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OUR FAMILY RANCH

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OUR HORSES

We are proud to raise quality horses for a variety of jobs. Current day, raising horses with great temperaments, that are docile enough to be ridden by guests, has become our top priority! This being said, we won't just breed a horse because they are gentle; we are very concerned with breeding horses with great conformation that will keep our herd strong and at a competition level should they be bought by a show home. Our history of raising top knoch show horses is important to us, despite not showing anymore ourselves. Clydesdales are much more diverse than the public often expects! They can be 16 hands tall up to 19 hands tall, 1,600 lbs up to 2,300 lbs, and also come in several different colors. Clydesdales are most often bay, which essentially means brown, but they can also be black, red roan, and blue roan. Roan is when their body has white throughout, so much so, that they often appear "gray". Clydesdales can also have chrome pretty much anywhere on their body; chrome is what you call white markings on a clydesdale. Of course, clydesdales are most known for their fluffy legs which is actually called their "feathers". All clydesdales have feathers and they are usually white, but can also be black on 1-3 of their legs. All clydesdales also have a blaze, which can be several different widths, but is a white stripe down their face. We are not specifically looking for any combination of these qualities these days. We are concerned with optimal confirmation, meaning bone structure, for a healthy and long lasting show quality animal. This means we have all these different sizes, and colors of clydesdales on our ranch since our horses matching is not our top priority. We have every age from newborn foals, to elderly horses. Clydesdales are usually expected to live 20-25 years, and since we keep our horses their entire lives (unless sold as a weanling), we have seen several of our horses live past the usual life expectancy. Clydesdales are a high maintenance breed due to their size, hair, and general needs being greater than that of a light horse ("normal" sized horse). Our horses are all living out on several hundred acres unless they require a special diet, are injured, heavily pregnant, or a foal. We have a barn and smaller corrals we use as needed. We breed and foal out our own mares and do most of the veterinary care ourselves. We have a local vet we use as needed, and a surgery center a few hours away for any severe emergencies. We love our horses dearly and hope this answered some of your questions about our herd.

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