*Mead's Dakotah Deauce ABCR# 2387. 1998 Leopard Curly Stallion. Stand 15h. Deauces possess the "indian shuffle" gait. Beautiful, smooth movement. Deauce was born a twin hence the name, the twin died shortly after birth. We would like to think of it as fate how Deauce came to us. It was shortly after Deauce's arrival in Alaska that Bret saw him for the first time, unaware that he was an American Bashkir Curly. He was walking alongside the highway with 3 young girls on his back, Bret had to stop and meet him, his first thoughts were "WOW, now that's a stallion". He felt a connection with this amazing animal and thought to himself that he would be his one day. Bret and I met a few years later and a few years after that we met Deauce again together. He was then owned by wonderful friends of ours that we expressed our interest in Deauce to. In 2006 the dream and honor of owning "Mead's Dakotah Deauce" became a reality. With great happiness we welcomed Deauce to our property and decided on "The Promise Land Curly Ranch" so named for the promises this property held for Bret and his family. Deauce is the gem of our ranch and we hope to have many more years with him.
He is a gentleman in every way whether it be with our children or with a mare he is about to breed with. I know people say it is foolish to let your children around a stallion but I truly believe Deauce is one of a kind and we trust him thoroughly I trust him to look out for my children and he is ever so careful not to touch them when they are in the pen or around him. He is the only horse I would ever leave my children with unattended and not even worry about them. We have watched him take great care in not stepping on them while he checks them out. One of many great examples of his gentleness and awareness is when he first came to live with us in 2006 he was with his mare and a foal only a month old and that winter Bret's grandchildren came to spend some time with us, ages 1, 2 and 3 also our daughter was 3. These 3 grandchildren didn't know about being around animals let alone big ones like horses and when we would go outside we would try teach them about how to be around the horses and be safe. One day the 2 year old walked behind the mare and fell into her legs and she just stood there, she turned and looked but was well aware of this child and the need for her not to move and Deauce was the same way. I used to always be afraid of falling off the horses but never on Deauce because I knew he would never do anything on purpose to hurt me. I know some people would say that is stupid careless and nieve but he is that way and it is just different with him it is a special bond he develops with his people I think, he is very wise and special he senses the needs of those around him. He even is gentle and always asks the mares for permission and never getting rough with them never biting or such. He actually seems to "coo" to them as he approaches it is great. He also does a great job of raising his foals. When possible we have left him with mare and foal as did the previous owner and it is great fun to watch him play and teach them.
At his previous family's home he actually charged through the electric fence after a grizzly bear to defend his mare and foal and drove the bear away. Bret rode him into moose camp 14 miles over river crossings and such and he did wonderful. He is very clever and can think his way through a situation or problem he does pretty much anything asked of him and then some. We showed Deauce for the first time at the local Mothers day parade of Stallions. Not sure how he would react we just ran around with him in the arena and he loved it, a bit shy at first but when he realized it was all about him and the clapping was for him he puffed right up as if to say oh yeah. He didn't want to leave. He is also very forgiving as we learn and make mistakes.
I could go on and on about how wonderful he is but there is not enough space for it. All I can say is Bret and I trust him with our lives and our children and I think that in itself says everything because that can not be said of many animals or humans for that matter.
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