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1-A}  CLASSY LENA SILVER  (2-B in Trail horses for sale) --GRAY 2003 MARE--Sire:  Royal Lena Peppy - NCHA $ earning son of Peppy San Badger.  He is out of a producing Doc O' Lena daughter who is out of a Royal King daughter.  He is a 7/8 brother to Peptoboonsmal.   Dam:  Classical Zanny, Foundation bred mare that is a sueer ranch and cowhorse.  She has been shown for several years in the FQHR and Open shows and has amassed an enviable show record including earning the 1st ever conformation certificate awarded by the FQHR.   She stood grand at nearly half of the shows she went to.   

This good mare is outstanding in every way and had the kind of conformation and eye appeal to show as well as her dam and could really make a nice 'down the fence' horse.   She is well broke under saddle and is a super trail horse now.  She has been ridden on the ranch, but her only cattle work is gathering them in the pasture.   She is very athletic and is very talented.  She needs to be finished into a top cow horse but is a super trail horse and pasture horse now.   Some of the photos below were taken a couple of years ago.  She is much heavier and more filled out now.  She would be an ideal mare to export to the UK or Europe .   This mare could be a foundation mare for an outstanding breeding program.   

She is an absolutely solid trail horse and a very good pasture horse to gather and work cattle.   She has not been roped off of yet, but she just needs someone that can rope and doctor a few to be able to do it all.          'Click' on small photos to see a full size photo.       $5000.00.

Cheri & Classy Lena Silver

'Lena', December 2012

Classy Lena Silver

'Lena', fall 2011

'Lena', fall 2010

2-A} -- CROSSBOW STREAK (BLUE) -- 2001 AQHA Gray Gelding -- Docs Lynx and Docs Superstar Bar on top and Jet Deck and Three Bars on the bottom.   This 15 hand gelding is a good looking, absolutely sound and solid ranch horse.   He is pretty and has excellent conformation.  He is 100% sound, has never had a sick day in his life and has no quirks or bad habits.   He has exceptional bone and good feet.

"Blue' will go anywhere you point his head.  He has had a LOT of miles in really rough country.    He can carry a big man all day with no trouble.  He hauls, loads, shoes, etc. with no problems.   He rides with any other horses or by himself.  Blue has worked and gathered cattle on a really BIG ranch (several thousand acres)  and has had cattle roped off of him in the pasture.   Pete is 72 and he has had a stroke, and he has been riding him all winter.   This is not a slow 'beginner horse'.  He has a bigger motor and is used to working for a living, so he walks out fast and travels like a horse that is trying to go somewhere.   That makes him 'more horse' than little kids or beginners need to ride, but he is safe for anyone that knows how to ride at all.   He is smooth gaited and a really nice mover.  He is not spooky, rides one-handed and is a really nice broke gelding.

 He just needs an owner that has a job for him.   If we sell him before he sheds out and gets his summer hair in, will sell him for $3000.00.  He is worth a lot more.          'Click' on this little picture for a full size photo.

Blue

Blue -- fall 2013

Blue

Blue -- fall 2013

STONEY -- An 11 or 12 year old Red Roan 'Grade' Gelding.   Stoney is a 'REAL' Ranch Gelding.   He has spent his entire life being a top ranch gelding.  He has had hundreds of head of cattle roped and doctored from his back in big pastures.  We got him from a neighbor that doctors yearlings.  Last winter, they had over 5000 yearlings on 10 different leased ranches and only three cowboys doing all of the doctoring.   This gelding has dragged 700 and 800 pound cattle into a trailer all by himself.  He has been used for wild hog hunting. Anyone needing a ranch gelding or a trail horse -- look no further -- here he is.

With the 110 degree heat and severe drought this year, all of the cattle have been shipped and there is NO grass.   Stoney does not have a job any more.   

