Kelsie, 32" Brown & White Spotted
Grand Sire: Garrets
Silver Fox, 32.5" Spotted
Grand Dam: Windcrest
Miss Jodie, 31" Brown
Story...We bred Kelsie last year on December 26, 2003, and said, "Wouldn't
it be nice to have a Christmas baby next year?." Our wish came
true! This year, the week before Christmas, was very busy for us. Kelsie
kept showing strong signs of delivering the entire week so we cancelled
attending several events to be close to her if she needed us. We had
been on board "The Polar Express" this week with our granddaughter,
Shelby, and how special it was to "Hear the Christmas Bell" and share
that experience 'to believe' with her. In all the hustle, bustle, and
family get-togethers we kept thinking of names for our expected foal.
We had many on the list but decided on Happy Holidays and we'd call
the baby Holly, if it was a girl. Family had gone and presents were
opened so Bob and I had just settled down for a much needed rest. At
2:30 a.m. Christmas Morning we "Heard Our Christmas Bell" in the barn.
As we awoke and watched on the barn camera we saw that it was time for
Kelsie to have her baby. I called my good friend, Dayle, so she could
log on to our camera and observe this special Christmas birth. We quickly
got dressed and headed out to the barn in the 7 degrees temperatures
to be near the stall in case Kelsie needed us. She was doing fine on
her own. So, on Christmas morning at 3:12 a.m., Kelsie presented us
with this beautiful spotted girl with a big dark star on her forehead.
The Bethlehem Star was right here in our barn this Christmas morning.
We had heard on the news and read in the papers that people were saying
we should say "Happy Holidays" rather than "Merry Christmas" this year.
How sad.......we named our new baby, Hallelujah- "Halle" so..Merry Christmas
to you all from Bob, Sandy and Halle this year.
Cindi-Lu, 32.5" Dark Brown
Grand Sire: Pine
Barren Blackjack, 29" Dark Brown
Grand Dam: Pine
Barren Bridget, 35" Gray-Dun
that perfect Stocking Stuffer? Santa is sure to like delivering this
special bundle. Ginger Snap is as cute as they come. She has such a
stocky little body and those cute straight drafty legs and her bite
is perfect. Her coat is so full and fluffy and such a pretty brown that
it reminded us of Ginger Snaps. Of course, that could be because we
were drinking coffee and stuffing our face with ginger snaps when her
mom, Cindi Lu, went in to labor. Cindi was a maiden so we were watching
closely for her first foal. She did great and knew exactly what she
needed to do for this baby. Everything was textbook delivery and Ginger
was up and walking within minutes of being born. She has such an adorable
personality and snuggles all the time. We have made the decision to
offer Ginger and her mom, Cindi-Lu,
for sale as a package. It is rare that we sell any of our brood jennets
but our herd is just a bit too large right now. So, this is a great
opportunity to get a brood jennet with her new (girl) foal at her side
before Christmas. What an opportunity. Santa will have a big surprise
for someone! Visit our 'for
sale' page for more information!
As Racer's little
new born jack entered this world it was apparent he was going to be
a "track favorite". He had a strong will to push ahead and the energy
to go for the win. No matter how you "place your bet" he is going to
be the crowd pleaser, Win, Place, or Show. He did it all the night he
was born. A good friend of ours was present during Tracker's birth and
was pulling for him to emerge with great anticipation. Betsie
Jo, his dam, was a maiden, and her birthing skills were not
the greatest. We are going to give her "deep breathing and pushing classes"
for her next birth. :O) She finally caught on to the process and helped
by giving some final hard pushes after about 30 minutes and "Tracker"
came out with a big gasp of relief. Then, it was off to the races for
this little guy. He was up and nursing in 14 minutes and our visiting
spectator went behind the barn to change jeans, shirt, and whatever
else was necessary. All is wonderful at Wit's End and "Tracker" will
be the crowd pleaser to watch for in the show ring or with your herd.
He has that much sought after compact body, drafty, perfect bite, legs,
and just an itty-bitty squirt. We have not measured him yet (17 hours
old) but he does not even come up to my knees and I'm short. I watched
him on our barn cam all night and he raced around his stall like he
was in training for the Triple Crown. Tracker is for sale! Contact us
for more information!
Haw's Co-Co Butter, 33.25" Dark Brown w/Sorrel Ears
Grand Sire: Miller's
EC Mr. Spock, 33" Dark Brown/White Spotted
Grand Dam: Someday's
Feliciana, 33.75" Brown
Meet our deep,
dark, rich, full-bodied Hotty Chocolate. CoCo and Racer certainly did
themselves proud on this little gal. Hotty has it all...stocky, rich
dark color, perfect bite, straight legs, and a bubbling personality.
What a gene pool in this "steamy cup" of rich, dark elegance. Just minutes
after Hotty was born she was snuggling up to us as if to say.." I'm
here to warm your heart like a good cup of hot chocolate. Taste me,
feel me, smell me. Ummmm, ummmm, GOOD." Hotty is for sale! Visit our
sale' page for more photos and information!
