ApHC Bronze Medallion Breeders
Scroll down for a presentation of an actual Sawyer Creek foal's birth! You can also share in the miracle of the foaling experience over the internet via our web cam on our farm cam page and our message board page.
Fancy x JMK in Reality
Pictures taken 5/3/13
Silk Stockings - Barn name "Kitty"
Buckskin Filly with characteristics
June x Domino
Oo La La
- Barn name "Lottie"
Pickles x Mr Yella Fella
Pictures taken 5/3/13
Helluva Fella- Barn name-"Fella"
Chestnut Colt with tiny spots and flecks over the hips.
Mottling and striped hooves.
Val x Domino
A Wholelotta Elvis -Barn name "Elvis"
Jet Black Colt with a star
Star x JMK in Reality- 4/14/13
Pictures taken at two weeks of age
Ruby x Domino
Picture taken 5/2/13
Chestnut Leopard Colt
Check out sires and dams on their respective pages
and Julie Kreider
855 County Route 22 (Farm to Market road)
Gouverneur, NY 13642
Home: (315) 287-3177
Cell: (315) 767-9463 or (315) 778-3132
On our farm cam page and our message board page you can enjoy the miracle of birth over the internet! The slide show below is one of our actual birth's. Photos are by Jillian Paige Photography.
Creek's Ten Commandments for Breeding Appaloosas
1. Never forget the history of the Appaloosa horse and the traits and characteristics that have made it great. Strive to preserve and maintain those historic traits and characteristics, but also breed to better the Appaloosa horse further still for the needs of future generations.
Keep a clear picture of your ideal Appaloosa in your head. Maintain a breed
standard in your program that works towards that ideal and one that will not be
swayed by fad or unduly influenced by the opinions of others. If you
consistently maintain a standard of quality in your program people will
recognize and appreciate what you have accomplished regardless of fads or
3. Recognize that you are breeding Appaloosas and as such, it is a breed with a preference for coat pattern and characteristics. You may not always get those characteristics and coat patterns but obtaining them should be a high priority goal.
4. Remember that pretty is as pretty does. Breed equally for balance, structural correctness, athletic ability, color, disposition and train-ability.
5. Never forget the value of research and learning. There is no such thing as knowing too much or knowing it all when it comes to breeding horses.
6. Always understand that you will never breed the perfect horse....there will never be a perfect horse....but you can strive towards producing a MORE perfect horse by selecting only the best quality animals to reproduce. Further, attempt to make each generation even better than the previous one by honestly assessing each animal, carefully considering it's strengths and weaknesses and then breed accordingly to enhance those strengths and compensate for those weaknesses.
7. Look toward the future with an open mind. Never be afraid to take a calculated risk, explore a new bloodline or to try a new idea. The biggest gains are rarely made by the most conservative moves. Recognize exceptional opportunities when they present themselves and never be afraid to embark upon them.
8. Learn from the successes of other breeders and appreciate their accomplishments as well as the qualities of their horses. Breeding is a competition within your own program, it is not a competition with other's breeding programs. Each time your horses go into the show ring set your personal goal to beat your previous accomplishments.
9. A great horse needs a great person and the RIGHT person to achieve it's greatness. Never compromise on "the right match" of horse and owner to make a sale.
10. There is nothing wrong with breeding for the type of horses you personally love and enjoy, but also be aware that in order to endure in this business, you also have to breed for what others will love and enjoy.