Stolen from quite a few of my friends on FB.
What is the name of your stable?
Tsonian Fields Ranch
Where is it located?
Sparr City Colorado
What is your mission, [why do you have a stable. Or what does it specialize in?]
I've been wanting to buy land for a while, and in Kentucky they specialize in Saddlebred Dressage, not just Thoroughbreds, so that's what my IRL farm would have. Then I fell in love with draft horses and had to have those. Now I don't really have a specialty. I guess Cross Country? I love drawing outdoor running horses.
What else does your stable do?
We raise Schutzhund dogs, Cattle for cutting, sheep for herding, we do some sledding stuff with huskies, and a ton of fantasy stuff with winged or otherwise special animals.
Who are the staff?
Danielle Thomas - mother of three, soon to be married, owner/trainer/tell the other's no'er/raiser of many horses I shouldn't have.
Jonah Nagle - father of three, soon to be married, owner/trainer/mostly specializes in gaited horses. From Great Britain, so has an English accent.
Breanna Wilde - Danielle's friend. Used to ride in the circus, trainer/specializing in the Dressage or showy breeds.
Anna Huddleston - Danielle's friend. Best friends since High School. Specializes in drafts, driving, and groundwork
Kyle Urbano - Married, father of two, trains the driving, racing, and western horses. From Louisiana, so has a creole accent.
Nichole Urbano - Married, mother of two, trains driving and dressage horses. Specializes in clerical work.
Gregory Cagle - Elder brother of Nichole, father of one, widower. Specializes in obscure disciplines, like flight and vaulting.
Emery Metcalf - Elder twin, female, lesbian. Orphan who Danielle took in, specializing in English Eventing, with a focus in Jumping, Hunting, and Cross Country
Elias Metcalf - Younger twin, male, straight. Orphan who Danielle took in, specializing in Western Eventing with a focus in Reigning, Barrels, and Cutting
Micah Swift - Sort of a background person right now. I've not figured out his specialty, but he'll be coming in in random pictures and such.
Zeke Wilde - Breanna's older brother, went to school for veterinary science, helps with the Ranch.
Doctor Tsurugi Geist - Asian-German doctor on call when Danielle needs his help. Also helps Zeke on occasion.
Also have a slew of babies, including Naydene Urbano, Hoyt Urbano, Conner Cagle Elijah Nagle, Penny Nagle, and Molly Nagle
How do they like life at the stable?
They're mostly at peace with each other. A few don't like certain people, but we keep that under warps. It's fun and a great life, focusing on the children mostly. It takes a village.
How did they come to work at the stable?
Danielle inherited the failing Ranch from her father, who died when she was young. She set it up as a dude Ranch, and lived in California, never thinking of it. Until one night she and her spouse fought, and she disappeared to it, for three years.
Breanna, Nichole, and Anna were brought on as friends with pay, and their respective families followed eventually.
Elias and Emery were adopted to the life after being bussed all over kingdom come.
Micah, Jonah, and a few Ranch hands came when Danielle needed to expand and bought the neighboring farm, offering them jobs.
Dr. Geist was a family doctor, who hangs on due to all the injuries associated with farm life.
What is their favorite horse breed?
Danielle: Drafts. Drafts of any kind
Breanna: She adores anything with a bright coat and four sound legs. Mostly drafts, with a few Andalusians, some Saddlebreds.
Anna: Gypsy Vanners, Fresians, Georgian Grandes
Kyle: Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Ikkarian Hill Horses
Nichole: Arabians, Saddlebreds, anything that looks dainty.
Gregory: Powerhouse horses, like Thoroughbreds, Freisans, anything with a strong drive.
Emery Metcalf: Loves her Nordanners, Knapstruppers, and Andalusians.
Elias Metcalf: American Quarter Horses, Thoroughbreds, Schrieter
Micah: He likes anything spotty. Anything.
Zeke: He likes Thoroughbreds, Gypsy Vanners, and Fresians
What job do they do?
