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Horses for Sale

   Horses listed are currently for sale. Prices are subject to change at any time with increased training, price listed may not be current. I will consider reasonable offers on any of the horses listed. Please contact me for more information and updated prices. I have other horses including my lesson horses and personal horses that are not actively for sale. If the perfect fit came along I would consider a private sale on most of them. Contact me with what you are look‚Äčing for and I can let you know who may be the best match.

   I do accept trades in specific circumstances. If you have a horse that you would like me to consider as a trade please contact me. Send detailed information about the horse you are wanting to trade as well as which horse you are interested in trading for. Not all horses listed for sale are owned by Kyhlwood Training. 

   If you purchase a horse and they are not working out PLEASE contact me! I am happy to either buy them back if I am able or assist you in finding them a home that may be a better fit. 

Spartan- $900

Barn Name: Spartan

Year Foaled/Age: 2007, 14 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Pony

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 13.1 hands

Rider Level: Advanced

Discipline:  English, Driving or Games

Description:  Spartan is a very sweet gelding but is a bit shy.  Spartan's previous family rode him when they bought him and then not much after when they bought him 6 years ago. He has great ground manners. He is not pushy and wants to please. He stands tied and cross tied. He stood well for the farrier but was a little nervous. He struggled a bit standing for shots but wasn't dangerous in the slightest. He did kick once when I cleaned his sheath. 

     He lunges well and we have been working on ground driving. We have been doing some desensitizing with him but it would be best if his new home continues with this. He can be a little nervous under saddle but settles in well he has a great walk & trot. We have not cantered him under saddle yet. I have had intermediate and advanced riders ride him under supervision. However, I think he would do best in a home with an experienced person as he is unsure and needs guidance. He has bucked a few times on the lunge line but not with anyone on his back. 

      He is a very sweet gelding and wants to please bit is a bit nervous and scared. If you move too quickly he flinches as though he thinks you are going to hit him. I know the family that I got him from and I don't think they ever mishandled him but it is quite possible that he was mishandled before they bought him. Considering they didn't do much with him I don't think he has had much chance to get over his people issues recently. I am happy to keep Spartan and continue his training while here but he doesn't seem to do well with the excess of commotion around here. I feel he would do better somewhere quieter. 

    Spartan does have a fairly thick coat for this time of year and I had blood pulled to be tested for cushings disease. However we didn't get the blood in on time and the vet hasn't been out to retest him. This is the main reason his price is low. I think he has a ton of potential and is a super fun little gelding. If he doesn't sell I will have the vet test him next time she is out. His price is slightly negotiable to the right home.

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Pepper- $1400

Barn Name: Pepper

Year Foaled/Age: 2003, 18 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 15.3 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner or above

Discipline:  Trails

Description:  Pepper is an ex-barrel horse. We have used him mostly for trail riding. He has a great walk, trot, canter in the arena alone but if there are other horses in the arena he has more of a motor. Pepper has a great 1 hand neck rein. He has good ground manners, he will stand tied all day but might dance around the pole a little if you walk away from him. He cross ties as well as straight ties. He is super easy to catch, even when you are trying to catch someone else. He is not spooky on the trails and is used to the dogs racing in and out of the prairie grass and timber. He will ride at the front, middle and back of the group. I have used him for my advanced beginner students and they got along with him well. He does get a little buddy sour with those that live in the same pen as him. I have not ridden him out alone but I think he would be fine with a rider with a little firmer hand. He hasn't had any big behavioral issues either on the ground or under saddle. His only vice is that he can be a bit buddy sour as stated above. He stands well for the farrier and the vet. He is up to date on all cares. Pepper does have arthritis in his knees but it doesn't seem to phase him too much. Previous owner gave him equiox on a daily basis but we have only given it when we are riding him. When he came in he had very thin soles and so has shoes and pads on currently. The plan is to pull the pads and then eventually the shoes as he has more healthy hoof grow in.

Pepper would prefer a home where he would spend the majority of time on the trails. He is good in the arena but seems much happier on the trails.

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Classic Sunny Image- $2000

Barn Name: Casper

Year Foaled/Age: 2002, 19 years old

Color: Palomino

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA

Height: 15.3 hands

Rider Level: Advanced beginner on trails, intermediate or above in the arena

Discipline:  LOVES Trails

Description:  Casper is a really fun gelding on the trails but in the arena often has a bit of an opinion about how hard he should be working. He has good ground manners and sill stand all day for the kids to fuss over him. He does well straight tied and in the cross ties. He stood great for the farrier and vet. It took him a bit to load when I picked him up but after a few minutes he hopped in and rode quietly and unloaded nicely. I did have another horse on the trailer and that may have helped a bit.  We have gotten all of Casper's cares up to date including dental, shots, farrier and sheath. He is super easy to catch and will put his head down for the shorter kids to be able to catch him. 

Casper is GREAT on the trails. He is happy to lead or follow. He goes over obstacles and through tall grass without any issues. We don't currently have any water to cross since it was so dry this summer. I have had kids of all ages on him but he does have a faster walk so I would say he isn't for a complete beginner. I haven't ridden him out alone but I am guessing he would be ok with someone that could be firm with him if he didn't want to go. I typically ride him in split reins so I can use them to swat his rear when his breaks get stuck. He rides well in a halter and lead rope but typically we ride him in a snaffle. He has a great walk, trot, canter but has crow hopped a few times in the canter in the arena. He is happy to canter on the trails without any issues. 

