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This is Feedback from our customers that have bred to our Friesian stallion RAVEN or have a foal by RAVEN .
Hi Judy, Sylvia had her foal this morning. He is the sweetest baby ever. She is such a very very good mom. Most babies have had in the past had been so scared of people at first. Not this one. He is like a puppy. He follows me around the stall. I take 2 steps he takes 2 steps. I was actually cuddling with him when he was sleeping. I am so very happy. I am glad he is a boy. Attached are some photos which are kind of dark. I will get some more soon of them outside. Thank you thank you thank you Judy. Oh and tell Raven thank you I think he will be hopefully seeing Sylvia in the spring I will love to do a breed back. Thanks Jodi
UPDATE: Merlin is 3 years old and Sept 15th 2007 Jodi took him to the Friesian Sport Horse inspections. this is the result:
Sorry it has been so long since I have emailed, but I have been sick and very busy! Feeling much better now and had to get a word out to you about Sam. He is wonderful. We have most of his baby coat shed off and he is fabulous! It's hard to say what is most stunning about him. Such a great mind, movement to die for, or his rich dark color! We could not be happier with him, and my husband has chosen him as his life horse. They have such an amazing connection that no other horse has had with him. We look forward to taking him to inspections next year. Signed Kim Shogren
I am thrilled, thanks again so much. Any time some one would like a reference or to talk to some one who's already used Raven, I'd be happy to give a glowing review, signed Amanda
Just thought I'd let you know that I measured Dreamer today (she is growing so fast!) and she is 14.3 1/2. Not even 15 months old quite yet!! My vet thinks she'll top out well over 16 hands. He also commented that she inherited the Friesian bone. Good boy Raven!! Dreamer grows even more beautiful with every passing day and she is oh so sweet. And smart too!! She is so easy to work with - brilliantly intelligent, and very un-spooky. She already knows how to bow - that took about three minutes. Literally. Had a pocket full of treats and thought, what the heck! She is so settled and mature, but with spirit and fire. She is already mentally mature enough to be started under saddle, just have to wait for the body to catch up. That's OK, we have lots of time to play and continue our friendship and partnership.
This is CHANCE with Julie his happy owner. He is 2 years old in the picture.
Julie bought Chance as a weanling and has done all the training on him. She is now riding him. Chance is by Raven out of a breeding stock paint mare.
Our first Raven baby for the year was born on Easter morning, talk about the best Easter basket ever! Helen had a gorgeous black filly, all legs. I’ll send some pictures later one but we couldn’t be happier. Mom and baby are doing great, Helen really surprised me because motherhood has calmed her down. She’s turned into the best, most laid back Mom…definitely an improvement on her slightly neurotic coming off the track personality.
Thanks so much for another wonderful foal!
I was looking over Ravens website and saw the foal photo album, here are some of Salsa's pictures taken when she was about 7 1/2 months old. I'm in love with her! She's almost 14 hands, and I've never seen her upset about anything (even when we weaned her- we just put the halter and lead rope on her and led her up the driveway to another pasture, no big deal) Raven has definitely passed on his disposition (thankfully)!
I just wanted to let you guys know that Abel is doing great. He has such a great personality. He is in a stall next to our stud Quarter horse and they have made great friends (for now). We turn them out in the fields to play and they are in opposite fields so it is really cute to watch them run along the fence and play with each other. My 14 year old daughter has great plans for him in the future, she is the one that loves to ride. My 20 year old daughter thinks that he is the greatest, she is the lover in the family. My husband plays with him in the stall all the time and I just think that he is beautiful. I just love to watch him run and play and be a horse. Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know that he is doing really well and he has been a prefect match for our family. I hope that you guys have a great Christmas! Robin
This is Melissa and Pat Cummins, These pictures aren't the greatest, (it was cold that day and I was shivering so the pictures are blurry) But I thought I would pass these on to you. Leo gets more handsome by the day. He string tested 17hh+. Vet remarked that Leo had the straightest legs she had ever seen on a foal. At eight months is picking up his feet by voice command and will back up by voice command as well...smart boy! I do see him pace but he seems to prefer the fox trot, though when he's feeling frisky he does indeed pick up those knees and prance around like a king. He jumps like a real champ...over just about everything including the fence. (Five foot) Movement is extremely uphill, back is short, and he's all leg. His temperament is Fabio meets Sponge Bob Square pants...happy all the time but a big show off when he knows your watching. We will let you know how his inspection goes at Buffalo Mills this year. We're very excited!! Regards,
Melissa and Patrick Cummins of Uniontown PA.
