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July, Story of the Month.

Looking back over the past year I am amazed at the diversity of our horses. One competed at the NRCHA World Show in Fort Worth while three others packed our stuff and our friends to the most remote canyon in the West. One made a little girl’s barrel racing dreams come true, many made lasting memories of fun rides, rodeos, and sales for us and our customers. Others are working for a living on ranches and many more are trusted trail and pleasure horses. They truly can do anything that needs done horseback and we sure are lucky to have these outstanding horses in our lives.

It’s been hot in Congress, Arizona but we are moved in, pens and shelters are built, and we are ready for a busy August. I will be at the Zone 1 APHA Show in Nampa, Idaho for 5 days then the Clovis/Cactus Team Roping and Horse Sale in Clovis, New Mexico then back to Congress. Look us up. We love to talk horses, meet new people and see old friends.

Good luck to our amazing customers and our versatile horses at the rodeos, ropings, playdays, and barrel races. We love being a part of your journey! Send pictures and stay in touch.


Spring has come and gone and we are busy with summer activities. We will be making the move to Congress, Arizona in July. Look us up there if you need a nice rope, ranch, trail or barrel gelding. I will be bringing 3 nice ones with me. We are excited to relocate to the heart of horse county, sunshine, and open space.

This little dun gelding has stolen everyone’s heart at our place, he can do about any job and he does it all very well. If you need a switch ender, a breakaway horse, a trail/ranch horse and a kid horse check him out. He’s amazing.

Gentle geldings were in high demand at the Spring Hermiston Horse Sale. Us been there, done that red roan brought $7,000 and went to a first-time horse owner. Thanks to the crew at the Hermiston Horse Sale for an awesome fun sale!
So proud to represent another great mare from Paul & Cathy Campbell, Morongo Valley, California. Congratulations to Francis West, Walla Walla, Washington for purchasing this great mare. “Penni” is an all-around winner with a huge heart and loaded with cow horse and reining talent.
Rio like his new living room in Congress Arizona. Come see us!

Feburary 2019 Story of the Month

Changes! Changes! Changes!

The Hermiston Horse Sale Extravaganza has a new format. It will be a one-day sale, all day selling loose, catalog, and open consignment horses on Saturday, March 2, 2019. I have room to take horses if anyone needs something sold.

After 19 happy years at the corner of King and Swan Falls Roads we are moving! We will be six months in Congress, AZ, October through March. Our April through September facility is on Green Lane in Kuna, just West of the ole place. I have been hauling years of memories out of the house and outbuildings for the past few weeks. The East corner neighbors just sold their 80-acre farm for development. Sadly, it is time to move on down the road, further from the subdivisions, bike paths, joggers and city folks. Things change and we are excited about the future.

The new facility in Kuna is big and very nice! Runs with shelters, box stalls, and pasture turnout, a small indoor arena, and two large outdoor arenas. We move March 1st!

The new Arizona place is a piece of heaven with great cowboy neighbors and miles of desert riding around the corner from the house. There are stalls with turnouts, a giant fenced yard for the dogs, lots of room in the house for friends, plenty of parking, and a full camper hook up.

We’ve had snow, rain, a little sun now and then, and cold temps but we are hoping it heats up soon. We have some nice geldings for sale. Check out our website soon.

January 2019 Story of the Month

Sunset, Toltec, Ariziona

Cathy and Smarty getting ready for Fort Worth!

Easy "takin it easy" , waiting to rope in
Wickenburg, Ariziona.

