Horse Previews - January 2021 Issue

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Winter 2021 - Vol. XXXIII No.1


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It’s Time for the 38th Annual Gallop Stallion Services Auction by.Barbara.Turner................................... .4

Gallop’s annual Charity stallion serviCes auCtion

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Do not miss this year’s Gallop Annual Charity Stallion Services Auction on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Family Pavilion in Airway Heights located just west of Spokane! The Auction is offering an incredible line up of stallions from all over the United States with breeding fees ranging from $500 to $4,100 per service. This year’s line-up includes Congress & National Champions, and World & Reserve World Champions. More than half of the line-up are World Champions, while many are Leading Sires in the horse industry. The Gallop doors open at 11am, and the Opening Ceremony starts at 12 Noon. You are welcome to attend in person at the event. Northern Quest Resort and Casino is following Covid-19 practices. You will be required to wear a mask. We recommend you bring your own, or disposable masks will be provided as limited supplies are available. Once inside the pavilion tables will be ample but anticipate limited seating at each table to accommodate distancing. Hand sanitizers and wipes will be on each table.

Important… remember that you can watch and participate in bidding from your computer in the comforts of your home as Gallop streams live on Pacific Standard Time. Simply get online and go to www.GallopAuction. com. A toll-free number will be posted around 10:00 AM (PST), where Gallop Operators will be available to answer your questions and assist you in bidding. The toll-free number posted on the website will allow for National and International bidding. For those attending you will find available our Souvenir Programs, bidding Numbers, and Silent Auction Tables up and running. The Gallop Annual Charity Stallion Services Auction and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest look forward to your participation online or attending on Sunday, January 31, 2021 for our 38th Annual Gallop Event! For further information about the event, contact Gallop Coordinator, Barbara Turner, 509-990-4167.


it’s time for the 38th annual gallop stallion services auction Whatever you do, do not miss this year’s Gallop Stallion Service Auction presented by Rhodes River Ranch and held at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Sunday, January 31st. Doors open at 11am, and the event will begin at 12 Noon PST. This gives plenty of time for both our National and International bidders to call in their bids! All stallions & auction items will be displayed on 30’ screens inside the Pavilion at Northern Quest. Plus, the auction will be broadcasted live on our website, so bidders can call in their bids and talk to an operator.

By Barbara Turner

owners join the ranks! This year Gallop has stallions from Washington, Texas, California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Alabama, and Idaho. Stallion breeding fees range from $500 to $4100 per service. “We like to keep a pocketbook range so everyone has a chance to be a part of the Gallop event and helping our mission. As well as raising the bar of their breeding program” explained Gallop Event Coordinator, Barbara Turner. This year’s event offers 39 World Champion stallions! Many others are Reserve World, Congress, NCHA, NSBA, and NRHA Champions. There are three stallions that are five to nine times World Champions!

