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Double D Ranch

Welcome to the "Ranch". We are a cow/calf operation consisting of Purebred Simmental and Red Angus, with a few commercial cows consisting of Herford x Simmental

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Rascal Flats Labs

We specialize in Purebred Registered "Fox Red Labrador Retrievers" bred most importantly for temperment, health,trainabilty,conformation, looks, and of course the color is a bonus

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A horse needs to "trust" to learn, he needs to have a "leader" that he can trust to keep him safe. The key to solving any problem a horse has or starting any colt is by developing

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February 4, 2013

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Cole's "happy ending" Story

On June 13, 2011 Little Cole was born, much to our surprise, he was a twin!

Twins are not very common in horses, but they do happen once in awhile. Twins most commonly are slipped by the mares part way through their pregnancy, most times, one of them dies and it causes the mare to abort that fetus, sometimes both. Once in a blue moon, both twins will survive, well, we did have one survive, but his brother was still born, a black with 4 white socks and a blaze( go figure). But "Cole" survived against all odds, when we looked at him, we knew it would be a long road for him, but he had the will to live, so we had the will to help him make that happen! He most likely weighed about 35 lbs max, it was very sad to see that after being cramped up in the womb tangled up with the other baby,he had legs that were vey crooked and went every direction, so bad that he couldn't stand up to drink on his own. David would put him over a 45 galloon drum and push him under his mother so he could drink, now he was more than eager to drink, so that told us that he had the will to live, so now we had to figure out a plan to help those crazy legs that were windswept plus knuckled over... there were so many days, we thought, "is he in pain? will he ever get strong enough to walk? will those legs ever straighten out? should we continue treatment? what should we do? are we doing the right thing?"..So many emotions go through your head..but we decided.."let's take it one day at a time" and wait for what tomorrow brings..maybe we will find the right answer!"

Well as the days went by, Cole was able to get up and drink on his own!!!Even though his legs we still very bad, he would struggle to stand and drink..well, i guess that's the answer we were looking for... he had the will to live against all odds! So we started a daily routine of working out differnet ways to help those legs..Well to make the story a little shorter, by that fall, Cole, was down to having only one front leg left with a bandage, and the rest of them were pretty good.. He is however, probably never going to be that famous cutting, reining or show horse..but is able to lead a good life, with legs that are reasonably good, far beyond our expectations from they way he started..He will be 2 years olds this year and is able to run as fast as the others! It is a pleasure to see him cantering and galloping around the pasture, something we thought may never happen! Below are some pics of him, and his progress over the last couple years. Every story should have a happy ending! Thanks Cole..you have taught us alot about life and how precious it can be, also that we all have hurdles we need to overcome, when life throws that curve ball at you, you can't just lay down and give up, you need to go one day at a time! Have a little faith and move forward, soon those hurdles don't dseem so big!

Check out the "Coles" page in the photo Gallery for pics and videos