Hi, a while ago I was going to purchase a mare you had , but I ended up in financial hardship.. You where honest and understanding and did something I never would have thought possible - you returned my money!. In the horse world THAT kind of honesty is a Rarity. And again, I Thank you. I have told that story to a few others how you where kind and honest - I do value that! Thank you- Jacquie Skadeland
Hi! Just wanted to send you an updated picture of Abel. He's doing great. He's very intelligent and willing to learn, he's picked up very quickly on everything. He's doing great in the round pen and his ground manners are already excellent. Jeff Watson
Hi Judy, I just wanted to tell you that we named Moner's filly Astrid and she is wonderful. Beth FinneyHi Judy Merlin went to his 1st dressage show today. I still couldn't be happier. He is only 3 1/2 years old and was under perfect behavior. I am sure he was the youngest horse at the show and He is only getting light training 3-4x per week. He ended up getting a 1st place and two second places in the 3 tests he did. He scored 65% at his 1st show. I was very happy. He is such a good boy and loved people watching him and loved seeing all these new horses. I was just informed Merlin got grand champion of his division. I am so excited. He is only 3 and has won me 2 grand champion ribbons. What a future ahead of us. Thanks Jodi
Don Kummer from Canton, IL bred his Saddlebred mare, Charming Robin, to Raven in 2005 the foal named Buddy at 2 years old is fantastic. Don called to tell me Buddy floats across the field. He is the most sensible 2 year old he has ever worked with and he wouldn't be afraid to put his grandchild on him even at his young age. Don made the comment that if people knew what kind of horses Raven was throwing there would be NO other breeds, just Friesian sport horses as they are not just beautiful but athletic and sensible.
Hi Judy, I wanted to write and tell you thank you so much for showing us Raven and your beautiful babies. Raven is even better than his pictures. We were impressed with your horses and your horsemeister business. We want to book Arianna for the third week of July. I didn't tell you when we were there but before contacting you we emailed and called a couple of other Friesian stallion owners and you were by far the most patient with us. Sincerely, J. Staub
3 years ago I bought one of Raven's colts. Thought that you might like to see what he looks like as a 3 yr old. We call him Buzz because he's such an in-your-pocket kind of guy we were always telling him to 'buzz off' and he thought that was his name! He stands 16 hh and turned 3 in May. Should top out at approx. 16.1 - 16.2 hh.
As you can see he has retained his gentle nature and is probably the only stallion that I would trust around my babies and children. Thanks for selling him to us!
