A very exciting day today for Georgia as she picked up her special boy. What exciting times ahead they have and I can't wait to watch their journey together. I'm delighted that he isnt going too far so i will be able to have more Phantom cuddles in the future. Huge congrats. I know Ur going to adore him.
A few of you might have been wondering after such an amazingly successful first half of 2023 out competing in Working Equitation and Ranch Versatility with my very special stallion Silver Big Stretch (Zeus) why things are been so quiet more recently. We also very sadly weren't able to make it to Cow Girls Gathering which was such a shame as we were so looking forward to seeing so many of you.
Unfortunately life through me some very curved balls which resulted in me having to step out of the saddle for awhile, much to both mine and Zeus's disappointment. Its been tough seeing him standing eagerly at the gate each day hoping I would take him for a ride yet me personally having no capacity to do so.
Thankfully for me things will be back on track soon and both Zues and I are very excited to getting back out and about soon. I know I have been very blessed to have had some special horses in my life however this special boy is certainly a once in a lifetime one for me. Even though he is now a mature breeding stallion his most favourite place in the world is hanging out with me. He doesn't mind if its just chilling out at the stables getting a brush, strolling down the rode on a quiet trail ride or out & about competing or a clinics. As long as he is by my side he is happy. How do I know you might ask? He is my heart horse and Im his heart human. I feel it in every moment Im with him.
You only need to see us together to get a glimpse of the bond between us. Those of you who have been blessed enough to have your soul horse will know exactly what I mean as its hard to find the right words to describe the connection.
Our beautiful mum Diamond & her dad Silver Big Stretch have produced a very special bub. Mum & bub doing great. At first I didn't think she was silver but this morning thinking she might be. She doesn't have the white eye lashes & snowy tail that u so often see. Will test to be sure. So proud again of the quality of foals Silver Big Stretch is having.
A very exciting morning at Ricinda Ranch Quarter Horses with the safe arrival of another stunning foal born early this morning. A big strong leggy silver black colt. Another gorgeous foal by our stallion Silver Big Stretch. So proud of the quality of bubs he is producing. Mum & bub doing well.
Zeus & Val sure have out done themselves yet again. A draw dropping dark silver bay filly with 3 white socks, huge star and quirky face markings. Huge strong filly who I'm pretty sure will be a dark chocolate with silver & heaps of bling. She will be a show stopper. I'm completely blown away with the quality of the foals Zeus is producing. Gosh its going to be very hard to part with this filly
We are just delighted to have another special bub arrive at Ricinda Ranch. This special bub is out of our darling Sapphire who is a direct daughter of Peptos Stylish Oak & by our Reining stallion Hollywood Groover. Thrilled to have a filly. Not sure yet if she carries roan. HUGE thanks to everyone in flying fox Valley as this little lass caused a bit of a stir as had slipped through the fence. Mum & bub doing well. We will be taking EOIs on this little too so PM if interested. What a fabulous start to the season
Photos of our first bub of the season. What a cutie too! Curious & confident at birth like all Zeus bubs are. Long legs & long ears to match. I'm thinking gold champagne as has light skin however would love your input from all the colour experts as we certainly havent had a new born this colour. Maybe roan?? Sire is Ee,aa, RNn, Zn & dam Ee, aa, CHn Zn If he is red based silver will be hidden. We will send off for colour testing at some stage. This guy has some pretty special bloodlines. Dam is Ricinda Miss Trix & Sire Silver Big Stretch (IMP). Email for more info on this bub
So thrilled to see these 2 teaming up together again. Big congrats & huge thanks to Skye Liikanen for taking Ricinda Valiantly Blue to the South Burnett ranch show. Great results too. Such an awesome team
Day 1 of weaning & the bubs are taking it all in their stride. Chase seems to feel like the odd boy out with the 3 older fillies. Certainlya very sensible bunch of youngsters. A few weeks after a bit more education the 3 girls will head off to their new homes. A colourful bunch this year that's for sure amongst these ones. Blue roan, silver blue roan, silver black & classic champagne. 2 by Groover & 2 by Silver Big Stretch. Both the stallions Certainly put their stamp on them