About us...We're long time breeders of fine horses for sporting
purposes. The majority of our Appaloosas and Thoroughbreds have top
quality racing pedigrees. A horse can "outrun" its pedigree, but
seldom "out produce" it. Champion families will continue to produce
champions, from generation to generation. Trendy bloodlines eventually
fade, but those known for producing soundness and durability keep going. Quality does pass on.
If speed is what you need, you'll find it here.
Many of our horses have gone on to compete in racing, halter, western
barrel racing, roping, reining, dressage, jumping and 3 day
eventing. No matter what discipline you are in, we have youngsters to
fit every need. Our goal is to raise you a good horse...not be your
News...Hope this finds all well
after the holiday season.
We got a new computer in early September. As
usual, transferring data from the old to the new, problems popped up.
My web site program was lost. Spent hours looking for it. Not on
the computer any where. I promptly started making a list of issues
that needed to be taken care of. My pedigree program was no where to be
found either. Back up disks are useless when there's no software to
I finally dug out the installation disks and have
been trying to find out how to upload my saved information. I kept
getting file not found and a bunch of other error messages. Still
don't know how I finally opened this page. At this point, I'll take
what I can get. My computer guy is still going to have to do some
things that I can't figure out.
Had my thumb surgery on September 6th. Was
in a soft brace for about ten days, then went to a cast. The first one
was for about three weeks. It was changed to allow more thumb mobility
and check how things were healing. The second cast came off on October
29th. Did my physical therapy at home. Most days are
good. Some days I try to over do it. Exercises and then working
outside are a bit much. The swelling is almost gone now. The
doctor says it could still take up to a year. The incision site looks
really good. Other
than the original inconvenience, things are so much better.
Our 3 year old colt is at Golden Gate Fields doing his
training now. Should be ready to do some clocked works soon. We hope
he'll get to race before the end of this meet.
Sam retired in time for my surgery. He did his
best at doing dishes and other inside things until I got my cast off.
All the hay got delivered and stacked in the barn.
The end wall where the foaling stall is got replaced. Now I just
need to finish the priming, paint and put up the trim. Two pipe pens finally got
put up in the other barn. We'd had two in there for years. Now there's
four, besides the four stalls. The original two will need to have the
mats pulled up, more road base put down,
leveled again and replace the mats.
Our palpation chute needs to have a concrete slab
poured. I think my greenhouse may actually get done first. It
been sitting on the lawn for almost a year. Its foundation has
been poured. Now the base needs to be leveled for the pavers to go
down. Maybe having Sam at
home has some benefits after all.
Some sad news. We had to put grandma Moe (Count
More) down last month. She fell backwards, then couldn't get up.
Every time she went down, it kept getting harder and harder to get up.
We knew that the one time was coming. It's never easy to have to make
that decision. Her mind was good, she was happy, but her rear legs
were giving out.
Thanks for visiting with us. Come back soon to
see what's new.
Peggy & Sam Lopez
4787 Fruitland Rd.
Marysville, CA 95901
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