Bolding Horses

Quality Black overo's, Blue roans, Saddles and more...

" Distance tests a horse's strength, time reveals a man's character " - Chinese proverb



Our goal is to promote the quality offspring of our stallions, Rodan Redford # 2900214 and Maxdee Blue #609,095. In late 2005 we purchased "Max" as a replacement for King Stormy McCue #7121121. "Stormy" became sterile after 17 breeding seasons and having sired 200 plus APHA foals. "Max" is an own son of the legendary Blue Max and out of a Mardelle Dixon daughter. His broodmare band consists of 13 black overo and black breeding stock Paint mares. We also have 3 AQHA mares - Grulla and Blue roans. We strive to produce well built horses with adequate hoof and bone, with willing dispositions and eye appeal. Both of our stallions are broke to ride. It's important to us that our mares have good dispositions and are easy to handle - many of them are broke to ride too.

Look to our Saddle Horses page to find quality riding horses - most have been raised here on the farm. 

Our goal is to raise prospects for Cattle work, Trail riding, 4-H and horses your whole family can enjoy.   

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"Horses lend us the wings we lack" ~ Author Unknown


King Stormy McCue

King Stormy McCue - May 31, 1986 - May 23, 2011

On May 23, 2011 we lost King Stormy McCue to colic. He is buried here on the farm atop a hill. We are thankful for the 22 years he graced our lives. Rest in peace, Storm.

Maxdee Blue - own son of Blue Max


Rodan Redford


Paint mares and foals on pasture

Max and his broodmares

Water park for horses - Cooling off on a hot summer day!

I went to the pasture to get some updated pictures and found the horses cooling off in the creek.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Unknown



Just a horse"
Just a horse? I dont think so
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a horse," or, "that's a lot of money for "just a horse".
They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a horse."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a horse."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a horse," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a horse", and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a horse" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a horse," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a horse" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a horse" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of "just a horse" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a horse" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a horse" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a horse" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a woman."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a horse", smile.You are one of the blessed few who understands. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Author Unknown

Terry and Sherry Bolding 1649 Arthur Avenue Larchwood, Iowa 51241 (712) 477-2435