Welcome to Fern Valley

Here in central Alberta prime farm country,my husband Martin and I work together raising beef cattle and Appaloosa horses. Fern valley appaloosas have long been known for their quality of temperament conformation and color.I have recently rediscovered a love of writing and have published 2 collections of poetry. "Telling Tails" and Tails Trails and Campfire stories" . I look forward to a future spreading my wings as an author and as a horse woman .

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Do you know this horse? Well I do!

Sometimes  when  we  sell a  horse,  we a re  lucky  enough to  have  the  new  owner  keep  in touch and let us  know  how  they  are  doing. I have  been blessed  with  several  of  the  sales  I have  made  doing  just  that. I have  made  new  friends  ,and in the  case of Maggie  and  Kat ,  reconnected  with  old  school mates to  build a  friendship years  later  as well . 
In the  case of  this  horse  I did  receive  regular updates  via  Facebook  for quite  some time ,  then suddenly, nothing. Too bad  but  not  much  I  could  do  he  seemed  well and I hoped  for the  best .
Then  just last  week  I received  an  email  asking if  I was  the  breeder of  a horse  named  "Dandy"  the  gal  stated  where  he  was  from  so I  replied, and yes  it is  our  own  beloved  FV  Dandy  Line .
He  has  a had  a   reversal  of  fortune  so  to speak, and is  now  with  a  new  owner. I am  not  privy to  all  the  details,  nor do  I need  to be , I need only  to see  that has  has  made  a  very  soft  safe  landing ! And is  now  the  proud owner  of  a  lady named ,  wait  for it ...
Sherry ! 
Meant to be?? I think  maybe!
In  any  case  she  has  kindly  shared  some  photos  of  her  new  boy  and as  you  can  see ,  Dandy is  well, still,  a  Dandy!
Sherry is  very  pleased with  him  and  has  stated  he is a  wonderful  sweet  boy (we  knew  that ! LOL ) 

 She  and  I  have  become  friends on  Facebook  as  well  so I  am  hoping  that  we  will again  be  able  to  keep up  with  Dandy  as  he  carries on  "Owning " his  new  person 


 they look  pretty  happy  together 
I  think he  likes  her (lol) no "think" about it , she loves him  too! 
A  happy  ending . 
Thank  goodness  for  good  people  and  the internet  to connect us  all. 
Stay  safe  my  friends

12 comments:

Kate said...

Glad he ended up in a good place with someone who cares about him!

Buttons said...

Oh that is wonderful when you can keep track of them. Dandy is indeed Dandy:) Hug B

Shirley said...

Once they are out of our hands all we can do is hope that they are in the best home- doesn't always happen, so it's good to see that Dandy has found a great second home. He looks pretty good, loping around in a halter!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

How nice of the new owner to look you up and let you know what is going on. I don't think any of the breeders of my horses care much. I've tried to keep in touch with them, but they are only interested in show results, because if the offspring show well, it improves the breeder's reputation. They were disappointed that I "just trail ride" and don't show. It's just a whole different state of mind, I guess. Those of us who treat horses like family are always happy to hear how the horses are doing and that they are in the right hands.

American Girl said...

Must be good to find a horse you bred after so long. :) Kinda reminds me of Black Beauty.

Country Gal said...

That's wonderful that they have found each other and that you two can chat how he is doing ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

Janice said...

It's always nice when they land safely. Loved the baby shots .....man those foals are lookers...they won't be around long.

Prairie Ridge Performance Horses said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Shirley, having lost touch with a few of my "children" over the years , it's a VERY SPECIAL thing when we get to either stay in touch, or renew the friendship!! Keep us all updated!!

kden said...

What a happy ending. It would be hard to let them go; they are your kids after all. So glad he made his way to a good home.

4RRanch said...

Glad for the happy ending. They look like a good pair.i've thought several times about contacting the previous owner of my daughter's horse but never got around to it. Maybe I will now.

sally said...

Oh yay for a nice new owner ...he is such a cute horse. Also it is wonderful to keep in touch and hear how they are going. Hope everything is going well for you on the farm and the summer has treated you well

phaedra96 said...

A good thing! There is one foal I wish I knew where she is and how she is doing. She had a rocky start. But...the Percheron Assn. wants $75 to tell me...