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.
“Spider” is a 2014 AQHA Gray Gelding
$20,000 price negotiable
This striking 2014 steel gray gelding is truly a standout. Spider started reined cow horse training in 2017 and has really taken to it -- be watching for him to start his competitive career under the guidance of Justin Lawrence. He has already spent many hours sorting, herding and roping cattle. He will be a ranch horse deluxe and is fully nominated to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
Spider is an intelligent and willing colt with a quiet disposition, combined with eye-appeal and a lot of chrome. His bloodlines are an exceptional combination of speed, cow and athletic ability. His dam is Spark Plug Cat, who is sired by the legendary stallion Shining Spark (NRCHA $3 million sire and $4 million NRHA million-dollar sire) and her dam is by Taris Catalyst (1983 World Champion Open Jr. Cutting; NCHA LTE $181,373). We expect that Spider will excel, just like his dam has. In fact, Cat was a broodmare until entering the show ring in 2007, ending the year being ranked in the NRCHA National Standings with limited showing. She has an AQHA Open Performance ROM yet has proven herself as a go-to ranch horse who can really handle a cow and willingly put in a hard day’s work.
Spider is sired by our own Judgemental, a son of Judge Cash (SI 110; earnings of $115,936) and out of Feature Coup, a proven producer whose offspring are NRCHA and barrel racing earners. Spider’s lineage includes many of our personal favorites because they prove themselves to us day after day. Spider is eligible for the AQHA Ranch Horse Heritage Challenges and S.D. Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes.
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“Coolio” is a 2013 AQHA Chestnut Gelding
$20,000 price negotiable
“Coolio” is fully nominated to the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge. He entered the working cow horse arena this fall. At the AQHA Region II show ridden by our trainer Justin Lawrence. The pair placed 2nd under one judge and 3rd under another, making Coolio an AQHA point earner already!
He's a grandson of Dual Rey (LTE $118,000 with offspring earnings of $26 million) and Smart Little Lena (LTE $577,652 with offspring earnings of $24 million).
Coolio is sired by Smooth Talking Cat, an outstanding son of Smooth As A Cat (LTE $500,038; 2005 NCHA Horse of the Year; $19.2 million sire), who is out of the great mare, Remedy for Sweets (LTE $204,281) by Grays Starlight whose offspring have won in excess of $6.7 million. Smooth Talking Cat was a Top 10 intermediate Open finalist at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2009 and has NRCHA earnings of $23,959.62.
This nice 2013 gelding appears to have the same willingness as his sire. In fact, Smooth Talking Cat is now doing exceptionally well in youth cow horse, reining and related events for a talented girl.
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“Polly” is a 2013 Chestnut Mare
$16,500 price negotiable
Smooth Talkin Remedy is a gorgeous mare with true talent! “Polly” is an eyecatcher, with her chestnut coat, flaxen mane and tail, with chrome! Plus, we've fully nominated her in the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge.
She entered the working cow horse show ring this fall, ridden by both Justin Lawrence and Bailey Gibbons. She had a strong showing in Junior Working Cowhorse at the AQHA Region II show, placing 7th under one judge and 8th under another. Her half-brother Coolio was 2nd/3rd. She is pretty incredible going down the fence! Polly is a granddaughter of High Brow Cat and out of our mare, Dox Remilena.
Her dam is Dox Remilena, a full sister to Remilena (NRCHA LTE $46,000; siblings earnings of $72,000) who is sired by the great Reminic (LTE $92,650; deceased) and out of Dox Madalena (offspring earnings more than $118,000).
Polly’s dam, Dox Remilena, is a valued member of our ranch. She was shown successfully in reined cow horse, reining, ranch horse and cutting. Following her retirement from the show ring, this fancy mare was used as a ranch horse then began her career as a broodmare.
Polly’s sire is Smooth Talking Cat, an outstanding son of Smooth As A Cat (LTE $500,038; 2005 NCHA Horse of the Year; $19.2 million sire) and a grandson of Grays Starlight (offspring earnings of $6.7+ million). Smooth Talking Cat was a Top 10 Intermediate Open finalist at the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2009 at the has NRCHA earnings of $23,959.62.
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This top-notch gelding has been sold to a great ranching family near Roy, MT
“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.
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“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.
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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.