Hi Robin long time and long overdue on this letter, I know. I have had it partially written for a long time but very much wanted it to say exactly what I felt in my experience w/ you and buying the ponies.
Thank you for a wonderful and informative experience in buying our first miniature horses. You have a true gift of honesty, forthrightness, and a genuine gentle nature in making the best possible placement for your horses and vice versa for their new owners.
When the news came from my husband last June, that it was time for me to have the horse that I had always wanted (but could never have in years past), I was elated. I began searching every web site I could find, staying up to the wee hours of the night looking for just the right horse. I emailed several farms and had conversed with many owners about coming to see their babies. But when I stumbled across your website and found just the right pinto foal (Apache) and had also shared in your "Raised w/love, Sold w/ honesty" motto I just had to email you.
I was very up front in letting you know about my limited knowledge of horses, which you encouraged me and displaced any fears or uncertainties that I may have had. You took the time to answer any and all questions with great detail. At that time, we agreed on visiting your farm and seeing your precious little ones. That day came and we met face to face, you introduced my family & I to your herd and to what were to become two new members of our family. You were so very patient, informative, and open to all the naive questions that I had. Thank you!
Come to find out, you really do live up to your motto and were indeed "honest" and your horses are truly "raised with love". Apache and Blaze are beautiful and precious to us and you will be remembered in our hearts forever. I look forward to maybe adding to our family in the future and will be calling on you when that time comes. Sincerely, Kimberly Freeman & Family
I purchased a beautiful colt "Silver" from Robin and Karrel. As I was not able to pay the full amount, Robin and Karrel worked with me on a payment plan. They were very patient with me let me make the payment amount that suited me and my family. Robin was always very informative, offering me all possible information on Silver and sent me pictures of him as he changed with the seasons and clippings. She also sent me pictures of his lineage.
Robin and Karrel then went out of their way to help me get my little colt. Karrel drove over 2 hours to deliver Silver to me and then waited all day in the heat for us as we were stranded on the HWY with a flat tire. Much to our relief, Karrel was there and patiently waiting when we finally arrived.
Much to my surprise, Silver is much more beautiful in person than the pictures portrayed. I will definitely do buisness with Robin and Karrel again. Robin loves her horses very much and it shows in everything she does to assist them in finding good homes. Thank you Robin and Karrel, I look forward to purchasing from you again in the future.
RC's Tiny Delites Miniature Horse Farm, Topeka Kansas
This year ( 2005 ) I purchased a wonderful little colt from Robin based only on some internet photos and much correspondence with Robin. I want everyone to know that other than a few purchases from some big name catalogs, I have never purchased anything over the internet, much less a living, breathing animal. Robin's emails were very through, and at no time did she every really try to SELL the horse to me. She only guided me in making a good decision. I look forward to future correspondences with her ( she knows more about minis than I ever will ), her friendship, and hopefully another sweet little horse.
I met Robin online in February of 2002. I had 3 horses shipped to me and when the transporter got there, there was one horse left to be delivered to a nearby town. He was the most beautiful boy, all decked out in his winter attire!! He had this certain charm...he'd curl his lip up to say hi!! I remember commenting on how cute he was to the transporters. I met Robin after I saw where this boy (that Robin sold) was being re-sold the day he arrived at his new home and she was very upset about it. I wrote to her and told her I'd seen her boy the day before on the trailer and I told her how awesome I thought he was. The rest as they say, is history!! Our friendship was immediate and has only grown stronger each day!!
Over the past (almost) 2 years, I've learned a lot about people. There are those that you regard as 'acquaintances', those you even venture to say are friends...then there are people like Robin. Robin has been the most wonderful friend to me. She has taught me so very much about these little horses. She's helped me to learn to correctly critique conformation, what to look for in pedigrees and her wealth of information on foaling has been a very valuable asset to me.
