our foals from the time they are born. They are people raised,
and become a part of our lives. All of our foals are broke to
lead with a neck rope, which teaches them to give to the rope
any time they feel pressure. This lesson stays with them forever,
which is why it is so easy to tie them anywhere. It also encourages
them to look and listen to people for comfort, which in turn develops
the people/horse bonding, and makes them willing recipients during
ground training and breaking to ride.
on any picture to view a larger image. To see multiple photos
(side and/or front/back views) of each foal individually, click
here to go to Horses for Sale, scroll through the chart for
horses of interest, then click on any name to view the photos
and information on a particular horse.
We have four
foals this year - - Top: Sorrel tobiano filly born 5/8/08 by Atari BobCat (High Brow Cat son) x Decco Lo Commotion. This filly has a 50% chance of being homozygous. 2nd down: Bay solid colt born 4/29/08 by Jolly Yo Cat (High Brow Cat son) x Decco MegaMotion (5x CGA Hall of Fame). 3rd down: Sorrel tobiano filly born 4/2/08 by Jolly Yo Cat x Decco Megalicious. Bottom: Bay tobiano stud colt born 3/4/08 by Jolly Yo Cat x Decco Freckle Face. Jolly Yo Cat is a fully trained cutter. Atari BobCat is a NCHA money earner. The mares are by NCHA cutting horse sires.
We had two foals in 2006, both stud colts. The foal on the left is a bay tobiano by Laker Doc, AQHA, NCHA earnings of $175,000. The foal on the right is a sorrel tobiano colt by Tangys Classy Peppy, NCHA earnings of $100,000. Both dams are by NCHA cutting sires.
We have two
foals born March 23, 2005: a sorrel tobiano stud colt by Laker
Doc ($175,000+ NCHA earnings), and a sorrel tovero filly
by Hickory's Indian Pep ($102,000 NCHA earnings).
Both are out of mares by NCHA money earners. Both foals were born
We only had
two foals born in 2004: a sorrel tobiano filly by Kit
Dual ($200,000+ NCHA earnings), and a sorrel tobiano
stud colt (gelding) by Dual Reward ($200,000+
NCHA earnings). Both are out of mares by He's In Command, NCHA
money earner. We're excited!
were born here at Decco Ranch in 2003, all by different sires.
All sires are NCHA money earners: Doc's Twice Royal (Doc
O'Lena x King P-234 daughter), He's In Command and Decco Pepycola.
We purchased a new Quarter Horse stud colt that arrived here in
August 2003 from Texas, sired by High Brow Cat ($100,000+ NCHA
earnings) x Little Smashed (NCHA money earning and producing daughter
of Peppy San Badger). His name is Jolly Yo Cat, and he is currently
with Tim Smith for cutting training.
We had 6 foals
born this year (2002). One was sold with his dam shortly after
birth (immediately above, solid sorrel colt in middle photo).
The other five are available for sale. Four of the five foals
are shown tied above as they wait patiently for me to untie them.
The last born foal is pictured immediately below (far left, light
bay tobiano filly, full side view). As you enter the foal field,
prepare to be pestered by foals. They follow us everywhere and
demand attention. They want to stand next to us, be touched, and
touch us in return.
below are of pre-2002 foals. Some are still available in
Horses for Sale.
We want you to see every-day type photos showing some of
the interaction with the foals or cute foal pictures. Unfortunately,
I have not yet taken photos of Bill lifting up young foals
in his arms. He also routinely throws the ends of ropes
over their backs to get them used to movement on and over