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The Distaff is hosted at Lucky U Stables in Hastings, MN. Most of the mares in the program are retired broodmares. Distaff is a term that means ‘pertaining to females’ and is a common designation in the racing industry to describe races where all the horses in the field are female.

These mares have been selected and valued for their looks, temperaments, skills and, although not as prolific or famous as their stallion counterparts, contribute their significant share to the success and future of any breed. They not only give birth to the next generation;

they also raise them as single mothers!

The Distaff retirement sanctuary is a place these old girls can spend the remainder of their lives honored, revered and well-tended as an homage to their contributions and gifts.

They kept their promise, did their part, to help shape a future

for their breed.


Now we will keep our promise, do our part to assure they

live happily ever after.

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This Old Horse logo designed by Sue Schadow.  Principle photography on this site is by Toni Thomas.

 Additional photography by Shelley Paulson, Alyssa Smolen and Lynn Cronquist.

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