In 1999, we purchased our
first horse as part of social therapy for our autistic son. Turns out the
horse had therapeutic value for the entire family. In 2003, we designed
and built an equine facility on 25 acres. By the grace of God, we have
been living our dream every day since. We hope our horses feel the same
about the place as we do!
Our family is fascinated with
pintos and primitive duns, like my all-time favorite stallion, Hilltops
Little Vegas. Thus the name Dun Painted Ranch which is a wonderfully
humorous prefix for pedigree names. It is our goal to produce colorful,
refined, friendly miniatures that can be enjoyably handled by small
children in a showring or a makeshift obstacle course they created in our
80x160 sand arena.
Foundation bloodlines such as
Hilltops Little Vegas, Sids Husker, Flying W Farms, Lucky Hart Ranch
(Rowdy), Soats, and Iowa's Little Kernal are part of our breeding program.
Our emphasis is the breeding of the best qualities of our wonderful
broodmares and generationally reducing their size by our small, refined
This dream would never be
possible without the guiding hand of God, and a loving dose of mentoring
by my dear friend, Donna Herold of Qtr Raes Mystic Minis, who has taught
me so much about miniature horse nutrition and care. Our horses are
treated to daily portions of warm beet pulp mixed with grain and BOSS
(black oil sunflower seeds) during the winter and the same treat served
cool during warm months. All horses are on a strict farrier, worming and
vaccination schedule, thereby ensuring healthy, happy horses and foals.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit and hope you return again soon.
DUN PAINTED RANCH
Bear, Cindy & David Huber
4411 County Highway A
Oconto, WI 54153
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