Hello. We are the Turan Family. We are new to the Hustonville, KY area. We hail from Comer, GA, about 20 miles north of Athens, GA, home of the UGA Bulldogs. My husband met me for the first time while I was horse back. I had come to his garage carrying a couple of pheasants across my saddle horn, combining two things I love, hunting and horses. Since then he has indulged my love of horses by helping me at barns, and going to most of the shows and rodeos I have gone to in the last 20 years.
I have had a love affair with horses since I knew what they were. Begged for a horse as soon as I could talk. I was 15 when I finally got my horse. She was a 3 year old grade quarter horse that it took 4-5 men to saddle when I went to try her out. She was a pretty little palomino that was built just right to me. My Dad had major reservations! I would come home and work her every day. We would then go to the playdays and run in eight events. We showed two shows before show season was over for the winter. We finished our first full show season as Champion Poles and Reserve Champion Barrels. We finished either champion or reserve champion in the other 6 events, to finish out the year as Reserve Champions, 2 points behind the All Round Champion. We were also Rookie of the year team and Rookie of the year Rider. I started training horses for other people then. Then someone ran a stop sign and all but ended my riding ambitions. My left hand was paralized and I had limited use of my left arm. Dr's told me my riding days were over! I proved them wrong after two major surgeries I was back on a horse but this time in GA. Due to family issues I showed limitedly for the next few years earning $20,000+ in barrel earnings. I continued to train horses for others and myself, selling a few here and there. Starting a family and then other health issues, none due to horses, sidelined me again. After several more surgeries and Dr.s telling me again that I wouldn't ride. I am back in the saddle and training again. I hope to compete this summer. Quiter's never win and Winner's never Quit. I will never quit doing what I love to do most and that is working with horses. I love to see a horse that knows nothing and turn that horse in to a willing responsive partner that is a joy to work with. I have incorporated Clinton Anderson's methods in to my program. He has made me understand what I have been doing and why I was doing it even before I knew who he was. And has added to my knowledge and made things even easier for me to work with horses. I am not a clinician, I am a horse trainer who works with horses and then with there owners, if needed, to help them get on the right track.
We are getting a fresh start in KY. A house fire and health issues have kept us from pursuing our training and breeding dreams for the last 5 years or so. We have purchased a 53 acre farm in the Bluegrass area of KY and plans are to develop it into one of the finest Quarter Horse farms in the state specializing in Barrel/Pole Bending, and Reining horses.
We will be offering training to a few outside horses a year ($450/mth) and will work on training our own horses, of which there will be a few select ones offered for sale each year as well as weanlings, and yearlings we've selectively bred. We take the best bloodlines available in both of our specialties for our breeding program. You will purchase well bred horses that are bred to be champions in their respective disiplines. If we do not have what you are looking for we can find it. Our horse's pricing starts at $3500.00 and goes up from there. In todays economy We know you can find cheaper horses but you will not find these bloodlines at these prices easily.
We have three stallions for your breeding needs. Duckin Fire who is by Firewater Flit out of a Duck Dance, Double Bid and Go Man Go mare. This horse is my Dream come true. We have had "Gunnie" for a couple of years and have stood him to a limited book of mares. He is throwing big boned, correct conformation, sweet and kind foals. They also have speed to burn. He is producing 97% color. He is also APHA approved. We have now nominated him to several incentives. And he is on the FF waiting list.
And a reining bred stud, Coronas Topsail Glo, aka "Cowboy". He is a royally bred reining horse with Topsail Cody, Corona Cody, Smart Chic Olena, Bueno Chex, Flit Bar, Doc Solano bred. He has been started and will be barrel futuritied in 2015 and will be working to qualify in reining for the AQHA World show.
We are introducing our youngest stallion Packin Sugared Sixes to our breeding program this year, 2014. He will be standing to a very limited book of mares. He is a very well bred stallion with these great stallions ON his papers; Packin Sixes, Sugar Bars, Easy Jet and Streakin Six.
Please feel free to email us at [email protected] to help you with all your needs and we look forward to hearing from you soon.