Gallop would like to congratulate their Top High Selling Services from the 2020 auction. The Highest Selling Service (for his second consecutive year) was Highest Selling Service, AQHA/APHA Stallion, Spooks Gotta (two consecutive years) Spooks Gotta Gun Many will recognize the stallion Gun. His service was purchased for names, as they are leading sires of $2,900 by Mikel Marbach of Clarkston, their breed and have produced Washington. Second Highest Selling Service was Lazy Loper. multiple World and Reserve His service sold for $2,450 World Champion offspring. to Larry & Lori Wilkerson You will have the opportunity of Kennewick, Washington. to purchase services to some Gallop’s Third Highest Selling of the finest Halter, Western Service was No Doubt Im Lazy. Pleasure, Hunt Seat, Working His service sold for $2,400 to Cow, Cutting, and Reining high bidder Karen Havens of stallions in the world! The 2021 Bebit, Wisconsin. And Gallop’s stallion line-up is complete, and Fourth Highest Selling Service the website is being updated was HF Mobster at $2,000, daily with additional non-service purchased by Phina Philipson auction items. This is a great time to do your homework on of Spokane, Washington. transported semen costs, mare Gallop would also like to care facilities and breeding 3rd Highest Selling Service 2nd Highest Selling Service thank all the owners of the procedures for stallions and No Doubt Im Lazy Lazy Loper 2020 lineup. ranches that Their support and dedication to Gallop’s are of interest to you. It also gives you an mission has helped the Ronald McDonald opportunity to research the stallions. If you House Charities of the Inland Northwest are considering transporting semen, make continue to help families in crisis, who have sure you research the process and contact travelled to be near their child in a hospital the stallion owner to confirm costs and what and need a place to stay. Gallop thanks all the their “Live Foal Guarantee” consists of. Those breeders who have participated in bidding on costs will be between the successful bidder their fine stallions! and the stallion owners or breeding farms. This is your opportunity to help a family in Visit our website for more information, www. need! Be sure to attend one of the Nation’s most successful equine fundraising events, You need not be present to bid on the either in person or online! Gallop is ranked as services. Pre-bidding is currently being one of the best events (and causes) to purchase accepted, or you can bid on the day of the Stallion Services in the country! Each year the 4th Highest Selling Service auction in the Pavilion or by calling Gallop’s HF Mobster Stallion line-up gets better, and new stallion JANUARY 2021 • HORSE PREVIEWS • PAGE 4

Gallops Annual Charity STALLION SERVICES AUCTION Presented By:

Rhodes River Ranch

Stallion Services - For The Year - 2021 Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest Sunday, January 31, 2021 - Northern Quest Resort & Casino - 12:00 P.M. PST Broadcasting live from Gallop’s Internet website: You have the opportunity to call in on a toll free number to bid on stallions services!

Spooks Gotta Gun

SJR Diamond Mist

Whizkey N Diamonds

Cat Ichi

CD Diamond

NRHA Million Dollar Sire! APHA World Champion Junior Reining Horse Reining By The Bay Open Derby Champion Sire of NRHA Futurity Open & Derby Champion Offspring Earnings of $2,028,000+

NRCHA Open Futurity Champion NRCHA #1 Open All Ages/All Divisions Horse of the Year - 2018 Lifetime Earnings $179,883

One-Million Dollar Sire! AQHA World Champion - Senior Reining NRHA Open Derby Co-Reserve Champion NRHA Futurity Sire Award Winner Lifetime Earnings: $225,000

Three-Million Dollar+ Sire! NCHA Open Derby Champion NCHA Futurity Open Finalist Lifetime Earnings: $306,191

2012 Horse of the Year NRCHA Open Futurity Champion Lifetime Earnings: $153,320 Sire of the 2018 NRCHA Open Futurity Champion!

Blazing Hot

VS Flatline

Lazy Loper

VS Code Red

Hot Ones Only

NSBA Hall of Fame Multiple AQHA World Champion AQHA, NSBA, and Equistat Leading Sire Sire of AQHA, and NSBA Congress & World Champions Offspring Earnings $3.5 + Million Dollars

AQHA & NSBA World Champion Five-Time Congress Champion Reichert Celebration Equine Sports Medicine Reserve Champion Sire of multiple World & Reserve World Champions

Sire of 75+ World Championships, Congress Champion & Reserve Championships Multiple Honor Roll Sire AQHA Top-Five Leading Sire NSBA Top-Five Leading Money Earning Sire

Multiple NSBA World Champion Five-Time Congress Champion Multiple NSBA Breeders Futurity Champion Sire of multiple World & Reserve World Champions

AQHA Nine-Time World Champion Thirteen-Time Congress Champion Lifetime Earnings over $100,000 More World Championships than any other stallion in AQHA History


No Doubt Im Lazy

Batt Man

Its A Southern Thing

The Wow Factor

Multiple AQHA/APHA/NSBA/ApHC World and Reserve World Champion Sire Sire of Congress, NSBA & BCF World Champions AQHA All Time Leading Money Earning Sire

AQHA World Champion All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion Three-Time Reichert Celebration Champion Sire of World, Reserve World, and Congress Champions

