One of the many jobs to do here on the ranch is sort horses. Typically we like to sort our horses as yearlings- the boys from the girls- and then we keep the young fillies in a separate pasture from the saddle horses (which will obviously include some young, un-gelded studs), and our riding mares- and fillies we intend to start and ride, we keep by the barn in a small trap (which in this case is a 13 acre pasture). That might not seem so small to some of you- it’s all in your perspective!
Clearly we do this so we don’t end up with mares being bred that we don’t want bred, or mares getting bred by some young, un-stud worthy colt (which can and does happen- and that’s often how you end up with a grade – or unregisterable colt- we can’t tell who sired it!). We can get into what makes a stud worthy later, today it’s all about the photos I took of the 2008, coming 2 year olds the other day, when we sorted. I got to rub nearly every single one of the horses in these photos- they’re all so friendly and nice to be around! And of course, I’m just thrilled with how pretty my own 2yo has become! Dolce, you’re definitely something to be proud of! Enjoy the photos!