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Scot's Journal

thoughtful musings about
KWPN breeding, philosophy and life

SHOOTING STAR FARM

Gaudi Breeding Special

This is a tough and uncertain time for all of us. In keeping with our philosophy of making buying and breeding horses accessible and affordable to people with more dreams than money, we are offering a breeding special for Gaudi: Booking fee of $250 and monthly payments for the balance of the stud fee, and you don’t have to complete payments before you start breeding.  We’re happy to work with you to make these payments something you can afford, given the current financial uncertainty we’re...

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Stallion Show 2020

What a great trip! It was one of my favorite years in Den Bosch. Fun people at our table, some high quality stallions, catching up with friends in Holland, and some interesting horse shopping all made for a super time. I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about each accepted stallion, but I would like to share some general thoughts, then get more specific about the premium stallions. Additionally, I’d like to request some feedback from you folks about some stallion possibilities for North...

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Living the Dream

As I’ve stated many times, I started breeding Dutch horses 30 years ago because I couldn’t afford to buy the kind of horses I wanted to ride. In three decades we’ve built one of the best breeding programs in North America, helping literally 100s of people have access to world-class horses. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and delighted to see so many of our horses successfully competing throughout the levels--yet, due to the demands of creating and maintaining the successes of our program,...

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Finally an Update!

Happy New Year.  I’ve been working on this journal entry for three months, so, of course, I’m in a completely different place as we approach the last two days of 2019 than I was at the end of September. I’m about to go through to cut and paste what’s still pertinent so there’s some attempt at cohesion, but, if it reads a little choppy, forgive me.  I’ve dated the sections to indicate the timeline and updated the current sales availability of this year’s foals and our mares.   September,...

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Broken Promises

On Top SSF (For Romance I x Totilas x Jazz) Oh, yeah. My promise to update this journal every Monday hasn’t worked out the way I planned.  Sorry about that. I’ll make up for it with a LONG entry! SSF UpdateIt’s been a REALLY busy breeding and foaling season. We have one foal in Holland, three in Indiana, six on the ground at SSF, and one still due in the next couple weeks.  Gaudi has booked way more mares than I had anticipated this year. There’s this new woman in my life, Ms. Ava Tolman Low....

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