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Sailor-7 yo 16.1 OTTB gelding
Sailor is a fantastic partner. Super easy going, go with the flow. Pretty mover with a dynamic canter. Knows all the Parelli games and is a super fast learner. Very centered. Rides english or western. Is registered and lip tatooed (Pyrite Dan) but did not come with papers. Sailor is healthy and sound with no known injuries. He has very good ground manners and is doing great under saddle with no vices. He has attended 3 Parelli clinics with me this spring thus far and will attended our 4th this week with Lauren Barwick. He will make a fantastic low level dressage horse. Does good zone 5 driving, backs off tail, rides well off seat/leg, LOVES water and is good in all three gates. Started carrot stick riding and doing great, jumps barrels, etc. I have been looking and no holes to be found in this nice young prospect. Price neg. to good Parelli partner and home. $3250.00
Sport yearling quarter/quarter cross grade gelding
Sport is a cute and playfully well build and clean legged youngster with a friendly demeanor, good work ethic, and strong learning capacity (LBE with Medium spirit level). Anyone out there looking for a young one to expose and develop on the ground this year for an incredible riding partner in the future? This guy has a lot to offer, cute mover who can jog and trot. Good bone without being too heavy. Very versatile guy who will pay back with dividends what someone can invest into him. $1100 obo to approved home.
Candy- Grade POA mare
14.1 hand 9/10 yo grade mare. Candy is currently in refresher training and doing very well. She is a nice quiet elegantly moving pony mare with a big heart. Could make excellent Dressage/Hunter pony with her movement and uphill build. Sensitive mare that is very shapeable and tries super hard to please. This is a fancy mare who has not been pushed and who has unlimited potential. $2500.00
Circling/ground work video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7P_pcD-5z4 Riding video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_5zz0i-Ke8
Vinnie, great trail gelding 12 yo 14.3 hand QH
Vinnie is a 14.3 hand super cute sorrel gson of Zippo Pine Bar and double bred Zippo. He has an easy pitter patter jog and nice smooth lope. Trail and traffic ridden, Vinnie was started out by me a number of years ago, had a number of years off and is well back into the swing. He is quiet and willing. Starting to haul out to trail rides and outings. Just completed a cow clinic and was fantastic. Great trail partner. $2500
Kirby-Mac- APHA Cashs Mr Mac '07 15.3 hand Gelding
10+ loper. Kirby is an outstanding pleasure/hunt prospect. He is slow legged and cadenced and is one of the easiest horses to work with and tries hard to please. No bad habits or vices and has not been pushed at all. Very quiet and desensitized. Slow legged lope, deep, and flat naturally all he needs is a program and a rider to see where they can take him. Kind and gentle and loves people. Great Natural Horsemanship partner.
Sage, 15 yo cross mare
Sage is a cure 13.2+ hand grade mare. She is a cute mover and might make a good hunter jumper prospect. She is starting regular riding/training and doing well. Will make nice little youth/trail mare with additional time. $2000
2nd time jumping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRftZSbnhvg
Spent My Taxes 2009 14.3 hand Reg Canadian App gelding
Wyatt is quiet and gentle. Has been used as a trail horse in previous life but is restarting with Natural Horsemanship and riding very well off seat, crosses over nicely, yields hind quarters and fore quarters, etc. Will make good family type gelding who has the personality to be a youth/lesson horse. Nice moving gelding with eye appeal and a big heart. Horsenality Centered RBI low spirit level.
Mable 16 yo Quarter/Arab mare
Mable is a 14.3 hand quarter/arab mare. Was an intermediate families personal horse for the last 10+ years. Her partner passed a few years back and she is looking for a new home with someone who has more time to enjoy her and where she can have friends and a career again. Super smooth and flowing walk and jog trot. Could be great trail horse or potential low level dressage or endurance mare. Has been largely unused for a number of years and is currently in refresher riding training. $2000
Maggie, Giant Molly Mule
Maggie is sweet, kind, and huge. Suspect she is ex amish mule and is broke to ride/drive. She was a rescue this summer and is good for farrier, vetting, leads, loads, hauls, ties well. Have ridden her a few times bareback. Had harness hair loss when I got her (driving collar). I have not driven her yet. She does have a bit of a clubbed foot on her rear but is sound despite it. Just has her teeth power floated. Vet age verfied 12 years old. $1000 obo to great home.
Jelly Bean, aka Jo'Jetta! '11 pinto filly.
Jelly Bean is a pinto filly sired by an APHA Gson of Zippo Pine Bar and out of a grade Mustang cross mare. Jelly Bean was imprinted at birth and is extremely social. She is a high spirit level Left Brained Extrovert and sees the world as her playpen. She is super smart and eager to learn. Would make an exceptional Levels horse for a Parelli student looking to go the distance. Was back burner'ed due to no fault of her own but is starting riding work and is ready to be a great partner for someone looking to continue to bring one along. Jelly Bean will make the right individual an amazing partner. $2500 Possibly Neg. to the right home. Videos available soon.
