The Wolfe Ranch has been turning out some of the best minded trail and ranch horses for many years. Throughout this website, if we say a horse is a "solid", "finished" trail horse, that is exactly what it is. If we say a horse is "well-started" and is "making" a good trail horse, that is exactly what that horse is. It is probably better trained than most horses, but to meet our standards, it may need more "seasoning" or more work in traffic, etc.
Zips Flash, ranch horse and trail horse deluxe, now living in Arizona
'PEPPY' Is sired by Sandunit Two Peppy, a very good son of Dun It With A Twist, earner of $97,000.00 in the reining pen. He is a son of Hollywood Dun It out of the Famous cutting mare, Peppymint Twist by Peppy San Badger. Peppy's dam is Classy Good Girl, one of our last daughters of Clsssical Silver. He was our well known old ranch stallion that we had for many years. His sons and daughters were top ranch, roping and cow horses that put us on the map for producing 'user friendly ranch horses that ride'. Good Girl was out of an old cutting mare that we had. We rode Good girl here on the ranch for many years.
'PEPPY' was started in the spring of 2017. He has had more than a year of ranch riding in the pasture and in the Arbuckle mountains. He was already a very solid trail horse before he went into cowhorse training in California with well-known horseman, Jeremy Piniero.. He goes anywhere you point his head and never hesitates about anything. He is VERY quick footed. He is bigger and stouter than most cowbred horses, but he did not sacrifice any athletic ability. He is exceptional in every way. He will mature around 15.1. He has good bone and feet. He is gentle and very good minded and not at all broncy, but he is may be more horse than a novice rider needs. We are not real anxious to sell this colt just yet because he is the kind that will make a $20,000.00 horse in another year. This is an outstanding all-around prospect for the ranch or for the show-pen. He could make a very high-class heading horse. This is one of the nicest, big, stout performance horses we have started in several years. He is a very dynamic and powerful horse that can carry a top hand a long way. On top of that, he has the most desired dark gold palomino color. He would be a TOP AQHA Ranch division or Stock Horse Association performance horse.
The last several months he has bee ridden and used on several huge California ranches by Jeremy and had gathered, sorted, doctored and handled cattle every way they can be handled. He is now not only a trail and pasture horse but us a SOLID ranch and cowhorse. He rides as well in a group or by himself or leaves a group. The above photo shows 'Peppy' just after he had been ridden hard for several days working cattle. Please excuse that he is a little 'drawn up'. Check out the below photos of him under saddle in September and January, 2018 and August, 2019.
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He has now (April, 2020) done quite a bit arena roping on slow cattle and the 'Hot Heels' by Casey Branquinho. Call if you are seriously interested in him. SOLD
BLONDY is an 14 year old gelding that was bred and raised here on the ranch. We have used him for everything from a pony-horse to a 'go-to' horse when we have ranch work to do. He is 100% sound, very good boned and good footed and a very useful 'ride'. He is absolutely beautiful. He is smooth gaited and easy going but darned sure not a 'dead-head'. He is probably one of the fastest horses on the ranch. He is a 'rock solid' trail horse with a lot of endurance and can be ridden hard all day, every day. He is another horse that should have been finished and shown.
While Blondy is an excellent trail horse and ranch horse, he is probably more horse than a novice rider needs. He is gentle and very well mannered. He does absolutely everything he is asked to do. He is just more horse than a beginner or a small child needs to start out on. Everyone here just loves to ride him, but we have many young horses coming up that need the riding more than he does. We are offering him for sale to someone that wants to be very well mounted. He is guaranteed sound. He has excellent feet. He does have an old scar on a hind leg that has been there since he was a yearling. If someone takes him, gives him a job, works more cattle on him and ropes more off of him, he is a $10,000 - $15,000 ranch / doctoring horse.
SOLD - headed to California
Half Pint is a 14.1 hand small cow-bred, grade Quarter Horse gelding. [That 14.1 hands is a bit deceiving. He has very high withers and looks more like a 13.2 hand pony. He just has NO pony breeding or look to him. He is a small, well-made horse.] He is cute and very athletic. He is only 8 years old, but rides like he is 12 or older. He is very solid, very gentle and 'user friendly'. He has been used on the trail string for over 2 years, but is really way too nice to be a 'dude horse'. Our 10 year old granddaughter (pictured on him) loves riding him and goes everywhere on him by herself. He is very easy to handle, a child can catch and saddle him up with no help. [Obviously, they need to know how.] Our granddaughter catches him, jumps on him bareback and rides him in from pasture with a halter. He is easy to shoe, haul, bathe, etc. He has great manners and absolutely no problems or issues. He gets along well with other horses. He is healthy and 100% sound.
