The AQHA is raising fees significantly in 2018. Really? The regular person in the horse breeding business has it tough enough. We didn’t need that. The APHA raised and reorganized its fee structure in 2017. As a breeder of both Quarter Horses and Paints, I have to admit this has me frustrated. To top it […]
News & Events
Lots of exciting developments at Horses of the West! Our advertising region is expanding to include all of the western United States and Canada. An online form you can use to enter your own horses for sale information in now in beta testing. Stallions at stud ads are coming. We can even help you with a complete website solution for your horse operation!
Happy Tax Day! If you are thinking, as many Americans are, that THIS is going to be the year you get your bookkeeping better organized, we have some easy tips for you! Let’s start with improvements you can make quickly. We’ll get more complex as the series progresses.
NEW from AQHA for 2014 and 2015 . . . Five Panel Genetic Testing Required/Mandatory for all breeding stallions, including TBs approved for use in AQHA programs. The five genetic diseases tested for are HYPP, HERDA, PSSM 1, GBED, and MH. Here’s a quote from AQHA concerning the new requirements. All stallions exposed to 25 […]
You have a lot of places you can advertise your horse for sale. Unless your horse is a Kentucky Derby winning stallion, you could probably spend as much on advertising as you have asked for the horse. That won’t work, obviously. Here’s just three of the reasons you should consider investing in a Horses of […]
Horses of the West, LLC is owned by three women who are all horse breeders and friends: Bonnie Orvedahl, Sandy Wilson, and Kristin Aus. We live in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. As lifetime, multi-generational horse breeders we have seen events and circumstances in recent years pressure serious, mid-sized horse breeders. Many breeders have […]
A much-needed incentive program that will pay bonus money at select races to Paint barrel racing horses has been announced. While the program is in its infancy now, the organizers are hitting the ground running with a stallion service auction to raise funds immediately.
We, at S Heart Horses, are in the business of breeding colts with the bloodlines that gives them the potential to be performance horses. Generally speaking, we do not show or compete in rodeo events, (we leave that up to you) but we breed the horses that will. This has been proven many times over […]
This week on Barrel Horse World Flying O Ranch’s trainer posted some pics of the four year old gelding of theirs that she’s riding…..which brought the response below from the owner of one of his half sibs in Tennessee. “OMG. You wanna see double? Here’s a video of his big sister. I’m her proud mama. […]
As a way to encourage those who are interested in the 4-H Horse Program in our county in Montana, we at S Heart Performance Horses awarded two weanlings to deserving young people in the fall of 2008. A King Fritz/Sugar Bars bred colt found a new home with 10 yr old Robert Bliss and the King Fritz/Sr Doctor Tari bred filly is residing with 10 yr old Erika Cremer.
We at S Heart Performance Horses have been raising Quarter Horses and Paints to perform in many disciplines for years, but now some of them are going hunting.
Recently we were visiting our daughter and her family in the western part of Montana. Our son-in-law is an avid hunter and he is gearing up for a hunting trip to the mountains this fall. They ride two and pack two of our horses.