Celebrating 10 years of beautiful horses!
The Lunde Family has been established in Alberta for 100 years; with coming 4 generations of farming. Our farm is celebrating our centennial in 2018. We own crop and pasture land as well as operate a cow/calf operation of around 150 head, which means we are pretty busy year round!!
Our venture into the miniature horses started with my (Kaycee) love of miniature horses. I was never allowed to have one as a little girl, because we are a rodeo family and had roping horses, but I would look forward to seeing them at fairs and rodeos. Finally at 18, before I left for college I bought my first 3 registered miniature horses in 2009... Much to the disdain of my parents!! But the addiction soon passed to my mom (all I could talk about were the minis!). And mom acquired some of her own. We have been showing minis since 2010 and have under 15 horses.
Aside from my miniature horse hobby, I enjoy gardening, raising Australian Shepherds and my cows. I have ran my wedding photography business since 2015, www.KayceeAnn.com . In 2015 Gord & Judy Lunde will have been married for 25 years.
My Mom & I are the mother daughter team who are the owners of Amaretto Miniatures.
We currently raise under 15 Miniature Horses at a time.
Our horses enjoy light therapy, reiki, body work and chiropractic as part of our performance strategy.
Our foals are given individual attention are exposed to a farm setting and noise: quads, cattle, dogs and cats.
Our horses are halter broke at a early age, practically raised in our back yard. The result is a laid back horse that is a pleasure to be around.
Our horses are given the ultimate in confort, a variety of grain, the finest alfalfa/grass hay and large turnouts.
When our horses are ready to "go that extra mile" they are sent for training and conditioning with various professional trainers in Canada or the United States, or stay here with us to show locally and are trained by myself.
Our preferred horse vet clinic, Wise Equine is also a reproduction specialist with a breeding centre that offers stallion collection and foal delivery services.
Our Barn and Driving Arena
The Lunde Barn was built in 1926. It was originally home to my great grandpa's 28 Clydesdale horses. If you look in the rafters, you can still see the horses' names in white paint. In time, the horses were sold and tractors were bought, and the Lunde Barn became a seasonal barn mostly directed at calving use.
The barn has a large loft, usually stacked full of alfalfa square bales. There is a rope in the loft that has provided enless hours of fun for my brother & I as kids. The west end of the barn was a dairy parlour back in it's day.
So, in Summer of 2011, we are very excited to announce the transformation of the Lunde Barn!
NOW... The west end of the barn has been made into a gorgeous miniature horse heaven! We built 3 large 10' x10' foaling stalls, each with barn cameras linked to the house. We built 3 6' x 10' stalls for show horses. Our barn has a 15' aisle with many tie-bars.
Our barn has many adjoining corrals, each complete with a mini-size shelter. Most of our miniature pastures or corrals are outfitted with wood fencing. We have a round pen for exercise and of course a whole farm for driving around on.
OUTDOOR DRIVING ARENA... We have seeded our 2 acre "south pen" to grass. It surrounds the barn, and what used to be a dry lot will soon be a lush green pasture for grassy turnouts for mares & foals and show horses. We are fencing an outdoor driving arena as well, which is about 40 x 100 feet.