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I am very pleased
to welcome a new Christmas pony to FFC: Dreamcatcher's
Fyrestorme. She is a 5 yr old Connemara by *Gun
Smoke, out of Big Bear's MacCushula. So far, she has proven
to be a very sensible, quiet mare and has integrated easily into
the herd. I haven't had time to work her undersaddle yet, but
am looking forward to the opportunity over the Christmas holidays.
Hopefully we'll get some dry, and not too cold, weather.
A couple weeks
ago I has the pleasure of visiting my good friend, Donna Duckworth,
at Balmullo Farm in FL. As I
always hope, we took in a lovely ride in the Temple of the Universe.
I rode Donna's 3 yr old Connemara, Balmullo's Isabelle (below),
who was such a fun ride! Donna rode, Roary,
the Balmullo Farm Statesman. (Dec 09)
I also had the
pleasure of visiting Jane Burns, and riding her "Foothill"s
pony, Gus (below).
Lisa and I took
in some nice rides over Thanksgiving; her on Ruby
and me on Foothills Hopefilly.
Top photo - Chickamauga Battlefield; bottom photos - FFC in Athens,
Ruby has now
gone to be with Lisa at Blue Ridge Dream Farm in Montvale, VA.
Ruby and Lisa are like peas in a pod; they are perfect for each
to Pat Cunningham on her purchase of Foothills
Bobby Socks. He arrived at Pat's farm around 11/9/09. Pat
had this to say about his arrival:
I just wanted to let you know that Bobby is doing fine and I like
him a lot. I'm definitely glad I bought him. His temperament is
everything I was hoping for - very sweet, calm, and cooperative.
I've been trying to spend a lot of time with him this week, having
little lessons so I can see what he knows already and we can get
to know each other. It was good he came when he did because we've
had a week of good weather and next week I'm having arthroscopy
on my knee so I'll be in the slow lane for a bit. He is a very
good learner just like you said. I'm keeping everything soft and
low key so he will learn to trust me and I've been very impressed
at how light and responsive he is. He's going to be lovely to
ride. I was also impressed at how good he was with his feet when
I trimmed them. Anyway, he's starting to follow me around and
lip at my coat, so I think he's warming up to me! Mike has been
playing with him, so that's working out well too. He has a lot
of growing up to do, but I don't have any doubt that he's going
to be worth waiting for. Thanks again. Pat
Elaine M. and
Bea did a nice
job yesterday despite soggy footing & rain. I was really pleased
with our dressage warm-up but when I took her by herself up the
hill to the dressage arena and she went down the center line facing
the judges box, flowers etc, she 'lost it' a bit and it was difficult
to communicate with her for some of the test. Despite that, she
got a score of 37.9 and we took third in our division. It was
just elementary level, so expectations were not too high. When
we started XC, Bea was not so sure what was happening but she
didn't stop or cause me problems and by the end she was clearly
enjoying herself. I took much of the course at a trot until the
last few jumps just to keep it low key and because of the wet
conditions. I think she is the sort of horse that could get so
wound up as to stop enjoying her work, so pushing her too much
probably is a really bad idea. I think she,
overall, has a good time as she stays keen and has a good work
ethic. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and she surpassed my expectations.
Eventing will slow down here now and I'll look for some small
local indoor dressage shows for her until eventing starts up again
late in March. We're still working on stifle strengthening. I
have moved Bea about a mile from home to a friend's barn where
we can use the footed arena for the winter. That will be a big
help. My friend, Colleen, has two Connemara cross mares and the
three 'girls' go out together very well. I'm still taking care
of her much of the time as Colleen and I share the chores. So...you
can be proud of Bea --- I am! cheers, Elaine (Nov 09)
P.S. I've attached a photo from at the event....don't have any
'action' photos....so, you can see that Bea is looking good albeit
shaggy. This is before we competed....we were not so clean when
has a new driving pony! Meet Onslow (pictured below). Nope, he's
not a Connemara. He's a Fjord. (Nov 09)
first morning at King's Point. You guessed it! Those aren't Connemara's
Yes, we are
the proud owners of Beacon's Kaleigh,
a sweet pony that we bought this past spring for my daughter.
Kaleigh is a true delight and I'm finding I'm falling in love
with her more and more each day. Kelly, my daughter who is 9,
absolutely loves Kaleigh. These days they spend a lot of time
together under the persimmon tree just hanging out together while
Kelly knocks down persimmons for Kaleigh. What a pair! Kelly is
not showing Kaleigh yet but probably will in about a year or so.