     Casper was a bit sore after we had him trimmed (hadn't been done in over a year).  He isn't off but would benefit from some front shoes if you are planning to ride anywhere rocky or really hard. Casper is a really nice gelding and is easy to have around. However my lesson horses must be able to be used in the arena as well and he doesn't want to do that. I will continue using him until the right buyer comes along. 

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Mango- $2200

Barn Name: Mango

Year Foaled/Age: 2009, 12 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Pony

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 13.2 hands

Rider Level: Confident Intermediate or above

Discipline:  Trails

Description:  I got Mango at a sale this spring. She is a phenomenal little pony but not quite what I was looking for. She is rock solid on trails. Not spooky, happy to lead, be in the middle or bring up the rear. She is used to the dogs racing in and out of the grass & timber. She has great ground manners. She will stand tied all day. She straight ties and cross ties. She will occasionally walk away when you go to catch her. Doesn't put a whole lot of effort into walking away and is getting better but still walks off sometimes.

The reason Mango isn't going to work for my program is that she has had a few issues with bucking. We haven't had any issues at the walk or trot but about 50% of the time she bucks at the canter. We have had her checked by a vet as well as done chiropractic. Her back is weak, guessing that before us she had quite a few babies. We will continue to work through it but thought that I would list her incase there is a family looking for a trail only pony.

She is great for the farrier and vet. Up to date on all cares. Currently barefoot and haven't had any soundness issues. She gets along with everyone we have turned her out with. She gets fat on air. Doesn't require any supplements or grain. Loads and unloads well, easy to haul. I will not sell her as a beginner pony. I will not sell her to someone that is going to flip her. I am happy to keep her to continue training and continue to work through the bucking. However she is solid and happy on trails so if there is a family that just wants a trail pony she may be the girl for you. 

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Dublin- $2400

Barn Name: Dublin

Year Foaled/Age: 2004, 17 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Gaited cross

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 15.1 hands

Rider Level: Unsure

Discipline:  Trails

Description:  Dublin is a super sweet 17 yr old gaited gelding. He is approximately 15 hands. I bought Dublin at the August Kalona sale. We have had all his cares brought up to date including shots, dental, farrier and deworming. He is currently working on gaining weight.

Dublin is very broke and steers really well off your legs. He has a fabulous canter. He has an honest trot and canter as well as his gait.  We have ridden him bareback a few times. He did crow hop the first time we asked him to canter but hasn't had any issues since. We are guessing that he had a family that cared for him before ending up at the auction because his teeth had been done within the last year and his hooves were actually in pretty good shape. He has pretty good ground manners but needs an occasional reminder. He loaded well coming home from the sale and stands tied nicely. He stood well for the vet and stood well for the farrier after a few reminders.

I am happy for Dublin to stay with us as long as he needs but I would like to pull a few more from a sale at the beginning of October. I can only do this if a few that I currently have find homes. Please feel free to search Facebook for #kyhlwooddublin for more pictures and videos. Dublin's price is negotiable to the right home. His price will go up with more training and time put into him.

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Mia Fancy Investment- $4200

Barn Name: Snugs

Year Foaled/Age: 2004, 17 years old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint Horse

Registration Association & Number:  APHA

Height: 15.3 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate or above

Discipline:  Dressage, Jumpers. Hunters, Trails

Description:  Snugs is a great mare. She just has a little more motor than I need for my lesson program. She has been used on trails and hauled all over the state of Iowa. She has also been shown in 4H. Snugs is a more forward moving or English moving horse. She has a great 1 hand neck rein and a great lope. She has a big floaty trot. Snugs is soft sided and needs a rider that knows how to control their legs. She is fabulous on trails. She is not spooky and is used to the dogs racing in and out of the prairie and timber. Snugs rides out alone or with a group. She is happy to ride at the front or back of the group.

She had great ground manners. She is easy to catch, stands tied all day. She both cross ties and straight ties. She is easy to saddle and bridle. Snugs loads and unloads well. She doesn't paw or dance around in the trailer. She stands great for the farrier and the vet. She is up to date on all cares. She is currently barefoot but I would put shoes on her if you are consistently riding somewhere with a lot of rock or gravel.

I am happy for Snugs to stay as long as she needs to find the right home. I have an adult student that has been leasing her for trail riding and will continue to do so until we find the right home. 

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Sold Horses

Cosmo- SOLD August 2021

Barn Name: Cosmo or Mo

Year Foaled/Age: 2017, 4 years old

Color: Bay 

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: none

Height: 14 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate or Above

Discipline:  Trails, Jumping!!

Description:  Cosmo is a super sweet gelding that I picked up from the loose pen at the Kalona sale. When I got him he hadn't been handled much, if at all. He has come a long way in the 5 months he has been at Kyhlwood. He has fabulous ground manners. He is easy to catch and will stand tied all day. He stands quietly for grooming but may move a little when saddled. He had a handful of rides in May including a few on the trails. Unfortunately he got put on the back burner when client horses came in and pretty much just hung out for most of June and half of July. We got back to riding in the last few weeks and he hasn't forgotten anything. He walks, trots and canters with no buck or silly business. Direct reins and has good breaks. He does get a little jumpy when any horses are trotting or cantering straight at him. 

