Aztlan Farms - "Bred in the Blue" Tennessee Walking Horses

About Aztlan Farms

Aztlan Farms is the culmination of a lifetime fascination with all things equine.

Brad Woodruff, the developer/owner/manager of the farm began his passion for horses as a young boy catch riding at auctions for Halice Lewis & Sons, Salem, IL. Halice, or Howchie as he was known to the locals, was a colorful character who advertised himself as the world's largest dealer in horses, ponies and mules supplying the livestock used in the movie "Stagecoach." He even worked as a stuntman in the film, driving a runaway team along side Henry Fonda. Woodruff's first walking horse was purchased from Lewis in 1962 when Brad was 12. She was a beautiful sorrel mare by the great Midnight Sun.

Fast forward to today, Aztlan Farms is an Illinois-based state-of-the-art equine breeding facility home to over 20 fine broodmares and four impressive stallions that produce great natural walking foals for show or pleasure. This doesn't happen by accident. Brad carefully and methodically selected and bred mares from Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Alberta, Canada and studied equine reproduction at the University of Illinois.

The Aztlan Farms' broodmares are a rich blend of the the all time greats e.g .Midnight Sun, Ebony Masterpiece, Suns’s Delight D. Pride of Midnight and Prides Generator. They represent well the industry's top-producers and old-time bloodlines, and the quality of their offspring is second to none. Brad strives to preserve and breed the type of naturally deep-gaited, kindly-mannered, beautiful horses that made the Tennessee Walking Horse famous.

Let Aztlan Farms help you achieve your breeding goals, whether it be selection of an outstanding Aztlan Farms bred foal, breeding your mare to one of their fine stallions or utilizing the brand new A.I. facility for transported semen to and from any where in the world. Aztlan Farms is ready to serve. (217) 632-2096.

Visit Odds and Ends for articles on the Tennessee Walking Horse and Brad's own theories of breeding and farm management.

For more information on walking horses visit:
The Tennessee Walking Horse

Brad Woodruff
18875 Atterberry Street
Petersburg, IL 62675