Schmersal 07 28 16

A Time Like This

Schmersal 07 28 16

Hi All! We are at our first futurity of the year, the Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association Summer Slide in Denver. I brought four futurity horses, all by Pale Face Dunnit and out of mares that we have shown and retired.

I am pleased to share that all four of these horses made the Level 4 Open finals, along with several other Pale Face Dunnit foals! When you are in the breeding business, you dream about a time like this. My wife and I have worked our whole careers for a group of horses like this.

We purchased Pale Face Dunnit as a 4-year-old and these are the first foals out of these great mares. We have believed in all of these mares, as we showed them as youngsters and have bred them for years in hopes of producing foals like these. We have believed in this stallion since we first saw him as a 2-year-old. I am proud to share this with you, as there are so many times when things do not work out.

I am a firm believer that if you truly believe in yourself and your horses, you can and will persevere. Sometimes you think, “When and how?” But don’t give up! The horse business is tough, and more often than not it knocks you down, but times like these remind us why we work as hard as we do. I hope you all continue to chase your dreams!