Australian Shepherds & Quarter Horses
Tony and Eileen Coronado lived in Romoland, California since 1984. In October 2006, we moved to our new ranch in Deer Park, Washington in October 2006. It was a 'Noah's Arc' experience without the water (7 horses, 13 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish, and a tortoise!).
Now in 2009 we are back in California. We had so much fun moving up to Washington in 2006, we decided to move back to Calif. to experience the thrill of it all, again. Currently, we live in Nuevo, our new address is 23742 Darr Rd. Nuevo, 92567. Our mailing address is P O Box 495, Homoland CA 92548. My cell phone number is 951-663-2976 & land line 951-325-7958.
In all our years together, we have continued to breed top quality Australian Shepherd dogs and American Quarter Horses. The Australian shepherds have been in Eileen’s family as long as she can remember. The Aussies have always been the versatile, beautiful, loyal companions, dependable babysitters, and great ranch dogs that have made this breed so popular today. The rest of the world is just finding out what we’ve known for years. Australian shepherds are wonderful and can’t be beat!
This picture shows a young Eileen, her mother Stella, and brother David with their Australian Shepherd dog, Emily, before leaving for church on Sunday in the early 1960's.
Our dogs our extremely versatile. They will be eager to do whatever you ask of them. They excel in agility, herding, conformation, obedience and just being your best friend. We’ve even done Search and Rescue with one of our boys. He was ready for certification testing in less than 3 mos. compared to the normal 9 mos. of training, and accepted or "hit" upon cadaver scenting. Our bloodlines are strong and sound. We do not breed any dog that rates less than OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) Good and are very selective when breeding to outside dogs due to issues of eye soundness and of course the issues of epilepsy and other prevalent genetic diseases now sadly permeated in this wonderful breed. Our dogs eyes are all cleared yearly and puppies at 7 weeks of age by veterinary Ophthalmologist, and now we do the MDR1 and the HC (hereditary eye cataracts) testing. We do our best to ensure our dogs are as genetically sound and free of genetic diseases as possible.
'Sunshine' and her sire, 'BG'
Australian shepherds are beautifully colored with a wide variety of colors and patterns that never get repeated. We have all four colors, reds, blacks, red merles and blue merles. Eyes can be any pattern from blue (marbled, halves, striped, and dotted) to brown or amber. Their temperaments are an added bonus. They are loving, protective and willing to please. Their intelligence is astounding. The more you teach them, the more they want to learn. We are always glad to introduce people to the wonderful world of Aussies. If you’re ever in the area, stop by for a visit.
Our Quarter horses are also a very important part of our family. They too have been in our lives for many years. The bloodlines our horses carry are dependable working lines, with some excellent racing lines bred into them for speed and endurance. These horses and their ancestors have been with us for the last thirty + years. Their overall health and correctness and strong breeding has given them long, healthy, useful lives. Of course, quarter horses come in all colors, however, we tend to breed for buckskin and dun coloring as our stallion is a beautiful dun and produces the buckskin gene. Its a color that is very pleasing to the eye. These horses make great arena horses whether it’s pleasure or rodeo events. They love to work.
|Eileen barrel racing on 'Little John'||Eileen on 'Doc', Tony on 'Blacky', trail riding with Aunt Helen & Uncle Harold. He's behind the camera. This was a benefit ride for Jr. Rodeo Assn. back in the early 90's.|
It's In The Valleys I Grow
Sometime life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
Its then I remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.
If I always stayed on the mountain top,
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love
And I would be living in vain.
I have so much to learn
And my growth is very slow.
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
but its in the valleys I grow.
I do not always understand
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing,
My Lord will see me through.
My little valleys are nothing
When I picture Christ on the cross,
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.
Forgive me Lord, for complaining
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder
That it's in the valleys I grow.
Continue to strengthen me, Lord,
And use my life each day
To share your love with others
And help them find their way.
Thank you for the valleys, Lord,
For this one thing I know,
The mountain top are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow.
- Jane Eggleston
Joshua 24: 15
But if you are unwilling to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live?
But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!