PERCHERONS & DRAFT CROSSES

GLENVIEW KANE (AKA - TINY) -- 2007 registered black Percheron Stallion

GLENVIEW KANE, is his registered name, but we just call him TINY.  He came to us at 8 years of age, barely halter broke, but his outstanding disposition was already apparent.   He was broke to ride at the age of 10 by our son, Terry.  After only a half dozen rides, they went to town for the first time for the Veterans Day Parade.  He never carried a flag before, but he did not seem to notice.  His rider in this photo is our son, Terry.  Terry is 6' 4" and well, he is over 300#.  Tiny and Terry are 'best friends forever'!

PULLING A WAGON AROUND THE RANCH

TINY, WHEN HE ARRIVED

At 16.3 and 1800#, Tiny is small for a Percheron, but is exactly what we were looking for to cross on our best Quarter Horse mares.  

TINY WENT TO WORK IN HIS NEW HOME

Tiny was broke to ride and drive at 10 years of age

Tiny had only been used for pasture breeding before we bought him in May of 2015.  Our son, Terry broke him to ride in the summer of 2017 at the age of 10.  He never offered any resistance. Everything new went like he had done it before. After 3 or 4 rides, Terry was riding him everywhere.  He rode him with the 4-H club when the kids met here to ride their horses. Terry decided he would ride him in the Veterans Day Parade in town.  One of the kids did not show up, so he carried the flag she was supposed to carry. That went so easy, we found harness and a cart (and wagon) and he broke him to drive in the fall of 2017.  He is pictured on the left pulling a sleigh (Oklahoma style sleigh) in the Sulphur Christmas Parade.  To this day, there has never been a single incident or even an argument. He stands good for shoeing, even though he had never had a foot picked up before we bought him .  If you think all draft horses are big and ugly, well, you need to come and visit Tiny. 

TINY had a very successful breeding season in 2018. We are making plans for 2019.

We still have not re-built a lot of mare pens after the tornado last year.  We do not have a barn at all.  We can only accommodate a few visiting mares.  Most of his visiting mares have been ranch mares that are being bred to produce big, solid ranch horses, rodeo 'pick-up horses' and strong, sound recreational saddle horses.


Tiny stood to a full book of mares in 2018, coming from 4 states. Thank you to all of the breeders that brought a wonderful set of mares from Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma.  


We already have several bookings for 2019.   At this time we are not equipped to collect him or ship semen.  He will stand to a limited number of mares in 2019 -- live cover only -- for a fee of $500.00.   

OUR PERCHERON CROSSBREDS

We purchased TINY to cross with our cowbred Quarter Horse mares

We hunted for more than 2 years for a Percheron stallion that was not real tall, but had exceptional bone and feet, a good head and was 'clean legged'.  We did not want saddle horses that were real tall, but we wanted them big and strong and we wanted the feet and bone from the draft stock.  When you 'use horses' for a living and they live out in the pasture, you do not particularly want to keep feathers clean.   And, we know you don't ride a horse's head, but it hangs right out there in front of you where you have to look at it all day. We just didn't want to raise horses with big, ugly heads.  We've been breeding some of our best AQHA mares, mostly daughters of Call Him  The Flash and War Chiefs Pride (Drifter) to TINY.  The 3 mares at right are all bred to TINY for 2019 FOALS.  They are producing big, stout colts that have very good bone and feet, good minds and all act like they were born broke.  That calm, draft horse nature is coming through. They are very smart and learn quickly, but just don't have any resistance to offer. They aren't 'goosey' or 'spooky' by nature.  It looks like they will mature around 15.2 to 16.1 hands.  They aren't tall, leggy monsters;  They're just heavy, good boned and strong.

People ask "Why would you breed good Registered Quarter Horse mares to a draft Horse?"

Well, we have raised good saddle horses for more than 50 years.  During that time, people have been getting a lot bigger while the good cowbred horses (particularly good cutting horses) have gotten a lot smaller.  At the same time, many ranches are now raising rodeo stock, particularly bucking bulls for the big PBR and PRCA rodeos.  It is not unusual for these cows to weigh over 1600# and a lot of the bulls weigh over a ton.  Saddle broncs are often over 1500#.  These draft cross colts are quiet and gentle natured but still have a lot more athletic ability than straight draft horses and are a lot stronger and 'thicker' than the Quarter Horses.  Most importantly, THEY HAVE BONE and really GOOD FEET!  They are not extremely tall like the Thoroughbred crosses are.  We think Tiny is giving us the perfect cross -- STRONG but NOT 17 hands tall.  


We have never had an entire set of young horses that are this easy going and easy to train. They have exceptional bone and feet without being coarse and 'clunky'. They are nice headed (but then, Tiny has a beautiful head). They are clean legged.  They are very easy on the eye.  Every one of them has Tiny's 'laid back' and easy going disposition. They try to please from the very first time they are handled.


His first sons and daughters are now 2 years old and are now being started under saddle. They are good minded, offer no resistance and ride like they have been ridden for months AND THEY ARE ALL for sale.  They are listed below.  The prices reflect the amount of training they have had at the time they have been listed.  It is out intention to not only train them to ride but to train all of them also drive, single and double.  As they receive more training, they will be priced accordingly.  They are just unbelievably easy to train.  

