American Saddlebred Horse Breeding and Training Facility
Meet the People and Tour the Farm
The Farm stretches across 140 acres of beautiful rolling pasture where the foals have ample room to run and play. Raising healthy youngsters and fueling the performance athletes in the barn requires excellence in nutrition. Much of the farm is under irrigation and thus is able to produce all of the yearly hay requirements in the fertilized coastal fields.
The main barn houses the stallions, show horses and covered riding arena. Just to the west of the main barn you can see the outdoor arena oval in the above arial shot. In addition, the main barn also houses the covered round pen (left), which is where the young horses begin their training lessons.
The indoor arena (right) encircles the stalls in the main barn. Built with both comfort and safety in mind, it is equipped with sprinkler system for the track and temperature sensitive overhead ceiling fans.

Designed and built for comfort and air flow - the barn is open on three sides and the rolling hills almost always provide a gentle breeze.
Care and comfort of the mares, foals and performance athletes comes first and foremost. The farm has various trailers fitted for just such special purposes. Capabilities include box stalls for mares and foals to air-ride, air conditioned and video monitored trailers for the long hauls.
Next to the main barn you will find the "mare motel" (right). This is where visiting mares stay during breeding season. It is equipped with large bright stalls that have paddock turnout doors. The mares and foals also enjoy various paddocks and pastures on the farm - their "room with a view".
Trainer - Sandra Currier
A bio - oh my goodness... where to start? My childhood, of course, included the mandatory stubborn little Shetland pony who had a fondness for a particularly sweet spot of clover in the front lawn. In my teens, I owned a Hunter that I showed locally... he however was not particularly frond of walking into the stall on wheels. We often started out early in the morning and were last to leave the show grounds. My dad still talks about that some 30 years later! At that point in my life, Dad couldn't believe that a living could be made in the horse world... so off to college. I spent two years taking all of the recommended coures for a chemical engineering degree while thoroughly enjoying life in the sorority house! While in college I would take on horses to train for the summer and hit all of the shows in upstate New York. Well, by the third summer I had a barn full and never did go back to college. At that point I would take anyone and anything that walked through the doors that was capable of paying board and training. I had an Appaloosa for the Saddleseat division, one for the Driving division, a couple of driving Quarter Horses, a Trakahner and a bunch of Morgans and Arabians. I really learned how to organize and sweat in those years.
I can remember taking 29 horses to a multi-breed show. Remember this was back in the early 80's, I had very little money to hire extra grooms 'IF' I could have found any. We had six Morgans in the pleasure driving class. We lined up the carts in the aisleway, each owner led their horse out, we hooked up enmass and away we went. We took every place except 5th!! Along the way I was fortunate enough to start taking some top ribbons. Acoma Escapade and Acoma Kestrel won at the New England All Morgan Show (similar to Lexington). Several of my Arabians and half Arabians won at the regional level. Meg Preston of Rum Brook Morgans called and offered me a private job, so off to New Hampshire. We stood the number one breeding sire at that time - Immortal Command. We bred 58 mares that year and I had lots of nice youngsters to work with.  In 1990 Maynard Casler of Misty Hills Farm called and asked if I was looking to make a move and I told him "not really" and after a bit of chit chat I hung up. As I sat there afterwards I realized I had never even allowed him to make me an offer... what a fool I was!!! So I called back and asked him what exactly did he have in mind?  Well, it was a nice offer with some nice horses to show. Supreme Odyssey and Mrs. Schaefer won at Louisville that next year and not until I got back to my hotel room and shook green shavings our of the cuffs on my pants did I realize that I had trained a horse that WON AT LOUISVILLE !!  I stayed at Misty Hills three more years and had several nice horses including a wonderful Fine harness mare named Mystical Mood. We won everywhere from Louisville to Devon and then after a brutally cold winter, I started looking for someplace warmer to work. Mike Breeggemann was looking to slow down and stay at home thus the Perwien's were looking for a trainer for their show string and that was how I happened to come down here in the fall of 1994.  I left to work in Kentucky for two years and then headed back to Bluebonnet where we have bred and raised numerous top horses including WC Selena's Song, RWC She-bop, RWC Bluebonnet's Challenger, RWC Xuxa and RWC MMMBop.

All in all it has been quite an adventure with numerous friends and stories accumulated along the way! And what do I do when I'm not riding or driving horses... well, some of us just can't let go of that feeling you get riding with the wind in your hair!

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