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12/17/2009

"THE SUN NEVER SHUTTS OFF"

The year 2009 draws to a close. The climate situation of our earth is worldwide in focus. It is necessary to lower the CO2 output worldwide if we wish to preserve this earth for future generations. The problem of global warming is known for quite some time. The experts and politicians are meeting...
11/26/2009

THE GOAL IS REACHED

The Miller-Ranch hosted the AFTA – Arizona Missouri Fox Trotter Association; they had invited to a seminar with Pat Aubuchon from Missouri....
11/11/2009

FROM THE HOLY LAND TO THE LAND OF THE NAVAJOS

In 1992 the Miller-Ranch visited the Monument Valley for the first time with their Fox Trotting Horses that is now 17 years ago. We needed a guide. Nesswood was recommend to us by his uncle Ad Black. Ad was operating a Stable and offered horseback riding into the Monument Valley. ...
10/26/2009

„FOXTROTTING TO SUPAI“

The ride with the Fox Trotting Horses of the Miller-Ranch into the Grand Canyon to the Havasupai Indians is always a highlight since a few years. Last year, during the monsoon season, the little village of the Havasupai in the Canyon was flooded. All 450 inhabitants had to be evacuated. The camping...
09/19/2009

Foxtrotting in AVA 2009

The Town of Ava, with 2000 inhabitants, was again, as every year during the first week in September, the meeting point for the Missouri Fox Trotting Horses from many States of the US and this time also for 11 members of the EMFTHA from Germany. During this week there is a lot of activity in the...
08/29/2009

Foxtrotting in Arizona

Everything started around Christmas 2008. When I was presented a huge red suitcase, I should have wondered. I couldn´t believe that this was a confirmation for a long trip. But finally it happened. Almost 5 years after my first visit to the Miller-Ranch, I would come back. July 11, 2009 was the...
07/20/2009

FALLING IN LOVE WITH A HORSE

It was love on first sight, it cannot be described otherwise, when Pia saw “Mo. Travis Lauretta M.R.” for the first time. She was immediately captivated by this mare. It was New Year’s Eve 2008 when the Miller-Ranch got a surprise telephone call from Pia and Ralf. They asked whether they could...
06/28/2009

“Yes, I can” – 6 months as a trainee at the Miller-Ranch

The first contact came as usual through the Internet. Theresa was already familiar with the Fox Trotters. She had the opportunity during the past 5 years to ride them many times at a friends´s stable in Austria. The Miller-Ranch was known to Theresa from the Internet....
06/18/2009

It ´s a long way to the Futurity – 1240 miles

Covering a distance from Berlin to Malaga for just one tournament? What is a long journey in Europe, which many would not expect their horses to endure, is daily routine in the USA. The Miller-Ranch has 1240 miles or 2008 km from Arizona to Ava, Mo, the participants from California have to add...
04/06/2009

First Time, First Place

First Sonja Matthaei had an idea, then it became reality, when she discovered in the Internet, what met her dream conception best. It was a horse ranch in Arizona, the Miller-Ranch. At that time Sonja knew Missouri Fox Trotting horses only from reports in magazines and from the information she got...
02/22/2009

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE...

The Miller-Ranch now exists for 18 years. During this time very good and also some exceptional horses were shipped to Europe by the Miller-Ranch. It started with “Southern Dixi”, which today is owned by Günther Littwins in Spain. 1996 she became European Champion of Champions of the 1st Missouri...
02/01/2009

THE MIND IS IN CONTROL OF THE LEGS

The Miller-Ranch is training only Missouri Fox Trotters. Gaited horses are very different, the only thing gaited horses have in common is the 4-beat. The Missouri Fox Trotters are closer to the AQH than to the Paso Finos or the Peruvian Pasos. Also the TWH are doing a Flatfoot Walk but it should...
01/09/2009

FOXTROTTER TRAINED TO CROSS THE GRAND CANYON

Civilization has changed many things in our life and we have to adopt new things out of this world constantly. Also for the horse much has changed, it has kept itself alive throughout the centuries by following his flight instinct. In that moment, when humans discovered the horse can be trained to...
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