Buffalo Head Farms and Iron Will Ranch
Why Thelma and Louise?
It began in July of 2011. As most breeders will testify, it's not always easy to get a mare in foal. Heather ("Louise") met Deb ("Thelma") over a mare that didn't take. Heather is a veterinarian, and Deb is a small breeder with a focus on performance horses, ...read more.
Buffalo Head Farms
Mind, Movement, & Motivation
Located in southern Alberta, Buffalo Head Farms is owned by Dr. Heather-Lynn Smith ("Louise") and LeRoy Oberten. The goal of Buffalo Head Farms is to produce ...read more
Iron Will Ranch
Versatile horses for your passion.
At Iron Will Ranch, located just south of Pincher Creek in Alberta, Deb ("Thelma") Symes and Keith Robertson specialize in horses for performance, both Western and English. ...read more
2012 Foals Have Arrived
We are excited about the Seven babies we have so far with two more to come. Sires this year include Edward, Quidam Blue, Escudo II, Earl, Rascalino, and Sarkozy. For more info and images, click here.
Congratulations to Quidam Blue
Quidam Blue had a very successful 2011 competition season, jumping 1.20m at Spruce Meadows. We're expecting our first foal by Quidam Blue this year, so we're also thrilled that his offspring collected several medals at breed shows! Watch for our Quidam Blue foal out of Pistachio in 2012.
Thelma and Louise Attend the AHS Breed Orientation Seminar
November 2011. We attended the American Hanoverian Society's Breed Orientation Seminar in Massachusetts, a memorable, 5-day learning experience presented primarily by Dr. Ludwig Christmann of Germany. We must have been pretty memorable too: "The indomitable Canadian participants, Dr. Heather-Lynn Smith and Debra Symes," were mentioned in an article about the Seminar in the Sporthorse Stallion Directory! Click here for a PDF of the article.