   Cosmo does great on trails. He is not spooky in the slightest but would prefer to bring up the rear.  He doesn't like horses behind him but doesn't mind the dogs in the slightest. We have never taken him off property but he loaded fine when I brought him home from the sale. 

Health Notes: Cosmo is up to date on all cares. He has been off a few times since he's been with me but I believe it was due to thrush. He will be one that needs to stay on a consistent farrier schedule. He is a bit club footed in the front but with proper farrier care should be able to have a career as a riding horse. 


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Hazel- SOLD August 2021

Barn Name: Hazel

Year Foaled/Age: 2001, 20 years old

Color: Dark Buckskin

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: none

Height: 14.3 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner

Discipline:  Trails

Description:  I pulled Hazel from the loose pen at a sale in the beginning of March. She has turned out to be quite the find. She has packed on the pounds and has since been hitting the trails. 

  Hazel has great ground manners. She is easy to have around. She stands well for the farrier and vet. She stands well to be groomed and saddled. She is pretty easy to bridle but is happier with the bitless bridle. She stands nicely for you to mount from a mounting block or from the ground. She has a great ground covering walk and prefers to move out on the trails. She isn't one to dilly dally and likes to be going  somewhere. She happily crosses water and bridges. She likes to lead but will follow if asked. Hazel sometimes tries to go her own way and needs some redirection which is why I have put her level of rider at advanced beginner. Hazel is happy to walk and trot, she will canter but would prefer not to as its a lot of work. Hazel does not neck rein but direct reins nicely in the bitless bridle. She gaps her mouth a little with a bit. She has better brakes in the bitless bridle as well and I would be happy to send it along with her to her new home since she likes it. 

  I hauled Hazel to Brushy Creek the first Sunday in June. She was FABULOUS! She hauled well, stood perfectly at the trailer and stood quietly for me to mount. She would have preferred to be closer to the front of the group but rode contently at the back. The first group of horses we passed she was a little concerned that we had lost someone but got used to it quite quickly. She crossed the river with no issues. She never spooked even when the rest of our group spooked and took off across a field, Hazel just stood and watched them go. I was extremely pleased with her for our first off property trail ride!

  Hazel is easy to load and unload but she is easier to turn around to unload than to back off. She has gotten along with anyone I have turned her out with. She goes out on a large pasture every night with 15 other horses. She is up to date on all cares including dental, shots, deworming and farrier. She has a current coggins from the sale in March. 

Health Notes: Hazel is healthy and sound as far as we know. She does have a large scar on her left knee that was swollen when I got her. With time off and bringing her back into work slowly we have not had any soundness issues what so ever.


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Angel- SOLD July 2021

Barn Name: Angel

Year Foaled/Age: 1997, 24 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: none

Height: 14.3 hands

Rider Level: Beginner

Discipline:  Trails, 4-H

Description:  Angel came to Kyhlwood Training this spring. Her owner had passed away and she was looking for a new home. No one believes me when I tell them how old Angel is. Physically she doesn't look 24 and she sure as heck doesn't act like it. She is super easy going for any level of rider. The only time you may get a little sass is if you try to ride out alone. 

   She has spent the last few months teaching lessons and carting kids around trails. As much as we adore her she doesn't love arena lessons and I would prefer to find her a home that primarily trail rides. She is not spooky in the slightest. She doesn't mind when the dogs tag along and are racing around her legs. She has never spooked with us the whole time we've had her. Even when the other horses are bothered by something she isn't phased. We have had deer, pheasant, turkeys and racoons cross our path without her taking a second look. We have hauled her to Brushy State Creek State Park three times and she was excellent every time. She did have a little more of a motor and wanted to lead on this latest trip. 

  Angel is good in turnout with both mares and geldings. She is not marish towards anyone. She has fantastic ground manners and stands quietly to be groomed and tacked up. She will stand tied all day without pawing or dancing. She is great for the vet and farrier. She is up to date on all cares including dental. She stands nicely for you to mount and stands until she is asked to walk off. She has 3 nice gaits though her trot is on the bouncy side. She will willingly trot and canter but would prefer to stay at a walk if you let her. She needs someone that will encourage her to keep going when moving at a faster gait. Angel loads and unloads well. She is easy to haul and stands quietly tied to the trailer. Occasionally she will walk away when you go to catch her. Usually it is after she has had to do lessons in the arena for several days in a row. 

   Angel is welcome to stay as long as it takes to find her the right home. She is an extremely sweet mare and we enjoy having her around. I just think that she would prefer to be in a home that spends most of their time on the trails. 

Health Notes: Angel is healthy and up to date on all cares. When she first came she struggled a little going down steep hills. I had her hocks x-rayed and she had some very slight arthritis in one joint. I went ahead and had that joint injected and she has had an easier time on the hills since then. She does benefit from an equiox when going on a long trail. Angel does have a tight tendon on her back right. It isn't causing any pain but causes her to step harder with that foot. 


