BRONKEN CREEK

PERFORMANCE HORSE RETIREMENT

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SERVICES

PADDOCK BOARD

$355/month

  • Pasture and/or free choice hay (as appropriate)

  • Diet individually balanced by Praxis Equine

  • 24 hour semi-private turnout

  • Shelter at all times, fans in the summer

  • Hooves trimmed and grooming every 8 weeks

  • Year-round deworming based on FEC

STALL BOARD

$460/month

  • Pasture and/or free choice hay (as appropriate)

  • Diet individually balanced by Praxis Equine

  • Daily semi-private or private turnout

  • Shelter at all times, fans in the summer

  • Hooves trimmed and grooming every 8 weeks

  • Year-round deworming based on FEC

  • Stalled daily

  • Hay and water provided in the well-bedded stall

Other services are available, such as: weekly grooming, blanketing, additional feed and/or supplements.  We work together to give your horse what he or she needs, yet be considerate of your budget.

 
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A LITTLE ABOUT US

Chris and Nanette Osterhoudt own and manage the facility. Living on a small farm in a beautiful, rural area has been a dream come true for both of us. We both have a deep love for animals and are an unbeatable team.

We have worked with horses together for our 15+ years of marriage and been active in the horse world while living in Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York and Michigan. We have successfully raised and shown Shire horses in addition to owning and caring for many other breeds in various disciplines. Nan has years of successful experience training and showing dressage.

Nan has over 40 years experience with horses, has cared for large (and small) animals as a profession, and has over 15 years of managerial experience. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture, with an Animal Science concentration. Nan also provides nutritional services to horse owners through Praxis Equine.  We welcome the opportunity to provide references to prospective clients.

Nan and Marci
Corva and Jodie
Fergie, Nan, Chris, Belle and Red
Nan & Donny
Ellie, Nan and Corva
Ellie and Nan
Nan and Corva
Bernie, Belle, Red, Sam & Fergie
Nan and Frank
Bernie, Chris, Nan, Red & Fergie
 

OUR RESIDENTS

Friends we've made here at Bronken Creek

Our Current Residents

SILVER

1979 Arabian/Appaloosa Gelding

Silver has been there and done that ... several times over! He's healthy, personable, handsome and he drew the lucky straw when his dad rescued him years ago. Here's to many more years in our pastures!

ALPHRETTA (AL)

1996 Dutch Warmblood Gelding

Al is the guy everyone greets first! He has been calm and cool from the time he stepped off the trailer, going so far as falling asleep in cross-ties :) There is nothing not to love about Al.

SUNNY

1998 Paint Gelding

Sunny not only turns heads with his good looks (I dont think I need to say more than 'Bay Medicine Hat Paint'...); he is also affectionate and has wonderful manners. We look forward to many years with Sunny!

MUSTY

1999 Mustang Gelding

Musty is a very handsome guy and struts his stuff for all his neighbors. He has lived in a herd and plays well with others. He's a great guy!

BELLA

1999 Mustang Mare

Bella is a beautiful mare, but "sweet and cute" will probably always be the top way to describe her :) She is wonderful to work with and be around. We are very lucky she came to our facility!

DEIGHTON JODIE (JODIE)

1999 Shire Mare

Jodie is one of Chris and Nan's Shire mares, retired from being a broodmare ... maintaining her status as beloved pasture pet. She's originally from England and has lived in Wisconsin since 2005. She's a great lady with just the right amount of attitude.

NEIKO

2000 Thoroughbred Gelding

Neiko stepped off the trailer the perfect gentleman, and has continued to set the bar high. He is handsome and friendly and well-mannered. We are lucky to have Neiko living with us!

BATMAN

2001 Tennessee Walker Gelding

Batman is a handsome and smart guy who enjoyed the trails with his owner for several years. We look forward to many years with him!

KAHLIA

2004 Thoroughbred Mare

We are so happy to have another mare in the herd! Kahlia is super-sweet, intelligent and full of expression. She's settling in wonderfully :)

HUSH

2008 Morgan Mare

Hush is a smart, beautiful and fancy mare! She loves to show off and is your best friend if you talk 'horse':)

REGATTA (GRETTA)

2008 Oldenburg/ Thoroughbred Mare

Gretta is a classy lady. We are lucky to have her in our pasture!