I'm not pushing. Thank you so much for contacting us. This is
such a wonderful breed. A breed that I'm definitely sticking with!
Cindy (Oct 09)
Just wanted to
give you an update on Daddy's Money
AKA Precious (by Balmullo's Beacon)
She is doing so well! She impresses me every time she is worked...
She is doing awesome! We started her over fences about three weeks
ago and she loves it! Last weekend we took her to TTC's Schooling
Hunter show, I was amazed at her wonderful mind and sweet willing
attitude. She neighed once when she came off the trailer then
stood for hours, just happily eating her hay! I entered her in
2 classes, beginning hunter 18" and schooling hunter 2'.
She placed 5th in 18" and 1st in 2' and the classes were
full with 10-15 riders each.
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Give Bubba a kiss and tell him that he should be proud of his
Talk to you later,
a couple from the hunter pace on Sunday. Faith was great and Clare
and I had a really nice ride. We were our own team and were a
little slow but had fun. This has been the first summer that Clare
has been old enough for us to do a lot of riding together and
it's really been fun for me. Clare and Faith might go out with
the hunt club on their pony club guest day in a couple of weeks
(in the second field - the slow group!).
Clare Cunningham on Foothills
Faithfilly (by Balmullo's Beacon)
Clare with her
mom, Pat, on left
Marion on Conor, (TB cross, by *Gun
Smoke) with the Woodford hounds 10/13/09
Carole and I
went to the National Drive again this year, at the KY Horse Park.
After settling the horses in on Thursday and setting up camp,
we went back to the barn to hitch and tack up for a short ride/drive,
while there was a little break in the weather. It turned out to
be a lot longer than we planned, when one of the mini's bucked,
bolted and dumped her driver, getting caught in the trees and
breaking the cart. Thanks goodness for Carole's 'spares box'!
Friday was a
wash; rained practically all day. We took that opportunity to
find a tack repair shop for all the broken halters I brought along,
and of course we did some shopping.
rains had stopped, but it was still cloudy and very cold. Carole
did the driving parade and I took TeaGo
for a nice long hack around the park and cross-country course;
he is so good about all the different driving rigs, mules, drafts,
minis and teams. Later that day, Carole and I went out on cross-country
with Cooper and Carole let me drive. I took super Cooper through
the water, in which he almost had to swim. It was quite deep from
all the rains the previous couple days. I had to put my feet on
the top rail of the cart to keep them from getting soaked. I also
got to drive my first cones course (though slowly, as the arena
was a bit busy) and it was tremendous fun. Later on we went for
a drive with Sue Curtis and her pair of Clydesdale-Dales geldings.
Sue let us each have a turn at driving. After all my fun with
Cooper and Sue's pair, my interest in driving is growing.
Sunday was the
Mimosa drive, which was delightful! The weather was perfect, the
scenery lovely and the horses wonderful. Regretfully, we had to
pack up and head back home for work on Monday.
Palm Beach Gardens,
FL: Janet Hibel has written to say that Balmullos
Cassiopeia (Balmullos Beacon X Blue Hills Morning
Star) qualified for the USDF Region 3 Championships at the Wellington
Classic Fall Challenge Dressage with a 64% in Training Level Test
4. She also got marks of 65% and 62% in Training Level Test 3
and her second-day Training Level Test 4 respectively. They also
were part of the winning team for the Team Championship. Janet
says,Got lots of training ahead to compete in the Regionals!!ACPS
Weekly Pony News 9/27/09
Foothills Foggy Morning passed inspection at the West
Coast Connemara Show! She also brought home a pile of ribbons
in hunters, trail, line and
dressage. She placed 3rd and 4th in the Open USEF, USDF dressage
with 65 and 66 scores. She has brought home several red and blue
ribbons in local
jumper and dressage shows. She has a "you ask, I deliver"
attitude. Darion (9/09)
and Keogh (by *Gun Smoke) showed at
Windrush Farms in Lenoir City, TN, in July. They received a dressage
score of 65% for a 2nd
place and a 63% for
Then they got
and a 5th and the second
Windrush show. I think we're done for the fall but we'll definitely
pick it back up in the spring. He is doing so well.
I sold Lazer
Lavender last year & when the new owner decided to sell
her this spring I bought her back!
