Pure Dedication

Pure Dedication

Jun 16, 2023

By Keri Whitney

Inaugural year Riata Buckle Stallion, Aint Seen Nothin Yet (Smart N Famous by Dash Ta Fame) has been booked full since last September. After searching for the perfect barrel futurity and stallion prospect for 8 years, Lisa Miladinovich purchased the palomino colt at 8 months old. She was a broke college student that had just graduated from Pima Medical School in Mesa, Arizona. The colt was a graduation present to herself to promote as her first futurity horse. 

"Everything about Aint Seen Nothin Yet caught my eye," Lisa says. "He was the whole package, color, conformation, and pedigree. He was made right, a perfect combo of his sire and dam. I was really picky about what I wanted because when you stand a stallion, they need to be a
superior individual, especially now with all the stallions that are standing. I started and trained him. He was catty on his feet and could move faster than anything I'd ever ridden. Everything came easy to him and no matter what was asked of him, he liked his job. As a young colt, he was smart and bold. Unfortunately, his career came to an early end due to a fractured hock as a yearling that came back to haunt him years later. He is a once in a lifetime horse and I don't take a single day for granted with him."

After graduation and being driven by learning and understanding the high expense of breeding horses, Lisa chose to attend equine reproduction school in Oklahoma. With the heartbreaking loss of one of her stallions, YeaImKindOfABigDeal to colic, the equine reproduction program really helped to reignite her passion for horses. Now Lisa works in human physical therapy and runs every aspect of her breeding operation, while her mom does the bookwork.

"Breeding is expensive and if something goes wrong, there's no one to blame but yourself. I'll be in the barn at 5 am or at midnight breeding mares.
I'm dedicated, but for me the coolest thing about standing my own stallions, breeding my own mares, and caring for the folks is being able to help other people struggling with the process."

Lisa currently works out of a 100-year-old dairy barn that is converted into a reproduction facility. However, construction is currently underway and by the end of the year and a few feet from where it all started, her dreams will have become reality with a brand-new breeding facility complete with an indoor arena and a barn with stalls, foaling stalls, a breeding lab, tornado bunker for the studs, a tack room, and a wash bay.  

"Everyone that ropes on Aint Seen Nothing Yet horses love them, I wanted him enrolled him in the Riata Buckle and other roping incentives. His babies are usually sold before they are weaned. I want to make sure I pick a home that wants to participate in incentive programs as much as I can."

Today, Aint Seen Nothin Yet stands at TL Paints and Quarter Horses in Broken Bow, NE.
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