My love for horses started when I was a young boy. When I was 12, I worked for free riding at a large horse ranch and boarding facility near my home. I continued working there throughout high school. I worked with the trainers riding horses, giving lessons and even bought and sold horses for the owner of the ranch.
I met my wife Cathy working at a summer camp where Cathy was the camp nurse and I was the horseback riding instructor. We were married the next year. I continued working with horses, taking care of a string of 50 plus at the ranch where I started. The next year I apprenticed with a farrier in the area and then went to Oklahoma Farriers College. After graduating in January of 1972, I continued to work as a farrier as well as buying and selling horses. An injury forced me to change direction in 1977.
Cathy and I left horses behind us and moved to Washington to raise our kids. I never lost my love for horses and when we retired in 2016, we decided to get back into the horse business. In deciding what breed to work with, I ran across the Rocky Mountain horse, a breed I had never heard of. I flew to Kentucky to find out more about these horses and fell in love with the breed.
After much study and a lot of looking, I purchased three proven broodmares and a three-year-old filly that had the breeding, looks and personality that would produce the quality Rocky Mountain horses that I wanted to raise. I also purchased a yearling Colt (Tim’s Maximus) that I had high hopes for and a couple of geldings for riding horses. As a two-year-old, Maximus has not disappointed but in fact has exceeded my highest hopes in both beauty and temperament. I look forward to seeing the babies he produces.
Not only did I fall in love with the Rocky Mountain horse when I went to Kentucky, but I thoroughly enjoyed the people I ran into as well. I want to thank Sharma Brown, David Shewmaker and Jonathon . All three of these people were extremely helpful to me in the selection of my horses as well as a joy to work with. Also, a big thanks to Clayton Fox . His enthusiasm about Maximus along with his knowledge of the breed were greatly appreciated.
That’s our story. I hope you have a chance to come by and see our horses and maybe take one home with you.