SFASU Equine Center

SFASU Equine Center The SFASU Equine Center is part of the College of Forestry and Agriculture, and is located in Nacogdoches, Texas. The SFSU Equine Center offers stall, pen, and pasture boarding options.

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In the equine breeding season, those involved in equine reproduction make no plans. Nothing is scheduled unless it can b...
04/29/2021

In the equine breeding season, those involved in equine reproduction make no plans. Nothing is scheduled unless it can be cancelled or you have someone that can cover for you. We work together as a team. These are the sacrifices we make in order to breed and foal broodmares.
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The reality is that a mare cares absolutely nothing about your schedule or plans. She will usually pick the most inconvenient time to decide she is ready to breed. She will wait until the coldest night or the middle of a thunderstorm to foal. If you take your breeding serious and do it correctly, it takes dedication and sometimes that means having to forego entering into a show or turning down a trip you had planned. This may include a midnight trip to Shreveport to pick up a counter-to-counter shipment. This may mean you have to make a spontaneous trip to the stallion station in Granbury and back to breed a mare. We dedicate 4 months of our life 24/7 to this business of breeding and foaling mares. We miss out on a lot and we put in a lot of hours scanning and mapping ovaries, but it is for something that we believe in.
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We believe in providing the opportunity for our students to learn about and gain real experience in equine reproduction. We want them to experience the excitement of scanning an o***y. Of seeing a tiny heart beat on the screen. Watching a newborn foal finally successfully stand on wobbly legs. It is not for the faint of heart, yet it is rewarding. The reward is watching the student successes and the foals racing across the pasture. We believe in the futures of both our foals and our students at SFASU. 💜

In the equine breeding season, those involved in equine reproduction make no plans. Nothing is scheduled unless it can be cancelled or you have someone that can cover for you. We work together as a team. These are the sacrifices we make in order to breed and foal broodmares.
📦
The reality is that a mare cares absolutely nothing about your schedule or plans. She will usually pick the most inconvenient time to decide she is ready to breed. She will wait until the coldest night or the middle of a thunderstorm to foal. If you take your breeding serious and do it correctly, it takes dedication and sometimes that means having to forego entering into a show or turning down a trip you had planned. This may include a midnight trip to Shreveport to pick up a counter-to-counter shipment. This may mean you have to make a spontaneous trip to the stallion station in Granbury and back to breed a mare. We dedicate 4 months of our life 24/7 to this business of breeding and foaling mares. We miss out on a lot and we put in a lot of hours scanning and mapping ovaries, but it is for something that we believe in.
📦
We believe in providing the opportunity for our students to learn about and gain real experience in equine reproduction. We want them to experience the excitement of scanning an o***y. Of seeing a tiny heart beat on the screen. Watching a newborn foal finally successfully stand on wobbly legs. It is not for the faint of heart, yet it is rewarding. The reward is watching the student successes and the foals racing across the pasture. We believe in the futures of both our foals and our students at SFASU. 💜

Mares are keeping the Equine Reproduction & Foaling class busy as they welcomed our third 2021 foal last night under the...
04/23/2021

Mares are keeping the Equine Reproduction & Foaling class busy as they welcomed our third 2021 foal last night under the guidance of Cassie and assistance of Renee. Dot gave us the sweetest palomino c**t by Dun It In Platinum. A huge thank you to Forzani Performance Horses for supporting our equine breeding program.

Update: This beautiful c**t has been sold and will join his new owner at weaning.

04/22/2021

Meet Charlie, our newest member of the Lumberjack family. He is already loved by many. ☀️

The Equine Reproduction & Foaling class welcomed our second 2021 foal last night under the guidance of Cassie and assist...
04/22/2021

The Equine Reproduction & Foaling class welcomed our second 2021 foal last night under the guidance of Cassie and assistance of Renee and Vianey. Tracey gave us a beautiful sorrel c**t by Brenna’s Golden Dunit. This c**t has already been sold and will be joining his new owner at weaning.

‘A straw of grass grows one tiny bit at a time and so should you.’ - V.R.
04/13/2021

‘A straw of grass grows one tiny bit at a time and so should you.’ - V.R.

‘A straw of grass grows one tiny bit at a time and so should you.’ - V.R.

The Equine Reproduction & Foaling class welcomed our first 2021 foal last night under the guidance of Cassie and assista...
04/09/2021

The Equine Reproduction & Foaling class welcomed our first 2021 foal last night under the guidance of Cassie and assistance of Renee and Heather. Holly gave us a beautiful cremello filly by Wimpy McClain. This filly has already been sold and will be going to her new home at weaning.

