was a quiet but busy year in 2009. We did not go much of
anywhere, no foals were born. The one breeding we had planned ended
with an aborted set of twins, maybe a blessing disguise? - still hard
to take . . . onward we go. With more space our cattle
operation has grown some. I started 2 young horses during the
summer, and carried on with some of the older ones getting in some good
enjoyable riding time.
The horses were in two parades this year
- We added the Carbon Sports Day as well as our usual appearance in the
Acme Canada Day parade. We now get to carry flags and be at the
front of the parade : ) We were present at Spruce Meadows participating
in the breed Demos to witness the Morgans WIN THE TELUS BATTLE OF THE
BREEDS and the new TELUS FAN FAVOURITE!!! Clean sweep for the
Morgans!!!!! Great work guys
In August KC and I competed in a
Ranch Rodeo, on a team that was put together the day before the event,
in fact we did not meet until about 1/2 and hour before we went in to
compete. A team of 4 ladies we had to do; Team Penning,
Team Sorting and load a yearling feeder into a trailer in the arena.
We surprised everyone and ourselves by winning all 3 events -
thus the Overall!! Now there are teams here who go to all these events,
we barely new each other . . . We won the coveted belt buckles!!
was Theresa's last year of High School and 4H so we were busy with
Graduation and 4H on Parade and her club events. She had a great final
show with a District Res. for Senior Grooming and Showmanship!!
She also won the club overall efficiency for the third time.
aldded two new members to our animal crew at WorkWize in 2009.
One is a Clydsdale mare - Dana, she is my husbands horse. He
rides her and will be driving her eventually as well. She seemed
so massive at first but we have become accustomed to her size, and the
size of her heart - what a sweet heart!! The other addition is an
Australian Shepherd - Joey! Now here is a live wire!!! He was sooooo
cute at 6 weeks old
it all began in
the fall of 2007, when we started building our new home at our new
location. We only moved 8 miles to Doug's family Home
Quarter. It will be a good move as we will have more room for
the animals. We will also be able to have an outdoor riding area and
round pen. This is a good thing because I have 4 horses to
in the coming months.
SUMMER 0F 2007
This is our new log home! The logs arrived on Nov 5th 2007,
were reserected by 2 pm on Nov 6th!! Lots of work went on before that
date, as did after. We moved in on March 21, 2008, and the
is finished!!!!! We did not have time for much else in these
months. Now we have to set up the animal yards etc.... So,
will be no showing this year.
Our 4 mares foaled with no problems. You can go to the
foals page to see them.
We did make it to the Acme Parade - we ALWAYS make it to that!!
The Calgary Stampede is also on our "Must Do" list. We have to keep the
Morgan Horse in the minds of people. Foxtail Dakota went in one day,
then Rocking M Miranda and her palomino Colt went in for the day.
Dakota and I plan to be at Spruce Meadows again this year . . . and
complete the responsibilty this year.
We are so proud of our daughter Theresa and the 4H Banner year she had;
Res. Grand Champion Steer (60 steers), Best Home Raised Steer, Senior
Res. Ch. Grooming & Senior Res. Ch. Showmanship. She also won
Ch. Female with her Heifer.
Update Sept 08
We are back from Spruce Meadows where the Morgans placed 3rd in the
the Breeds!!!! Foxtail Dakota and I were there to see it all - We had
the pleasure of being part of the Breed Demonstration team. A showcase
put on daily by all the breeds that participate. They say there is no
place like Spruce Meadows, and they are right! Our goal is to be on the
2007 brought many changes into our lives and we did not have tons of
time for shows etc... though we did manage to make it to;
SUMMER OF 2006
Acme Sports Day Parade - We ALWAYS
make it to this!!!!
were in the Calgary Stampede booth for 2 days - Foxtail Dakota
WorkWize Crimson Victory each made a trip in.
Didsbury Light Horse Show had their 40th anniversary - and we were
there. Always love their Jeopardy Trail Class in the evening, though we
did not place in the $$ this year, we did try the final challenge - it
is such fun!!!
also made it to the Thorsby Warden All Breed Horse Show.
- Foxtail Dakota and I were on the Breed Demo Team for Spruce
Meadows this year, but sadly only made the go on the Wednesday when I
was overcome by a sudden unexpected serious medical
We will be there in 2008!!!!!!
We had lots of fun and made a good showing where ever we
The Mares had the year off, but we have bred 4 for the 2008 foaling
year. I do not not want to get over horsed!!
STM Quests WorkWize Cary & Marilyn Kulchar
(Bramblerun Thunder quest x STM Victory's Charisma)
saw me make the 2400 km
round trip treck to get this fine weanling filly. We are very
pleased with Cary. While there I enjoyed the wonderful
hospitality of Mike & Marilyn Kulchar. Thanks so much for
me at the top of the list for her.
Summer of 2006 was very full where the horses were concerned.
went to quite a few Open
Horse Shows where Dakota made a good showing. Some high
- Winning Reserve Grand Champion Halter Horse at the Hanna Show, also
at this show we Won the Western Equitation in a strong class of 23
horses, Dakota had a beautiful go!!
- At the Warden All Breed Show in Thorsby We were Second in
Morgan Western Pleasure Class and placed second in the Stallion Halter
class. This was our first time in the On Command class, and out of 25
entrees we were 4th! This show was so much fun, good to see
many Morgans there!!!
- At the Didsbury & Dist. Light Horse Show Dakota was
in the Open Stallion class and 2nd in the Jeprody Trail Class which was
not your normal Trail Class - it was like the Trail Class for Battle of
the Breeds at Spruce Meadows - off the wall and SO much fun!! and we
- Our last show was the Show of Champions in Olds where Dakota placed
2nd in the Western Pleasure Sr. Class and 4th in Trail.
Also in the Summer of 2006 WorkWize Morgans made the walk down the
streets of our local town of Acme in the annual Canada Day Parade. My
husband Doug, took 1st place for Horse & Rider. He was mounted
Karenza Alice leading her 2006 foal WorkWize Texas Mickey. Dakota and I
placed 3rd - so I have had to lisiten to that all summer : )
We took horses to be displayed in the Morgan Breed booth at the Calgary
Stampede. One day we took Moonlit Magic and her 2006 foal
WorkWize Kleopatra, and the other day we took Foxtail Dakota in.
Theresa and Alyssa came in with me to help both days.
Foxtail Dakota also spent the day at Spruce Meadows in the Morgan Breed
booth. The Sunday, one of the busiest days - He loved all the
attention - and people who came up with treats, right up his alley.