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  Our Definition of a 'Good' Trail Horse

A good trail horse is one that does everything and goes everywhere the rider wants with a minimum of asking. He goes 'new places' as willingly as he goes familiar places.   He is quiet, does not easily 'spook' or shy.  He is sure-footed and watches carefully where he places his feet.  We ride in rugged country and it takes a horse a long time to learn to travel in it confidently and safely.  [ It is easier if they are raised in that kind of environment.  Our own broodmares and foals spend their summers running in rough pastures.]  A good trail horse does not try to travel faster or slower than the group and above all, is well trained enough to leave the group and ride where he is told to go.  He will lead, follow or ride in the middle of a bunch of horses.   He has good manners, i.e. he stands quietly for mounting and dismounting, stops and stands still when asked, is not upset when something is dropped or gets around his feet, etc.  In other words, he is a well trained horse, not a 'deadhead' that follows the horse in front of him.  We gather and work cattle on all our trail horses!   Throughout the "WOLFE RANCH" web site, if a horse is said to be a good trail horse, it means just that.

We have a young man riding horses with us now.  He is an excellent rider and has a lot of experience starting and riding trail horses.  

We have room and he has time to ride one outside horse.   If anyone has a horse that needs work on being a really solid, good trail horse, we can accommodate one such horse at a time.   Please do not send any broncs or badly spoiled horses, but horses that are spooky, disobedient to the rider's aids and lack confidence and obedience.       

We will insure that every horse leaving here as the same kind of manners that our have.   They will tie, bathe, trailer load just like our horses do.   You can point one's head in any trailer and they will gladly hop right in.  They will back out of a trailer slowly and carefully like every horse should.  They will stand absolutely still for any rider to get on and off.   They will let you put on a slicker or take out your lunch. 

We will 'finish' horses that need a lot more 'handle', need to learn to quietly go anywhere their rider points their heads.   We will then spend at least 2 days teaching the rider and horse together, how to ride any place with other horses and alone.

Call for the very reasonable training rates.

TRAIL HORSES FOR SALE

1-A}  CLASSY LENA SILVER--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 super ranch and cowhorse.  She was 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.   She was exported to the UK several years ago.

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.   If someone wants to buy her and have her bred in early 2012, we will facilitate that and only charge board.  

She is a 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

Classy Lena Silver, December, 2012

Classy Lena Silver

Classy Lena Silver, fall, 2011

Classy Lena Silver

Classy Lena Silver, fall, 2010

 
2-A} -- FLASHY DRIFTIN ZAN --2007 Dun Filly (Incentive Fund Nominated) --Sire: Call Him The Flash.   Dam:  a Drifter ( War Chiefs Pride)  daughter that we trail rode for several years.   

she is a finished trail horse now, but needs to be ridden on cattle and could be a really nice ranch horse or penning and sorting horse.   She rides like a horse that has had 3 or 4 years of trail riding experience, but has only been ridden steady for the last 2 years.   She is another horse that we raised and started and that has never bucked or made a mistake.   We do not think horses should need to be 'warmed up' or longed before they can be ridden.   When we start them, we train them to just stand quietly for saddling and mounting and they just ride right off.  This pretty young mare rides like that.  Anyone can catch her, saddle her, bridle her, climb on and ride off.   She has been in traffic, around cattle (is ready to start working cattle now) and has been ridden in the roughest country in the Arbuckle Mountains.  She, too, rides equally well in a large group and rides just as well off by herself.  She loads, hauls, ties, bathes, shoes, you name it.   She is 100% sound and ready to go.

She will be a higher level sorting or penning horse and probably has a bigger stop and quicker turn-around in her future than most of our really broke trail horses   She definitely has the ability to go into  competition and can still be a very pleasant trail and pleasure horse.  She likes people and comes to you in the pasture.   

With her Incentive Fund nomination, we think she is an excellent penning and sorting prospect that is really started right.   She is for sale now (before being worked more on cattle) for $4500.00.

Flash Dun

Flashy Driftin Zan

October, 2011

Flash Dun

Flashy Driftin Zan

October, 2011

Flash Dun

Flashy Driftin Zan

October, 2011

3-A} -- MI FRECKLES GOLD BAR (Bucky) 2001 buckskin Gelding -- Sire: Col Doc Summer (Colonel Freckles, Cutter Bill, Doc Bar and Gay Bar King breeding.)  Dam: Linebred King and Leo mare.   This buckskin gelding is 'old' cutting breeding at its best.  He is a 'Champaign' buckskin.  He has the amber colored eyes.

