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Our Horses

Curious about how we pick our horses, season them and train them?

Horses for Sale


RAMBO aka Circus Pony

Born 2019

15 HH

QH Gelding

Roping the skid on the heel side. Handles well, good stop. Mild temperment.





Stage of training:


Our String of Horses

Rope horse, Performance Horse, Rope Horse


Born 2015

  No papers but papers alone won't take you to the pay window. This horse is fixing to be quite the threat in the rope pen. 

We bought him a few years ago from Jordynn Swanson, who put a real nice foundation on him. He was already on cattle and just full of natural talent. Can't wait to see him and Chad on the rodeo trail next year!

Stage of training:

Rodeo Ready

Biff the Barrel Racing Horse


Born 2008

I knew I wanted this horse before I saw him. It was the weirdest thing. I knew nothing of his relatives.

I was looking for a barrel horse. My older 2 girls were getting along great with their horses and I wanted to start a horse and compete as well.


I just had to have this horse. I picked him up as a 4 year old and the rest is history. Biff is now my 3rd daughter's main rodeo horse. His registered name is FIRENFIREWATERFLIT

That's a whole lotta fire. But he's always firen to go. He's out of MR. RED ROCK LEO BAR X MIGHTY MELLOW YELLOW

From JR Performance and Barrel Horses.

Stage of training:

Rodeo Ready

  • How do we value a horse?
    Horses for the most part are here for our enjoyment, companionship and some play a role in the day to day work on a ranch or riding pasture. And depending your choice of sport a horse can range anywhere from 6 to 7 figures all the way down to a good trade. My family has enjoyed the sport of rodeo for quite some time now. We've bought colts and started them ourselves and have bought the odd finished horse. In our string there are horses that you couldn't offer enough money for, they are priceless and the others are ready to go to their new family. So how do you put a price tag on something you put your heart and soul into? There's no black book to reference. You can go to horse sales, look up stud registries, various breeders, or what you neighbour spent on his good horse. And really it's all perspective and what a person can justify. My husband figures stick with dealing cattle, you get a better return on your investment, which is a fair statement, but I think it's time to raise the bar on horse deals. Because if you can load a horse in a trailer go pay an entry fee and you and your trusty steed come back home alive, the starting bid has to be no less than 5 figures.
  • What do we look for in a horse?
    We are a Rodeo family so we are looking for a horse that is cowey, is a willing partner and has a good work ethic. We want horses that have great instincts and learn to do a job quickly. When we say cowey, we mean we want them to have natural 'cow sense' and to have an interest in the cows right from the get go.
  • How do we season our horses?
    Around here horses get to experience a variety of activities from working cattle, turning barrels or long trotting the trails. When we are in a conditioning phase we do a lot of trotting around the section, interval training and circles. We consistently do a warm up and cool down just like we would for ourselves during a work out. We start all our horses with ground work, even the mature ones. It's so important to have that level of respect and feel from the ground first. Once a horse has great ground manners and is conditioned then we start training exercises in a specific sport. For example, barrel racing drills and roping the dummy.
Horse philosophy
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