Celebrating our 33rd Successful Year Raising Gaited Horses
|7 Fillies||6 Colts
|1 Filly||4 Colts
|2 Molly Paso Mules
|1 John Paso Mules
"One of the earliest religious disappointments in a young girls life, is her unanswered prayer for a horse.."
is celebrating our 33rd year breeding gaited horses!
In 2000 we changed our focus to breeding gaited horses of appaloosa patterning and in 2004 moved the herd to our new location in Georgia. We register the appaloosa patterned gaited horses as Spanish Jennets and as Walkaloosa Horses.
Atigrado Acres breeding goals (and results) include:
Our program is focused on producing naturally gaited horses of intelligence and beauty. Atigrado Acres is striving for a user-friendly horse, one that you can be happy and proud to own. You can read more about our breeding goals here. You can see the results, throughout the site and on our horses for sale pages.
|The Spanish Jennet was a horse of the
ages that was preferred mount of the gentry because of its hardy
and smooth, ambling gaits. Spanish Jennet came in both a pinto
and the patterns associated with the modern day Appaloosa. Bright color
patterns only added to the prestige of this type of horse, much like a
custom paint job on a car does today. The Spanish Jennet was a gaited
Over the centuries the gaits of the Jennet were passed down into what
the Paso breeds, naturally transmitted from one generation to the next.
The Spanish Jennet as a breed has been lost in recent history.
Spanish Jennet Horse Society is actively gathering the existing horses
from within primarily the Paso Fino breed to reestablish the true Spanish
Jennet in Modern Times.
The Spanish Jennet is either Pintado or Atigrado. The Pintado is the Pinto Paso or Pinto Paso Fino. The Atigrado is the Paso Tiger Horse (Lp or Appaloosa patterns). We have chosen to concentrate on the Atigrado, thus renaming our farm Atigrado Acres.
Here at Atigrado Acres we are in
position of having two of the premier Atigrado Stallions to utilize in
reestablishing the Spanish Jennet, Encore AA and Standing Ovation AA.
of these stallions have proven themselves with the quality of offspring
they have produced. We also have a young, up and coming stallion, Dream
Catcher AA. We offer these stallions at public stud to allow breeders
become part of the foundation of a breed. These stallions exhibit "High
Color" in the Lp pattern, enabling them to transmit the Lp gene to
offspring a high percentage of the time. They exhibit the Paso gaits,
sound, healthy and of exceptional temperament. We invite you to join us
in returning the Spanish Jennet to its rightful position as the premier
mount of those who appreciate fine horses.
|ON BUYING A QUALITY HORSE ...
"It is unwise to pay too much, but it is worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money - that is all. When you pay too little you most often lose everything because the horse you bought was incapable of doing what the horse was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it cannot be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add a considerable amount for the risk you run ... and if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better - that you should have bought in the first place."
JOHN BUSKIN, BRITISH ESSAYIST AND CRITIC (1819)
Located in Waynesboro GA