Tag Archives: Artemis do Summerwind

Photo Shoot at SW!

Please help us pick the winning photographs! Send us the numbers you like via email or text – futurefoal@gmail.com or 602-999-3915

Fabulous photo shoots in May with Tamara Gooch and Jess Lee with Marchador models! Kharisma do Summerwind, Kadencia do Summerwind, Luna do Summerwind, Nandor do Summerwind, Nola do Summerwind and others.

Click on the photo to see it full size.

Here are the ones I have so far – maybe more to come!

MM DNA Testing!

Summerwind Marchadors has the DNA  results for most of our Marchadors!   Fascinating!

b698fa_092bb8575c9a8b9d873506d8ca8da0a0Our DNA – genetic analysis was done  by Heather Holl, of Etalon Diagnostics Lab, CA who was looking for more samples for her study to develop a new genetic test to prove parentage.   Along with contributing to her research project, we got a full report on each horse.  It is exciting!

From a breeding standpoint, we can report now on many of our Marchadors characteristics!

Of particular interest to us is the “gait” gene DMRT3.   This is one of the genes identified that is involved with horses that gait laterally. However, it does not perfectly describe horses that possess a diagonal gait.   Indeed some of best horses do not display this gene.  Additionally, this DMRT3 gene has been found in trotting horse breeds.   So, current thinking is that perhaps this gene describes a horse that would rather stay in gait instead of transitioning up into canter, which is why now, it is sometimes described as “loss of canter”.

195b6c9d6dc180f25150928a54e59a6cBecause DMRT3 is not “THE gait gene” as so many describe it, Summerwind Marchadors is also supporting the Equine Genetics Research lab at UF, Gainesville.   This project is headed by Dr. Laura Patterson Rosa,  testing for gait gene secrets in OUR Marchador breed.  For more information or to contribute to their research,  follow this link: http://www.neighdna.com/gait.html

We will start adding this information to our horse’s pages on the website, but here is the summary report on John’s gelding Artemis do Summerwind, as an example of the information we have now on every horse.

Genetic Profile Test Results Horse: Artemis Do Summerwind Owner: John Kelley

Disease: NONE

Color:  Aa, ee, G/n, nd1/nd2, W20/n

Traits:  GG (curiousity), TT (Endurance Type), DMRT3/DMRT3

Disease: Artemis Do Summerwind has not tested positive for any recessive disease alleles on this panel.

A new discovery test for West Nile indicates he may be more susceptible to West Nile.  A new discovery test for a Subfertility gene indicates 2 alleles are present.  In male horses, 4 alleles present may mean they have lower rates of foal production.

Coat Color: Artemis Do Summerwind has two Red alleles and no Black, indicating his base coat color appears Red. One copy of the Dominant Agouti allele was detected; invisible on a Red base (it pushes/restricts Black out to points; legs, ear tips, etc. appearing Bay). One Grey allele was detected which may result in greying of the entire coat (possibly appearing White at maturity). One Dominant White 20 allele was also detected which may result in White markings.

His DNA also tested on a discovery platform to indicate he is heterozygous for non-Dun pimitive markings and there may pass it 50% to his offspring.

As a result of the allele count in each of the following, he has a minimum 100% chance of passing Red and 50% Dominant Agouti and 50% Grey and/or Dominant White 20 to any offspring.

His DNA also tested on a discovery platform to indicate he is heterozygous for non-Dun pimitive markings and there may pass it 50% to his offspring.

Traits:  Artemis testing has indicated the presence of 2 DMRT3 alleles and he may therefore, pass it 100% to his offspring.  2 Curiosity genes (100%) were detected.  He is likely more curious than vigilant.   2 Endurance alleles (100%) were detected; he is likely more distance than Sprint.

Artemis do Summerwind and John
Artemis do Summerwind and John

 

 

Colorado 2016 Photos!

Colorado Marchador Photos!  We had a great time riding in the mountains in Pagosa Springs, CO.   Our new neighbors Karen Livesay and Randy Conilogue joined us often and were great fun.   We had lots of friends riding with us!  Thank you for coming!

You can click on any photo to make it larger.

April Photo Shoot Sunday!

11009874_1025762550767141_360433971078782465_n
D.J., mounted on Artemis do Summerwind, Marchador gelding. Braiding by Leticia.

3 generations of Marchador mares at Summerwind.   Brisa Libertas with John, daughter Brasilia do Summerwind and granddaughter Jewel do Summerwind with Lynn
3 generations of Marchador mares at Summerwind. Brisa Libertas with John, daughter Brasilia do Summerwind and granddaughter Jewel do Summerwind with Lynn

Jewel do Summerwind, one month old. Daughter of Oma de Maripa, owned by Agro Maripa x Brasilia do Summerwind.

11205550_1025244764152253_8584655049856794665_n
Elegance times two! D.J. with Gralha M.U.G, imported Marchador mare.

11245475_1017374394939290_6369793129484376474_n
Leticia riding Caboclo da Piedade, imported Mangalarga Marchador.

 

Photo Shoot Sunday with Tamara Gooch!   Me with Artemis!
Photo Shoot Sunday with Tamara Gooch! Lynn with Artemis!

Photo Shoot Sunday with Tamara Gooch - Hawke do Summerwind!
Hawke do Summerwind! Our 2 year old stud colt. Ximoio de Maripa x Azenha de Maripa, both bred by Agro Maripa, Brasil.

Tamara Gooch - Photo Shoot Sunday - Izzy with Karen.
Tamara Gooch – Photo Shoot Sunday – Izzy with Karen.

Photo Shoot Sunday with Jess Lee!    Gralha MUG with Elizabeth Sims!
Photo Shoot Sunday with Jess Lee! Gralha MUG with Elizabeth!

Photo Shoot Sunday with Tamara Gooch - Leticia and Koyote!
Leticia and Koyote Libertas, imported Marchador gelding!

IMG_2248
Isabelle do Great Lakes with Karen. Photo by Lynn.

 

Gralha MUG and D.J. Sims riding up for their next pose on Photo Shoot Sunday!
Gralha MUG and D.J. Sims riding up for their next pose on Photo Shoot Sunday!

 

Directing Photo Shoot Sunday!
Directing Photo Shoot Sunday!

 

October Photos

Some photos from around our ranch and sometimes a bonus “do Summerwind” horses.

 

See also the posts on the USMMA Clinic and PBR, Las Vegas for even more photos!