BRANDO

2009 Trakehner Gelding

Brando is handsome, smart and sensible. He is a pleasure to work with - we are very lucky to have him at our facility. He even poses for photos! :)

INDI

Dartmoor Pony Mare

DONNIE & MARIE

Miniature Gelding & Mare

The Osmonds (as we affectionately know them) round out our cast of characters perfectly. They have maximum personality, are 100% photogenic and are there whenever you need therapy ♥

KATIE

Morgan Mare

Katie is smart and adorable and impressive! She moves like a dressage horse twice her size and shows off her moves and her impeccable manners every chance she gets. We adore her!

CODY

Paint Gelding

TY

Paint Gelding

Ty was a successful eventer in his time, working with some well respected professionals! Now, he's enjoying life with a friend - eating, rolling and making his own plans for the day ☺

INDY

Paint Gelding

REGI & RENNY

Paint Gelding & Mini Gelding

SNICKERS

Pony Gelding

FLASH

Pony Gelding

SKITTLES

Quarter Horse Mare

MAXIM (PUGSLEY)

Swedish Warmblood Gelding

Pugsley's owner has enjoyed his companionship most of his life. He was a successful dressage partner in addition to being a truly wonderful horse to be around.

TITO

Thoroughbred Gelding

Former Friends

FRANKENPHON (FRANK)

1978-2012 Arabian Gelding

Frank had done everything. He hadn't lost much of his spunk either. He frequently galloped up for his breakfast and caused a big ruckus when things didn't go his way.

FOX CREEK DONELLA (DONNY)

1986-2015 Morgan Mare

Donny was a very accomplished Driving mare - both in the show ring and out having fun for 2 generations of owners in MinneSota! She pistoned out a ground-covering and showy trot daily in her retirement and drew all the eyes to her. We loved her personality - she had many facial expressions, was a great problem-solver and we trusted her unconditionally. She was a lovely mare and we were lucky to have her here.

SCOOTER

1988 Morgan Gelding

Scooter is a handsome and intelligent guy who seems half his age! We were happy to have Scooter relaxing and enjoying life at our facility!

KAYCIE'S KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN (CASEY)

1989-2016 Missouri Fox Trotter Gelding

Casey was right there saying hello when we walked in the barn. He came to us to retire together with his buddy Chips! We are happy knowing we provided him a great retirement with a great companion, caring attention and lots of food!

COOPER

1989-2017 Quarter Horse Gelding

Cooper was smart and sensible with perfect manners. He was happy just relaxing at pasture :)

LEO

1990 Trakehner Gelding

Leo holds a special spot in our hearts. He was Marci's pasturemate and our first boarded retiree. Leo (or 'Nudge', as we often called him - for reasons you can deduce) was an upper level dressage horse in his day and it was obvious from the moment you first saw him. He was polite and you could not ignore his presence - what a personality! Leo left us to be near his 'Mom' when she moved elsewhere in Wisconsin - always a happy reason for leaving!

JANE DOE (MARCI)

1990-2011 Thoroughbred Mare

She was trained and shown successfully through second level dressage, schooling third. She was one of the sweetest horses you will ever meet - kind and caring to humans and other horses. She's our 'Princess Marcella'. Marci moved when Nan moved - from Minnesota to New York to Michigan and finally to Wisconsin.

WILLIAM

1990-2017 Westphalian Gelding

William still looked like a teenager, which is a compliment to the great care his owner has provided him through the years. He earned that top-level care, being a very accomplished jumper and a super-cool horse to boot.

CAMBRIDGE

1990-2021 Hanoverian Gelding

Cambridge competed as a hunter jumper in Massachusets before his retirement. He was originally from Germany, and spent some time in the Midwest as a youngster. Cambridge was a big guy - handsome and sweet and accommodating to the shorter humans that he encountered :) We discovered his itchy spots and made sure he had plenty of shavings for his roll every evening when he came back into his stall.

NICHOLS WORTH (NICKY)

1990-2021 Thoroughbred Gelding

Nicky came to us from Minnesota, where his owner met him and promoted him to a much improved life. Nicky was a great guy - greeting us politely (but not quietly!) for his meals and generally enjoying life.

FINAL GOLD (ANDY)

1991 Thoroughbred Gelding

Andy was a successful hunter jumper in Massachusets in his younger days. He still shows the style and movement he had in the show ring - with the added benefit of loving to roll where he will get the most dirt coverage now that he is retired! Andy has perfect manners and loves being groomed, turnout time and eating.