I finally got to meet Robin and her sweet husband Karrel in September of this year (2003). I went there to visit her and pick up a colt I was buying from her. I was able to interact with her herd of gorgeous horses, all of them sweet and animated. I was able to bring home a gorgeous TINY little line back dun colt by her handsome stallion Little Bran and out of her pretty black pinto mare Bebe. He was everything Robin had told me he was! Robin showed me both parents, including their bites and legs and critiqued Buck's overall conformation. After looking at his siblings and sizing up the benefits of having such a small balanced horse as a herd sire, I scooped Buck up and brought him home. I am thrilled with him! I am monitoring this colt as he grows (as with any horse that will be used in my breeding program) and feel confident that at maturity this boy will be every bit as striking as his sire and his sire's sire.
What I appreciated most about Robin (aside from our friendship) is that she was honest with me about things that many people wouldn't have disclosed, no matter how minor. She gave me the information I needed to make an educated decision in regards to buying Buck and I am totally happy with my decision. As I told Robin I would have made off with several of her mares too if she would have allowed it, they truly are beautiful horses!! It was great seeing a breeder that truely Loves her horses.
Thank you Robin and Karrel for entrusting us with your precious little colt. He will have a happy healthy live here with us and we look forward to more visits with you and your beautiful herd!!!
Kim Voyce DakotahMoonMinis@aol.com www.DakotahMoonRanch.com
I have to tell you - I am so very much in love with King and Jess. They have completely stolen my heart and are everything I ever wanted or hoped for. They are both wonderful. They trailered well and by the end of the trip, they were loading like they had been doing it all thier life. I'm sorry for not writing sooner - but I have been so caught up in getting to know them and loving them. They are exactly what I saw on your website and better - I never expected the absolutely perfect dispositions. I think that is the most surprising thing about this experience - I had no idea how charming all your horses were. To stand in amoung 3 or 4 horses that I had never met and be greeted so lovingly by them was a pleasant surprise. I guess I expected them to be healthy - which they were - but that they were so gentle and personable was a true treat. You can't show that on a website! All the people we encountered on the trip from Oklahoma to Virginia - and that was quite a few - all commented on how beautiful and friendly Jess and King are. They are happy and healthy and I love to watch them play. It was a dream come true for me and I want to Thank you for making it possible. And for putting up with me for those loooong weeks until I could get there to pick them up. I was so impatient - but it was worth it!!!
-Shan and Lee
December 3, 2003
As a recent purchaser of two ROKO mares, I wish to take this opportunity to say how very pleased I am. Buying horses long distance can be a frustrating and disappointing experience, but in buying from Robin we are so happy with our purchases, that we have already sent a deposit on a ROKO foal from next year's crop! Robin and her husband Karrel, truly went the extra mile to give us all possible information, many pictures, and then to make sure that the long journey, and all the cross border paperwork went smoothly.
When our girls arrived from Oklahoma and stepped off the trailer, we were thrilled. They are everything Robin said they were, and are so incredibly sweet and friendly. They both arrived in excellent health.
Robin is very honest, and such a caring person. I am also very proud to say, that she has become a wonderful friend!
Treherne Farm Miniature Horses
Trout Creek, Ontario, Canada
Hi Robin and Karrel,
First of all I want to thank you for going the extra mile and driving half the night to deliver Joanie. Second, I have to say, she is much nicer than I expected. It's always hard to tell exactly what you are getting from pictures. Sometimes it's better, but most of the time, it's not. Joanie looked nice in her pictures, but she is gorgeous in person. You said she was one of your favorites, and I know she will be one of mine - and I think you know I am very picky about my mares. Joanie is an absolutely beautiful mare and she will fit perfectly in my breeding program. She's got a home with me. Thank you so much for letting her move to Louisiana.
Christy D'Armond D'Armonds Littlest Angels
I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ALL READY LOVE PEPPER !!!! PEPPER IS THE MOST WONDERFUL HORSE! I DIDNT THINK ANY HORSE COULD TIE WITH MY LOVE OF MY 17 YEAR OLD STALLION, BUT PEPPER IS CLOSE ! WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH HIM AND WE WERE HONEST WITH US IN EVERY WAY. WE LIKE YOUR SLOGAN - RAISED WITH LOVE, SOLD WITH HONESTY. THAT IS SURE TRUE. I CANT WAIT TO SEE SOME OF HIS FOALS HE GIVES US !
THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH US AND BEING UP FRONT WITH US AND HONEST. HIS HEIGHT WAS WHAT YOU SAID IT WAS. IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT DO SAY IT LIKE IT IS, AND NOT JUST OUT TO SELL A HORSE. THANK YOU AGAIN!
KEVIN, CHERIE,& BOYS of DRAY'S MINIATURE HORSES WISCONSIN.
Hi All! I purchased a gelding from Robin in July 2004. He is going to be my drivng gelding. Robin presented this horse to me by way of an ad on a mini horse site.
She sent me lots of pictures and was very honest about this horse. I bought him sight unseen and I couldn't be more pleased! He was exactly as she described. In fact, I think he is MUCH better than she described. It was a very smooth transaction from start to finish and next time I am in the market for a horse, Robin will be the first one I call. Thanks, Robin, you have one very satisfied customer!!
Update: April 27, 2005
Hope you will remember me. I bought a pinto gelding from you about 1 ˝ years ago. His name is King. Well, anyway, I just wanted to tell you how good he is doing! I took him to the AMHR show at Purcell last weekend and he did great! I showed him in driving and halter plus Davie Killman’s granddaughter showed him in halter and driving too! He is a fantastic little horse and I couldn’t be more pleased with him. Thank you so much for allowing me to purchase him; I am one happy customer!!
ROSES MINI ACRES, MICHIGAN
Feb 16 2005
I BOUGHT 4 BEAUTIFUL LITTLE MARES FROM ROBIN AND I LOVE THEM VERY MUCH THEY ARE JUST WHAT I WAS WANTING AND THEIR PICTURES DID NO JUSTICE THEY ARE SWEET LOVING LITTLE MARES AND I WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE MORE MARES LATER FROM ROBIN.
(2006) I recently purchased two colts from Robin and Karrel and as promised all
details concerning the sale were carried out exactly as we had agreed. Both colts were as described, very
correct conformation and nice dispositions. I am enjoying them both and look forward to using them in my
breeding program! It was great working with Robin and meeting Karrel when he met me for delivery. Thanks
to both Robin & Karrel for making this a very nice and easy purchase of these two nice little boys!
Pineridge Miniature Horses
2007 Robin and Karrel--
I have known Robin for about 5 years. Art and I have always admired her horses and her foals. She is truly blessed with her herd. We have kidded back and forth about maybe a foal or two coming to live with our family of miniatures forever it seems. Art has had his eye on one foal in particular since she was born. A Lotto/Bond Snippet filly. Art has always wanted a "tiny" miniature horse to be his " pocket buddy" go where he goes and curl up in front of the fireplace in the winter with the two of us, to be part of our family. This filly was the one! Out of the blue, Robin emailed me and asked if I would like to have her for Art for Christmas. I could not say yes fast enough! I never thought he would have this precious filly to call his own!!! Art stopped by Robin's a week later, and told me to call her and buy his dream girl, I tried to put him off till Christmas, but he wanted her now, so Robin got things rolling for her to come home with us the next weekend. This is the first of many more that we will purchase from Robin and Karrel. We have watched a lot of her foals grow from babies to spectacular mares, geldings and stallions. Art and I have been in horses most of our lives, and have seen horses priced much higher, but none more beautiful. Her horses are worthy of the asking price, in our opinion a steal! Again, Robin and Karrel thank you for entrusting one of your precious foals to us, "Cricket" has a forever home with Art and I.
Theresa, Rockin R Ranch
Robin~ Thank you so much for allowing me to purchase little ROKO Maine Pride of Lotto. She is such a beautiful, sweet girl and I love her very much. I'd also like to take the time to thank you for making the sale as easy as you possibly could for me. You didn't have to offer me payment options, but you did. 2007 Usually it's fairly stressful trying to buy a horse long distance, but you took the worry right out of it with all the pictures I asked for and frequent updates on how she was doing.
You really are sweet people and I thank you for allowing me to be the FIRST to own a Lotto filly. She's everything I wanted and more.
Jodi Sleeper, Maine Pride Miniature Horses