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 .

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 


BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

How exciting! And she is gorgeous!!

Shirley said...

Very nice! A welcome addition to your band. Nice big hip on her.

Crystal said...

Oh she looks good, that is exciting :)

Country Gal said...

Oh WOW ! What a beauty ! I am glad you found her I can tell your exited about here who wouldn't be ! I am so happy for you both I think you will both be best buds ! Lovely photos . Thanks for sharing , looking forward to updates . Have a good week !

Unknown said...

Nice mare! Will be watching to see what she puts on the ground. Two thumbs up!

C-ingspots said...

She is just lovely. So much fun getting a new horse!

4RRanch said...

She is beautiful, always fun to get a new horse.

GoLightly said...

Wonderful news!
I kinda like her name ;)

Buttons Thoughts said...

Exciting news. HUGS B

aurora said...

Congrats - she really does resemble Ici, both well built pretty girls!