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    Mᴇᴍʙᴇʀ ᴏғ: Australian Horse Owners Society ─ Arabian Horse Society ─ The Pony Club ─ The Pintabian Company™ ─ Western Club

    𝑻𝒐𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝑹𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝑯𝒐𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒔: 86
    𝑼𝒏𝒓𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅: 8 | 𝑳𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒅: 81
    𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔: 36 | 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒆𝒔: 48 | 𝑮𝒆𝒍𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔: 1
    𝑩𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒔 & 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒆𝒔: 4 | 𝑪𝒖𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈: 14 | 𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒆𝒓: 25 | 𝑹𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒉 𝑽𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚: 2 | 𝑹𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈: 40 | 𝑾𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑫𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆: 20 | 𝑾𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆: 43 | 𝑾𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒏 𝑻𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒍: 5 | 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑪𝒐𝒘 𝑯𝒐𝒓𝒔𝒆: 13



  • We're offically moving

    We re-homed all horses from Making Strides, and many from Cloud 9. We are packing up, and moving to Texas! We found a relatively cheap, rundown facility that was in our price range, with enough space, and even room to grow again. We are excited to call it home soon. Before moving the horses, we will be hiring a small contractor to renovate the older barns to be horse ready.

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    We are basing the new facility off the game Red Dead Redemption. The piece of land, in game is called MacFarlane's Ranch. If you are familiar with it, I hope you are just as excited as I am to tackle this job. The buildings may be available for download :thinking:

    Return for picture follow ups! <3



  • ✯ 𝑶𝒖𝒓 𝑯𝒐𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒔 ✯


    ✯𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘘𝘶𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 BS Gold Matador Stallion Red Dun Frame Overo Reining Working Cow Horse
    2 BPH Justa Smarty Zip Stallion Smokey Black Reining Cutting
    3 BKR Queen of Lights Mare Dunalino Western Pleasure none
    4 SVR's Classic Big Blue Stallion Cremello Reining Western Pleasure
    5 WWC Blue Rose Mare Grullo Splash Western Pleasure Halter
    6 WWC Ride Like the Wind Stallion Chestnut Splash Reining Barrels & Poles
    7 CJ Newest Addiction Stallion Palomino Rabicano Reining Halter
    8 Playgun O'Lena Mare Buckskin Grey Reining Cutting
    9 RL Aruba Blue Stallion Palomino Reining Barrels & Poles
    10 CK Get Jiggy With It Stallion Dark Bay Cutting Working Cow Horse
    11 TMS Peaches n' Cream Mare Palomino Overo Western Pleasure Reining (Dressage(retired))
    12 TMS Mist Dancer Stallion Blue Roan Sabino Western Pleasure Reining (Dressage(retired))
    13 CK Wyatt's Barbie Mare Bay Roan Rabicano Reining Working Cow Horse
    14 Arlotto T Mare Red Dun Reining Western Pleasure

    ✯𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘗𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘏𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 BS Indian Artifact Stallion Palomino Reining Western Trail
    2 VL Black Tie Affair Stallion Black Splash Overo Reining Western Pleasure
    3 PLR Passing Fancy Mare Buckskin Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter
    4 PLR/VL Splash A Million Mare Blue Roan Overo Western Pleasure Reining
    5 Sovereign's Princess of the Sun Mare Buckskin Overo Reining Western Pleasure
    6 CK Gun Spinner Stallion Bay Frame Overo Reining Cutting X
    7 SIR Country Dazee Mare Silver Grullo Overo Reining Cutting
    8 HB American Soldier Stallion Bay Overo Reining none
    9 GR's Robin's Dynasty Mare Sorrel Tobiano Reining Cutting
    10 VL UNV My Autograph Stallion Sorrel Splash Western Pleasure Western Trail
    11 CK Supernatural Gunner Stallion Silver Black Splash Reining Working Cow Horse
    12 RCC Gunner Be Awesome Mare Bay Tobiano Reining Working Cow Horse
    13 SCR Old 'Stile Genes Stallion Sorrel Tobiano Reining Working Cow Horse
    14 BLU Ophelia Mare Black Frame Tovero Western Pleasure Western Trail
    15 Manwelll Jac O Lena LD Stallion Black Overo Reining Halter
    16 CK Gunpowder Diggit Mare Red Dun Tobiano Splash Reining Working Cow Horse
    17 CK No Doubt I'm Trouble Stallion Buckskin Tobiano Reining Cutting
    18 CK Meltin' Truth Mare Palomino Splash Cutting Working Cow Horse
    19 D/Z Cody Gotta Whiz Stallion Splash White Chestnut Reining Cutting

