Weanlings For Sale
We generally wean at five months of age, depending on when the foal was born and how much milk the dam is producing. I don't like weaning too early and it's actually better for the foals to spend winter with their moms and herd pals. They seem to come into their yearling year without the yearling geek look and weaning is a lot less stressful when they are older. They almost wean themselves. All foals are imprinted at birth and handled daily. They are taught to lead, load, back up, and stand to have their feet handled. Foals will have a current Coggins test, be up to date on shots; including West Nile (at buyer's request and expense) 4-Way, and Tetanus. We have an annual vaccination program on our farm. We also worm every 6-8 weeks. Our purchase price also includes a basic pre-purchase exam, and health papers. International Health Certificates are not included and the buyer will have to pay for them for shipping overseas. By the time these foals are weaned, they have had their feet trimmed several times.
My posted sales prices will include the following: gelding the colts, if you choose to have the colt you purchase gelded, and USDA health certificates for Canadian sales.
Anyone purchasing one of our foals will be given our veterinarian's name and phone number and our farrier's name and number upon request. I will also supply you with names of satisfied buyers.
Here's a fun video shot in September. The day was cool, low humidity and the foals were feeling good:
And a September video showing Jack as a yearling. Notice how relaxed and loose moving he is!!
Here is what Sheila has to say about Jack:
I finally took Jack out on the road more. I took him all the way past a neighbor’s place on the gravel and Eric rode Ace. I got Jack to move out quite a bit. Boy does he gait nicely right now. He must be balanced out okay and not butt high because he had a beautiful 4-beat gait happening. I wished we could have gotten a video of that. He did great on the road. First we had a car pass us on the gravel. I did take him off into the ditch and stopped, but he didn't care about the car. Oh, we had already met an adorable Mini Cooper at the end of the driveway. We were moving out and I was turned watching how nicely Jack was moving, and I jumped when I noticed the car out of the corner of my eye! Jack didn't mind the car at all. It's always like a nut house passing the neighbors on the gravel. They're down to one Airedale terrier, but she barks and acts all excited. That sure got Jack's attention. Then we came up on their whitetail pen and a horse was in there right next to the road and Jack had to stop and listen to her calling for her buddies. The owner was out riding with a friend so her other two horses were not there. Then we came up on a guy on a riding mower and he didn't mind that one bit. We went quite a ways and turned on their field road and through a bit of their woods and that connects up with our woods again and back home. Jack's super amazing. I've said it before and I'll say it again. NOTHING bothers that horse. You can read the newsletter and see people say this stuff about your horses, but you don't realize how completely and amazingly true it is until you experience it yourself. Not just once, but EVERY SINGLE TIME I do anything with him. One hell of a horse is how I describe Jack. I love him so much.
This is Jesse James. He is the last foal of 2013. The photo on the left shows him the day he was born on August 6, photo on the right was taken on August 10. He's a nice looking colt, will be a good mover, too. Jesse is built strong and will make a nice trail horse. Jesse's dam is Ostella Della Rosebud, from Leon Oliver's breeding in Tennessee. Jesse is priced at $1500. Photos below were taken December 1. The foals are in their winter woolies now. Photo on the right is Jesse with his dam, Della. Thanks for these two pics, Nancy Bergman!
Well, look below! This is NFF Honest Abe. We're not sure who is sire is yet. Abe's dam was courting two different stallions last fall after I was told her uterus was so scarred she'd never carry a foal again so she was left with Duke and Bonfire, alternating between the two, to keep them company. Once we know who Abe's sire is, we'll post it. Chantilly Lace was sired by Echo's Star Gray Wilson out of Sterling's Dolly, a Buds Sterling Bullet mare. Lacy is doing very well as a trail mare. Abe will be for sale, priced at $1500. He and Jesse could almost be twins right down to the black smudge they both have on their noses.
Nancy took these photos below. My granddaughter was checking out Abe's mom and Abe got nosey about who the little person was. Looks like all the colts are butt high right now.
No, this isn't a ghost, this is NFF Society's Moonstone. Stoney was born on July 30. He was a surprise foal and traveled in utero with his mom, Wilson's Ruby Roan, from Tennessee to Wisconsin early this spring. This colt's bloodlines are a unique blend of several Heritage strains. His sire is Sun's Smokey Midnight, sired by Sun's Midnight Mark, a son of Midnight Sun. Mark spent his entire lifespan of 29 years with is breeder Horton Elrod. Smokey's dam had only two owners, the breeder, James (Jab) Faulkner of Fayetteville, Tennessee and Danny Taylor. She blended several of the mare lines developed by the Faulkner Brothers of Lincoln County over the decades with the double Merry Boy Line of Angel's Go Boy. Moonstone is out of a double Paige's Echo mare. Ruby was sired by Echo's Star Gray Wilson out of Echo's Merry Lu. Moonstone, like the gem for which he was names, is a white horse, a DNA tested (UC Davis) maximal sabino with a black gene. Theoretically, he will always pass along a sabino gene to any foal he sires. Good conformation, strong bloodlines, an excellent gait, and a sweet disposition all wrapped up in a color-guaranteed package, this is NFF Society's Moonstone!!
