Tracy Porter
John Lyons Select Certified Trainer Mares
We’ve owned Paso Fino’s for over 25 years. We believe that we are responsible for each and every foal that hits the ground. We teach them to be well-mannered horses that are safe to be around. We’re not interested in being the largest breeder of Paso Finos, but aim to produce quality foals that grow up into sane adult horses that are loved and enjoyed by their own very special person!  
With the horses we sell, it is tantamount they go to good loving homes. Staying small enables us to do this.
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(all pictures from ott tv box review)

Casadero Sin Par is a Chestnut Pinto Paso Fino Stallion. We bought Casadero as a yearling in 1996 for the John Lyon’s Certification Program. Then, students were required to take 2 unbroke horses. However, the requirements changed and Caz had to do some homework to get up to speed for the program.

Why did we pick Caz? Seeing him at the 1996 Equitana, we were impressed with his gentle disposition. He had not been handled prior to the event; yet, he walked onto the trailer that carried him from Florida to the show in Kentucky. Calm and willing, he walked down the halls in the Expo building to the booth. There was a lot more to this cute yearling than his striking pinto pattern!

His breeding is impeccable; you’ll find El Pastor in there three times! But that’s only one small segment of a good breeding stallion. Gentle and willing, Caz is resplendent in his multi-colored wrapper. What good are the “genes” if you can’t handle the “legs”?

Recently we lost Don Cunda, Caz’s mentor. Cunda was a National Champion in Fino and Bella Forma Classes and was on the Top Ten Sire 8 times.

To me, his most important contribution was my mare… 

Marny.

On April 24, 2001…
She died with Cushings Disease.

She’s waiting for me
in lush green pastures.
When my time is up, we will meet again and cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

From my Friend Susan Pedersen:  “The Rainbow Bridge”

 
  Marny loved to go Tobogganing .
Yoconda, Cunda’s dam, was an outstanding reining and ranch mare from Colombia. Cunda’s offspring are personable, versatile, willing horses. One has only to look at a horse and know it’s one of Cunda’s. We decided to keep some Cunda mares to breed to Caz in the future. Cunda was 26 years old, strong and still settling mares. His last filly was born in July, just days before his death.  If you are interested in this line…let us know!  We are willing to lease their bellies.

The stallion is only half of the breeding equation. Our mares are well-bred, versatile representatives of the Paso Fino Breed. They’re safe, sane and well mannered. Why breed a mare with a crummy disposition that’s a pain to handle or one that’s a witch to work around when she has a foal at her side? Which do you think a vet would prefer to palpate?

Hannah We don’t call our mares “broodmares”, that’s an insult to them. They’re good horses, safe on the trails and road. They do parades and go swimming. They all work cows. They canter. They’re smooth and pretty too.  We find it interesting that people looking for well-trained horses are referred to us because ours are “trail” horses, not “show” horses! Hmm, just because we don’t show doesn’t mean they never were or couldn’t be… But just because they are shown, doesn’t mean that they can’t be worldly either!
So what do the babies do when their mom is away? They stay home! Getting the mares comfortable early on makes our babies more confident, independent and easy to teach and the mares more comfortable too.

His babies have his beautiful face and his disposition.
They’re certain to become someone’s partner of tomorrow!