have been breeders of registered miniature
horses since 1990, and presently have over
Each year we raise a few foals on our farm. We have carefully selected our breeding stock and with each foaling season we are delighted with great variation of colour in our herd. We are proud of the quality of our horses and we offer a few select horses for sale each year.
In 1997 we realized our dream of a six-horse hitch of blacks. In 2000 we surpassed that goal when our Eight Horse Hitch of Registered Black Miniature Horses made its debut. Included in our herd of 50+ miniatures are several black geldings, which make up our Meadowind Eight Horse Hitch. Each summer we take in a few shows and parades. Our 8 horse hitch has been presented at many events.
Although this began as a family venture, Coreen and Jeff have left the nest.
Coreen worked for a tree planting company to earn her way through University. After teaching Grade 8 in Manitoba's most northerly community, Churchill, (no horses up there, only polar bears!) and working as a Language Development Teacher on a remote First Nations Reservation called Berens River, Coreen has returned to live in Carman where she teaches Grade 4 in our Elementary School. In March 2002 she married the man of her dreams, Craig Johnston, (a funeral director!) and together they own a Paint Horse and a Quarter Horse. Their home is here on the farm. Their daughter Kiera was born in 2005 and their son Jaron was born in 2007. Kiera & Jaron have made their debut into the horse world, first entering lead-line and costume classes, then showmanship, halter and driving at several area fairs. Each of them at the age of 4 began their driving career with Grandpa at their side. They have since gone on to drive solo!
After University, Jeff worked on a horse ranch in Saskatchewan, planted trees in British Columbia & Alberta, and worked in a Livestock Nutrition Plant in Regina. He no longer owns horses but we always appreciate his insight in horse matters. In August 2002, he married the love of his life, Andrea Dubord, (a Middle Years Teacher) and they live in Regina, Saskatchewan. Jeff is the Director of Operations for CanMar Grain Ltd., a company that processes flax for nutrition. In January 2009, they welcomed their son, Nathan into our lives. Their son Isaac joined us in April 2011. We love it when the boys come to visit at the farm.
I have retired from full time work as a Resource Teacher in the Prairie Rose School Division. However I fill part time Resource contracts in the Division and I have been a part time Faculty Advisor with the University of Manitoba, overseeing Teacher Candidates during their teaching practica. Rod left his job as a Credit Manager with Farm Credit Corporation in 1999 when he was diagnosed with Acute Mylogenous Leukemia. He had a successful Auto Stem Cell Transplant and has fully recovered. PTL! We have a whole new outlook on life, enjoying each day with thankfulness. He appreciates every day of his retirement.
When I began my story, I'm sure you wondered what Percherons had to do with Miniatures. Well, I guess it's just that I have horses "in my blood" and what better way to satisfy the longing than to be involved with Miniature Horses!.......
Each summer we welcome many visitors to our farm. We'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us by e-mail, phone or come for a visit and tour in person!
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