DOB 10/04/04 9:20pm
Foal coat: Black
Birth Height: 22"
Spots Luigi, 30" Dark Brown/White Spotted
Grand Sire: Honkey
Donkey's Freddie, 32" Dark Brown
Grand Dam: Honkey Donkey's Juliann,
30.5" Gray/White Spotted
Georgi Girl, 32.5" Very Dark Brown
Grand Sire: Gladybrooke
Skip, 29" Dark Brown
Grand Dam: Mallard
Point Bobbie Dee, 31" Brown
Dixie puts a
smile on your face the minute you see her. That rich dark color catches
your eye and we think we see a very faint cross on her back. She bounces
around in such a playful manner that she puts a smile right on your
face. It's been raining so much since she was born that we spent the
first week playing with her in her stall and in the hallway of the barn.
After a few minutes of playing with her she has you "Whistlin' Dixie".
She is such a happy little girl with a bubbly personality. Dixie will
be a great addition to someone's herd as she has the potential to produce
a dark or spotted foal if bred to the right herd sire. Her spotted herd
Spot Luigi, is a gorgeous dark brown and white jack. Dixie
is for sale. Visit our 'for
sale' page for more information!
Ebony had her first
foal and boy are we tickled with this little fellow. The Prez is breathtakingly
gorgeous. He is so very tiny yet has such a drafty bone structure. Wide
chest, straight legs, perfect bite, unique color, fantastic pedigree,
and gregarious personality. He appears to be a very dark sorrel, some
may call it russet, but whatever it is it is striking. His no light
point nose is so cute as it is lighter than his body coat. He darts
around and his favorite trick at two days old is to put both front feet
in his mother's feed bowl and his two back feet on the outside and then
potty all around her bowl. I guess he figures if he can't eat it yet
he'll try messing it up for his mother. He nurses with gusto and has
embraced his new life with the same. We adore this little fellow and
are enjoying his new born antics. He puts a smile on your face the minute
you lay eyes on him. He's for sale! Visit our 'for
sale' page for more photos and information!
Lazarus' Lucy, 33.5" Brown w/Red Highlights Jennet
Grand Sire: LUA Lazarus,
32.5" Spotted (Rockbridge Maracus bloodlines)
Grand Dam: LUA
Peaches & Creme, 31" Brown/Gray (Rainblow's Blizzard
Introducing our newest
foal, Dino-Might, is a real pleasure. This little guy is "exploding"
with personality from the big white star on his forehead to the tip
of his tail. He was born, Sat. August 21st and did not lay down until
Sunday August 22nd. He was so curious and had to look at everything
for hours. He kept hopping and jumping around and when he got tired
he would fall asleep standing up and wobble back and forth until he'd
wake himself up and start exploring his stall. His white throat-latch
goes from ear to ear which is unusual and gives him such an elegant
look. When we go in his stall he pins those ears back and comes running
for his hugs, kisses, and butt rubs. Amazing how they have US trained
at such an early age. Trying to get pictures of him was a real challenge.
If he was not tucked up under his mother he was trying to get in my
lap. The first picture taking session was over 200 shots and I only
had about 10 that were worth sending to my picky web mistress! Dino
has a perfect bite, straight legs, beautiful color, great conformation
and a gorgeous head, and a much sought after pedigree. He will be such
an asset to someone's herd as a junior herd sire and a great pal until
he matures. What a bundle of dyna-mite!!!!! Dino Might is for sale!
Visit our 'for
sale' page for more information.
Strawberry Jam, 32" Dark 'Black Cherry' Red (Sorrel)
Grand Sire: The
Fireman, 32.5" Dark Red (Sorrel) Grand Dam: MGF
Venus Nazira 54, 33" Brown
It is a rare occurrence
when one observes the phenomenon of foxfire. This is exactly why we
chose this name for our new "black cherry" foal. We continue to marvel
at his deep rich color and his elegant conformation. He embodies all
the qualities of his extended pedigree and the progeny of 'The Fireman',
'Rearview', and 'My World' will be carried on in his future offspring.
We were anxiously awaiting his arrival as his mother had "white milk"
for 39 1/2 hours. We knew he was exceptional the minute he was born
as his dark sorrel color was very evident even though he was still wet.
My good friend, Dayle Haworth, was here for the big event and she decided
to use a hair dryer on him so we could see his true color right away.
So, at just 15 minutes old, Foxfire had his first "trip" to the Hair
Salon. Wet or dry he was still that deep, dark sought after color one
looks for in a herd sire. Drafty, tiny, straight, exceptional color,
and a winning personality all in one package! Foxfire will be a great
asset to any herd and will steal your heart the minute you lay eyes
on him. He looks up with those big brown eyes with red eyelashes, wags
his tail, and follows us everywhere we go. He has not been in the house....yet!!!!
This little guy is so perfect in every way that we have decided to keep
him as our junior herd sire. Our current jacks, Racer and Cimmaron,
have the same sire so little Foxfire will give us an out cross jack
for our breeding program. It was a hard decision between Foxfire and
Gipper as they are equally as nice and have the same pedigree. Our decision
was then based on Foxfire's unique dark cherry color. Since Gipper is
the same color as one of our current jacks, Cimmaron, we have decided
that we will offer him for sale to some lucky farm. Watch for future
offspring from Foxfire.
