The relationship between horse and owner is, for many, one that is very important! There is a special bond that happens between the true horse lover and their special 4 legged friend, companion and cohort. Our goal is to discover what you dream of in a horse and what challenges you may face within horse ownership and determine whether we have a horse that fills those needs. We encourage the new partners to develop a support system after you leave the Ranch, which greatly aids in a successful transition.
It is so sad to see horses passed from owner to owner simply because they were not a good match. Both parties suffer from the failed relationship, but the horse has little control over what happens next. We want to do as much as we can to assist you in choosing the best horse for you.
In order to find out what your needs are as a rider and what type of horse would be the best match, we prefer to speak to people personally. Emails often leave out a lot of details that are important when suggesting a good match. Many of our customers are beginner riders, first time horse owners and riders that are getting back to their passion after many years away. In those circumstances, we recommend scheduling a lesson with potential matches, in order to help determine what type of horse would be most suitable for your particular level, challenges and aspirations. By getting to know you and your ability in a lesson setting, we will be able to more accurately recommend the horses here that may be 'the one'. If we don't currently have the perfect horse for you we will continue to search for a wonderful match. Please feel free to give us a call at 802-293-5837 to discuss your needs, schedule viewings and lessons.
*Flashy paint mare, Jewel pictured below!
*Beautiful APHA gelding, Sure To BA Hummer below!
*Triple Entry Leo and Senor Bill Bailey have been sold!
*Wildcat has been sold!
*MQ Flint Hill Les has been sold!
Jewel is a very pretty 9 year old paint mare, about 14.2 hands. She is flashy and athletic with a stocky build. Jewel has done gymkhanas and has been out on the trail. She is great in the ring, neck reins and is responsive to leg and voice. Jewel is an easy keeper, with nice solid feet and straight legs. Call for more details! $2000
Sure to BA Hummer is a gorgeous 5 year old register APHA gelding. He is a super all around broke horse that would excel in western pleasure and English showing. He side passes, backs, jumps, trail rides, self loads and ties with no problems. Hummer is such a pleasure to be around and a super nice boy. He has a very smooth ride and collects right up. $4,400
Mighty Good Bar is a Registered six year old Thoroughbred Gelding. Goody is registered with the Jockey Club. Although he has never raced, he has a certificate of foal nomination from the International Hunter Futurity and has a certificate from the United States Equestrian Federation recording him for life with USEF a $2000+ value. He is sired by Bar, a sire of many hunter champions. Goody showed extensively as a colt and won many championships, you can see his show records below. Goody has an absolutely gorgeous build, beautiful gaits and is a comfy ride . He is an absolute doll, loves to be loved on with and is willing to stand tied for hours to accommodate your fussing. He has super laid back and sensible attitude. Even when faced with something new he feels super solid and confident underneath you. We have started him out on the trail and he is faced all the newness with a great attitude that is curious and solid. When he has been startled it has been a quiver in place. He is great to work around, is very tolerant of all the ranch commotion and is fun to engage and play with on the ground and under saddle. This guy was trained by a top trainer as a youngster and than lightly worked for the last couple of years. Goody is a diamond in the rough and ready for someone to bring him to his full potential - which is significant. Given 60 -90 days this guy will easily be worth double or triple what he is now. He has the talent, looks and attitude to do anything you want, jump, dressage, english pleasure, cross country, trail and western too. We don't usually match Thoroughbreds, but he is one we could not pass up - with such a great quiet head on his shoulders and pleasure to work with. He will clip, load, bathe, stand tied for hours walk right by a shop vacuum without raising an eyebrow, follow out on the trail through mud and water and lead out with a confident rider. His perfect match would be an experienced rider that could bring him to his full potential. He has been willing to tolerate a beginner as well, as he is not spooky and has a laid back attitude, but I do not think a beginner would do this horse justice. He is willing to jump and is easy coming off the jump, ready to walk off on a loose rein - needs to be schooled up all around. He will follow you around like a dog with his head down. Goody lunges like a dream and responds to voice command on the line. $5000 (to go up with additional schooling)
Goody's Show Experience:
International Hunter Futurity 2yr old - 1st place
USEF zone 7 horse of the year
VALLEY PARK HORSE SHOW hunter breeding 2 yr olds (8/1/2007 - 8/5/2007) – 1st place
DES MOINES, IA
AMERICAN ROYAL HUNTER JUMPER - ARABIAN (10/31/2007 - 11/4/2007)
KANSAS CITY, MO
Hunter breeding championship – 1st place
Hunter breeding two year olds – 1st place
ST. LOUIS NATIONAL CHARITY (9/12/2007 - 9/16/2007)
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO
Best young horse breeding – 2nd place
Two year old horse breeding – 1st place
LAKE ST. LOUIS HARVEST HORSE SHOW (9/5/2007 - 9/9/2007)
LAKE SAINT LOUIS, MO
Hunter Breeding Championship Champion – 1st place
Two Year Old Hunter Breeding – 1st place
Devon 3 yr old TB Champion
TULSA CLASSIC HORSE SHOW (4/30/2008 - 5/4/2008)
Best Young Horse 1st place
Best Young Horse 1st place
Three Year Olds 1st place
My Boy is a 4 year old little mini that was trained by 10yr old Shayla here at the ranch to do tricks and ride and drive. This is one of those special ponies that will take care of the kids in the back yard with no worries. So far we haven't found a thing that will spook him, He has been an absolute dream for Shayla to train and play with, teach tricks, hook to her red wagon with a makeshift harness out of baling twine, until she graduated to the real deal with cart and harness. Truly My Boy is one of those rare guys that you can do anything with. Lat year he rode in a gymkhana with a just 4 year old doing it all on his own. He rides and drives and can do pony rides for little kids. He has been out on the trail alone and worked in the ring. He is a great little guy and an absolute love to work with - so easy to work with that kids can tack and harness him all by themselves. $2000
IMA Slick Horse is an 11 year old Quarter Horse gelding. He is approximately 15-15.1hh. Slick is a ranch broke, been there done that kind of guy. He is extremely fun to ride and is very reliable. He has a nice, sturdy Quarter Horse build. He will ride english or western. Slick is super responsive. He steers easily with just your seat and leg. You can maneuver him around a gate, open, and close it without hardly touching your reins. He can spin, roll back, slide pass, and will back clear across the arena. He has amazing brakes and will slide right to a stop. Slick is cow savy and is an ideal horse for roping, sorting, reining, and cutting. He is not a "hot" horse but he has the speed to get you where you want to go when you ask for it. He is very fast to learn patterns and would be an outstanding gymkhana or barrel horse for a youth or adult rider. He has a great work ethic and is most happy with a person on his back. Slick is also great out on the trail and is very happy to trail ride all day long. He would be a great horse for someone who enjoys trail riding long hours or likes to camp out cause he can ride all day. He can also go out alone for a rider that does not always go out with others. He is not spooky at all. Slick has perfect ground manners. He could be lead around, groomed, and tacked by children. He is perfect on and off the trail. Again, he has a been there, done that attitude. Great for bathing, shoeing, and for the vet. Easy horse to work around. He has a very sweet, and friendly personality. If you looking for a reliable horse that is fun and versatile come try out Slick. He would excel in cow events, reining, gymkhana, pleasure riding, and trail riding! $25,000