We had a big crowd welcoming Jedi-Knight into the world on Sunday night! At least 10 people hanging over the stall!
Maiden mare Isabelle do Great Lakes was superb! What a good mother she is! Nicknamed Izzy, she is owned by Karen Ann Livesay, Future Foal @ Sedona. And the surprise package is a pinto colt! He is reserved by Elizabeth and D.J. Sims also in AZ, who will become Marchador breeders! The whole atmosphere was charged with excitement and awe.
Jedi’s sire is Brazilian Marchador stallion Talisma Kafe, a black and white pinto, using imported frozen semen.
Here are some photos of Jedi’s first night. Watch for new posts! He is a cutie!
Izzy on Sunday before the birth and the first photos of Jedi-Knight do Summerwind.
Off the ranch for a trip back East. John at his alma mater, Boston College.
Cachaca now has a page on our website and we’ve added a new location – Brazil!
Izzy! Such a beautiful mare! Izzy moved into the breeding barn under lights this month.
Fole de Maripa, frozen semen available
Isabelle do Great Lakes, a daughter of Brisa Libertas (like Koyote and Brasilia).
Hawke do Summerwind during a training session. I love this guy!
Still warm enough to wash horses after the ride!
Gaia do Summerwind on a trail walk with Sandy and Leticia riding their horses.
Leticia on Bossa Nova de Miami out on the trail.
Arun de Maripa, frozen semen available.
Azenha de Maripa, Marchador mare, in the AZ setting sun.
The Marchador ears of Koyote Libertas
Traditional Brazilian food again here in AZ with friends!
Oma de Maripa has foals here in the US and we have more frozen semen to create again.
John enjoying the smooth picada gait from Artemis do Summerwind
Carioca de Maripa, frozen semen available
John helps Leticia get the stirrups right. Leticia and I ride the same length – great to switch horses and saddles.
Marchador ears (Caboclo?) in the setting sun.
Leticia training Guinness in the pen. We have graduated to the big arena!
Hawke do Summerwind, a beauty! Not yet 2, our stud colt.
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!
Ready to ride!
Bill on Koyote Libertas! They clicked.
Hawke do Summerwind headed home from the back fields.
Carmen and Bossa Nova reunited too!
Audrey at the San Juan river
And the rains came in July too. We appreciate the horses’ efforts at grooming
Lots of friends came to meet and try riding Marchadors!
Joia and Beethoven at Laurie’s, SK. “Beethoven has not groomed another horse since I put Mint down 1 year ago”
Azenha de Maripa, a beautiful Marchador!
Great visit by Kristy, Audrey and Adrienne
Leticia Ribeiro came and rode with us!
Guinness, a yearling filly arrived in July. Owned by the Leatherwoods.
Izzy got a person on her back for the first time!
Guinness meeting Gus.
Lynn on Caboclo. He was also Leticia’s favorite.
Leticia on Gus
Lynn on Gralha M.U.G. Great mare!
Almost a selfie! Lynn and Gralha!
John on Artemis. Hair by Leticia.
Arun is coming!!! Arun is coming!!
Adrienne on Bossa Nova de Miami
Seamus and Gus hanging out.