We now have Hail O'Feet, the only one we purchased. As a wedding gift, Mama Ann (my husband's mother), gave us a stallion, Mister Texas Bay. A black bay stallion with AQHA papers. We had visited him before going to get him. He was beaten up by draft horses and not interacted with by humans. He had a non-cycling mare who pushed him around. He was sad, his eyes pleaded with us to take him. When we did pick him up, he jumped into the trailer. He has never been in it since. Our vet said "Would you leave if you were in horse heaven?" I suppose not. My parents gave us a little filly they had picked up at auction as a wedding present. Somewhere there is a most unflattering picture of me as I read the bill of sale written out on a napkin for Cannonball Gem, our red line dun. She had come from the Dakotas and pulled away from her dam way before she should have been. Her growth was stunted a bit and she was terrified of people. My parents bought her in Northern New York and now she is in Ohio.
We have had offspring of Mister and the mares. They have all had wonderful personalities and were beautiful. My last two fillies from Mister and Gem are Gem's Texas Diamond, 2 year old, and Gem's Texas Emerald, yearling. They have wrapped themselves around my heart. Both have the best qualities of their parents. They are both taller than their mother and we the gentle sweetness of their father. I plan on keeping these girls and training them to replace Hail and Gem when they are too old to ride any longer.
Currently, the girls are learning to play hide and seek.