We have used him most of the summer for a trail horse and a guide horse.   Anyone that can pick up the reins can ride him.  He has absolutely no buck or foolishness in him.  He will willingly go anywhere you point his head. I have never seen him spook or shy at anything -- al year.   He has NO problems of any kind.  He is easy to catch, shoe, bathe, haul, ties anywhere -- he does it all -- right.  He is an 'ambitious' horse with a really fast walk, has a nice jog and a good lope.   He has a pretty 'big motor' but is not 'chargy' or 'hot', just ambitious and used to going somewhere and doing something.  He has had a 'job' all of his life.   [The young boy riding him in the photo below was taking a lesson on him.]

His previous owner has picked him up and taken him to a couple of ranch rodeos this fall.   He rode him on the winning team 3 weeks ago in a ranch rodeo near here.  Their team won the silver buckles.  He rode Stoney in the Wild Cow Milking  (roped and held the cow with him),  used him to snub the bronc in the bronc riding and drug the calves to the branding fire with him.  

Stoney is absolutely sound and solid.  He is not real 'pretty' or refined.  He has big, sound feet, is tough as a boot, never been sick a day in his life and will make safe, solid saddle horse for someone for many years to come.   He can carry a big 200 pound + rider all day.  He is heavy boned, wide, (made like a Sherman Tank), has high withers, girths up big, holds a saddle really well and is one of the strongest horses I've ever owned.  SOLD!!!

Stoney

Stoney - October, 2012

Stoney

Stoney - October, 2012

Stoney

Stoney - October, 2012

APACHE -- 12 or 13 year old tobiano paint gelding.  This good looking 15 hand gelding is VERY very broke, as close to bomb-proof as you can get.  He is one of the most solid trail /ranch horses we have ever owned.  We would like to keep him in our trail string, but he is really too nice and we need the money to buy more of this high priced hay.   We planted wheat and it has been too dry for it to do any good.   Since I was not going to sell him, I do not have a photo of him, but I will try to get one.   He is not 'herd-bound' and so will be easier to turn into hay than some of the other trail geldings.   Before we got him, he was used on a ranch and is supposed to have been roped off of (in the pasture) and used for team sorting by beginners.   We have not used him on cattle, so you would have to try him out and see how good he does.   

Apache walks out good, is not a dead-head but is very easily ridden by anyone that can pick up and use the reins.   He is absolutely gentle and stays that way.   He will go anywhere you point his head and there is not anything he spooks or boogers at from pigs to heavy equipment to truck traffic to deep running water, etc.  He is absolutely sound but does have a front hoof that needs to be kept shod because he has an old 'sear' that grows down one side where he had a cut years ago.   Apache has been SOLD!  

FLASHY BLUE SLIDER [Blue]-- 2004 Gray gelding.  Sire:  CALL HIM THE FLASH --  a super finished reiner that is drop dead gorgeous.  He has AQHA reining points with very limited showing.   Dam:  Classy Good Girl, a ranch used mare we raised and still have.   Very pretty and correct gelding.  Really big and stout gelding.  He stands 15.3 hands.  'Blue' is drop-dead gorgeous

He is very well broke.  He is big, deep in the heart and has an endless amount energy.  He has a big motor and would be too much horse for most beginners, but would make a ranch horse, trail horse or pony horse for a big man that wants to go all day.  Our 6'4" 270 pound son can ride him all day.  Is is super smooth gaited and willing to go anywhere or do anything.   He has perfect manners, is 100% sound and just needs a job.   He is extremely athletic for a big horse and would make a good heading prospect or a team sorting / penning horse for a big person.  He is VERY strong and VERY quick.  He is being started on working cattle and learning to handle them now (fall 2011).  He is REALLY taking to working bison and cattle in the big round cutting pen.  This could sure be his calling.  He would also make an excellent pony horse on the track

The young lady helping us with our horses thinks he would make a nice hunt seat over fence horse.   If we have time, I may have her ride him some under an English saddle.  He is really a pretty mover and is SUPER SMOOTH.    All photos were taken fall, 2011.   This horse has HUGE moves and is probably not suitable for a beginning rider.  He has no buck in him and no bad habits, but he also can sure move. SOLD and now living in sunny California.    (photos are thumbnails)