I can not believe Arial is a year old already. She is so precious. She loads, stands for the farrier and does anything I ask her to do. Kristy Stalker
Sep 4th, 2008 -
HI, I wanted to tell you that Raven is absolutely gorgeous. We bought a filly from Ann in Idaho & Raven is her sire. Storm as we call her, is often mistaken as a full friesian & we give total credit to Raven. Storm has a very sweet, easy going attitude & in spite of us being total novices she has excelled at anything she has been given to do. She is actually my son, Greg's horse. He is 30 & this is his first horse & he feels extremely lucky to have such a smart girl. We did buy another horse to keep her company but Storm is the only horse anyone see's when looking into the pasture. Raven throws himself & Storm is proof of that. Just wanted to let you know. Debbi Gardiner
I wish I could express in words the happiness I feel with this little Filly...Here she was yesterday ( Aug 1st, 2009 ) on her first day out of the pasture being ponied by big brother Bubba. She did not spook one time as cars, tractors, motorcycles and dogs wizzed by her came at her. At one point she became bored and wanted to play...she likes to keep her mind active for sure. NOTHING phases her, NOTHING! Her mane is so think it hangs on both sides of her neck same as Bubba. Everyone thinks he is her momma. well until they check the plumbing. Thank you so much for putting out there quality Raven babies...everyday I wake up I can not wait to start working with her. She is AMAZING. And beautiful. Melody Miller and Liberty
Judy, Abel is the most laid back colt i ever raised, we have worked him a lot ,Morgan climbed on him in the picture last night first time any one has been on him he did not care. You can put this on your website, I have owned horses for 30 years he is the calmest smartest colt I ever started. thanks Jeff
We are thrilled with Palmer! He is a beautiful colt with a sweet temperament. Will & Jenni Moser
Just thought I would let you know Caspian made it home just fine and is settling in nicely. He is drinking and eating well, and he already has one new friend, a rocky mountain gelding that is very sweet and very laid back. We are slowly introducing him into the herd and by the end of the week he will be running with all of them from that point on. Jan has about 75 acres on her property so he will have plenty of pasture but will always have access to get in out of the weather, she has several stalls/run in sheds in the corrals.
He had a bath today and he really liked it, I think he thought I was giving him a massage. =) Man he is such a pretty thing!!
Ok, thats all, sorry for talking your ear off, I'm just really excited that he is seeming to be so comfortable at our place. For some it seems like it takes them a bit to get settled in, but with him, he is cool with everything.=)
Hi Judy , well JoHanna celebrated her first birthday and what a beauty she is ! I have honestly never met such an easy to work with filly. She is as kind as she is beautiful and curious to boot - she really has to be involved in whatever we are doing. We took her on a camping trip to our place in Ocala (about 4 1/2 hours away) and she traveled like a pro. No issues whatsoever even when we had to repair a blown out trailer tire! When my daughter was washing the golf cart, JoHanna had to be right in the middle of it! Thank you once again for the most amazing filly in the world (I'm sure everyone thinks that but I really have her:) I'll try to keep you more updated with pics, Dawn
I simply must tell you that your video has left me speechless and in tears. Although it has been a year, I still have hope that I will find a horse that I can buy with meek means! Laura
unloaded her... she is stunningly beautiful and so
sweet.... I will be working with her later today with a
natural horsemanship trainer who is really wonderful...
he spent five minutes with her and fell in love ... said
she was wonderful and going to be real easy to train and
be a really nice horse...
thank you and Ruth so much for such a lovely addition to my home.... belle
I haven’t updated you for a while, but we are so VERY glad that we kept one of our Raven babies. I think I sent pictures of Cassi last year (tell me if not and I will), she’s one of the 4 Raven/TB cross babies we bred. When Emily (Keegan’s owner) was out last summer, she said she couldn’t tell the difference between Cassi and her full Friesian filly of the same age. She’s stunning to look at and so much fun to train and ride. For us though, the biggest thing is her personality. I swear, if she could climb up in my lap she would do it- it’s like having a very, very large dog! Cassi’s 16 hands now, and I think may add another inch before she’s done. Anyway she had a colt by our Welsh stallion and he is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. He’s 7 months old now and we are planning to keep him as a future stallion as long as he continues to develop nicely. He’ll be registered with the FSHR and the WPCSA (1/2 welsh). Welsh ponies have a lot of feathering, and he got his dad’s flashy coloring (a blaze and 4 socks). The most amazing part though, is he looks like a fresian colt! Other than the coloring, which he inherited from Foxy- everything else comes straight down from Raven. He’s huge and should end up well over 16 hands, and he just moves beautifully. I’m attaching some pictures and when we get around to a video I will send that too. We are as thrilled with our Raven grandbaby as we have been with our Raven Daughter! Amanda Wrigley
This has been a pretty productive summer with our "baby". Izzy is now 3 1/2 years old, she is broke to ride and is doing so well under saddle. I wasn't sure I had it in me to train her myself, since I don't bounce near as well as I used to, but with all the ground work we have done since the day she was born, she has been very easy to work with. I'm pretty proud of her. We have been trail riding and riding out by the highway, doing a lot of basic work in the pasture and dry lot. It takes her a while to check out new things, but once she gets them, she's got them. She still has some growing to do I think, she has grown an awful lot this summer. I'm glad we didn't start her any earlier. I don't have a stick but I'm sure she is well over 15 hands. Julia has just started working with her in the last couple of weeks but she certainly looks better in the pictures than I would.
