Northern Foundations Farm is sad to announce the loss of this wonderful horse. Bonfire passed away in October, 2013. Unfortunately I was not able to get any of my mares in foal to him for 2014 but some friends of mine here in Wisconsin have two mares in foal to Bonfire. He is missed and was a true gentleman.
Thanks goes out to Barb & "Chris" Christensen of Blackfoot, Idaho for the chance to acquire Bonfire to stand at stud in Wisconsin.
Barb wrote: "I havenít had one colt out of him that didnít have the natural 4 beat gait all on their own. No teaching required and his famous temperament. You will love him."
More photos of Bonfire. Even Barb's grandkids enjoyed a "ride" on him.
Bonfire is one of the last remaining sons of Sun's Remembrance still in production. The plan for spring 2012 is to take Bonfire to Hoffmann Stables in Preston, Minnesota for semen collecting and freezing. He will then be available for AI breedings. Bonfire's stud fee will be $450 for 2012 to Approved Mares (private treaty) . Contact me for a breeding contract and also a contract for shipped semen from Hoffmann Stables. Bonfire will be available for live cover in Wisconsin. Mares must have a current Coggins, must have shoes removed, be up to date on vaccinations. We reserve the right to reject any mares with temperament issues.
Left: Barb & Bonfire moving across the bridge, Right: Barb riding Bonfire
Chris & Bonfire riding past the mares
Bonfire enjoying his pasture. Photos by Teresa Paulsrud
Video of Barb riding Bonfire at Warm River Bear Gulch
Here is a video of Bonfire's 2006 foals.
Sun's Remembrance - Bonfire's sire
Some of Bonfire's foals - Left - Cash. Right is "Clipper". Clipper was recently featured in the March 2012 Heritage Highlights as his owner, Dick Haines, was riding in some rugged Montana country.
These two photos are "Tango"
Some comments from people who are familiar with Bonfire and his foals:
"I am familiar with Bonfire and that Barb is looking to sell him so he can be used to breed. From what I know, he is a good producer of natural, square going, good temperament Walking Horses. I have not seen him since 2000. If he's anything like Legacy (Remembrance's Legacy - his full brother), I would be very comfortable breeding to him or buying him." Tim Leaverette, Sheffield, Vermont (Legacy stands at Hardscrabble Hollow Farm - www.hardscrabblehollowfarm.com
"I think Bonfire foals have the best dispositions. Gentle, good natured, willing to work, want to please. Dolly was the easiest horse I ever started. Nothing rattled her, square gait." Marion Wheaton, Woodland, Utah