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The head of the herd
Currently our herd counts 32 head (14 Broodmares, 3 Stallions, 13 young ones, 2 retired horses). 5 separate big pastures close to us make it possible to coordinate the horses. Eros, our oldest stallion lives with his mares over the river (seen in the video above). Before the mares foal, they are brought home to the ranch. Revelstoke lives happily with his herd at the ranch. Our new stallion, Beaumont is at the closest pasture to keep an eye on him, as he is still very young.
The colts are weaned in a separate corral with their friends and maybe one older mare to make the separation as easy as possible. Rich hay is provided. After they are fully weaned, halterbroke and handled, they will go onto the big pasture with all the 2 year olds and up (sale horses). After that the young ones are handled bi-weekly till they will be trained to ride.
In order to be the head of the herd it's very important that:
- The horse has respect of people (especially stallions).
- The horse is friendly and willing.
Each year is different and it's always a pleasure to see the horses grow up.
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watch it (Saturday, 12 August 2017 12:30)
why do I love them so much?
Barbara McDonald (Monday, 05 August 2019 14:59)
Looking for driving gelding or mare. Age not an issue as long as sound. Westwold, BC
Earl Blain (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:04)
Hello Barbara McDonald,
currently, we don't have any driving horses for sale. We have a very nice 2 year old gelding which could be trained to drive.
Andrea (Wednesday, 27 January 2021 17:14)
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Laurie (Monday, 22 March 2021 00:41)
I am looking for either or mare or gelding trained for driving.
Earl Blain (Monday, 22 March 2021 10:44)
Currently, we don't have any horses trained to drive for sale. We have a very nice filly which would be suitable. If you are interested, write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.