Abbie 01 APHA Breeding Stock mare
Abbie is a gorgeous Buttermilk buckskin with blonde feathering in mane, black tail, black points. Gorgeous head nice neck and top-line. Broke to ride, Will soon be continuing refresher work with riding/training. $2500
Reese is a 13 hand quarter pony mare. Previously broke to ride. Will be starting refresher riding soon. $900.00 neg. to good fitting home.
-Matched in 2016-
Trouble My Asset '09 AQHA 15.2 hand gelding
Lesson horse, kids horse, adult confidence builder: Gunner is a super kind, affectionate, and quiet gelding. Was a cattle ranch horse as a young colt out west and has worked at a dude ranch for trail guests. Was a family kids/playday gelding and was kid tested mother approved. Gunner does require shoes and maintenance to be sound but is a great walk/trot confidence type horse. Will place only in loving and able home that can continue with is maintenance. Big hearted horse with allot to give and offer. Excellent pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/trouble+my+asset
So thankful for such a great, growing, and extended Parelli family. This sweet boy with so much to offer is headed back home to Co to join Lynda and her grandaughter on their horsemanship journey. Thank You Thank You Thank You
Sir Champ-io aka- Super Chunk
This 13.1 hand gelding is as cute as they come. Is starting regular riding/training and is going to make a great little horse/pony for someone. Super quiet, willing, and honest. Great lesson horse candidate. Cute Mover, could make classy show pony.
Thank You Krystal for your purchase on a super talented super cute little pony gelding! This little boy has a great new home where he will certainly shine!
Sweet Leah 12 yo 15 hand Draft Cross mare
This is a big pretty mare with a heart of gold. She was kept as a personal horse to use for friends and family who didn't ride often to be able to playday with me on, however she spends most of her time wondering why she doesn't get more attention, which she loves. So she is being offered to a good home who can give her personalized attention, a better workout program, and who wants to enjoy what she has to offer. Leah is broke to ride and has driven. She has natural horsemanship training and would make a great playday levels horse (Parelli) She is a very centered RBI with a low spirit level. She is super easy to catch, no vices, good with farrier and vet. Nice smooth gaits w/t/c. She has been loafing in pasture much of the past 3.5 years. Great feet, never foundered. Video pulled from pasture and ridden. She is a special mare and selling her will be hard, but I know she has a better someone who can love and play with her more then I can. I would love to see this sweet sweet mare find her special someone who can make her their special someone, too.
Successfully placed. We will miss you Sweet Leah but you will be enjoyed and loved at your new home and life changing career. This sweet mare has a calling and we are super happy and Thankful for the knowledge and expertise of Shelby, Shelia, and HETRA of Omaha, NE on their purchase of their new Therapeutic Riding mare.
Honey- 3 yo Haflinger/Morgan filly
Honey is a super cute and friendly/social Haflinger/Morgan cross filly. She is easy to catch, leads, loads, ties, trims, washes/baths, lunges/circles and is well desensitized to cans, tarps, bags, giant balls, cones, goes over tarps and bridges, etc. She is starting to do well side passing, yields hind and forequarters well, drops her head, and flexes. Is in ground training using Natural Horsemanship techniques. Will make a great youth horse with continued development.
Congratulations to Kelly, Ivy, Lila/Family of Duluth MN on your purchase of Honey. She will make a great family training project for you and a wonderful little dressage pony.
Last Chapter aka Chance OTTB 16.2+ hand gelding
Chance is a nice big OTTB gelding. He has been trail ridden previously by intermediate and advanced beginner riders and is smart and kind. Sweepy mover who could do well in low level dressage. Has accompanied me this spring/summer to a number of Parelli Horsemanship clinics and will make a fantastic levels horse. Currently playing L3/4. Very smart, willing and honest partner who is not hot. Has been to a number of Parelli Clinics, including riding under Dave Ellis and Pat Parelli at Pat's Master Class.
Congratulations to Erin and Allie and their trainer in Grand Rapids MN on their purchase of a very talented big gelding. Chance, you are a super star. I look forward to watching you two grow with him. He will be an amazing Dressage pony for you!
Dunnit- All round youth/husband horse 14 yo 15.2+ hand APHA Gelding
This kind of horse comes around once in a very long time. APHA registered, healthy, sound, was lesson horse at age 7 and was a light duty recreational riding horse for beginner adult rider for 5 years after that. Stood unworked for little over 2 years and rides out better then allot of horses do in regular work. 15.2+ hands high, could make great 4H open show horse or even youth APHA with more conditioning, or the sought after husbands horse with his super easy going nature and size. Super gentle, easy going, no known vices. Has cosmetic flaw on right orbital bone over eye. No vision impairment. Vet checks welcome. More pics/videos available soon.
Congratulations to Lisa of Stillwater MN on her purchase of Dunnit. I wish you both the best and look forward to watching you two build a relationship and friendship.
