2018 Silver Bay Tobiano Gelding
Country of Origin: United States
2019 Reserve Champion GVHS Vanner Advantage
7x Breed Show Reserve Champion Halter Gelding
Breed show winner
I don't really have a place for "geldings" on my page, as being a breeding farm, I don't really need geldings. However, this boy worked his way into my heart and is staying forever.
Kota was actually supposed to be traded after he was weaned for a mare to be a herd sire, but when he was 7 days old, we had to rush him to the hospital for anemia. It turned out that his blood type didn't match his mom's and he had a very life threatening condition called neonatal isoerethrolysis. He nearly died, but thankfully the University of Minnesota performed a life-saving blood transfusion and he got to come home. And when I say nearly died, I mean by the time we got to the hospital he was unconscious, and they thought twice overnight they had lost him.
I chose to geld him when he was 4 months old and still nursing. He was a bit of a plain fellow, so I was unable to sell him and because I was unable to sell him, I decided to start showing him in 2019. He took two Reserve Champion halter titles that year.
I kept him for sale into his two year old year and had two other people commit to buy but back out. I took him to a show where he took two more Reserve Champion titles and after that, I decided to pull him from the market. After all, he was winning and I like to win!
He is now my driving horse, my halter gelding, and my showmanship horse. I have no plans at this time to break him to ride, but he is young so you never know what the future holds. As of 9/8/22, he has 128 halter points and 48 performance points, so he is quite well on his way to his Legion of Honor. He now has gone Reserve Champion Gelding 8 times. He really is irreplaceable to me now!