Bucky is a really broke gelding.  He is stout and 100% sound.  He has the best feet you will ever see.   He is probably too quick footed for a beginning rider, but has absolutely no buck or foolishness in him.   

We have trail ridden him a lot this past summer.   He was never ridden in really rough country before but he has turned into a super trail horse.  Pete has gathered cattle on him and they roped a bull that was in the wrong pasture using him.  He will really pull off of the saddle horn.  When we bought him, they said he had had a few roped off of him in the pasture.  This is the only one we have had a reason to rope, so we really do not know how experienced he is.  We do not keep any cattle of our own.   This 800# Longhorn bull just HAD to be moved.  We are not selling him for a 'dead-broke' ranch horse, but he sure ought to get everthing done you need to do on a ranch if you want to 'season' him.

We cannot ride a penning/ sorting horse anymore, but anyone that can ride can sure make this horse into a good one in quick order.    $2500.00 

Bucky

Bucky, October 2014

Bucky

Bucky, October 2014

4-A} -- DRIFTERS DUSTY DUDE -- 2007 Gray Gelding -- Dude is registered Red Dun because he was foaled that color.  He has since turned gray.   

Dude got HUGE.  He is a really gentle, well broke trail horse.  He is 16 hands and is not the most refined or 'fancy' horse out there but he is very handsome and definitely not ugly (maybe just a little plain).   He is big, strong and can carry a 250# + rider all day, every day.   We use him almost every day to take out big novice riders.  He has probably carried more than 100 trail riders on their very first ride -- ever.  He is not spooky and never gets silly whether he is ridden by himself or in a large group.  You can lead horses off of him and do just about anything on him or ride him anywhere.   He would make an excellent hunting horse in the mountains.   I used to take out a lot of hunters in the Wilderness Areas of Western Colorado.   He is the perfect horse for that job.

He is easy to catch, ties, shoes, bathes, loads and hauls in any trailer.  He also has excellent bone and feet and has never been sick or lame a day in his life.  He has a job taking out trail riders for as long as I have him.  I would sell him to the right home for $5000.00 and I guarantee that I will miss him if I sell him.   I will try to get photos of him.  Watch for them.

DRIFTERS LUCKY ZAN -- 2006 AQHA Red Dun Gelding -- Sire: War Chiefs Pride (Drifter)  Double bred Driftwood horse that has conformation & ability. (Has since been exported to the UK.)  Dam:  Classical Silver daughter, Classy Zan  -- A really outstanding mare we bred and trained and sold as a really nice trail horse and ranch horse.

'Lucky' is a good looking 15 hand red dun geldings.   He is very well trained, can be ridden by anyone that can pick up the reins and will go anywhere you point his head.  He has been mostly pasture and trail ridden.  He has no bad habits and he can set around for months and just ride off.  He has never tried to buck or do anything wrong in his entire life.   We have guided a lot of trail rides with him and used him a lot on the ranch.  He is also a horse that we need to sell so we will put more miles on the younger 'green' horses.  We just don't get the others ridden with the steady well broke ones around.  It is just easier to take them out.   

He has exceptionally good feet and bone.   Pete says "You would have to cut his head off and hide it to hurt him!"   He has never taken a bad step in his life.   Like all of the others, he ties, loads, catches easy, gets along well with other horses, has ponied and had a lot of horses led off of him.  He has no problems of any kind.   Before further training - SOLD  This horse is riding so well and we are doing so much on him that if he is not sold by Sept. 1, his price will go up.  

Lucky

Lucky - July, 2014

Lucky

Lucky - July, 2014

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.   Like every other good ranch horse we have had, he is a ready made top trail horse.

