Friday, December 19, 2014

An Elaborate Past

Since the previous blog hop about the history of our horses, I've delved a bit deeper into Suzie's murky past. Pre-warning, I did not find any impacting information about her - but I was able to contact someone pretty important in her life!



Initially, it broke down like this: in 1993 Suzie was foaled out in Saskatchewan. I couldn't find out any more information about the breeders or if she was born on a Performance Horse farm or otherwise. It appeared as though someone in Alberta scooped her up as a two year old and kept her for less than a month before she mysteriously "fell off the radar". I know for a fact she was owned by another woman in the Kamloops/108 area other than Emmy, the Rescue owner. Obviously that woman never put herself on Suzie's papers. Figures. It looks like the Rescue acquired her back in 2009, which means Suzie would've been 16 years old.

So what the heck happened in the 14 years in between?!

Seems like an awful good chunk of time that no one bothered to put themselves on her papers.

Sleuthing further, I've found that she has no recordable or registered foals.

Her Sire, Exclusively Coosa is from Georgia, so I have no doubt that the semen was shipped to Saskatchewan. Suzie's Dam, Tardys Honey Bee was born in Montana and brought up to Saskatchewan and eventually purchased by Ronald Schreiner, Suzie's breeders.


And then, BAM:

EXCLUSIVEBEE 3306027 Sorrel Stallion 05/06/1994 HYPP Results:N/N
           Dam- TARDYS HONEY BEE 1480257 Damsire- TARDY'S TEN SPOT 1074185

A full brother, who is a stallion no less? No way.


And no stallion progeny record? Hmmmm.. What happened to him?


So since that trail ran cold, I decided to look up the Schreiners once again... which lead me to this:




I so called the number and explained myself and asked if he had bred horses. He still does. I then asked if he bred Quarter Horses - he still does.... My heart started pounding in my chest. I told him that, "I think I have one of yours." I told him I owned Quick Little Coosa and oh my god, HE REMEMBERED HER!!!! I was FREAKING out.

We spoke for about 10 minutes and I told him about how I acquired her and how much she is loved and oh my, I almost peed my pants. He remembers her and he still breeds Quarter Horses to this day. Apparently most of his Quarter Horses have a "DNR" brand on their hip, but for some reason Suzie didn't. Anyways, she was sold in a liquidation sale as he had over 200 registered Quarter Horses at the time and needed to down-size. She was sent to a trainer in Alberta for a while, I guess, and he obviously put a pretty good foundation on her. He said that because they had so many horses, they lost track of a lot of them but was glad to hear she was well taken care of and loved.

I have his e-mail address and am in the process of sending him some photos. He is going to look for some Suzie baby photos, dam photos, sire photos, and possibly some sibling photos. I AM SO EXCITED. He was shocked to hear how old she was and said that it makes him feel old, haha.

I CANT EVEN RIGHT NOW. CANT.


Schreiner Quarter Horse home of "Chevy Silverado" an outstanding AQHA Impressive bred stallion standing for the 2012 breeding season at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Sk.  Live cover or shipped fresh/frozen semen. 306-227-4021.  Video coming soon.

Ron Schreiner Trucking -  horse, cattle, hay transport throught Western Canada, references, guaranteed service. 306-227-4021
- See more at: http://horseownertoday.com/blog/news/post/2011/11/25/Welcome-to-our-newest-Verified-Vendor-Advertisers.aspx#sthash.D14jNNW2.dpuf
Schreiner Quarter Horse home of "Chevy Silverado" an outstanding AQHA Impressive bred stallion standing for the 2012 breeding season at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Sk.  Live cover or shipped fresh/frozen semen. 306-227-4021.  Video coming soon.

Ron Schreiner Trucking -  horse, cattle, hay transport throught Western Canada, references, guaranteed service. 306-227-4021
- See more at: http://horseownertoday.com/blog/news/post/2011/11/25/Welcome-to-our-newest-Verified-Vendor-Advertisers.aspx#sthash.D14jNNW2.dpuf

4 comments:

  1. Ahh, so cool! I hope he kind find baby Suzie pictures!

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  2. oh wow! what a find -- i hope he can dig up some pictures! super cool that he remembered her anyway tho

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