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Thank you Mark and Shellie Pacovsky of Slush
Creek Walkers for taking Lilly back in!
That's a great breeder that jumps at the
chance to buy back one of their own. It was
hard to decide to sell Lilly, but her going
back home made it easy to follow through.
:D. She handled the vet visit and train
rumbling by like a champ, then when Mark
brought her out of my trailer she right away
looked to the hills she was raised in. :)
Hi Mark and Shellie!
Just a quick note to let you know how my
sweet Gumdrop is doing. She is amazing!!
People can't believe she is green, she is
very calm and listens. I have taken her to
arenas where they barrel race and rope
calf's, she only gets a little spooked once
in a while. I've taken her on trails, down
the road and in the mountains and each time
she gets better than the last. Our grand
kids go in the pasture with her and she is
very gentle with them. There is not a mean
bone in her body, she is just what I was
looking for. I would love for you to use my
comment on your website. I would recommend
Slush Creek Walkers to anyone looking for
wonderful Tennessee Walker.
Am sending this picture of her, itís not the
best, but I will be taking more. Also I
forgot to mention I ride with quarter
horses, and she walks with them and she will
walk faster if I ask her to, she will follow
or lead with no problem.
here's a couple of shots of
Emily; she's growing up just fine! Been
rattin' around in the pasture all summer so
far so I pulled her out and packed her up
and ponied her around a 20 miler. She
settled down after about an hr and got down
to business Lol.
Her first overniter and
on a picket line, too. She's bein' a
good pony. Will probably just do this
sort of thing with her this year, then
more next year and start riding her late
next summer. She's got a lot of growing
to do yet!
I am having a blast with
this mare, so intelligent! not reactive.
uses the thinking side of her brain
right away, all the time! We crossed
some challenging stuff and she just
rolls with it! plus I hadn't saddled her
since like, Feb or so! settled right in,
just says "what's next ma?" I am lovin'
Carrie N Miller
United Country Timberline
11511 US Hwy 24 West, Divide,
Last night I spent about 45 minutes writing
a lengthy email telling you all about our
delight with our SCW Delightful Perfection.
But it disappeared, so tonight I will try
She is amazing! Even people who don't know
horses know she is special. Our vet is VERY
impressed with everything about her.
Interested in how I found her, what I was
looking for, and how I trusted you enough to
buy her sight unseen from the other side of
the country. My answer was research,
experience and knowing the breed and the
breeder. Came from a history of foundation
Morgans and disgust with "modern" ones, so
knew where I was going.
Delight is settling in most happily. She
gets along with our two miniature horses,
and loves our other TWH, Harley. The first
time she and Harley were turned out together
all they did was get side by side and graze.
Sort of like magnets! Jodie has been bonding
with her, knowing the rest of their lives
will be spent together, and they are the
dearest couple! Delight is leading with
voice commands, turn left, turn right, whoa,
stand, back. Jodie has been taking her out
on walks through the woods, away from the
other horses, and Delight's curiosity and
largely unflappable enjoyment of discovery
is amazing. She stands in crossties, allows
all sorts of grooming intrusions, and allows
the minis to walk under the crossties to get
to their stalls. Not ready for a full bath
yet, but Jodie is working slowly up from her
feet. She is sweet, kind, and just adorable.
Now, being a two year old, once in a while
(as you will remember from your children)
she has to say an emphatic "NO" . We have a
special awful-sounding "eh eh", which, when
accompanied by a bit of a slap takes just a
couple of times to change the "no" to "ok"
Gentle, consistent, thoughtful correction
and experience in outwitting potential
problems (such as "me first" when lining up
to be brought in) are creating a peaceful
bonding with all of us.
Now the best part! Today, Delight was having
a nap in her stall, and Jodie went in and
SAT ON HER!!!! Is this true love or what?
Delight has been here less than four weeks
and they are in bed together!!!!
If I live to be a thousand years old, this
is one of the very best things I have ever
done. What a perfect horse -- we LOVE her!!!
Best, best, best,
Thank you, Anne. We thought she would be a
good match for you guys. We love it when a
plan comes together!! Can I use your email
for the guestbook or are you writing
something in the guestbook?
