Horse links

How to read
a horse's

Paso Finos
and mustangs
at play

A stallion's
love life

How to Buy
a Horse at a

How to Breed
for Color

Killer Buyer:
True Stories

Visit to Canyon
de Chelly

Sandi Claypool's

Horse photo


Poultry photo

Pasos & Finos at Prairie Rose Ranch

Mike Bertin and Becca Justice went to Florida in April of 2010 and brought home to us two Paso Finos. Xotica del Dorado is a March 2006 mare out of Marcapasos. Resonancia Dos de TCR is a Jan. 2009 filly out of Resortin de Profeta. You can see both of them in the Joy of Paso Fino Mares video at right. Both have been ideal trail horses, highly spirited, yet totally fearless. No spooking!

Tigger, born May 26, 2007.Bratty Tigger finally gets the entire herd playing. Video here -->>

Our adorable gaited donkeys. July 30, 2007, our riding donkey, Dot, gave birth to a leggy, athletic and totally darling filly Cleopatra. Photos of them and the proud father here. Nowadays, Cleo is the favorite riding donkey of Leah Mills of Edgewood, New Mexico.

Videos and photos show how to tell when horses are happy, sleepy, playful, madder than heck, or flirting

Thanks to the Walkin N Circles rescue ranch, we adopted a mare and stallion, and the mare soon had this foal, for our first experiences with Paso Finos.

Photos and links about Sandi Claypool's Spanish Mustang herd.

A Visit to Canyon de Chelly

Killer Buyer chapters:

Check out our photo and video gallery of Vikingo at play and as an arrogant stallion

Click here for photos of Vikingo's first colt, Rio, and the dam, Sarita de Don Francisco.

 The Joy of Paso Fino Mares. Click here for more about our mare Xotica del Dorado.


Jake, a Colonial Spanish x Paso Fino gelding, helping his rider open and close a gate. His sire is our Vikingo de Los Angeles. Click here for more about Vikingo.

Reunion of Becca Justice and our Paso Fino stallion, Vikingo after they hadn't seen each other for a year and a half. He still lets her jump on him bareback without a bridle or halter. This is pretty good considering that when we first rescued Vikingo, he was a dangerous outlaw just hours away from being euthanized as a threat to humans.

Please be careful about trying to imitate Becca. You have to put in plenty of time with ground work and riding to teach a horse to ride bareback without a bridle or even a halter. Even then, you have to be absolutely extraordinary to ride this way.

Rowdy Yates ridden by Vickie Ives

Click here to see more Spanish Mustangs at one of the annual meetings of the Horse of the Americas registry.

Rowdy Yates is pictured below to the right. This stallion is arguably the most famous Spanish Mustang today. See more about Rowdy Yates, and his owner, Vickie Ives (riding him here): http://www.karmafarms.com. Her Spanish mustangs were among the models used for John Fusco's 2002 animated movie Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron

Rowdy Yates even has his own Breyer model, although they aren't being produced any more. You have to go someplace like Ebay to find any for sale nowadays.

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