2009, 50% Friesian 50% Ptha fillyDam: Jazzy Melody (ptha - 75%ASBA)Sire: Ramses (FPZV)Congratulations Cindy in Yakima
Congratulations Christine in Richland, WA
Congratulations Heidi in Idaho
2007, Friesian Sporthorse Colt
Dam: Jazzy Melody (Ptha)
Sire: Roelof V (FHANA)
Congratulations to Jan in Florida
Phantom Dancer FIC
2009, 50% Friesian 50% ASHA Colt
Sire: Ramses Friesian Stallion FPZV
Dam: Rococo Spots (ASHA)
Congratulations Gloria in OR
Leonardo, changed to Brody
2008, Georgian Grande Colt
Dam: Rococo Spots (ASHA)
Sire: Ramses (FPZV)
Congratulations Ray and Kari
in Portland OR.
UPDATE ON ALEXIS AND ANGELO (NOW CAPTIN)
Karen, Michael and Sylvia,
They are wonderful!
Everyone thinks they are beautiful. Captain is being very sweet I am sure that he remembers me from your house.
We did have a few flies so I used a little fly spray and that seemed to help a lot. Lexi and Captain both did pretty well with the spray - you can tell they have been exposed to so many different experiences that they take new experiences in stride.
Thank you for sending the hay. I told Rob this morning that I should have asked you if we could have a bale or two of hay so that there wouldn't be too many changes on the same day for the weanlings... and here they showed up with 2 bales of Hay!
Lexi and Captain are staying very close to one another and I am glad they have each other. They both watched your dad and your trailer drive away and they watched for a long time (they could still see it about a mile away) I am amazed at how sensitive and intelligent they are. Our vet was really impressed with both foals. She thought they were both beautiful, healthy and well behaved. She was impressed with your records and said your worming and vaccination scheduling was very appropriate.
I will send pictures later - thank you for raising such great youngsters and for allowing us to be involved with them while they were still at your house.
Update 7/27/2009: Captain and Lexi are doing great! They both weigh 700+ lbs and we are sure that Lexi has hit the 15 hands mark as her back is level or a little higher than our 15 hand mare.
Captain is now a gelding -it was a good move. He is VERY respectful and already more focused on pleasing us during groundwork. I have some amazing pictures of him with a saddle blanket on and being sacked out with a plastic bag on a stick. He remembers his lessons. He is definitely heavier bodied than Lexi. His mane and tail are thick and his forelock is way past his eyes. He has this beautiful curve to his neck.
Lexi is tall and elegant. She absolutely LOVES being groomed and being with us. We joke that she must be part giraffe as her legs are so long and straight and when we groom her she does this cute stretch with her neck and upper lip. Her beautiful flowing trot, however, is not the least bit giraffe-like. I can fly spray her and pick up her feet without a halter. We are having to work with her a little bit more with being respectful as we think she thinks that people are just strange looking horses (that scratch her and give her treats).
Heidi and Rob
UPDATE ON ZHIVAGO
Knight arrived safe and sound at 1 am. Kept the tennis court lights on and so he and Camille could explore their new home. They are grazing and playing. Easy to catch when I have a horsey peppermint in my hand. He is really something. will send pics soon.
Neo, changed to fly
2005, Georgian Grande Colt
Dam: Rococo Spots (ASHA)
Sire: Zubin (Fhana)
Nov 2005: As usual, Fly is awesome!!!! I'm more and more impressed/thrilled with him everyday and I really think he's going to surpass all of my hopes for the "perfect" horse. And I'm not just "bragging" because I'm his "mom"...Of course, he's still gorgeous and huge, but the very best thing about him is his attitude. He remains the curious, brave, friendly, people-oriented, sweet, gentle, smart/brilliant horse that he was the first minute I met him. Just before it started raining so much, we were working on lunging and things we'd do in a halter/showmanship class. He's such a smart horse that I usually only have to show him something about 3 times before he consistently does what I want.
Even though he's still a "baby" and likes to play when we're supposed to be working, he has a remarkable degree of patience and settles down to work quickly. He's the only horse I've ever had that practically puts his halter on for you so he can go to "school" (as I call it). I rarely have to scold him or get after him for anything (especially now that he's learned people aren't quite the same as horses and we should keep our teeth off of them at all costs!) and when he does get in trouble, he's very good about it -- he doesn't get mad or sulk, and he usually stops whatever it is and rarely does it again, which means he only has to be told not to do something once or twice. I always considered myself lucky to find him in the first place, but everyday that I work with him, it's just like a dream come true!
Congratulations Maria in Portland OR.
Appollo In Color
2006, Georgian Grande Colt
Dam: Moonlight Jasmine (ASHA)
Sire: Zubin (Fhana)
Congratulations Dianne in OR.
