Wow I can't believe I am reading your blog!!!
My name is Carrie Lawson. Your horse 'Top Secret Mission' was raised on my farm in Silver Lake Kansas! If we were talking about "SVF Top Secret Mission" who is out of "Top Secret" ('Topper') & "Grandview's Satin Doll", then we have the same horse. Chocolate Flax, 12 years old, used to stand at stud. THIS is so exciting to me that I was searching the web and found this blog! I raised "TJ" as we named him ('Topper Junior') up until the day we sold him to Jessica in Kentucky, his formal under saddle show trainer. When "TJ" was born, I imprint trained him the moment he came out of his mother, Satin Doll. Our farm strongly believes in the power of imprint training to bond the foal with humans. I trained him for all his "firsts". His father, Top Secret, aka Topper was a wonderful show horse and was trained by Robert Lawson of Stoner Ridge Farm in Kentucky before we purchased him as a 3-yr-old. He was a part of the Rocky Mountain Drill Team that toured the country, and he was a fabulous show horse when we showed him in the International Rocky Mountain Horse shows, surpassing all the big show farms & big name trainers that raised him! Topper is now a retired show horse & spends his days being an amazing trail horse and standing at stud at my mother's farm in Silver Lake, Kansas outside of Topeka. (Silver Valley Farm) My mother, Carol Lawson, was very active in the RMHA/KMSHA associations with her breeding program out in Kansas and raising quality show horses that folks in Kentucky were buying from us in Kansas! Unfortunately, her parents were stricken with alzheimers in the last 10 years and she had to put all of her Rocky business aside so she could focus on caring for them until their recent passings. "TJ's" mother, Satin Doll, is a beautiful chestnut broodmare who is a wonderful riding horse to us and has raised gorgeous babies, many looking like "TJ"! (I read you call him Mission now, sweet! He will always be TJ to us! :) ) "TJ" was Topper's first son. He had a few fillies before him. So "TJ" will always remain VERY special to us! I have so many memories with him, and LOADS of pictures! If you are interested, I would be happy to share pictures of "TJ" with you... from his adorable baby pictures to pictures of his parents who are very dear to our farm, to pictures of us riding him before we sold him to Jessica for his 'formal' under saddle show training. We have some of the most gorgeous photos of him and I would love to share them with someone who loves him and is giving him his forever home! "TJ" & his father "Topper" (Top Secret) were like big puppy dogs but LOVED to trail ride! (And they definitely have a natural accelerator pedal when you put them into gait!) In fact, the last time I rode "TJ" was when I visited him with my mother in Kentucky a few years ago. I want to say it was about 3 or 4 years back at Jessica's farm. We met several of his offspring and rode him one last time. He was the best ride with excellent disposition, just like his mom & dad! This message is actually making me tear up now and I felt like my fingers couldn't move fast enough to write to you! Please email me back for faster contact at this address: email@example.com
My name is Carrie Lawson, my mother is Carol Lawson and we are of Silver Valley Farm Rocky Mountain Horses. Currently, we still have several Rockies including "Top Secret" & another Rocky stallion "Remington's Parker" along with several Rocky mares & babies. I would love to exchange some stories, pictures, and hear how he's doing! Plus, if you would ever like one of us to work with you and him to gain confidence, it would be our pleasure. Our "mission" is to always make sure that babies raised on our farm find wonderful homes and I'm so happy to hear that you have found him! I'm looking forward to hearing from you!