The horses of Karma Farms have won more awards in different fields of endeavor than the horses of any other Colonial Spanish breeding farm in the world, whether they call their horses Original American Indian Horses, Spanish Mustangs or Barbs. Tough, intelligent, smooth-riding, the Colonial Spanish Horse is the horse of choice for many modern competitions. No horse has proven to be a better mount for distance riding, whether endurance or competitive trail.
We register our horses with Horses of the Americas as well as Originals or "O"'s in the American Indian Horse Registry. Some also have papers in the Spanish Mustang Registry. These long-maned rare and historic horses, famous from the Renaissance to the last days of the American Old West, number less than 5,000 today.
It has been our great pleasure to own, ride and show such great horses as Choctaw Sun Dance, Rowdy Yates, Liona, El Tigre Segundo and the great old broodmare Espéranza. One of our best known champions is Tomlyn's boy, the little black gelding Fernando (Choctaw Sun Dance/Margerita, she by Broom out of Pie), a horse that can do it all and make it look easy.
"Ferdie" is the highest lifetime point earner in AIHR and SMR, an NATRC National Champion, an SMR Grande Conquistador, and was HOA's 2001 National Champion Trail Horse. In October of 2008, Karma Farms friend and client Laura Christensen rode Ferdie for the first time in an NATRC competition and won Novice Sweepstakes with a perfect 100 score. Daughter Tomlyn Grey did the Ferdie's saddle training herself when she was only 12.
Older daughter Victoria Lynn is very proud of her boy Building A Mystery by Rowdy Yates out of Liona. "BAM" is a champion in his own right now, but he was also the first product of a breeding by a SMR Grande Conquistador stallion to a Grande Conquistador mare. Here's Building A Mystery ("Bam") by Rowdy Yates out of Liona. "Bam" is now 10 years old and competing in NATRC's Region 4 Open Heavyweight division. He just completed his first NATRC National Championship, ably ridden by Tori. Bam's winnings include 2008 AIHR/HOA National Show Adult Division High Point Champion, National Solid Color Champion, and National Native American Costume Champion, 2007 SMR Show, Games and Trail Horse of the Year.
We have horses for sale from well-started mounts to 2008 foals. Our 2009 spring babies start arriving in March. Our foals are by Rowdy Yates, Locomotion, Building A Mystery, Tambourine Man and Under the Sun. Our foals are out of some of the breed's finest proven mares. Check out our 2008 foal page.
Here's Building A Mystery's sire, my famous grullo roan friend Rowdy Yates--in summer...
--and in winter.
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Want more information on America's First Horse? Try these great articles by Dr. Phil Sponenberg on Spanish Colonial Horse history and the strains left today: First article and Second article
Lots more info is available at these sites:
The Horse of the Americas Registry.
American Indian Horse Registry