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#1 CarrieLewis

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:17 AM

We were at B-Tex Arabians in Ft. Worth on Wednesday, taking mares to Barb's lush pasture, and visited two Pulque Preservation Program (PPP) fillies who are especially nice.

Irish Eveleen HC is growing into a lovely young mare. Eveleen is the 2004 daughter of Gold Windancer x Irish Rose HC. She will be part of the PPP broodmare band in 2008 and will be bred to BT Sun Dancer for a 2009 foal. Eveleen is American Foundation Bred, Saqlawiyah-Al'Abd pure in strain and family.

BT Mas Fina is the epitome of a PPP filly. Fina is the 2006 daughter of Mesqual x B Valentina and is as beautiful as we had hoped and planned. Valentina was foaled on Pulque's birthday (2/14) so she is especially dear. Her daughter, Fina, is precious indeed, with her liver chestnut coat, four stockings, star, strip, snip and light blonde mane/tail. Her linebred Pulque++ blood is showing up clearly! Fina joins her sister and cousin, Honey Creek Glory and Honey Creek Fiona, while they romp and play, growing up to join the PPP broodmare band in 2009. Fina is American Foundation Bred, Kuhaylah-'Ajuz in strain.

I'll be sharing photos of these fillies and more very soon. Hope everyone is having a wonderful July 4 holiday week!

Pulque++ - reference sire of the PPP:

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Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#2 Marcia Friesen

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 02:29 PM

Hi Carrie,

Can you tell us more about Pulque and why there is a preservation program based on him please.

Looking forward to the info.

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#3 CarrieLewis

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:10 PM

Hi Carrie,

Can you tell us more about Pulque and why there is a preservation program based on him please.

Looking forward to the info.

Marcia


Thanks for asking!

Pulque++ was bred by Gerald Donoghue of Goliad, Texas. Pulque++ was Early American Foundation, SBV, CMK. His pedigree boasts champions and his cousins on the Donoghue farm and subsequent offspring were all quite proficient in the showring, exhibiting versatility, exotic coloring and performance excellence.

In 1961, the Donoghue-bred Pulque++ obtained his first Top Ten US National Champion Stallion, which he repeated again in 1963 and 1964. He and Carol Chapman Wood graced the showring as a duo never seen again in the decades which have since passed.

Pulque++ was a versatile showhorse and entertainer. He garnered numerous championships on the regional level and top honors on the national level in halter and performance. Because of his showring appeal, Pulque++ was in demand as a leading sire. He had 133 get and 742 grandget, passing on his eye-catching exotic chocolate liver chestnut coloring. PULQUE - AHR*13401 was a natural born showhorse. He sired many champions on the regional and national levels, among them were Lazim, C Wildfire and Windfire. Pulque++ exhibited versatility, having national placings in both Western and English pleasure.

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With the influx of foreign stallions in the 60's and 70's, our Early American Foundation Arabian stallions, who were the cornerstones of American breeding, were forgotten by Arabian enthusiasts. The horses which had made the Arabian breed strong and versatile were no longer "popular" in the Main Ring. By the year 2005, the only sireline grandson of Pulque++ left in the world was BT Sun Dancer.

Having met Lazim, C Wildfire, Windfire and Windfall C (Pulque++ sons and grandson) and having realized the fading legacy that walked on a beautiful farm in Boerne, Texas, the home of Gen. Tom and Carol Wood, in the mid-90's I realized that Pulque's blood was rapidly disappearing from the horizon of Arabian horses. I promptly set about gathering stallions and mares of Pulque++ descent, with the help of my partner, Barb Siebenhausen, to create the Pulque Preservation Program.

Those who were fortunate to have met Pulque++ in person never forgot the experience. His charisma, beauty, charm, elegance, performance ability plus, versatility, loving heart founded stories of his accomplishments far and wide. Pulque++ put his indelible stamp on all of his offspring and grandget.

Barb and I, in the PPP, are striving to provide the Arabian horse community with the magic that was Pulque++ once again.

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Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#4 texasgal

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:32 PM

Barb and I, in the PPP, are striving to provide the Arabian horse community with the magic that was Pulque++ once again.
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Very cool!
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#5 CarrieLewis

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Posted 24 July 2007 - 02:40 PM

Very cool!


Thanks Deb!

Pulque++ was a champion, through and through.
Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#6 CarrieLewis

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:51 PM

I just read the most delightful article by Johnny Johnston on Carol Chapman Wood and her beloved Pulque++. It was published in the AHT Dec 2004 issue.

Johnny aptly describes the magic that was Pulque++. With his entertaining and enlightening viewpoint, he gives an excellent synopsis why the Pulque Preservation Program is so vital and so precious.

If it's permissible, I will post the link to the article hear or it searchable on Google by searching for Carol Chapman. It's Johnny's Through The Lens series in AHT.
Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#7 CarrieLewis

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Posted 22 August 2007 - 01:36 PM

BT Sun Dancer - Pulque Preservation Program Sire - EAF, SBV, CMK, Saqlawi-Al'Abd in strain
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Mesqual - PPP Sire - EAF, SBV, CMK, Saqlawi-Al'Abd in strain
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Honey Creek Austin (Sunny's son), Honey Creek Glory (Mesqual's daughter), Honey Creek Fiona (Sunny's daughter) - PPP, AF, CMK
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BT Mas Fina (Mesqual's daughter) - PPP, AFB, CMK, Kuhaylah-'Ajuz in strain
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Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#8 CarrieLewis

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 11:40 AM

Fina and Fiona are really pretty and have sweet dispositions (which is also nice)! These pics were taken this week:

BT Mas Fina
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Honey Creek Fiona
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When WW Poquita Pulque came to our farm, she'd been bred to BT Sun Dancer, but Barb didn't think she'd settled. Poquita was 24 years old and had no registered offspring. Chances were beyond very slim. When Fiona arrived, it was a time for huge celebration. Not only was she a beautiful, healthy filly, she is the first foal for Poquita (and the last) who made a lovely dam. Poquita is retired now, from her years as a school horse. Her present to us was, indeed, a precious one. Fiona is a walking miracle.
Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#9 CarrieLewis

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 09:16 AM

She's arrived safely, early this morning. Dam and filly are doing just fine. It was a chilly morning for pictures. Will have more "unscrunched" pics to share in the near future.

Honey Creek Celebration !!

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BT Sun Dancer x KA Golden Bubbles
Saqlawiyah-Al'Abd pure in strain
Sabino Chestnut Purebred Filly
American Foundation Bred 87%
Pulque Preservation Program
AHA Sweepstakes Nominated

Four high stockings, star, strip, snip, lower lip, body spot, flaxen mane and tail.

Bubbles has had 10 colts. This is her first filly. We are beyond elated!
Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.

#10 CarrieLewis

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Posted 09 February 2008 - 06:45 AM

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Bubbles, Celebration and me. It took over a decade, but her arrival is well worth the wait!
Happy trails,
Carrie A. Woolverton
Triple Cross Ranches
Honey Creek Farms
Prairieville, Texas
http://www.honeycreekfarms.biz/

Pulque Preservation Program
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
American Foundation Arabian Horse Association

When age prevents me from riding,
I will still keep horses as long as
I can shuffle along with a pail.
When I can no longer shuffle,
I will roll my wheelchair to the pasture
Fence to watch my horses graze.