Ready to Work
It takes a combination of talents to make a great horse. We start with legacy bloodlines known for their cow ability, sensibility, speed and agility. With help from trainers Joseph Ferguson and Justin Lawrence, our horses begin with the fundamentals. Once a foundation is built, the horses are asked to do a variety of jobs – both in and out of the arena.
Take a look at these finished horses that are ready to go to work for you, and contact us with questions.
“Gator” is a 2012 AQHA Bay Mare
Gator spent the entire summer as one of Sterling's mounts while he worked in the Montana/Wyoming mountains. She pretty much saw it all and did it all - from doctoring yearlings, maneuvering through tough terrain and even packing fenceposts. Plus, we’ve fully nominated her in the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
Her dam is one of our favorites – Spark Plug Cat, a daughter of the legendary stallion Shining Spark (NRCHA & NRHA $1 million sire). Her dam is by Taris Catalyst (1983 World Champion Open Jr. Cutting; NCHA LTE $181,373). “Cat” was a broodmare until entering the show ring in 2007 where she proved herself quickly: SDRCHA Open Two Rein and CCQHA Open Ranch Horse Champion, plus ranked in the 2007 NRCHA National Standings with limited showing.
Gator is sired by Sir Fred Von Freckle (deceased). Fred was a son of the great Freckles Playboy and out of Rosalee Lena (offspring earnings in excess of $59,000) by Doc O’Lena. Fred was a proven cutting, reining and cow horse who qualified for the AQHA World Show Qualifier (2002-Open Sr. Working Cow Horse), earned an AQHA Open ROM, 4th place winner at the 1997 NCHA Fort Worth Futurity (Limited Open Division) and 2003 Black Hills Stock Show Open Ranch Horse Champion. His show career ended early due to injury yet he was a good ranch horse for several years.
“Slim” is a 2013 AQHA Bay Gelding
Slim is a big bodied bay gelding that is a favorite among our cowboys. Born in 2013, he came along quickly and is already a go-to ranch horse and has spent many days working, sorting, roping and doctoring cattle. He is intelligent, covers a lot of country easily and has a strong work ethic. Plus, he is fully nominated to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
His sire is Sir Fred Von Freckle (deceased). Fred was a son of the great Freckles Playboy and his dam is Rosalee Lena (offspring earnings in excess of $59,000) by Doc O’Lena. Fred was a proven cutting, reining and cow horse, including: AQHA World Show Qualifier (2002-Open Sr. Working Cow Horse), 1997 NCHA Fort Worth Futurity 4th Place Limited Open Division) and Champion Open Ranch Horse at the 2003 Black Hills Stock Show. Fred also had an AQHA Open ROM.
Slim’s dam is Feature Coup, whose offspring have been competitive in both NRCHA and barrel racing. This nice mare had limited showing as a yearling but consistently placed high in halter classes in the EMHSC. She was a fluid mover with heavy bone, a baby doll head, and kind disposition; and had royal bloodlines—sired by Feature Jack whose offspring qualified for the AQHA Word Show and PRCA National Finals Rodeo, and out of Gallant Coup, who had her racing career cut short when she was injured at Ruidoso Downs.
Plenty O Freckles• Registration
“Paco” is a 2013 AQHA Buckskin Gelding
This solid built 2013 gelding is all business! He has a great work ethic and a big stop. Our cowboys love working cattle with Paco, even though he’s just a youngster. He has been used on the ranch moving cattle, sorting and pasture roping. He is already an outstanding ranch horse and has the potential to become a top arena horse. Paco is a full brother to Shiney and Tuff.
Paco’s dam is Shiney Vaca Reina, a palomino mare from the Black Rock Ranch who is now a great member of our broodmare band. She is sired by Vaca Rey, a fancy son of Smart Little Lena, who is a full brother to Wild Thing DNA ($109,558 earnings) and Boon A Little ($18,404 earnings). Paco is also a grandson of the legendary Shining Spark. Paco is sired by PC Tuff Dual, a grandson of Dual Pep (NCHA $307,384; progeny earnings exceeding $25 million).
Tuff Vaca Rey• Registration
“Frosty” is a 2006 AQHA Sorrel Gelding
Frosty has been sold to a great family in Wyoming.
French Frosted Cash (Frosty) is a 2006 sorrel gelding we have used as a ranch horse since he was a 3 yr old. He's gentle, been ridden by a variety of people, likes to cover country, smooth gaited, no buck or spook and good with other horses. He has a scar on one leg but has no soundness issues.
His sire, French Cash Yawl, is an own son of Frenchmans Guy, qualified for the Dodge Ram Circuit Finals and held the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo barrel racing arena record. He's out of Feature Coup (Misty), one of our all-time favorite broodmares that we lost a couple of years ago. We've kept all of Misty's foals because we love them so much. Frosty is the first one we have actively offered for sale.
French Frosted Cash• Registration
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“Rey” is a Brown 2012 Gelding
This 2012 gelding is already a truly finished ranch horse that is fully nominated to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge. He spent the entire summer as one of Sterling's mounts while he worked in the Montana/Wyoming mountains. He pretty much saw it all and did it all - from doctoring yearlings to maneuvering through the roughest territory. Rey is big boned, very cowy and has been used to move, sort and rope cattle on the ranch. He has a big motor and will go all day.
His dam, Smart Miss Dual Rey , is sired by Dual Rey (LTE $118,000; offspring earnings of $26 million) and out of Smartilena (NCHA LTE $3,384) by Smart Little Lena (LTE $577,652; offspring earnings of $24 million). Rey is sired by Sir Fred Von Freckle (deceased). Fred was a son of the great Freckles Playboy and out of Rosalee Lena (offspring earnings in excess of $59,000) by Doc O’Lena.
Rey Smarter• Registration
CCQHA: Cow Country Quarter Horse Assn.
EMHSC: Eastern Montana Horse Show Circuit
LTE: Lifetime Earnings
NCHA: National Cutting Horse Assn.
NRCHA: National Reined Cow Horse Assn.
NRHA: National Reining Horse Assn.
OKNFQHA: Oklahoma National Futurity Quarter Horse Assn.
SDRCHA: South Dakota Reined Cow Horse Assn.
SI: Speed Index
WYRCHA: Wyoming Reined Cow Horse Assn.