Father and son team, David and Matthew Todd decided in 2003 to raise a line of quarter horses that David had originally been involved with in the 1960’s. While they were having lunch with David’s best friend from high school, Danny Wingate, Danny asked when David would retire from being a veterinarian and return to the family farm to raise quality foundation quarter horses of the same Bert line as a stallion he once had as a teenager.
A lightbulb went off for David and Matthew about a passion they both shared and a dream of pursuing “one day”. That “one day” dream for the future turned into a moment of realizing they wanted to start their dream NOW. In 2004, they purchased a stallion MRL Starway Bee Bert (aka Bee) from Mark Lindsey in Alabama from his Bert/Oklahoma Star breeding operation.
The rest of the dream is in the making to provide quality foundation quarter horses for people who love and respect the line as much as they do. This isn’t just a breeding operation. For the Todd’s this is something that ties the whole family together and they all enjoy riding the horses on the farm. Many of the horses have been halter broken and worked with by David, Matthew, Amanda, and Jenny.
Matthew D. Todd on Neptune and David B. Todd, DVM on Cutter. First Colts from Stallion Bee. Picture taken in 2009.
*The palamino you may see in some of the photos was the last horse trained by Beale M. Todd (David’s father who passed in 2008). The palamino is named Proud Bar and a great horse for the grandkids to ride. Beale left a legacy and instilled hormanship and training as a part of the dream and love for the whole family in raising quality quarter horses.