We're eventing now, and she is already jumping training level.
She's been to 3 shows and has been all clear at all of them.
Here's a video from this last weekend of her schooling XC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYldYAXJWP0
There were cows on the XC course! and she schooled a prelim water
option, a full coffin, and weldons walls with no problems. She
is a super talented very forward thinking pony!
Lavender is turning into a super star eventer like her sire!!
I'm very glad you've decided to offer frozen semen for him, I'd
love to breed her mother to him again!! (Laura S 9/09)
*Gun Smoke) placed
first in a hunter-jumper
show in July. He is an exceptional half-bred who has a promising
career who is proving his ability in competitions.
and Bally Britta (photo below) completely
dominated the tadpole division at Jumping Branch CT on August
22 winning 1st
place and scoring a
25 on dressage and a clean round.
Bruiser surprised everybody by becoming a (potential)
father at just 14 months old! Balmullo's Miss Emma (Aladdin X
Oak Hills Miss Independence), retired from breeding after she
developed COPD, had been living with the babies since they were,
well, babies, and I didn't worry about her as every time Bruiser
approached her she would kick him. But when summer came and I
never saw her in heat I had her checked and low and behold, she
is to be a mother again. So she is having a bit of a difficult
summer but, hopefully, she will be 100% by the Spring when baby
Bru is due. The summer in Florida can be very hard on the ponies.
Bruiser is, luckily, (or he would have been a gelding long ago)
a big-boned, big moving, beautiful bay boy and will make a wonderful
breeding stallion. (Donna D 9/09)
Balmullo's Dixie Chick (*Gun Smoke X
Elphin Chickadee) started her training with Luke McLaughlin and
was a star. At just over two years old she walks, trots and canters
with never a foot wrong. (Donna D 9/09)
From the ACPS
Region IV Newsletter (9/09)
I thought you
might like to see some recent photos of Faith (Foothills Faithfilly, by Balmullo's Beacon). These are
from regional pony club D camp last week, where Clare got her
D2 rating. Clare and Faith are learning how to jump - although
it is mostly Clare who is learning. I'm pretty sure Faith was
born knowing how to jump. She is a great pony for Clare to learn
with - sensitive enough that she can really learn how to use the
aids but very kind and patient. All of the kids at our pony club
love to pet her because she's so sweet. We had regional camp for
3 days last week and then our local club camp that just finished,
so Faith is ready for a week off! My proudest moment was on the
first day of local camp during the grid lesson. Of course the
grid starts out easy and gets harder... it ended up with a 2'
oxer at the end of 3 elements, which was bigger than either one
of them had ever jumped before, but the instructor didn't know
that. I was cringing and bracing for the worst but Faith popped
through it like she had done it a hundred times. She got 2 carrots
I read about the Region 4 show. I'm glad you are having fun with
Bubba and getting out with him. There is going to be a Midwest
Breeders show at the end of August about 2 hours south of here.
We're going to go and take Faith (Clare insists) and Mike Mulligan
who is 2 now and rapidly filling out. He looks like he'll be 14.1
and a perfect type for hunters. Really lovely conformation and
movement and very athletic. I'll try to get some photos at the
show. Pat (August 09)
Palm Beach Gardens,
FL: Janet Hibel reports that Balmullo's
Beacon X Blue Hills Morning Star [by Blue Hills Boy])
went to her first USDF rated show this weekend in Tampa, Florida.
Janet says, Her scores were 66% in Training Level Test 3
for first place, and 69.6% in Training Level Test
4 for a second place, with her first Qualifying Score
for the USDF Regional Championships. I received my first "9"
in a rated show! Janet says she just needs one more qualifying
score to make it to Regionals. She noted some of the comments
from the judges such as "lovely horse" and "this
horse is worth millions." Janet added that conditions for
the show were rain, thunder and lightning but Cassie
kept her cool. (8/09)
Smokey Bay) is doing
incredibly well, I started her in July and we are happily trotting
all over the place! She has been a dream to start, in fact I didn't
get on her for a couple of weeks and just threw the saddle on
one nite and picked up where we left off, no big deal for her:)
I'm hoping to take her to a little local show in Sept for a walk/trot
class. I took her to this same show in June for an in hand class
(which she placed 3rd in) just to get her off the farm and used
to being tied up to trailer for day in strange place. She handled
everything well, I'm so pleased with her! I've attached a pic
of us in the ring the other nite, camera (or Andy) was focusing
very well but you can get an idea of what she looks like now.
