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StoryTeller Farms

StoryTeller Farms StoryTeller Farms is a Training, Breeding and Sales Barn located in beautiful Ventura County.

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02/15/2022

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Wild Courage – Experience Hope through Stories of Redemption
02/10/2022
Wild Courage – Experience Hope through Stories of Redemption

Wild Courage – Experience Hope through Stories of Redemption

Wild Courage is founded on the principle that hope comes from hearing and it takes courage to share. There is great hope that comes from hearing redemption stories. One of the most precious gifts we can offer the world, is our testimony of what God has done in us, and for us.

01/04/2022

Current goal $5000 - We came up short of our goal over the weekend to cover our load of feed scheduled to come in this week. That means until we raise these funds we will not be able to save any more mustangs or burros. Sweet Lily is just one of several mustang mares expected to foal in the next few months that means we are feeding for two for at least a dozenof our rescues!!!

Www.venmo.com/evanescentmustangs Www.paypal.me/mustangrescue Snail mail: 8370 US HWY 82, SHERMAN TX 75090

Be sure to check us out on Patreon which helps with cost of care for the mustangs and burros!! Www.patreon.com/evanescentmustangrescue

Happy New Year to all our friends and clients across the world! Thank you for your trust and support over the years and ...
01/01/2022

Happy New Year to all our friends and clients across the world! Thank you for your trust and support over the years and wish everyone a healthy and happy 2022🎁🎉🙏🏻

#horsegoals❤️
01/01/2022

#horsegoals❤️

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to my best man and dance partner, Lester Patron….this horse is magical 💝❤️❤️🐴🪅
01/01/2022

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday to my best man and dance partner, Lester Patron….this horse is magical 💝❤️❤️🐴🪅

Words of wisdom… They also apply to people as well as horses….😊
11/27/2021

Words of wisdom… They also apply to people as well as horses….😊

Amazing day at Oldenburg inspection. Some stunning Hidden Springs foals (all premium and 2 Elite!). Was very excited to ...
10/12/2021

Amazing day at Oldenburg inspection. Some stunning Hidden Springs foals (all premium and 2 Elite!). Was very excited to ride yet another lovely mare of Anita’s for the Mare Performance Test! Especially since I rode this mares mother for 2013 MPT! Many thanks to everyone who put this together and to Jens Richter and Holly Simensen for once again making the annual event possible. #oldenburghorsebreeders #lovemyjob

09/25/2021

Chloe says “no tack, no problem” 😎. #oldenburghorse #lovemyhorse

Beautiful 7 yr old registered Morgan mare for sale! Very sweet mare looking for her new dance partner! Goes on trail, lo...
09/25/2021

Beautiful 7 yr old registered Morgan mare for sale! Very sweet mare looking for her new dance partner! Goes on trail, lovely gaits. Would excel in any performance discipline.

Check out this super nice dressage prospect!
06/23/2021

Check out this super nice dressage prospect!

Timeline Photos
11/20/2019

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"We don't expect the child to write his name the first day or two in school. As soon as he learns to sit down in class and listen to the teacher, he is not immediately expected to write his name.....but we expect immediate learning from a horse. We expect the horse to go from kindergarten to the eighth grade, to high school, to college without enough time, preparation, or consideration for his thoughts and feelings. We often don't even get him into a learning frame-of-mind before we begin to train him. We don't even have him relaxed and confident, where he can sit down in class and just listen. We skip all that preparation because we are so superior, or neglectful, or lazy. Because we haven't prepared ourselves to recognize the horse's feelings." - Ray Hunt

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11/17/2019

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“Speed at the cost of quality is always wrong, not only in riding.
When the famous New York City Ballet performed in Vienna I asked the ballet master George Balanchine whether he would take the so-called modern conception into consideration when training his dancers and shorten the time of their education. Excitedly Balanchine jumped off his seat and exclaimed: ‘How could I? The human body is still the same as always. The old schools of ballet demanded a certain amount of time and they were right. Did they not achieve perfection and have they not been our ideals for hundreds of years? Why should we change?’ It is exactly the same with equitation if it pretends to be an art.”
– A. Podhajsky