    ✯𝘈𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘢✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 WO Rednack Oaklyn Mare Brown Cream Western Pleasure Reining
    2 VL Down By The Bay Stallion Bay Blanket Reining Western Pleasure
    3 ADS 3:10 To Yuma Stallion Black Leopard Western Pleasure (eventing - retired) Reining (Mounted Eventing - retired)
    4 ADS Arizona Sunset Stallion Perlino Snowcap Western Pleasure Reining
    5 ʙᴡᴙ Lannister Mare Red Dun Snowcap Western Pleasure Halter (Show Jumping - retired)
    6 GR's Smoke and Mirrors Mare Blue Roan Leopard Cutting Working Cow Horse
    7 VL Galaxy Mare Grey Buckskin Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter

    ✯𝘈𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴✯
    # Name Breed (Gender) Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 Moondara Arabri Brumby (Mare) Black Tobiano Western Pleasure (Mountain Trail: retired) Western Trail (TREC: retired)
    2 Moondara Moorei Aussie Stock (Stallion) Chestnut Overo Western Pleasure Reining

    ✯𝘈𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 DSA Reema Mare Grey Halter Western Pleasure
    2 RTEC Hickup Stallion Flea-bitten Grey Western Pleasure Western Dressage
    3 DSA Afire Princess Mare Bay Western Pleasure Western Dressage X
    4 Gaullin Stallion Grey Western Pleasure Halter
    5 Holmgard's Chiba Stallion Black Western Dressage Western Pleasure

    ✯𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘴✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 OBEC Sunlight Mare Chestnut Tobiano Western Pleasure Western Dressage X
    2 OBEC Paintbox Stallion Dark Bay Tobiano Western Pleasure Western Dressage X
    3 VL Avalanche Mare Grey Buckskin Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter X

    ✯𝘗𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘢✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 DRE Athena's Grace Mare Bay Overo Spotted Blanket Western Dressage Western Pleasure
    2 VL Hopeless Romantic Stallion Bay Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter
    3 PLR High Noon Mare Bay Tobiano Spotted Blanket Western Trail Western Pleasure

    ✯𝘗𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘴✯
    # Name Breed (Gender) Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 SCF Magic Muffin Shetland Pony (Stallion) Flaxen Halter (Retired Racing)
    2 QMR Caireann Shetland Pony (Mare) Silver Dapple Sabino Halter (Retired Racing)
    3 TLM Taicligh Quarter Pony (Mare) Strawberry Roan Western Pleasure Western Dressage (Pony Show Hunters - retired)
    4 MOS Chase Me Charlie Quarter Pony (Stallion) Buckskin Overo Western Dressage Western Pleasure X

    ✯𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘥✯
    # Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 EA Spinnaker Stallion Chestnut Halter Western Dressage(Retired Flat Racing & Eventing) X
    2 AWE Don't Kill My Vibe Mare Gray (Chestnut Base) Western Dressage Halter (Retired Show Jumpng)
    3 AWE Grow Up to be Kids Mare Gray Western Dressage Halter (Retired Show Hunter) X
    4 AWE Run Kitty Kitty Mare Chestnut Western Dressage Halter (Retired Show Jumping) X
    5 Komorebi T Mare Bay Western Pleasure Reining (Retired Show Jumping)
    6 The Zodiac Stallion Black Western Dressage Halter (Retired Flat Racing) X
    7 VL Adeventure Time Stallion Bay Western Pleasure Halter X
    8 VL Magic the Gathering Mare Buckskin Sabino Western Pleasure Halter X

    ✯𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴 ✯
    # Name Breed (Gender) Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts
    1 QMR A Queen's Spirit Mustang (Mare) Chestnut Sabino Ranch Versatility Reining
    2 Everland WEE Canadian Horse (Stallion) Bay Cutting Working Cow Horse
    3 Blueashties Nokota (Stallion) Smoky Blue Roan Working Cow Horse none
    4 Zip‘s Smart Delphi Y American Indian Horse (Mare) Palomino Reining Cutting
    5 CAS Toccato Mustang (Mare) Chestnut Tobiano Halter Western Pleasure


  • Sneak Peek

    We finally got the barns repaired enough to give the horses homes, instead of having pasture-brats. This one barn will hold 8 horses. We have made 3 of these barns. Here is a picture of one:

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    We are so excited to finally have a new place to call home. It was hard in the beginning, but it gave us so many opportunities. We are still hiring a few riders and workers in the area, but we are confident we'll come together as a blended family. Wish us luck for the future! :beer: Cheers to new beginnings



  • I'm happy to say, we repaired the main house enough where we can completely move into it! We had to basically stripe it completely, and repair the roof. We kept the same layout, since it felt wrong to change it. It's just more new things than it was. We also decided on having a small pasture in the front yard, maybe for foaling mares, or ones who need separation/more love. Enjoy! :heartpulse:

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    Enjoy our replica of the Marston's Ranch house from red dead redemption <3



  • We are slowly putting horses where they need to be. But I took a moment to smell the roses. We bought quite a few horses from @Freya-Valkyrie during our move. Not sure if that was a bad choice or not, but we love them, as if they've been with us forever. Here is CK Gun Spinner ('14 bay frame overo aph) chilling on a beautiful afternoon.

