We have been making some major changes at our farm in the past six months. Downsizing, getting out of breeding ourselves, and getting back to the basics of enjoying the horses we own and being able to start to spending more time with each horse. I am so blessed that I was able to have a breeding facility at our stable for the past eight years. I have truly loved every moment of raising young friesian sport horse foals. However, I also believe there is a time for everything and after our life altering event last year it is my time to concentrate on getting back to the basics rather than spreading my self too thin – my family, only a few horses, becoming debt free (part of the reason we opened our Etsy store), and enjoying each day to the fullest.
Everyone would agree that my husband’s cardiac arrest last spring was a life changing event. It quickly put into perspective how fragile and important life really is. Sometimes we get so concentrated on the little things that we loose sight of the big picture. We are extremely blessed with his outcome and how much it brought our family, friends, and loved ones together. However, it also brought to light for me how much time, monies, and efforts our breeding took. So after he was fully recovered we did some long, hard thinking and we opted to start to downsize our farm. We were extremely fortunate to sell both of our 2015 friesian sport horse foals to two awesome women (thanks Elizabeth and Ramona). Neo and Addy are both now in their respective homes and we enjoy the updates on how they are maturing into awesome friesian sport horse prospects. We were also able to place one of our broodmares with a great family who adore her (thanks Jamee & Alexis) who are getting her back into a riding career.
Currently, we are offering for sale our 2009 friesian sport horse mare, Amira. She is at the trainers facility and is coming along nicely. We will have video of her in mid-late February. Additionally, as difficult as it is, our friesian stallion, Pieter K. P. is also on the market (to the perfect home only). Pieter is a dream to own and we are very fortunate to be his owners. He will also be going back into training this spring after having some time off from our crazy schedules. Once we have these two horses placed into excellent homes, we will be staying at a few horses total on the farm while we enjoy traveling more, our farm, and life. The show ring and other horse events may call us again in the future, but for now we are just enjoying the fact that we have such great horses, friends, family, jobs, and our home and stable.