Every winter we look through the colts while they are still on the mares. We are looking for the colts we want to add to our own string. My husband, father in law, and oldest son spent a lot of time looking at these colts. This is always a fun time and something we look forward to each year, but this year was special because for the first time my son was allowed to select a colt for himself.
We had all chosen our favorites and lobbied my son to pick one that we liked, but, of course, he had his own opinion and decided that little blue roan was meant to be his. He named the filly Twinkles and has been happily caring for her every day. Twinkles is out of a popular family of horses that we ride and use for brood mares. Her father is a big blue roan horse that came from Leachman’s in Montana. Twinkles was born late and is a little smaller than the rest of them, but we think she will be a great horse for our son. (She is still a little camera-shy though.)
It’s always exciting to picture what the colts will be like when they are fully grown. It just adds a whole new level of fun to watch a ten year old boy select his first colt.
And the red roan? Well, we thought she was just too cute to leave behind. Plus, she loves having her picture taken!