February 12, 2011

Staring at Mares

So, the Indians have become restless and are calling to ask when we are going to be live on MareStare this year. Well- soon enough the halls of the foaling barn at Fields Quarter Horses will be re-opened to everyone! We've already delivered 3 healthy beautiful Chevy foals this year and are expecting the 4th next week. We've been able to have the benefit of real live human barn eyes for our own mares and foals so far.

But, we've missed sharing our birthings with the rest of the world and will be going live in the next couple of weeks. There are 4 mares scheduled to foal during March so there should be plenty of action! See you soon...

January 18, 2011

The Winds of Change...

Another year has come and gone at Fields Quarter Horses...the winds of change have blown quite a lot this year. As we begin 2011, there are some missing pieces at FQH. Gary Trubee leaves us today to return to his beloved Ohio- the wilds there are calling him home. Amber moved on this past Fall and is currently pursuing her horse dreams in a different venue.

In the words of the great Bob Marley (singer/songwriter in case you were wondering) "...as it was in the beginning...so shall it be in the end," comes to mind here. In the beginning it was Wayne, Khris, and Brittney (and Tara too!) with a love for horses and a common bond in our desire to breed great ones. Today, that remains the same.

We will take our time and look for the right professional to welcome into our barn. In the meantime, Chevy continues to woo his ladies (with the help of Rood and Riddle, and Drs. Mather and Howard). We foal mares by the moonlight and tend our dogs and pets by the day. For a look at the broad spectrum that shines over our lives, here are links to our different websites.

See you soon- I'm in the mood to blog again so I'll be back before you know it!


And don't forget to visit us on Facebook! Khris, Brittney, Chevy, and each Kennel have their own pages now.

September 21, 2010

There's No Place Like Home

It's good to have everyone together again- for at least a little while! The past few weeks have been hectic.  All the humans have scurried around here going about our human-style business- horses and dogs. Meanwhile the animals have carried on business as usual.

Gary and Amber made a journey into the mountains of West Virgina to the West Virginia and Mountain State Futurities- they brought home several Championships! Tara's horse Chevromotion (known as Kramer) performed well for both Tara and Amber and a good time was had by all. Back at the farm, the preparations for the Congress Super Sale continued as well as general horsekeeping such as Fall vaccines and pregnant mare checks.

Wayne had business which called for a short trip to California leaving Sheri and I to hold the fort down at Canine Companion. Although it was nearly a full house at the dog hotel, everything ran along just fine. Brittney even found time to move into her first apartment AND help out at the kennel and barn while everyone was scattered hither and yon.

So, the beginning days of this week find us all back in our regular roles- dogs, horses, and people alike. We are expecting a visit from mare owner Christa today and she will meet her 2010 foal Vegas for the first time. Like a stage parent, I've prepped Vegas for her grand appearance and am anxiously hoping that she will hit her cues and make me proud!

Oh, and on Sunday- I stepped back into an old set of shoes when I (together with an exciting group of other ladies) repurchased a large dog kennel and grooming shop that Wayne and I formerly owned. I have a strange sense of deja vu as I tabulate budgets, make a list of repairs, and begin an old journey anew. But, rest assured, there will be a lot of new faces and animals to appear in future blogs! For now I'm glad that we are back into our regular routine- there certainly is no place like home.

September 17, 2010

Ten Hearts

I have been doing some extensive house cleaning recently. A friend recently suggested that I review my personal gratitude list. When I did so, I realized that it needed a little fixing up. Much like a room which needs to be updated or redecorated, my gratitude list needed a little refurbishing. Here is a list of ten things which fill my heart today.

10. I have a job. In fact, I have several jobs and am thankful for the success of our businesses.

9. I have a nice house to sleep in every night.

8. Reality TV (I know, but I'm still thankful for it!)

7. I am vital and healthy.

6. Team Chevy- this ever-growing network of customers and friends with whom I share a common bond.

5. I am daily thankful that I was born an American citizen and enjoy the rights, privileges, and opportunities that it affords.

4. Bacon. Sometimes it's the simple things in life that give us the most pleasure.

3. My own personal animal kingdom. I get to walk on the wild side everyday!

2. Chevy. I am blessed to share the life journey of a great horse.

1. I am surrounded daily by people who truly know and care about me.