Because we always handle all our calves with loving-kindness, they are trusting and gentle. We teach our performance calves basic DRESSAGE THEORY for expressed lightness and responsiveness-just as you would bring along a promising futurity colt. Thus, building a solid foundation for the future. Plus, we "Feed To Win" that means working with nutritionists to help our calves be their very best as Individuals setting the basis for a lifetime of good health. No cutting corners here! Superior bloodlines, care & training: These calves could not have a better start in life. Within them is developed the capacity to go on & make great companion animals and cherished pets who can provide years of loving affection to their new owners.
Our equine background is diverse: successfully breeding, training & showing Quarter Horses in AQHA in Halter & Performance for 25+ years; Foxhunting as members of Spring Valley Hounds Hunt Club of Northern New Jersey; Artificial Insemination & Training experience working with Standardbred Race Horses: We bring a refreshing new aspect to the Texas Longhorn Industry.
After lots of very early handling including imprinting at birth, we start
our bull calves in training even prior to weaning actually when days old.
This is important, because there is a window of opportunity during calfhood when their their child-like minds can be molded. Some may even
go on to be Herd Sires, others Riding Steers. Brought along in kind and
capable hands, all possess the unmistakable Mark of Quality.
In Our Texas Longhorn Breeding Program, We Emphasize:
So, if You are 8 to 80, Love the Romance of the Old West
& Desire a Satisfying Relationship with a Unique Large Animal...
"Stirrup" Some Fun! Get A Texas Longhorn Trained Steer For Your Very Own!
Teach him Dressage and go dancing together.
Take him to a cutting and show those Cutting Horses the real meaning
of "Cow Savvy".
Take him to an open Horse Show, enter a western pleasure class & know
the real pleasure of owning a Texas Longhorn Riding Steer.
Because he's so handsome and talented, teach him tricks and you'll be
taking the bow!
Hug and pet him daily, tell him how beautiful he is and melt away all
Black Ink was a 9 month old bull at the time. He stood quietly to be
haltered, led, tied, drove in longlines, and backed up 10 ft readily. Calves
we start under saddle are well prepared to give some happy someone a lifetime of pleasure and loving companionship. Black Ink is now owned & loved by Michelle and Jason Frannino of Folsom, Louisiana and is an attraction at their petting zoo and children's summer camp, Zoo2U.
Disposition is a highly inheritable trait. We breed for great minds. Everyone in our herd either rides or has the aptitude to learn to ride and will produce riding stock. This is because ALL our Premier Longhorn Mama Cows have excellent dispositions which they pass on to their calves. These Texas Longhorns are also naturally smart and fast learners. The following pictures of Black Ink and his dam, Oil Strike demonstrate that wonderful inherent trainability.
Question: How Important is a Steer's Breeding?
Here at Premier Longhorns
We do things a lot differently than most every other breeder
We treat our Texas Longhorns with the same understanding you would give a horse. Yes, it's unconventional. But, you will find Texas Longhorns raised by us from a calf make very trustworthy mounts. They are not flighty and love human contact. They are educated to have excellent manners, self confidence & courage to take their place in society as lead steers & well behaved companion animals. When faced with new challenges, they don't re-act, they respond! For anyone who has worked with horses, they will be pleasantly surprised to see how calm, easy going and affectionate Longhorns really can be. Plus, they are very smart. Calves that are handled as individuals & with kindness, are very responsive & form deep emotional attachments toward the people who care for them. This sets the stage for you & your steer to have a satisfying relationship with one another based on a mutual trust and set to last a lifetime.
Click Training Videos & Photo Gallery To View Exxonna's Progress & Versatility!
True black & very special, Exxonna is being brought along in training specifically to demonstrate All Around Longhorn Performance Versatility in trick training, harness driving, western pleasure, english pleasure, trail class & even a cow event such as sorting.
The Longhorn Golf Caddy
Ridden by Renn Bailey
~Premier Crayon Kid RHR~
All grown up, this beautiful talented steer is a grandson of the great JP Rio Grande. Well Started in Foundation Saddle Training by Premier Longhorns. Perfectly Finished by Clay Bailey!
This brindled daughter of Maximus ST & Premier Preference by
JP Rio Grande is started under saddle, progressing beautifully & projecting to be in the 80's Tip To Tip
Owned & Loved by
Jet Black Chex~Premier Grand Preference
Owned by Enchanted Springs Ranch
of Boerne, TX
JP Rio Grande-Somethingroyal
PREMIER PAINTED TUFF aka TITAN
Sired by Reckon So & out of Premier Exxonna, "Titan" is 4 years old. He is owned & loved by Ashton & her mom, Gwen Shoemaker Neimann