Sept 2007: Here's an update on Appollo. He's a year old now and starting to grow tall. He's enjoying being in pasture with his buddies every day and in a stall at night. This summer a high school girl played with him everyday. He ties, he carries some equipment, he ponies on the trail going over bridges and through water, and he has great ground manners. He's a favorite on the farm.
March 2009. This week Appollo took his first adventure in the round pen under saddle. He acted like a pro. The past few months of sacking him out, ground driving, ponying him, and playing with him really paid off. He's a joy. I'm very excited to see how he does in dressage next year.
August 2012: Here's a quick update on Appollo in Color. He is being shown 2nd level dressage this year. He qualified for both the ODS and Regional Championship shows (Region 6). at 2nd level. He recently had two scores of 67+ at the Lake Oswego Show in Oregon at second level. He's had a very successful show season.
Thank you so much for letting Leonardo (now Brody) come live with us. He came home from the boarding stable a week and a half ago and is the sweetest colt we’ve ever seen. He has integrated himself into his new, and unconventional, herd just fine. He’s not at the top of the pecking order, as you can see from the photos he’s been put in his place by the llamas and alpacas. He deals with their spit with grace and humility. Leonardo has proven to be a very smart horse as well as amazingly calm. He picks up on cues and learns very quickly. This is one wonderful boy. Kari and Ray Ramadorai
UPDATE FROM NEW OWNER: 2012, A couple years ago, I purchased a two-year-old colt that was bred on your farm. I am writing to you because I am so impressed with this colt that I thought you should know about it! He is by Ramses and out of Moonlight Jasmine. You called him Leonardo on his YouTube video but his registered name ended up being AW Broderick, or "Brody" for short. He is now double-registered Friesian Heritage Horse and Georgian Grande.
Since I was about 16 years old, I've thought that the perfect horse would be a Friesian with spots. I think Brody is pretty much my ideal as far as the perfect horse is concerned. His temperament is stellar and each time I introduce a new component in his training, it is very evident that he was handled correctly in his younger years. Having trained mainly Quarterhorses in the past, I was and continue to be very impressed with Brody's bold but quiet personality as well as his playful curiosity and intelligence. He is truly unique and has been by far the easiest colt I've ever started. In fact, I'm pretty sure that if Brody had thumbs, he would don his own tack and probably get himself into a lot more mischief than he already does! He's wonderful on the trails too, and is eager to learn! Currently, Brody is a four-year-old and I have just shy of 40 rides under saddle on him but he is a solid training level mount and shows great promise in dressage! If all goes well, we will be competing at a local dressage schooling show at the end of this month. This will be Brody's first show as far as I know.
If Brody is typical of the horses that come from your breeding program, then I just want to say kudos to you! You're definitely doing something right! I found my dream horse and it's thanks to you!
Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that WD is the absolute light of my life.
She is amazingly social and LOVES attention. She has actually left her grain at times just to be with me and get her favorite 'scritches'. A few stray white hairs have popped out, but very minimal. She is absolutely beautiful and her feathers are already longer than I ever dreamed they would be. As for her personality, besides being very people oriented, she is very calm about everything. I have a garden hose I walk out into the pasture with and I can rub it all over her and it never phases her. Everything new that I introduce she calmly accepts. I have never owned a horse with such a sweet and calm personality and she truly is a delight. Whenever she hears me driving by, she always watches to see if I'm going to stop. If I'm in the RTV she runs over from wherever she is in the pasture and follows me.
Just wanted to let you know she is doing beautifully and I couldn't be happier. Will try to get you some pictures once she's thru shedding out.
We love the horse we named him Wyatt. My husband is having to share with our 11 yr old daughter she refers to him as their horse. He follows everyone around like a puppy dog. He's not sure what to think about the wild turkeys it's fun to watch him every morning. When my nieces and nephews come over and play he watches them and acts like he's waiting for them to come and let him out so he can play to Anyways what I really want to say is thanks we love our new addition.
2009, 75% Friesian 25% ASHA filly
Sire: Ramses Friesian Stallion FPZV
Dam: Starlight's Echo (FSHR)
Congratulations Andres in WA
EL CINCO - Sold, Congratulations Raphael from Prosser WA
75% FRIESIAN GEORGIAN GRANDE
75% FRIESIAN, GEORGIAN GRANDE/ FRIESIAN SPORTHORSE
UPDATE: Echo had a black colt on 4-30-10 "El Cinco"
We already have a deposit on this foal
Emma: RAMSES X TURN THE PAGE Congratulations Lanne in Ellensburg, WA
Charlie renamed Soda Pop: RAMSES X JAZZY MELODY,
ZORRO: RAMSES X TINEKE - Congratulations Angel from WA
Update 3/22/10: Hi karen thought I'd send you a current pix of jazz. I renamed her twilight jasmine - aka jazz.