Congress Champion & AQHA Reserve High Point Champion Sire of World and Congress Champions Money Earners of over 5300 points & $600,000+ in earnings

AQHA Reserve World Champion Western Riding NSBA World Champion Western Riding NSBA Reserve World Champion Western Pleasure

Multiple World Champion Congress Champion AQHA Reserve Congress Champion Honor Roll Champion Multiple Reserve & World Champion Sire

Gallops Annual Charity Auction - 2021 More stallions to follow QUARTER HORSE STALLIONS

Batt Man Blazing Hot Caribbean Touchdown Cat Ichi Cats Merada Catty Hawk CD Diamond Certainly A Vision DGS Replicated DGS TheEntertainer DGS Vintage

Extremely Hot Chips GoodCowboyMargarita HF Mobster Hot Ones Only How Bout This Cowboy Hubba Hubba Huntin I Am The Party Initials Only Its A Southern Thing Kissin The Girls Lazy Loper

Lookinat The Sierras Ment To Be Metallic Malace Mightty Mouse Mr Sherlock Holms Mr Zippos Good Bar No Doubt Im Lazy Playdox Rap Cat Reydioactive SJR Diamond Mist

GALLOPS 2021 ANNUAL CHARITY Smart Boons Surely A Pepto Telasecret Travelin Jonez Vigilanti VS Code Red VS Flatline VS Goodride Whizkey N Diamonds Willy Be Invited

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For further information contact: BARBARA TURNER (509) 990-4167



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toll-free number and speaking to an operator, starting at 11am (PST). Watch the event live on your computer at our website, and have your credit card ready! Be sure to call in your bid one or two services prior to the service you are interested in. Not going to be near a computer? On the road, working or hauling home from a horse show? Do not worry, let Barb Turner know and arrangements can be made for your bid prior to services hitting the auction block! Gallop would like to acknowledge their event underwriter, Rhodes River Ranch, who is proudly presenting the auction for their 21st year. Rhodes River Ranch is located at the foothills of the Cascades, just an hour and a half north of SeaTac in beautiful Arlington, Washington. The Ranch is dedicated to breeding, raising, and training future World Champion performance horses, and providing top quality service to their clients. They also offer some of the finest performance prospects with bloodlines such as, Peptoboonsmal, High Brow Cat, Smart Chic Olena, Dual Rey, Gunner, Smart Little Lena, Topsail Whiz, CD Olena, Soula Jule Star, Nic It In The Bud, Starlights Joy, Shine By The Bay, TR Dual Rey, CD Lights, Shine Like Hail, Magnum Chic Dream, and their top AQHA World Champion Reining stallion, Whizkey N Diamonds. They welcome visitors to tour their site and contact them for more information regarding a service, one of their stallions, sales or just to visit! To learn more about the ranch, go to The Gallop Charity Auction is indebted to Jean Rhodes for presenting the Gallop Event along with all other sponsors for making the Gallop Auction possible. Just as outstanding as the breeding services are the nonservice packages! These items are auctioned in-between breeding services and are a chance for anyone to get involved, not just those in the equine industry! Non-service auction items will be posted to the website right up to the event, so check the website frequently! Some of the non-service items donated include a one-night, two-day all-inclusive Dude Ranch vacation at K-Diamond-K Guest Ranch located in Republic, Washington. Professionally framed artwork donated by the Picture Peddler; a Hells Canyon Wild River Jet Boat tour for two donated from Killgore Adventures; a weekend getaway package at Northern Quest

