About Us at AK Paint Ranch
AK Paint Ranch is primarily dedicated to offering “Echo” for stud; for you, this means breeding your favorite mare with a resulting quality, correct foal with substance and wonderful demeanor.
As breeding manager, I focus on two goals –
1. your mare is cared for like she is one of our own
2. you are thrilled with your new foal!
I, like many, spent my favorite pastime growing up around horses. I began working with equine veterinarians at the age of nine. After completing my degree in Equine Science, Breeding Management, I managed an Arabian Horse Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, and then a Saddlebred Farm in Sussex, NJ, before returning to college to further my education.
I am one of those that hasn’t yet grown out of the “loving horses” stage. I recall telling my parents at the age of 33 that I wanted to invest in an acreage property for later years. My father said when I did, he would give me their last two mares, horse trailer, and tack.
Oh my - I placed my house in downtown Houston up for sale the next day and made the leap!
Thankfully, soon after, I met my husband, Kevin. Although not raised around horses, he is a natural. He would laugh in disbelief as he would be walking to the barn with me at midnight, 2am, 4am, and 6am to feed a newborn foal (unfortunately) rejected by its mother. Now Kevin is the one on the tractor, seeding the pastures, fixing the fences, and holding foals for halter breaking lessons!
Kevin and I looked at Diesel many times over the course of a year and purchased him when he was five years old. We are grateful to Jennifer and Chad Lepley, as they are credited for Diesel’s behavior and character as a stallion. We bred Diesel for 17 years before losing him in 2018, thinking we would never again have such a wonderful experience with another stallion.
Along comes Echo. Echo was born at AK Paint Ranch in 2014, out of Prissy Puddin and sired by BBF Dr Dixon aka Diesel. He was purchased unborn by Theresa Jenkins. She did an amazing job raising him for seven years; I am forever grateful she entrusted us to provide him a forever home in early 2021. We look forward to Echo producing you the foal of your dreams!
Our clients have become our friends. Please let us know how we can be of service.
Amy & Kevin