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.
This is Zips Flash (#1 below) Ranch horse and trail horse deluxe.
This is Lily (#1 below) Rock solid trail horse gentle enough for anyone.
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.
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).
Price -- $4500.00
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.
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 your interested in this mare, call. We may keep her and breed her this year.
Sire: Call Him The Flash, our 20 year old Stallion the 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 trail horse. He has a bigger motor and rides a little higher headed than most of our horses, but he will go anywhere you point his head. He covers a lot of ground and anyone that can ride a little, can get along with him -- completely 'user friendly'. He has impeccable manners, 'no buck' even after long lay-offs, likes people, and comes to you out in the pasture. He is 100% sound and healthy. His price reflects that he is not the prettiest horse on the ranch, but he will willingly give you a day's work every day.
Offered for $3000.00
Rojo is another rock solid trail riding gelding. He is gentle, easy to get along with, has no bad habits and is stout. He stands 15 hands and has excellent bone and feet. He can go all day and is just as happy in a large group or by himself. He is an ideal 'husband horse', very laid back but no too lazy. If you want a gelding that you can just grab up out of the pasture and put anybody on, here he is. Anyone with a minimal amount of experience and skill that can pick up the reins, can feel comfortable on Rojo. He is strong and able to carry about any rider, he is not spooky and does not challenge a rider. He has impeccable manners and goes anywhere you point his head, is traffic safe and easy to get along with. Rojo is 100% sound, has very good bone and feet. He wants to be someone's trail partner for many years to come. Rojo is pictured below.
Cinnamon is a big, 16 hand App gelding that is very broke and very gentle. He is really good looking, solid on the ranch or on the trail and 100% sound. He can carry a BIG rider all day, every day. He was ridden many times by a 300+ pound rider last year and enjoyed every mile he was ridden - as did his rider. Two of the photos below show him heading out at dawn on a all-day gather with his 76 year old rider. While he is very gentle, has no bad habits and rides the best, he is also very smart. He is probably not the best horse for a novice rider. I would honestly have to say that he is more counterfeit than honest, but he does not need a 'cowboy'; He just needs a little more experienced rider than some horses. [If you don't know what that means -- you probably don't need him.] He has impeccable manners and is very easy to be around. He is not herd bound, he shoes, hauls, ties, stands still for mounting, etc. If you know how to ride, you'll think he is great. If you don't know how to ride, you'll swear he is as dumb as a box of rocks.
Offered for $3500.00
Rusty is another rock solid trail /ranch riding gelding. He spent his etire life on a ranch. His elderly owner died and his AQHA papers were not found, so he is being sold as a grade gelding. For the last two years, we have put about every kind of rider on him that you can and he has proven to be one of the most forgiving and honest horses you will ever find. He is just an absolutely wonderful saddle horse. He is very good looking, easy to get along with, has no bad habits and is 100% sound. He stands almost 16 hands and has excellent bone and feet. He is happy in a large group or by himself. He is an ideal 'husband horse', very laid back but not lazy. He is one of the least 'spooky' horses we have ever seen. He is a gelding that you can just grab up out of the pasture and put anybody on, even if he has not been ridden in months.. He goes anywhere you point his head, hauls, shoes, does anything you want and stays gentle, gentle, gentle.
Zips Flash (AKA 'Blaze') 2013 Bay Mare
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: Drifters Blue Zip, an exceptionally good looking mare 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. His colts were all 'born broke'!
This good looking bay mare is a rock solid trail horse and a 'finished' ranch horse. She is pictured above roping a yearling. She has been used extensively in California for both trail riding and general ranch work -- like gathering, sorting and doctoring. She pulls hard off of the saddle-horn and is an exceptional heading prospect or is perfect for the AQHA Ranch Division. Nothing outruns her and nothing outworks her. She is rock solid on the trails and goes anywhere you point her head. She s gentle, well mannered, has no bad habits and has no buck in her. She is located in California and is being used daily this winter for all phases of ranch work until she is sold. Check out the photos below of this nice young mare.
Price -- SOLD to a big ranch in California
A good trail horse is one that does everything and goes everywhere the rider wants with a minimum of asking. He goes ‘new places’ as willingly as he goes familiar places. He is quiet, does not easily ‘spook’ or shy. He is sure-footed and watches carefully where he places his feet. We ride in rugged country and it takes a horse a long time to learn to travel in it confidently and safely. [ It is easier if they are raised in that kind of environment. Our own broodmares and foals spend their summers running in rough pastures.] A good trail horse does not try to travel faster or slower than the group and above all, is well trained enough to leave the group and ride where he is told to go. He will lead, follow or ride in the middle of a bunch of horses. He has good manners, i.e. 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 ‘deadhead’ that follows the horse in front of him. We gather and work cattle on all our trail horses! Throughout the “WOLFE RANCH” web site, if a horse is said to be a good trail horse, it means just that.