I love what you do with
your horses! I purchased a filly from Nya
Bates last year. She is coming 3 this
spring. I'm very interested in breeding her
to your Jubal. I plan to start her next
fall, and ride her for a while before
breeding. I know there will be a fantastic
foal from Jubal and Ultimate Wind! Thank
you for your great website and fantastic
horses, and most of all for keeping the
I have just spent an
amazing amount of time at your website. Wow,
itís really awesome. You may not remember
me. I came to your ranch with my boyfriend
some years ago. Harrel Thomas is his name. I
am Jill. Harrelís mother lives in Bainville
and we were visiting her when I asked Harrel
to stop at your place.
Anyway the long and
short of it is, I am now living in
California ranch country, beautiful Marble
Mountain Wilderness. I was able to recently
acquire a nice filly from a rescue ranch in
Southern Oregon, as we are very close to the
Oregon border. I have dreamed of the day
when I could have a horse again, I am happy
that I finally have a new friend.
I must admit I have
daydreamed of a Jubal offspring since we met
him in the pasture with his band. He is
quite an exceptional stallion His
disposition and manners were absolutely
impressive!!! I am hoping to purchase one of
his offspring, so I hope you will get in
touch with me so we may discuss my ďmost
wants listĒ for this dream horse of Jubal's.
I am not in a tremendous hurry because if
the right foal or horse is not available I
am prepared to wait until next springs foal
Donít get me wrong
though. If the right match is available,
Iíll make the purchase earlier. My e-mail
lifesarosegarden@gmail,com phone # is
(530) 468-2822 Thank you!
You are too nice. Both my sister Sherry and I really enjoy your website and check it often for the new foals. We do the puzzles and have a lot of fun talking about the great bloodlines in your horses. A lot of history in those bloodlines. Keep up the good work.
It doesnít go unappreciated.
June 16, 2011
Hi Mark and Shellie,
Hope spring is treating you well up there in Bainville. Things are going well down here in Brockway.
I have a little tale to tell you about Argo.
He is now 9 years old and still much loved. He recovered well from the founder incident of last year and our hope is that with regular trimming he will be with us for a very long time yet!
My niece and I decided to go riding last Sunday. I have not been on Argo all winter or spring due to Kevin's new horse needing some riding time. Our horses are out in a large pasture with a dam in it. Three of the four horses, including Argo, were out in the middle on a grassy high spot. As we pulled up next to the reservoir, Argo came over to us immediately. The other two did not and refused to come across the water no matter how many treats we waved in our hand or calling that we did to them. So I put a halter and lead on Argo, hopped on him bareback and he went straight back across the deep water with no hesitation, herded the horses out of there and we were on our way.. My husband sometimes jokes about how Argo is only good for cleaning up hay and destroying things because of his curious nature, but that quarter horse man was pretty impressed that a horse who hadn't been touched all winter would behave that well with only a halter and lead. It was a proud moment for my horse and I.
Love your new webpage. I always check out your site in the spring to see the new babies. You've got some beauties up there!
SCW No Fly Zone did very well. We love him
and are very thankful to have him. Beth
found another horse for us but she foundered
on us after having her for a year. Come to
find out she is insulin resistant and has
thyroid issues (which the vet said is common
to have both together). My husband poured
his heart and soul into getting her better.
We are just about at the point where she can
be ridden again but it remains to be seen
whether or not she will be 100%.
We need another horse, preferably a gelding,
so that we can be assured that we can do the
all day rides that we want to do. We plan to
move back to Montana next year and want to
be ready to go. As you know, Montana has
some very rugged country and we need two
good horses to ride those areas.
I go on your website often and try to keep
up with what is going on at your ranch..
Your new website is the best I have ever
seen; I love looking at each mare's birthing
history. I always wanted to see what Flyer's
dam looked like and now I have - I see where
he got his looks and body build from!
Again, Flyer is the best - he wants to be
part of everything we do! He is a true best
I finally got a quiet
moment to spend with your website. It is
wonderful! I tried to open three or four
videos, and the only one that came right up
is of the fellow "walking" across the open
field. What a treat to see a true four beat,
head shaking running walk, and not a
stepping pace, on a ranch horse. I love the
looks of Jubal. Looks like he passes himself
on to his babies. Many of the ones I liked I
found were his. But all of your horses have
great confirmation, and are a credit to the
breed. Photos are beautiful, the jigsaw
puzzle is a great idea. I didn't spend a lot
of time there, as my computer is slow, but
was not able to see how it works. I will try
it again. Congratulations on your Heritage
pedigrees. I have often said that just
because they walk with gimmicks and win
ribbons, doesn't mean they will produce
foals that walk naturally.