Are you due for a vacation? Maybe you would be interested in an adventurous South African South African Big Game Adventure big game hunt? This epic big game hunting trip is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Hunt tens of thousands of acres of Veld (grassland) in the Limpopo Province of South Africa on this exciting adventure. Enjoy lodging with all the amenities of home including gourmet meals, laundry service, Wi-Fi and more. Glamping getaway anyone? Camping in an Airstream is like living the American road trip dream without sacrificing any comfort. Enjoy modern and luxurious accommodations such as a queen-sized memory foam mattress topped Glamping Getaway with plush linens, pull-out couch, television, full bathroom, and private outdoor area. Choose the Russian River site located in a grove of Redwood trees near Guerneville, California or outside Yosemite National Park, 40 minutes from the western gates. Back by popular demand, you will have the opportunity to bid on a Royal Caribbean cruise. Enjoy an ocean view stateroom for two for a (4) or (5) night cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean, available year-round! The ocean view stateroom includes two twin beds, which can be converted to a queen, vanity area, private bathroom and picture window or porthole. Details on all these vacation packages are located on our website at

The Royal Caribbean Cruise Package

Calling itself truly “The Last Best Place,” The resort at Paws Up is offering you a chance to stay at their 5-star rated resort! This vacation package will include: a certificate for two adults. Certificate includes lodging taxes and resort fee. Three day, two-night complimentary stay in an exquisitely appointed Meadow Home for two guests. Complimentary daily meal plans for two guests. Certificate includes on property transportation during your stay and one complimentary halfday activity for two guests.


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Wilk. Radioactive (ASPC, ASPR) (Dun-Haven Revelation x Latte Bling Bling) aSPr all Star Top Ten; aSPr Stakes Champion; WSh year end Champion & Multiple Show Champion and high Point driving Standing to approved pony and horse mares Champion driving mares in foal to Wilk. Radioactive available

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Are your plans to transport semen to your mare this breeding season? Is your veterinarian hospital accomplished in the reproduction knowledge of transported cooled and frozen semen? At McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital, Dr. Jed McKinlay takes pride in leading their Reproduction Center. Their business was built largely Dr. Jed McKinlay, DVM around reproduction and Dr. McKinlay’s specialty continues to be a mainstay of their practice. The Reproduction Centre is in Colbert, Washington and is state of the art for breeding stallions, mare coverage and foaling out offspring. Dr. McKinlay offers exceptional quality reproductive services. McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital utilizes the most up-to-date techniques in caring for mares with fertility issues. Year after year, many mare owners return to have their mares artificially inseminated with transported fresh cooled or frozen semen. Their Reproduction Centre’s excellent results and professional care is second to none in the northwest. They are a Select Breeders Services Affiliate Lab. This affiliation holds them to the highest standards in semen preparation, handling, and storage in the industry. McKinlay & Peters has joined the ranks in their compassion for families who need to be with their child while receiving medical aid in a hospital. They will be offering a special breeding package in Gallop’s line up of non-service auction items. This breeding package will include: (7) Days Mare Board; All Ultrasound Exam Fees; Insemination Fees; Uterine Culture Fees; Prostaglandins; Ovulation Induction Drugs; Caslicks if needed; and Pregnancy Diagnosis st (14) Days. Gallop is indebted to MPEH Reproduction Centre for their continued compassion and support! The excitement does not end here! There is always our silent auction too! Items on the tables will include: gift baskets, dining certificates, North 40 gift cards, a $525+ pair of top of the line Hawthorn’s Rancher boots from White’s Boots, multiple Valentine’s gifts, jewelry, Pendleton throw, soft weighted blankets, western purses, South Western décor, limited edition art and much, much more!

