...living the dream
LVR Sharp Dressed Man
Lake View Ranch, South Dakota...his birthplace
Welcome to our site. We are a small farm just starting out on a new adventure.
We came to this point, partly by accident, but more for the dream of one day owning a living , working farm.
Couple the yerning for farm life and wanting to own our very own Appaloosas, and you have the makings for a very interesting and happy life.
I started looking for an Appy...and what did I find? A whole lot of "Appy's", but were also part something else. To me, it was not what I had expected. I thought...you read an ad and check out the pedigree and it will say Appaloosa throughout. Not so. Apparently, it is common practice to mix this breed with others to get designer horses and still be classified as Appaloosas. How is that so? Can't buy a Chevy and it is half Ford..what do you sell it as?
All of this brought me to a wonderful foundation breeder of Appaloosas. Lake View Ranch in S. Dakota. Penny has been breeding for over 30 years and upon talking to her, I could hear and feel her conviction in making this breed whole again. It inspired me to do the same.
I purchased one of her stallions and found that all she told me of him and the breed, as a "pure" appy, was to be true. He is an absolute beauty, and super smart and just plain sweet. Not a bad bone in his body.
Thank you Penny for having the confidence in me and selling me such a wonderful, wonderful horse.
Thank you to my husband, Butch, for opening his heart to these wonderul horses!
May the journey begin!!