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    The girls braided his mane, forelock and tail. He stood in the cross-ties like a champ, even though its a new place, and a lot of unfamiliarity. He's precious.



  • Awesome from a native Texan welcome to my great State :D Howdy too lol



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    Left to Right: Dixie, Xander, Rachel, Mitchel, Elina, Hunter

    Dixie O'Connor

    Discipline: Reining
    Personality: Conventional, Carefree, Calm and Neat


    Xander Rowland

    Discipline: Various (he rides all our "non-stock" breeds)
    Personality: Creative, Rarely angry


    Rachel Gallaway

    Discipline: Western Pleasure
    Personality: Outspoken, Independent and Unemotional


    Mitchell Garner

    Discipline: Cutting
    Personality: Dominant, Leader, Serious


    Elina May

    Discipline: Halter
    Personality: Introverted, Neither selfish or selfless, Insecure

    Hunter Boyce

    Discipline: Western Dressage
    Personality: Smart and Very imaginative


    We are finally settled in, and we hired some new riders to further benefit our riding, showing and breeding programs. They are all excited to start showing. We agreed to take the month of December off, so everyone can get to know all their personal horses they will be working with, and count all the new horses we've gotten over the last few months. We are looking forward to January to start off the new show season, and the new year.

    New Year, New Ranch <3


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    Discipline: Western Trail
    Personality: She's helpful, wise, innocent and perhaps a little too anxious. With her brilliance and curiosity, she's the perfect candidate to riding with Cloud 9 staff

    After a change to our showing system, we realized we were short quite a few riders. So we had to hire 10 more, and even called in one of our old riders!

    New Riders <3
    alt text Virginia Downes Reining & Western Pleasure alt textRoza Snider Reining & Western Pleasure
    alt text Hadley Rosendahl Reining & Western Pleasure alt text Hope McCormack Reining
    alt text Waverly Cade Reining & Western Pleasure alt text Kaleb Hutchings Reining
    alt text Cristian Rodgers Reining & Western Dressage alt text Jackson Vincent Stable Hand
    alt text Ferdinand Howell Reining alt text Kayla Westfall


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    Thanks to @Rachel-Deacon we have a new banner! We are thankful for her skills in creativity <3



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    We also got a logo made by @Annabelle-Wolfsbane! Absolutely an amazing job



  • aww I love your new banner!


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    i am really digging the logo :D



  • New Arabians <3

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    L to R



  • I'm not sure I made that Arabian. :/ although it is beautiful! My prefix is DBR.



  • @Chloe-West Oh crap! You may be right. It must have been @Cleo-Swift :scream: I'm sorry. And VL is my Prefix



  • New Thoroughbreds <3


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    • AWE Run Kitty Kitty Chestnut Thoroughbred (bought from @Maritza-Aehrenthal)
    • AWE Grow Up to be Kids Gray Thoroughbred (bought from @Maritza-Aehrenthal)
    • The Zodiac Black Thoroughbred (bought from @Aerys-Ell)
    • VL Adventure Time Bay Thoroughbred (from a BIY @Holden-Guinness)
    • VL Magic the Gathering Buckskin Sabino Thoroughbred (from a BIY @Sadie-Woodson)
    • Aehrenthal's Spinnaker Chestnut Thoroughbred (bought from @Maritza-Aehrenthal)


  • I love the name! I hope you enjoy your new baby!



  • @Sadie-Woodson I'm in love :heart_eyes: Her barn name is Nerd!



  • Wow so many Thoroughbreds! I should get one myself :D



  • @Claire-von-Hohenfeld
    I would be happy to breed one for you! Or arrange a BIY <3



  • New American Stocks


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    L to R (all bought from @Freya-Valkyrie)

    • CK Meltin' Truth Palomino Splash APH
    • CK No Doubt I'm Trouble Buckskin Tobiano APH
    • CK Supernatural Gunner Silver Black Splash APH
    • CK Get Jiggy With It Dark Bay AQH
    • SIR Country Dazee Silver Grulla Overo
    • GR's Smoke and Mirrors Blue Roan Leopard Appaloosa
    • CK Wyatt's Barbie Bay Roan Rabicano AQH
    • CK Gunpowder Diggit Red Dun Tobiano Splash APH


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