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Kona- SOLD July 2021

Barn Name: Kona

Year Foaled/Age: 2016, 5 years old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Over size POA

Registration Association & Number: none

Height: 14.3 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner on Trails, Intermediate in the Arena

Discipline:  Trails, 4-H

Description:  I pulled Kona from the loose pen at a sale in the beginning of March with Hazel.  Kona had a large flesh wound on her right hind pastern. Once we got that healed we started her under saddle. She was pretty easy to start and although we had a few minor hiccups I wonder if she was previously worked with. Once she learned to steer we hit the trails! Her fifth ride with us was actually a 3 hour trail ride at Brushy Creek State Park. She handled everything like a champ. We had taken 4 students with us and Kona lead the entire group. At one point she ponied an older mare with a student for about 30 minutes because the horse I was riding was being a pill. She crossed water, went under bridges, loaded, unloaded, stood tied to the trailer and hauled like she had done it a million times before. The second time we took her to Brushy Creek she got to take a student! She was just as fabulous as the first time! Crossed the deeper water with no issues even when the horse next to her decided to lay down. She did spook once; when the horses in front of her took off because of something in the bushes she went with them. She was very easy to stop and wasn't phased in the slightest the 2nd time going by the same spot. 

   Kona stands quietly to be groomed and tacked up. She stands nicely to be mounted. She has a great walk and trot. Her trot is super cute and she would be a really cute little hunter mare. Her canter is on the speedy side but she has great brakes. She will happily work in the arena but really excels on the trails. She is not spooky in the slightest, even with the dogs racing in and out of the timber she hasn't done anything more than startle in place other than at Brushy when she followed those in front of her that had spooked. She has completed every obstacle we have asked of her including crossing our sunken road, crossing our bridge, crossing the teeter-totter, going through our wind chimes, etc. She is an absolute rock star on the trails.

   Kona has been turned out with mares and geldings without any issues. She is an easy keeper and does well on pasture. She stands well for the vet and farrier. She is currently barefoot and we haven't had any need for shoes. She is a really easy little mare to have around and I would love to keep her but I can't pull anymore from the loose pen until some of my current residents find new homes. 

Health Notes: Kona is healthy and sound as far as we know. She does have a large scar on her right hind pastern that was an open proud flesh wound when I got her. She spent the better part of a month in a stall getting the proud flesh under control. After getting the wound under control we haven't had any issues with soundness. Even when in hard work the scar does not bother her in the slightest. 


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Matilda- SOLD July 2021

Barn Name: Matilda or Tilda

Year Foaled/Age: 2009, 12 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint Pony

Registration Association & Number: none

Height: 13.2 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner

Discipline:  Trails, 4-H

Description:   I bought Matilda in 2015 and used her in lessons for 2 years. I then sold her to a client's family and they mostly used her for riding around home including fields and waterways. Her owner also used her for 4-H events from western to games. Her owner is moving away to go to college and unfortunately Matilda can't go with. She brought her back to me and I bought her back. I have been using her for lessons for the last few months and she has reminded me of why I offer her to her family in the first place. 

   Matilda is good in the arena but FABULOUS on trails. She has gotten back to her old tricks of trying to come to the middle or go to the gate during lessons. Her owner didn't have these issues but also didn't ride her regularly in an arena. She will walk, trot and canter without any fuss. She does have a bit of a motor and probably wouldn't work for a timid child. She knows her leads as long as the rider knows how to ask for a specific lead. Matilda is an absolute ROCK STAR on the trails. She excels on the trails and is much happier there than in the arena.

   Matilda with go under, over or through anything on the trails. She is not spooky and if she startles she does so with her feet planted. She is used to the dogs racing in and out of the grass and timber. She is happy to lead or follow. She crosses the bridges, teeter-totter, balance beam and water without hesitation. She will hop up our tunnel without a second thought. She will lead or follow but prefers not to get left behind. She will ride away from the group if you are confident enough to make her but will fuss and argue a bit.  I would really prefer to find Matilda a home that spends the majority of their time on the trails.   

Health Notes: Matilda is healthy and sound as far as I know. In the time I've known her she has done better with front shoes if she is being ridden hard. 


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Edna- SOLD July 2021

Barn Name: Edna

Year Foaled/Age: 1993, 28 years old

Color: Sorrel & White 

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint

Registration Association & Number: none

Height: 15 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner on Trails

Discipline:  Trails

Description: Edna has been with us since the middle of April. She came in fairly poor condition. She has gotten all cares (dental, farrier, vaccinations & dewormer) up to date and has gained over 120 pounds.  She loads, hauls and unloads well. She stands tied quietly both straight tied and in the cross ties. She stands well for the farrier and the vet. 

   Edna stands quietly to be mounted. She will happily walk out on the trails and has a lovely trot. She would prefer not to ever have to canter under saddle, it is far too much work. Her steering was a little rusty but she does direct rein. She does not neck rein. Edna would be very happy to follow the tail in front of her down the trail all day. She startled once at the dogs running up behind her but got used to it pretty quickly. We have kept our trails rather short since she is just getting back into shape. She has also been used for therapeutic lessons. 

   Edna has phenomenal ground manners. She adores the kids and would stand for them to fuss over her all day. I would love to find her a home where she has kids to dote on. 

Health Notes: Edna came to us extremely thin. She had her teeth floated and started gaining weight pretty easily. She had gained well over 100 pounds but I would still like to see her top line fill in a bit more. We haven't had any soundness issues with her even though her hooves were in pretty poor condition. She has been trimmed regularly since coming but will need continued regular trims to get her hooves into top shape. 


