MARES OF CROSSWINDS
|While stallions get
the most attention on many farms, we fully recognize the importance of
the brood mare’s contribution to a foal’s genetics and growth and development.
At Crosswinds Farm, we breed for composition and for the highest quality
horse possible for halter and performance interests of miniature horse
enthusiasts. Thus, you will see a variety of colorations and types
among our broodmares. Each year, we use our knowledge of equine reproduction,
the results of past breedings, and the bloodlines of both mares and stallions
to produce the best foals possible in all respects. While we are
conscious of the types most popular at any given time, we know that this
changes over time, so at Crosswinds we are always thinking about the future,
and we want our horses and the horses that we sell to clients to always
be competitive in any arena..
Currently, bloodlines among our broodmares
include Glenns General Patton, Buckeroo, NFCs Sugar Boy, and Bond ATOY4U
C, among others. Brood mares are an important part of our breeding
program, and they are individually inspected and handled on a daily basis.
During most of the year, they are allowed to graze on bermuda and native
prairie grass pastures. Before foaling, they are placed in foaling
stalls where they are monitored on a 24-hour basis.
Our broodmare band
is constantly being upgraded through selecting from our own foals as well
as purchasing others that have a proven record or the physical characteristics
and pedigree to enhance the quality of our program.
and Anna Horn
West Fagan Lane