02 Nov
Spring colts hanging out

Spring colts hanging out

We had two planned colts born last spring. My mare Peanut and Eamon’s mare Dirte each had colts. We think they will turn out to be roans, like their dad, Eamon’s stud, Huey. We also had two “catch colts’, born to our saddle mares who were bred by wild horse studs while at sheep camp last winter. (By the way, we are not happy about this turn of events–sometimes those studs injure our horses, and we prefer our registered stud!). We had about given up on, Plata, Pat’s mare, who had spent a lot of time with Huey. Finally a couple of weeks ago, she presented us with a beautiful little sorrel. She is also the mother of Dirte. All of these were pasture bred and pasture born.

Meghan, Sami and Lulu

Meghan and Sami with Lulu, one of the catch colts. Lulu spent the summer following her mother, Daisy, as she helped herd sheep.

Spring colts hanging out

Plata and her fall colt


Posted by on November 2, 2013 in Animals, Family, Horses


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3 responses to “Colts!

  1. muriel

    November 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    How about the catch colts though? I completely understand that you would rather not breed with a feral horse, neither would I! But do the progeny have decent conformation? Would they make decent ranch horses? Will you keep them or sell them?
    Heck even in the entertaining “Flicka” books the stallions were registered thoroughbreds who ran away. (Fiction for ya!)

  2. Ladder Ranch

    November 4, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    We keep them. They are like other horses. Some make good working horses and some don’t. We’ll train them and see how they turn out, –the same as the colts from the registered stallion. They have good moms, and are gentle, so I expect they’ll do fine.

  3. muriel

    November 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Good conformation doesn’t make a good work horse if they don’t also have the aptitude, and a unlikely looker may be an enthusiastic and treasured worker. An all rounder with a good personality is a great horse. Especially when it’s an easy keeper. 🙂
    Love all your posts, keep up the good work,


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