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
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.
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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.
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!
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
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Sunset, Toltec, Ariziona
Cathy and Smarty getting ready for Fort Worth!
Easy "takin it easy" , waiting to rope in
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
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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!
Story of the Month – SAVE IDAHO HORSE RACING.
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
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
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.
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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.
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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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