lady buying a 4 year old Raven daughter (Amber owned
by Glory Redmond) called to get some information.
She told me that when she first told her trainer she
was going to look at a Friesian TB cross in Indiana,
the trainer was not at all thrilled. She told him
the 4 year old is by the Friesian stallion Raven
down in Peoria, IL. He (her trainer) said, "I know
that stallion, BUY her!"
What a wonderful reputation Raven's offspring are getting!
The mare below is a Raven daughter owned by a
lady from Michigan out of an Oldenburg mare and she
is for sale. I remember well when her dam was
brought all the way from Michigan to breed to Raven.
We offered cooled fresh shipped semen but the owner
at that time really wanted to bring her down. It is
nice to see how wonderful the foal turned out. Every
trainer that works with any of Raven's offspring say
almost the same thing, Just read her ad that
follows: Belladona is a nice 6 year old mare has
been brought along slowly. Well started under saddle
and with trainer now~ Trainer says this mare is one
of the smartest horses he has ever worked with!
Sweet temperament, intelligent and quick to learn.
She has been on many trail rides and she is ready to
take on in the discipline of your choice. With a
solid build and her exquisite "swan" neck, she is
truly an impressive mare. Solid walk, trot and
canter. Dressage/combined driving/English
Meike was shipped to Ottawa and was kept there overnight, she arrived at midnight on Sunday on my place. She was calm and brave. She did adapt to me right away, she was not spooky, she wants to be
petted like a dog. actually she behaves like a giant dog. I could not believe her size. she is only 4 month old and her legs are as long as the legs of my other horses. I have small horses about 14.5 hands and Meike is over 13 hands, nearly their size.Thank you for the holder and leadrope you bought for her. The holder I bought (for a 4 month old filly) is much to small and I have to bring it back. Meike was so calm that I thought she made have been drugged . I thought- wait another day- she may come out of it and be a wild little horse, but fortunately she is the same, today, she is still the calm big filly who liked to be petted and is putting her head gentle on my shoulder. She is very trusting and I have to thank YOU for that, she had only good experiences with people. I was the whole day around to observe: she is eating , drinking, pooping peeing -well, I guess she is healthy. To make it short, Meike is more as I was hoping for. A wonderful breed with an old pedigree that seems to run through her blood and makes her brave. I was so happy with Meike that all the other thingsdidn't seem important. Meike is greeting my with a loud nicker when ever I approach , that gives me a very nice feeling. It was pleasure to deal with you Judy, if I can sell my Motel in 2010 I will contact you for another horse.....