Panache 13 yo reg Arabian gelding
Panache is an incredibly floaty Arabian gelding. Sired by World Champion. Very quiet and mild for an Arabian and super kind, moves off leg/seat pressure easily and is always trying to please. He would make a good Parelli levels horse and is pretty centered, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Has had some Dressage riding and is starting on trails and training clinics. Great with cars, traffic, leads or follows on trails. Leaves home and comes back same speed. Great all around gelding.
Trail ride video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pglCbhGarZk July video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AupdOEKJAzQ Spring Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCyYUGuXBbs
Congratulations to Brian, Trisha, and Grace of Andover, MN. What sweet little Arabian gelding with a heart of gold doesn't deserve his own girl. Thank you as well Anna Hill for continuing lessons and support for both horse and rider. Looking forward to seeing these two in the future!
Beeker, 16 yo Fjord x Gelding
Beeker is a sweet little light colored buckskin gelding who is part Fjord. Nice conformation and build, could make great youth or light adult riding horse. He is approx. 14 hands. Good walk trot horse. Will lope, but it takes a deal of effort. He is quiet and gentle. Good with Desensitizing and new areas. Trail rides, road rides alone without issue. Was used as family riding horse the last year where he also gave given beginner neighbor kids rides. Kind hearted gelding. He does have cataracts which gives him vision limits mainly in the Right eye but is quiet, kind, gentle and tries hard to please. Would make good step up horse for someone wanting a leisurely trail/playday horse/pony and an excellent flashy kind and gentle pony for a cart with more training.
On lease with Karie and Mary of Hudson WI. I hope you enjoy playing with this sweet boy you two!
George 2010 Percheron/QH Cross Gelding
George is a big eyed, big moving, gentle and stocky coming 6 yo gelding. Dam was Reg. Percheron, sire reg. AQHA. Stocky and well built but not tall. George stands only 14.1 hands. Super good natured and will be a fabulous low level dressage horse to play with, open show horse, or fun trail horse. Was a clean slate, No previous training. Started with Natural Horsemanship gentling, desensitizing, confidence building, and is easy to lead, load, haul, tie, lunge/circle, and trim. Available to qualified home to continue his development.
Congratulation Bev Ellison. Bev, George is a very special horse. His big eyes are only a fraction of the size of his heart. He is loyal and faithful, even as a green horse. Make sure he knows you on playing on the same side and he will go to the moon and back for you. Excited to watch your journey with him. Good luck in all you do with this sweet boy. Love you George.
Lightning Bug 15 hand grade gelding
Lightning Bug is an easy going gelding who would make a good intermediate adult trail riding horse. 14 years old, he is quiet and good natured with bigger and longer hunter type strides and takes in everything with ease. Kind and willing. Is in continued refresher riding as he has been off for several years. Previously used as a trail horse. Rides out alone quietly and comes back nicely. Good with traffic. Has had ppl with poor bridling practices bang on his teeth so will need continued work on reteaching him unbridling doesn't hurt. Pretty gelding who would be good for a family that has horse experience.
July Riding video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGa2REg9Wvc Confidence Building: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gahWCZ5sHk8
Placed: Congratulations and Thank You to Jill O on her purchase of this sweet boy. I look forward to watching your partnership and progress as you begin your Natural Horsemanship journey with great instruction and a great gelding.
Zippos Bank Deposit "Black Jack" '04 APHA Gelding
Black Jack is a gson of Zippo Pine Bar and a very nice little gelding with allot of potential. He is a great partner. Quiet, patient, and willing boy with a smooth, slow, and flat/deep natural lope to him and easy jog trot. Aims to please, but can be sensitive and will do best with an avid rider to help him continue to learn and grow. Extremely smart and willing. Would make outstanding Parelli levels horse.
Black Jack has accompanied me to several clinics in 2014 including 2 clinics with 4 Star Parelli instructor, Ryan Rose (including a 5 day custom camp), 4 days Horsemanship 1 with Buck Brannaman, and a 2 day clinic with Julie Goodnight his first year out and so far in 2015 a Dave Ellis/Jody Grimm (5* and 3* Parelli) as well as Cowboy Dressage with Eitan Beth-Halacomy and he accompanied me to the Parelli Upper Midwest Rally Round up and a 4 day Cow working clinic. He is fun to play with online, liberty and under saddle. Exceptional partner. Would also make a fantastic Western Dressage horse or Levels partner.
Placed: Congratulations to Lisa B of MN on her purchase of this super hansom and talented boy. I trust he will be in good hands with all the love and support he will need to start his next chapter as a Parelli horse. Thank You Lisa, Black Jack is very special. You will have a great partner.
$5000. Additional Natural Discount Available to Qualified Home
NEW Listing: Lucy is a quiet and gentle senior mare. Great lead line horse/pony for young kids. 12.3 hands. Will require low competition home, equine senior and love and care.
Thank You Patty and congratulations on a great little mare. You have given her a beautiful home and a little slice of heaven on earth. I certainly appreciate your willingness and ability to continue in Lucy's rescue mission.