Gallop welcomes back actress, singer, and recording artist, Valerie Jeanne! Valerie is a powerhouse vocalist! She started her singing career at age three and has been captivating listeners ever since. She is a Nashville charting artist with her hit single, “Rainbow After The Storm.” The song hit # 1 on The Christian Music Weekly Country Chart, written by Michelle McCammond and Mellad Abeid. Being a cancer survivor, Valerie’s story and singles have appeared most recently on KSPS Northwest Profiles that aired throughout last summer & fall. It played leading up to the documentary on the ‘History of Country Music’ by Ken Burns. She has also been featured on KHQ, KREM 2, KXLY, & Fox 28 ‘Good Day Gotta Hear This,’ additionally appearing as a guest artist on ‘The Morning Stampede on K102 Country. Being on a regular rotation on 89.9 KYMS, Valerie is a very versatile vocalist who covers many genres. She headlined for the Vegas Style Show “Showstoppers Live,” performing tributes to vocal giants, Celine Dion and Carrie Underwood in Las Vegas. Throughout the year you will find Valerie hard at work on stage, in the studio, making appearances on television networks, and doing live radio interviews and production shows. Gallop is excited and honored to have Valerie Jeanne returning to the stage for her 19th year! When it comes to this artist … you know instantly that she is grateful to God to be alive and has a new song in her heart! Participating in her fifth year, Gallop is honored in welcoming back the incredibly talented recording artist, Christy Lee. This girl can sing! She placed in the top-three for the Inland Northwest’s “Best Of.” The gritty texture of Christy Lee’s voice is one of the best you will hear! She has lived in Nashville, recording and performing regularly in music venues and on Broadway. Over the years, Christy Lee has been in and out of Nashville pursuing her music career, touring, and sharing the stage with the likes of Rascal Flatts, Randy Houser, Frankie Ballard, Hunter Hayes, Bryan White and Blake Shelton! Music is not a hobby for Christy, it is a career, filling her days, and a family affair that began at the urging of her beloved father. She wows audiences wherever she performs.

A highlight to this event is Gallop’s Opening Ceremony at Noon. Witness the stage come alive with entertainment that will astound you! You will not want to miss these talented recording artists at the kickoff event at Noon! Opening Ceremony Entertainers. You will not want to miss these talented recording artists at the Kick Off Event at Noon! JANUARY 2021 • HORSE PREVIEWS • PAGE 8

Back by popular demand, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist, Nick Canger returns to Gallop! Nick recorded and released an old Tim McGraw song that was written by Tommy Barnes called, “When She Wakes Up and Finds Me Gone.” To date, Nick has played with Gary Chapman, Michael Peterson, Jason Michael Carroll, Luke Yates, and many more. You can hear Nick singing on the radios and on the tongues of his fans young and old. His music can be followed on iTunes, YouTube, Facebook, Reverb Nation, and live at this

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2021 Introductory Breeding Fee $700 Semen Collection & Shipping Charges Apply Transported Fresh Cooled Semen Only

Jolana Bushnell & BECOMING at 2 years old when he garnished his World Titles!

“Cooper” as we call him, will stand to the public for his very first breeding season in 2021 with our great friends at McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital in Colbert, Washington. 509-238-4959 • Kettle Falls, WA • 509-675-1223 JANUARY 2021 • HORSE PREVIEWS • PAGE 9

year’s 2021 Gallop Event! Nick leaves his talented mark on stage every time he performs. If you have not heard him yet, do not miss out on one of Country Music’s best acts at the 2021 Opening Ceremony of the Gallop Stallion Services Auction!

He attended Spokane Falls Community College and the Musicians Institute where he was awarded the ‘Most Outstanding Stylist’ award upon graduating. He currently teaches music at Learn to Burn Music in Spokane, Washington and plays with various groups around the area.

