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RyuEquestrian
Nov. 15, 2011, 08:41 PM
This will be the 7th young horse that I have started and this time, I am going to do my best to document the process that I use and the experience as best as I can through videos and photos. This is by no means a "how to start your horse guide" only a video blog about my experience, so please go easy on me!

The Niki Chronicles: The Path of a Young Performance Horse

Blog (http://sakurahillfarm.blogspot.com/2011/11/niki-chronicles-path-of-young.html)
Episode I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JBxKl9Hf1A)
Photos (on Facebook) (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150399651444382.380574.52119554381&type=3)

I hope that you enjoy!

shawneeAcres
Nov. 15, 2011, 09:23 PM
I take photos and videos of all the youngsters we start! I think it is SO COOL to go back and look at the progress! Many are horses we start for clients and I am always sending them pics and videos in emails, but some are just horses of my own. Have fun, it is nice to go back and see how it all came together!

BLBGP
Nov. 15, 2011, 09:26 PM
Where are the others now?

alliekat
Nov. 15, 2011, 09:29 PM
I look forward to watching the progress. I too take a bunch of pictures and videos. I am taking a bunch of our first homebred that we are just lightly starting. I have the video of me sitting on her for the first time. There is nothing like the feeling of starting your own that you helped create. Have fun :)

Justice
Nov. 15, 2011, 09:43 PM
This caused me to visit your website, which I haven't done in a while. I can't believe that you bred your beautiful Zeus-blooded mare to C Quito and I missed out on the contract. Wait - I think it's a good thing I haven't been to your website, since I swore NO MORE BABIES EVER. Maybe Stella will have an "accident" and get loose and have a date with Sapphire's clone. I am 1500 miles away, so clearly blameless. Lots of similar blood there, but my baby would errr... definitely qualify for the new small hunter division ;)

So exited to watch you on your new adventure!

FlashGordon
Nov. 16, 2011, 08:10 AM
I loved the video, thanks for sharing!

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

RyuEquestrian
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:08 AM
Where are the others now?

The majority of them have been our own foundation mares. We like to put them in performance (if pocket books allow) before breeding them to see what their work ethics are like and further educate ourselves on their strengths and weaknesses. Paper can only tell us so much!

These are a few of the horses that I have started:
Zorriola (http://sakurahillfarm.com/horses.php?HOID=31) (first mare I ever started who came with me to college)
Ana Bella (http://sakurahillfarm.com/horses.php?HOID=46) (currently in foal after being in performance with me)
Ahsiantia (http://sakurahillfarm.com/horses.php?HOID=41) (currently in performance)

RyuEquestrian
Nov. 16, 2011, 11:43 AM
This caused me to visit your website, which I haven't done in a while. I can't believe that you bred your beautiful Zeus-blooded mare to C Quito and I missed out on the contract. Wait - I think it's a good thing I haven't been to your website, since I swore NO MORE BABIES EVER. Maybe Stella will have an "accident" and get loose and have a date with Sapphire's clone. I am 1500 miles away, so clearly blameless. Lots of similar blood there, but my baby would errr... definitely qualify for the new small hunter division ;)

So exited to watch you on your new adventure!

Thank you for the kind comments Justice! A prescient lady in TN scooped up the C-Quito x Czola (by Alla 'Czar) in-utero option. Don't worry, she is available for a custom foal option for a 2013 foal and of course there will be plenty of photos of the 2012 foal so you'll have to keep checking back!

goodmorning
Nov. 16, 2011, 12:01 PM
I think I've asked this before - but what camera do you use? Great photos! :)

RyuEquestrian
Nov. 16, 2011, 12:29 PM
I think I've asked this before - but what camera do you use? Great photos! :)

It was taken with my Nikon D3000, however I have just purchased the Nikon D7000 and am looking forward to taking that for a spin once it arrives!

hntrjmprpro45
Nov. 16, 2011, 03:32 PM
Thanks for posting that! I start lots of babies but usually don't have an extra person to video tape or take photos on a regular basis. We try to do 'picture day' on our farm about once every 3 months (and maybe a couple extra times in the summer when their coats are at their nicest).

It was fun watching your video- some things we do completely the same and some things differently. Its always a learning opportunity watching others!