Thunder-Cat, 11 yo 15 hand grade gelding
This is a big stout gelding 15 hand gelding that with a little more conditioning will be handy and solid. He shows excellent potential to be a working cow horse and tracks and pushes well. He is confident and curious with nice gaits.
This gelding was off for over 4 years and is brushing off nicely. Will be in continued refresher riding and is coming along nicely. More videos available soon.
Placed. Congratulations Nicole and Cole of Ramsey MN. I hope you continue to enjoy this sweet boy!
Cole, 3 yo Friesian Gelding
Cole is a quiet and gentle grade friesian gelding. He is confident and curious and would make a sensational obstacle horse as he LOVES obstacles and has super play drive. Good natured and has nice gaits. Could make very nice low level dressage horse as well. He will have a scar on his hind leg however is vetted and xrayed sound. Vet checks welcome. Great young gelding with a big future. Started under saddle and he comes with no ill will.
Cloud is a registered AQHA buckskin mare, 14.1 hands and solid built. Was raised in Iowa and has had some cow work done with her in her youth. Previously also used as a trail horse. Cloud is light and responsive, has a nice jog and seems to enjoy trails. Quiet on the road and goes out alone. Had sat for a number of years so getting back into shape.
Congratulations to Hope, of River Falls/Hayward on your beautiful buckskin Lead Trail mare! Wishing you many great trail seasons on her.
Dodger- Senior rescue gelding
Congratulations Lisa Anderson and her grandkids on their adoption of Dodger. We wish you many happy years, memories, and that Dodger does a great job in teaching the next generation of horseman to ride and care for horses!
Dodger is a senior gelding rescued from a slaughter kill pen starving this summer. He has been rehabbed and reconditioned and is ready for a qualified and knowledgeable equine home to share in the rescue effort or teach horse/animal husbandry while getting the gift a quiet and well broke senior gelding can offer with paybacks in lead line and off line lessons for kids just starting out riding. Dodger adoptable with fee neg. as him getting the best home possible is a priority over recouping expenses. Dodger will need all general equine requirements, ie quality and ample hay, water, shelter, companionship, and proper turn out as well as senior requirements of complete feed (equine seniors) and most likely continued mash/beat pulp/alfalfa cubes to allow for more intake when off grass in winter (he does great on grass). $$ Neg
Rooster, 18 yo grade gelding
Rooster is a good hearted little horse with allot to offer. 14.1 hands He is kind and gentle and was used by previous owner as a play-day horse for a variety of her children. He has a nice little Jog Trot and slow and smooth pleasure type lope but can extent both as well. He would make an excellent 4H horse for a teen rider or step up horse/pony for an advancing youth with some riding guidance at home. Rooster is a fun horse to work with and will make someone really happy. Could also be a light adult riders trail horse as he is calm and willing and has such easy to sit gaits and is an absolute natural on the trail. Has been ridden by a number of beginners/intermediate riders on trail rides. Very traffic safe, crosses water, and will lead or follow. New video 2-26-16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sAj5XXwxgc
Congratulations and I hope you enjoy him, Stacy, Riley, and family!
Braveheart 9 yo grade gelding
Braveheart (for his heart on his right shoulder) is a super solid and stocky grade paint gelding. 14.1 hand and most certainly stout enough for both youth and adult riders. He is a confident horse and enjoys being played with. Previously used as a kids play-day gelding. He has been pastured the last year and is currently in refresher riding and doing well. Rides off seat and neck reins well. Rides bareback bridleless. LOVES Equine Soccer. Suspect he would enjoy love level cow work, sorting, penning, etc. Rides out alone confidently on trail and comes home on a loose rein the same speed. Nice big stout quiet and social gelding.
Placed! Wishing you great success and happiness with Braveheart and him with you Dale, Wendy, Janet and Riding Program at Hold Your Horses.
Sadie 23 yo Lesson/youth ex show mare
Sadie is a registered APHA without papers. She was used as a show mare much of her life and has been a kids youth horse camp/lesson horse successfully for two years before camp closing. She is easy to catch, care for and ride. Rides halter leadrope, bridleless, bareback or bit and full tack. Neck reins beautifully. Would make good lesson or youth camp horse again or beginner or step up mare for horse oriented and experienced family looking to get youth involved in horses.... (read more) Would like to place in life long home, so can neg. on price to good fitting home that is willing and able to give her that. She is sound at w/t for youth and light/average adult rider but don't want to place her where she is always taxed. Likes pasture but is good in stall too, no cribbing or weaving. Good teeth. Has good coat of hair but no cushings, good feet, though small as she was a shod show horse, and is mid on the totem pole. Cross ties, leads, loads, washes, grooms, with ease.
Placed: Congratulations and Thank You to Stacy. We hope you and Riley enjoy her for a long time to come!
Matched in 2015
PS Im Delux, aka Pheobie
Pheobie is a registered AQHA and point earning mare, 13 yo 15.2-15.3 hands. Well broke and love people and attention. Has points in AQHA and would make a good lesson confidence building mare. Would like to place in W/T home due to old injury. Honest mare with allot to offer.