Back again for Gallop’s 2021 Opening Ceremony To complete this amazing comes well noted singer, group of entertainers is writer, drummer, and percussionist, Nick Halpin. composer Jesse Quandt. Nick has opened for Lone Jesse started playing Star & Craig Morgan. His guitar and singing at the band ‘The Last Chance age of four. Being strongly Band,” has a new single influenced by classic, outlaw out called ‘Dirty.’ They are a country, and classic rock, top band in the Northwest, Gallop’s Ringmen, RMHC Ambassador, Coordinator, and Auctioneer he thrived in learning from and we’re excited to have the greats. Adding drums to his repertoire, Jesse became him with us at the Gallop Event this year! Gallop is honored well versed in jazz as well as classical, but never let go of his that he has come back to perform with a heartfelt belief of country roots. Shortly after the start of the war in Iraq, Jesse our mission in helping the families of the Ronald McDonald put his musical aspirations on hold and joined the Army. He House Charities of the Inland Northwest! served just shy of ten years. No matter the post, he never All this excitement and support helps the Gallop Stallion went anywhere without his guitar. On his final overseas tour, Services Auction meet its primary goal of raising funds to help Jesse began writing and composing his own original musical the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest works. Within weeks of returning home to the States, Jesse continue their mission of helping hundreds of families. Check was booked and performing professionally. From being out all of these performers on Gallop’s Facebook page, or on billed in small bars, state fairs and music festivals, Jesse our website, has gone on to open for award-winning artists and national Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest touring acts and has developed a devout following. His music provides temporary lodging, comfort, and support for families follows themes of the blue-collar worker, heartache, life, and with children accessing medical services. They additionally love. Jesse’s energetic style of blending country with rock, support related efforts to improve children’s health. The blues and soul always gives astounding, energy-packed live Ronald McDonald House is much more than a room to stay event.Jesse Quandt never fails to deliver true entertainment. in. When families are close to the hospital, this facilitates Gallop is excited to have him back helping Ronald McDonald more time with their child and more frequent interaction with House Charities families! their clinical care team which helps them better participate Gallop’s welcomes back Justine Griffin who was in care decisions. Additionally, families staying at the house unbelievably entertaining last year. She is a classically have free laundry facilities, shuttle rides to and from the trained violinist. Justine is a local violinist born and raised in hospital, frequent meals prepared by volunteers through the Spokane. Justine started playing the violin at the age of ten- Make-A-Meal program and much more. The Ronald McDonald years old. She played for the Spokane Youth Symphony as a House is a shelter in the storm, providing over 8,000 nights child and Gonzaga University Orchestra during her junior year of lodging each year. Over 60% of the families who stay there in High School. Her passion is playing improvisation with a had no idea that they would need Ronald McDonald House little fiddle and a wide range of genres from rock, to country, Charities services until just 24 hours prior to arriving. Many to pop. arrived via helicopter or ambulance. Approximately 57% of the Gallop is honored to welcome back acclaimed Emmy- families staying at the house are there with a premature infant Nominated Songwriter, Guitarist, Musical Director, Arranger, or newborn with complications. Those needing specialized and Producer, Mellad Abeid. He has been lead guitarist for oncology treatment for their children runs about 17% and God Spell, Rock of Ages, Trailer Park Christmas, Footloose, 26% is due to trauma or another illness. Families can stay Hairspray, Hello Dolly, and has been awarded Independent at the Ronald McDonald House free of charge thanks to the Celtic Album of the Year, Instrumental Celtic Song of the generosity of events like Gallop supporters. The average length of stay is 26 days. Year, and multiple other acclaimed awards. He is amazing! Returning for his fourth year is Guitarist, Ben Rose. Originally from Kansas, Ben began playing guitar at age 17.

Even children being treated are appreciative of being able to stay at the House with their family. Such is the story of


Introducing for 2021:

Introducing an outstanding Son of Poco Buenos Ghost:

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AQHA Reg#5631648

AQHA Reg#5690711 2015 Cremello • 14.3 hands, 1050 lbs Sire: Poco Buenos Ghost • Dam: Lil Bitzy Fritz

2014 Grulla, Homozygous for Black & Dun Gene! 15.1 hands, 1100 lbs Sire: Just Pure Platinum Dam: Blus Chex Harbor 2021 will be the first year for “Chex” to be standing at stud. He will only sire black based dun factored foals! His book will be limited so do not delay! Get your mare on the books for 2021 and have a 2022 dun factored foal! Chex is 5 panel N/N.

aka Chex

INTRODUCTORY BREEDING SPECIAL: First 5 mares breeding fee will be $300, paid with signed contract. Half of his 2021 fee!!

“Ice” will be standing to limited number of mares for 2021 due to his training schedule. I am sure he will follow in his sire’s footsteps and sire athletic, easy to train offspring and adding that color as a bonus to his offspring! He has great conformation, disposition and a pedigree that is hard to find! Ice is 5 panel N/N.