11/02/2019

Thank you to all the friends, volunteers, haulers, sheriffs, and amazing firefighters for all their work fighting the Easy/Simi fire and now the Maria/Santa Paula fire. Our horses here were well away from both fires thankfully and we were able to help evacuate others out of the path of the fires this past few days. Much appreciate all the texts, calls and offers of help from our amazing horse community here in Moorpark/Simi/Somis and surrounding areas. It takes a village ❤️❤️❤️
Be safe! 🙏🏻🙏🏻

Lovely solid 5 year old. Loved riding this boy. If you are looking for your next show partner, PM me for details 😎😍
04/16/2019

Lovely solid 5 year old. Loved riding this boy. If you are looking for your next show partner, PM me for details 😎😍

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02/28/2019

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THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HORSE WHISPERER. There never has been and never will be. The idea is an affront to the horse. You can talk and listen to horses all you want, and what you will learn, if you pay close attention, is that they live on open ground way beyond language and that language, no matter how you characterize it, is a poor trope for what horses understand about themselves and about humans. You need to practice only three things, patience, observation and humility, all of which were summed up in the life of an old man who died Tuesday (July 20, 1999) in California, a man named Bill Dorrance.

Dorrance was 93, and until only a few months before his death he still rode and he still roped. He was one of a handful of men, including his brother Tom, who in separate ways have helped redefine relations between the horse and the human. Bill Dorrance saw that subtlety was nearly always a more effective tool than force, but he realized that subtlety was a hard tool to exercise if you believe, as most people do, that you are superior to the horse. There was no dominance in the way Dorrance rode, or in what he taught, only partnership. To the exalted horsemanship of the vaquero -- the Spanish cowboy of 18th-century California -- he brought an exalted humanity, whose highest expression is faith in the willingness of the horse.

There is no codifying what Bill Dorrance knew. Some of it, like how to braid a rawhide lariat, is relatively easy to teach, and some of it, thanks to the individuality of horses and humans, cannot be taught at all, only learned. His legacy is exceedingly complex and, in a sense, self-annulling. It is an internal legacy. The more a horseman says he has learned from Dorrance the less likely he is to have learned anything at all.

That sounds oblique, but it reflects the fact that what you could learn from Dorrance was a manner of learning whose subject was nominally the horse but that extended itself in surprising directions to include dogs, cattle and people. If you learned it, you would know it was nothing to boast about.

There is no mysticism, no magic, in this, only the recognition of kinship with horses. Plenty of people have come across Bill Dorrance and borrowed an insight or two, and some have made a lot of money by popularizing what they seemed to think he knew. But what he knew will never be popular, nor did he ever make much money from it. You cannot sell modesty or undying curiosity. It is hard to put a price on accepting that everything you think you know about horses may change with the very next horse.

From an article by Verlyn Klinkenborg 'Death of a Legendary Horseman' - NY Times July 24, 1999 - http://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/24/opinion/editorial-notebook-death-of-a-legendary-horseman.html

Image is of Bill on 'Alkali' at 'Rancho Tularcitos' back in 1968 and is care of Steven and Leslie Dorrance - http://www.billdorrance.com/about.htm

"Tom Dorrance once said, 'You can learn anything with these three words – observe, remember, and compare.' He said that ...
02/19/2019

"Tom Dorrance once said, 'You can learn anything with these three words – observe, remember, and compare.' He said that beyond that, learn to adjust to fit the situation. That always meant so much to me. The last time I was around Tom, he said, 'Don’t treat them like they are. Treat them the way you’d like them to be.' At the time, I didn’t know whether he was talking about horses or people. Later, I realized that he was talking about both. I remind myself of that from time to time. Because sometimes, people might come into a clinic defensive, scared, upset, or emotional. The best part of the person isn’t gonna come out the first day. But if I do my part and help them along, I get an opportunity to see the best part of the person as time goes by." - Buck Brannaman

Merry Christmas from Storyteller Farms family to yours!!
12/26/2018

Merry Christmas from Storyteller Farms family to yours!!