Homozygous black!Simply A Goddess, aka Coco. 15 hand AQHA 2008 mare sired by Simply Hot and out of Delea Siemon (own daughter of Dynamic Delux and Res.World Champion in WP and NSBA Hall of fame inductee). Coco was started late due to owner time constants and is broke to ride, unpushed, and produced a gorgeous filly in 2015. Sound mare with clean reproductive health and ready for someone to put more time into her as a riding mare or breed to your choice of stallion in 2016. Mare is for sale due to no fault of her own. Young clean legged, jet black, well bred and well balanced mare.
Congratulations and Best Wishes with her Mike Wilkes of Georgia.
Super Dude! 8 yo 13.1 hand pony Gelding
Super Dude is very kind and gentle. Loves people, is good alone or with others. Easy to catch, tie, lead, load, tack, etc. and has excellent ground manners, even for little ones. He seems to adore children. Has been used briefly for lesson/camp horse and prior to that was an 8 yo's family/trail pony. Super Dude has a nice little jog and will move out into a nice free trot, very easy to ride and has a very easy canter. Could easily go English and Western. Super Dude was unridden and worked with for 2.5 years due to divorce and sale. He is starting under riding and Natural horsemanship training and will make someone a sensational little all around pony.
Congratulations to Bobbie and Beau, of Wilis WI. I think Super Dude will do awesome for you, Beau!
18 yo loud dun overo with dorsal stripe. Previously owned by dairy farmer who rode her a handful of time each year checking fence lines after major storms. Kind mare with allot of ability. Excellent with vet and farrier. Neck reins well. Smooth jog and forward walk. Will lope w/o incident if required, but would be a very happy walk trot horse. Excellent Lesson horse potential.
Update: Rainbow helped a neighbor get his seat back before a big trip out west. She proved herself as a quiet and willing partner with a rusty/greener rider and he said she came off the trailer and looked around as if she was home and has been taking good care of him and his family. She will be back home with me after September 1 and will be available after one final vet check (Rainbow sustained and injury in November of last year and had time off to assure healing).
Rainbow is currently on lease/foster with the Brande family! Enjoy and take her good care of her for me Hannah and family.
Jan- Grade 12 yo QH mare
Jan is a big and pretty red dun mare who stands 14.3 hands. She is a horse that likes to go slow, but is open to suggestions : ). She has a very nice smooth and easy jog and lope. She is a stout mare and easy to work with, tack, lead, load, haul, etc. Neck reins. Jan has previously been a successful 'Sunday' riding horse for an intermediate adult rider and was last a trail horse for teen. Jan has been on several state and local trails where she was always safe, quiet, and calm. She is a nice horse that tries hard for her rider. Has been ponied and been ponied off from. Jan is a mare that stays broke. She was not ridden or worked with much in the last year and a half due to family circumstances and I rode her off first day home bareback, halter, and lead rope walk, trot, lope, like we didn't miss a beat. Kind mare who is fun to ride and work with. Well Built and pretty colored. Very soft eye. Could make great all round horse.
Sale Pending: Congrats Jen of Sandwich IL. I think you and Jan/AKA Jazz will make and sensational pair. She is a nice Big/little mare who will enjoy quiet adventures.
Will- '11 APHA pending gson of AQHA Hunting For Chocolate
Will is a kind and super quiet natured gelding. He has been handled and started with all Natural Horsemanship techniques and has a very solid foundation. Rides bareback halter leadrope or full tack and snaffle. He yields his fore quarters, yields his hind quarters, crosses over, pivots, started on side passing and half passes. He will take and hold a soft feel and vertical flexion. Very good lateral flextion. Has been trail and arena rode. Not pushed! He is a big boy and still growing/maturing. Has only done flat work at walk and trot. Will begin the lope/canter soon. No ill will, buck or rear. This is a one in a _____ horses. He been hauled this summer to multiple arenas and has been well exposed without stress or pressure. He was my Foundation Horsemanship colt in Buck Brannamans 4 day clinic in September and has also done a 2 day clinic with Julie Goodnight. Has done a relaxing and stress free 2 hour trail ride halter/leadrope where we lead and followed, crossed bridges, small creek, saw deer and had birds fly nearby, went up and down big hills and crossed several downed trees. He was the image of a senior trail horse on his first day out. Will is a gson of Hunting for Chocolate and has APHA BS. Papers pending. He is available to a qualified Natural Horsemanship home or to home with a trainer to assist in his continued development. He is a gem to work with and with continued good training, will be an absolutely exceptional young horse with a huge future. $2500.00 Sale Pending
Placed: Thank you to Fran Wilsak and Barb Gerbitz for finding Will and too helping complete the loop in finding A Good Horse a Good home! I am super excited for you guys. With additional time, training, and support this boy has a good chance at being a one in a million horse : )
-Val, Reg. ApHA '03 gelding Avalon Whatta Dream
Val is a 14.3 + hand red dun gson of Dreamfinder. He is very people friendly and kind without being pushy or demanding. Val was used up to 2010 as a trail and overnight camp horse. I worked with him in 2010 using Natural Horsemanship and placed him in a home that continued that in training, on the ground, and by doing obstacle and trail riding. Due to owner injury (non-horse related) Val is again looking for a good family type using home. He is a glorified trail horse with the ability to do more and LOVES pushing the ball (I'll try to get videos soon) and will track and auto correct to push it on his own all around the arena and 'Box' it in the corners or at the wall. I think he would love playing with cows!
