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#1 YHFF Miniature Horses

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 07:53 PM

A few horses in my herd are Sweetwater horses or else they're parents are. Can anyone tell me where this farm is? I can't seem to find a website either. All I've figured out is that it's owned by a guy named Charles Penland and is the worlds biggest mini farm?? I'd like to find out more about their parentage .

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 07:58 PM

Yes, Charles Penland owned Sweetwater miniature horses. He is not active in the operation currently and I am not sure if his sons are still operating it or not. To my knowledge they do not have a website.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 08:11 PM

He is in jail and his wife MAry is disbursing what is left of the herd. She sends them to sales in lots of 30-40 at least that is what I heard from someone who knows the man that goes and gets them.

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 09:11 PM

I was recently at a Mini auction in New Holland,PA and there were 20+ mares sold from Sweetwater and man who brought them said he could get papers, but didn't have them at the time. There was no info on the mares&they looked at the teeth to determine age.So sad.They were really nice looking mares and Penland had some very good bloodlines at 1 time.They were selling in the $300-$ 400 range and the Amish were snatching them up.Look for lots of unregistered nice looking foals at the sale in 2006.It sure hurts the market.Maybe some of the buyers will harship those mares, but those good lines are lost forever.
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 10:06 PM

that is real sad. I know he bought some wonderful bloodlines that cost big $'s. Unfortunately it doesn't sound like we will ever see some of those horses again as the horse it really is/was. It seemed like his program was going bad 4 or 5 years ago when he was having those production sales. To bad our industry has lost some of these horses.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 10:41 AM

I thought he had passed away... unsure.gif

Edit: Nope, I sure was mistaken!

Edited by Hosscrazy, 26 September 2005 - 03:15 PM.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:11 PM

Does anyone know how to get ahold of anyone at the farm? I would be interested in possibly trying to purchase some mares!!

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 01:39 PM

QUOTE(lyn_j @ Sep 25 2005, 08:11 PM)
He is in jail and his wife MAry is disbursing what is left of the herd. She sends them to sales in lots of 30-40 at least that is what I heard from someone who knows the man that goes and gets them.

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 02:18 PM

boy, I'm sure glad our Sweetwater's EKS Queen is safe with us, along with her filly Sassy! (We bought Queen from a nice place, though!)

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Posted 26 September 2005 - 02:27 PM

How very sad...especially for his family...cannot imagine having a husband or Father like that. no.gif no.gif sad.gif

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