Sunday, June 17, 2012

Introducing Our New General Manager

We are very pleased to announce that Megan Moos has been promoted to the position of General Manager at EZ 2 Spot Ranch.  Megan has been with us for two years and has proven to be a tremendous asset to our program.  Prior to joining our staff, Megan worked as a horse trainer.  She has a lifetime of experience with horses, having participated in High School Rodeo events.  After High School she spent some time competing on the Pro Rodeo circuit as a professional roper.  She studied equine science at Texas A & M University and is very knowledgeable in the areas of equine health and nutrition.  We are very happy that she is now taking on a position of leadership within the EZ 2 Spot Ranch family.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Spaces Available in Next Quarantine

I shouldn't have bragged about all the mares getting pregnant.  The winning streak was broken today when a mare with a foal at foot who was scheduled to start quarantine next week was found to be open.  So ... I have an immediate opening for a mare with a foal at foot, 2 ponies or 3 minis to go into quarantine right away for a flight to Amsterdam on or about July 26th.  If you have anything ready that can fill this space, please contact me today!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Foaling Season

Wow - what a fun and busy time this is in the horse world!  We have several adorable foals at the ranch right  - some going to Saudi Arabia, some going to the United Arab Emirates and some going to Europe.  And our own miniature horses are having their babies.  Two new foals have arrived in the past week - both fillies and both really cute and healthy babies.  We'll post some photos soon.  They are for sale! :)

And of course, foaling time means breeding time.  We are happy to report that so far, all of our clients' mares who have been bred this season are now safely in foal.  I always enjoy being able to send that good news to someone who is waiting anxiously for news in another part of the world.

We are also staying busy with shipments.  Recently we shipped horses to Kuwait.  Thank you Al and Ahmad for sharing your horses with us - and a special thanks to Mohammed for your gracious hospitality for Tanner, our groom.  He enjoyed his visit and will cherish the memories always.

Megan is flying a precious mini herd of miniature donkeys to the UK this week.  Thank you, Isobel McGuiness, for sharing them with us.  We are going to miss their lovely morning greetings when they're gone.

Also going out this week are a miniature donkey to Frank Castelyn, a miniature horse to Carol Rossier, a Mustang gelding to Sue Tuten and a Friesian gelding to Esther Dauben.  Megan will accompany these to Luxembourg.

Ashlee Hughes will be taking three Arabian horses to Amsterdam later this week, where they will be met by Hans van Dijk, the groom who will accompany them to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Thank you, Mohammed, for sharing your mares with us.  Ashlee is going on to France where she will spend some time working as a trainer with Sylvain McQuart and his POAs. We are happy to have had the opportunity to help Ashlee make this trip.

We are gathering horses now for our next quarantine groups for Saudia, the UAE and Europe ... and we are planning upcoming shipments to Jordan, Pakistan and India.  Let us know if we can be of help to you!