Val has been ridden on many state trails. He is sound and healthy, honest and trustworthy. He is forgiving and tries hard to please. More current pics and videos available as well as many from 2010 as well.
**Update** ApHA papers only go back 2 generations and he unknowingly had/has Impressive in his background on the dams side. I just pulled a mane sample for genetic testing on him and he did come back one gene HYPP (test results n/h). He has never shown sign nor symptom. $2500 Neg. to good fitting home.
Placed: Thank you Mary and Gretchen Arndt from The Horse First Farm, Brooklyn WI for helping complete the loop in finding 'A good horse a good home.' Looking forward to seeing you two together down there with him as you continue on your Horsemanship Journey. Best Wishes. He is a good boy!
Dav'ar, 7 yo Grade X
Dav'ar AKA Dropper is a 13.3+ hand 7 yo (vet verified) pony cross gelding. He is super social and curious. Very confident and eager to please. Dav'ar is hansom and very good legged and boned- Would make fantastic youth hunter pony and shows strong interest and ability jumping (See video of first jump introduction). Dav'ar can move out big despite his size and seems to take everything in stride. He has been trail and road ridden and is well exposed. Ready to begin his next chapter in life to approved home.
Placed: Good luck Faith and Blake Gabriel with Dav'ar. Thank You Lynn and Darci for finding this nice gelding and I am excited he is your first families horse. Good luck with all you do with him. I think he will have a big future with you!
Hugo, Grade QH gelding
Hugo is a big and tall 12 yo grade gelding thought to be or at least part Lusitano, TB or Arabian. He is gentle with a forward moving gait. He is currently in refresher training and doing well with Natural Horsemanship techniques. He is very quiet in the herd and tries hard to please. No ill will in this guy, and gets much better with every ride. Started on small trail rides and doing well. He yields his hind quarters, fore quarters, pivots, side passes and started on half pass. Will give to a soft feel and hold. Good vertical flexion. Big boy that is eager to please and can go in many directions. New Video: Desensitizing- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watQt0CMkl8
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Sarah Dodge on her purchase of Hugo. It will be very fun to watch him develop for you as a Low Level Dressage horse. Enjoy him : )
-Blaze Sonny Mountain Rose, 2001 APHA mare- listing for a client
"Blaze" is available for a Friend/Client located in Afton, MN. She is a registered APHA Breeding stock Dun mare and boarding situation requires her a quick sale. She is well broke and will ride off your seat and guides well if you know how to ride with them, and will plow rein if you don't. Neck or direct rein. Rides halter leadrope bareback or string on the neck as well as full tack. Cross ties, ties, desensitized. Smooth gaits. Blaze is sound however does have mild heaves so looking for a relatively easy lifestyle home where she will can have a nice pasture in the summer time and clean hay in the winter time. She will do best in rough board (not stalled). She is not on any medications. She is currently in a small lot without access to pasture and owner is motivated to sell her to assure her nicer housing and pasture that will not be available to her there. Her previous owners used her for trail and camp riding. She has sat most of the fall/winter. Videos show her with only a handful of riding/refresher sessions. . Blaze does occasionally shy from a rope, etc. the ground in front of her. I think this is a simple training issue but will occasionally get weary of something on the ground in front of her. The desensitizing video is her second time with the tarp, and you can see that she is kind and tries hard, so not a difficult horse but for this reason, a timid beginner is likely not her best match without additional brush up riding however a confident beginner with some support or intermediate rider should be fine. She did sit for a number of years prior to her current owner purchasing her as well so she should only get better with additional use.
Blaze is going to be leased and doing residency work and horse handling/riding lessons with Vet students at the University of Minnesota, U of M.
Big Red AQHA 16 yo Big Sorrel Gelding
Meet Big Red. He is a solid and stout, muscular 16 yo Registered AQHA Gelding. Red has spent much of his life as a trail horse in the Iowa Bluffs and has been hauled and trail ridden extensively to multiple states. He has also been an exceptional grand-childrens horse teaching 3 young boys to ride. Red has a huge heart and big soft eyes. He is easy to catch, likes people, and smooth to ride. Trail rides out alone exceptionally. We have been pulling kids around in sleds behind Red and he is steady and honest. Looking for a low key lifestyle full of hugs and kisses.
Congrats Mary Jane and Bill on your purchase of Big Red. You will love him. Best wishes with him. He is a sweet boy.
Placed: Congratulations to Sarah and Arron of Northern Michigan. We wish you many great teaching years with Shortcake and your little ones. Thank You and we hope you enjoy her. She is a good girl.
