Stoner Creek Farm is owned and operated by Mike and Leisha Holzknecht. Our foals are raised running free in the pastures with their dams. They are all registered and come with coggins and health certificate! They are exposed to just about everything, dogs, cats, four wheelers, tractors. They are handled some at birth and get halter broke and basic handling a little bit later on and then turned out to be foals and enjoy life! They are weaned around four-five months of age, and at that time their education really kicks in and they are ready for their new homes in a short time. A deposit will hold them til weaning and then the balance will be due before shipping or at pickup.
I started raising Tennessee Walkers in 2000, with the help of my husband, Mike. My dream had always been to raise horses, but until I was introduced to the Tennessee Walking Horse in 2000, it hadn't become a reality. Now I'm living my dream!! I thank God for my life, and count my blessings!!
We have around 350 acres, with only about 100 in pasture, the rest is woods, forty of what's clear has been leased for corn. We have made a few trails that we really enjoy and love to share if you don't mind up and down and around hillsides. :)
We also love to travel with our horses and visit our friends! So far, we've been to IL, WY, MI, CO, TN, NC, NM and IN, with our horses, and of course, all kinds of places here in our beautiful KY. Check out the TRAIL SCENES page for photo's of some of the places we've been! The photo top left is of Mike and I on one of our many trips to MI, at our friends house, in Hoxeyville. Mike is riding Wa'te and I'm on my favorite mare, Eb's Midnight Baby.
We also have two horses that have been retired, an American Saddlebred/Thoroughbred mare, Mina (died in 2016) and her half walker daughter Cheema Yep, what a mix, huh?! Thoroughbred and Saddlebred, but you know, she rode very nicely, if you didn't mind dancing thru the trails!! :) I used to like that sort of thing, but as I've gotten older, I much prefer a gaited horse. Mina is the dam of Cheema and Wa'te, and they were super nice trail horses with smooth gaits. We lost Wa'te in Jan. '13, as well as her half brother, Lakota, both were my husband's trail horses. And we have added a miniature mare to our herd for our grandson, Kayleb!! They are so cute! We lost MIna in 2016. She had a good life here though.
We retired Eb's Midnight Baby last year due to a bad hip, no more babies for her. :( I really think she misses being a mom, but it is best for her. Baby will live out her days here on the farm, and be buried here when the time comes.
If you're ever in the area give us a call! We can take a drive thru our pastures, hang out in the barn, or grap a cup of coffee/tea whichever you prefer, and share horse stories!! Happy Trails!
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