Stoney is priced at $5000.
Meet NFF Walk on the Moon. "Apollo" was born July 20 on the 44th anniversary of the first man to walk on the moon. Apollo is a handsome little guy and sweet natured. His dam is NFF My Echo's Foxxy Lady and he was sired by Society's Duke Allen. Apollo is for sale. He is priced at $1500 or buy the mom and son pair for $3500. Top left photo was taken October 6. He's getting to be a big boy! Photos below were taken December 1.
Check out the pictures below taken by Teresa Paulsrud:
Meet NFF Embers All Aglow! Sired by Remembrance's Bonfire, out of Krispy Cream, "Trooper" was born on May 18, 2013. It's hard to see in the photos where he's only hours old, but he does have four white socks and who can resist that big blaze! He is a friendly colt, very talkative, and he loves people. He wants to hang out with me when I'm in the barn and he follows like a dog. Just adorable.
The photos of Trooper below were taken on July 27:
UPDATE!! SOLD!!! Thanks, Deb!!!
Here are some more photos of Charm taken by Teresa Paulsrud:
Meet NFF Duke's Lucky Charm!! Sired by Society's Duke Allen, out of NFF Angel's Lucky Star, Charm was born May 22, 2013.She's only a couple hours old in these photos but she looks like she's saying "Who are you and what are you doing in my space?" She's a hoot! Comes up to me in the barn and wants to play. She thinks the world is her oyster and has a good time racing around her pen and kicking up those heels. Lucky has had 5 foals and this is her first filly so she is quite special. Charm is being offered for sale, priced at $1500 at weaning.
UPDATE!!! Deposit received FOR CHARM! SALE PENDING!!!
There is no doubt in this filly's mind that she is the queen of the pasture. Photos below were taken July 20
And now for some "discovery" pictures brought to you by the 2012 foals. The foals are testing their boundaries a bit and noticing they are not alone with their mom in the pasture, there are other little guys like them out there. It will be fun to watch them all run and play once they get brave enough to venture away from their moms more.
Jack & Annalee meet each other. Hey! You're my size!
I'm going back to my mother!
My goodness! Lancelot's face morphed in the photo to the left. Right photo - Lancelot
getting hugs - one of his favorite things.
Jack is growing into a big boy! He has an old fashioned Walking Horse head, loosey goosey swagger to his walk and he looks as smooth as glass when he moves! This will be a big moving horse - nice field trial prospect.
Left photo: Mazie looks like she's asking "who are you and what are you doing in my pasture?
Here are some fun pics of the 2011 foals: The foals are finally getting to know each other and are starting to play in the pasture together. Certain ones seem to have buddied up more than others. Many times I see Hawkeye and Tempest playing together. Sit back and enjoy some youthful fun!!
Rambler and Tempest. Rambler on the go!
Left: Aristocrat and Rambler play fighting. Right: Cats!!! Come on guys, Game on!!
These boys like to play rough! Photo on the right was after they decided to break it up and head back out to the pasture with their moms
I thought I'd share some of Duke and King's 2011 foals who are owned by others:
This cute guy is Williams Hope, out of Bullet's Elusive Angel. Will is very people friendly and has been since he was born. He resides with his dam at Tsuniah Walkers, Williams Lake, British Columbia
This is Tsuniah's Southern Star out of Rambler's Southern Belle. Star is very athletic and a well muscled colt. Star and his dam reside at Tsuniah Walkers.
Meet Pleasure's Society Queen, sired by NFF Wilson's Society King, out of Echo's Lady Bug Allen. Queen is proudly owned by Pleasure Gaits Walking Horse Farm in Hechtel, Belgium. Sandra says she has personality plus and loves people and attention.
I offer a payment plan for buyers: 10% down will hold the foal of your choice with monthly payments to be made until the foal is paid for in full. At weaning time (5 months of age), the foal should be paid in full and will be free to leave the farm once he/she has been weaned. If the buyer opts out of the sale, all payments received after thirty days will be refunded with the exception of the down payment. We also accept payments by PayPal, for your convenience.