Half pint is very athletic and quick footed but absolutely gentle. Our young granddaughter (age 10 in these pics) has carried a flag on him in parades and taken him on all-day 4-H trail rides since she was 8. She has since sadly outgrown him. He would make a super youth all-around horse for 4-H or open shows for a young rider. With his high withers, there is no need to worry about a properly adjusted saddle turning on him but he will need a breast collar. He is quiet and safe for a young child as long as he is being ridden under supervision. He is not suitable for a first horse for a very young or timid beginner unless they are being supervised / instructed. He is not a 'dead-head'. HE IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY PONY.
Sire: Call Him The Flash, our 20 year old Stallion that is Colonel Freckles and Zan Parr Bar breeding. He is also an AQHA reining point earner in very limited showing.
Dam: Lady Blue Drifter, sired by War Chiefs Pride, a double bred Driftwood stallion we used for many years and then exported to the UK. He sired many roping, ranch and cow horses that were exceptionally good boned and good footed.
Blue is a really nice, gentle, very solid ranch horse and trail horse. He will go anywhere you point his head. He has a little bit bigger motor than some of our horses, but he will go anywhere you point his head. [He is NOT silly or chargy. - just a really fast walker and a workaholic.] He covers a lot of ground and anyone that can ride a little, can get along with him -- completely 'user friendly' and well-mannered. If someone wants a great ranch horse that does not make them play 'cowboy' on a cold morning or after being turned out for months, Blue is it. He has impeccable manners, 'no buck' even after long lay-offs, likes people, and comes to you out in the pasture. He has no bad habits of any kind. He will pull off of the saddle -horn and is a good pony horse that is willing and does not tire easily. He would be a great hunting horse to take to the Colorado mountains. He is 100% sound and healthy. He is a big, stout, 15.2 hand, solid horse that will willingly give you a day's work every day. Suitable for a youth or elderly rider; can carry a big rider. Would make a great roping horse, penning horse or mounted shooting horse. 'Blue' just needs a job and a new Zip Code. Check out his photos. All are current.
BUTTERSCOTCH is sired by 'Tiny' and out of a Drifter daughter that we raised. She is going to stay buckskin. We thought she was dun, but then her dorsal stripe and 'zebra stripes' faded into oblivion. A genetic color profile would be able to tell for sure as dun and buckskin are different genes. She is going to mature about 15.2 hands and will probably weigh around 1400#. The photo at the left was taken in September, 2018 when she was 26 months old. She is much heavier and more mature, now. t.
She is gentle, likes people and has excellent manners. She has been ridden for 1 1/2 years on the ranch and in the mountains and has never made a mistake. She is really easy going but is NO dead-head. She will make a super quiet, big, stout ranch horse or recreational saddle horse, deluxe. This is a really nice filly. The photos below were taken February, 2019 The video was taken in January, 2020.
SOLD and now living in Nevada!
New January, 2020 video https://youtu.be/JZLP6BUFVu0
SIRE: TiNY -- Registered Percheron Stallion, Glenview Kane. 16.2 hand, 1700# black Percheron Stallion.
DAM: Good AQHA Mare sired by Call Him The Flash.
This is one of the few time in the last 40 years of training trail horses that we have said that a 3 year old was a very solid trail horse. This stout, heavy made young horse is very solid on all aspects of being a trail horse. He is truly exceptional. He will go anywhere you point his head. He rides well with a group of horses but is not 'herd-bound' and rides off by himself without hesitation or getting 'lonesome'. He load, hauls, bathes, shoes, etc, like a ten year old instead of a 3 year old. He has the laid-back, easy going nature of the draft cross colts we have gotten from TINY. He is not spooky or silly, but is willing and sure is not a 'dead-head'. He is smooth gaited, easy on your eye and easy on your back. He has NEVER had single hump in his back, ever. He is suitable for ranch work, recreational riding or would make a really neat driving horse. If we still have him when the weather break in the Spring, he will be trained to drive. He is ready to learn any occupation you want give him.