  He just needs an owner that has a job for him.  SOLD

Blue

Blue -- fall 2013

Blue

Blue -- fall 2013

CLASSY GOOD GIRL -- 1997 Gray Mare .  Sire: Classical Silver. (reference sire)  Dam:  Jackies Good Girl, granddaughter of Doc Clabber by Doc Bar and Padre Sonoita by Dick Sonoita. ‘Jackie’ was a cutting money winner and used for several years as a top ranch and roping mare..  Good Girl has been one of our best producers.  Her foals all really ride and 'Cow'.   Good Girl had a absolutely gorgeous 2005 Palomino filly by a son of Dunit It With A Twist.   We put her back in the trail string for the last several years.   This beautiful 15.1 hand mare is a very solid trail horse.   She will go anywhere you point her head.  She is safe for an experienced child and can carry a big man.   She is big, stout, sound and gentle but has a pretty big motor.  You can ride her 20 miles a day every day and she is waiting to go again tomorrow.  She has impeccable manners.  The two trail rides photos of her below were taken in Dec, 2012.  She had not been ridden in 6 months,  She was just caught out on the back pasture, saddled and put in the trail ride.   You can ride her once a year and she rides the same as if she was ridden every day.

FLASH  --  Good Girl was bred one time in 2012 to a Palomino son of Dunnit With A Twist.  She had a filly (Classy Gold Dunit pictured lower left)  by this same stallion several years ago that was outstanding and was sold to a trail riding and show home.  She just had an absolutely gorgeous full sister to Classy Gold Dunit (lower left photo).  Classy Good Girl has been sold. 

Her dunalino filly is a year old and is gorgeous.   Her filly is for sale for $1500.00.   

Good Girl 

Good Girl & 2013 filly

 Good Girl (Center) and her 2013 dunalino filly

Drifters Good Girl

Drifters Good Girl  (Good Girl's 1st foal)

Classy Gold Dunit - sister to 2013 filly- July, 2008

MELLOW  YELLOW -19 year old golden palomino un-registered gelding with four white socks and a blaze. He is the most attractive horse in the trail string. He stands 15.1 and weighs in at about 1100#.   We have owned him for 11 or 12 years.

'Yeller' is gentle and solid on the trail and we don't have any problems at all with him. He is a little 'quirky' and, unlike most of our horses, does have some minor 'old holes' in him. He pulled back when we got him. He has not pulled back now in more than 3 years, but we still do not tie him to shoe him or give him shots. He loads and hauls and fly sprays fine and stands tied up for hours with no problems, but we want anyone buying him to know that he used to pull back, especially if you get right up in his face. We try to be 100% up front on every horse we sell and he would sure enough pull back when we got him. Just want everyone to know it.  He has a home here as long someone does not come along and want to pay $1000.00 for him. Even then, we will miss him as he has carried a rider on nearly every ride that has gone out for 10 or 12 years.  After all that, he is still 'honest' and not 'herd bound'.   He will ride off by himself and goes just as good with no other horses.   He will ride alone, in front of or behind any group and will go anywhere you point his head.

Yellow has an active 'sarcoid' on his left ear where it joins his forehead. We put medicine on it and it keeps shrinking. He is for sale at a very reasonable price if you want to finish getting the sarcoid off or have it surgically removed. It is not painful and does not bother him for riding at all.  He is otherwise sound and healthy in every other way.  SOLD

Mellow, 2010

Mello, barely visible going over the bridge

Mello in the mountsins

Mello in the rear -- the dark sarcoid is visible on his left ear

Mello with this rider leading his 6 year old daughter

KING GEORGE --  George is a 15.1 hand brown gelding.  We have had him 10 years so he is nearing 20 years old.   [No one ever told George and we aren't talking.]  He is 100% sound and healthy.   He is a dead broke trail horse that has been ridden alone and in groups for 10 years.  Before that, he was a Game Warden's horse in the mountains of Montana.   He is handsome and is half Morgan and half TB and can go and go and go.   You can ride him in all kinds of terrain all day every day and he just keeps on going.   Anyone can ride him that can pick up a pair of reins.  You can let him sit for weeks or months and just catch him and ride him off.   He has no bad habits or vices.  He never has a bad day and has never seen a Vet except to get Coggins papers.    I will try to get a photo of George.  I need to winter a few less horses so will sell him for this if someone takes him before we have to buy more hay.   SOLD 
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.  This fall has been so dry that there is no wheat pasture and so no cattle to be checked and doctored on wheat pasture.  Stoney just 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.  He has set for weeks or even months at a time and you just bring him in, throw a saddle on him, get on and ride off.  He is the same every single time you get on him.   [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 this fall 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.   There is not a horse anywhere that will pull harder off of the saddle-horn.

