Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Law Enforcement received a suspicious "character on the hoof" call at 9 am today.
The call was responded to when received by an employee from AAC Feed Mill, Stewartville, MN
Although the horse burglar was disguised in a new mask, officers immediately knew this was their suspect from the Shades of Oak robbery held in Spring Valley, MN by the cash stashed all over his body.
When feed mill Manager was interviewed we asked what made them suspicious to make the call to police?
The manager Mr. Grainbin stated they had the feed mill listed for sale for quite some time and several previous offers had been made by on the hoof prospective buyers and the asking price is 3,000,000.00 USD. When the suspect offered 5,000,000.00 with made in China money we became suspicious.
The exchange rate we could have gotten for the 5,000,000.00 of made in China money would have been around in 31,000,000.00 USD, it just did not add up. One could buy a lot more than one feed mill for that kind of money in USD.
Another employee when interviewed, Ms. Cornshuck did say that the suspect did have yellow hair and you know what that means, wink, wink!!!
Suspect has been identified as "Perfectin Gold Stryke", The name says it all in that he would be led to a life of crime in pursuit of money, any kind of money!

Although the Woodpile Gang is still deep rooted in mourning over the loss of partner and friend Stix . Baby Boy Pine did state that they just don't grow hard woods like Stix any more and he was green treated so it was one of those relationships that lasts forever.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Crime on the rise in Spring Valley , MN

Photo of Suspect Captured on Stable Cameras

Law enforcement was called to Shades of Oak Ranch with the report of robbery in progress!
1 death incurred as hero 'Stix" of the Woodpile Gang gave his wood grain in fighting off the suspect when the suspect was caught red hoofed in the barn safe stealing the money from the Woodpile Gangs second summer job of dancing evenings at the Lumber Yard Club. It's estimated that 5 million of made in China cash was stolen. The suspect is still at large.
Identity has not been confirmed as of yet but hoof prints and hair samples are being run through Codis data base .
Much of the fight between the suspect and Stix was caught on barn cameras with photos below.
WE CAUTION: Viewers of the violent nature of the photos below.

Stix fought hard before falling to his injuries
Suspect was last seen gaiting away from the scene of crime after stashing the cash on his body.

Services for "Stix" were held at Compost Cemetery.
In attendance were the remaining members of the Woodpile Gang with blood shot eyes and still in evening dance costumes. In a Statement taken from the Gang they said" Their hearts are absolutely splintered over the loss of their partner and friend".


Friday, August 26, 2011

Our thoughts are with all of you on the east coast getting ready to experience Irene
Please be safe !!
Dave and Liz

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Finally Perfect summer days

Our Quarter Horse Mare " Doodle Annie" watching me bring in her best friend Floyd in from the pasture for the day.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All in Fun!!

What do you do when you can't hit the broad side of a barn with a bow and Arrow???????

You volunteer to be the target!!!!

Lots of practicing going on in the evenings as they do mounted archery instead of shooting, since it's the law you must have 2 feet on the ground to shoot fire arms in Germany.

Down Under Stables is always doing something fun to put everyone's horsemanship skills into practice.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Please help us all learn!

The Gaited Horse Study being conducted over the next few years has me so excited!!!
It's a world wide study of all breeds of Gaited horses from all over the world and they are in need of as many participants as possible. No limit on numbers of horses needed.
All information and participant instructions and forms are on the web site link I will post here.
Please take some time to do this for our breeds and to be a part of something to benefit us all in expanding our knowledge base.
Those that learned to mark up and see key conformation components from Lee Z and myself over the years should find the measurement portion easy and takes maybe 15 minutes to complete. Get groups of friends together if needed to get photos and video done for submissions.

Please share the link and spread the word!!!