Happy New Year to all our friends and customers. We are planning many BIG changes and improvements for 2019. We were blessed to spend some time in sunny Arizona with our great friends Danny and Karen O’Connell, Kyna Schrader, and Cora Walker. It is amazing how the popularity of team roping, and barrel racing have grown in that area. We plan to spend more time there as things wind down in Idaho due to the failure of Proposition 1 and the urban development rapidly surrounding our current location. We will be in Arizona for at least six months of the year starting November 2019. Times change and we have to change with them. It has been a great 19 years at 225 West King Road, but it is time to sell out and relocate in order to serve our customers, have a successful business and be in a horse friendly area.
I’m excited to attend the Champions of Champions NRCHA event in Fort Worth, Texas this year with Paul and Cathy Campbell. Cathy will be showing Boon To Be Smart and I will tag along and help any way I can. We are all excited, looking forward to the show and seeing the sights in Texas. “Smarty” looks amazing and Cathy has her ready!
We sent our great gelding Bac Man to Texas this spring with Rainy Robinson. Rainy will be using “Easy” as her backup while her great mare Flash continues to heal. Rainy is an amazing cowgirl and has been very successful in the WPRA and in College and open rodeos. We are proud that she’s riding one of ours!
It is cold, windy, wet and muddy but we are getting our Salmon and Hermiston horses ready for sale. Salmon will be bigger and better than ever. Hermiston will be a one-day sale with open consignment to follow the catalog horses on Saturday. We are adding the Cattle Barron’s Horse Sale in Pendelton to our spring horse sale schedule. We have some nice geldings in the works! Come see us at the sales and at the events we will be attending this spring!

Rainy and Easy smoking a practice run before heading to Texas!

December Story of the Month

Thanks to Chatburn ranches for purchasing our cute Haflinger team. Morie and Markie will work as a feed team on the ranch and pull a sleigh during the Holidays in Albion, Idaho. They are so gentle and cute that they make friends wherever they go and really bring the Christmas spirit. Congratulations on your purchase and thanks to the staff at Billings Livestock for another successful holiday sale. Merry Christmas to all or our customers and friends!

August Story of the Month – SAVE IDAHO HORSE RACING.

Proposition 1 will be on the November ballot. When it passes by a simple majority HHR machines will be allowed to operate at the 3 sites previously approved and operating and then closed by the Idaho Legislature. The legislature’s action was vetoed by Governor Otter but tribal gaming advocates and out of State gaming interests sued in court and the courts overturned the Governor’s veto, closing the successful and popular HHR machines.
Recently, 118,000 Idaho citizens signed petitions throughout the State to get Prop 1 on the ballot. Signatures were checked and verified by county clerks throughout the state. Voters can vote yes or no in November 2018 to reopen the machines at the 3 approved sites.
When Prop 1 passes Les Bois Park will reopen and Idaho’s horse industry will see a huge boost. Money earned by HHR machines will be used to add purse money to races throughout the state, fund county fairs, 4-H, FFA and other youth programs. Rural Idaho will benefit greatly. Horse racing contributes directly to Idaho’s agriculture economy. Small towns throughout the state will have bigger and better horse races, thereby improving county fairs, and helping small town Idaho.
Recreational riders, spectators, owners, trainers, breeders, cowboys, ropers, barrel racers, team penners, cutters, reined cow horse riders, western and English show riders, race trackers, back country riders, endurance riders, and horse lovers all need to work together to pass Prop 1. We ALL need horse racing – we especially need Les Bois Park! We need our county fairs and small towns to have more income for our 4-H shows, team penning, open shows, breed shows, rodeos, cutting, dressage, hunter/jumper shows, clinics, mini horse shows, barrel races, ropings, pennings, cuttings and trail competitions.
PLEASE HELP GET THE WORD OUT AND SUPPORT PROP 1. There is a big movement by the minority radicals to stop all types of horse competition. It we let the animal rights folks and anti-horse groups shut down racing they will come for your equine activity next. Let’s all work together! VOTE YES ON PROP 1.


Good geldings are worth their weight in gold. Congratulations to the Warrick family, Emmett, Idaho on their purchase of Light Music Dance, AKA “Boone”. We had so many people try him, borrow him, and then there were the ones that were not good enough to own him, but, we finally found the right home! I will miss this sweet, steady gelding. I’m excited for him and his new family. Thanks Lindsey and David Warrick. You bought a really,really good one.

June Story of the Month

Lucky and Boone, pictured above are two of the nicest geldings we've ever owned and they are still for sale. Check out our For Sale Page. We like having them around but we need to sell them. They can do just about anything that needs done by a horse and they are gentle, friendly, pretty and sound. Priced to sell.

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