Whichever name we gave him, he lived up to. He has a lot of pep and spirit and after one year I re-sold him back to his breeder. He now has a full time job working in the Rockies.
My next paint was Mekeezun, registered as Cuedeebarhemp. Her story can be found under In Memory Of.
In July 2003 I purchased Docs Pine Bar a sorrel and white tobiano paint. His lineage shows all Q-horses and paints. Solid foundation on both sides. And he looks it. I named him Cloud. He was born April 23, 2000 and is a well turned out lad, great for trail riding and for fun activities. He does anything I ask of him and is a lot of fun in the process. Cloud is pictured below. Cloud is also available for part board and is used for lessons.
In November 2006 I purchased Ruby Racer, a black and white tobiano paint. I renamed him Ouray, which means "Arrow" in a First Nations language. His birth date was May 6 2004. His lineage has mostly tobiano with only two Q-horses going back 4 generations. Ouray is not built in the foundation manner at all. A lot sleeker and he has some great moves.I gave Ouray away Dec 2012.
My two Friesian crosses, Metina and Nitika have a touch of their mother, Mekeezun, but mostly seem to have their father's influence. You can find more out about Nitika under Nitika Friesian Sport Horse SOLD and more about Metina under Metina Friesian Sport Horse SOLD
The rest of the herd includes two Chestnuts who are both "Grumpy Old Men", Boomer and Aztec.
Boomer, registered AQHA as Lovyatildeendatime is an Appendix Q-Horse. He was born in March 30 1989 and is the grandson of Affirmed, the last winner of the Triple Crown. Boomer has a lot of fast moves and a very independent personality. He was ridden by a friend of mine and the two looked like they were meant for each other. Now he is retired from active riding but he still is the herd leader and a "Grumpy old man". He will be 29 this year and still has the get up and go of a 15 year old stallion, even though he is gelded.
Aztec, a boarder, is a former pasture mate of the deceased Equinox. Aztec, a chestnut Q-Horse is about 28 or so and is looking forward to retirement but his owner still rides him and as such he is one of the "Grumpy old men".
Equinox, a T-bred who lived here, died September 9, 2010 at the age of 30. He is missed by all of us.