Ava was the result of 4 generations of planned breeding decisions starting from Brookside Rhonda. Rhonda was a 17 hand great broodmare and very hitchy horse producing many great offspring. We bred Rhonda to Greendykes Reflection producing Mistyland Reba. Reba was an 18.2 hand bay mare with size and drafty confirmation. We bred Reba to Ellengowan Sensational Randy what produced Mistlyand Celine; another 18.2 hand mare. Celine was a lighter color mare but was built to be a broodmare as were her dam and grand dam. All of these mares lived be into their teens. Wanting to continue a strong pedigree with strong maternal lines we chose to breed Celine to Pinnacle's Lucky Strike, this cross produced Mistlyland L.S. Ava. She was quite roan but had tremendous quality, feather, hair coat, and superior conformation. She stood only 17.2 hands but was very correct. Ava was successful in the showing as a filly, yearling, two year old and 3 year old, but usually stood right behind Mistyland L.S. Jacque. We will feature here in the coming months. When Ava got be be breeding age we bred her to the sire we had Westwood H.C. Dennis, that cross produced Mistyland Aplollo, and Mistyland Storm. a young filly that we lost to natural causes. Storm was probably the best filly that we ever raised. We retained Apollo and gelded him, and he is currently FOR SALE. We lost Ava when she was 6 to a lightning strike, it was a terrible loss to our breeding program.
Our current Herd Sire, Mistyland Jinx. He is the only black Stallion produced by Pinnacle's Lucky Strike. Jinx is currently going strong at 14 years old and has all of our mares settled and confirmed in foal for 2024!
The qualities we look for are disposition, vigor, attractive head, neck and shoulder, big feet, quality, feather and natural athletic ability. Jim possesses all of these qualities and passes them on to his offspring. Jinx is available for on farm breeding for the the rest of 2023!