Summer Sunrise, 32" Dark Red (Sorrel)
Grand Sire: The
Fireman, 32.5" Dark Red (Sorrel) Grand Dam: MGF
Venus Bellana, 32" Dark Red (Sorrel)
A SPECIAL TRIBUTE..."Win
One for the Gipper". This handsome dark red sorrel jack was born during
the time when the nation was paying tribute to the loss of a great man.
It is our pleasure to give the name 'Gipper' to him without hesitation.
He has been such a joy from the moment he hit the ground. His little
left ear was bent down and going across his forehead so we said that
was his way of saluting his namesake. Within
24 hours the saluting ear was completely straight but I will always
cherish that first picture of him "saluting". Gipper was up and nursing
within 14 minutes after arriving at Wit's End and has entertained us
hourly with his perpetual motion antics. I know his mom must think someone
needs to remove his "energizing batteries" so she can have some peace
and quiet. He plays so many games with her as he runs circles around
her so fast he appears to be a blur to those watching. He runs and hides
under her belly and goodness knows in which direction he will emerge
but it is usually out between her back legs. I've heard the expression
"shop 'til you drop"..Gipper has given us another expression.. "Play
'til you drop!" After a short nap a complete recovery is made and a
new burst of energy for another round of romp and stomp. Personality,
charm, conformation, wide chest, perfect bite, great color, fantastic
pedigree, are many of his attributes.
We had 3 more
pregnant jennets to foal in April and May and have been anxiously awaiting
their births. This precious little girl is our third foal of the 2004
season and a real HEART-STOPPER! After all our watching and waiting
she arrived on May 1st at 12:30 am. We had dropped off to sleep for
about 45 minutes. We woke up and looked at the monitor and saw what
appeared to be a big piece of hay in the middle of the stall..then the
"big piece of hay" suddenly had four wobbling legs and wasn't hay at
all. We ran to the barn and there she was brand spanking new and I exclaimed,
"Hallelujah" and bent down to surround her with all the love I could
give her and sang her my special donkey song "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE",
which she will hear from me everyday (as do all my donkeys). I didn't
need any instruments playing me music as she was the music in my heart.
AHH-CAPPELLA is as beautiful as any composition ever heard. She appears
to be black but could change to a very dark brown/black with a slightly
visible cross. She is drafty in her conformation (balance), has a perfect
bite, and has those cute straight legs. Her passion for people is evident
as she snuggles, cuddles, and wags that tail just like a little puppy.
She even gives kisses. (Wayne :O) )
Music in our barn is music in our hearts.
Thanks to my good friend ,Julia Vaughn, for the name suggestion and
the wonderful graphics she does for all our foals!
Noelle , 32.5" Brown & White Spotted
Grand Sire: Thunderbolt,
Dark Brown/White Spotted Grand Dam: Eugenia,
What a package!!!! This
little fellow has it all. As we watched his birth we could see he was
going to be something very special. Our mouths stayed wide open in disbelief
as our eyes were filled with tears of joy. He was truly the work of
a master artist. Class, flash, heavy dark spots, tyger spotting, dark
eye liner, perfect bite, drafty conformation, straight legs, beautiful
blaze face and……ADORABLE PERSONALITY! We cannot keep our hands off of
him so imprinting has been a real joy. Naming such a perfect spotted
jack was a challenge. Our webmaster, Dayle Haworth, told me she had
the perfect name for him and she was right….TYGER HEART to go with his
unique “tyger spots”. Thanks Dayle! Tyger is a must to see and he will
certainly be an asset to any herd or show ring. “Ribbons Galore” was
one name we thought would suit him :O)
to see photos of Tyger Heart at one day of age!
Sweet William, 31.75" Dark Sorrel
Grand Sire: Windcrest
Little Red Man, 31" Dark Sorrel
Grand Dam: Windcrest Little Creamsickle,
32" Light Sorrel
Rose Bud, 33" Light Sorrel
Grand Sire: Fruge's
Jantan, 33" Sorrel
Grand Dam: Frudge's
Q-Tee Pie is
all her name implies. We started calling her that when she was born
and somehow it just suited her to a "tee". We really wanted to name
her after her sire, Windcrest
Sweet William, and thought we'd call her Wilhelmina but somehow
it didn't fit her personality. She is the cutest puff of pink hair you
have ever seen. It's almost as if she needs a string on the top of her
head to pull her around like a little pull toy. She is full of herself
and prances and dances around as if to say, "Aren't I cute?" What a
set of legs and she is quite drafty for her small statue. This little
girl was born at 10:05 and up nursing by 10:14 so she sure was hungry.
When her mom lays down to get some rest she hops back and forth over
her trying to get her up so she can nurse. What a joy to watch as she
explores every nook and cranny. Her color is that of her mom but her
conformation is more like her dad, Willie. This is Willie's first foal
and he did himself proud.