Salsa is a gem, and is so much fun to play with. Luckily she inherited Raven's calm disposition, I was doing a little beautification on her a couple of weeks ago and all she wanted to do was keep her head on my shoulder. She's been sooo easy to start, I waited until she was 3. Never bucked, spooked, or even thrown an fit. And she's hit another growth spurt and is a little over 16.2 hands now. If I was going to breed Tango again I'd definitely come back to you (due to the economy I'm taking a break from making babies ;) I'll sent you pictures if you want once she sheds her winter coat and doesn't look like a big hairy moose… Megan Gallaway (used to be Stout)
I thought I would let you know how wonderful Liberty is. She has started some training, mostly ground work. She knows hand commands and voice commands for whoa, back and go out. She takes everything with a very low key acceptance. She learns very very fast and is never ever mean or stubborn. I would encourage others to snatch up the other fillies you have from Sally/Raven breeding because they will not be disappointed. She is going to be an easy 16 hands. I can not wait to begin riding her next year. As a two year old she is the most willing, level-headed horse I have ever worked with. Thanks again, Melody
Liberty went on her first day of trails...she acted like she had done it for years...not one refusal, not one spooky moment not one hesitation. She was amazing. And as you can see she is almost as big as Bubba who is over 16 hands. I swear I have been with seasoned trail horses that acted more like Liberty should have! She will be such a safe and amazing trail horse!
Hi Judy, no new pics this time as I have lost the cord that attaches my camera to my computer! Have to find a new one quick! lol! But I did want to let you know that I have been riding Sally and having a wonderful time. She is doing better and better every time I ride her and I am really happy with her! Now, about Glory. We LOVE this baby girl! :0) The first week she was very shy with us but about the 7th day we got ahold of her and played with her for a couple of hours. Kids loved all over her, grownups enjoyed petting her. She did great throughout it all and now, she will meet you at the fence! I am guessing this is that wonderful Raven disposition coming out in her. Along with Sally's because she is a real sweetheart, too! We groom her all over, have been picking up her feet and leading her around. She loves it all. We are going to be weaning her in the next couple of weeks and I think she is ready. Thanks again for these beautiful girls! We can't wait to see what we get next year with the new foal. The kids think we should be able to do a test to see what the baby is going to be! LOL! I told them it would just have to be a surprise! Jenny
Hi. Judy. Hope you don't mind my updates. Just I'm so excited about Rohan. I just love him. He is so quiet natured so far and so willing. My husband has introduced him to tiny horse treats. And has nicknamed him tadpole. I hope that doesn't stick. Anyway Rohan meets us at the gate now for his treat which he takes right out of your hand. He will provably bite me later but he sure got the hang of that quick. Vicki
I spoke to you this spring looking at your perch/morgan mare and filly by Raven...since that time I keep coming back to your website and am wondering if you would put me on a list for next year for a purebred colt? I am smitten with Raven and his offspring :-)
Thank you again,
(written of Independence,
Ylse's 2010 filly)
I also "attempt" to ride
dressage. I have worked very
hard to get my horses quiet
and reliable. It is all
about time spent and so many
people never get this
figured out. I think you
have a great program and I
am very impressed with what
I see of this amazing filly
and just wanted to take the
time to share my thoughts
with you. If I didn't have
25 stalls and 25 horses, I
would purchase this little
one in a heartbeat. Keep up
the good work and good luck
with this and your future
Hi !! My name is Pam
and we own two of Ravens
babies. They are three years
old and we bought them as
yearlings from Steve Tibbs
from Ill.He owned two Gypsy
mares that were mother and
daughter that he bred to
Raven. The babies names are
Cadla and Dana. Cadla has
grown to 16.3 hands and Dana
is 15.2 hands.
We are from Punxsutawney
Pennsylvania. We own a large
in door facility of which we
are all about education. We
have lots of great Riding
Clinics, Driving Clinics and
Obstacle Challenges here. We
also Produce a Equine
Musical Freestyle Show "EQUIMANIA
SHOW" Anyway both of the
gypsies have performed with
our show for two yrs now.
They do advanced Line
Driving and Ground Work and
they Drive single and double
and I am training them in
Classical Dressage .
They are doing awesome Under
They both are doing the
Spanish Walk and I am
working on the Piaffe and
Passage with Cadla and I
hope to start the bow this
summer. We have one
program that they do, we
call "Gypsies in Sync"
Everything they do is all in
sync together. We do riding,
groundwork and linedriving
in that one program.
Everybody really enjoys it.