The SFASU Equine Center is offering riding lessons! Lessons can be in English or Western riding styles and are provided ...
04/07/2021

The SFASU Equine Center is offering riding lessons! Lessons can be in English or Western riding styles and are provided for ages 4 and up. Send a PM if you would like more information or to contact our lesson instructors.

The SFASU Equine Center is offering riding lessons! Lessons can be in English or Western riding styles and are provided for ages 4 and up. Send a PM if you would like more information or to contact our lesson instructors.

We are pleased to announce that RC (Fancy Little Catstep) is expecting a 2021 foal by Matt Dillon Dun It.  Matt Dillon D...
04/06/2021

We are pleased to announce that RC (Fancy Little Catstep) is expecting a 2021 foal by Matt Dillon Dun It. Matt Dillon Dun It is Victor Cattle Company’s AQHA World Champion Senior Working Cowhorse. He is the only son of Hollywood Dun It to win money in the Reining, Cowhorse, and Cutting arenas. He additionally is the #2 All-Time Leading Money-Earning son of Hollywood Dun It. Matt Dillon Dun It has numerous accomplishments including: 2005 AQHA World Champion Senior Working Cow Horse; USEF Open Champion at the NRHA Derby; 3rd, NRBC Open Derby; FEI CRI World Reining Masters Champion, bringing home the Gold for the United States; NRCHA Worlds Richest Stock Horse RCH Open Reserve Champion; Reserve Champion of the NSHA World’s Richest Stockhorse Competition; Western States Horse Expo Magnificent 7 Reserve Champion; finalist NRHA Open, Intermediate Open & Limited Open Futurity; CA Reining Challenge 3-Year-Old Open Futurity Champion; Top-Ten, NRCHA Worlds Greatest Horseman; and a Superior in Reining. He has Lifetime Earnings of $168,983 & (82+) AQHA Open Performance points.

Matt Dillon Dun It is sired by the great Hollywood Dun It. NRHA Hall of Fame; NRHA Open Derby Champion, and NRHA’s #2 All-Time Leading Sire. His pedigree is equally important on the dam’s side, Rosalie Dillon. She goes back to King Fritz, Doc Bar, and J***y Tivio, all close up.

Matt Dillon Dun It has sired money earners in NRHA, NRCHA and NCHA events. As of January 1, 2018, his offspring have earned AQHA Incentive Earnings of $4,185.72, NRHA Earnings of: $40,690.18, NRCHA Earnings of: $34,781.62, and AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Earnings of: $2,960. His first foals to show include Smart Little Dillon ($7,107: split 3rd, 2010 SW RCH Kalpowar Open Futurity; SW RCH Circle Y Derby $5,000 Novice Horse Open Reserve Champion; 11 AQHA Open points: ROM), Dillons Skarlet Chic ($5,755: 2010 CO State Fair RCH Amateur & Non-Pro Futurity Champion), Dillons Dun Didit ($2,740: top 10, Congress Non-Pro Reining Stakes), This Chics A Dunit ($2,666: 5th, 2010 FEI World Open Reining Team), Nic Dun It ($2,105: top 10, Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Open Stallion Stakes Futurity), Seven S Party Girl (2011 E. Coast RCH Classic Limited Open Futurity Champion), Mr Dillon Dun It (finalist, 2010 Smoky Mountain Limited Open Reining Futurity), Chillin With Dillon (14.5 AQHA Open & Amateur points: Open ROM), and the list goes on.

Our students will be waiting and anticipating 2021 foal watch for RC. This foal will be available. If you are interested in this or any other 2021 foals, please PM the SFASU Equine Center for more information.

Purina has released a new supplement formulated for chestnut mares today!
04/01/2021

Purina has released a new supplement formulated for chestnut mares today!

NEW: Purina® Chestnut Mare Supplement!

Through extensive research on ginger horse behavior, we’ve found this supplement helps alleviate symptoms such as:
· The mare stare
· Pinning ears at barn mates
· Squealing at inferiors (most other horses)

Disclaimer: Temperamental traits will be alleviated, but your chestnut mare will still have your heart.

Available today only! #AprilFools

03/30/2021
03/20/2021

Intermediate Horsemanship took their arena skills and applied it to new obstacles. They have shown that nothing stands in there way!