Ray Hunt, Horseman
05/08/2018

Ray Hunt, Horseman

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HORSE WHISPERER. There never has been and never will be. The idea is an affront to the horse. You can talk and listen to horses all you want, and what you will learn, if you pay close attention, is that they live on open ground way beyond language and that language, no matter how you characterize it, is a poor trope for what horses understand about themselves and about humans. You need to practice only three things, patience, observation and humility, all of which were summed up in the life of an old man who died Tuesday (July 20, 1999) in California, a man named Bill Dorrance.

Dorrance was 93, and until only a few months before his death he still rode and he still roped. He was one of a handful of men, including his brother Tom, who in separate ways have helped redefine relations between the horse and the human. Bill Dorrance saw that subtlety was nearly always a more effective tool than force, but he realized that subtlety was a hard tool to exercise if you believe, as most people do, that you are superior to the horse. There was no dominance in the way Dorrance rode, or in what he taught, only partnership. To the exalted horsemanship of the vaquero -- the Spanish cowboy of 18th-century California -- he brought an exalted humanity, whose highest expression is faith in the willingness of the horse.

There is no codifying what Bill Dorrance knew. Some of it, like how to braid a rawhide lariat, is relatively easy to teach, and some of it, thanks to the individuality of horses and humans, cannot be taught at all, only learned. His legacy is exceedingly complex and, in a sense, self-annulling. It is an internal legacy. The more a horseman says he has learned from Dorrance the less likely he is to have learned anything at all.

That sounds oblique, but it reflects the fact that what you could learn from Dorrance was a manner of learning whose subject was nominally the horse but that extended itself in surprising directions to include dogs, cattle and people. If you learned it, you would know it was nothing to boast about.

There is no mysticism, no magic, in this, only the recognition of kinship with horses. Plenty of people have come across Bill Dorrance and borrowed an insight or two, and some have made a lot of money by popularizing what they seemed to think he knew. But what he knew will never be popular, nor did he ever make much money from it. You cannot sell modesty or undying curiosity. It is hard to put a price on accepting that everything you think you know about horses may change with the very next horse.

From an article by Verlyn Klinkenborg 'Death of a Legendary Horseman' - NY Times July 24, 1999 - http://www.nytimes.com/1999/07/24/opinion/editorial-notebook-death-of-a-legendary-horseman.html

Image of Bill is by Steven and Leslie Dorrance - http://www.billdorrance.com/about.htm

Aktuelle Auktion – Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V.
03/29/2018
Aktuelle Auktion – Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V.

Aktuelle Auktion – Westfälisches Pferdestammbuch e.V.

55. Westfälische Elite-Auktion 08. April 2018 Zeitplan Hier finden Sie den Zeitplan der 55. Westf. Elite-Auktion Montag, 26. März 2018 18.00 Uhr 1. Sonderschau (live bei clipmyhorse.tv), Ausprobieren der Pferde nach der Sonderschau möglich. Zur optimalen Koordination bittet das Handorfer Auktions...

Buck The Film
01/27/2018

Buck The Film

"You're trying to figure out a way to meet a horse to where he can understand. And to me, it's not to train a horse, it's to try to get the horse with you where it's one mind and one body. You may spend your whole life chasing that, but it's a good thing to chase."
- Buck Brannaman

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01/16/2018

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12/25/2017

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12/25/2017

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12/21/2017

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StoryTeller Farms
12/21/2017

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StoryTeller Farms
10/13/2017

StoryTeller Farms

Looking for a business partner for one or two horses in Germany. PM me if interested. Or text me on WhatsApp 805-208-313...
10/13/2017

Looking for a business partner for one or two horses in Germany. PM me if interested. Or text me on WhatsApp 805-208-3138

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10/13/2017

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10/02/2017
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Ventura, CA
93021

Located off the Osborne exit of the 210 freeway in the Sylmar/Lake View Terrace area just 20 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles.

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We are located in Los Angeles County. Minutes from major freeways in and around Los Angeles, CA. We accept horses for showing, training and sales. Please call for an appointment.

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Saturday 8am - 4:30pm
Sunday 8am - 4:30pm

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