Q14 Aachen, Germany

17, November 2014 Q14 was a huge success for our breeding program. I couldn’t be more satisfied and proud. My Casual Duds better know here as “Rocky” was Reserve DQHA Futurity winner in the Yearling Stallions. He also won the Bronze medal in the AQHA Yearling Stallions. I just LOVE THIS STALLION, he is so mature and…

Meet Jaina…

Born 3 weeks ago our little “Jaina”…AQHA/APHA filly by Original Cowboy out of Shez Real Golden ( Real Bonanza x Zippos Old Gold )     No doubt this one will have regular APHA papers!!  She is a very special filly with loads of white and  a fantastic mover!! Our foal’s are complete now.  With…

Weekly Thankfulness #11

  I’ve decided that cool girl’s drive tractors. Sometimes I wonder what my neighbours must think as they see me hop on our tractor and do ” tractor things” . I’m thankful that I have her, without my trusty tractor life would be hard on the farm…… Getting flowers is always great, especially when they come from…

Hello, From the other side……

Rockman is home, Yes!! After spending several months in training Rocky is back home enjoying the spring grass. This big boy just doesn’t want to stop growing which is one of the reasons I decided to pull the plug,  give him a break and relax. I will throw the saddle back on him in the…

Sunday Thankfulness #10

Things that made my heart go faster this week: Flowers in my garden……Love Spring The start of my new fence by hubby….Work on the farm is never done. My husband is amazing because without complaint he just starts on each project, no plan, no talking   about it forever he just does it and it…

Amy…..Update on our offspring

One Hot Option  aka “Amy”  was born at Dampier Quarter Horses in 2013. It took her a while to unfold and get her legs but when she did……..Man oh man could she lope….. Amy’s Sire is  Absolute Option who was very consistent with giving his offspring great legs and a great top line. Her dam…

Sunday Thankfulness #9

Sorry for my Sunday Thankfulness delay…..We were on vacation and decided to go “offline”……It was rather shocking how easy that was!! The past weeks have been full of exciting things, mainly the birth of our first foal of the season.  Since my son has the task of naming  our foals he decided that Star Wars…

Sunday Thankfulness #8

This week was Kieran’s Birthday and here at Dampier Quarter Horses that means party. For the past 5 years Kieran has invited his entire class, + 20 kids,  over for a big birthday party on the farm. Every year I try to convince him to “keep it small” or  “just have a sleep over” but…

Offspring Update…..

Beautiful foals grow up to be beautiful horses…. Im Chocolicious aka “Melvin” was born at Dampier Quarter Horses in 2014.  Hands down, Melvin was the most photogenic foal I have ever had. He was always striking the perfect pose, emphasising his beauty. Melvin’s dam is  Dressed By Leaguers who  is by Don’t Dress Me.  Her…

Sunday Thankfulness # 7

Here are a few things this week  that made me smile, laugh, and my heart sing…… Drinking good Belgian beer. This week we had dinner with friends and  had the pleasure to drink  Westvletteren beer.  Westvletteren is still brewed by Belgian monks and is not sold in stores.  If you want to buy it you…

Update……..

Life goes on here at Dampier Quarter Horses which sucks me in and I quickly forget to write so sorry about that.  Here we go….. For those of you wondering about Rocky’s progress, see post  The start of bootcamp….he is turning into the stallion I imagined and dreamed he would be. Rocky who also goes…

Clinics

We are expanding our weekend clinic’s held at Dampier Quarter Horses.  Our goal is to cater to the discriminating rider who is looking for a place to learn and or  relax with his or her horse in a quiet environment. We are lucky to be located in beautiful Limburg and the icing on the cake…

Getting to soft…..

In the horse world soft is everything. A horse that is soft is a by product of hard work and an educated rider. Without soft easy things become difficult. What’s weird is that for something that is so important  it is one of the most misunderstood products of riding. When asked “What is a soft…