• The above photo is of Carson, the day he was born, and one of the mares from his herd. He was struggling to find any of them that he could bond and nurse from.
  • Fertility study horses are wild horses (aka mustangs, estrays, Comstock) gathered from the Virginia range in Nevada and were used by the vet school in Nevada/Reno through the Dept of Ag to study various pregnancy prevention products looking for a use to help control wild horses. The grant money ran out, and through a series of events the horses ended up at our ranch - 33 of them. From this group there were 2 aborted foals, 1 stillborn colt, 1 filly (aka Hope) died after 1 week, 2 more fillies that are healthy, and Carson. The stallions have been gelded and are at various locations in Nevada. This is Carson's story...


I will be working on this page and introducing more of my family.  I have  a BIG family.  Please visit often.


blogphoto My Virginia range aunties & cousins

Mare #67 — died shortly after arriving from unknown causes, leaving a young foal who joined up with another nursing mare


nda.1 #56Easy to approach and love on.  Sweet mare.

carsonsmomprofile#52 — Carson’s mom

graymare#60 – loves to be a nanny to the new foals nda.7#20 – best friends with 21 nda.2#21 – older mare
nda.4#53 nda.5#61 – best friends with 62 nda.12#62 — beautiful mare with a lot of curiosity.  Is becoming trusting and eats from my hand.
PHOTO TO FOLLOW#63Mother to Hope/#5 nda.11#37 nda.15


Older red roan mare that is very quiet

nda.17Mimi  #07Arrived in foal with a yearling & weanling at her side.  Gave birth to a stillborn colt. nda.21Granny #30One of our favorite, Granny is one of the older mares.  She is a timid mare and prefers to wander away from the others as to not have to fight for food. oldersorrelmare#55 Older mare that is super sweet and starting to trust 
nda.22#58 nda.23Gorgeous mare # , gave birth to our Easter baby (see fillies) leadmare# 64 Lead mareThis is a uniquely colored mare.  Early Spring into summer she sheds out with an appaloosa color rump and graying in her cheeks


clubfoot#35Club Foot PHOTO TO FOLLOW#72 Sorrel mare w/broken foot. This mare arrived with a broken foot and a nursing foal. (Gray Boy)

From study records:  ECG vaccine in July of 2007

PHOTO TO FOLLOW#25  This is an older mare, possibly late 20’s, that gave birth to our the gray foal filly
nda.19ECG vaccine in July of 2007 PHOTO TO FOLLOW#29Aborted shortly after arriving.  Despite all our efforts #29 arrived in poor condition and later died due to unknown cause.  Information from study records:  Number 29 (foaled 1989) had a foal in (4/08) and in all likelihood is pregnant.  This mare was treated with GonaCom (a GnRh vaccine) on 4/1/03.  She had remained infertile until conceiving in 07 for the colt born last spring.   
olderfillyClose to 2 yr old filly 



Super sweet yearling filly is the daughter of Mimi (#07).  Not pushy and loves attention. Pretty independent.  Available for adoption.



Super sweet yearling filly.  Alpha mare to the youngsters.  Halter gentled, gives her feet – Available for adoption


Born …, she was very tiny at birth and died a week later.

Easter filly Gray filly
  Yearling & Weanling geldings  

Shy Boy

This big boy is estimated to be close to 18 mths old.  He is super sweet and easy to handle. 

Gray Boy

Feisty young yearling, he is the son to #… 


Super sweet yearling gelding – foal of 29 – foaled 4/08.   He is super easy to handle and loves attention.   




Still a mama’s boy, Chip came in with Mimi (#07).  He is very much attached to her and although not nursing, separation causes a lot of anxiety for him.

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Sweet young yearling gelding is the son of #63. who gave birth to #5/Hope.  (see fillies)

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Yearling gelding that is still learning to trust.


And, of course, Carson, our Spirit of the West.  Born to #52, Carson has been our inspiration.  Check out his blog for details

One Response

  1. what do you mean ECG vaccine in July of 2007?

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