'm glad you know where your baby went...

GoLightly said...

Great name for her, what a dandy mare!

Must make you rightly proud:)

gtyyup said...

That's gotta be really exciting for you!! Just like raising children, you want to see them succeed in life, and that mare sure did!