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We grew up in Lanark, IL got married in 1969, have three grown children and five grandchildren. Both of us grew up riding horses. I loved it and Bill hated it, as he had some difficult horses to handle. When I was in my forties, I was riding two Arabians and finding that I just didn't heal up as quickly after getting dumped. I thought it was time to look for a mount with a cooler disposition. I read about the Rocky Mountain and Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses and decided to start a search. I purchased my first mountain horse in December of 1993. I fell in love with the breed and the rest is history.
 In our breeding program, we make every effort to stay strictly with the old time disposition and trail gait. We have avoided show type horses and have been selective in purchasing stock that have the laid back, calm behavior patterns. Disposition is said to be one of the most inheritable traits, and we have certainly found this to be true.
 When we sell foals or trail broke stock, we make every effort to suit the horse to the buyer. We have had great success with folks who keep in contact year after year, letting us know about the pleasure of riding a horse that is "perfect" for them. Even foals are usually pretty predictable, as we know both parents and their dispositions. Our stock is born gaiting and we do not use any artificial means to put the gait on them. We don't use shoes unless the horse has had enough rocky miles that they are getting tender. We usually have several experienced trail horses for sale, and try to have a least one that is reliable for the very inexperienced rider. If you want to get a great gaited horse and are willing to wait a couple years, we can offer you a wonderful value on a foal. If you are looking for a great gaited trail horse, we'd love the chance to show you what we have for sale. Also if we do not have what you are looking for, we will be happy to guide you to other breeders in the area. Thanks for the stopping by our website!

 Bill & Deb Dietz

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