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    David Boggs was born into a family already well established in the Arabian horse business. His father Don Boggs was one of the original breeders of Arabian horses in the state of Minnesota and was very close to Daniel C Gainey, in fact purchasing the first Boggs Stallion from him. David's grandfather was a veterinarian and his great grandfather was a jockey for racehorses.

    Raising, training and caring for Arabian horses has been a way of life for David and the Boggs family. Together with his wife Terry Anne and his three daughters, his companies Midwest Training Center and Midwest Station II are currently the largest Training, breeding, and marketing facility of Arabian horses in the world today. Midwest Station II represents approximately 20 Stallions of the finest bloodlines and show credentials possible. Together, they are responsible for the breeding of more than 400 mares per year.

    It is no secret that the Business of Arabian horse in the future will be intimately connected with advanced technology and marketing techniques. As the Arabian breed has grown, the circumstance which existed 10 years ago have simply disappeared; it is no longer possible to sell an Arabian horses simply because it is an Arabian horse. Today, the horses, which market well, and abroad to the Midwest clients are predictable. They are high quality breeding animals with proven pedigrees or they are spectacular show horses.

    Midwest and David Boggs are committed to developing whatever skills are necessary to continue to provide marketing services for their clients. As the business of Arabian horses becomes more and more complex, the marketing avenues explored by Midwest become more sophisticated.

    For example, Midwest has marketed hundreds of Arabian horses in South America, South Africa, Australia, The UAE, and many countries in Europe. They have also been intrigued by the tremendous quality of horses being bred and the potential for trade, which they have seen in these countries. Midwest and their clients are currently the largest importer and exporter of Arabian Horses in the United States. They are very excited about expanding into new foreign market places each year.

    Of the future of Midwest, Pole' Levy (Leading Brazilian Breeder) states.

    "Their extraordinary talent and 'nothing is impossible' attitude has continually translated into new, enterprising ideas. Their business acumen is well beyond their year, and they have a real feel for the marketplace, which may be even more important than their showmanship skills."



    Midwest Welcomes Rinaldo Longuini


    Alcides Rodrigues is welcomed at Midwest

    Longtime friend of Midwest, Alcides has assisted our Team for some years each time we’ve competed at the prestigious Brazilian Arabian National Championships.

    From a long line of Arabian horse Trainers in his native Brazil, Alcides is the son of the highly acclaimed Halter and Performance trainer, Zeze Rodriguez. Zeze, one of the most influential trainers in Brazil, has taught and turned out more halter trainers than any other mentor in Brazil. Alcides’ brother, Joao Rodriguez, trained for Bob and Janene Boggs. Alcides and Joao grew up learning the best in training skills from their father at Haras Capim Fino, the farm of legendary Brazilian Arabian Horse breeder, Pole Levy.

    At Haras Capim Fino, Alcides had the opportunity to hone his skills not only beside his father, but also through working with his uncle, Midwest’s lead halter trainer, Rinaldo Longuini.

     

    “I grew up looking at the Midwest brochures and seeing Rinaldo working together with Midwest and David each year at the Brazilian Nationals. That was what I wanted. It was my ultimate dream to come to now be a part of “Team Midwest”.

    Thank you to David, Terry Anne and the Boggs family; I am living my dream right now.”

     


    Midwest Welcomes Dagmar Gordiano



    Glossary of Horse Terms

    • Hock: Financial condition of all horse owners.
    • Stall: What your rig does at rush hour in an unfamiliar city on the way to a big horse show .
    • A Bit: What you have left in your pocket after you've been to your favorite tack shop.
    • Fence: Decorative structure built to provide your horse with something to chew on.
    • Horse Auction: What you think of having after your horse bucks you off.
    • Pinto: Green coat pattern found on freshly washed light colored horses left unattended for 2 minutes.
    • Well Mannered: Hasn't stepped on, bitten, or kicked anyone for a week.
    • Rasp: Abrasive metal tool used to remove excess skin from ones knuckles.
    • Lunging: Popular training method in which a horse exercises their owner by spinning them in circles until dizzy.
    • Gallop: Customary gait a horse chooses when returning back to the barn.
    • Nicely Started: Lunges, but not enough health insurance to even think about riding him.
    • Colic: Gastrointestinal result of eating at horse fair food stands.
    • Colt: What your mare gives you when you want a filly.
    • Easy to Load: Only takes 3 hours, 4 men, a 50lb bag of oats, and a tractor with loader.
    • Easy to Catch: In a 10x10 stall.
    • Easy Rider: Rides good in a trailer; not to be confused with "ride-able".
    • Endurance Ride: End result when your horse spooks and runs away with you.
    • Hives: What you get when receive the vet bill for your 6 horses, 3 dogs, 4 cats, and 1 donkey.
    • Hobbles: Walking gait of a horse owner after their foot has been stepped on by their horse.
    • Feed: Expensive substance used to manufacture manure.
    • Dog House: What you are in when you spend too much money on grooming supplies and pretty halters.
    • Light Cribber: We can't afford to build anymore fencing or box stalls for this buzz saw on four legs.
    • Three Gaited Horse: A horse that. 1) trips, 2) stumbles, 3) falls.

    THE 12 "MOST IMPORTANT" THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU OWN A HORSE....

    1. To induce labor in a mare? Take a nap.
    2. To cure equine constipation? Load them in a clean trailer.
    3. To cure equine insomnia? Take them in a halter class.
    4. To get a horse to stay very calm and laid back? Enter them in a liberty class.
    5. To get a horse to wash their own feet? Clean the water trough and fill it with fresh water.
    6. To get a mare to come in heat? Take her to a show.
    7. To get a mare in foal the first cover? Let the wrong stallion get out of his stall.
    8. To make sure that a mare has that beautiful, perfectly marked foal you always wanted? Sell her before she foals.
    9. To get a show horse to set up perfect and really stretch? Get him out late at night or anytime no one is a round to see him.
    10. To induce a cold snap in the weather? Clip a horse.
    11. To make it rain? Mow a field of hay.
    12. To make a small fortune in the horse business? Start with a large one.

    Have A Great Day, Your Friends at Midwest.