As a few of you may know, I also raise some very large beautiful sorrel mares.
The Belgians are what got me into the business of showing horses. At around 2000 lbs. the shear size of these girls is enough to make you step back in ah. They have an amazing disposition.
And so, today for what I think is my last time to show Belgians at the Royal, we ended with a bang.
My 3 year old mare (Crimson) won her class and went on to become Senior Champion and then on to be reserve Grand Champion mare, to the 2 year old mare (Elusive) that I also raised and sold in the spring. She was the Grand Champion mare of the 2012 Royal Winter Fair.
But that wasn’t the hole story, another mare that I raised and sold a few years ago, Taboo was reserve Senior Champion to my 3 year old mare.
So I must say! What a great feeling to see three home raised mares, all in the same show ring all vying for the championship.
It has been a great ride.
- 2017 Keuring
- 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!
- A newly approved stallion.
- Fait accompli
- The year in review….