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2022 Lazy JS Ranch 63rd Annual Production Sale Catalog is READY!!
(Mailing mid-July!) Click the cover photo to browse! Remember our open house preview at Carter Acres, Starbuck, MN on August 13th from 5-8 pm!
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Houlihan Ranch Colt Starting Clinic
Sheridan, WY
June 2-5, 2022
Four Carter Acres 2 year olds got their start under the watchful eyes of master horseman, Buck Brannaman. Super excited to have been chosen to participate! CA Nissa, started by Lauren Overy, CA Cupid started by Brandon Myers, CA Harry Wells, started by Michael Sparling and CA Katy Frost, started by Tirzah Cadicamo, all did exceptionally well and looked like naturals behind the hot heels on ride #3! It was a great week of learning for horses, trainers and spectators!  
CA Katy Frost and Tirzah Cadicamo; CA Nissa and Lauren Overy, CA Cupid and Brandon Myers and CA Harr
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CA Nissa and Lauren Overly (13)
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CA Cupid and Brandon Myers (8)
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CA Harry Wells and Michael Sparling (8)
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CA Katy Frost and Tirzah (19)
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CA Nissa and Lauren Overly (16)
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CA Cupid and Brandon Myers (15)
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CA Harry Wells and Michael Sparling (13)
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CA Katy Frost and Tirzah (34)
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Our Minnesota winter is putting our metal to the test. Weeks of sub-zero weather has found this crew looking for warmer pastures points south! Time will tell if it comes to pass or not. So, in addition, to trying to occupy our minds in warmer locations, we have decided to create a new page to tantalize everyone for this year's coming progeny! You'll find our 2022 "Great Expectations" here. 
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CA Skye Blue

Iowa Ranch Horse Breeder's Futurity

The Iowa Ranch Horse Breeder's Futurity was held the last weekend in September in Des Moines, Iowa. CA Black Kitty Cat and CA Indigo Cat, both offspring of Cat Smart Boonsmal competed in the 2 year old Ideal Ranch Horse and Trail Events.
In the Ideal Ranch Horse class, horses worked on the rail both directions and then competitors removed tack for the conformation portion of the class.  Part of the class is shown below; we couldn't capture the whole class; it took over an hour!  Kitty, ridden for us by Shelby Thesing, finished 12th out of 28 competitors; not bad for about 30 rides! 
CA Indigo Cat "Spur" competed with 24 in the Non-Pro Trail class and ended up 14 out of 24, just 3.5 points of of the 10th place money! Also not bad for 30 rides, in an unfamiliar place with LOTS of horses! We were extremely pleased with the results for our first time showing in the riding classes at the futurity.  Watch for us in the yearling classes next year when CA Skye Blue's offspring will be competing!
Who we are.....
     Set in the picturesque rolling hills of west central Minnesota, we have been breeding, raising and training Registered Quarter Horses for over twenty years.  We are so fortunate to have a valuable heritage in that we are affiliated with the Lazy JS Ranch in Bowman, North Dakota.  Nada’s father, Russ Silha, started raising Quarter Horses many years ago. In fact, the ranch hosted its 60th annual production sale on August 17, 2019. We do our best to follow in his footsteps and raise horses that are structurally correct, athletic enough to go to the arena or the ranch and have trainable dispositions that most people can get along with. And, if you’ve noticed that our brand resembles the Jesus fish symbol, that’s on purpose as we strive to follow His teachings, keeping the Golden Rule at the top of our list.
If you are already a satisfied customer and have some photos you’d like to share, we’d love to showcase some of our horses in action! Please email any photos/comments to nadacarter@gmail.com. Enjoy the site and please feel free to contact us with any comments or questions. Our door is always open if you are in the area. We’d love to have you stop by!
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Carter Acres Quarter Horses

Dale or Nada Carter and family
26708 County Road 10
Starbuck, MN 56381
320.424.2959 or 320.424.2957