Monday, July 31, 2006
Here is one of the lines for people have Tommie sign their Joker Model horse. People stood in line for hours just to have Tommie sign their horse. Tommie made sure everyone who was in line got their model signed. The new Joker Breyer models are going for $50 to $75 on Ebay and at Breyer collector stores. If you are looking to get one, check out our website soon. We'll have something going on there for you to get one. Details coming soon!
Sunday, July 30, 2006
Saturday, July 22, 2006
We shot this nice photo of Tommie and Joker the other night. We did a photoshoot for the upcoming DVD we have coming out about Joker. It's full of never before seen video clips of shows he has performed at and things he's done. He is such a proud horse. You should be able to get a copy at Breyerfest next weekend or here on-line. Joker rocks!
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Casey, from Priefert Texas Thunder, lets one of our interns, Tara get a ride on one of their Percherons. We also got a lesson from Jason Goodman on shoeing the big boys and how he takes care of them. They tour with 2 Semi's and 8 horses. Thanks for the great time guys! Ride Fast... Take Chances!
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Here is Pete Peterson from the Budweiser Clydesdales taking a try with my Chariot team of Zeus and Apollo. They are a bit smaller than the Clydesdales, but they can move out! Another team driver, Jon Wearly will be driving the Chariot team of Caesar and Spartacus during our show on July 14 and 15. He used to drive for Bud too, but now drives for Disney in Orlando. It is going to be a fun race! See you at the show!
Here we are next to the Budweiser Hitch. 6 amazing Clydesdales. It is Tara, Tom (my dad), Lori, Katy, Jenny, and me. I believe that is Mitch (the Clydesdale) behind us. These girls have been working and training really hard, so we like to get out and have fun too! We just got done with the BLM mustang adoption and ran out to see the Clydesdales.
The Budweiser Clydesdales are in town today (Dixon) so Tommie and I went out to see them. The driver, Pete Peterson is a friend of ours who we know from our EuroDisney days. He brought the crew by the Equestrian Center on Saturday and we hung out all weekend. Lots of people showed up to see them today. It was really cool. They got to watch the horses get harnessed and shine up the wagon. The dalmation is right behind us, you can't see him but he is there. They have two drivers on the hitch when they roll. They are from the San Antonio Hitch and head up to MN next. What beautiful horses too. They are such a great sight to see. Thanks Pete and to all your crew!
Thursday, July 06, 2006
For those of you coming to our show on July 14 and 15th, you'll see this guy, Rich Brunner in action. He will be giving a demo on mounted shooting. It is some fast action stuff too. We would like to get a mounted shooting group together here. It's a lot of fun and gets the heart racing. Come to the show and check it out!
We have been busy getting the facility set up and we are also busily training horses too! Here is our apprentice, Lori ponying one of our "in training" horses, Allegro. He is a 4 year old Arabian. He is coming along very well. We have been working with him for just under 30 days and there is incredible improvement in his attitude and willingness to work. Lori is on her horse, Romeo. (photo by Kay Fellows)
We had a beautiful sunset last night. Here is the warm up arena, main barn and main arena. We had a fun 4th here with all the crew, interns, friends and family with a BBQ, volleyball, campfire and music. The BLM adoption is here this weekend. We're going to introduce everyone to "Blade". We got him last year at this sale. If you are looking to help preserve our horse heritage and gain a wonderful friend, come out to the BLM Adoption this weekend at our facility. You can come to look at the selection Friday from noon to 5pm and get all the information you'll need. See you this weekend!
We have signed a deal to take over the management of the Wahl Equestrian Center and Western Store at Double G Farms. We have been busily putting together plans and systems to make this place a friendly and happening facility for everyone to enjoy. Here Tommie puts on some much needed fresh paint. If you have any ideas or would like to hold an event at our facility, please contact us at 815-626-3155.