Milestone 4: "Milo"
Milo is a 2012 gelding who is presumed to be a Thoroughbred-Warmblood Cross. He stands roughly 16.1 and is full of personality. Shelby adopted Milo from the SPCA when he was a 2 year old. When Shelby took him in, Milo was essentially feral. Extremely wary of people, growth-stunted and underweight, Milo put Shelby’s patience and training to the test. Since then, he has come a long way and blossomed into an unrecognizable horse compared to the one he used to be. Shelby attributes much of her equine education to Milo’s training and discovering what has worked for him. Read all of Milo's story here.
Shelby got Rue from the Dawson Creek Auction in September 2018 after she had been purchased by a kill buyer and was slated for slaughter. Luckily, the kill buyer kindly sold her back at cost to allow her a chance at life. Rue is an incredibly quiet, even tempered mare who absolutely loves people. At about 2 years old, she is wise beyond her years and should make an exceptional riding horse when she eventually starts her riding career sometime in 2019. Shelby is excited to help this mare excel and reach her full potential.
Captain Fancypants: “Simon”
Simon came in with Roulette from the Dawson Creek auction. He was also purchased due to being bid on by the kill buyer, however, the kill buyer did not win the bid on him and he never actually ended up in the ownership of a kill buyer like Rue did. Simon was very nervous, aggressive and unhandled when he arrived from the auction. Since then, all work with him has been about getting him to trust again and realize humans are his friends. Simon is approximately 2.5-3 years old and should make an exceptional pony project for the hunter/jumper ring with his flashy movement and good looks. Simon will make a fantastic pony project and should make some lucky child very happy in a few years.
In-Utero Foal Coming 2019
Shelby was given a stunning mare named In Fine Fashion from Clyde Racing Stables, where she works, in summer 2018. This mare went by the name of Donut around the barn and while she did not make it as a racehorse, her incredible temperament and lovely build made her a great candidate to cross with a Warmblood stallion to result in a Warmblood foal with the ability to be registered with a number of Warmblood registries. Donut is due in June 2019, currently in foal to Banderas of Dreamscape Farms. This will be Shelby’s first home bred foal.