StoneHaven Farm

StoneHaven Farm has been in the miniature horse business since 1980. They have been slowly building their collection of exceptional AMHA miniature horses. They are just about where they want to be, with a small herd of fine, show quality broodmares, and a few top-notch breeding stallions. At StoneHaven, they own a 70+ acre farm …

Taking Care Of Older Horses

We have all met horses over the age of 23 that act like they are still 7 years old.  The fact that a horse is 23 or 24 years old shouldn’t mean automatic retirement.  Age is only a number and other criteria should be evaluated before making a decision to put him/her “out to pasture”.  Listed …

What Horse Owners Must Pay Attention To

FACTS Horses who share a sweet tooth with their riders or trainers may have a problem, especially if they have a weakness for candies like M&Ms. Theobromine and caffeine (both found in chocolate) were detected in urine samples collected from research horses given 20 peanut M&M chocolates daily for eight days. These studies were conducted …

Traditional Chinese Medicine – Horse Characteristics

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are five-elements and characteristics your horse may possess. Water Horse A balanced “Water” horse will exhibit the physical qualities of a strong, dense and large-boned body. Balanced Water horses have a beautiful shiny and healthy coat, mane and tail. The Water horse is solitary by nature and fearful at times. …

Difference Between A Peruvian Horses And A Paso Fino

Breeds develop through a process of selecting crosses of individuals with similar qualities that will produce offspring that are highly likely to share those same qualities. Both Peruvian Horses and Paso Finos are Spanish bred, gaited horses that are shorter than most North American horses.  Both breeds are proud and spirited and travel with a …

What’s so typical for Peruvian Horses?

History The Peruvian Horse descended from horses that were taken to the Americas by Spanish Conquistadors. Peruvian Horses are born with a natural. smooth way of going that was stamped into their genes and heritage by centuries of highly selective breeding. Peruvians are shown barefoot – the gait cannot be influenced by weighted or other …

Celestina Ranch – Peruvian Horses

The Peruvian Horse is born with a smooth, natural way of going stamped into their genetic heritage by hundreds of years of selective breeding. Peruvians are shown barefoot – the gait cannot be influenced by weighted or other special shoes. The smooth gait and tractable temperament make Peruvian Horses an ideal choice for the rider …

Quickstad Quarter Horses

Founded in 1974, Quickstad Quarter Horses was originally located near Hettinger, North Dakota. The foundation of their broodmare band was carefully selected for foundation breeding, speed, and conformation. The original mares were daughters of Jackstraw Jr. (TB), Steelmark (TB) by Depth Charge, Bay Leo by Leo, Top Show by Top Deck (TB), Magnolia Bars by Three …

Horseback riding in Arizona and Utah

This vast, sparsely populated section of Arizona and Utah is ideally suited for horseback riding vacations. The landscape in this part of the Southwest has a haunting, nostalgic quality and at times the feeling of déjà vu can be almost overpowering. Film directors and artists have long recognized that the landscape here is some of …