Paula and Tim Pederson.
I grew up in the Bay Area of California, and have been in love with horses as long as I can remember. Playing with Breyers instead of Barbies, I dreamed of having a horse of my own. In 1996, I came to South Dakota and finally realized my dream of owning horses, and in 2005, got my very first Friesian! I met Tim and Justin in 2006 and a love affair was born! Today, when not hanging with our Friesians, I run a successful law practice.
I love participating in any horse related activity, from cleaning pens to horse shows, but it is camping and riding in the Black Hills surrounded by God's natural beauty that truly brings joy, love and peace to my soul. I also enjoy promoting the Friesian breed where ever and whenever I can.
I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. As an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, I found a natural love of horses and often spent my free time with my young son Justin camping, riding and exploring our beloved Black Hills. In 2006 when I met Paula, I knew I had found my soulmate. Today, when not working, breaking and training our horses, I am a healthcare compliance consultant in Indian Country.
I enjoy trail riding and camping in the Hills, team roping and working on the Ranch. But I especially love working with horses. Breaking and training horses has taught me a great deal not only about horses, but also people. I utilize Natural and Native horsemanship practices to ensure a complete understanding of what we are all trying to learn together.
In addition to our horses, we have four dogs, two Chocolate Labs, Hershey and Coco, and Miko and Shoji, two Shiba Inus. Our family, our dogs and our horses are our passion. We love what we do and we would love to share our excitement, our passion, our knowledge and our Black Hills with you. Don't hesitate to give us a call if you want to know more!
"When I bestride him,
I soar, I am a hawk:
he trots the air;
the earth sings when he touches it;
the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes."
– William Shakespeare