We were founded in 1999 by Joni Lund and Racheal Huntimer, as a hopeful 4-H project for mother/daughter bonding.
The next three years found us training and showing American Paints.

In 2002, we began breeding quality American Paints with running and show bloodlines and one fine Paso Fino broodmare for personal pleasure.  That one Paso Fino mare was the result of a five year equine study.  Analyising attributes, conformation, versilatily and history of horses.  With as much test riding as possible of different breeds. 

We found that Paso Finos had more to offer then what the general public knew.  Rich in early world history, including contributing to the founding of the Americas & Native American horse bands.  A pleasure to work with and fantastic to ride, coupled with the most affordable price amoungst  the "Distinguished Blood Horses".

This led to a herd of fourteen Paso Fino in 2006.  The best naturally gaited horses we could find from Champion bloodlines were choosen from many respected breeders.

We are continually breeding up, by using high quality stallions.  And buying at least one well breed mare yearly.

Both Joni Lund and Racheal Davis are happy to help you anyway they can. Racheal is based in Silver Lake, Indiana.  Joni manages the main operation in Carrington, North Dakota.
Please contact us with questions about any aspect of our business. 
We're always happy to hear from fellow horse lovers.

We also made a commitment to my best friend to open a child and horse santurary when the finances come in.

It all started with:
one woman's passion 
one woman's vision.

When Other People can't do something,
      they like to say you can't do something.  
Don't ever let anyone tell you, you can't do something.            (TRY)                     -- unknown

Dream, Reach, Care, Give.
Tomorrow's success, started with yesterday's dream.
                                       -- Joni Lund

Tomorrow's Smooth Road 
  is paved with today's bumps.     
     -- Joni Lund

Sometimes Strength, Courage, & Understanding 
      need to be built up by practice, so if at first
      you don't succeed;     TRY, TRY again.
-- Joni Lund

 Time is  a tiger, hold on tight.
        Love your neighbors, it may be your only chance to change 
the world.  Whatever you do or don't do, has a ripping
        effect.             --Joni Lund

 Your Born an Original (don't die a copy)
-- John Mason
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     Joni Lund
Ranch manager & ND Horse council co-director.
Founder, Director, Owner of Northern Plains Health Institute, Joni Lund - Trading Post, Joni Lund - Trading Post & Healing, Joni Lund Farms, & Paradise Ranch.

  1295 1st ST S
  Carrington, ND 58421-1905

  (701) 652-1986 office & orders  9 AM - 9 PM Central Call late.

    Text:  (701) 320-6200 for appointments and messages, 
      after 4 PM Central.

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This is a mention, knowledgement, and Thank You  to our family, friends and customers for:

A Successful breeding facility.

To our friends and customers for helping make a 4-H project grow into a breeding facility to be reckoned with. 
For helping us to build a good herd of blood stock.
Thank you helping us grow and inprove each year.

For turning a hobby saddle shop and leather craft venue into a successful trading post & retail service center.

To our family & friends for advice, faith, encouragement, and use of their spare rooms, basements, garages &
talents.  To our immediate family members whom live in our creative & busy worlds. We are ever so thankful
for your love, and patience.
To our customers, whom keep returning, and for your suggestions and patience which helps us grow.

For the royle education, and gifts God has bestowed on us to help others regain their health and lives. 
For the inception of the Northern Plains Health Institute.

In the near future we plan to build an all inclusive brick & mortar Trading Post, Northern Plains Health Renewal Center, & Equistrian Center under one proverbal "roof".

We are a private member organization, with freedom of speech at its core, specializing in education.  We will supply the necessary items for you to reclaim your health: mentally, spiritually, and physically.  Including state of the art equipent, non-evasive healing aides.  We will provide an environment conductive to healing and peace.

In time the following consultants, and specialist will be on staff full-time:  Nutritionist, Naturopathic Doctor,  Consultants:  Finger nail & Tongue Diagnosis, Iridology diagnosis of pre-health conditions - Have, Hypnotist,  Acupressure/Acupuncturist, Massage, & Reflexologist, Reiki, Chakra, Minster - Have,  Health Equipment - have, Supplements - have, Green products - have, and a good old fashioned wrangler/rancher.

There will be special fees for the use of “Paradise Ranch” facilities, grounds, and equipment on ranch site. (This is unavailable at this time.)

Sorry, absolutely no walk-ins.  By appointment only.  

Be persistent with the calls, you’ll reach someone eventually.  Best late evening.

We Thank You!

Joni & Family

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"Don't Die With Your Dreams Still Inside You." 

                         - Fran Briggs 




-The Daffodil Principle 
Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over." 
I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead   "I will come next Tuesday", I promised a little reluctantly on her third call. 

Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren. 

"Forget the daffodils, Carolyn!  The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!" 

My daughter smiled calmly and said, "We drive in this all the time, Mother." 
"Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!"  I assured her. 

"But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks," Carolyn said.  "I'll drive. I'm used to this."   

"Carolyn," I said sternly, "Please turn around." 
"It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience." 

After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, " Daffodil Garden "  We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight. 

It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and  butter yellow. Each different colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers. 
"Who did this?" I asked Carolyn.  "Just one woman," Carolyn answered. "She lives on the property. That's her home." Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house. 
On the patio, we saw a poster. "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking", was the headline. The first answer was a simple one. "50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958." 
For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met, who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created something of extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principles of celebration. 
That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at time--and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can change the world . 

"It makes me sad in a way," I admitted to Carolyn. "What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!" 

My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. "Start tomorrow," she said. 

She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"

Use the Daffodil Principle. Stop waiting..... 
Until your car or home is paid off   
Until you get a new car or home 
Until your kids leave the house 
Until you go back to school 
Until you finish school 
Until you clean the house 
Until you organize the garage 
Until you clean off your desk 
Until you lose 10 lbs. 
Until you gain 10 lbs. 
Until you get married 
Until you get a divorce 
Until you have kids 
Until the kids go to school 

Until you get clean
Until you retire 
Until summer 
Until spring 
Until winter 
Until fall 
Until you die..... 

There is no better time than right now to be happy! 

Happiness is a journey, not a destination. 
So work like you don't need money. 

Love like you've never been hurt, and, 
  Dance like no one's watching. 
Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day! 

Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. 

If you want to brighten someone's day, pass this on to someone special.   I just did.


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Joni Lund - Trading Post & Healing
 1295 1st St S
  Carrington, ND  58421-1905

Office number: (701) 652-1986;   5PM - 9 PM Central; call late.
Text for quicker service:  (701) 320-6200 not after 9:30PM Central.
 Prefer all contact by postal service mail. 

  No telemarketer calls accepted.
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Joni Lund - Trading Post & Healing
 1295 1st St S
  Carrington, ND  58421-1905

 Phone:  (701) 652-1986 office  5PM - 9 PM Central; call late.
Text for quicker service :  (701) 320-6200 not after 9:30PM
 Prefer all contact by postal service mail.

  No non-paying solicitor calls accepted.