Look at the photos below. They show Big Mac being ridden in the summer of 2018 and in late fall. The black (turning gray) weanling is Mac's full brother. The gray mare is Mac's dam. Mac should mature about 15.2 hands tall and should weigh around 1400#.
SOLD - Check the other draft cross colts in the 'Percheron section
SIRE: Call Him The Flash, our 20 year old Stallion that is Colonel Freckles and Zan Parr Bar breeding. He is also an AQHA reining point earner in very limited showing.
DAM: Zans Tonya, a daughter of our double bred Driftwood stallion that we had for many years and exported to the UK . His foals are 'born broke' and have made outstanding ranch horses and saddle horses for many years. Zans Tonya has produced some of the best foals we have raised. She was used on the ranch for several years before she was bred. Tonya has an exquisite 2018 dun filly at her side this year. This filly is also for sale.
Flashy Red Wolf is a very good looking young mare. She is a full sister to some very fine individuals, some of which are pictured below. She is very well started under saddle and has been ridden literally hundreds of miles in the extremely rugged Arbuckle Mountains south of town. We are listing her as a 'very well started' trail horse and not a 'finished' trail horse She has a lot of ability and lot of really good moves to her. She will make anything from a great trail horse to an exceptional ranch horse and cowhorse. Anyone except a novice beginner rider can take this exceptional 'project horse' and turn her into a World Champion at the Stock/Ranch Horse Shows or the Foundation Shows. This is without exception, a very, very nice young mare. Some of Red Wolf's full brothers and sisters are shown below.
If you're interested in this mare, call. She is currently in foal to Pal0 Duro Cat for 2021.
Sire: Sandunit Two Peppy, a son of Dun It With A Twist (LTE $109,000.00), an own son of Hollywood Dunit out of Peppymint Twist, leading producer of reining and cutting horses. His dam is a granddaughter of Doc's Sug.
Dam: Zips Teardrop, a daughter of Investers Pine Bar out of Seven Teardrops, a mare that had AQHA points in Barrel Racing and Team Roping (heading). She is our only pleasure bred mare, but she has never had a bad colt. She has been an outstanding producer.
Lilly is broke, broke, broke. She is suitable for a youth or novice rider. She would make a great youth all around horse, especially for the AQHA Ranch Division, Foundation Show or Stock Horse circuits. She has impeccable manners and no bad habits of any kind She is gentle, easy to get along with, loves working and getting along with her rider, and offers very little resistance. She is solid enough that you can catch her out of pasture, throw a saddle on her and ride her off. If a horse needs to be round penned, longed or 'worked' before it is ready to ride, it really is not 'broke' enough and has its rider trained instead of it being trained. She is started toward roping and would make a very nice heeling horse. She has had a rope swung off of her and has been logged. She has tracked a few cattle, but it has been too muddy and the weather has been awful, so more training has to wait for better weather.
She is 100% sound, stands between 14.3 and 15 hands and weighs 975#. She is an easy keeper and very healthy.
Price - SOLD and now living in north Texas
Definition Of A Great Trail Horse
A good trail horse is one that does everything and goes everywhere the rider wants with a minimum of asking. Above all --- he is SAFE.
A good trail horse goes ‘new places’ as willingly as he goes down familiar trails. He is quiet and does not easily ‘spook’ or shy from things.
A good trail horse is sure-footed and watches carefully where he places his feet. When a person rides in rugged country, it takes a horse a long time to learn to travel confidently and safely if it was not raised in rugged pastures.
A good trail horse will ride in a group of horses and does not try to travel faster or slower than the group. It makes no difference if he knows the other horses or not.
A good trail horse will lead, follow or ride in the middle of a group of horses.
A good trail horse should be well trained enough to leave the group and ride where he is told to go without arguing with his rider or trying to turn around and go back to the group.
A good trail horse has impeccable manners. That means he stands quietly for mounting and dismounting, stops and stands still when asked, is not upset when something is dropped or gets around his feet, etc. In other words, he is a well-trained horse; not a ‘dead-head’ that just follows the horse in front of him.
A good trail horse readily loads and hauls in any trailer, day or night.
A good trail horse should be a pleasure to ride. The rider should not have to work harder than the horse when they go on a trail ride. The rider should be able to relax, enjoy the ride and be able to confidently trust the horse underneath him or her. Remember – Above all – A great trail horse is SAFE and FUN to ride!
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