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Saddles and Stirrups – Pretty in Pink

Saddle and Stirrups – Issue 36

Please click on the pictures below to view larger to read the article written by my niece, Lindsey Baily.   Also available on your ipad!

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Hemingway do Summerwind! Arrives May 3rd!

Born a few days ahead of schedule, Hemingway is a special little Marchador foal!  Hemi is a great strong boy from Azenha de Maripa and La Paz Jivago! He also represents our first success using a frozen embryo transfer to surrogate mare.

We are so happy that Valarie Giacalone took the chance!   What a reward!

Valarie and son Chris visited us in Colorado last year and we were all impressed by their connection with horses and soft, kind hearts. Just made to own a Marchador! Get to know this new Marchador pioneer, just keep reading!   More photos at the bottom too.

Valarie’s story

I was one of those horse crazy girls who lived at the stable, mucking, carrying water, saddling, brushing, anything to be around the horses. I was raised around thoroughbreds and 5 gaited saddlebreds, very high strung show horses. I bought my first horse at 44 years old as I started my PhD work as a single mom. I bought a beautiful quarter horse and discovered trail riding in the rocky mountains. That lasted about 6 or 7 years until a friend came over with Tennessee Walking Horses one Thanksgiving Day. Within a year we had 4 Tennessee Walkers, and then went up to 6 of them. We love the Walkers, but hate what is happening to the breed with all of the abuse and a National Association that will not halt it.

Horses are a huge part of our life. I raised my son as a single mom and horses have helped keep the family together and eliminated a lot of the typical teenage drama because he always had the horses and chores and “real” things to do. It lead into my job where I run a horse program at a Residential Treatment Center for teenage girls. Each of our girls has their own horse, not to ride, but to “own”, love, respect and build a relationship with. The horses help greatly in the self-confidence, identity development, and empathy.

About 14 months ago I was reading on the Parelli website about Pat and Linda traveling to Brazil to see these horses called Mangalarga Marchadors. Everyone on the site was raving about these incredible horses, so I got online and researched them. I contacted Lynn Kelley and she was more than gracious about answering my questions (millions of them) and pointing me to more resources. My son Chris and I knew very quickly this was the next breed of horses for us.

The only option we had financially was to try a frozen embryo transplant. Lynn had one embryo to try, and we loved the Azhena/Jivago combination. Everyone we knew tried to discourage us from trying this. Our vet, Dr. Chris Kolste, said he had studied frozen embryo transplants, and had done hundreds on cows, but never had tried a horse. We all decided to give it a try and Lynn arranged it for us.

We went ahead with the frozen embryo transplant before we had ever seen a Marchador in real life. A few months later we went to Colorado to visit Lynn and John and instantly fell in love with the horses. I think my first words upon seeing Azhena were “She is so beautiful!” and I started crying. We spent two days riding all of John and Lynns horses and learning all we could about the breed.

The transplant was June 6, 2012, and we have counted down every day since then. Hemingway do Summerwind was born May 3, 2013, and we are beyond excited, thrilled and looking forward to the future!

Hallelujah! Born March 29,2013

Hallelujah do Summerwind    

Elba Cruzalta(Bella) x La Paz Jivago  (click on their names to view their pages!)  It is a match made in heaven, hence the code name Hallelujah!.  And because of this video!

Nicknamed Halle, she is available for sale.  Please call or email us if you are interested!   We definitely want to sell to a breeder or to someone who is willing to produce some embryos for SW Future Foal.   Her genetics need to be continued!  

Halle is the first foal of the SW Future Foal @ LumberBridge NC facility!  If you are on the east coast, transportation is very affordable, and we always offer payment plans.  Asking $7,500 as a foal.

La Paz Jivago, 24k metallic dunskin, imported to the US
La Paz Jivago

Bella (Elba Cruzalta) is an imported mare of the highest quality who never takes a step that isn’t a smooth marcha picada!   La Paz Jivago represents his Favacho/Tabatinga bloodlines well with solid bone, conformation and athleticism.   Did we mention he’s a drop-dead gorgeous metallic dun stallion?

We believe there is no better way to create your next life partner than to raise it from birth. The bonding, training and fun are priceless!   We specialize in genetics and proven producers.   “When you plant potatoes, you get potatoes”.   Our Mangalarga Marchador foals are predictable and guaranteed!


You won’t go wrong with this foal!  We guarantee it!  Here’s our predictions of what the foal will be like at maturity:

  • Marcha picada or marcha de centro – very smooth
  • Big bodied and solid, A1 conformation, legs and feet, suitable for breeding or pleasure riding
  • Beautiful head with teacup muzzle, fine silky mane (not thick iberian), large eyes, MM ears
  • 15H
  • Born bay, but may grey.  (We thought Tigre would grey, but he hasn’t yet at 2 years old)
  • Pleasing personality, very smart, but fun with a high play drive