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Goose- SOLD July 2021

Barn Name: Goose or Goober

Year Foaled/Age: 2007, 14 years old

Color: Blue Roan

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15.1 hands

Rider Level: Confident beginner

Discipline:  Trails, Ranch Pleasure, Ranch work

Description:  Goose is an absolute gem. If I was in the market for another trail horse I would be keeping him for my students. However I need a horse that is a little more versatile in the arena.  Goose has great ground manners and is super easy to get along with. Loads, hauls and unloads well. Every once in a while he will walk away when you go to catch him but after about 30 seconds he always gives in and lets you put his halter on. 

   Goose stands well in the cross ties and straight tied. He stands well for the farrier as well as for being groomed and tacked up. He is very polite about bridling. Goose stands at the mounting block quietly. He has a great one hand neck rein and prefers that to direct reins. He has a nice trot and canter and goes into both willingly. He has good brakes and stands quietly when asked. 

   Goose excels on the trails. He likes to be in the front but will also ride in the back. He walks out so wouldn't be a great trail buddy for a plodder as he couldn't care less if he leaves the other horses behind. He is not spooky and the few times something has caught his attention he plants his feet. He will walk, trot and canter out on the trails without any funny business. Occasionally Goose will pull towards home a bit but nothing severe. We have hauled him to Brushy Creek twice with 2 different students. He was exceptional for both. He is fantastic to load and haul. He unloads quietly and stood next to the trailer with no fussing. Didn't hesitate once when asked to go in the river and wasn't phased when one of his trail mates decided to lay down in it. Even when the first half of the trail spooked and took off he stood and watched them. 

   I was told that his previous owners used him on cattle but I have not had him around any cows so can't speak to how he does. I was told he also has a background in roping but I am not sure if that was pasture roping/ranch work or competition roping. I would guess it was ranch work. Please see the screen shots of our ride notes below to get to know Goose a little better. I am happy to provide more if someone wants to see them. I really like this gelding and he is welcome to stay as long as it takes to find him the right home. He is currently 1/2 leased by an adult student but she is aware that he is for sale. Goose loves the trails and is absolutely fabulous on the trails. He wouldn't be listed at all if he enjoyed the arena more. 

Health Notes: Goose is healthy and sound. When he first came he struggled a bit with his left lead and was a little grouchy under saddle. We had his adjusted and his right shoulder was out by over 3 inches. Likely due to an ill fitting saddle at some point. After the adjustment we have had no issues with the lead or grouchiness. 

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LUVMEAGOODCOWBOY

Barn Name: Poppy/Lover

Year Foaled/Age: 2012,  9 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA 5458777

Height: 15.2

Rider Level: Intermediate 

Discipline: Ranch Horse, Ranch Horse Shows, Trails

Description: Poppy is a very well built, thick, correct mare. She has impeccable ground manners. She meets you at the gate, ties, loads, unloads, stands for the farrier and the vet. Poppy's current owner purchased her to be used as a trail horse and for her beginner grandkids to take lessons on. While she absolutely adores Poppy, it is clear that Poppy would prefer to have more of a job. Poppy has a great handle on her. Soft mouth, easy neck rein, soft and responsive to your legs. Knows her leads, can pivot and side pass. She does have a bit of a motor but nothing extreme. She is easy to push out and comes back quietly. She is currently ridden in a snaffle. 

    Poppy is fantastic on trails. If you want a horse to work all week and then trail ride on the weekends this is your girl. She is not spooky and if something happens she startles in place without moving her feet. She will walk out a bit at the beginning of the trail but settles in after a few minutes and is a nice relaxing ride. Poppy did best when hauled to my place where I have a lot of CRP and timber. At the barn where she boards they have open fields and she was a bit concerned about watching where everyone in the pastures were and was a little jumpy without a trail buddy. Poppy does need a rider with a bit of confidence as she can be a bit hesitant when she comes across new things. With a confident rider guiding her she will go through anything. If she is uncertain of anything she will also follow a trail buddy with ease. She crosses water and has gone over/under/through anything I've pointed her at. 

    Poppy would also be an ideal ranch horse (either show or working). She has a soft jog but covers some ground. great rocking horse lope that is super easy to sit. She has the potential to be a rope horse as well but we have never swung a rope off of her. I have only ridden Poppy three times for her owner. Once to help them decide if she needed more of a job than they could provide and twice to get videos. She was a joy to ride each time. Honestly if I needed another personal horse she wouldn't currently be listed. 

    The right home and match for Poppy is the most important thing to her current owners.  Additional pictures and videos are available. Don't miss out on this amazing girl, she won't be on the market long I am sure!

Health Notes: None. Poppy is sound in every way and does not have any health issues. 

TJ- SOLD April 2021 

Barn Name: TJ

Year Foaled/Age: 2003, 18 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 16 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate

Discipline:  Trails

Description:  TJ is a quiet, easy going gelding. He has been owned by the same family since he was 4 months old. His current owner is not longer able to ride him as he is too big for her as she's gotten older. Before he came to me he had be standing for several years. When he got here he rode off like he had done it the day before; no funny business what so ever. TJ is all business and is not a super snuggly gelding. He is polite and has good manners. He will stand tied or in the cross ties and stand well for the farrier. He stands nicely to be groomed though he can be a little lazy about picking up his feet. 