'Blue' - Fall, 2011

'Blue' - Fall, 2011

'Blue' - Fall, 2011

CAPTAIN -- 2004 grade brown gelding.    Captain was a ranch gelding before we bought him.  He stands 15 hands, is stout, VERY well mannered and super broke.  He has really smooth gaits and a good fast walk.   He has worked and doctored a LOT of cattle in the pasture.  He has perfect manners and is very easy to get along with.   Any rider from a beginner to a cowboy can get along with this horse and go do a day's work on him or ride anywhere in the US.   He has had a lot of cattle roped and doctored off of him.  He was for sale because he was not fast enough to be a tough heading horse in the arena.  He is sure fast enough to gather or doctor any cattle in the pasture.   Husband says he is ugly.   I don't think so.   Plus, pretty is as pretty does and he does everything pretty darn good.  You have to be the judge.  This gelding has been sure enought gentle and easy to get along with.

Captain is 100% sound and has feet of iron.  He would probably never need shoes if he was not ridden in the rocks.   He is really a pleasure to have around.  He has been my personal riding horse all year.       'Click' on small photos to see a full size photo.      SOLD   Thank you for the additional inquiries we have had since he has been gone.  

'Captain', 2011

'Captain', 2011

'Captain', 2011

STORMY FLASH [Slick]--2004 Bay Gelding --    Sire:CALL HIM THE FLASH --  a super finished reiner that is drop dead gorgeous.  He has AQHA reining points with very limited showing.   Dam:  Berts Stareu Tu - A really nice ranch and rodeo mare that had been roped off of and used on the ranch for many years.  She was Fisher Ranch Breeding (Bert and Oklahoma Star).

Slick is another big (15.2 hand) gelding that needs a job.   He has been pasture ridden and ranch used a LOT.   He has roped and doctor cattle in the pasture.  He is big and fast and very quick footed.  He will go anywhere you point his head.  He is a really solid trail horse.   He may be too much horse for a beginning riders.   He has no buck or bad habits and is absolutely a well mannered gentleman, Ties, hauls, shoes -- everything -- the very best.  He can go all day and carry a big person doing it.   He is being started on working cattle and learning to handle them now (fall 2011).  He is REALLY taking to working bison and cattle in the big round cutting pen.  This could sure be his calling.  The picture appearing below was after less than 2 weeks of working his first bison in the big round cutting pen.  He is carrying a rider that has never worked cattle before and she is just hanging on for the ride.  This gelding really wants to work a cow (or bison).  This horse has HUGE moves and is probably not suitable for a beginning rider.  He has no buck in him and no bad habits, but he sure can move.   SOLD to a couple that already have another 'Flash" gelding.

'Slick' Fall, 2011

'Slick' Fall, 2011

'Slick' Fall, 2011

DRIFTERS ZIP ['Cowboy'] -- 2007 GRAY GELDING --  Sire: War Chiefs Pride (Drifter)  Double bred Driftwood horse that has conformation & ability.  (See his page).  Dam:  Home raised super gentle pleasure bred mare.   She is the kind anyone could ride from about her 3rd or 4th saddleing.  She is still here carrying small children on our trail rides.   They do not come any more gentle natured and all of her sons and daughters are just like her.

This extremely good looking gelding has been gentle since his first saddling.   I was leading trail rides with him since he was a 2 year old.   He was born broke.   He is the kind that you can leave out in the pasture for 3 or 4 months, bring him in, saddle him up and ride him off.   Absolutely anyone that can pick up the reins can ride him -- either by himself or with 100 horses on a big trail ride.    We loaned him to a friend from California last year to take on an AQHA trail ride.   No one could believe he was only 3 and that she had never ridden him before.   He is that way every day of his life.  He has been used to check and gather cattle and has done a little sorting, but no one has ridden him that asked for a LOT of quick moves so he is by no means a finished sorting or ranch cutting horse.   100% sound.  His feet are so good, he would probably never need shoes if he was not ridden in solid rocks like we have here.   

