I have had horses basically all of my life. Being raised on the farm in Saskatchewan….in the 1950s, my dad farmed with horses. At this point he had a couple tractors such as a W4 and a Massey, but we still did most of the farming with time honored horses. I remember horses pulling the binder and me following, struggling to get all those sheaves into stooks!
Then threshing of course, bringing in those sheaves with a team and wagon. It was always a thrill when the men…dad or brothers, would let me ride with them! Haying was done using the old horse-drawn cutter and rake. I loved to hang onto my dads leg after he cleaned out the barn onto the ‘stone boat’ then off to shovel all that manure onto the fields! Another fond winter memory is going with my brothers with a team and hay rack on sled runners, perhaps a mile or so to the hayfield where they would throw mountains of frozen hay onto the wagon.
Of course the ride home was thrilling… atop a fresh mountain of hay….cold, but exhilarating!
The love of horses has been an integral part of our entire lives.
Kids enjoying a ride
Sire of Sienna
Sire Windfall CB – Registered Licensed Hanoverian Verband
2001 USDF 3rd level Horse of the Year, 2002 AHS 4th level Horse of Year, USDF Intermediare 1 Horse of the Year Sired 2014 USDF high score and several Region 6 Champion Yearlings Dams line of Isabae, Lady Weingard, successful jumper Grandsire Fashion King, Granddam Liebelei with jumping score of 10 Sire of choice for many RCMP Musical Ride horses German
Hanoverian Inspection, Sept 4, 2018….both mare and filly were approved into the Hanoverian Verband with great comments from German Inspector Maren Schendler.
Sold to a wonderful home in Quebec who plan to continue training for dressage and jumping.
Lemura Z – Registered Holsteinter Verband Registered Hanoverian Verband
Her pedigree reads like a ‘who’s who’ list of German, World and Olympian Champions Sire Louis Z, double Ramira Z, Atlantis Z, Athelis Z, Lord, Ladykiller, Cottage Son, Alme Top and Bottom line Pedigree has both HORSE OF THE CENTURY and MARE OF THE CENTURY in Europe. Lemira has amazing gaits, and impeccable form over fences.
So proud of Homebred Illwinifican! Winning Robert Murphy 2 yr old $100,000 Breeders Stake!!
Illwinifican goes on to win many many more stakes and races, currently in his 7th year racing, accruing well into the several hundreds of thousands of dollars!