When we bought the two
Gypsies we had planned to
train them for a yr and
resale them. But we have
enjoyed them so much and
they have been such a nice
addition to our show we
really never pursued selling
them. But I have made a
decision......I am keeping
Cadla for another exhibition
horse and we will be selling
Dana. But of course we are
in no hurry. We want to make
sure she goes to a great
home. If you know of anyone
who may be looking for a
mare out of Raven please let
me know. We are asking
$18000 for her.
These mares have been two of
the nicest horses I have
Disposition + Confirmation
all great. Well I
guess I better quit. I have
taken up enough of your
time. I will keep you
informed of their progress.
Have a nice Christmas and
New Years! Pam
I just wanted to commend you on your handling of this young horse. I have Percherons which I drive in a 6-horse hitch and
I also "attempt" to ride dressage. I have worked very hard to get my horses quiet and reliable. It is all about time spent and so many people never get this figured out. I think you have a great program and I am very impressed with what
I see of this amazing filly
and just wanted to take the
time to share my thoughts
with you. If I didn't have
25 stalls and 25 horses, I
would purchase this little
one in a heartbeat. Keep up
the good work and good luck
with this and your future
Hi !! My name is Pam and we own two of Ravens babies. They are three years old and we bought them as yearlings from Steve Tibbs from Ill.He owned two Gypsy mares that were mother and daughter that he bred to Raven. The babies names are Cadla and Dana. Cadla has grown to 16.3 hands and Dana is 15.2 hands.
We are from Punxsutawney Pennsylvania. We own a large in door facility of which we are all about education. We have lots of great Riding Clinics, Driving Clinics and Obstacle Challenges here. We also Produce a Equine Musical Freestyle Show "EQUIMANIA SHOW" Anyway both of the gypsies have performed with our show for two yrs now. They do advanced Line Driving and Ground Work and they Drive single and double and I am training them in Classical Dressage . They are doing awesome Under Saddle. They both are doing the Spanish Walk and I am working on the Piaffe and Passage with Cadla and I hope to start the bow this summer. We have one program that they do, we call "Gypsies in Sync" Everything they do is all in sync together. We do riding, groundwork and linedriving in that one program. Everybody really enjoys it. When we bought the two Gypsies we had planned to train them for a yr and resale them. But we have enjoyed them so much and they have been such a nice addition to our show we really never pursued selling them. But I have made a decision......I am keeping Cadla for another exhibition horse and we will be selling Dana. But of course we are in no hurry. We want to make sure she goes to a great home. If you know of anyone who may be looking for a mare out of Raven please let me know. We are asking $18000 for her. These mares have been two of the nicest horses I have worked with. Disposition + Confirmation all great. Well I guess I better quit. I have taken up enough of your time. I will keep you informed of their progress. Have a nice Christmas and New Years! Pam
In case you are wondering what
happened to Raven’s Grand
Champion, he continues to win
I purchased Merlin from Jodi Dieter almost two years ago when Merlin was just 4.
My trainer is responsible for changing his name to Maestro, because she was so impressed with his movement.
He showed last summer at Lamplight and won 4 blue ribbons.
He impresses everyone; in fact earlier in the season he showed in a schooling show and the comment was his normal trot was like an extended trot, and he was just doing what came natural to him.
Princess went for a trail ride today too!
I started trail riding her for short rides now that she is 2 years
and 7 months old. We took her to the vet to get xrays of her knees,
just to be safe, and the vet said her knees are verified, officially
"closed". This veterinarian is a very well respected equine specialist
in our upper midwest region and we were thrilled when he checked her
out, stood back and gave a nod of approval and said "THAT'S a NICE
horse." ... (We know!) :)
She is doing very well for her age... in such cold, brisk weather too!
She will ride out on the trail with other horses... or all alone! (and
does not call out to others even if they are calling to her!) She is
very cautious of narrow, icy water crossings and negotiates them with
careful steps. She will lead, follow, or ride side by side. She will
follow a trail, or blaze a new one if I ask her to. She neck reins
very nicely now too! Gee, I feel like I'm bragging... but it's true!