He is an absolutely solid trail horse now and as safe a gelding to ride and work on the ranch as you can find anywhere.  He has not been roped off of yet, but he just needs someone that can rope and doctor a few to be able to do it all.   (We just got too old and decrepit.)  He is VERY 'laid back' and easy going. SOLD

'Click' on small photos to see a full size photo.

'Cowboy', 2010

'Cowboy', 2011

Drifters Zip

'Cowboy', fall 2010

REDS DASHIN DREAM -- [RED] -- 2002 Sorrel Gelding -- His papers have 'great' speed and barrel racing sires on them -- horses like the Three Bars son Bar Caro, Victory Dash and On The Money Red.  BUT, he did not want to go that fast.  All of the speed breeding was wasted on a horse that is happy just going along in the pasture or on the trail.

He is a big, stout good looking sorrel gelding.   He can carry a big rider all day and can pull really hard off of the saddle horn.   He is very correct and is completely sound.   He is easy to do anything with from shoeing to hauling to ???

That being said, he has been a ranch gelding for the last 5 years.   He has had literally hundreds of cattle roped and doctored off of him out in the pasture.  He is absolutely fool-proof and about as bomb-proof as a horse can get.   Now, we are not trying to sell him as a cow horse or a 'great' ranch horse.  He really is not all that 'cowey' (like the cutting bred horse we traded for him -- the one that we could not stay on any more) and he really does not want to run all that fast if the steer or cow being roped requires a really fast horse.   He is just a very nice, easy going, non-excitable and less than race horse fast gelding.   He is not a 'dead head' and has the smoothest lope you would ever want to ride.  He just does not have a very quick burst of speed unless you really ask for it.  He pulls so hard off of the saddle horn that his rider has loaded many big cows into a stock trailer out in the pasture with no help accept for ole Red.

We have found only one hole in him (and we have used him all winter and spring).   If you get right up in his face while he is tied or if a horse next to him turns its butt and he thinks he is going to get kicked, he will set back.   He never has pulled back at any other time and has about given that up because we have really gotten after him for it.  

Red will go absolutely anywhere you point his head.   He is suitable for a novice or beginning rider and he is also suitable for an intermediate riders that wants to learn how to doctor and learn how to pasture rope.  He has absolutely no buck in him -- even if he is turned out for several months.    SOLD. 

Red

Red - March, 2012

DRY  FRECKLES  BOON -- 2000 BAY GELDING -- SIRE:  Freckles Boon, NCHA money earner by Freckles Playboy out of a Boon Bar mare.   Dam:  Grandaughter of Dry Doc.

We have owned this 15.2 hand gelding for 8 years.  He has been Pete's personal mount this whole time.  He has roped and doctored cattle in the pasture and been used to do all kinds of ranch work.  He is REALLY COWEY!  I mean you will have to grab the horn to stay with him.  He had some cutting training before we got him and has done a lot of sorting and working in the corral and pasture.  He would make a WORLD CLASS penning or sorting horse.  He is not for a beginning rider.  He can be a tiny bit cold backed after a long lay-off.  But, he is so well trained, an experienced rider can turn him around a couple times, back him up a few steps and he will ride right off.  He is not a bronc, but could intimidate a green rider.  He is well-mannered and gentle, easy to catch and easy to get along with.  This good looking gelding is really stout -- a real powerhouse.  He is 100% sound and ready to go do a day's work or go to a penning.  He is a really hard stopper and has a nice turn-around.   He will slide a pretty good ways, has a nice lead change and would go to AQHA Ranch Versatility classes with very little additional work.  He is pictured in his winter clothes, but he is a really good looking and very correct horse.   

He would not be for sale if Pete had not had open heart surgery and cannot do the work any more.  He still rides very little and is definitely over-mounted now on this gelding.   Cheri has been taking out trail rides with him, but needs to be riding the young colts for that.  He just needs a real job.   If you are looking for a good looking ranch gelding, he is the real deal.  SOLD and just arrived in Tennessee.   Thank you Calvin and Bunny Ozier.

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