We breed top of the line foundation Tennessee Walking horses and Peruvian Paso's. We have been developing our breeding program for the last seventeen years. Please contact us if you are looking for quality horses.
I grew up on a farm and was surrounded by horses. I would ride anything I could get my hands on. We had friends that ran chariot ponies and boarded them at our place. Chariot ponies are trained only to run. I would be dragged, scrapped off and bushwhacked, but never got tired of trying. My Dad had trained horses so seeing my passion and determination helped me get into breeding and training. When I was nine years old my parents bought my sister and I each a mare. My mare was bred to a handsome registered Arabian stallion. The result was a beautiful little stud colt and the start of my aspiration to breed and train horses.
When my stallion was old enough to train under saddle I wanted to do it myself. Dad said no. So I waited until my parents left, got out my saddle and had a little rodeo. This was probably not the smartest thing for a twelve year old to do, but I thought who would know. Then one day my Dad saw me riding my stallion. He was horrified and proud all at the same time.
Started Training at Age Twelve
From that time on nobody trained my horses but me. I was able to get some mares and start my own breeding program. At the beginning I raised Arabians and had some Quarter horses. Then fell in love with Peruvian Pasoâ€™s. I started looking at other gaited horses like Walkers and Fox trotters. I fell in love with a big Palomino walking horse, that was bred to a beautiful black stallion. I bought them both!
When Rene was eighteen he came to Canada to visit an uncle who had emigrated from the Netherlands. Rene had the opportunity to be on in a cattle drive. Riding a horse for the first in his life was a life changing experience for him. One that would eventually bring him to Fayebrook Farms.
When we met and he found out that I had horses he followed me around until I invited him out to meet the horses. Knowing his limited experience with horses, I was initially surprised at his natural instinct with horses. From the moment he stepped into the corral he was without fear of the horses and it was most evident that he could understand them. I kept having to remind myself that he was a novice. I could see his passion for horses was as strong as mine.
Rene may have had a later start but within a year he started his own horse under saddle. With his enthusiasm with horses and his absorption of knowledge about breeding and training it was so easy for him to fit into Fayebrook Farms operations and my life. He's constantly thinking about new ideas and they usually work, making him a great asset to the breeding operation and a wonderful partner for a horse lover like me.