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Volume Fourteen - Issue Six
L&T Paint horses...a bright future
Article by Marilyn Short, Photo by Robbin Cresswell
L&T Paint Horses the ranch logo and brand inset
hot walker and stand for the
is not only new to the San in the tile entry of the barn into
farrier. That preparation gets
Antonio horse scene, but also the office, guests found the of-
them ready to stand up in the
in the slow economy, it’s fice warmly decorated in deep
show ring. If the youngsters
thriving. L & T Paint Horses, rich brown tones of leather
are still at the ranch by the time
owned by Lynn Struthoff is a and stained Pecan wood. The
they reach 2-years-old, she will
310-acre ranch located just horse area of the barn features
start saddling and driving them
northeast of San Antonio. The quality built Classic Equine
in preparation for Bo Phillips of
scenic ranch is diversified Equipment stalls, Nelson au-
Phillips Training puts the first
with American Paint Horses, tomatic watering system and
30-60 rides on the horses.
Longhorn cattle and horse a state-of-the-art Barn Logix
“We like to give our
quality hay production. monitoring system.
horses every opportunity to
Along with a historic The Barn Logix is
excel in the event that is right
stone barn and beautiful rock a computerized, automated
for them,” said Shannon. “Our
walls that run throughout the system with remote monitoring
main goal is to sell them as
ranch, L&T Paint Horses com- capabilities from laptop or cell
weanlings and yearlings, oc-
pleted construction on a new phone. The system allows for
casionally keep one a bit longer
barn in April 2009 and opened automated lighting and fans for
to start under saddle and maybe
its doors to the special guests on energy conservation and also
to on with.”
October 16, 2009 to celebrate allows for individual tracking
Shannon, along with
The horses on the
Macho Man, Doc’s Oak, Doc
tion, complimentary traits,
its opening. Potential clients of management records, vet or
Tess Shelton, a junior at Samuel
ranch are all APHA registered
Bar, Smart Little Lena, Mark
show records and progeny from
and VIPs from the central Texas farrier schedules and feeding
Clemens - FFA Member make
and each horse is evaluated
This Spot, Hot Shines On,
the stallions they contract.
horse-industry were treated to schedules for each horse by
up the L&T Show Team.
to his or her individual talent
Zippo Pine Bar, Radical Rod-
“Our goal at L&T is
BBQ and dancing under the Mike Schmitz, the ranch hand
“My training goal is
whether it’s Halter, Perfor-
der and Hot Roddin Zip to
to produce the best possible off-
stars with music by “Two Way for the horses.
for a horse that you can stand
mance, Cutting, Reining or
name a few.
spring from top genetics in the
Street”. The highlight of the Shannon Bray is the
in a stall for a week or turn out
One of the ranch fa-
American Paint Horse Breed,”
evening was touring the barn trainer at L&T. Shannon’s
for a year and just get on and
The breeding pro-
vorites is SR Simply Roddin
stated Lynn.
and L&T Paint Horses office. experience ranges from the
go, without lounging or getting
gram is very diverse at L&T
Real, aka “Pierre.” Pierre was
L&T Paint Horses is
Built by The Struthoff show pen to the rodeo pen,
bucked off,” said Shannon. “A
with some of the hottest blood-
foaled March 10, 2009 and is by
well on their way to becoming
Company, the barn is con- along with conducting clinics
solid, steady horse is one you
lines around. “We’re very
Roddin Real out of Colorado.
a respected breeder of quality
structed with white stone and and lessons. She halter breaks
can put anyone on, young or old
selective of the mares we’ve
He is truly a colorful spitting
American Paint Horses. Lynn’s
metal roof. Entering through all the babies, teaching them to
and the horse will do his or her
purchased,” said Teri Shelton,
image of his sire.
daughter Jenna Struthoff, grad-
the covered entry, which has tie, lead, bathe, clip, go on the
job without hesitation and will
the “T” in L&T Paint Horses,
Gabby; a 16.2 hand
uate of A&M heads up the
make up for rider mistakes.”
who assists with all facets of the
APHA mare is the most chal-
marketing and website devel-
horse operation. “We choose
lenging horse on the ranch. “I
opment for Longhorns and the
what we believe to be solid
suppose a lot of horse owners
Paint Horse operation. You will
bloodlines for both mares and
have a “Houdini”, and Gabby is
find their web site to be very
ours,” said Lynn. “She opens
The pedigrees at
doors and gates all around the
L&T are impressive, with
For more informa-
multiple World and Congress
With the lull in the
tion, call Shannon at 210-364-
Champions such as Hot Scotch
horse industry, L&T have
3430 or visit www.struthoff-
Man, Kid Clu, Obvious Con-
picked up some phenomenal
clusion, Skippa Star, Barlink
mares and look for conforma-
830-914-2201 830-303-2502
Standing at Elm Creek Ranch • 830-401-0487
Genuine Riptide started AND finished
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