Dreamcatcher “Catcher” for short, is an exceptionally calm and level headed
registered three year old paint gelding. He accepts change easily and is a very
independent horse. Used as a trail horse, he can be ridden away from the herd
without showing any signs of anxiety or wanting to turn back. On our third ride
into the mountains we encountered a bear sitting in a saskatoon bush eating
berries. Catcher calmly stood and watched the bear until it climbed out of the
tree and moved off the trail. He is good in traffic, around ATV’s, and isn’t
bothered by log loading equipment that is running. We feel he has an outstanding
temperament with an excellent mind.
This horse will cross wooden bridges without hesitation. He shows
signs of being cowy and quietly moves behind cattle with out being
nervous. He is easy to catch, to load, and to work on his feet. He
is not bothered when we put a tarp over his body, covering his head
with it and also pulling it through his front and back legs.
Catcher totally impressed us when we were riding down a steep hill
beside an old barbed wire fence. The fence caught on my stirrup
pulling out yards of wire and two rotten fence posts. The wire
snapped against his right hip. Most horses would have bolted down
the hill with the two posts following them. Instead, he listened to
my cue to turn left and stood still while we sorted out the wire. I
dismounted and he inquisitively checked out the posts…it was no big
deal; he was totally fine to be ridden the rest of the way home.
trainer said it was a “treat” to work with such a calm horse and inquired where
we had purchased him.
Bobbie Petersen deserve to be recognized as breeders of calm, sound minded
horses that also have great conformations and are a pleasure to ride.
Dianne Rouck, Lumby, B.C.
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:47 PM
My mom and I bought one of your horses in 2006 at the Valley
Auction. We have now had him for five years and couldn't be happier with him. We
started him for the first three years under Western and now I have taken him to
a new level with English. He's improving every day and is full with character! I
just started jumping him last summer at 2.3' but only showing at 2'and took him
to his first show in the fall and came 6th in his first class out of 20 riders.
With his lazy attitude he well suited for Hunter classes, and the judges love
his conformation. Although he is very intelligent and has a willing nature, his
lazy attitude makes him even more fun to work with, with even more of a
challenge. With his registered name as Qton Gamble, we called him Little Joe
form the start, but now Joe has out grown his little name, as he is now 14.3 hh
and nicely filled out. He is now going on 7 in may and I have many shows planned
out for this summer. I also have planned to have him evaluated by Robin Hahn who
lives down the road. Robin Hahn was in the olympics from 1968-1976, and still
trains horses and students, as well as shows and holds clinics.
I have no plans on selling Joe at anytime, as he is and will be a great show
partner for the next few years as I am just turning 13.
I just wanted you to know that Joe is happy and healthy with his 4 other buddies
here. Thanks for a great horse,