We named our ranch after Haystack Mountain just a few miles down the road. With a love of horses and dogs rooted deep in my being since youth, I followed my dreams one determined step at a time. After 8 years of college and degree in Horse Training & Management I was finally able to build a barn, and a business. (My original ‘barn’ to work out of was a horse trailer!) I’ve enjoyed the incredible number of people, horses and dogs I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the years. Throughout 30 years of breaking, training, showing, breeding and raising horses, I’ve had the joy of competing, coaching, and mentoring many students in my life, including the University of Colorado Equestrian Team, and I am eternally thankful for that opportunity. Finally I decided to move into a career that might be easier on my body and require a few less visits to the Orthopedic surgeons who were getting to know me too well!.
In the horse world folks would often head to the horse shows with either Welsh Corgis or Jack Russels loaded in the pickup. I was drawn to the little lowrider Corgis, and like potato chips, who can have just one! My knowledge and experience in equine breeding and management, made the transfer to raising dogs come naturally. My love for animals continues to be a driving force in my life. Though I have shifted professionally from raising horses to dogs, I continue living out my passion for horses, riding as a non-pro in NRHA/AQHA events. Today, I am truly “living the dream, here at Haystack Acres”! I am blessed to have close family, good health, a beautiful facility for my dogs and horses and an incredible opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors right out my doorstep! I get to interact every day with the wagging tails of happy hounds. My neighbors are coyotes, a herd of our Limousin cattle, critters of all kinds and an occasional black bear! I get the opportunity every day to meet new people and enjoy lasting relationships with the fantastic people who become fur-ever families to my pups.