Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Update on FV Sparks Image


What I had t say on FB pretty much sums it up on this pair 
"Sometimes when you raise a horse and sell it it goes to someone truly special. I have been lucky/blessed in that many of mine have gone to some truly spectacular folks, and even better when they are kind enough to let me follow the horse through life in pictures and in person. FV Sparks Image is just such a horse . Her owner Kat , is a terrific little lady and continues to do wonderfully well with her . And she shares their progress with me ! She is now working on liberty training , and bowing . what next? whatever she wants!"

And I believe that last  part wholeheartedly . Maggie was/is Kats first horse, clearly not her first ride, but still first horse, and I would say also her first raging training SUCCESS!!! What a pair these two are ! 
Kat and Maggie also attended their first horse show in the fall, and I don't recall the placings , but I do believe they did place and also Kat placed well in equitation (or if she didn't the judge was blind , that little lady has a very pretty and correct seat !
Looking forward to seeing what more they can accomplish! 

Stay safe and warm my friends 

12 comments:

Kate said...

That must be a wonderful and very satisfying feeling, to see one of your "babies" doing so well, with such a fine person!

aurora said...

Fantastic! I could never be a breeder and fathom letting horses go, unless of course they all went to someone like this! How rewarding & wonderful, for all concerned!!

RoeH said...

I think it would be hard to 'let go'. I always worry about animals. I want to take care of all of them. Clearly dificult in a two bedroom house. :)

Shirley said...

I love a good success story!

Leah said...

Wonderful! Looks like a great match! How fun for you to watch and hear all of the successful updates!

Cut-N-Jump said...

How Awesome! I am happy for all of you.

the Goodwife said...

What a great feeling!

kden said...

That must warm your heart; a terrific pair.

Janice said...

Looks like a perfect match. It's really nice to see them do well and such a good feeling to know they went to the right place.

fernvalley01 said...

I have been very lucky/blessed that almost all of the horses I have bred and sold have gone on to great lives with very special people. In fact I have bought back 2 one that the owner could not keep, and the other that was sadly not being cared for at all well.Beyond that I find there are more good folks out there than bad

kestrel said...

Wow, it does help that the horses are fabulous, personable, and smart. Just like their breeder!

I love your training stories. Sometimes people tend to seize on 'one way and one way only' training. that training may work magic on one horse, another horse may need a vastly different training method. It boils down to 'do what works.' Keep trying until you come up with something that works. Then STOP! Don't nag the horse to death.

GoLightly said...

How wonderful!
You must be so proud, and if you aren't, well, you should be:)