We take pride in breeding and working with livestock horses that answer our criteria both from form to functionality as in personality. As we raise horses to live and work along with people and other animals that are part of our operations and biotope, we select breeding resources based on mental qualities as physical characteristics.
Quite logic; basic requirements are innate cow sense, natural disposition, intelligence, and a physical cow horse conformation. More specifically; we prefer for instance nice slope shoulders, a natural relax knee action, a 'clever' natural movement, overall balance, and other preferred physical characteristics. This doesn't necessarily by definition always translate into compact pen horses per se. We feature some variation in sizes, depending on the riding skills and build of the rider.
All horses are raised in a natural approach. They grow up in our open, area-specific, biotope and with a... variety of personalities. They often also share pastures with various types and breeds of bovine, are acquainted with dogs, deer, critters,... and people and their 'many hats'
Long before being ridden, they know human beings and their many tools, machinery, etc. We believe in 'responsible stewardship'. We guide, or better; we mentor horses. From groundwork all the way up to versatile trails, detailed body control, refined cattle work,...
–We connect by working together. And in the longer run, we all; read each other's minds. This is something that we translate to our horses; we work together, all the way up to the level of understanding with little or no explanation.
Cattle work is a great example; by far, a cow horse can 'read' cattle better than we do, so when we're in the midst of the job; it's their turn, it's their move. There's no closer connection as the one that's achieved in the saddle.