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thoughtful musings about
KWPN breeding, philosophy and life

SHOOTING STAR FARM

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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I am going to be better about this!

My god. I was sure when I retired/refocused to be able to spend more time on farm work that I would be writing more regular journal entries. Hasn’t happened. There’s so much to catch up on, this entry will be incomplete, but it’s a start. Thank you, and sorry, to those of you who have been messaging me and practically begging for a new entry. It turns out I get more done when someone else is imposing a schedule on me than I do when I create my own schedule… Gaudi Foals We could not be more...

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Stallion Show 2019

 What a show!  Super high quality horses, a brilliant champion, and one of the most emotional and satisfying presentations in my 20-plus years in Den Bosch. This may be one of the best photos I’ve ever taken. It’s so hard to capture the emotion, the history, and the relationships that led up to this presentation, but this picture comes close for me. Having attended the first ring in December, I was interested to see if my impressions of the horses would change significantly.  Well, two months...

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2019

And, so begins another year.  2019. I remember sitting in my second grade classroom thinking I’d be 40 in the year 2000, and feeling that that was really old.  Forty doesn’t seem so old anymore. 2018 was a great year for SSF.  We purchased Gaudi, and he was really well received by breeders; we sold out of sales horses; we already have sales or options on a number of our 2019 breedings; and, most importantly, we welcomed Ava Tolman Low, our first grandchild. I am systematically and...

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