We had a litter of choc./black labs born last Saturday, and Goldie was in labor for around 36 hours. It was a very traumatic birth, but everything came out alright. We were thanking God for keeping Goldie safe, and for giving us eight beautiful puppies!!!
We also got our Nat'l Champion stallion from Oregon! Rivenburgh's Let's Roll S.E. has been one of our favorite stallions for many years. It was totally a miracle that we were allowed to buy him. There is no other explanation other than "it was a God-thing!"
He is all hairy and doesn't look like anything impressive right now, but oh my goodness...you should see the way he trots. Wait for the pictures we will take of him in the spring.......I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He is AMAZING!!!!!!
Lord willing, we will have three of his babies here in 2012, and 5 from SteamRoller (another Na'l Champ. driving stallion). It will be so much fun to have a lot of babies again. The difference between the coming babies and our previous babies is that the coming ones are a class above anything else we have ever produced. We are just so grateful and amazed that these incredible stallions have come into our lives!!!!!!
I also finally broke Justine to cart. She is such an amazing mover, and will hopefully show her in Touch of Class the end of March. Here is a video of her at liberty
Our weather has been a little cold lately. Or rather REALLY cold!! It's rather strange to have to go to the barn every morning and break through the ice in the water buckets so the horses can drink. The funny thing is that the horses we have brought in from out of state (Oregon, Michigan, Ohio) all know how to break the ice on their own. The horses from Arizona have no clue :)