to Foster's Quarter Horses. Briefly, our goal is to raise,
train, ride, and/or sell foundation quarter horses that are
structurally correct, gentle, and show by natural cowing instinct.
We believe that these attributes make great performance horses
in whatever event you choose. Bloodlines of King, Poco
Bueno, Driftwood, Hancock and most foundation
bloodlines are the basis of the foundation of our ranch. We
take the approach that horses (treated properly, given a chance,
guided with wisdom, can nearly always be productive and useful
animals, bringing joy and reward to their owners. Foster's
Quarter Horses is owned and operated by Steven Foster. Our
ranch actually goes back to when Steven's grandfather moved
to Texas from Kentucky in 1892. Their knowledge of horses
for work and pleasure has been passed down from generation
to generation. Steven's father trained, traded, and knew horses
very well. His mother's uncle had the wagon yard and feed
store in Lamar County (trade center for horses and mules).
His father, early on, match- raced quarter horses, worked
them on cattle, used them to pull equipment out of the mud,
and any other job that needed to be done. They had to be sound,
gentle, and they had to "cow" to survive on the
ranch. Our horses today are basically the same. Calf roping,
team roping, breakaway roping and steer tripping are all favorites
around the our ranch. The method of training used on our horses
was basically trial and error based on Professor Berry's
Horse Training Techniques from the turn of the century.
He was pre-Parelli, pre-Reis, but had similar principles and
methods as we see in these trainers today. Foster's Quarter
Horses is a family operation. Everyone has a part. Everyone
has fun. If we are not riding, roping, or working, we'll probably
be cooking, so come on by and see us!