We are very proud of our four legged working partners. We maintain a herd of more than 50 registered Quarter horses, Appaloosas, and Paints as saddle horses and 5 teams of draft horses who pull our sleigh and wagon rides. Most of the horses are either born and raised right here on the ranch or purchased from other local ranchers.
The horses are worked with and handled at an early age to begin adapting them to their future job on the ranch. As two-year olds, we begin their official training. We begin by getting them used to the saddle and working them in the round pen. They then graduate to the arena and short trail rides. We use a training system called the “Basic Handle,” founded by Monte Forman and Pat Wyse. This system creates a safe, responsive, and sensible horse. In addition, we carefully breed and maintain horses that have a disposition that lends itself to the guest ranch industry.
As three and four year olds, these horses are used as mounts for our wranglers. Finally, as five year olds, they begin their career as mounts for our guests. We use both mares and geldings. The mares are rotated in and out as they produce more offspring for our future string.
From time to time we offer horses for sale who are ready for their own person or a retirement home where they can babysit your children or grandchildren.
Queen is a 17 year old Percheron cross mare who has been used on the guest ranch for sleigh rides. She was driven as a team on both the left and right side. 16 hands around 1600+ lbs. She is a solid horse, never been lame, and is a hard worker. She is steady while driving and is use to being around people and dogs. She is not broke to ride but I don’t think it would take much to get her there.
SOLD – Congratulations Dale on purchasing Blue!
PNA Two Bob Hancock, 2012 Blue Roan AQHA Gelding –
“Blue” is currently about 15 hh. His sire is a stout 1300lbs. Double bred Hancock. He has had ground work done. He is willing to learn and ready to be started. Beautiful floaty movement. This horse belongs to a friend of ours who has health issues and therefore can no longer train horses.
For more information call (208)263-9066 or email [email protected]