Boundary Waters Farm is located in Henderson, NC just a short distance from
the Virginia border. We located here in 1986 from
Ogilvie, MN and in doing so we
named our farm here from a very beautiful location in our old home state.
Our foundation mares were moved along with us and we started on a breeding
program trying to emphasize the foundation bloodlines of good working horses
from days gone by.
We try to strive for excellent disposition, superb conformation that will
hold up to rigorous workouts, and sane minds. Color is also very important
to us as we started breeding in 1967, the days of the “pink papers” which
are unfamiliar today. In those days only colored horses were allowed in the
Our bloodlines are that of foundation horses and many Grand Champions, AAAT
and National and World Champions.
Our family is Ben and Cindy Graham with two daughters Victoria Marie and
Jennifer Lynn. We originally started in Quakertown, PA and then moved to a farming
community in Minnesota in 1970. We spent many years raising good using
Appaloosa horses. The girls were very actively involved in 4-H and FFA,
just as we were when we were growing up in PA. Victoria always knew what
she wanted to be, a veterinarian. She spent all her time in the barn with
her dairy and beef cattle projects, goats and horses. Jennifer was showing
dairy cattle too, along with a pet lamb.
When we moved to North Carolina we upgraded our breeding program and
Jennifer began showing in youth classes. Her older sister, Victoria, spent
a year in New Zealand and Australia on an FFA WEA working program. Vicky
then entered NC State to start her education for veterinary medicine. She
graduated in 1998 and specializes in large animals. When Jennifer graduated
from school she attended the Eastern School of Farriery in Martinsville, VA
and now shoes horses full time.
Ben is very actively involved in all our activities. He is the fixer-upper,
gopher, horse hauler, hay hauler, daughter mover, official member of the
Manure Movers of America Local, and in general keeps everything flowing for
us girls. Without him we all couldn’t keep up with our activities.
For a brief time in 2003 to 2005, my Dad, Peter N. Poth resided with us. He
passed away on Good Friday, March 25, 2005. During the time he was here, he
accompanied us to all our horse activities and enjoyed every minute of his
adventures. He loved being with the horses and helping in the barn and
with chores. His only wish was that he had become involved with the horses
50 years ago, realizing what he had missed in his lifetime, as to how much
enjoyment the horses gave back to people.
And me, I’m the artist who you’ll meet later.
Thanks for visiting with us and Happy Trails to you!