I personally think she's just beautiful but then I'm a little
biased:) I can really see Gunsmoke in her.
I'm going to go ahead and breed Sophy next year, if I can bear
to not have her to ride. I'm hoping to start trail riding her
this fall, there is a county trail group I want to get involved
in. I have a friend with a small teaching program in SC that I'm
toying with the idea of sending Sophy to her to use in the summer
and get some show miles on her. (Beury S 9/09)
an update so you know that MayBee is doing fine. She got new front
shoes last Thursday and seems fine with them. The farrier is fabulous---did
5 years of training in the UK and is certified. Has worked at
Rood & Riddle in Kentucky and now is here because his wife
is a vet at the hospital. Lucky to get him. He has Bea very balanced.
She is wearing bell boots for 2 weeks just as a precaution. We
went on a 2 hour trail ride on sunday and went through lots of
water including a wide rocky river. She was suspicious at times
--- lots of other riders & so forth, but went when I asked.
Had a really good time. Our second
jumping lesson is next Monday--very fun. Her new jumping saddle
fits her beautifully. No worries about Bea, she seems content.
(and she loads into the trailer like a charm now!) Hope all is
well with you and your family, best regards, Elaine (May 09)
I thought I'd
send you a Keogh update. I can't believe he just
turned 5 last month and boy has he grown. I have no idea how he
got so tall but he's close to 15.2 and he is finally beginning
to fill out a little. He doesn't look like a baby any longer.
He is coming along nicely with his training. I have been taking
lessons from Christy Hart at the Hiwassee College Equestrian Center
and with her help Keogh is moving forward on the bit, he leg yields
wonderfully, and we have even done some shoulder fore. Last night
he was doing simple lead changes. His canter is wonderful! He
also has a wonderful attitude even though sometimes hes a little
too smart for his own good!
I have attached some photos of us at the Crossroads Spring Dressage
Show at Penrose. We got a fourth and a fifth despite the rainy
weather! Tollie (May 09)
and I and
Mark went to the MTCC Traditional Day of Driving show today.
Brought home 2nd best
in cones, first in the Open division and grand
champion overall. I
am overwhelmed, thoguht we had a marginal performance day. Beat
all the horses and pomies, we were the only VSE in the field.
Stayed clear for most of the day, raining now on the way home.
See ya soon, Carole (May 09)
Hi Vanessa, I've
actually had such fun at the two USDF shows I attended that I
am going to the USDF in Aiken in lieu of the Connemara show in
Thompson. I had been planning to send you a message about that.
I hate to miss the pony show, but want to take the opportunity
to go to one more USDF show while I can. Since Aiken is the weekend
prior to Thompson, I know I won't be up for travel two weekends
in a row. My goal at our first USDF show was 60% at Training 4.
We earned a 60.8 and a 60.4. Last weekend in Tryon I set our goal
at 62%. We earned a 62.000 at Training 4, but even better, a 60.8
at First 2. Then on Sunday we bombed out with a 51%. Dundee is
not normally stalled and by Sunday he is just "over"
it all. But the fact that he loads in the trailer, stays in the
ring with me on him and listens to me is a huge behavior improvement.
The natural horsemanship is working wonders!
Here's a link
to photos from our Latta show: http://www.wncphoto.com/026.latta0409/
Put your cursor over the photo when you open it up and the "proof"
label will disappear.
I hate I won't
see you at Thompson, but you'll be proud to know that your grandbaby
has qualified for his ACPS bronze medal. If things keep going
our way this year (knock wood) he'll have qualified for silver
by year's end, if not sooner. Kathy (April 09)
I took Juniper to a clinic with a lady I really
trust named Diana Rich. She is an ICP level 3 instructor and has
taught pony club for us before. Anyway, we decided that some of
the maximum open oxers are a bit too much for the ponys
ability and since the training 3 day is a championship course,
it may not be fun. So, Ive revised my plan and am probably
going to either give her the summer off or find a good lease for
her, where she can learn something new.
on with Conor and am planning some shows for
him. He did the clinic as well and was very good at the BN level.
He was a bit strong x-c so made some changes in the bridle and
am working on keeping him up. He is the first horse I have ridden
where the instructor says he is already connected and doesnt
need to be round. He is getting braver as he matures but is no
bubba baby in that sense. I took him to a hunter show Saturday
and he won every class
I entered him in. They
really like his movement and the classes were 20+ horses and ponies.