INTRODUCTORY BREEDING SPECIAL: First 5 mares breeding fee will be $250, paid with signed contract.

2021 Breeding Fee After First 5 Mares: $600

2021 Breeding Fee After First 5 Mares: $400

MAMA SAId dASH APHA Reg#910883

PoCo BuenoS GHoSt

AQHA Reg#4504586 2004 Cremello • 14.3 hands, 1050 lbs Sire: Buenos Twisted Doc • Dam: Pocos Miss Miranda

2007 Homozygous • Black & White Tobiano • 15.2 hands, 1150 lbs Sire: Heza Blue Tomcat • Dam: Goin to the Cash Bar “Rocket has a great disposition and great conformation that he is passing onto his foals from a variety of mares! Rocket is homozygous for the tobiano and black gene so guaranteed a colored foal and all black based! All of his foals to date have been awesome and are very versatile! His oldest offspring are 5 & 6 years old and they are performing in Western Pleasure, dressage and hunter/jumper, English Pleasure and barrel racing! Rocket’s offspring are very versatile! Also check out aka rocket Rocket’s excellent pedigree! Please consider breeding your mare or mares to Rocket and you will also be a very happy and proud owner of a beautiful Rocket foal!” Rocket is 6 panel N/N.

2021 Breeding Fee: $600

aka Ice

“Casper has a great foundation pedigree, great disposition & conformation. He has offspring that are excelling in the roping pen, speed events, cow horse events and also great trail riding and family horses! And to add to all that he adds the great colors of either palomino, buckskin, smokey black or even smokey grullas, depending on the color of the mare!” Casper is 5 panel N/N.


aka Casper

2021 Breeding Fee: $400

Please visit our website for additional pictures of our stallions and offspring of Rocket & Casper Young Prospects Available for Purchase Non-Refundable Booking Fee of $150 on All Stallions All Stallions are AI only & Offer Shipped Semen through our Vet. Additional Costs for AI, Collection & Shipment are Paid Directly To Vet.

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nine year old Steven, who is undergoing treatment for recently diagnosed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He donated $500 to the Make-A-Home program to help provide meals for Ronald McDonald House Charities families. His hometown raised money to help his family cover the high costs of cancer treatments. Steven saw that Ronald McDonald House Charities was running low on meals and chose to donate a portion of his cancer treatment money to help feed families there. Ronald Ronald McDonald House Charities Child, Steven McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest was overwhelmed to receive such a selfless donation from a child undergoing treatment himself at the House! Another nine year old Lane was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. He and his parents checked into the House so Lane could be closer to the Sacred Heart Hospital to receive his medical treatment. A month after check in Lane’s little brother, Logan, finally got to join him at the house. Logan’s first stop on Lane’s ‘House’ tour was the famous magic toy room where he chose a giant stuffed alligator to keep him company in this new environment.



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Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis is a mouthful to say as well as a mouthful of problems for some horse patients. Never heard of it? Don’t feel bad, as it was first reported by a veterinarian in 2004 and awareness within our profession has slowly spread since then. EOTRH is a chronic, progressive syndrome mainly of the incisor and canine teeth of older horses in which parts of the incisor teeth are resorbed (dissolved) by the body. These are the teeth at the front of the horse’s mouth. The tooth resorption process can lead to inflammation and pain, as well as weakening the tooth so it is more prone to fracture or infection. In some horses, the body tries to fix the resorption problem by repairing the roots with excessive amounts of cementum (hypercementosis), leading to bulbous, malformed roots. Horses can suffer from tooth resorption alone, or tooth resorption AND hypercementosis, but hypercementosis does not occur without tooth resorption. Unfortunately, the disease must often be in very advanced stages before we can suspect it just by looking at the incisors. Signs of advanced disease might include painful, swollen gums, loose or fractured teeth, draining tracts in the gumline from infected tooth roots, or signs of pain. You might be



