These pictures say it all. Tonka Sioux was trained by her owner, Krista, and does it all. He has won at shows, been in parades; you name it, he's done it!
Ulrich Kavalier, a gaited son of my gaited Ulrich Kitten III. Here is a YouTube video of Kavilier made just before I had to put this beautiful gaited stallion down. His gaitedness (fox trot gait) has been handed down to Redneck through Urich Kitten III. This horse was in his late 20's, had foundered two times, had cancer, and had to be put down. Pictures of Kavalier will be forthcoming but enjoy the video.
ULRICH SUGAR,DECEASED, AND HER COLT, NEEMEPOOS CHATAKQUA
Sweet Sioux is aptly named, as both she and Fancy Kat are sweet, docile mares. She was the perfect trail horse as she exudes self-reliance and was the horse we put visitors and beginners on. She knew who she was and although responsive to a riders cues she knew when she had enough and would take charge when she had enough!
ULRICH SWEET SIOUX, DECEASED AT AGE 26, 2016
ULRICH KITTEN III, DECEASED, GAITED, AND PRODUCED OUR GAITED APPALOOSAS, AND WAS THE CORE MARE FOR OUR GAITED BREEDING PROGRAM. HER MOST FAMOUS GAITED GRANDSON IS NEEMEEPOOS REDNECK
Krista and Tonka Sioux
Neemepoos Tonka Sioux: Ulrich Bred Stallion Owned by Krista McTavisch of Idaho
I just love the Ulrich horses. It's in the genes and the body structure of these horses to be docile, quiet, sensible trail horses. A very few still have the gifted Indian Shuffle 4-beat gait. But more important to me is to have a safe horse. These horses are not flighty but are well grounded and slow to react to upsets around them. They have a built in self-confidence such that you can take them out solo on a trail ride. They are unusually high in the pecking order. It is my goal to resurrect more of the Ulrich blood line again in my herd.
I believe in form and function. Horses with broad faces, square muzzles, straight profiles, stocky body builds, lob ears, and almond shaped eyes, all translate to a calm, dependable temperament. The traits above all fit the Ulrich horses to a "T".
Trail riding is the number one past time of most horse owners, and is the trend in the equine market. Some of the pictures shown here are pushing and expanding what a Foundation Ulrich Appaloosa can do. To learn more about the Ulrich horses reference my article, "Why not an Ulrich Horse?"
ULRICH HORSES: Picture taken at the Ulrich Ranch in Powell, Wyoming
ULRICH FANCY KAT, DECEASED AT 28
ULRICH WINDSONG, DECEASED; MY SON TYRONE ABOARD
ULRICH KITTEN III, DECEASED
Fancy was never broke to ride as I got her when she was older, but she was so sweet and took care of the weaned foals. She produced the beautiful leopard colt,Neemeepoos Chakotah Sioux (below), who is the sire of our Glacier Kat stallion.
Amazing disposition, so calm and personable