Dan & Stachia have been at the Hill City location since 1998, raising horses, donkeys, mules, zorses, a zebra, Texas Longhorns/ Longhorn crossed cattle .  With raising registered Paints and Quarter Horses they have always had a passion for uniquely colored/spotted animals.  Ready to retire and slow down to just a few personal trail horses, they ran across a picture of a Peacock Leopard Appaloosa, that sparked their interest and the search was on to find one of their own. After many conversations with Charles Potts of Blue Creek Appaloosas, their passion for 100% Foundation Appaloosas with the goal to raise the elusive Gap 8 lead to the purchase of BCA Chats Nuksay, 2019 Black Peacock Leopard Stallion, and immediately started adding foundation mares to breed him to.   His 2022 foals {first crop} are on the ground and 2023 foals are arriving!  All of his foals are smart, curious and easy to work with ~ foals with Foundation Bloodlines.   This is an exciting and new adventure into the Genetics of the Appaloosa Heritage for them.

Dan & Stachia are still slowing down somewhat, eliminating riding lessons and not training outside horses {other than a couple of "tune ups"} here and there.  They are concentrating on raising & selling foals, raising Grass Fed Beef Cattle and making hay when the sun shines!  When they get a break from doing that ~ horse camping is where they will be!

Enjoy visiting the website and in person visits at always welcome at PRIMED~N~PAINTED ACRES.