This page is devoted to the little horses with their winter woolies and after they shed out in the spring or when they were trimmed up and ready to win their classes at the shows, or in our hearts.Some of them are past loves of my life.
This is Lil Butt Mighty Fine as a fuzzy coated yearling.
This is Mighty Fine winning his first class. Owned by Melissa Boone of Sawyer, Michigan. He is all cleaned up and feeling good after winning his class at his first show . Shown by a little friend of Melissa's. He was also shown at the Berrien County Fair.Mighty Fine's dam is Rainbow Rise Buddy's Song Bird and his sire is Lil Butt Jokers Wild.
This is Michaela's colt straight out of a field of colt's that needed a new home. He knew nothing about people, but in two days was halter broke and had his feet trimmed.
Here is Bobbie Joe and Michaela at a local open horse show.
This is my first registered horse. C & H Dixie Chub..she was from Oklahoma and was a roping horse. I showed her in pleasure, stock, reining and halter classes. Even though I never caught a calf , in the calf roping events I had a friend, "Mike" who would ride her and he always caught a calf! Dixie was my best friend... Other horse people will understand this. She won most of her halter classes and then even won in pleasure,reining and stock horse class, which is a lot like reining classes today. We won at State in 4-H twice and placed 2nd once. Our last time at state she slid to a sliding stop and I still remember the audience clapping so loud that it was thundering! She did so well we were asked to go to Detroit for the big state fair, but with my Dad's work, we couldn't do that..I used to ride her around the farm with no bridle, or saddle... I tried to show my Mom, but she said it made her nervous to look. Now people do it all the time.. Was I really 30 years ahead of the rest of the horse world? I just know that Dixie and I had some sort of connection and we will be together again someday. My maiden name was Shugars.
This is Pumpkin.. She was foaled to a registered AQHA mare and by an AQHA stallion. However, since she had so much white couldn't be registered as such. So I paid the hardship fee and reg. her with the Paint and Pinto Associations.This was in the early 70's I have heard things have changed since then. I never did show her, but she had such great bloodlines that I did breed her to some Paint and AQHA stallions. Got some super babies. Most of them were palomino color.The only time I got a sorrel paint from her was when I bred her to a palomino and white stallion. The other times she was bred to sorrel stallions and I got Palomino colors. She was a big girl and had the best trot. Her canter was like a rocking chair. She has since joined my other horse in heaven.
This is Stormy Boston Pet, my AQHA mare that was a daughter of Joes Pretty Pet and by Boston Charlie. She had numerous foals both AQHA and PAINT. She was a real sweetie and a very good mother. My son rode her for the first time when she was 8 years old. I rode her the same day. She seemed so much wiser and happier after that day, you could just see it in her eyes.