Stoney is absolutely sound and solid.  He is handsom but 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.  We keep him shod because we ride him in the rocks, but he has good enough feet that I doubt he would ever need shoe if he was not used hard in the solid rock like we have around here.

At this price, he will not be around long.   I hate to sell him at all, but we still have to buy more hay as the wheat pasture we planted fizzled.    He has a new Coggins test, was recently dewormed and is up to date on everything.   SOLD!!!  

Stoney

Stoney - October, 2012

Stoney

Stoney - October, 2012

Stoney

Stoney - October, 2012

FROSTY -- 7 year old Appaloosa gelding.   Frosty's front end is sorrel with a big white 'frosty' blanket.  He stands 15.2 with good withers and exceptional bone and feet.   I do not think you could cripple this horse if you tried. 

He was a dude horse in Colorado until he came to Oklahoma.  He carried hunters into the Rocky Mountains.  He is sure-footed and about as solid a trail horse as you will ever find.  He does not have a 'big motor' (he borders on being a little lazy.)  He never gets excited, does not spook at anything and is just as happy riding all by himself as he is in a group.   He never kicks or gets 'ill' toward other horses.  He is about a perfect trail horse for a beginner or a less than confident rider.  He is safe and sane in any situation we have had him in.  

I would keep him, but he is very sellable and with the continuing drought and winter wheat pasture that did not even come up, we need more hay.  So, Frosty and Stoney are available.   Neither are 'herd-bound' and both ride as well by themselves as in a group, so anyone that wants a good 'solid' trail horse will be tickled with either one.   SOLD!!! 

Frosty

January, 2013

Frosty

January, 2013

Frosty

January, 2013

FRITZ - 10 year old sorrel gelding.  He is registered and is a great grandson of King Fritz.   He is 'drop dead gorgeous'.  He weighs close to 1300# and stands 15.2 hands.  

Fritz has a clubbed foot.   We have owned and ridden him for several years.  He has never taken a lame step.   He is absolutely gentle and broke for anyone to ride.  He is so big and strong, he can carry a BIG rider all day (we're talking a 250 - 300 pound riders).   He does not do well in a lot of rocks but does not even need shoes if there are not a lot of rocks.   He had some sorting and penning riding several years ago, has been used for lessons and has carried a lot of 'first time' riders.    He is a real confidence builder but sure not a dead-head.  He is probably a little 'too much horse' for a beginner child.    SOLD!!!

Fritz

Fritz - 2012

Fritz

Fritz - 2012

Fritz

Clubbed Foot

Fritz - 2012

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, we may have him ridden 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

'Blue' - Fall, 2011

'Blue' - Fall, 2011

'Blue' - Fall, 2011

DIAMOND - 10 year old sorrel gelding.  He is registered and is a grandson of Zans Diamond Sun.    

I have had him for 4 years.  He has been a super trail horse and is a really good horse in the pasture working and gathering cattle.  He was a ranch horse that roped and doctored hundreds of cattle for the 3 years before I got him.   Before I got him, he had sold for $3700.00 at a ranch gelding sale.  You can ride him every day or once a year and he is as solid and safe as a horse can get.

Now, the problem and why I want to sell him.   He had an infection in his left eye 2 years ago.   It left a scar in his eye.   He has limited vision in his left eye.  It has made him 'timid' around other horses so we have to separate him to feed him and he stays back away from the round bale feeders and will not even come up for grain if other horses are around.   HE'S A WIMP and that really does not work when we keep 6 - 8 geldings in a pasture with a round bale feeder and several feed tubs.   He has been ridden all summer in rough ground, never stumbles and never show any signs of any problem.   He is not spooky, does not carry his head at a tilt (like a lot of horses with vision problems.   When riding him, you would never know he had a problem.   In all honestly, i would just keep using him this way if it were not such an inconvenience to feed him.  He was far down the 'pecking order' before and now he is almost too timid to eat if another horse is near him.   He is so sweet and rides so good that he deserves a good home that 'fits' him better than ours.  SOLD and just delivered to Dover Delaware.

Diamond

Diamond - 2011

Diamond

Diamond - 2011

Diamond

Diamond - 2011

DRIFTERS LUCKY SEVEN  [ Barn name is 'Moose'] -- GRAY 2005 GELDING -- Sire: War Chiefs Pride (Drifter).  Dam: Seven Teardrops - Old foundation-bred mare that had AQHA points in Heading, Heeling and Barrel Racing and qualified for the AQHA World in Amateur Heading.  We used her for a child's lesson horse and trail horse for several years and raised two foals out her.  Moose is her last foal.  

