The Appaloosa breed is extremely well-suited to the terrain of the Mayacamas Mountains and to the trails of Long Meadow Ranch. The Pony of America breed features pony-sized horses (less than 56 inches at the withers) marked like Appaloosas with bloodlines contributed from the Quarter Horse and Arabian breeds. Bred primarily as an all-purpose pony for adolescent boys and girls these ponies are ideal for 4-H and youth competitions and make wonderful trail horses for small adults. Today we use our saddle horses primarily to work cattle and to inspect the ranch.
We now have two teams of Haflinger draft horses which we are using to cultivate in our production gardens and vineyards. Our two teams, Bill and Bob, Lady and Lucy, are thriving in our hard-working farm environment.