I live in north central Wisconsin on a small dairy and beef farm. I raise miniature angus and scottish highlands for/as grassfed beef. Have produced 4 Dual Champion Gordon Setters in my lifetime, of which we use our horses to go to field trials when time permits. I am also a substitute rural mail carrier, groom and board dogs, and do stainedglass when ever I have a spare moment to commit to it! I milk the cows and share the farming duties with my hubby Phil and when I can pry him off the farm we go to the lake and go fishing or go to a field trial if he is chosen to judge an event as he is certified by AKC to do Hunt Tests and Field Trials for sporting breeds. I on the other hand like to show my Gordon Setters in the breed ring and breed them for good temperments and hunting ability as well as a good looking bird dog! My idea of a good time is a leisurely trail ride with one of my friends, hanging out with my little fat cows whilst their calving, conversing with my crazy Burmese cat, or snuggling with my mini Rex rabbit...and of course, my champagne racking mare "Dusty Rose"..
Hey Holly, my wife loves the miniature cows. We raise Texas Longhorns now, have a herd of about 22. My wife has admired the miniatures for awhile now, can you tell me more about them? Do you have a website where I can see more? Can you send me some pictures or post them here?
Have the prices on miniatures declined like the rest of the cow business?
Howdy Holly, thanks for joining Tennessee Trail Riders. We look forward to your "horsey" pictures that you can post and share with others on our website. Also try your hand at posting events, videos and trail ratings. Feel free to invite friendly trail riders and horse lovers by clicking on "INVITE" on the main menu (top right corner of the main page).
I hope this site is helpful in meeting other horse enthusiasts. Keep an eye on the EVENTS section announcing trail rides and equine events featuring and including our members.
Again, thanks for joing the website, we look forward to meeting you.
Cheers and happy trails,