A Wind in the Woods
County, Northeast Ohio since 1995
"RIGHT" FARM TO DEAL WITH
WINDT IM WALD FARM'S CODE OF ETHICS
We promise to treat everyone with
honesty, dignity, and respect. That is how we would like to be treated
if the shoe were on the other foot, and we were doing the buying.
Our word is our bond. We have worked too hard during our lives being
proud of our name and our integrity to act in a way that would put the
family name and the family reputation in jeopardy.
It is important that we match up the right horse with the right buyer.
We respect you too much to sell you a horse that is too spirited or too
quiet for you. If you are going to own a horse, you might as well know
right up front that you are going to have to mesh and get along with
each other in terms of temperament, talent, and training.
We will not knowingly sell a horse to the wrong kind of home, nor will
we ever sell one of our horses through an auction. We have spent a
great deal of loving time with each of our horses in an effort to
instill trust and gentleness within them. For us, horses are a labor of
love so they are difficult to part with unless they go with the right
It is not our intention to sell a horse merely for the sake of making a
short-term sale. We think it is better for us to lose a sale than to
lose your trust and respect. If we sell you a horse that is wrong for
you, you will never trust us again. If we keep your respect through our
hard work, good intentions, and honesty, perhaps you will continue to
keep us in your thoughts and talk to us again when you are looking for
a particular horse to fill your needs or give us the opportunity to
help you solve a horse-related problem.
We love to talk to folks who truly love horses and want to be around
them. In addition, we hope that these folks realize that there is
always more to learn when you are involved with these wonderful,
beautiful, honest creatures. Anyone who tells you that he/she knows all
there is and has been there and done that with regard to horses is
leading you down the garden path. Humility is a trait that folks
acquire when they have the privilege of working with horses and loving
both the horses and the work.
Know that we value our integrity above everything else. Without
integrity, there is nothing to show for our efforts and our existence
on this planet.