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                        Us and   Friends riding Fox Trotters at Saddle One Farm

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We "switched" to the smooth gaited fox trotters - Here is our story.
 
     We love all horses but Missouri Fox Trotters are the breed we love the most.  Smooth gaits are important -and frosting on the cake! Lots less stress on the body parts after hours of trailriding.   Our first Fox Trotter was Southern Belle by Traveler's Nod-A- Lot.  Jo started riding her for a friend when her arabian mares were all pregnant and the local riding club had a rule about stallions.  Jo had a bask son out of a Khemosabi daughter named Tahr Bask and he was an awesome stallion that produced exceptional foals but due to a career change - Jo closed her breeding operation.  We started with Belle then later bought Belle's mother, Lady for the kids to ride.   Belle won Mike over with her smooth ride and versatility to do it all team penning to trailriding.  Jo then went looking for fox trotters that were not show stock but ranch bred good minded, smooth gaited, strong and stocky fox trotters.  Mike wanted palomino. We purchased three fox trotters from Ron Jackson in Calgary, Canada.  We had them transported to Kansas City and met the trailer there.  The three were Ron Rico, 6 yr old palomino gelding, Northern Belle (nickname Tinker), 2 yr old palomino filly and Northern Pride (nickname "Bo") a black 4yr old gelding. What a great experience!!  If you know the book, Fox Trot Trackings,Too by Nadine Moeller, Rico's picture is on 261 and 262 - he is the palomino fox trotter that Ron Jackson purchased in Powell, Wyoming from Dusty Franklin. We didn't know he was in Nadine's book until 2012.  As of 2013, Rico is semi-retired and lives in Louisa County, Va and Bo lives in northern virginia but we still have Tinker.  She is Jo's prize mare with many many trail miles and makes a gorgeous baby with our stallion Bomber.  In the years since, most of our fox trotters were brought in from Wyoming.   In 2008, after looking long and hard for that perfect stallion -  we bought  "The Manhatten Project" aka "Bomber". We wanted a family horse with smooth gaits, calm disposition, superior confirmation, beautiful head and a proven producer.  We found Bomber has exceeded our expectations.  He has been bred to non-fox trotter mares and the foals can fox trot.  
 
   Missouri Fox Trotters have the temperament and attitude that you want in a good trail horse.   They are sure footed and smooth gaited.   We do a lot of trail riding and we enjoy the mountains "on a fox trotter" most of all.   We have many fox trotter friends  - See Photos on Friends & Past Fox Trotters page.  Spending time on the trails is the best therapy when it comes to stress in our busy lives.   Jo spends a lot of time talking to newcomers to the gaited world.  Matching the right person to the right horse, is a good feeling. 
 
   Saddle One Farm moved from Albemarle County, VA.  to Augusta County, VA.  in 2007.  We are located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains at approximately mile post 11 of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  You can see our red barn roof from "Raven's Roost"  and "Greenstone" overlooks on the parkway.  We moved to be near the George Washington National Forest which is a vast area with many miles of trails.
 
   Having Bomber provides the opportunity to breed and raise our own.  Check him out on the "stallion" page.   He has the bloodlines, the physical attributes, smooth gaits,  and beauty that we look for in a fox trotter.  Most importantly, Bomber has a  wonderful disposition that he passes to his foals.    Our goal is to breed a few quality fox trotters to bring more to Virginia.   
 
    We appreciate your visit to our web site.  If you have any questions or need any additional information, please send us an email. 
 
   Happy Trails to you!!         
       Mike & Jo

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   SOFIA ON BOMBER

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MIKE ON BOMBER

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  RON RICO - PICTURE TAKEN IN CALGARY CANADA -   IN NADINE'S  BOOK FOX TROT TRACKINGS TOO
  

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Fleetwood Trailride in Nelson County, VA.  Jo on Romeo and Mike on Yankee.   We ended up on the front page of Nelson County Life Newspaper the following year to advertise the Trailride and didn't even know it!!

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   THE AMAZING RAINBOW THAT APPEARS ACROSS OUR FARM AFTER A SUMMER SHOWER

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    IN 2004 - BUNCH OF PALOMINOS - GOSPEL, SMOKY, CHINA AND YANKEE  ARRIVED   FROM WYOMING ALONG WITH MOCHA - CHOCOLATE BUCKSKIN

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               Mikomi and the Blue Ridge Mtns - view from our living room in fall colors

Jo & Mike Payne
SADDLE ONE FARM
MISSOURI FOX TROTTERS
Near George Washington National Forest
2564 Mt. Torrey Rd
Lyndhurst, VA 22952
434 - 326 - 0334
EMAIL - "musxit@aol.com"

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