Hi, I am Tresa Bowden, with the help and support of my amazing husband and our three children I am completely "LIVING MY DREAM"! Hence our farm name (Five B Farm), dedicated to my family who has helped make this dream a success. I grew up on and around Morgan horses in which I have a deep-rooted love for the breed. The Friesian breed is a horse that I had admired from afar for many years. Since I was a young girl, my childhood "What I'm going to be when I grow up" was always answered with, I am going to "Raise Horses" in Montana. Although my story may not include Montana it does include the beautiful state in which I was raised. Utah is incredibly diverse and beautiful in its own right. Just 30 minutes north of us is the rich deep timber, rivers and lakes of the Uinta Mountains. And a short drive to the south, a more dry, arid landscape with stunning dramatic scenery of Arches and Canyonlands. We absolutely love our state and enjoy it's diversity in every aspect of our life! I am not only incredibly blessed to live where I do but to be also be realizing my lifelong dream of raising horses. After much thought and study, I had decided early on that I was going to focus my program on crossing the Morgan and Friesian Horse. A beautifully blended cross known as the Moriesian Horse. Both the Morgan and Friesian horse are known for their trainability, beauty and presence and for their wonderful people loving disposition. A "Knights Horse" from the dark ages of Europe and the "Captains Horse" from Colonial America. The Moriesian horse makes an excellent rugged competitor and family horse. Being a family of 5 our horses are "tried and true". They are used by us to do what we love most which is backcountry riding, antler shed hunting, big game hunting, and gathering and working cattle. I have always felt strongly about the need for our stock to have a job outside the breeding shed. I feel personal pride in being able to testify to a particular sire and dams strengths and weaknesses. That being said we put under saddle every age appropriate horse in our program. We also believe in riding our stallions and mares together. A good stallion should be able to work quietly alongside mares even in a "heat cycle". Because of my standards and ambitions for my program I could have never done it alone. My husband is my greatest fan and biggest support! On top of building 2 new homes together in the last 6 years, we have spent countless hours building pipe corrals, putting up wire fences, digging water lines, landscaping etc. Including their everyday chores the kids are amazing help on the Farm! They have spent many hours helping me chore, haul, doctor, imprint and handle the horses and foals. The have also spent many hours putting wet saddle blankets on the horses during our Spring Antler Shed hunting and in the Fall gathering Cattle. I could NOT be more blessed by the love and support I have received from my husband and our children. Most important they say our family couldn't be more blessed by the memories and lessons this journey has created!
below is a huge gallery of our many "happy trails"
Our home is located on 5.5 acres that we utilize for our breeding and foaling purposes. This is a dry lot and is sectioned with pipe stud and foaling pens which include run in lean-toos. Then larger dry sections for safely turning the foals out with their Dams once age appropriate. We also have a few pastures that we use during the summer months and some after haying season. These are generally where we keep our younger upcoming fillies.