Roan is our bay, 15h, 1995 AQHA mare.
We have had her since 1998. We sent her off to be trained in
reining and turned out to be an outstanding cutting mare. We
turned her into a mule Momma in 1999, when her 1st baby won the Iowa
Futurity in 2000 (Scooter's Rusty Jewels) she just kept on makin' great mules. We had 8 mule
foals 'with' her (she also raised an orphan along with her baby 1
year) and sold all of them except her 2005 john "Gill favor" that Tim
kept for himself. Unfortunately we lost him in 2009 in a freak
accident. Her 'Copper' foal (Sunny's Coppertone Girl), a molly,
in 2007 also won the Iowa Futurity and has lived with Mike McFarlane
in Oregon since she was a yearling.
We sold her to Scotty and Melanie Wilson in 2011 and
they raised 2 nice mules with her. The first is now in Wisconsin
and the other around Bourbon, MO
We bought her back July, 2013,
and she is making babies for us again!. She is bred to Wilson's
"The Colonel" jack for 2014
Several years ago Sheila's mare
'Possum' went blind. After that, when we would move the mares to
another pasture, 'Roan' would take 'Possum' around the fences and gates of
the new pasture. She would make 2 rounds around it, every time
we moved them, so 'Possum' knew where everything was. CRAZY
She is part of the family and will be
here forever now!!
This video, 8/04/2013, is the 1st time Roan was
ridden in 8 years, the 3rd time in 14 years, for a total of, at the
most, maybe 90 minutes. I spent a few minutes on the ground with her
and stepped aboard! Loping circles within 10 minutes!