I was surprised but it is good to know. We just did poles and
crossrails to give him the exposure without him having to worry
about keeping his balance.
We have a new
filly named Lily born on Easter. She is a flashy dun with 3 white
legs and a funny blaze. Celeste is 2 years old and cant
wait to get in the pasture with that new little playmate. Hattie
wants nothing to do with that just yet. She doesnt mind
Conor but doesnt like the mares around her baby yet. I have
only heard that Bailey arrived safe and sound. I need to contact
them and see if they are breeding her this year. Sundance has a new owner named Cheryl McCain.
She has done two BN shows with him and he has been a saint. I
received a gold medal in eventing for him from ACPS today. I miss
having him around. I gave her a membership to ACPS for a year.
Hopefully she will rejoin after the year is up. I also gave her
your name and website. Ill send her contact information
to you if you want it. I dont have it right here now but
have a paper file. I expect he will be with her for life but you
never know how things will turn out. Wish I could do the Wofford
clinic but I think Laura graduates that weekend. She was out so
much for snow this year, graduation has been delayed.
Hope you are
able to ride more this year. Even if it is at home and around
the farm, it sure is fun on these nice ponies. (April 09)
Hi Vanessa, We
will be up-dating our website soon. I don't have good computer
equipment to send photos so hang on. We are taking FM (Foothills Foggy
Morning) to inspections
at Twin Rivers, the West Coast Connemara Show. She will also be
competing in dressage, hunter, trail and on the line. She is a
mare and she won't let us down. She has never taken a lame step.
We may also be taking her filly Rosewood Doon Buggy for inspection
and on the
line 2 year olds.
Vanessa, I can't
thank you enough for selling me FM (we call her Emmy) . She is
kind, quiet, smart and trainable. She was a terrific mom and even
her friends filly nurse from her. That was something I had never
seen before. Her filly, now 2 years old is just as smart and quiet.
Emmy was my first
purebred Connemara and I hope to breed more like her. Darian (April
An update on
the start of the adventure with Juniper and Mom we did Spring Bay HT, Novice this
past weekend. Thank goodness we had good weather and not this
mess we are having now. Hattie is over-due and the moon is full
so we are hopeful this will be the night for the new foal. Anyway,
back to the story, we had a fair dressage test, nothing special
but a steady test to put us in 6th out of 15. It is hard to get
her excited about the dressage (me too). Next was stadium and
we had one of those hurry up and wait situations so we ended up
dozing under a pine tree just before going in. Fortunately, the
person in front of us had a rail so we got to trot around a few
seconds to wake up and get started. She was perfect and I have
a really cute picture of us jumping a pink jump that Ill
have to scan to send you. Moved up to 5th, then next morning went
x-c and had the best ride, 50 seconds under time without any encouraging
and more than a little holding. She was so bad in warm up and
it made me laugh to think of Laura and the other kids she has
bucked off in warm up from just being so enthusiastic. I just
did a cross rail and she let me know with a scoot and boot that
she remembered the job even if it had been 3 years since her last
time out. So instead of fighting her, we just finished our gallops
and went and stood near the start box until our time to go. She
stood calmly in the box and when I clucked for her to go, she
tucked her hindquarters under her and off we went full speed ahead.
We ended the day joining a picnic where she was robbing watermelon
out of someones cooler and getting more than her share of
carrots from little kids who are drawn to her because of her small
size. I was happy she remembered all about the eventing job and
even though it is not as much fun as fox-hunting, she did seem
to enjoy it for the most part. Hoping you will join us with Bubba
again soon. Safe travels, Marion (April 09)
A very nice lady flew out from Ft.Worth to take a look at Blue Jay (by *Gun Smoke) and
he is now sold pending a vet exam. I think this will be an excellent
home for him. He is such a sweet and good boy. Warm regards, Sue
Rosewood Farm, Windsor, CA sent Foothill's
Foggy Morning (*Gunsmoke X Balmullo's Rhiannon by Concord
Rivers Roaring Water Bay) to her first show at Santa Rosa Equestrian
Center on April 6th. Megan Lepper rode F M to a blue ribbon in her green jumper class. This was F M's first time off the farm since arriving
from Foothill's Farm in Tennessee. She had been busy raising her
filly Rosewood Doon Buggy by MGRM Brigadoon but is now a working
One of Bubba's offspring was competing at the Camden Hunter Trials.