Strawberry Shortcake is a beautiful red roan 14 hand mare. She is a grade 22 yo. Very well trained and has been kids horse. She has a very nice jog trot and will neck or direct rein. Rides saddle or bareback, halter/leadrope or snaffle bit. Is well desensitized, good with kids, dogs, chickens, llama/alpaca, 4wheelers, etc. Shortcake is looking for a life long home where she can be a quiet leadline or lesson horse, preferably walk trot as she likes to go slow and easy and is walk trot sound. Would like to place shortcake with an experienced and kind/loving family home. She is current on shots, worming, and has had her teeth power floated.
Rooster is a good hearted little horse with allot to offer. He is kind and gentle and was used by previous owner as a play-day horse for a variety of her children. Rooster recently competed 60 days refresher training and does exceptional with Natural Horsemanship. He has an amazing little Jog Trot and slow and smooth pleasure lope. He would make an excellent 4H horse for a teen rider or step up horse/pony for an advancing youth with some riding guidance at home. Rooster is a fun horse to work with and will make someone really happy. Could also be a light adult riders trail horse as he is calm and willing and has such easy to sit gaits and is an absolute natural on the trail. Has been ridden by a number of beginners/intermediate riders on trail rides. Very traffic safe, crosses water, and will lead or follow. Has been started to be hauled for fun rides and settles in nicely. Nice little gelding that gets better with every ride. New Videos 7-11-14 Desensitizing/tacking at Liberty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntCAkfeg-d0 Riding Bridleless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snWgjApYHSc
Placed: Enjoy him Jen of Illinois. He is a great horse. I think you guys will do well together. Best Wishes.
Hercules, coming 3 yo (July 2014) Draft/AQHA Cross
Hercules is straight and strong. Dam was reg. Percheron sire reg. AQHA. Confident and calm in new situations/environments. Big Mover, very forward and reaches nicely. Smart and easy to train with. Circles (lunges), leads, loads, ties, hauls, cold bathes, started ground driving, yields front and hind quarters, desensitizing well. Will be saddle training soon. Price will reflect saddle training. Good Dressage prospect. A nice young colt looking for a dressage home that can take him to his potential.
Placed: Thank you to Michele and Maddie of Maryland for your purchase of Hercules. I think you will be very happy with him and he seems to have taken to you as well. I am excited for your futures together!
Flicka, 8 yo grade QH/QH Cross mare
Flicka is a nice sized, shorter yet solid and stocky mare. She is gentle and willing. Starting refresher course with Natural Horsemanship and is a smoother moving mare that has allot to offer. Very bright and willing without being hot or overly reactive. Has excellent join up and has the makings to be an exceptional partner. Neat colored- black with slight white markings and slight roaning throughout. Vet verified 8 yo mare.
UPDATE: Flicka joined me in a 4 day cow working clinic with 5 * Parelli instructor Dave Ellis and Jody Grimm and did fantastic. She has allot of cow and presence and showed allot of talent and athleticism.
Placed: Thank You Shirley of Algoma WI for your purchase of Flicka. I am excited to see what she can do for you in Ranch Work Versatility and continuing her Parelli Levels. Best Wishes to you and my sweet girl Flicka. She was an absolute trooper this week for me at the clinic : )
SG Power House, '92 APHA gelding
Hank, 22 year old reg. APHA Gelding. I had the privilege of working/playing with Hank in 2009. He was sold and became a 14 yo beginner riders first horse. She is in collage now and I took Hank on again to help him find another home/partner or family to enjoy. Hank is a good natured boy. Was a fabulous trail horse for me in '09 and helped the young rider he stayed with have confidence on trails. He was to have previously done some cow work, but to what extent I don't know. Was also ridden out west on a several week long hunting tip with previous owners. He does have a few blemishes that come with some work and age, but is solid built, in excellent weight and health, fresh off a power float, and trim, and sound. He is easy to catch, stands excellent for tacking, and rides as well bareback halter/leadrope as he does full tack. Not a deadhead and is a stocky boy, so timid beginners likely not his best match, however intermediate or confident beginner with good help/support should do well with him.
Placed: Thank You to friend Lori Z, owner Carol Williams, and Carol's daughter Lisa H, for this wonderful network and Home! Best wishes with Hank Williams, Carol. We wish you a wonderful 10-15 yrs with him like your last boy and Blue Ribbons in Walk Trot, : ) Hope to see you guys sometime in Ohio.
Smokie Senior (25+/-) pony gelding
Smokie is a sweet and gentle senior rescue gelding. He has had a number of inexperienced horse owners in his recent past but shows allot of knowledge and training and it is evident that someone took good care of this little pony at one time. He is broke to ride but I am hoping to find him a low key home with pony rides/lead line occasionally as opposed to regular working that he should be able to retire from. He is sound and walks, trots, lopes free and easy at pasture at will however does have one larger front knee, likely a degree arthritis but has not shown issue, even in the cold. He is good with kids, dogs, cars, traffic, and has been pastured with cattle in the past. Been ridden by my 5 yo nephew. Just had his teeth power floated and has good teeth with none missing. No need for special mash, just good quality feed. Current on farrier work (stood like a champ), 5 way, and worming.
