NOTES: Dakota Casanova, aka Nova, is a beautiful 4-year-old, 15.1hh registered smokey grullo gelding. If you’re looking for a wonderful young prospect that is going to turn heads no matter where you go, Nova is your guy. He has it all! He has a great personality. Nova is easy to handle and be around. He loves people and attention. Nova is intelligent, eager to learn new things and retains what he is taught. He’s athletic with great movement, hard stops, easy turn arounds and spins. He has smooth transitions, from walk, trot, and canter, knows his leads and has excellent lead departures. He is soft in the face, bridles up and moves off leg pressure. Nova’s confirmation is outstanding. He is put together the way a horse should be with substantial bone and foot. And all of that is wrapped up in a color that is stunning! When Nova came to us in April of his 3-year-old year, he was unstarted. All his education has been done by Terry, who has almost 30 years of experience starting colts and training horses. So, you can be assured that he has been in good hands and brought along correctly. Nova has been trail ridden in a wide variety of terrain by himself and with other horses. He goes where you point him and handles everything with ease. He is traffic and farm machinery safe. We have used him to check cows and sort calves. He has also been tracking and roping the dummy. He goes through the obstacle course; across the tarps and the teeter totter, opens and closes gates. He stands for the farrier, ties, cross ties, hobbles, high ties, bathes, clips and loads in the trailer. If you’re looking for a partner to trail ride, a great rope prospect or ranch versatility horse, Nova’s got what you need. Give us a call, 563-212-4686. Terry and I(Kate) will be happy to visit with you and answer any questions. More photos and videos at our website, www.tietjenperformancehorses.com
SIRE: THIS DUDES BAD (2011). Sire of MISS BAD REPUTATION (ABRA World Yearling In-Hand Trail Open Reserve Champion). Son of LADIES SMOKY DUDE; sire of 2 money-earners, including DS COWGIRLS BOOMIN (3rd Greg Olson Memorial Barrel Racing 2D class), DS PAINTED DRY LENA (P) (4th Glacier Chaser Classic Barrel Racing Youth 4D class twice), ESPERANZA KINGSTON (4th Australia QHA National AQHA Halter Judge 4 times), RANDALWOOD WESTERN DUDE (AUP) (3rd Australia PHA National Championships Solid Paint-Bred Halter Yearling Gelding Open). Son of MILAGROS SMOKY DUDE, 4th IBHA World Halter 2-Year-Old Stallion Open; 4th Ibha Year-End Standings Dun Factor. Sire of FRANKS LAST LYNX (AQHA point-earner). He is by SMOKY MILAGRO, and 6 AQHA points; sire of CERTS DELL MILAGRO (4th No Bull Barrel Racing Conyers 4D class).
DAM: MAINLY LITTLE NANCY (2005). Dam of 5 AQHA foals. A daughter of MAINLY MARTY; sire of 6 money-earners, including MAINLY A DREAM JAC ($5,359: 3rd Yankee RHA Spring Slide Rookie class), MAINLY AN OKIE (12.5 AQHA points: Oregon RHA Classic Open Derby Champion), MAINLY BAILEY (8 AQHA points: top 10 Congress Reining Junior Youth; 86.5 NRHA youth points), AXEL JAC (AQHA point-earner; NRHA money-earner), FOREST JAC (AQHA point-earner: AQHA High Point International Junior Green Trail Open), HOLLYWOODS MR TAZ (AQHA point-earner), MAINLY MIKE (AQHA point-earner), HOLLYWOOD SUNSET 09 (3rd Dash N Dance Barrel Racing 3D). Son of JACS LITTLE PINE, $37,237.