Station was established by Kandy Hall in 1989 in Oregon's
High Desert Country!
Farms maintains a herd of about 30-head of horses year
round. The numbers go up in the summer when we have visiting mares
in for breeding, and we train horses all year long for ourselves and
clients. Being a “Hands On Ranch”, we work with and handle horses
365 days a year from sun up and sometimes through the night!
I am very devoted to
horses, and have many years experience in managing all sorts of
equine needs, including vet and health care, and emergency layups
that have been referred by Harney County Vet Clinic.
With prior studies
in Animal Science, years of hands-on experience,
and Certified in Equine Reproduction, I am happy to help others
whenever needed. I have studied Equine Reproduction under some
of the best in the business, including Embryo Transfer/Reproduction
with Dr. Ed Squiers of Colorado State University!
I am also an
avid pedigree researcher, and have photos and history of
many old-time greats in the Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, and Arabian
Horse lineages. I love to do the research, and appreciate the horses
of the past that have given us what we're riding and breeding
I have lived extremely
remote all my life, and even after moving "to the States", have
continued living remotely. I have studied to become a Vet-Tech,
and with living so remote have had to take care of ALL of our own
vetting needs, having medications shipped out.
I have trimmed
& studied bare-foot horses. (This derived specifically from
family raising horses on the open range, and when we bring them in
to use and socialize, their feet are superb compared to some we've
seen that have had impeccable hoof-trimming/shoeing schedules all
I have spent many years
studying horses as a herd and as individuals and feel
I've come to understand them as a horse from a horse’s point of
view. This has been very beneficial to the training
Mike Hall (son) is a "hard-worker".
He was a huge part of Whinny Farms throughout his life, and is
currently available to help, but exercising his other talents in
welding and torch-work. He is a natural in the seat, and has such
talent with green colts. His help is always appreciated.
Katie Hall (daughter) was born for
horses & riding, & loves to train & ride ALL day!
(Even her cow is not safe from riding - she has to lay down to
escape being ridden!) Katie's favorite sport is anything
horse! (just like her mom!)
From English/Western, Hunter/Jumper, Extreme Trail (before it was
named that), Cutting and more! Katie is now trimming and
shoeing client horses as well as her own.
Home of the
"Foundation Education" training program.