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, 8 September 2013

We've got an App for that!!! and more baby pics

First things  first,  CONGRATULATIONS  TEAM  APPALOOSA!!!!  for the  eighth time  they  have  won  the Telus  Battle  Of  the  Breeds  at Spruce  Meadows!! Well  done  team, you  make us proud!
The  competition  is  all  about  breed  versatility , and  our  team  showed  that  ,  whatever you  set them  at, well , we indeed  do  have  an "App"  for  that!
Maybe  one  day ,  a  Fern  Valley  Appaloosa will  join  the  fray , and  show  them  what  we  can  do ...
 I was  asked  recently what  are  my  horses bred for ? Cutting, reining, hunter,my answer  was  simply  they  are  bred  for   versatility. Good  all  around  "using  horses " as  my  friend  Barb  would  say .
But they  all  start  out here ,  and  adorable kids  and  for  now  that is  what  I will  show  you  again. so  without  further  ado , more  bay  pics!! And another  animated one  too! Still have  no  idea  how  that  happens!
Not  too  many  of Maks  today ,  he  was  hiding  out in  the  shed  with  mom ,  most of  the  time 
Tango  ,  your  end is  in  view  again! 

 Foal  whisperer 


 On  the  run! 






 Afternoon  naps 



OK  , just learned  that  this  treatment is  called  "Auto  Awesome" and it is  that!  when a  selection  of  5  or  more  photos is  detected  on  burst , and  saved  to Picassa  , they  will  do  this  for  you  automatically!  Cool  huh?
 Deb getting  swarmed (poor  Deb,  she  just  wanted  to  hang out  with  Peps  and Sprite, but  the  whole  gang welcomed  her  home 


 Casey  is  getting to be  quite  the pocket  pony! 

 Peps  and  Jazz  have  clearly  forgiven  me  for  the  deworming  yesterday! 
its  a  good  day  when  Jazzy  will stand  for  some  love 

 Casey and  Tango are  pretty  close almost  always  hanging  out together 
Hope  everyone had a  good  weekend, and  as  always  my  friends , stay  safe! 

12 comments:

Kate said...

Great pictures, as always! Versatility is the name of the game - all good horses are versatile, in imho.

Willow said...

Great photos as always . Love the Casey ,Tago back scratching.
SO glad you told me that Picaso is doing that animation thingie because it was happening to some of my photos too . I though someone had hacked into my account lol ...thanks for sharing that it is Picasos creative work, you'd think they would at least tell you first ! ha ha

American Girl said...

Love the photos!

Shirley said...

You do raise darn good horses, and I think we will see some of them in the Battle of the Breeds one day. Hint hint. I think I'm kind of partial to Tango this year!

Cindy D. said...

I'm in love with those spotted buttoxskis!

Cut-N-Jump said...

That Maks is a good looking kid there. I think I have picked my fav of the bunch.

kden said...

Oh man, what an Appy Heaven! And I love the effect of the animated burst.

Reddunappy said...

Gosh I havnt been on for awhile! Boy did you get some color this year!! LOL Casey, is he dun? They are all b e a u t i f u l !!!!

Reddunappy said...

That Casey, I would say she is Dun!! Emma was that color as a foal! Minus the blanket! LOL

Nicole said...

Totally like the Auto Awesome shot. Very cool!!!

4RRanch said...

Love the baby pics. It must be so exciting when they are born to see what color and pattern you get.

SC said...

Oh my goodness I want one of your babies!