Our goal with some of our horses is to add value by starting them under saddle. With a lot of self-training, a great heritage and some clinics, we believe we’ve gotten pretty good at starting horses. We do a fair amount of groundwork before we ride and try to expose them to everything we can think of that might make them spook. Once we’re riding, we do mostly the great outdoors with a little bit of concentrated training in our arena to fine tune skills. They’ve all been started using natural horsemanship methods and we strive to make them soft and supple so that their next buyer has a great place to start from.
Recently we’ve had geldings we’ve raised (not trained) earn a spot at the World Series of Team Roping in Las Vegas in December 2016, earn hi-point horse of the weekend at a Wisconsin Ranch Horse Association show, had another transition from Hunter Equitation (???really??? ) to Barrel Racing and had yet another be the 3rd high seller at the prestigious Diamond McNabb sale in Wyoming in June. CA Smokin Joe found a new home in New York with a final bid of $23,000.
All together, we think this is indicative of the minds we’re breeding into our horses. Buy with confidence, knowing you’ll have a great foundation to start with.
CA Rushine Dash
2012 Chestnut Gelding
FOR SALE — $5000
|CA Rushine Dash||Mr Shine 403||The Shine||Shining Spark|
|Hot Tyree Tee||Watch Tyrees Dude|
|Hot Tee Bars|
|Lit Misty Roan||DVA Peps Orphanwood||Tuff Time Peppy|
|Little Roan Kid||The Commerce Kid|
|Little Jo Van Roan|
Dash already loves to work livestock–will even do it on his own in the pen. The kids love to watch him “cut!” Our goal is to start Dash and have him ready for a sale sometime next summer/fall depending on how he comes along. He’s for sale now; price will increase with training.
2015 Brown/Black Stallion/Gelding
FOR SALE — $3500 — SALE PENDING, MT
|CA Denzel||RC Calcetas||Redford Continental||Continental Zipper|
|Blue Chantrieri||Leo Hancock Hayes|
|DSH Hally Glo||Diamond Sun Glo||Zans Diamond Sun|
|Cocoa War Glo|
|LJSR Hally||Fancy Red Bark|
|Jilla St John|
Denzel is a bit of a mystery yet; is he going to be black and fade…..or will be be a true brown? Either way, he’s pretty flashy with four socks, star and snip. He hurt a foot last year just before the sale so wasn’t able to be sold. He has healed perfectly and is good to go. He will be gelded shortly, so if you’re looking for a pretty nice stallion prospect, you might want to take a look!
2014 Black/Dark Brown Gelding
FOR SALE –likely in our production sale in August
|CA Twix||RC Calcetas||Redford Continental||Continental Zipper|
|Blue Chantrieri||Leo Hancock Hayes|
|CA Caramel||Dudes Roan King||Blackburn Dude|
|Eyes of Blackberry||Eyes of Strawberry|
|Sonoita Bay Dell|
Twix is a colt that slightly injured a foot just before our production sale in 2014. He has healed up completely and is being started under saddle. The photo is of the first time he was saddled. He is a very kind colt; loves attention but is going to be sensitive enough that he won’t be a slow lazy horse. He still gets a little worried at new things but is getting better all the time. I believe he would make a great youth horse after some experience with a seasoned rider. Sells in our production sale in August. See 2017 Catalog.
CA Rocky — SOLD, Ryan J, ND
2012 Palomino Gelding
LJSR Shamrock x Fancy Cut Diamonds
This young gelding was orphaned at about two months of age so has taken a bit longer to grow up. His mother was probably the prettiest mare we’ve ever owned and we lost her far too soon. He’s always been a very kind colt with the softest eyes. He has been started using natural horsemanship methods and is quiet and very responsive. Sire and dam were both around 14.2 so we expect him to be about the same and he isn’t going to be a very heavy horse so will be best suited to a smaller lady or youth rider. His golden palomino color and very correct conformation will make him a standout anywhere he goes. Checkout his first video here: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=J7D1PejN4H4
CA Rexx — SOLD, Jerry L, ND
2009 Dun Gelding
LJSR Scoria Road x LJSR Caller Waiting
This dun gelding LOVES people. He has a great walk that will cover some country. He is getting better every day and with some adult rider experience for awhile, he will make a great kids’ horse. Checkout a first video here: https://youtu.be/j7y3LopURt4
2006 Grey Gelding — FOR SALE
Jilla St John x Keen Shine
This gelding is going to be the “sleeper.” He isn’t the prettiest to look at, but he’s extremely quick and catty. Needs an experienced rider; he’ll turn out from under anyone else!
CA Ruffcut Diamond
2011 Bay Gelding
Ruff had a tough start so took a long time to grow up but looks great now. He is progressing beautifully in his training. At about 14.2 he is the perfect size for a lady. With some riding from someone experienced, he could eventually make a great kids horse….if the person wants to give him up! He’s smooooooth as butter!
Smokey’s Dark Diamond (aka Tank)
2011 Bay Gelding
Tank was received as payment for helping a friend so is not of our breeding. However, this gelding wants to be really docile and is coming along very well in his training. We went for a 3 mile ride on Ride #4! This guy will easily be 15.2 and should be able to jerk a steer around handily.
Little Rush –
2010 Grade Bay Gelding
Little Rush is so named because he has such a close resemblance to his sire, Mr. Shine 403 (Rush). He will have 30 days riding and significant groundwork by sale day which is August 15, 2014 in Bowman, ND. Rush should mature out about 14.2 which would be a nice youth or ladies size horse. He will need an experienced rider at first due to his inexperience.
2014 Sorrel Gelding
SOLD, North Dakota
\Watch Frigate’s YouTube video here: LJSR Frigate July 2014
Frigate is very well broke. He has worked cows, had a rope swung off him, drug logs. He has also swam rivers, climbed mountains (Harney Peak in South Dakota and Laramie Peak in Wyoming) and elk hunted. He clips, loads well and stands for fly spray and farriers. He is also green broke to drive. He also rides double and bareback.
Frigate was raised on Nada’s home ranch in western North Dakota and sold to a good friend, Erin Norling in Minnesota. Erin rides, trains and sells horses and does an excellent job. She is offering Frigate for sale. Please call her at 307.340.2463 for more information and pricing.