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Darrah's Ivory Chance has moved to Good As It Gaits Farm, Hondo, TX.

"Quality first and then we add COLOR"

Last Chance Farm has been the Midwest "Color Capital" located in northeast Kansas for breeding quality plain-shod natural gaited buckskin Tennessee Walking Horses.  We offer  buckskin, palomino, perlino and cremello Tennessee Walkers for sale.  We are pleased to have a cremello stallion, Darrah's Ivory Chance, standing at stud, foals for sale and this  spring we are looking forward to seeing Chance's fourth crop of foals.  We are located in Nortonville, Kansas which is in northeast of Topeka, Kansas, however as of 18 August 2007, we have moved Chance and three mares to Good As It Gaits Farm in Hondo, TX.  Under the capable management of Marsha and Daniel Yzaguirre, Chance will now be available to ship semen.   Our breeding goals remain the same.

I have dedicated my life to breeding for Tennessee Walking Horses with conformation, gait and disposition with the added bonus of buckskin, palomino, cremello and perlino color.  Check out our LCF Photo Gallery to see pictures of many of our natural gaited TWHs owned over the years.

I have studied equine color genetics and visited with breeders who have been breeding quality with color for many years. I believe the true path to success is to breed only the exceptional mares to equally exceptional stallions. Bloodlines are important but if the quality isn't there you have failed in your program. 

I kept the fillies that met my strict standards for conformation, gait and disposition. When they were old enough to train, if they again passed the test of proving that they could do the gait they were considered as potential for breeding. Again the foals they produced were the ultimate test for keeping them in my program. Those early years were hard because of having to decide who would stay and who would go. 

Now the fruits of my labors have proven that quality does produce quality and that quality comes with fabulous color. Take time to visit our site and check out the horses that are helping make a dream come true.  We added some special features in a special section called
Elsie's Corner I have written short articles, research results and some of the humorous adventures in my 40 years of trying to learn by my successes and failures.   Another feature is the section called Elsie's Stallion Reviews where I have pictures and my evaluation of cream dilute stallions that I have looked at and have qualities I like in a breeding stallion and whose pedigrees reflect a clean trail of color breeding.  Just because a cream dilute stallion isn't listed in the Stallion Reviews doesn't mean it isn't a good stallion if it has the  conformation, gait, disposition and a pedigree that that a clean trail of color breeding.  

None of this would have been possible without the 28 years of marriage to Carl Darrah, the best trainer, teacher and friend who supported me in all my endeavors to try new ways and was always there when I needed him.  His passing in 1992 left a void in my life but his memory lives on.

If I don't have the right horse for you, I offer my services as a consultant to assist prospective buyers of single and double dilute color Tennessee Walkers.  I can research their pedigrees for discrepancies and provide details about discrepancies and my opinions based on my research.  Searching for the right stallion, mare or gelding to fit your particular needs can be an awesome task and it is truly a "Let the Buyer Beware" horse market.  I will provide basic color genetics assistance so you can be prepared to access the horse or horses that might fit your specific program.  Whatever your program involves you should not settle for anything but the best.  

I hope you will enjoy your visit to my site and please take a moment to sign my guest book and tell me what you think about my site.  I would love to hear from you. Visitors are always welcome on my website and at the farm. 

My commitment as the Kansas Director to TWHBEA is time consuming but it gives me the opportunity to contribute to making changes that are important to all the members.  It is an honor to serve as the director from Kansas.   My commitment as the Kansas Director to TWHBEA is time consuming but it gives me the opportunity to contribute to making changes that are important to all the members.  It is an honor to serve as the director from Kansas.

 

My Recommended #1 Book on Training a Gaited Horse

"TRAINING THE GAITED HORSE

FROM THE RAIL TO THE TRAIL"

by GARY LANE 

 

 The book covers 29 chapters and is a detailed look at the gaits of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, and the Rocky Mountain Horse. More importantly the book teaches you a training program that is easy to follow for a smooth easy gaited horse. You will have a complete understanding of the gaits and problem solving at your fingertips. No matter what your training goals are, trail riding or showing, this book will help you understand gaits, training and retraining for a great gaited horse. Consider your horse's natural ability and train to a sound standard that matches that ability. Teaching your horse to flat foot walk is fun and easy following the method described in this book.  Enjoy the journey, be safe and have fun.  For more information see Windsweptstables.net

 

 

 

Book Costs $15.00 which includes shipping

 

Send payment to:

 

Gary L Lane

194 Hereford Road

Brodhead, KY 40409

 

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         Elsie Darrah          

Yesterday is history.  Tomorrow is a mystery.  Today is a gift.

That's why it's called the present!!!

 

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