My Strange Horsey Ways.. A Christmas Story (not really)

For those of you that have been following Whiskey’s story and wonder why I suddenly have a new child, let me tell you a little history!

Back in 1997, I started Rachael’s Equine Services. That was the year I graduated from High School. It all began when some folks hired me to find them two “perfect family horses”. I shopped and shopped. I ended up at Bill Geresh’s place and found them two perfect horses! Since I had to use mileage, long distance phone calls (it was legit back then) and my truck got a whole 7mpg, My fee was 20% plus expenses. I made a little jingle for my pocket and had to file taxes. I also gave riding lessons so it was time to create my business. lucky me, my parents were both well versed in being self employed. Moving forward now…

Tejas Jubilee, my first horse and the only one that was always mine!

TJ was my first horse. My parents gave him to me Christmas of my 8th grade year… 1993? He was my everything! Then, when I was a SR in HS, my dad made me a deal. I could buy a second horse but I had to train it and sell it. The profit minus expenses went back to him. I sold that mare in a little over a year and made profit. I handed it over to my dad and he paid me back with a much needed laptop for school and a little more so I could buy another… and so I did. I bought the crazy grey 4 year old mare. She was a hoot! She was all hell fire!

Gypsy

Suzy and I won some money and what not so my dad ended up buying her from me for a brood mare. Around the same time, I had stumbled upon a mare by the name of Project Hold On and a gelding named Blue Ribbon Ben. Both were off the track quarter horses. I some how made this gal a heck of a deal (for me) for the pair. The mare joined the brood mare band. We also picked up a little Windy Ryon Mare! So that was the start of Z-Equine’s broodmare herd. Ben was another train to sell even though I fell in love with that giant Bay!

Next came babies… we sold the first foal crop. Then we sold the Windy Ryon mare… and sold the second foal crop out of Suzy and PHO. Suzy kept throwing grey babies that had a stinky attitude so we sold her. In Spring of 2001, Roxy was born. A pretty palomino filly out of awesome bloodlines and HUGE. She stayed on as a broodmare as I had just graduated from college and went off to work. Her first foal was Zbar Lynx To Cash.

Zbar Lynx To Cash as a yearling

Lynx wasn’t the best looking colt. I had him up for sale for the going rate of yearlings and he didn’t sell. At this point, I was married and we had 23 acres as well as our own little herd. So I struck a deal and made a trade for our Buckskin mare, MJG Scottish Scoot. Now Lynx is my main man!!! My dad got to add to his broodmare band and all was good!

Roxy’s next foal was several years later and a nice black colt. I had him sold to a friend. We drove to the ranch to pick him up to bring him up here for her. Sadly, God had other plans for my friend. Well, we went ahead and brought the colt home. This would be Perks on the Fly aka Goose.

Goose on top, His dam on bottom

Goose decided he didn’t like barrels so he is off doing something else. I put 7 years into trying to get him to be my wing man. I had to admit that he needed a different job. Meanwhile, I tried to get Roxy in foal again and she just didn’t take. MJG Scottish Scoot did take! She gave birth to a little bay colt in May 2019! Whiskey also known as Skeet Rey Scott (Scott was supposed to be Scoot) and this is how I ended up with another horse!

Whiskey as a baby!

He was living the good life at the ranch. But lack of time created an issue… an almost 3 year old gelding with zero training! I was casually looking for something because Lynx is 14 going on 15. My other two geldings are 20/21. In my mind, I knew I needed to have something to compete on by 2025. Despite my husband’s dislike for this little spoiled bay colt, he let me bring him home. Shocker, he is doing really well! I figure I will either fall in love and give him a job or sell and get something older after Whiskey is broke to ride. Why not? Better than having a “wild” horse running around at the ranch!!!!

Whiskey taking the tarp in stride

This is my Christmas Pony. I really didn’t think it would go this way but nevertheless, I’m so happy it did!!!!

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