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'!
At 16.3 and 1800#, Tiny is small for a Percheron, but is exactly what we were looking for to cross on Quarter Horse mares.
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. 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 last summer. If you think all draft horses are big and ugly, well, you need to come and visit Tiny.
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, sound ranch horses, rodeo 'pick-up horses' and strong, sound recreational saddle horses.
He will stand for a fee of $500.00
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. Weve 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 2018. 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.
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 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. We think Tiny is giving us the perfect cross.
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 colts and fillies are now 1 1/2 years old and are being 'lightly' started under saddle. They are ALL for sale. They are listed below. The prices reflect the amount of training they had at the time they were listed. It is out intention to train all of them to ride and drive, single and double. As they receive more training, they will be priced accordingly.
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 everything here on the ranch. We started this colt under saddle lightly in December. He is another one that was just 'born broke'. He was ground driven several times and has been ridden 3 times at a walk, trot and lope. Everything we do with him -- well, he acts like he has done it before. He has the best attitude ever.
He is the only colt we have not castrated. If someone wants a very laid back, easy going young stallion that will sire easy going, good minded saddle horses, this colt should do it. He has color, conformation, bone, and ability. He should mature about 15.2 hands and weigh 1400#. Watch for new photos. These do not do him justice. As he receives more training, his price, of course, will go up.
This dun filly is out of a Drifter daughter that we raised. She is going to mature about 16 hands and will probably weigh around 1400#. She has been ground driven (as of mid December) is really easy going and will make a super quiet ranch horse or recreational saddle horse.
This big, stout filly is much bigger and better than her old photo shows. She is probably going to be the biggest and heaviest of our draft cross colts -- probably around 16 hands. She is very gentle to handle, has been saddle many times and is ready to drive and ride. If the weather gets a little nicer, we will get pictures of her under saddle and in harness. Watch for these new pictures of this really nice filly. She will be priced according to how much training she gets.
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.
This big girl filly has been saddled several times and is ready to ground drive and ride as soon as the weather breaks. Watch for new photos. She will be priced later according to her training.
Sire: Glenview Kane (Tiny) registered Percheron. Dam: AQHA Call Him The Flash daughter that was out of our best Drifter Daughter, Zan's Tonya.
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. Watch for photos
Sire: Tiny, our registered Percheron stallion. Dam: Dun (turned gray) mare by Drifter. Photos and more details to follow.
A very good looking Dun (could turn gray) gelding. Very stout, heavy boned colt that will make a top ranch rodeo horse that will be able to handle big cattle and rough stock.
If purchased before spring, 2018 --- $2000.00