Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here's One Of Them

This is the first filly we had born this year...
She was born back in June, but this is the first (and only) picture I have seen of her. I'm guessing she is about 30 days old in this picture.

Her dam is one of our King/Leo bred mares...
This is a mare I won some halter and showmanship classes with and she was a nice rope and ranch horse as well. A lot of power off of the get go, but lacked any long-distance speed, so I never bothered to try her on the barrel pattern.

I do believe our stallion is taking care of the speed department. That boy can mortally fly. Gunner and Beretta seem to have inherited that. I'm sure Shooter has speed to match, but he seems more inclined to slow lope. (slaps forehead)...The ONE horse I was really hoping to be my next barrel horse and he acts like he wants to do western pleasure. Oiy Vey!

Neither the filly or the mare are mine and I won't have to bring her out here to gentle and halter-break. My oldest brother actually gets to lay claim to this filly and he is pretty excited about her.

From the sounds of it, my filly is almost an identical match.

I can live with that. ;-)

12 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

*sigh* Sweet!!!! Now, when you DO get pix of Shooter, Baby Guns, and New Filly, put a drool warning up! ;)

fernvalley01 said...

Very nice, now WHERE ARE THE PICS OF NEW BABY???Demanding huh?

Crystal said...

How come we never seen her before! And She is pretty nice but I wanna see the new baby too!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

I never had any pics of this filly until just yesterday. I stole this one from my niece's FB page. LOL

I guess I never mentioned her because I never had an pics and...she's not mine. I sure thought I was going to go home before now, but wanted to wait until my mare foaled. That mare of mine about drove my brother crazy these last few months. They knew she was going to foal-could see the baby moving and she was huge. She bagged up 2 months ago and even waxed up. Guess she decided to wait until it cooled off a bit. ;-)

Ya'll have to hold out for a few more weeks to get more pics of everybody. I'm going home sometime after the 1st of October to get Shooter and maybe take a couple of horses back.

My mom does not have a computer and I guess my SIL does not have a cable to upload pics from their camera to the computer. My niece puts 1,000 pics of herself partying on FB, but can't seem to load any of the horses up. Kids! LOL

in2paints said...

That filly is super cute, so if yours looks anything like her, you've hit the jackpot!! :) (Mom's not bad looking either!!)

cdncowgirl said...

Don't count Shooter out yet, you never know what he'll be like under saddle. Applejack is THE laziest thing on four legs. His favourite gait is whoa lmao. For the first while I rode him I really doubted barrel racing him.
In fact the first few patterns I did with him reinforced that doubt. Then I took him out on the track (not a real track just the one in the pasture) and man oh man did he kick it up a gear! He still prefers to walk (shuffle really) or stand around but when I ask him to run he loves that too.

Shirley said...

I like that mare, she sure is built. What's the breeding on your stallion?

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Shirley-The easiest thing to say is our stallion is line-bred Oklahoma Star. There's 17 crosses to Oklahoma Star in his pedigree.

There's a lot more to his pedigree though. It's absolutely packed with 'magic cross' nicks, particularly the Oklahoma Star/Beggar Boy and King/Leo nicks that created famous horses, over and over right into modern breeding programs. However, Pistol's (our stallion) pedigree is very old. His 2nd generation dates to the late 50's and his 5th generation is pretty much all founding QH stock.

Pistol was sold to us by a genetics breeder, who located us years ago and tried to buy our old King-bred stallion from us. We weren't interested in selling the old guy, so when he passed away, the genetics breeder sold us this stallion as the perfect cross onto our King/Leo-bred mares.

So far we are really thrilled with the results, but we'll know if it was really successful in about another 10 years. LOL

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Oh and Cdn-It's a given Shooter will be able to run if he wants to. LOL. After all, he is out of my old mare and a 1/2 brother to Moon. Shooter has the same tremendous length of stride that Moon does. ;-)

Cut-N-Jump said...

Sometimes it is the quiet ones who surprise you. They hide it so well, then open up and knock you flat.

Cute filly.

Paint Girl said...

She is adorable!

oregonsunshine said...

Aww, Baby! She's really stinkin' cute!

I know you were interested in my Molly, but as an 18 yr old maiden mare, I've decided against breeding her.

I can't wait to see pics of your foal!