A Small Breeder with Big Success
Six APHA World Championships. NRCHA Open Hackmore Championship. APHA Sweepstakes Championship. NRCHA Derby Open Finalist. An APHA World Show Reserve All-Around Open title. Two APHA Open Honor Roll Championships. An APHA Reserve World Championship. Top Fence score at the NRCHA Derby prelims. High Score (tie) in the Intermediate Open Bridle, NRCHA Futurity. Open Bridle Finalist, NRCHA Futurity. Twenty-six APHA World Show Top Five placings. Earnings in NRCHA, NRHA, APHA Breeders Trust, and roping jackpots.
Finally Farm Paints has achieved all of this with our small group of very special broodmares. Our mares have been chosen for pedigree, conformation, disposition, athleticism, and color. Their bloodlines include Peptoboonsmal, Doc O Lena, QT Poco Streke, Starlights Wrangler, Mark This Spot, Colonel Freckles, Delta Flyer, Sacred Indian, and Grays Starlight. These mares have been carefully matched with top stallions, all money earners or champions: Gunners Special Nite, Pale Face Dunnit, Colonels Lone Gun, Big Chex to Cash, Gay Bar Lucky Jac, Who Whiz It, Cookin Merada, Starlights Wrangler, Sacred Indian, our own QTs Cajun Cub.
Our show horses include QTs Cajun Cub, who has been hugely successful at the APHA World Show with trainer Jack Wright in a variety of events. Cub is now retired from showing, and is standing at stud. Peptos Smart Cookie (Cookie Monster) is currently showing in NRCHA and APHA events with his trainer, Shane Steffen, and has already proved to be a competitive cowhorse. Holy Cow Cub Wins (a 2017 son of Cub and maternal brother to Cookie Monster) has started training with Shane Steffen.
Color - Performance - Heart
Our goal is to produce colorful APHA horses which will successfully show at top levels in reining, roping and working cowhorse, with dispositions suitable for the non-pro rider and for the family! To start, we prioritize mare and foal care. Since we are a small farm we can monitor each pregnancy carefully and we ensure that each mare receives proper nutrition, vaccinations, and veterinary care. We attend each birth, which take place in a large, comfortable, straw bedded foaling stall, and make sure that everything goes as it should. Each foal gets a vet exam to check legs, IgG levels, and general health. Mares and foals get out into our grassy pastures as soon as they can, to exercise and play. Our guard donkey, Peppy, keeps watch over the foals.
The foals are handled from day one. They are petted and scratched all over, so they understand people are pleasant to be around and can touch them everywhere. Within the first week, foals are halter and lead trained, and are leading well around the stall. Early training continues during the first few weeks: grooming, picking up feet, standing quietly. The foals meet dogs, chickens, ducks, cats, and tractors. They are desensitized to ropes, tarps, blankets, and other scary things. They learn to respect space, and any disrespectful behavior is corrected. After weaning, which we do at around 6 months to ensure a healthy and well socialized foal, the baby will learn to give to pressure, back up when asked, load in a trailer, and get bathed. In their yearling year they will be lightly lunged, and learn to move in both directions, to turn, and to walk, trot, and canter on voice command. They are saddled. By the time they head to the trainer, or a new home, they are ready to continue training as a performance horse. Our foals are brought up right - friendly and respectful. So consider buying your next reining, working cowhorse, or roping prospect from Finally Farm Paints! Take a look at our horses for sale.
Located in Elma, Washington, we have beautiful pastures fenced safely with mesh horse fence and electric. There are two run-in sheds to provide shelter from sun and rain. There is an eight stall barn with heated tack room, laundry room, office, bathroom, feed area, tacking area, and wash stall. The arena is 120 by 60, and we offer clinics and welcome haul-in riders. Take a look at the events at our wonderful facility for clinics and the haul-in
schedule. We also offer Finally Farm Guesthouse for overnight visitors. A private apartment for up to four guests, it is a comfortable and relaxing getaway. Breakfast makings are included. You can come and spend time on the farm, enjoy Grays Harbor County beaches and parks, or even stay for a horse event or layover for you and your horse while on a trip.
Peptos Smart Cookie and Shane Steffen won Reserve World Champion in Open Bridle at the 2021 NRCHA Celebration of Champions! He scored 441.5 and decisively handled a tough cow.
Etalon Diagnostics identifed a new white gene called Merada White! Peptos Smart Cookie has been tested as a carrier of this newly identified gene. This is very exciting news for Paint breeders, and we look forward to seeing how this gene carries forward to the next generation.
We are thrilled to report that Peptos Smart Cookie won his 4th World Championship, this time in Senior Working Cow Horse, at the APHA World Show in September 2020! He scored a 227 down the fence for a decisive win. Congratulations to Cookie Monster and Shane Steffen on this amazing accomplishment.
We are excited about breeding season! We are standing both of our Champion stallions. QTs Cajun Cub will be standing here at Finally Farm Paints for on-site and cooled shipped. Peptos Smart Cookie has a limited amount of frozen semen available at Summit Equine.
Holy Cow Cub Wins, also in training with Shane Steffen, had a very successful schooling show in July. Unfortunately, due to a break in his training schedule because of an injury to his trainer, he was unable to compete in the NRCHA Futurity. We have high hopes for this youngster for next year's derbies.
Check out the January/February 2020 issue of Paint Horse Journal. Finally Farm Paints is featured in the Breeder's Spotlight article. We are very excited that our breeding program is being recognized in this way! Find the article here:
Finally Farm Paints is open to the public! We are holding open rides and hosting clinics, while adhereing to current safety and health guidelines. You can also call for an appointment to see our stallion or foals for sale. See our Events page for details, or give us a call.