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We started out with the intention to buy riding horses for the family in 2009. As we started looking at the different breeds we fell in love with the American Quarter Horse and the American Paint Horse. Their calm and friendly nature was exactly what we were looking for. We were also looking for a horse that would suite more than one purpose. They can carry weight, but are agile and versatile and can be used by the whole family for Western pleasure riding, reigning, cutting, endurance riding, dressage and even show jumping or just to go for a nice quiet ride. The American Paint Horse & American Quarter Horse is a horse for the whole family to ride and have fun with.
The Quarter Horse is an American breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name came from its ability to outdistance other breeds of horses in races of a quarter mile or less. The American Quarter Horse is well known both as a race horse and for its performance in rodeos, horse shows and as a working ranch horse.
The modern Quarter Horse has a small, short, refined head with a straight profile, and a strong, well muscled body, featuring a broad chest and powerful, rounded hindquarters. They usually stand between 14 and 16 hands high. They are intelligent, evenly tempered horses with calm friendly natures.
Quarter Horses come in nearly all colours -
American Paint horses has to conform to the same "stocky body" type as the American Quarter horse, but are more refined in the neck and head. Although their brilliant colour patterns are an integral part of the American Paint Horse breed there is very strict bloodline requirement to be met to breed an American Paint Horse.
Breeding with scarce and unique foundation bloodlines to enhance the American Paint Horse and the American Quarter Horse pedigrees in the world.
To be the preferred couture American Paint & American Quarter Horse stud in Southern Africa for breeders and showing enthusiasts to add excellence value to their programme.
OUR BREEDING PROGRAM:
Our criteria when selecting a horse for our breeding programme are Conformation, Temperament, Breeding and Colour.
Keeping in mind that every mare will only be bred every second year while being shown and ridden in between foals our stud's foals will always be "limited edition" foals.
We intend to breed horses that are 15 hands or higher as riding horses for the whole family as well as for show purposes. Our own horses are backed when mature enough at three years of age and are ridden weekly to help keep them fit and in shape. We start doing ground work and preparation for backing them from the age of two years and spend enough time getting the ground work right so that by the time we do the actual backing it goes smoothly.
We aim to breed uniquely individual horses in respect of temperament, versatility, ability and colour that will suit every member of the family.
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