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 .

Saturday, 27 February 2016

No drama with Reina!

She is here! "The Drama Queen"  and so far so good, she hauled beautifully and after a few "getting to know you " moments she seems to have settled in nicely with Casey .

 She looks like she will fit in fine! 

 The Phoenix, thinks she is BEAUTIFUL!!! 

I haven't told him yet I think we are breeding her to Cactus this year. Or maybe...
 Anyhow got some catching up to do on blogs so ,stay safe friends.

Monday, 22 February 2016

I can see clearly now the "Reina" has come

Nope its not a typo, sorry to leave you all hanging about the "new " I alluded to in the last post,but I wanted to make sure I could make it happen.
After losing Ici, I was wondering about finding another mare, but not just any mare, I had some pretty specific criteria.
I looked around and found a Dreamfinder filly for sale, and while she was lovely she was not quite what I wanted. Sweet and nicely put up, also well bred, but not quite it. Then I looked again and I found "The Drama Queen"  and I was hooked! Bred by the same folks that raised Ici, and a half sister to boot! She is also a full sister to the national and world champion Vision Maker
(Stock Photo)

And she is mine! I should have her home by the weekend or next at the outside. This mare is so very similar to Ici, a little smaller but has everything I was looking for and more! .Unlike Ici this mare is broke to ride (currently in training for a refresher) and also unlike my sweet Ici, this mare is apparently easy to breed! Ici ,while she produced some of my very best was a difficult mare to catch cycling and we missed a few year due to this.
The new mare does not go by her registered name " The Dram Queen" as there is no drama about her, rather she is called Reina, Spanish for beautiful queen. I think it suits her just fine! 

Photo credit to Westview Appaloosas who I would like to thank for the opportunity to own this lovely mare! 
I cannot believe someone who takes as many picture as I do had to borrow photos, but trust me, once I get her home!
Just for reference her is a photo of Ici
SO , are you now as excited as I am to see what Reina will produce?
Stay safe my friends 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Shiny new computer!

Hi friends, my old computer was slowly dying, and it made for some difficulty with posting, add to that I was at a loss for anything to say so the blog sat dormant again.
I will do better soon I hope. Especially with this sleek speedy quick new computer!
Luckily I backed up my photos so I have some I can share as an update

There is some news to share, but not just yet.
Meanwhile I need to check in with all my favorite blogs and see what you all have been up to.
Stay safe