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Baker Horses: Raising their own piece of the pie

Gayle Smith

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

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As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

Each time Dick and Connie Baker look at their flashy Palomino stallion, they think of what he will mean to the future of their breeding operation. Although the Lusk, WY couple has been involved with horses most of their lives, they hit a crossroads a few years ago and had to make a decision whether to continue breeding horses or quit all together. Looking at the first colts this spring out of the palomino stallion, they feel like they made the right choice.

The Baker’s purchased the stallion, Guys Piece of the Pie, three years ago from Bill and Deb Myers.

“We are very proud him,” Dick says. “He has a fantastic disposition, and is so gentle. He is just nice to be around. We were really excited to see the first colts out of him this spring. They are really nice.”

Although Dick grew up with horses and showed them in 4-H, it wasn’t until after he married Connie that they started raising horses. The couple’s three children were starting 4-H in the 1980s and the family couldn’t find a suitable horse at a reasonable price.

“We got started because we were trying to find horses for our children to show in 4-H,” he says. They purchased their first mare, a racehorse named Forgotten Love, from Ron Ball of Brush, CO. “We were looking for something gentle that our kids could ride and show in 4-H,” he explains.

After their initial purchase, the Bakers purchased a few more mares. “When we first started, we purchased a Paint stallion named Jagged Dakota. We just liked the coloring of the Paints, so we decided to raise some.”

As the couple learned more about horses and pedigrees, they started selecting horses that were not only gentle, but had speed and some cow in them. “We ended up with some really nice horses, but once our kids grew up we had no one to show them.”

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