BallyBritta (1/2 TB) 7 year old black
mare - very pretty. She's owned by Mary Hughes and leased by a
13 yo girl (Alice Verbrick) who will probably buy her. They may
come to our Region IV show! She got a ribbon in 3 of her 4 classes
- 3rd in Jr Hunter, 4th
in Open Hunter (2'3") and a 2nd in Pairs.
Kate (Mar 09)
Just wanted to share these
pictures with you all. Aubrie rode Chick for the first time
today...Chick is due to foal the end of April. She has not been
exercising herself enough so we decided to resume riding her to
keep her from getting even heavier than she is right now. I rode
Chick every day for the last week and she has been so good, so
I put Aubrie on her and Chick seemed to enjoy carrying a "light
weight" around the arena. Sue Holland (March 09)
of the Hounds (3/09) Update on
Foothills Juniper (Balmullo's
Beacon x Blue Hills Morning
Star) and Arbor Lane's Conor (*Gun Smoke x Hattie Beleau(TB)) Highlight
this winter was taking Laura for his first hunt first flight with
the Woodford Hounds. It was a cold but lovely day for the
blessing and we had a lively hunt with beautiful scenery at Shaker
Village in KY. Juniper took good care of the kid even though
she is hardly a kid anymore as she is off to college in the fall.
Though you might enjoy these fotos. Marion
Fiona's eventing pics (3/09)
Becky, my trainer, thinks the
last couple of pics from cross country are hilarious! She
said the look on my face is that of a kid in a candy store with
the huge beaming smile! I just couldn't help it! It
looks like Fiona (Black Dog's Fiona
by *Gun Smoke) is having a good time,
You can view the album at the following address:
http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/viewalbum.aspx?a=552679 Carol Green
A great year for
Dana and Bucky (3/09)
to Dana Norquist of Germantown, MD and Foothills Waterman (Concord River Roaringwater Bay x Misty Meadows
Miss Bonnie ). Dana
says, We really had a great year! Our year-end tally included:
Fifth, USEA Master Amateur Rider; fourth, Novice Rider USEA Area
II; Reserve Champion
MCTA Novice Horse of the Year;
and MCTA Champion Novice
Senior Rider of the Year
. I couldn't be happier with my Connemara partner. We are getting
ready for this year.
Keogh does it again(2/09)
on Keogh by *Gun Smoke) went to the
show on the 25th and again showed Intro. We got a 1st and 2nd place! I was so excited.
He was just about perfect that day. He got off the trailer
like he'd been showing all his life. I warmed him up in
the indoor which he'd never done and he was great and then he
was very professional in the show arena and went straight to work.
I was so proud. Tollie Banker
Note from Pennsylvania (2/09)
Just to let you know, my *Gun Smoke filly (Kynynmont
Kerrianna), who is now 3-1/2, is turning out to be fabulous.
I had her started by my (gentle) cowboy, and have started
riding her myself recently. She is lovely. Nice disposition,
very solidly put together, and fabulous movement. I am really
excited about her. Pam
Note from South Carolina (2/09)
Thanks for keeping up with me
and Britta (by Balmullo's
Beacon ). She is being leased by a rather talented kid that
rides with me and really doing well going to combined tests and
schooling horse trials. If I were wealthy Ii'd keep her as my
exclusive hunt pony because she locked in and is the most instinctive
hunter I've ever ridden. I guess like the fetch in a labrador
its bred in there what fun... Piedmont Palmettto
(by Balmullo's Beacon) is very special also. He's 16 hands
and balanced. Has only bopped around the farm with other
horses at this point but really likes that. Mary Hughs (Feb 09)
Note from West Virginia
Smokey Bay) continues to be such a light in my life, I just
love her. I'll get some recent pics of her to you soon.
Megan Buchanan thinks she is very typey and a wonderful *Gun
Smoke daughter! ...I think she is probably going to
be quiet enough for Maisie to show in a year or two, at least
that's my plan. I need to measure her but she's definitely
pony height, in fact I'd be surprised if she measures over 14H.
foundation for Billy(1/09)
Billy Elliott (by *Gun Smoke) and Susan Hearn were
first in Beginner Novice At
the Full Moon Farm Starter Horse Trial in Finksburg, MD in November.
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