Well, I did something I thought I’d never do.
I sold my handsome gray colt, DX Frigid Aire.
Yes. He’s gone.
When I rode at the Buck clinic in Rapid City, a friend of ours was there watching for three days. He kept telling me what a nice colt I had (other folks said he was the nicest horse at the clinic) and how he would look great riding him and the asked me if I’d sell him. I told him he wasn’t for sale and then my other half reminded me that we are building a house/barn/bunkhouses and trying to start our non-profit and we have the factory (the mom and the dad).
So, I priced him and he said he would ask for him for Father’s Day. He called me a June 30th, first thing in the morning and said he wanted him. I’m sad -and happy- both. Fridge is the second colt I’ve raised out of that mare and the third colt I’ve started the hunt/Brannaman way. And he’s my favorite color of course. I’ve bred his mom back to his dad for a full sibling to be born next year.
I’ll miss him for sure, but his new owner is a very handy, kind horseman and he will be well-cared for.
I got to rope a couple calves on him at our branding this weekend, before his new owner (who also came and roped) took him home. And we were fortunate enough to have the cousin of a dear family friend of ours at this branding. He’s a professional photographer and he took some AMAZING photos, so while I will have the memories of Fridge forever etched in my mind, I’ve got some beautiful photos to look at as well:
Sitting in the herd:
Taking a break:
Setting up a heel shot:
Attempting a Hip Shot while Fridge’s new owner heads the calf for us:
And finally, because I have like ZERO photos of Zach and me together, this one. Do we look happy or what? How could you not be happy if you’re us?
I do miss my buddy, Fridge and I thank all of you for investing your time watching him grow up through our Colt-Cam Chronicles. I will start posting from those again, with other colts that I’m handling.