Bob grew up on a large cattle ranch where his second horse was an Arabian cross mare name Fancy - and "fancy" she surely was. He fell in love with the breed because of her and sought out Arabian horses wherever he visited or was assigned overseas. Fortunately, many of his trips led him to the Arab deserts (the birthplace of the breed), which further enhanced his interest.
Once retired from his federal government days, he returned to his love of horses. He started breeding, training and showing Arabian horses extensively. One of his main accomplishments was producing a 4 hour breeding DVD that has been acclaimed to be the most comprehensive production on the subject, and has been sold all over the world. It took two years to develop and includes two live births.
Bob then branched out to the sport horse world to incorporate Friesians, Percherons and Pinto’s into his Arabian breeding program. There are now horses that he has bred in all corners of the U.S., and many of them have become recognized champions! One result of such breeding, the incomparable TS Black Tie Affair, is the most famous Pinto Arabian stallion of all time and has now been recognized by the Breyer association with his own model.
Horses are still a big part of Bob and Linda’s winery activities, and they can be visited on the property. Bob also raised cattle as part of the ranch operation. Ole Moo Moo became a neighborhood favorite, and the wine named after her was a best-seller.
For more information about the ranch, horses for sale, and our horse-related services, please visit our Desert Rose Arabians Website.