   He is easy to saddle and bridle. He stands nicely to be mounted though once you are in the saddle he may walk off. TJ direct reins, I believe that he may have neck reined in the past but it will take some refreshing. He is a willing guy; he will walk and trot on cue but I have not cantered him due to the frozen ground.  He is good on trails and is happy to lead of follow. He is not spooky and so far for us has only startled in place. I have not taken him out on a solo trail ride yet.

   TJ is an honest guy and doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He needs a little guidance since he is a bit out of practice but he is a quiet, solid horse. 

Health Notes: TJ has be diagnosed with navicular. It is well managed but he does require shoes to stay sound. 

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Karl- SOLD March 2021

Barn Name: Karl

Year Foaled/Age: 2016, 5 years old

Color: Grey

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Appendix

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15.3 1/2 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate

Discipline:  Trails, English Pleasure, Dressage 

Description:  Karl is a sweet easy going, goofy guy. I bought him at auction in October 2020.  I was incorrectly told he was a 12 year old with a lot of trail experience.  I have since been in touch with Karl's previous owner (not the person that brought him to the sale) and have gotten a more accurate and detailed history. 

   Karl was started as an eventing prospect in New Jersey. They started jumping him in 2019 (3 years old) and couldn't keep him sound over fences. Karl's cannon bones are set towards the outside of his knees and doesn't have ideal conformation to be jumping. They sold him and somehow he ended up in Iowa at a sale and eventually with me. 

   I believe he had very limited experience on trails before we got him but he has taken to them quite well. He is young and can be kind of a playful guy so I would not recommend him for a beginner. He is happier to follow but will lead with a little hesitation. Karl just needs to build up his confidence a little and he will be a fantastic trail mount. He had a big spook once with us and spun around but didn't take off. Other than that he has always startled in place. 

   Karl is slowing becoming a willing arena partner. He is happy to do what you ask as long as you help him understand what is wanted. He will walk, trot, canter nicely but every once in a while throws in a playful crow hop/mini buck or mini rear (maybe 2-3 inches off the ground). He has never tried to get anyone off just gets excited and wants to play. He is easy to shut down and comes back nicely even when he does get a little goofy. In the notes below we refer to these as 'Karl Moments'.

   Karl is welcome to stay until I find him the right home. He is for sale because he is not what I was looking for and I don't think he will ever truly enjoy being a lesson horse. He definitely has the potential to be a very cool dressage horse. He is a very pretty, floaty mover and has a phenomenal canter. He will need someone that can help him focus and I think he would learn to love it.  He is happier in the arena here when ridden by a more advanced rider that challenges him a bit. When he gets bored seems to be when he wants to play and get goofy. Please check out the screen shots of a few of Karl's ride notes below!

Health Notes: Karl was a little off in his right front when he came as well as being under weight. I gave him a few weeks off and put him on a joint supplement and we have had no soundness issues what so ever. Just based on his conformation I will not sell him as a jumping prospect or a games horse (he doesn't have the motor for games anyway). He is up to a great weight and holding his weight easily.

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Rockies Miracle Mac- SOLD Feb 2021

Barn Name: Mac

Year Foaled/Age: 2015, 6 years old

Color: Red Dun

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Paint

Registration Association & Number: APHA

Height: 14.3 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate

Discipline:  Trails, Ranch Pleasure, Western Pleasure, English pleasure, Jumping

Description:  Mac is a super sweet and in your pocket guy. He loves attention and always wants to be with you even if that means work. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body and does like to please. He is super easy to catch, even if you are trying to catch someone else. He loads, hauls and unloads well. Mac will stand tied for hours and will stand quietly in the cross ties as well. He stands nicely to be saddled and is easy to bridle. 

   Mac stands next to the mounting block and waits for you to ask him to walk off. When I got Mac someone had taught him that pressure on the reins means put your head down and nothing else. He struggled with steering and had zero brakes.  We started from scratch and he is doing very well neck reining but still gets a little confused on occasion if you try to direct rein. His brakes have gotten MUCH better and he understands what whoa means. He knows his leads but with the muscle atrophy (described below in health notes) he has had a hard time picking up his left lead. He is getting much better but it is easier for him to pick it up if you circle before you ask. 

   Mac is not show ready and would need some work to get there but has the potential to be a great little all around open show horse. His jog is coming along quite well from the freight train he was when I got him. Unfortunately it has been too icy to work on his lope much recently. 

   Mac is fantastic on the trails. In the 40+ miles I have ridden him in the last 2 months (since we started using the tracking program) I think I have had him actually spook once. He spun and headed back to the barn but was easy to bring back. Every other time he has startled in place. Even the other day when a pheasant was so close it almost hit him in the face and scared me he wasn't phased. He willingly goes over the creek even when the other horses think it is too scary.  

   Mac is young and loves to play with his paddock mates. if you don't have another horse for him to play with he will need a goat or something. He has quite the personality and loves to burn off energy running and goofing off with his buddies. I am only looking for the perfect fit for Mac. If he stays I am perfectly happy to continue his training and use him as a lesson horse this summer. If I find the right match for him I am ok with that too. Please see the screen shots below of Mac's ride notes to get to know him a little better! I am happy to provide more if anyone would like to see them. 

