Singlefoot Farm

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About Our History

Always a lover of horses, Pam Hester got her first American Saddlebred in junior high: a hot, liver chestnut mare named Misty who captured attention wherever she went. Pam's mother bought Misty from a horse trader in Riceville, Iowa.

Starting the Farm

Singlefoot Farm was established in the mid-1980s after the acquisition of our first Saddlebred, a retired 5-gaited gelding named Wild Crescendo for Buddy to ride endurance in style. Not to be outdone, Pam acquired Dancer, a Saddlebred, through a local horse trader with the intent to compete on 35- to 50-mile rides. Fancy and spirited described her perfectly!

Soon other local saddlebred owners were sought out, which led to visiting the TASHA Shows held at that time in Liberty and at Bear Creek. Pin Oak was at the Astrodome and was so fun to go watch! From there, a pretty black 2-year old mare, Sequoia Summer, was purchased from a local breeder, Tom Lewis.

Meeting Jet

Fortunately or unfortunately, an acquaintance called Pam one day stating she must go with her to see an American Saddlebred stallion she had heard may need to be rescued. Always ready for a horse adventure, Pam jumped at the chance (but thinking, "Why would I want to go look at a stallion?"). She visited this pathetic, long-haired, rough brown 16.2-hand creature who could not take a step without limping due to standing on rocks with hooves worn to nothing, and with every bone in his anatomy standing out from his disgusting coat, but with eyes that said, "Help me..." A price was negotiated and Pam found herself on the phone that night making arrangements to place Jet, as he was called, in a 25-acre pasture with a few cows, a large tank, feedings twice a day, and all the hay he could eat as well.

Pam and Jet

Jet was delivered within a few days, and Lord knows how these people ever got him in the trailer as he was sticking out both ends – literally! Pam had forgotten how bad he really looked until he unloaded, Then she wondered if he would even live, since he was so depressed. A short 90 days later, after numerous worming treatments and good, old-fashioned freedom and food, he was a sight to see! He was exactly who his papers said he was! Midnight Mirage is what we renamed him from Jet Black Supreme 59. Somehow that name did not seem to fit, but about six months later he bloomed to be just that: jet black!

Breeding Adventures

Jet became the basis for our adventures into breeding. We later acquired another black stallion, Darq Dragon, Jet's half-brother. Currently we stand two chestnut sons of the awesomely bred mare, Fortune Town Preaux (Pro) by Pride Of Ridgefield and York Of Denmark by Fleet Admiral's Commodore.

Working with the Community

Pam has been actively involved with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show as a board member for several years. She is also a past vice president of TASHA, and would like to impact the Houston area with lots of Saddlebred exposure to attract more academy and amateur owners, riders, and trainers.