American Cream Draft carriage horses in California - estate dispersal
I have no first-hand knowledge of this situation whatsoever; it was a friend of friend of friend FB post this afternoon. In any case, here it is:
Donna Miller passed away today in a driving (carriage) accident. Her family needs to rehome ALL of her gorgeous and rare registeredAmerican Cream Draft Horses. Attached is a photo of Josh, her GORGEOUS American Cream Draft horse stallion who is being offered for sale asap. He is also in our Draft Horse Stallion album. She has several mares that needs homes as well. Please message us and we will give you her daughters contact information. PLEASE SHARE to help these gorgeous horses find some homes! She is located in Grass Valley, CA (Northern CA). Any shipping arrangements are to be made by the buyers. CONTACT HER DAUGHTER CASEY at firstname.lastname@example.org
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There is a FB page for the American Cream Draft Horse Association and a lot of those folks knew Donna and her horses. I think that might be a good place to find out more about the situation and the progress of the re-homing. I saw this initial alert and I think it was just a little premature (the day after she died) and sounded like an ASAP thing... and I think people should let the family grieve and regroup.
Long way to get there, but wonder if Williamsburg would be interested. They have other Creams as part of their coaching and rare breeds 'collections'
Call Colonial Williamsburg and ask for Richard Nichols, who is the head of the Livestock and horses there. He is familiar with American Creams, might even know these animals and owner.
All the American Creams I have ever met were very nice individuals. Kind of like most Heritage breeds, a bit old-fashioned in style, but sound, good minded animals. The Amish like them, though not their usual style, being so light colored. Very good draft animals, not huge over-sized things, but certainly gave a good days work for their feed. Makes me wish I was into using Drafts! I think they never got popular with the farmers because of their color, showing any spot of dirt.