Our Minnesota winter is putting out 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.
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 and the 3 year old classes for Kitty and Spur!
The sale held on August 21st was our best ever! We are grateful to the bidders and buyers who have belief in our program. Foals sold into 11 different states, all the way from Washington and Idaho to Texas and Missouri. Watch for us in sales in 2022!
Hearts & Hooves Horsemanship Clinic, Deer River, MN
Quincy, Kyerra and Nada headed to Deer River on Memorial weekend for three days of fun filled learning and training. All horses and riders gained knowledge and confidence; what a GREAT experience! Thank you, Michele Jerry! Click on the first picture to take you into the album to see the rest of the fun!
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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 email@example.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!