We are pleased to announce that Dot (Shes Got A Dot) is expecting a 2021 foal by Dun It In Platinum! This breeding was m...
02/25/2021
Dun It In Platinum: 2006 Cremello AQHA Stallion

We are pleased to announce that Dot (Shes Got A Dot) is expecting a 2021 foal by Dun It In Platinum! This breeding was made possible by Debbie Forzani of Forzani Performance Horses. Dun It In Platnium is one of the very few cremello sons of Hollywood Dun It. Hollywood Dun It is a NRHA $6 million sire. Hollywood Dun It’s legacy continues through his talented offspring, with their distinct “Dun It” demeanor and astounding athletic ability.

Dun It In Platinum (Hollywood Dun It x Aleobitofbar)
2006 Cremello Stallion (ee AA CrCr D/d G/g)
5 Panel N/N + OLWS N/N

Our students will be waiting and anticipating 2021 foal watch for Dot. This foal will be available. If you are interested in this or any other 2021 foals, please PM the SFASU Equine Center for more information.

Dun It In Platinum is a 2006 cremello AQHA stallion and one of the very few sons of Hollywood Dun It currently standing at stud. His sire’s prevalence in the...

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our 2021 foals! We will begin posting foaling updates as our new arrivals mak...
02/25/2021

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our 2021 foals! We will begin posting foaling updates as our new arrivals make their grand appearance.

We are pleased to announce that Tracey (Chips Chocolate Image) is expecting a 2021 foal by Brennas Golden Dunit! This breeding was made possible by Justine Rivard of Remedy Ranch. Brennas Golden Dunit or "Goldie" is known for siring quiet minded offspring, that are easily trained/maintained/started by Non Pro’s/Amateurs/Youths. They are also known to have a wonderful, kind disposition that makes them easy to handle and be around. These are the types of horses that love to please. Goldie’s offspring make wonderful show horses and also offer diversity to the program. Offspring by Goldie have been excelling in events such as: Reining, Roping, Ranch Sorting, Barrels, Poles, Ranch Riding, Ranch Horse Trail, etc. His foals are known to be smooth, liquid movers with a natural low head set.

Brennas Golden Dunit (Hollywood Dun It x Be Aechs Brenna)
LTE: $39,602 | PE: $83,000+
-5 Panel N/N + LWO N/N
-AQHA Superior Reining
-NRBC FEI Silver Medalist
-NRHA Futurity $10,000 Open Reining Champion
-AQHA World Senior Reining-Top 10
-AQHA Congress NRHA Open Champion
-Tulsa Reining Classic $7,500 Open Champion
-NRHA Derby $4,000 Added Open Champion
-Denver Stock Show AQHA Sr Reining Champion

Our students will be waiting and anticipating 2021 foal watch for Tracey. This foal will be available. If you are interested in this or any other 2021 foals, please PM the SFASU Equine Center for more information.

As things are returning to ‘normal’ after the extreme winter weather of last week, we should all take a moment to highli...
02/23/2021

As things are returning to ‘normal’ after the extreme winter weather of last week, we should all take a moment to highlight the outstanding hardworking and dedication of the Equine Center Supervisor, Cassie, and her hardy crew of student workers: Kaylee, Taylor, and Renee, as well as Cobey & Sarah Hendry, Bradyn, Shelby, and Kira that volunteered to help. These individuals deserve the praise and recognition for their performance during the winter weather, due to which the Equine Center came out unscathed. All of the 64 horses on the property received excellent care and attention by the crew. The facility did lose power and water, but now those services have been fully restored.

In the words of Dr. Bullard: “..your staff have proven that ‘A-Team’ means Ag Team.”

We are truly blessed to have an amazing team, crew, and family at the Walter Todd Agricultural Research Center that works together to manage the animals and their designated facilities.

02/16/2021

❄️ Due to inclement weather, the SFASU Equine Center will remain closed until Saturday 2/20/21 and will reopen with normal operations on Saturday 2/20/21 at 7:30 am, unless conditions do not improve. Only essential personnel will be at the facility to care for the horses at the facility during the mornings and afternoons until Saturday.🧊

02/14/2021

❄️ Due to inclement weather, the SFASU Equine Center will be closed tomorrow, Monday 2/15/21 and will reopen with normal operations on Tuesday 2/16/21 at 7:30 am, unless conditions do not improve. Only essential personnel will be at the facility to care for the horses at the facility during the morning and afternoon on Monday. ❄️

When weather conditions pose a significant threat to the safety of our students, faculty and staff, SFASU Equine Center will be closed, except for essential faculty and staff.

As Deep East Texas prepares for another winter storm and polar vortex, I wanted to provide horse owners with some tips f...
02/13/2021

As Deep East Texas prepares for another winter storm and polar vortex, I wanted to provide horse owners with some tips for preparing for this historic cold weather when winter preparation supplies are in short supply or unavailable in local stores in East Texas.

