Keeping up with the Summerwind Marchadors group. July and August were packed! A lot of pictures here – Gaia, Hawke, Diego, Beethoven, Bacara do Summerwind, Violeiro de Itajoana, Santa Fe, Brazil, our clinic!!! The Marchador Clinic and the Brazil trip also have their own post with more photos! Click on each photo to view larger. and then the back button to return to the album.
New photo of Ximoio de Maripa! Hawke’s sire is maturing into a beautiful horse. All of the photos show 3 feet on the ground, the sign of a smooth gait.
Beethoven do Summerwind (buckskin) carries the banner in a July parade in Canada. It was almost a parade of breeds with a paint, TWH and Friesian in the group. Thanks Laurie!
Violeiro de Itajoana having fun with cows in Wyoming. Photo by owner.
Brasilia do Summerwind – look at that movement – it’s great!
It’s time to get back to work! Azenha de Maripa.
He’s growing up! Hawke do Summerwind is 1 of 2 Azenha foals in 2013. His half-brother is doing okay after the tragic death of his surrogate mother last month.
THE GAIT article appeared in Saddle and Stirrups ipad magazine in August. Check out the post for it to read the article in pictures.
We got to Santa Fe with some of my sisters and had a fabulous time in a fabulous city.
ABCCMM National Show!
Diego do Summerwind is now in Vicki Claybaugh’s new barn in PA.
Brasilia did great at the MM clinic, especially considering she hadn’t been ridden very much during the past 2 years!
Gaia takes over her own training! With Adrienne and Bill at the August MM Clinic.
Our border collie Eoghan, hard at work around the ranch
Jeff Bosley and family with Bacara do Summerwind and the 2012 Lucas Guerra Award for wining the functional test at the USMMA Ocala clinic.
Hawke got out with the rest of the herd in August. He seems to be loving it!
How is your favorite Marchador doing? Hallelujah? Hemingway? Gaia? Hawke? Beethoven? or Leo?
Here’s the month photos from SW and others! Click on the photo to view larger!
FIRE in Pagosa Springs gets all of our attention! While we are not threatened, it’s still burning and now over 100,000 acres.
Owner Laurie Klassen and Beethoven do Summerwind in Canada. An endurance LD ride and a promotional photo shoot in June. He’s so dappled!!!
Hawke do Summerwind, Ximoio de Maripa’s first foal in the US using imported frozen semen. We just love this sweet guy!
Adrienne came to visit us, ride and of course, most importantly, spend time with Gaia do Summerwind, her 8 month old filly.
One of our H babies – Hallelujah in NC. This little filly is doing great! The perfect combination of beauty, gait and athleticism! Photo from Jeff and Michelle Bosley, SW Future Foal @ Lumberbridge.
La Paz JIvago x Azenha de Maripa. Frozen embryo transfer.
Koyote Libertas – we love the mud! It means it started raining here and we really really need it!
We had a short trip to Santa Fe, one of our favorite cities!
Right before weaning, mother and daughter, Brasilia and Gaia do Summerwind. Photo credit Kat Carlisle.
Marion sends her MM gelding working cattle in WY. Great photo! We imported Violeiro de Itajoana from Brasil. For anyone who follows bloodlines, he is the son of Festa AJ, so a half-brother to Laio de Maripa.
Eoghan (Owen) is loving the herding practice he gets. The horses don’t seem to care. So far everyone has been good!
Fidalgo do Summerwind – First time with a saddle in June! Only 2 years old, he won’t be started under saddle for another year. Photo from owner, Lynn Boone, NC.
Our flower gardens are gorgeous this year! And timed to bloom all summer and fall too.
I tried a new routine training from horseback. So far, it is working out. I have become the human horse walker in a sense.
Azenha and Hawke in the cedars here in Pagosa. Great to see the horses enjoy the space here in CO.
Adrienne and Gaia spent lots of time together. What a good girl this filly is! She is PERFECT!