Danielle handles the Ranch, with her fingers in every pie. Jonah helps, focusing on the driving of guests in their carts around the trails and guest center. Breanna schedules shows and works with horses, as does Anna. Elias and Emery go to the Ranch's school, run by Nichole Urbano with the help of Zeke and Dr. Geist. Zeke and Geist also help with vet checks, people checks, and Zeke does some of the mechanical work around the Ranch. Nichole also helps with administrative duties, keeping records straight and that sort of thing. Kyle helps with the dogs, training and looking after, with help from Emery. Elias focuses on the livestock, making sure they're up to code, and that they have enough room and food. Gregory helps with training and with the children's learning to ride. Micah is a ghost right now. XD I dunno.
Mind you, they do have an unnamed army of 'Ranch hands' who are volunteers from local schools or hired-for-a-day travelers, or the like.
Do they enjoy their work?
If they didn't they could always say so and Danielle would transfer them out.
Do they own pets?
Dogs, Cats, Chickens, and a few more magical beasts. The twins have some Gryphons, Nichole owns a dragon, there are a few more 'wild' creatures running about.
Who is the oldest?
Probably Geist or Gregory.
Who is the youngest?
Do they have a weakness? [ what makes them sad, or something that limits them at times.]
Of course. A few breeds don't agree with certain trainers, and the like.
What is it? [ Don't have to share if you do not want to.]
Breanna doesn't like Harlequines, and Jonah doesn't like hunting dogs (too noisy). They all have something though.
What do they study? [when not at the stable, a hobby, or special interest. ]
Danie is eager to read books on business management and the like (with a few torrid romances and classic adventures)
Jonah likes to sing and play instruments
Breanna is big on animal husbandry and dancing
Anna likes to go out to clubs and is very into music
Nichole is an artist, and Kyle is fond of animal bloodlines.
Zeke and Geist often go back and forth with different ideas and discoveries.
Gregory was in the army and likes to focus on his mental and physical state, although he doesn't like to hold guns anymore.
Emery is a survivalist. She likes to pack up with a few dogs and head into the woods for days.
Elias is fond of his guitar, and his bulldog.
What horse is the Lead horse of the stable?
Probably Fu, Spade, and Val
Fu is the oldest Nordanner here, and the other's look up to him with respect.
Spade is a bitch, and won't shy from exerting pressure to get her way.
Val just kicks ass if someone falls out of line.
Do the other stable horses get along well?
We have our fights like anywhere. Thankfully we get over it.
Do they like to work?
Our drafts and working horses do. The more dressy prefer if you work on them.
What are their favorite treats? [as many horse as you would like to include.]
Fu: Loves pork rinds. Don't give them to him.
Lucy: loves strawberries. She will pull you away to get them.
Vivian: sweet tarts
Flash: Loves coffee.
Rolf: cinnamon rolls
Liar: Toast with butter
Nott: Carrots. He's a good boy.
Spade: Red vines
Who is the most active?
The Nordanners or the Ikkarian Hill Horses.
Who is the laziest?
The in hand ponies.
Are there any new foals?
I've just sent in for a few new foals. <3 Little Nordy babies.
Which two horses are the closest?[ Like lovers.]
Disco and Liar. <3 They make such gorgeous babies!
Which horses are close to staff members? [ soul bound, or friends.]
Hysin'thael and Connie are bound to Jonah, one is a Dusana and one is a Spirit Horse
Jojo is Naydene's Dusana, and they've been together since she was one.
Breanna and Tina are best buddies
Anna loves her Harlequine, Trump.
Who is the oldest horse?
Probably Fu, in terms of storyline. Oldest horse, though, would have to be Spade or Ace, my two foundation horses.
Are their wild herds on the property? Yes? No? If no skip over the next set.
I've got wild herds, and we do split the horses for life in the fields.
How does the staff feel about that?
They hunt them for importation most times.
Who are the leaders of this herd?
A few wild Ikkarian Hill Horses that come and go as they please.
Are any horses tamed?
Are they brought in at any point? [ Adopted out, winter care?]
We do import seasons for them. For the ones easier to catch or with flashy coats. Other than that they are pretty much on their own. We'll leave hay and salt licks out for them if we can.