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?