Hello, I have been staring at your website
for hours...it is one of the most complete
and informative horse websites I've ever run
across. It was a VERY informative, detailed,
but easy website to navigateÖitís obvious
that a lot of thought and hard work went
I am interested in "Lando"...and was
wondering if you have any recent photos
and/or videos of him? Any further updates
on his ground training?
My name is Pat Kreisler.
Lowatchie is a friend of mine, and I am most
impressed with her pictures and stories
about Cadence and Gypsy. Plus, your focus
on Heritage TWHs is absolutely wonderful.
If I do get another horse, I want to stay as
far away from "show" bloodlines as possible.
Thank you for your time...hope to hear from
P.S I am very sorry about your recent loss
of Gypsy's dam "Ready" and her unborn foal.
She was a stunning horse. She and her foal
will be at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for
As I said to you, Shellie, before- It was
OUR pleasure to work with a sweet and
talented boy such as Mikey. We do so much
gait repair and rehab that it is a treat to
have a natural, willing and talented lad
such as Mikey to bring along. All we did was
get him going, teach him some stuff and
enjoy our ride. If only all the horses we
got were as talented and willing as Mikey to
learn and play with us. We were blessed that
you chose us and, hopefully, he will be as
much fun for you and Mark as he was for
Rocky & I.
Thanks again for the opportunity to play
with your well-loved kid. He is such a
wonderful lad...hope that he continues to
pass on his talent, mind and disposition to
future generations (that is what this is all
about-eh?). Great stud!
Nya Bates Bates Gaited Horses
February 20, 2011
on being named the 2010 FOSH Trainer of the
Year!!We are very proud of you. .. Shellie
Am so impressed with this site. It is really
fun to go through and see all your wonderful
horses. I am the person that purchased
Jubalís Hillbilly and have to say he makes
me laugh every day. Such a confident little
guy. He eats up everything we teach him,
very clever and always thinking. Will try
and get some pictures to you this summer. Am
planning on taking him through the Don Knapp
clinic that my sister has put on the past
few years here in Glendive this spring.
Based on Parelliís natural horsemanship.
Jubal, as I call him, will just love it.
Was sorry to see in the deceased section of
your site that Comstock lode had died. He
was so very young and I really had a tough
time deciding between him and Jubal. Was
wondering what caused his death?
Really like Trey. He is just gorgeous and I
must say his expression almost mirrors Jubal's.
Will try and keep in touch and send you some
pictures of my little hillbilly later on
this summer. Hope everything is going great
for you and your family.
Your web site is really nice. Easy to
navigate, nice pictures, good information. I
did read about Gummy....that made me sad
remember the time from here. I didn't get to
everything, but did make it to many of the
links....Loved the idea of your recipes.
Great new site. Love all the pics!
We still miss Gabe. It just isn't the same
without him around. Looks like your boys
produced some really nice youngsters. We
will look forward to checking in often to
see what this years crop is like.
Congratulations again on the great site.
ďChipieĒ is a dark bay filly
that will be 1 year old in a few
months. She is by Delightís
Midnight Legend and out of a
Slush creek Jubal S daughter.
Zephyr Good and Ready is not
Jubal's daughter, not trying to
be a pain in the butt, just
noticed this one as I was
looking at the Orlando Sackett
stallion, pedigree, and related
siblings and such.
Winter has been rougher than
most years here. No doubt you
have been worse. Hopefully it
will break here in the near
future. I told Diane if I hear
anymore of the how tough it is
in Tennessee, I might just go
How is the Bullet colt doing,
Mikey? Did he seem to turn out
like you were hoping?
Thank you so very much for the
kind help in letting us know
about the error. Long hours and
tired eyes mean we can use all
the help we can get. We
really appreciate you taking the
time to let us know. :)
--Judy Handel, webmaster.
Your site turned out
fantastic!!! Absolutely beautiful
pictures...who is the photographer?
Those ranch pictures.. Wow!! I know
you have harsh weather certain times
of the year but you must feel very
fortunate to live in such a gorgeous
place!!! And all those wonderful
horses too!!! Lucky gal :)
ya go, Shellie and Mark.. your new website
is ready to rock. It's a real pleasure to
work with you, and an honor to help promote
your wonderful horses. Thank you to
all the folks out there who have lent their
eyes to proof reading this site, and taken
the time to email us with the errors they
have spotted. Your help is really