Health Notes: Mac had a left hind fetlock injury when I got him. He was not lame on it but it had clearly gone unattended.  He had some muscle atrophy right behind his left flank we believe from favoring that leg.  He is completely sound and we are working on building that muscle up with a lot of long trotting but it can be difficult in the snow and ice. He also had a shoulder out when I got him and now uses a saddle pad with a shim on one side to keep his saddle balanced better. He has not had any further problems with that shoulder after being adjusted. 

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Horses below were sold in 2020 or before

My Kind Of Town- SOLD Nov 2020

Barn Name: Auggie

Year Foaled/Age: 2011, 9 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Thorougnbred

Registration Association & Number: N/A

Height: 16.1 hands

Rider Level: Beginner flat, Intermediate Jump/Trails

Discipline: Hunters, Dressage, Cross Country, Eventing, Trails


Felix- SOLD October 2020 

Barn Name: Felix

Year Foaled/Age: 2014, 6 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Pony

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 14 hands 

Rider Level: Advanced

Discipline:  English, Over Fences, Trails, Eventing


Montana- SOLD October 2020 

Barn Name: Monte

Year Foaled/Age: 2015, 5 years old

Color: Black

Sex: John

Breed: Mule

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 14 hands 

Rider Level: Advanced

Discipline: Trails, packing, shows

Grace- SOLD September 2020 

Barn Name: Grace/Gracie

Year Foaled/Age: 2011, 9 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Mare

Breed: QH/Haflinger Cross?

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 15 hands 

Rider Level: Beginner 

Discipline:  Trails


Oliver- SOLD September 2020

Barn Name: Oliver

Year Foaled/Age: 2005, 15 years old

Color: Grey

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA but no transfer 

Height: 16 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner

Discipline:  Trails


What Happens in Vegas- SOLD September 2020

Barn Name: Vegas

Year Foaled/Age: July 11th 2010, 10 years old

Color: Dark Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Paint/Hackney cross

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 12.3 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate

Discipline:  Jumper, Mounted Pony Games, Eventing, English Pleasure, Dressage


Dandy's Barbie Girl- SOLD September 2020

Barn Name: Shimmer

Year Foaled/Age: 2016, 4 years old

Color: Palomino

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA 5775849

Height: 15

Rider Level: Confident Intermediate under instruction or above

Discipline: Working cow horse prospect, Trails


Rosie- SOLD August 2020

Barn Name: Rosie

Year Foaled/Age: 2013, 7 years old

Color: Red Roan

Sex: Mare

Breed: POA/Quarter Pony

Registration Association & Number: Grade

Height: 13.2 hands 

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner 

Discipline:  Hunters, Jumpers, Cross Country, Eventing, Dressage, Trails


Impulse To Dance- SOLD August 2020

Barn Name: Zoey

Year Foaled/Age: 2017, 3 years old

Color: Bay Leopard

Sex: Mare

Breed: POA

Registration Association & Number: POA

Height: 13.3 hands and still growing

Rider Level: Intermediate 

Discipline:  Trails, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, driving

 

Sierra- SOLD July 2020

Barn Name: Sierra

Year Foaled/Age: 2006, 14 years old

Color: light sorrel

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint Pony cross

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 13.2 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner or above

Discipline:  Trails, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Dressage, Jumping, All-Around


Watch Hotroddin Sue- SOLD July 2020

Barn Name: Suzanne

Year Foaled/Age: 2005, 15 years old

Color: Buckskin

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA 

Height: 15

Rider Level: Confident Advanced Beginner under instruction or above


Mary's Hank- SOLD July 2020 

Barn Name: Al

Year Foaled/Age: 2000, 20 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA

Height: 15.3 hands

Rider Level: Beginner

Discipline:  Trails, Ranch Horse


Belles Last Jet- June 2020

Barn Name: Eddie

Year Foaled/Age: 2015, 5 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA

Height: 16 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate or above

Discipline:  Trails

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Jackie Blu- SOLD June 2020

Barn Name: Finn

Year Foaled/Age: 2010, 10 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Thoroughbred 

Registration Association & Number: Jockey Club

Height: 16.3 hands

Rider Level: Confident Intermediate under instruction or above

Discipline: Hunter, Dressage


Addie- SOLD June 2020

Barn Name: Addie

Year Foaled/Age: 2002, 18 years old

Color: Black

Sex: Mare

Breed: TB Cross?

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 16 hands

Rider Level: Intermediate or above

Discipline:  Dressage, English, Jumping


Memphis- SOLD JUNE 2020

Barn Name: Memphis

Year Foaled/Age: 2011, 9 years old

Color: Grulla

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse & Arabian Cross

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner or above

Discipline: Trails


Holly- SOLD June 2020

Barn Name: Holly

Year Foaled/Age: 1995, 25 years old

Color: Sorrel/White

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15 hands

Rider Level: Beginner

Discipline:  Trails


Mercy-SOLD June 2020

Barn Name: Mercy

Year Foaled/Age: 2003, 17 years old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Saddlebred

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15.2

Rider Level: Intermediate or above

Discipline: Driving, Trails, Endurance


Denver- SOLD May 2020

Barn Name: Denver

Year Foaled/Age: 2008, 12 years old

Color: Black Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15

Rider Level: Advanced 

Discipline: Trails, Ranch


Maisel- SOLD May 2020

Barn Name: Maisel/May

Year Foaled/Age: 2005, 15 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Confident Beginner or Above