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What’s Next? By Ann Kirk

January 2021 is here!!! Last year was an interesting year here in eastern Washington. Hopefully most of you were still able to enjoy your horses and maybe even more so with the shutdowns and working from home. But 2020 is behind us and there is a whole new year ahead. It is time to continue progressing our horses towards that ideal mount we have always imagined. For those of you who have been following the sequence, we ended the last session in the round pen by adding objects to our sacking out lessons to get the horse conditioned to stand and wait for our cue before moving or reacting to various stimuli. For those of you who are just joining us, I will review some of the lessons we have taught but to read the articles in their entirety, just email me at and I will send them to you. I started the year talking about the two most important aspects to remember when you are working with a horse. First is the prey animal instinct. This dynamic is what causes the horse to over react and hurt you when things happen that it perceives to be a threat to its safety. The threat does not have to be real. In the horse’s mind, it only has to be a perceived threat for the alarms to go off, the panic to kick in and the fight for survival to begin. Remembering that your horse is wired this way will give you a better understanding of how to recondition its natural response to perceived

dangers. The second aspect is the herd dynamic or pecking order. Once the horse accepts you as safe, it instinctively wants to know where you stand in the pecking order. Most horses are not mean or willfully dangerous about this process but they will just assume you are submitted to them unless you step up and let them know otherwise. They don’t mind being led if they know you are a competent leader but if you don’t lead, they will do what comes natural to them. Others will look to assume the lead rather forcefully and, depending on their success with certain tactics in the past, they can become quite dangerous to work with if you don’t know how to change their behavior. Then I went on to talk about the benefits of using the round pen to gain better control over the horse by getting mental control. By working the horse loose without attachments, the horse can be taught to stop reacting emotionally to every little bit of pressure and to begin looking for and trying to figure out the right answer. The release of pressure signals the horse

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when it is correct and building upon the correct answers will completely change your horse’s behavior and way of dealing with emotional situations. You can teach your horse to control its emotions and think before acting which leads to a much, much safer horse to be around. I moved on to explaining my basic round pen lesson. This starts with gaining control of direction first. Then inside and outside turns, stopping on cue, turning to face and keeping both eyes on me wherever I am in the pen. Next is approaching the horse and touching it on the face and retreating. Many repetitions lead to sacking out with the hands all over the head, then body followed by adding objects such as a towel, lariat, saddle blanket, tarp and who knows what else to condition the “stand and wait” response that will keep us safe when unexpected stimuli come flying by on the wind. And that’s where we ended in July. So, what’s next? The “Bridle” is next. I want to teach my horse to respond properly to the bit as soon as I can safely put a bit into its mouth. I am going to ride my horse from its very first ride to its last with a bit in its mouth unless it becomes so good, I feel confident enough to advance it to a halter or a string around its nose or maybe even nothing


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Embarrassing moments. Nobody likes to talk about them. Oh, they’ll talk about slipping on the ice on their first date or getting bucked off a gentle horse. Other folks empathize and usually they laugh. But it makes people uneasy when it’s really embarrassing. They might titter nervously but if it’s really awful it makes us uncomfortable. It could happen to me! Like the time I leaned into a car window and asked a new acquaintance to dance and she didn’t have any legs. It was shattering to a high school boy, not to mention the girl. Or introducing an old friend and his wife to my family and calling his wife by his ex wife’s name. Faux pas are always exaggerated when you are in the company of someone other than your family. Cocktail or dinner parties with guests are fertile ground for embarrassment: Halfway through dinner you glance in the mirror and discover you should have blown your nose an hour ago: finding gravy

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Selling Acreage & Residential Real Estate All Over the Spokane / Northeastern WA Area, Gaye and Sarah are Always Professional, Always Fun, and Always Selling! A 5 Acres • Spokane, W


14 Acres • Valleyford,


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14 Acres • Chattaroy,



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Gaye Shumaker, Broker 509.954.8052

We pride ourselves on being responsive, great communicators, proactive, professional, honest, knowledgeable, qualified, experienced, top quality brokers, easy to work with. We put our clients first, and strive for smooth transactions and high integrity.

Sarah Knight, Broker 509.954.6057

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