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L-A Ranch

Registered Friesians, Percherons, Austrian Norikers and Sport Horses. 

The Largest Austrian Noriker breeder in the USA

Registered AKC Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Exceptional horses for exceptional people

Discover the pleasure of driving horse and buggy

, just wanted to let you know that I am still crazy in love with the Gelding I bought from

you in April.If you ever need anyone in Central Texas to give testimony to the quality of

horsesyou have I will be more than willing to. Heck if they want to come see Stryder they can.

Thank youor bringing the two of us together. We need to come spend some time with you and

have you teach me to drive.

From: pamela jordon <[email protected]>

To: [email protected]

Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:06 PM

Subject: Fw: Slick, new horseFrom: pamela jordon <[email protected]> Subject: Slick, new horse Linda, these are the pictures I sent to everyone. Thanks again Linda. You are a God Send and so is"Ted" alias "Slick". Your kindness, patience, concern, knowledge, and honesty are greatly appreciated. If you ever need a reference, let us know . We are so excited and satisfied !!!!!!!!!!

Hey Everyone! Here is Matt and Pam Jordon's New horse. He's a Clydesdale/Standardbred cross. He's 15 hands tall and built like a rock. He's 11 or 12 years old . His name is Ted but Matt calls him "Slick". He really loves this horse. We got him from Texas Horse and Buggy in Gordonville, Texas. Linda who we got him from was wonderful. He drives and rides. She taught Matt how to drive and harness. We drove him again as soon as we got home. He was great!


Here are two short videos of the first trip my family took in my buggy and hooked up to Buddy. Just wanted to thank you for your help and you can add me to success stories. I would still like to make the trip north some day---John

John B. Hardin III

Vernon College

Dean of Student Services/Athletic Director

940-552-6291 x2250

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 7:22 PM

To: John Hardin; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]

Subject: Buggy ride


From: JEANNIE MARCHANT <[email protected]>

Subject: Re: Driving horses from Linda Allen

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 12:38 AM

Driving is a great way to share horse fun with family and friends. Can you think of another horse sport anyone can enjoy at any age?

I can only give Linda the best references. She has some very nice horses. If she doesn't have what you need she'll try and get it for you. Also she's not going to miss-match a horse and new owner just to sell something. Linda represented the horse I bought honestly. I'd call my horse suitable for an advanced beginner. My horse is a morgan/standardbred. She's fast but totally controllable and excellent with traffic. She's my mini-coupe convertible sports car. I had arabians in my younger day (I'm 58) so I like speed. She usually has horses for a complete novice, never saw a horse before folks. She'll put you with the right horse for your family or find it for you next time she goes shopping.

Linda gets her horses from the Amish. They are the U.S. driving experts :~) Most of her horses are older 7-13 years which is perfect cause they have road experience. This is something to consider when driving. I have Tennessee Walking horses but they are "trail" horses. They don't have the traffic/pulling experience of the Amish horses. This is why I purchased a mare from Linda instead of training one of my own.

I think her prices are more than fair for a seasoned driving horse when you consider the training, experience and hauling them to Texas. A training facility is going to charge $400 a month. You need two months training and you still have a "green" driving horse. For me it was a better choice to buy one that had "been there, done that" experience.

Gosh the next thing is the carriage. I have a wagonette so I can take passengers. Very Texas LOL. If I didn't have the wagon that "Bird in Hand" carriage Linda has would be mine! With buying carriages the running gear is what is important. (Any carpenter can fix a weak board, but the gears are hard to come by and special made) The Amish ones Linda gets aren't that old so the under carriages are in good shape. It's hard to find carriages around Texas that isn't antique stuff with rusty springs and gears. Ohio, Indiana and Missouri are some locations of the current manufacturers.

Linda is a real nice fun loving lady, you'll like her. Always got a smile on her face. She's close to Lake Texoma. I think you should take a mini-vacation and go test drive a few, kick a few hooves and see if you like one.



Subject: Re: mule "Buddy" Thank you for the picture!!!

To: "Linda Allen" <[email protected]>

Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 2:10 AM

So happy that the pictures went through. I really enjoy Buddy and having him to enjoy is really a blessing in my life. Our son in law,27, is fighting brain cancer and anytime we can get on our animals and just relax and enjoy God's beauty and wonders, is a blessing. I really believe God has given us horses and mules as a means of getting away and relax in a way we could not do any other way. Anyway, Buddy has found a good home with us and we love him. Thanks again Linda, and I hope you have a great time this week . Cathy


Linda here are a couple of pics. of Meagan in the parade she is a wonderful horse and she did everything u said she could do. Thanks a million

Ray Alaniz


Hi Linda.Just want to let you know Chip is doing great. Matt rides him everyday. He is a super horse for us. Peanut is doing good also. Last weekend we went to the trails, Matt was on Peanut and I rode Chip. We were gone about three hours and not one problem. Matt got up at 6:30 this morning and was gone till 10. Chip seems to be gaining weight pretty good. I'm feeding him 14% senior feed with a daily supplement and plenty of coastal. Matt groomed and clipped him and finished him off with a bath. which he really enjoyed. Thanks so much Linda.Dave


Hi Linda.

Peanut and Matt have become good buddies. He is working out great. Today Matt rode the trails for couple of hours. We roached his mane today without a problem. Sending some pics, I do have more and will send later. Just wondering if the leopard app gelding on Craigslist is yours. And would you be open to a trade. We have a 13 year old APHA registered mare. She is a big horse and I have a little trouble getting on her without a step. just let me know and I will give you a call. Thanks again for the great little mule.