Deer Creek Farms is owned and operated by Fred and Annise
Finch of Troy, Texas and has been in operation since 1998.
It is located on our 477 acre farm in Bell County, with
the homestead comprising 2 acres.
About the Owners:
has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horse Management and
Production from Tarleton State University. She has
knowledge in many areas of the Equine Industry including
reproduction, stallion and mare management, conformation,
nutrition, unsoundness, training, stable management, and
farrier science. Annise specializes in Breeding and
Stable Management. Fred Finch has a Bachelors of
Science degree in Industrial Technology from Tarleton
State University, and is a Mechanical Design Engineer,
running his own business, "Orbit
He grew up on the family farm, Shiloh Land and Cattle
Company. Growing up, Fred helped with the daily farm
chores, and as a teenager, Fred helped manage and operate
the Farm. We feel that the combination of Annises
life-long love for horses, her equine degree and her
husbands experience with running a farm will make
Deer Creek Farms stand out as one of the premier horse
facilities in Central Texas.
of Deer Creek Farms:
Farms is committed to providing a quality boarding
program in Central Texas. We believe that quality care is
essential for the health and well-being of any horse and
we strive to offer the best care available. Horses are
healthiest and happiest when they are in their natural
environment in a herd out on pasture. Therefore, we offer
pasture board and large paddocks. However that situation
is not always convenient for a horse owner, or a special
needs horse, so Deer Creek Farms also offers large stalls
to allow horses plenty of room to move and lay down, to
keep your horse active and healthy. We do not have an
enclosed barn/stall set-up as it lends itself to becoming
dusty and dirty, and the horses tend to get bored when
kept in a 12X12 stall all day without turn-out. We feel
that it is not healthy for a horse to be in a stall in a
barn all day, so we do turn the horses out as often as
breeding program is centered around the American Curly
horse, also known as the American Bashkir Curly, because
the breed, which is a unique and rare breed, offers many
advantages over conventional straight-haired horses.
American Curly Horses are considered to be hypoallergenic.
Many people who react violently to animals or horses do
not react to certain curly horses. One of our missions is
to make this rare and unique breed available to the
public in Central Texas which would provides a way for
allergy sufferers to take advantage of an opportunity to
be involved in equine activities.
about the American Curly Horse:
The American Curly
Horse is known first for its curly hair, which ranges
from loose waves to tight curls. The hair tends to be
hypoallergenic due to a reduction or absence of dander/protein.
The uniqueness of the horse does not stop there though.
Most curly horses have wonderful, laid back personalities,
and are very smart. They love attention, especially from
people. Curly horses do not seem to be scared of anything,
but rather curious about everything. These horses require
the same amount of care that regular horses
do, although DCF is of the opinion that due to the nature
of their hair, they require more attention when it comes
to grooming. Deer Creek Farms has chosen to specialize in
the American Curly Horse because of their uniqueness, and