Discipline:  Trails


St. Paddy's Gray- SOLD

Barn Name: Puma

Year Foaled/Age: Feb. 24, 2013, 5 years

Color: Gray

Sex: Mare

Breed: Thoroughbred

Registration Association & Number: Jockey Club 1304681

Sire: Paddy O'Prado

Dam: Itsy Bitsy Kitty

Height: 16.1

Rider Level: Intermediate on the flat, Advanced over fences (simply due to lack of experience)

Discipline: Broodmare

Kate- SOLD

Barn Name: Kate

Year Foaled/Age: 2006, 13 yrs old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint

Registration Association & Number: None

Sire: Unknown

Dam: Unknown

Height: 14.2 hands

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner

Discipline: Trails

Write Me a Love Song- SOLD

Barn Name: Lexi

Year Foaled/Age: 2010, 9 years old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA 5433600

Sire: Writin Radical Check

Dam: Zipped Up In No Time.

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner or above due to needing finish work

Discipline: Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Showmanship, English, Jumping, Broodmare

Miss Marshmallow- SOLD

Barn Name: M

Year Foaled/Age: 2005, 14 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Advanced Beginners in the arena, Intermediates on trails

Discipline: Trails, 4H, drill team?

Sawyer- SOLD

Barn Name: Sawyer

Year Foaled/Age: 2002, 17 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15

Rider Level: Beginner on trails, Advanced Beginner in arena

Discipline: TRAILS!

Bug- SOLD

Barn Name: Bug

Year Foaled/Age: 2009, 10 years old

Color: Black and White

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint Pony

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 14.1

Rider Level: Intermediate on trails, Beginner in arena

Discipline: Trails, lessons, western pleasure prospect, english prospect


Steve- SOLD

Barn Name: Steve

Year Foaled/Age: 1999, 20 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Paint Pony

Registration Association & Number: None

Sire: Unknown

Dam: Unknown

Height: 16 hands

Rider Level: Beginner (with a little experience)

Discipline: Trails

Scarlet- SOLD

Barn Name: Scarlet

Year Foaled/Age: Feb. 3, 1998, 21 years old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA 3699297

Sire: Pretentiously

Dam: Troubles Beauty Bar

Height: 14.2

Rider Level: Advanced Beginners, Scarlet will need some ride time before being ready for complete beginners again

Discipline: Trails, horse baby sitter

Emerald Prospect- SOLD

Barn Name: Leila

Year Foaled/Age: 2005, 13 years old

Color: Black

Sex: Mare

Breed: Paint (Solid)

Registration Association & Number: APHA 850938

Sire: JD Unforgiven

Dam: Sweet Opportunity

Height: 15.3 1/2

Rider Level: Intermediate on the flat, Advanced over fences

Discipline: English, Dressage, Jumping, Eventing

Writin' Sexy Chex- SOLD

Barn Name: Lacey

Year Foaled/Age: 2009, 9 years old

Color: Sorrel

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: AQHA 5434077

Sire: Writin Radical Check

Dam: Zipped Up In No Time.

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Intermediate or above only due to needing some finish work

Discipline: Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Showmanship, Broodmare

Apollo - SOLD

Barn Name: Apollo

Year Foaled/Age: 2011, 7 years old

Color: Cremello Pinto

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse/Paint

Registration Association & Number: Not Registered

Sire: Unknown

Dam: Unknown

Height: 15.1

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner 

Discipline: Trails, Western Pleasure

Memphis- SOLD

Barn Name: Memphis

Year Foaled/Age: 2011, 7 yrs old

Color: Grulla

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: NOT REGISTERED

Sire: Unknown

Dam: Unknown

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner 

Discipline: Trails

What A Patriot- SOLD

Barn Name: Annie

Year Foaled/Age: 2015, 3 yrs old

Color: Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Thoroughbred

Registration Association & Number: Jockey Club 1523391

Sire: Awesome Patriot

Dam: Rock Song Five

Height: 16.1

Rider Level: Intermediate 

Discipline: English, Dressage, Jumping, Eventing

Erin's Golden Star- SOLD

Barn Name: Erin

Year Foaled/Age: 2005, 13 years old

Color: Chestnut

Sex: Mare

Breed: Thoroughbred

Registration Association & Number: Jockey Club 0524626

Sire: Cat Thief

Dam: Gold in My Stars

Height: 16.1

Rider Level: Advanced Beginner

Discipline: Trails, Western, English

King- SOLD

Barn Name: King

Year Foaled/Age: 2000, 18 years old

Color: Bay

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 15.1

Rider Level: Beginners

Discipline: Trails, Lessons, 4-H

Fancy- SOLD

Barn Name: Fancy

Year Foaled/Age: 1997, 21 years old

Color: Dark Bay

Sex: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Registration Association & Number: Unknown

Height: 15.1

Rider Level: Advanced Beginners in the arena, Intermediates on trails

Discipline: Trails, 4H

Penelope- SOLD

Barn Name: Nellie

Year Foaled/Age: 2009, 9 years old

Sex: Mare

Color: Sorrel paint

Breed: Paint

Registration Association & Number: None

Height: 14.3

Rider Level: Beginner

Discipline: Trails, Lessons, Jumping

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