Breeder of Argentine Falabella
and American Miniature Horses
Welcome to the Shades of Blue Ranch!
We are located in Hebron in northern Illinois. We breed pure Falabella miniature horses whose ancestry dates back to the Falabella farm in Argentina. We also raise American Miniatures. The miniature horses ("minis") are handled every day to ensure a gentle and loving attitude. We focus on training and preparing our horses for activity and therapy work, such as visiting nursing homes, homes for the disabled, schools, hospitals, etc. We have a small foal crop each year that are bred for temperament, conformation and color. Please be sure to check out our wonderful stallions, mares, foals and other critters around the Ranch! ~ Carol & Gary Swinford