BENJAMIN MOORE

1991-2021 Dutch Warmblood Gelding

Benjamin spent his early career in the jumper ring in Mexico and when his current owner purchased him in Texas and changed his name he competed in the level 3's and 4's, taking very good care of her and jumping anything that was in front of him. His heart was as big as he is but he ironically could be afraid of his own shadow which can cause him to jump into your pocket. He never knew he wouldn't fit. Benjamin came to us from Illinois and enjoyed the retired life with us for over a decade.

SKJONNHET & SYLVIA

1992 & 1997 Norwegian Fjord Mares

Nan's 'Pasture Ornament' companions.

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN (GEORGIA)

1992 Standardbred Mare

Georgia is a delicate girl with a sweet disposition and excellent manners. She and her Mom have a wonderful bond, which is great to see. Georgia had a life in harness racing, then polo before getting her lucky break meeting her current owner. Miss Georgia lived with us for several months while her owner moved to a new area and found a perfect place for Georgia to live in Indiana. We look forward to updates on how they are doing in their new home.

HIDDEN TREASURE (HOMER)

1992-2018 Thoroughbred Gelding

Homer was super SWEET and super SMART! He instantly became Andy's best friend and was a wonderful horse to be around. He will be missed.

FOLLOW ME FRED (FRED)

1993 Dutch Warmblood Gelding

Fred is a charmer. He's easy to work with, friendly and has alot of personality! He is now living closer to his owner - always a good thing :)

NOW OR NEVER (OLIVER)

1994-2020 Dutch Warmblood Gelding

Oliver was a handsome and intelligent guy. He was a very successful hunter jumper in Illinois in his prime. Oliver enjoys the comforts of retired life - his current favorites were rolling, grazing, weekly grooming (don't forget extra time rubbing his forehead) and apple slices. He was one we counted on for not just a greeting, but a conversation as we bring hay out.

BEAR PAW CONFETTI (BEAR PAW)

1995 Appaloosa Gelding

Bear Paw has a huge presence, which is backed by him being a super-sweet and well-mannered guy. We enjoyed having him on our farm and were equally happy when he moved to be close to his Mom!

RAMAZOTTI

1995 Hanoverian Gelding

Ramazotti joined us from Massachusets, introducing himselfl as he walked off the trailer and fitting in instantly. He is handsome, affectionate and quite the talker!

LIBBY

1995-2021 Warmblood Mare

Libby was a big, beautiful mare with presence. I would have loved to see her in the show ring - she has that extra something! She enjoyed her days relaxing with her friend :)

CHIPS'S ZANE GREY (CHIPS)

1996-2021 Missouri Fox Trotter Gelding

Was one of the smartest and well mannered we have known. It was our honor to adopt Chips and provide him with a relaxing retirement.

DONOVAN

1997 Hanoverian Gelding

Donovan is a big, handsome, well-mannered guy who exudes sweetness :) He's wonderful to be around and we were happy to know him! Donovan moved to be very close to his Mom.

TUCSON

1999 Appaloosa Gelding

Tucson is a big, easy-going, good looking guy. He has wonderful manners and a "been there, done that" attitude. He left to be closer to his Mom :)

FINE STYLE (FINEY)

2001 Oldenburg Gelding

We knew Finey as a foal, his Owner is a wonderful friend of ours! He has grown into a handsome, BIG guy with a loving personality and showstopping trot. He is loving retirement and are happy that Finey moved back home with his mom!

IDA and QIWI

2004 & 1989 Swedish Warmblood Mares

Qiwi and Ida (Grandmother & Granddaughter) are fellow Wisconsin horses who lived with us temporarily. They are beautiful, healthy, wonderfully trained mares with personalities plus! We loved having them with us.

PABELLINA (PABBY)

2005 Oldenburg Mare

We cared for Pabby in her mid-late pregnancy. She is a stunning mare, bred to an amazing stallion - and she produced a healthy and beautiful filly!

OOFTA

2007 Appaloosa Gelding

Oofta is a great, Midwestern guy! He's sensible and quiet and easy to work with -- but he's also easy on the eyes! He moved to a facility where his Mom would be riding him :)

RUBY

2011 Percheron Mare

Ruby lived with us temporarily between her previous and new homes in Wisconsin. She is a young, sweet, pretty draft girl who is very inquisitive and, of course, loves any food she is offered.

KOBY

Andalusian X Gelding

What an exceptional guy! He is extremely personable, easy-going, smart and healthy. We are honored to care for Koby!

 
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CONTACT US

E8431 1015th Avenue

Colfax, WI 54730

 

info@bronkencreek.com


Tel: 715-817-5558

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