Thursday, January 18, 2007

Rockin Maddy Ranch


This is a picture of Maddy's sire, Smoken Now. Isn't he something! Derek calls him a "horse super-hero." I bought Maddy from the Rockin Maddy Ranch in Yreka, California. She was posted on Dreamhorse, and when I saw the photo, I truly couldn't take my eyes off her. I remembering watching something on tv and during commercial breaks I would go back to my computer just to look at her. I contacted Laura and made arrangements to come down. She was about $2,000 over my price range, but I just couldn't get her out of my head. When I got to Yreka, Laura and I went for a long trail ride. Maddy felt so good under saddle and she was so sweet. I thought I have to find a way to buy this horse. My horse buying experiences so far had left me crushed and disappointed. I was expecting her to fail her vet check or something horrible. She passed with flying colors and a couple days later, she was here in Oregon.

I wanted to write about the Rockin Maddy Ranch. Today Laura launched their ranch website. There are some great shots of Smoken Now and there are some photos of the ranch. It is a beautiful place at the base of Mt.Shasta if you are looking for an amazing trail riding experience, Laura and family have put together some great equine tourism packages.

2 comments:

laura said...

Hey Julie.... Maddy is soooo beautiful, I am glad you have each other.....Horses are just like children.... everything from loving you, to temper tantrums, to wanting to please you, to being defiant....., so this is really great practice for you and Derek!!! I have had several people ask me about your horse when they see her, and the latest one was today from the girl who owns another Pokey baby in the LA area.... I know you guys would hit it off, she is wonderful..... I will send you her e-mail.... she owns the big gelding that is running on the offspring page.... thanks for putting the blog about our ranch on..... I appreciate it.... laura.....

Steve Parisi said...

Interested in your thoughts on Equine Tourism in the Clackamas and Marion County areas of Oregon