Can't stop smiling here!
Hope you're smiling now too!
I just wanted to tell you that Autumn is doing great! She is so loveable and easy to get along with, and a pleasure to be around!!
I had to laugh at her this morning, as I watched her as she tried to open the stall door! She cracks me up!
One of my passions is photography,,,and this morning I was taking pics of Autumn as she was eating hay and I thought this one was kinda neat, thought I would send it to you...
I will keep you posted on her
dressage training and send you
pics once in awhile!!
Talk to you later
The picture below was sent
to us yesterday. It is a Raven
daughter born last year out of
an Andalusian mare owned by Beth
U. The filly was sold to a lady
in Florida and this is what she
wrote to Beth:
I measured Jenis today and she is 14.2. The pictures of her do not do her justice, she is much prettier in person.
I brought Jenis to a neighborhood birthday party yesterday and she got so much attention. They thought she was beautiful and I told them there is another one on the way just like her. Some of these people are horse owners. She was so well behaved and drew a large group of people. She never lets me down no matter where I take her, I’m so proud to have her.
We cannot express to you enough how WONDERFUL this young mare is! She is the COMPLETE PACKAGE! You will be hard pressed to find a kinder eye, sweeter disposition or willing learner anywhere! Apelles is very well started...she is solid w/t/c with leads and some lateral movements, is soft and responsive to aids, just being easily started o/f and is very willing. Excellent ground manners, is not marish and likes attention! Truly a barn favorite to have around! Apelles will excel at hunter/jumper, dressage, pony club or driving for CDE! She is as sound as they come and has good solid dark hooves with great bone structure. Stands at 14 hh and 1/2" tall so just shy of 14.1hh and cards as a large pony.
Hi Judy, I just wanted to send you a quick update on Chloe. She is magnificent! I could not imagine life without her. She has a very sweet personality and is so easy to work with. This spring she was taken to a petting zoo nearby, they also board and train horses. She was introduced to all sorts of animals... pigs, goats, mini horses, lamas and all sorts of birds, even emus. The experience was really good for her. While she was there she was trained to drive for six weeks and she was amazing. At two years she was measured at 15 2hh and about 1100 lbs with a very beautiful thick long mane and tail. Thanks so much for giving me the opportunity to own such a fantastic girl, talk to you soon, Lori.
If there was EVER a time I wish I would have had my camera ready to go... Will has been diligently working on fixing up our barn. Let's just say it is in need of a LOT of TLC. Anyway, it was warm out, so I decided to take Jayden (being only 5 months old at the time...) out for a walk out to see what progress Will and Tristan (always the helper!!) had made. Of course Bella immediately comes into the barn to say hello. Tristan and Bella seem to have a good connection. He pet her, but then Palmer nudged her out of the way so he could be loved on too. As I was petting him, Jayden reaches out and wraps her arms around Palmer's muzzle and lays her head down him. Palmer being the sweetest boy ever, stood perfectly still until she let go. He just seems to know.
Judy, I promise, it was the most heart warming thing I have seen. He is sooo good with kids (and us of course...), but I just wanted to share that with you.
We love our Raven babies!
Good afternoon Judy, I thought I’d update you with some recent photos of Kenzie and Kiera. At 10 months old, they are both getting big and doing very well! You can see how huge Lily’s Kiera is getting! I included the last photo of the two of them eating so you can see how much bigger she is than Kenzie even though Kenzie is actually a day older! Sorry they weren’t groomed for the pictures—too cold out! I was so glad to see on your blog that Lily is expecting this Spring. I hadn’t seen anything on your “For Sale” page about her upcoming baby and thought maybe she didn’t get pregnant last year. She really throws good looking babies! I am so happy with her and Raven’s baby from last year! I’ll be looking for you at the Illinois Horse Fair in March. Take care, Jill