2016 GRAY COLT - BIG MAC

2016 gray 2 year old gelding - BIG MAC, pictured at 26 months of age

This nice colt's dam is one of our best AQHA mares.  She is a daughter of Call Him The Flash. She was out of a Foundationbred ranch mare that we rode for years and used to do everything here on the ranch.  We started this colt under saddle lightly.  We rode him several time this past summer  He is another one that was just 'born broke'.   He has been ground driven several times and is also ready to put into harness and drive.   He rides nicely at a walk, trot and lope and is already a very pleasant ride, even though he is still green and has no 'handle' yet.   He has never had even a small 'hump' in his back.  Anyone with any riding knowledge at all can take him on from here.  Everything we do with him -- well, he acts like he has done it before.  He has the best attitude ever.  He is VERY laid back --- a 1 or 2 on a scale of 1-10.

This nice colt's future?

This young gelding has it all:  He has color, conformation, bone, and ability.  He should mature about 15.2 hands and weigh 1400#.  This photo was taken in September, 2018.  Watch for more current photos of him under saddle.  Yes!  I know he looks like a bay roan, but, he is turning gray.  He will keep his dark color for several years and will probably dapple out, but he will eventually be gray.  He is an excellent ranch horse prospect or he will make an outstanding, big, stout trail horse. 


As he receives more training, his price, of course, will go up.  [His 2018 baby full brother is also available and is pictured below. He is another good looking gray. ]


$4500.00

2016 DUN FILLY

2016 DUN FILLY - pictured at 26 months -- September 2018

This, as yet, unnamed, dun filly is out of a Drifter daughter that we raised.  She is going to stay dun.  She is going to mature about 15.2 to 16 hands and will probably weigh around 1400#.  She has a good amount of ground work, has been ground driven and is ready to ride (as of September, 2018).  She is really easy going and will make a super quiet ranch horse or recreational saddle horse.

She is very gentle to handle, has been saddled many times, has been driven and is ready to ride.  As we have time, we will get pictures of her under saddle and in harness.   This s a really nice filly.  She will be priced according to how much training she gets.  


$3500.00

2017 DUN COLT

2017 DUN YEARLING GELDING

Sire:  Tiny, our registered Percheron stallion.  Dam:  Dun (turned gray) Quarter Horse mare by Drifter.  Very good looking and extremely well-balanced youngster -- pictured at 18 months.  [He could gray out.  We Can't tell, yet.]

Draft cross colt (photo taken September, 2018)

A very good looking Dun (possibly turning gray) colt. Very stout, heavy boned colt that will make a top ranch / rodeo horse that will be able to handle big cattle and rough stock.  He is much more heavily muscled than his sister, the 2016 dun filly.  He is a good moving young gelding with very correct conformation.  


If purchased this fall, 2018 --- $3000.00

2018 DRAFT CROSS COLTS

2018 BLACK STUD COLT BY 'TINY'

This is a 2018 intact colt by Tiny pictured at 4 months of age.  His dam is a registered AQHA mare sired by Call Him The Flash (with AQHA reining points). 

He is Gentle, halter broke and is now weaned (November, 2018) and ready for a new Zip Code.  He is black, but could turn gray as his mother is gray.   This colt has excellent conformation, perfect legs and feet and a very 'clean' head and neck for a draft cross.  He is an excellent mover.

If purchased by the end of 2018, only  $2500.00


2018 DUN/GRAY STUD COLT BY 'TINY'


This is a 2018 intact colt by Tiny pictured at 4 months of age.  His dam is a registered AQHA mare sired by War Chiefs Pride (aka Drifter), a double Driftwood bred stallion.

He is Gentle, halter broke and is now weaned (November, 2018) and ready for a new home.  He was foaled dun, but looks like he is going to turn gray.  [His dam was also dun but turned gray'] This colt has excellent conformation, perfect legs and feet and a very 'clean' head and neck for a draft cross.  This is not a good photo of him.  He is also an excellent mover.

If purchased by the end of 2018, only  $2500.00

2016 GRULLA FILLY

Outstanding Grulla Filly -- Pictured at 28 months - September, 2018

This filly is exceptionally good looking and has a very good disposition.  Her dam is one of our best looking daughters of Call Him The Flash.  This filly will mature around 15.2 - 15.3 hands. She is probably the most athletic of all of the 2016 cross-breds and sure has the color and looks to go with it.  She is very good minded and very strong and thick without being extremely tall.

This big girl has been ridden many times, including on the trail and out in the pasture.  She has never offered to buck or bolt.  When we rode her the first time, she acted like she had been ridden several times before.  It really pays off to do as much ground driving as we do. These photos were taken September, 2018 at 28 months old.  She will be priced again according to her training.


SOLD

2016 BAY GELDING -- TWISTER

'TWISTER' -- Bay gelding -- pictured at 20 months -- February 2018

Sire:  Glenview Kane (Tiny) registered Percheron.  Dam:  AQHA Call Him The Flash daughter that was out of our best Drifter Daughter, Zan's Tonya.  He is currently 14.3 hands and will mature about 15.1 or 15.2. 

Bay draft cross colt (photos to follow)

Very good looking bay gelding.  Heavy boned stout colt that should make a top ranch / rodeo horse that can handle roughstock.  He is further behind than most of the two year olds because his dam was killed in the tornado when he was only 10 days old.  He is catching up and going to make a very nice gelding.  He is very athletic and handles himself exceptionally well.   Photo taken Feb 2018.


$SOLD and now living in Tennessee  

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