Moose is a really solid trail horse that anyone that can pick up the reins can ride.   He is an absolutely gorgeous, really big, stout gelding that can carry a heavy man all day, every day.  He goes anywhere you point his head.  Is fearless on the trail.  He just never does anything wrong.  He is big boned, has really solid feet, is an easy keeper (over-weight at the moment), has really smooth gaits (the most comfortable jog in the world), I just can't say enough good about him (except he is almost too big for me to get on).  He is extremely gentle, has perfect manners, catches easy, hauls, bathes, sprays, shoes, ties on overnight rides, does it all with no problems.   He rides the same even after long turn-outs and no riding.   He is used to living out and needs no special care of any kind.  He is sound and has no health issues.  

We sold Moose along with a 'Flash' gelding some years ago.  He was a 'husband' horse.  Husband now wanted a quicker footed 'cowhorse' type horse like his wife's horse, so we traded back for him for another gelding by Flash that had worked cattle and been used as a ranch horse.   They are tickled and we are tickled to have him back.  I can't ride a good cowhorse any more, so Moose is just my speed.

I have been working Moose toward the new AQHA Trail Challenge Program and toward the Extreme Trail Courses made popular by Craig Cameron.   He should be a top contender when his training is finished.  I think he would be pretty sold at it now.   As I get him closer to being competition ready, his price will reflect his additional training.[Click on the little 'thumbnail' photos below for a bigger.]  SOLD and headed to San Diego, CA

Moose

Moose, fall 2012

Moose

Moose, fall 2012

Moose

Moose, fall 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.    If I can sell him right away, I will take -- SOLD

 

DRIFTERS BLUE ZIP -- 2006 GRAY Mare -- 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 about the kindest natured and easiest going mare we have ridden in a long time.   She is one of those rare individuals that was just 'born broke'.  She is a full sister to the young gelding listed above, Drifters Zip.   She goes anywhere you point her head and is as close to 'bomb-proof' as a young horse can ever get.  She is very laid back and does not have a very big 'motor' (a nice way of saying she is pretty lazy).   She never acts 'high' or 'silly'.   She is already traffic-safe, been in rugged solid rock canyons, rides anywhere alone or in a big group and could care less who is on her back.  She could use a fancier 'handle' on her and she is ready for her rider / trainer to ask for more quickness and  fancier moves.  She is smooth gaited with a very nice walk, jog and lope.  She does not care if you ride her every day or once a month -- She is the same every time you get on her.  She also has really good feet and would not need shoes unless she was ridden in the rocks like we ride in here.  She loads, ties, hauls, shoes, etc.    sold

Drifter filly

Drifters Blue Zip

October, 2011

Blue Zip

Drifters Blue Zip

March, 2012

Drifter filly

Drifters Blue Zip

October, 2011

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

LADY FLASHY ONE -- 2004 SORREL MARE -- (AKA Big Girl).   Sire: Call Him The Flash.  Dam:  One Bay Lady,  AQHA Amateur Champion Producer and dam of 3 ROM Performers.    This young mare is big and elegant.  She is a pretty mover and has a very 'people friendly' disposition.  She was ground driven and ridden several times previously. She has been ridden this fall for the last 2 to 3 months and is really getting broke.  She is gentle and really wants to please.  She is the first one to greet you at the pasture gate. She is ready to go on in her training as a ranch horse, but is a solid trail horse right now.   SOLD and went to Colorado.

Big Girl - 2009

Big Girl

Big Girl - 2011

Big Girl - 2009

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.)   SOLD and now living in Indiana

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'Cowboy', 2010

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'Cowboy', 2011

Drifters Zip

'Cowboy', 2011

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'Cowboy', 2010

Also, check out the 'Ranch Horse' page.   Every horse we sell as a 'Ranch Horse' is also a very good trail horse.   Some just have 'bigger motors' and want to cover more ground than some recreational trail riders want.  

To Contact Us: 

Wolfe Ranch Quarter Horses

Pete & Cheri Wolfe

P.O. Box 243

Sulphur, OK  73086

(580) 622-6326  

(580) 993-0097  cell

e-mail   wolfeden@brightok.net