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As breeders, we work to positively influence the breed. We carefully select for the traits of gait, conformation, disposition, bloodline, and vigor/heartiness.

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TWHBEA 2014 buckskin, possible double-black, double-agouti

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out of Jubals Spring Zephyr and by Arrow's True Blue

Our horses are raised in a natural environment and often cover miles and miles a day- from the time they are born. We feel this helps them develop strength and vigor that will last a lifetime.

 

A number of horses from our breeding program are on the field trial circuit:

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Arrow's Sparky Tones and Arrow's Dusty aka "Hollywood" are two buckskins that draw attention when they are out with their riders, Fred and Jennifer Smith. Sparky is Fred's mount when he travels the country as a Field Trial Judge. "Hollywood" is younger and is learning the ropes. Sparky "goes all day". Most judges switch out horses. However, Fred is able to count on Sparky all day long- the type of endurance we appreciate and breed for!

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Arrow's Saltwater Taffy shows off her National American Trail Ride Conference ribbons! Thanks to Lisa Hall Scott for sending over the photo- and keep after those blues! Taffy currently resides in Alabama.

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SCW Jubals Onyx Diva by Slush Creeks Jubal S and out of Arrows Colorado Gold. Thank you Shellie of Slush Creek Walkers for the picture! A descendent of Blue Gold (our foundation sire), now in the Dominican Republic...

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Arrow's Star of Gold

Arrow's Star of Gold- by Blue Gold, out of Dakota Evening Star (full sister to "Fashion"). Owned by Elsie Darrah, TWHBEA "color guru" and owner of two Blue Gold daughters. This mare is currently in Texas producing foals.

 

"Our eyes tell us what a horse appears to be...
His pedigree tells us what he ought to be...
But his offspring tell us what he is!"
-Elsie Darrah,

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In Loving Memory of Laurel Lee Whiting, 1951-2000

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Sun's Dakota Parader...
Full Acticle: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3

Laurel and her husband, Jim, introduced us to gaited horses. We bought our first mare from them (Fashion).

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Laurel and Delene later partnered to purchase and promote Blue Gold. We are forever grateful to them- and stay committed to Laurel's vision for the blue-eyed cremello stallion.

Blue Gold at the Colorado State Fair
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We are sure that an influencing factor (after Laurel's research into Blue's pedigree) was that he shared the common ancestors of Hill's Perfection and Trigger, Jr. with her "Parader" (pictured above) and both of the mares she and her husband sold to us. Jim and Laurel personally went to Calvin Miller's Double Diamond Ranch in North Dakota to bring Parader, Star, and Fashion home to the San Luis Valley, where they later packed them into the 14,000 ft mountain ranges surrounding the valley.

Laurel lost her battle with breast cancer in 2000. Born in Illinois, she came to Colorado and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She will be *forever* remembered by us.

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