• Provide horses with extra hay. Heat is produced through the digestion of fiber and can be useful in helping a horse maintain body temperature in cold winter weather. Thus, digestion of hay will result in the release of more heat than feed or grain.

• Horses need to drink water! An easy way to ensure your horse is consuming enough water is by simply top dressing the daily feed with table salt or loose salt (labeled for horses). Salt can be added at a rate of 1 to 2 tablespoons per day to encourage water consumption during cold weather.

•Ensure water buckets and troughs are free from ice. You may have to bust the ice and remove the ice chunks in troughs. You can add hot/warm water to iced buckets to increase the water temperature or switch out frozen buckets for thawed buckets. Horses may eagerly drink warm water when provided.

• Ensure water pipes are insulated, hoses are disconnected from hydrants or faucets, and exterior faucets are covered. Water hoses may freeze and need to be brought indoors. Disconnect hoses from frost-free hydrants to allow water to drain unground to prevent freezing. Water pipes can be insulated with black foam pipe insulation or with pool noodles (when pipe insulation is not available). Heat tape kits can be installed to provide warmth to pipes.

• Locks and latches may freeze or become coated in ice. Spray locks with WD-40 to prevent ice from coating locks. If locks become frozen, heat the lock with a lighter at the key hole to warm the lock and thaw the internal components, then unlock the lock with gloved hands, as lock may still be hot and could cause burns.

•Blanket clipped, senior, and underweight horses first to help them regulate body temperature, if possible. Mature horses are able provide the body heat that they need, unless clipped. Provide shelter from the wind if possible or a wind break. Temporary wind breaks can be constructed from tarps or a a few round bales.

• Storage of medications, topical sprays, and other grooming supplies in exposed areas trailers may allow them to freeze and may permanently damage the products. Check the manufacturer label for recommended storage temperatures and bring products indoors that may be vulnerable to freezing.

If you have a recommendation to add to my list, please drop your tip in a comment below.

If you have any questions or need recommendations specific to your situation, horses, or barn, please post a comment or PM for more information.

Stay safe and warm!

-Dr. Stephanie Jones

As Deep East Texas prepares for another winter storm and polar vortex, I wanted to provide horse owners with some tips for preparing for this historic cold weather when winter preparation supplies are in short supply or unavailable in local stores in East Texas.

• Provide horses with extra hay. Heat is produced through the digestion of fiber and can be useful in helping a horse maintain body temperature in cold winter weather. Thus, digestion of hay will result in the release of more heat than feed or grain.

• Horses need to drink water! An easy way to ensure your horse is consuming enough water is by simply top dressing the daily feed with table salt or loose salt (labeled for horses). Salt can be added at a rate of 1 to 2 tablespoons per day to encourage water consumption during cold weather.

•Ensure water buckets and troughs are free from ice. You may have to bust the ice and remove the ice chunks in troughs. You can add hot/warm water to iced buckets to increase the water temperature or switch out frozen buckets for thawed buckets. Horses may eagerly drink warm water when provided.

• Ensure water pipes are insulated, hoses are disconnected from hydrants or faucets, and exterior faucets are covered. Water hoses may freeze and need to be brought indoors. Disconnect hoses from frost-free hydrants to allow water to drain unground to prevent freezing. Water pipes can be insulated with black foam pipe insulation or with pool noodles (when pipe insulation is not available). Heat tape kits can be installed to provide warmth to pipes.

• Locks and latches may freeze or become coated in ice. Spray locks with WD-40 to prevent ice from coating locks. If locks become frozen, heat the lock with a lighter at the key hole to warm the lock and thaw the internal components, then unlock the lock with gloved hands, as lock may still be hot and could cause burns.

•Blanket clipped, senior, and underweight horses first to help them regulate body temperature, if possible. Mature horses are able provide the body heat that they need, unless clipped. Provide shelter from the wind if possible or a wind break. Temporary wind breaks can be constructed from tarps or a a few round bales.

• Storage of medications, topical sprays, and other grooming supplies in exposed areas trailers may allow them to freeze and may permanently damage the products. Check the manufacturer label for recommended storage temperatures and bring products indoors that may be vulnerable to freezing.

If you have a recommendation to add to my list, please drop your tip in a comment below.

If you have any questions or need recommendations specific to your situation, horses, or barn, please post a comment or PM for more information.

Stay safe and warm!

-Dr. Stephanie Jones

Address

256 County Road 123
Nacogdoches, TX
75965

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00
Thursday 08:00 - 18:00
Friday 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday 08:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(936) 468-6946

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