I have been horse crazy ever since I was a little girl. My brothers and I used to play horsey, and I as the oldest got to be the horse, and had to carry my little siblings around for hours. They even made a bridle to put on me!!! But living in a small the city in Germany, it was impossible for me to get into contact with real horses, so reading all I could find about horses had to be enough for me. Later on as a teenager I was fortunate enough to be offered to work at a horse trader’s / training facility at Paul Gass stables. I got to mock out stables, clean equipment and facility, and groom loads of horses. Every now and then, when time allowed , I was given one of the horses to ride around. My boss soon found out, that I was a wild one, so he would put me on green horses to “buck them out” before he sold them. By the time, I thought it was a lot of fun (today I make sure, my horses don’t buck me off even before I get on them lol). Although not being able to ride very often frustrated me a little by the time, with hindsight I have to say, I probably learned an awful lot more caring for all those different horses, than I would have learnt riding at the local horse club.
I then went on to marry at a very young age, and started having children. Now my husband and I are the proud parents of 7 wonderful kids. Between pregnancies, kids, and housework I didn’t get to follow my passion of horse riding any more, but I never lost it completely.
In 2008 we moved to Miami, Fl to start a new adventure in the United States. Soon one of our kids was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. We put him into an equine therapy program at Good Hope Equestrian in Miami. It did wonders, with Joshua starting to communicate a lot better very soon. This experience led to us buying our first horse, Junior, an extremely gentle, 6 year old paint gelding. Junior has been patiently carrying our kids and many others ever since, he is a wonderful horse.
All these very exciting events had us think about how we can make our dream of starting our own horse business come true. Texas was our state of choice, probably because it has the reputation as being the “land of cowboys”. One day in June 2011, we packed our kids, 3 horses, and some other essentials, and started our quest of finding the ideal ranch to raise our family and of course – horses. We found what we were looking for in Cedar Creek near Bastrop, and immediately started our horse breeding/training business.
By now we have 20+ horses, all with their own “horsenality”, there are broodmares, riding horses, horses in training, and yearlings and foals . I’m excited to finally be able to do what I like most: Work with many different horses, and teach them to be reliable partners . I especially enjoy working with the young ones, they have such a fresh mind, and their curiosity and willingness to please and learn fascinates me every time I get out there.
Our horses ready for sale can be found on our sale page, more will be added as they are ready in the new future.