"Leah" is a 2001 model KWPN mare by Wolfgang out of Olympia. She and I have been a partnership since 2013, and together we competed successfully through the FEI Small Tour. Leah is the reason behind The Blonde & The Bay, my heart horse, and forever my number one girl. In October of 2019, I made the decision to fully retire Leah from formal competition while still happy, healthy, and sound. She will stay with me forever. Caring for her into her golden oldie years is one of the biggest honors I've ever had the privilege of experiencing. She is the true rock of our herd, and to know Leah is to love Leah.
Ryder is a 2012 model AQHA gelding by Huntin' For Chocolate out of RL Suddens Maggie. With a strong adoration for the Quarter Horse breed, it had always been an aspiration of mine to purchase one with the intent of bringing them through the dressage training pyramid. In April of 2021, my trainer's husband found Ryder for me coincidentally (although, nothing is ever really a coincidence) while in Florida competing at winter circuit. He was a western pleasure/hunter under saddle "reject;" he was the horse we decided to take a chance on. Ryder is nearly a year into dressage work, and proving to be a "little" superstar in the making.
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Blue Duck is a 2006 model AQHA gelding with foundation bloodlines leading back to legendary stallion, Hancock. Blue is my husband, Barrett's, roping horse. They're team ropers... headers, to be exact. Blue is the gentlest soul with unparalleled athleticism and a heart to match. He is kind, study, solid, smart, patient, and carries a special penchant for Belvita Banana Bread bars. You can follow his journey with my husband through their fun and lighthearted YouTube Channel.
Smoke is our second beloved retiree, and my husband's original roping partner. We don't know much about his background other than he's grade and roughly aged somewhere between 25-27 years old. After a knee injury continued to flair, he stepped away from competitive roping and is now our resident marshmallow fluff. He's ornery, stubborn, and full of old man sass, but sugar sweet all in the same package. We are beyond thankful to offer him a soft landing as he enjoys his golden days.