Monday, March 5, 2012

Making Winston

I sent an email to Winston's breeder the other day thanking her for doing such an excellent job breeding my horse.  I thought she might like knowing where he is (I know if I were a breeder, I would be curious).

She sent me back a wonderful email and pictures!  And, of course, I have to share everything with you!

First, you take a talented beautiful sire who she described like this:
Winston comes from outstanding stock. His parents are still here at Gateway and are two of my favorites.  His sire, Wild Time Joker is not your typical, modern Appaloosa.  He is of sport type, big boned, great feet, sporty build, and an outstanding "I can do anything" temperament.  He is one of my favorite riding horses and is gentle enough to be ridden by children!  A beautiful mover with a beautiful mind, he excels in dressage and jumping. 





And then you match him to a wonderful, talented mare:
 Winton's dam, Deje', is my retired FEI dressage horse and is still everyone's favorite dressage schoomaster in my lesson program at age 29!!  Winston's 1/2 sister, Welteje', sustained an injury early in life and is here replacing her mother in our broodmare band, and she has produced an Elite mare, and a Filly foal champion! 


And lookie what you get!  Presto!  (That's Winston's registered name)




 Was he a cutie pie or what?!

16 comments:

  1. Oh, little Winston was precious. He obviously came from a nice family. His dad is stunning!

    Lucky you to have baby pictures. :)

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  2. just add water, lol. What a great baby picture.

    Tell her to breed one for me....

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  3. Cutie Pie! Are you kidding? He is breathtaking and so is the rest of his family. In your dreams, did you think you could find such a special partner? I am so happy for both of you. So nice that you have these photographs.

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  4. oh wow! how wonderful to have a bit of his history and these gorgeous photos! he was a beautiful colt, and his parents are beautiful, too!

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  5. That is so cool !!!! He's such a cutie =)

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  6. Yes, he was and IS a cutie pie!

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  7. These are some awesome photos of some beautiful animals! I have to tell you, I had a registered black spotted appy once. He barely had any tail. I thought that was a characteristic of the breed. That stud has a wonderful tail.

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful animal! If I lived nearby I would be over there photographing for sure. What a great story. SO glad you connected with the breeder. This post made my night.

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  9. Holy cow, could the sire be flashier? No! What an adorable foal Winston was! So nice to have those pictures.

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  10. That was a very nice email back from her. A well-loved family! He comes from great stock.

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  11. ooh a spotty horse! how lovely is he? And Winston as a baby makes me smile

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  12. Wow no wonder he is so beautiful. I love how she described his sire in his movement AND his mind. That is a stellar combination and after all that looking you got a great! horse.

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  13. That is so awesome! The baby pictures are adorable. Winston's parents are very talented. His sire is stunning in color.

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  14. You must be delighted to have his baby photos! His father is absolutely stunning, too

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  15. Oh my goodness!! He was as adorable as he is gorgeous now. His sire is amazing!!!! I love Appaloosas, especially ones like him. And his mom was an FEI dressage horse????? Awesome! You picked a really great horse. :D I'm so happy you got baby pictures too. That's so special.

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