Good Home 1st Priority-Price Neg. Offered to Approved Home Only.
Soon to be Placed: Thank You Cathy of Brule, WI for offering a forever retirement home for Smokie. He is a nice pony that deserves the easy life. See you when pastures dry and green : ) Thanks Sarona
Gypsy 9 yo Grey Quarter/Paint mare
Gypsy is a gentle mare with a big eye and heart. 14.1 1/2 hands. Was started out with good horsemanship and ridden to age 4. Is starting out again now and shows amazing ability. Nice little jog trot and cute lope with nice head set. Could make a nice open show horse and has the personality and nature to make good all round/family horse. Gypsy seems to truly enjoy trail rides and is quiet and confident riding alone. Trail and traffic safe. Stands patiently and comes home at same speed as leaving out. Nice young mare yet with a big future. Gorgeous build and color to boot.
PLACED: Thank you Pat of Harvard, IL for your purchase of Gypsy. I hope your Parelli trainer likes her and that she makes you as many wonderful memories as Precious did.
Char, Registered '94 Vanishing Grey App mare
Char is a registered Vanishing Roan. She has been ridden by beginner riders in the past and was previously a 4H horse and has done many trail rides, including being a trail mount on large scale commercial trail business. Char has mainly been a 'get on and go trail horse' and she seems good with it however is a great youth horse as well as she loves kids and is safe and compliant. She will go where you ask and has a big extended trot as well as a jog that is coming along nicely.
Char will be staying with us as Leahs trail mare : )
Rain 9 yo 14 hand Quarter Pony
Rain is a nice sized and stocky Quarter Pony mare. Very friendly and social. Has been trail ridden on state trails by previous owners. Very confident and curious horse without being overbearing. Smart mare with a good work ethic. Good on trails, rides out alone and is trail/traffic safe. Excellent with vet and farrier. Extraordinarily fun mare that looks forward to every lesson.
Videos below: Wisconsins winter has been rough this year. Rains 4th time out in too long of a time!! And the snow depts. are very challenging. Rain is a good hearted mare though that gives you her all.
PLACED: Thank You Norbert and Deb for your purchase of Rain and Katie (Snickers). I am sure the two of you will make great riding partners and I wish you many happy trails together. Excited to have another great horse going to another Natural Horsemanship home.
Katie 10 yo 15 hand Grade paint mare
15 hand silver grulla mare. Gorgeous coloring (silver grulla with dorsal stripe and leg barring) and quiet temperament. Very quick learning mare who tries hard to please. Likes people. Rides halter/leadrope bareback or full tack. Has been started on State Trails some late last fall, 2012. Sound mare with allot of potential.
PLACED! Thank You Norbert and Deb for your purchase of Katie (Snickers) and Rain. I am sure the two of you will make great riding partners and I wish you many happy trails together. Excited to have another great horse going to another Natural Horsemanship home.
Fancy Lenas Magic '08 APHA Breeding Stock Buckskin mare
Gentle mare with allot of try. Was trail ridden extensively by previous owner including many state trails. Loves people. Classy solid buckskin mare that could do open shows or continue as a quiet trail partner. Very nice and easy smooth lope. Is riding full tack and bareback halter leadrope. Aveda has had an excellent foundation and is very eager to learn. She has the mentality of a much more mature horse and unlimited ability. Neck reins well, is working off leg pressure, yields hind and front quarters and is soft mouthed and sided without being too responsive.
Sold. Congratulations Holly and Thank You for giving Aveda a great Parelli home.
PLACED- Thanks Holly of Forest Lake, MN for giving Aveda a Great Parelli Home. I am sure you will do great things together!
Breeze- 2013 Percheron/QH Cross
Big classy filly that is forward and confident. Very big floaty movement. Will make excellent Dressage Prospect. Will be tall. (Will come one year sometime in March) Straight and correct. Doing general ground work/haltering now. Price may increase in spring with additional work. Looking for good home with experience or trainers to help develop a young horse. I don't want her to fall through the cracks. Nice filly, nothing wrong with her, just young with a big future for the right person. 3/4 brother to Jake Below.
Jake- 2013 Percheron/QH Cross
Sweetheart of a colt. Will be Big. A July 2013 baby but shows allot of structure and height. (Full 4 months younger then his big sister!) Has been gelded and is friendly and social. Hauled excellent for vet, in both slant load step up and 2 horse straight/ramp. Very smart colt that follows his sister around but you can see individual sparkle in him, just needs a chance to shine.
SOLD- This sweet duo will be staying together and playing with Lisa in a Wonderful Parelli home near Madison, WI. Thank You Lisa. I am sure you will love these two and they will love you!
SOLD- This sweet duo will be staying together and playing with Lisa in a Wonderful Parelli home near Madison, WI. Thank You Lisa. I am sure you will love these two and they will love you!