She is doing great - we love her. she is just like haveing a 700lb puppy. she follows us around everywhere. she doesn't appear to be afraid or timid of anything. you were very right - she is a very confident filly. she is 14.1 hands as of a few days ago at 9 months old, and is in the middle of another growth spurt.
Update 3/2012, jazz is doing great. very playful and fun horse. always wants to be the center of attention. she is just 2 in the pictures. The pic in the surcingle is her first time in a bit and bridle. she did great! she will learn to drive this summer, then be under saddle next summer. ive been up on her back a couple of times and its all just another fun game to her. shes going to be easy.
Update 3/7/10: Autumn has the sweetest personality and loves attention; she's is beautiful.
ARABELLE: ART DECO X ISIS SOLD
FRIESIAN X DUTCH WARMBLOOD YEARLING FILLY
Congratulations Taylor from Idaho
Update: I love my Ishtar; she is so sweet, and Antigone is doing much better. Andra and Antigone don't like Ishtar-yet. My trainer is coming Friday to see her and we are going to take both horses to shows; get them used to arenas, people and trailered.
Mr Knightly : 2010 Friesian Sport Horse / Georgian Grande Colt
Jasmine (American Saddlebred X Ramses (Friesian) , 2010 COLT
UPDATE ON ZHIVAGO: 2011, Zhivago is now a father his first filly and colt are pictured below.
Sold locally so we probably won't get e-mail updates but the buyers are buying another filly from us from the 2011 foals.
Soda Pop arrived safe and sound around 3:30 this afternoon. Your parents were so nice. He has been very calm, I was prepared for a little more adjustment but it has been nice. He got to graze for a little bit and move around in the round pen for awhile. He didn't fuss at all when I put him in his stall right before it got dark. We have it set up so the sheep and goats can come up and say hi to him in his stall so hopefully he won't be lonely. He doesn't seem to be concerned about the fact that he's the only horse.
Thank you so much for everything. This has been a wonderful experience working with you. If I ever decide to buy another horse I know who to call.
Sold locally so we probably won't get e-mail updates.
Sold locally so we probably won't get e-mail updates but the buyer is buying three horses from the 2011 foals.
Update: 7/26/11: Bella's been settling in wonderfully and everyone who meets her adores her! We are currently progressing through Parelli's level 1 natural horsemanship program. I am now studying horse psychology which is helping us immensly. She has an amazing mind and I'm finding the more I can cause my idea to become hers, the more our skills and relationship unfold and grow. She's even inspired me to take up natural horsemanship as a life long pursuit as well as equine bodywork. There is a career shift in the works. I'm looking forward to the years ahead and strongly feel she'll become a wonderful demo partner, since she likes to ham things up now and then, genuinely is interested in people and is so gentle.
Her athleticism is unparalleled and she's been sporting the bareback pad as if she were born to wear it. We're doing a little bit of light jumping at liberty as well as on line so she can develop her coordination and muscles. My goal is that by the time she's ready for her first ride, we'll already have a solid partnership and education under our belts.
Thank you again for everything and I look forward to seeing your warmblood crosses in the future.
Update 7/2011:Here is the latest photo's of Wyatt and his first ride. He did great.
He thought it was a new game. He is at my dad place at Diamond lake
and my dad calls him a lama and a busy body. People are always
stopping there cars to check him out and he loves the attention.
Anyhow we just wanted to keep you updated on the spoiled brat lol. We
love him. My husband is 6'1' so that will give you an idea as to how
Update: 8/2011, Lance is being used for "extreme trail riding" in OR.
FEB 2012: I attached some pictures of Picasso from this weekend. Even though it was WINDY... he did good! He really gets scared in the wind, so I try to get him out for short periods so he can gain some confidence in me as a leader and in himself. Just wanted to let you know that he is doing great. I have been doing a lot of trail riding with him as I have been doing endurance riding the past two years. I do some ring work with him (15 minutes or so) then go out on a trail ride. I am planning on doing a endurance ride with him next year maybe. He will be 4 this year, I have not gotten to take him up Rattlesnake mountain yet, but I am planning on getting him up there this year. He is a wonderful horse. Has a lot of energy and play drive that I am trying to harness. I have been doing a lot of Parelli training with him. I want to take him to their Colorado ranch this year in June.
We can now accept deposits on our 2015 foals as our mares are checked as in-foal via ultrasound with our vet. The deposits are refunded if the mare does not have a live foal or if issues come up at a vet check when the foal is 5 months old. We can do filly only contract where the deposit is refunded if the mare has a colt.
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