Before leaving for the MM clinic and Colorado, we said goodbyes to more Marchadors that we love. North Carolina more than doubled its MM population from 2 to 5 with this one move. (Both of the new owners already owned one Marchador mare.) We have known since before birth, that these SW Future Foals would be going, but that doesn’t make it easier to see them off.
We made these videos to send them off to the new homes. (We sent a whole care package out with our foals and the video is just part of the information and “stuff” that come with each SW Future Foal.) We had some trepidation because of the long trip, but also knowing that Ned Leigh would take great care. We waited for the reports to come in from the new owners. And they were THRILLED — just as we expected. We are thrilled for them!
“We rode Bella (Elba Cruzalta) and Bacara do Summerwind for a short ride last Wednesday. Bella was a bit concerned leaving Tigre but handled beautifully. She is so smooth and well behaved. I absolutely love that horse.” Tigre is well accepted by all the mares and is quite the celebrity here.” Jeff Bosley, SW Future Foal @ Lumber Bridge, NC
“Fidalgo is doing so well. I can tell what a great training base you gave him. He moves away from pressure beautifully, and is generally very responsive. Fidalgo now comes when he sees me, even though he is out with Aries (8month saddlebred colt) and the other day I had just left the pasture after dropping some hay, and was leaning on the gate watching the horses. Fidalgo left the hay, and Aries, and came over to the gate to say hello.” Lynn Boone, Jacksonville, NC
Amadeus do Summerwind and Kristy Everson are learning mounted shooting together. Kristy loves it and they look great together. Watch for them to show up in competitions soon! Their first is March 30.
Tigre do Summerwind and Elba Cruzalta (Bella) sell to Jeff and Michelle Bosley, NC!
Chama Lustre do Lucero is moving to Maine from AZ! Chama will be the first Marchador in Maine and in all of New England. A giant step forward for the MM breed. Howard Bonis is busily completing his barn and plans to ride Chama in the 4th of July parade. Howard released his reservation on a SW Future Foal to take advantage of an opportunity for an adult, marcha picada horse. Smooth sailing, Howard!
Diego do Summerwind is offered for sale by Pat Rollingson, Alberta, Canada. Pat has sold her ranch and is moving into a city in 3 weeks. Diego has been with Pat since birth. He is the first Marchador born in Canada, the son of La Paz Jivago and Vedete de Itajoana, both imported by Summerwind. For anyone in the U.S., importation paperwork is easy enough. Offers welcome! Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flying Oaks Ranch, Oklahoma has added Marchadors and a fulltime trainer to their operation in February. For selection, selection and selection, they have the most Marchadors in the country. Added Paxaio do Vale Vermelho, imported MM grey mare and her daughter, Marchwind Aitana. Aitana will be offered for sale. Flying Oaks Windsmoke and Flying Oaks Stardust who had been staying in AZ, returned home. In addition, they added their first 2012 MM foal, Flying Oaks Thor in February!
Rox Rogers places 2nd and 3rd in her first Cowboy Dressage event in MT on Mangalarga Marchadors! Have you ever heard of Cowboy Dressage? It’s really growing in popularity here in the West! Great training for you and your horse!
Have you seen the photos of Connie Claire starting her young horse Leo? (DaVinci do Summerwind) Way to go Connie! She has been following the step-by-step program of Clinton Anderson and achieving great results! They look like they are both enjoying learning! Great job, Connie!
The Brasil in Focus photography competition is coming to Minas Gerais. Their wonderful works offer you a sneak peak into Brasil! Beauty, art, perspective all wrapped up in one day of shooting! The photographers are from around the world, and they are in Brasil scouting out where and what they will shoot. Minas Gerais state is the birthplace of the Mangalarga Marchador, so there will be horses, for sure.
This video is Agro Maripa, where one of our mares is from and also the imported frozen stallion semen from Oma, Tiziu and Ximoio. We were there in July 2011! Would you like to go back with us?
SW Future foal expands east to North Carolina! WIth the addition of Elba Cruzalta, Jeff and Michelle Bosley now own 2 foundation MM broodmares. Between the two mares, they cover the spectrum of the Marchador breed characteristics. Reserving a SW Future Foal from one of these mares could be the horse of your dreams — and now, closer than ever if you live on the east coast.
Jeff and Michelle and their 2 children, Luke and Rachel keep their horses at home with them and are ideally located in North Carolina’s horse country with access to miles of trails.
About the mares:
Elba Cruzalta – imported grey Mangalarga Marchador mare with impeccable Abaiba/Bela Cruz bloodlines. Nicknamed Bella, she is a marcha picada mare with a champagne gait – so smooth, you won’t spill a drop. She passes along her beautiful eyes, look and smooth gait to her foals. She is 14.3, but because her conformation is so perfect, she looks much larger, like a Lusitano mare. Double registered with the USMMA and with the ABCCMM, her foals are also eligible for dual registration.
Bacara do Summerwind – Bred by Summerwind here in the U.S., Bacara is a mix of Herdade and J.B. bloodlines. Both Herdade and J.B. are known for their marching gait in Brasil. Unlike many other MM bloodlines, bay and black are prevalent. A classic marcha batida gait, Bacara is so athletic and powerful, she is a candidate for almost any riding discipline. Yet unbred, we hope that Bacara will pass along her great Iberian hair, her confident personality and athleticism to her foals.
Meet Jeff and Michelle:
Jeff Bosley – I have spent 20 years in the USAF; 7 years enlisted and 13 years as a commissioned Officer (Major). I have a BAS and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS).
I grew up on a farm and remember how as a child I was given the opportunity to take care of problem horses for several months at a time on two separate occasions. Most of what I have learned came through research and a love of horses. More recently, I have been fortunate to have been mentored by John and Lynn Kelley and still have much to learn.
I am first and foremost passionate about the Mangalarga Marchador. When I first came across the breed 10 years ago I was just looking for a good endurance horse. After becoming involved with the MM first through research and later after owning my first mare, I have become a huge fan of their unique blend of characteristics. I have realized you don’t have to sacrifice a gentle disposition or a willing temperament for spirit, energy, and athleticism. I knew my goal was to become a breeder by the time I retired from the USAF. I enjoy working with them because of their willing spirit, intelligence, and gentle disposition.
My goal is to be an ambassador of the Marchador breed. I hope to accomplish this by first promoting them in every venue possible, either personally as a facilitator or secondly, through a strategic responsible breeding program.
Michelle Bosley – Jeff and I bought our first Mangalarga Marchador in 2007. Bacara do Summerwind was only eighteen months when she came with us to Lumber Bridge, NC. At that time, I really didn’t know that much about Mangalarga Marchadors. My Mom owned and bred Peruvian Paso’s while I attended college, and I would ride them when I went home to visit. So, the Marchador was new to me.
After marrying Jeff and seeing his passion for horses, I began to enjoy them more also. I’ve always loved being around horses, but never really worked with them much before I met Jeff. Now that we have had Bacara for four years, I have been able to see what a difference a horse can make in one’s life. My horsemanship has improved dramatically based on the relationship I share with Bacara. We recently purchased two more Marchadors and are excited that they will be here this April.
We are just beginning to breed the Mangalarga Marchador, and our dream is to continue bringing this great breed to the United States.