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Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:27 am
by Big Muddy rancher
LazyWP wrote:Yep, that's Frog. I have taken him about as far as I know how to.


Did the chiropractor help with the crow hopping?

We had a little mare that loved to be roped off of but came up lame. The chiropractor helped but my daughter did a Rain drop therapy with essential oils and that really helped.

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:52 am
by LazyWP
The chiropractor helps, but I have come to the conclusion that he just does it to see if he can get a way with it. If you pull him up when he first feels stiff, and get his attention, he will never buck or crow hop, if you don't... he just keeps building until he unloads you.
I have probably had more fun riding him then any other horse I have owned, but the only time I ride him any more is when I have to rope a cow. Not to fair to him to let him stand for 3 months at a time. Go catch him, stretch out a couple cows, then go put him up until the next time I need to stretch a cow.

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:09 am
by Denny
LazyWP wrote:The chiropractor helps, but I have come to the conclusion that he just does it to see if he can get a way with it. If you pull him up when he first feels stiff, and get his attention, he will never buck or crow hop, if you don't... he just keeps building until he unloads you.
I have probably had more fun riding him then any other horse I have owned, but the only time I ride him any more is when I have to rope a cow. Not to fair to him to let him stand for 3 months at a time. Go catch him, stretch out a couple cows, then go put him up until the next time I need to stretch a cow.


I must own his evil twin My "Ron" horse is a prick at times but also the funest horse I've ever had and I've got the x-rays to prove it.

Re: Ranch horses

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:15 pm
by rjmeff@gmail.com
Have a thurobread horse named steady gains. His daddy was heighyeid and the grandfather was storm cat.. anyone know anything about these horses?

: Ranch horses

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:22 pm
by rjmeff@gmail.com
Anyone know anything about thurobread horses?

Re: Ranch horses

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:14 pm
by Chimenea
rjmeff@gmail.com wrote:Have a thurobread horse named steady gains. His daddy was heighyeid and the grandfather was storm cat.. anyone know anything about these horses?


Hi folks, long time no talk to anyone here; hope everyone is well today.

rjmeff@gmail.com: did you get any feedback on these horses as ranch horses? Really interested in learning what folks' experience is with these bloodlines as ranch horses. While I don't know much about High Yield (allbreedpedigree says he won over $1M in his career), Storm Cat was an awfully successful horse; at one point he commanded a $500,000 breeding fee and was one of the leading TB sires in the industry. He is the second dam sire to American Pharoah.

Re: Ranch horses

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:13 pm
by Nicky
Chimenea wrote:
rjmeff@gmail.com wrote:Have a thurobread horse named steady gains. His daddy was heighyeid and the grandfather was storm cat.. anyone know anything about these horses?


Hi folks, long time no talk to anyone here; hope everyone is well today.

rjmeff@gmail.com: did you get any feedback on these horses as ranch horses? Really interested in learning what folks' experience is with these bloodlines as ranch horses. While I don't know much about High Yield (allbreedpedigree says he won over $1M in his career), Storm Cat was an awfully successful horse; at one point he commanded a $500,000 breeding fee and was one of the leading TB sires in the industry. He is the second dam sire to American Pharoah.


How are you doing?

Re: Ranch horses

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:36 pm
by Chimenea
Hi, Nicky.

Thanks very much. We're doing well; my beautiful wife and children are healthy and happy, and my meds have the leukemia under control. Our oldest is formally a teenager now, and very much involved with sports at her school; her volleyball team has gone undefeated for three years. The older of the boys is turning into quite the soccer fiend, and his little brother is learning, as well. And, the baby will be two later this month, so she certainly has her own ways of keeping us busy. God continues to be far kinder to me than I deserve.

I managed to get a picture of me with our three oldest kids horseback (well, one of the boys likes his mule, so I guess horseback and muleback...) last year.

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Foaling season started this week for us; we have a bay (maybe gray) filly and a paint colt on the ground so far, and have six more mares from which we're expecting babies this year. We have a couple young studs that we're excited about using more heavily this year, including our Real Gun son. He covered about ten mares between ours and our partner's last year, and we're pretty excited to see what that colt puts on the ground. We also will be breeding a gray homebred stud more heavily this year, after showing him then covering just a couple mares with him last year.

This is the Real Gun son:

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This is our homebred gray stud; he ran with a bunch of bred mares all fall at a friend's ranch, and is now back up in a pen at our place so he can cover some of our mares:

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We also partnered on a young show stud with the same fellow with whom we partnered on the Real Gun stud; the colt is two this year and being fit for a May show. We're pretty excited about him, and God willing we will be breeding a couple mares this year to him (and hopefully more in the coming years). And, we're playing a little bit in the running horse world with our race bred stud; he's had two fillies run well south of the border, and we're planning to run a three year old colt of his north of the border this spring.

Calving season is year round for us, so we're always happy to find a new calf on the ground. The expansion into the Red Brangus seed stock (from being a Charbray-only operation) is going well, and both the bulls and heifers are in demand in our neck of the woods.

The bulls look like this:

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And their girlfriends like this:

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They're a different type of cattle than what the ranch had been producing, but they're breeding and calving well, and the commercial growers in the area sure seem to like them.

In the meantime, I've managed to do a better job sharing pictures on the ranch's Facebook page, which is built exactly for that. If anyone would like to take a look, we're at http://www.facebook.com/RanchoLaChimenea/.