Crosswinds Quarter Horses and German Shepherds (formally Goodwin Horsemanship and German Shepherds), through owner Mellanie Kunz-Goodwin, is carrying on a tradition and lifelong passion of raising dogs and horses that will provide a willing, loyal and loving companion and co-worker.
From her childhood, Mellanie was able to sit atop a sound Quarter Horse with a trusty German Shepherd at the side. Mellanie grew up meagerly, and although while competing as a youth with her animals, her family couldn’t afford those purchased “High Bred, Turn Key” horses and dogs the other successful kids where handling. The Kunz family in turn bred high quality animals and trained them themselves. Through hard work, resourcefulness and knowledge, and genuine and successful breeding and training program was born.
Today, those same ideals and principles of hard work, dedication, honesty and integrity carry on. And Mellanie is raising her daughter Layne and son Chayton with the same principles, in hopes they look to carry on the tradition some day.
It so happens the winds of life offered Mellanie an opportunity to work on the T-Bar Ranch. Located just one mile from her own place, The T-Bar, owned by the Henderson Family of Texas, is a 23,000 acre Cattle Ranch that cares for and grows approximately 6000 head of calves yearly. Mellanie is now able to train and work her horses and dogs in a full ranch situation daily.