Pelt Farm Began raising Spanish Colonial Horses in 1990 to help preserve this historic horse brought to America by the Spanish Conquistadors in the 15th and 16th century. This tough, beautiful horse had been acquired by the Indians and was used to improve their daily lives. The breed strain we are concentrating on at Pelt Farm is the Choctaw Strain, which also includes the Cherokee bloodlines. Pelt Farm participates in the CHOCTAW HORSE PRESERVATION PROGRAM, a part of the SOUTHWEST SPANISH MUSTANG ASSOCIATION which is dedicated to the preserving of the Choctaw and Cherokee horse.
These genetically valuable horses were saved as a distinct strain largely due to the efforts of Gilbert Jones, Bryant & Darlene Rickman, Jewell Whitmire, the Carters and others who admired these tough, beautiful, versatile little horses. Our Choctaw herd began in 1994 with the purchase of the stallion colt Choctaw War Eagle and the filly Cherokee Princess Chloe' from Bryant and Darlene Rickman. All of our foundation breeding stock came from Bryant and Darlene Rickman.