Dude Ranch Staff Horse Bios

 Name: Abby
Sex: Mare
Color and Markings: Dark bay, star
Birth Year: 1997
Size: Medium
Rider Size: Small
Skill Level: Wrangler only
Bit: O-ring snaffle
Comments: Arrived summer ’17. Bad sway back, needs extra padding. Very spooky, very barn/ herd sour, very scared when alone. Needs restarting. For Sale.

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Name: Bob
Sex: Gelding
Color and Markings: sorrel, 2 rear socks, stripe and snip
Birth Year: 2012
Size: M
Rider Size: M
Rider Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Bit: Snaffle
Comments: Flat-footed, herd sour. Use for experienced guests.

 

Name: Boone
Sex: GeldingBoonHeadLeftSide
Color and Markings: Buckskin Tobiano
Birth Year: 2013
Horse Size: L
Rider Size: M-L
Rider Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Bit: O-ring snaffle
Comments: Very sweet, can take guests of all experience levels. May need saddle re-fit or chiropractic adjustment as he is uncomfortable making tight turns on his right hand side.

Name: BuddyBudddyHead
Sex: Gelding
Color and Markings: Sorrel, blaze (Y), front socks
Birth Year: 1997
Horse Size: M
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill Level: Special needs horse, kids horse, beginner
Bit: O ring snaffle
Comments: Do not tie (fence puller) cyst under rt eyelid makes it look swollen but it is benign. Hard keeper.

Name: CiCi
Sex: Mare
Color & Markings: Bay, no markings, TEX brand on L shoulder 
Birth Year: 2006
Horse Size: M
Rider Size: S-M
Rider skill level: Wrangler Only
Comments: Needs miles. Head-shy/hard to bridle/deworm/etc. Runs away when trying to catch. Very athletic, sensitive, needs consistency.

 

Clyde the Dude Horse

Name: Clyde

Sex: Gelding
Color and Markings: Tobiano paint
Birth Year: 2006
Horse Size: Small
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Bit: O-ring snaffle
Comments: Barn sour, but sensitive. Can be a kids’ horse, or for an inexperienced adult.

DebBrand

Name: DebbieDebSide

Sex: Mare

Color and Markings: Sorrel, dispersed stare on face, brand on rt haunches (pictured)

Birth Year: 2000

Horse Size: Medium

Rider Size: Extra small-Small

Rider Skill Level: kids horse/beginner

Bit: 3 inch shank broken port
Comments: solid beginner horse, needs light rider to prevent soreness in her extra-long back! MEAN-will bite/kick other horses. Has skin infection on back – requires daily application of medicine or skin will break down.

 

DiamondHead

Name: Diamond
Sex: MareDiamondSide
Color and Markings: Bay, Diamond star, rear socks
Birth Year: 2008
Horse Size: Medium
Rider Size: Medium-Large
Rider Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Bit: Tom Thumb
Comments: Can be a little shit. Needs a confident rider who will keep her away from branches/etc. Likes to go off trail.

 

 

DollyButt

Name: DollyDollyFace
Sex: Mare
Color and Markings: Bay Snowflake Appaloosa
Birth Year: 2006
Horse Size: Medium
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill: Intermediate-Experienced
Bit: Snaffle
Comments: Hot, but good for confident riders, and fun for experienced riders.

 

FoxFace

Name: Foxy
Sex: MareFoxySide
Color and Markings: sorrel, blaze, front rt sock, rear stockings
Birth Year: 1991
Horse Size: Medium
Rider Size: Small
Rider Skill Level: Kid, beginner
Bit: 3-inch shank, broken port
Comments: great kids horse! Needs light rider. Hard keeper.

 

 

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Name: GandolfGandolfHead
Sex: Gelding
Color and Markings: Fleabitten Grey
Horse Birth Year: 2000
Horse Size: Medium
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill Level:beginner-intermediate
Bit: 3-inch shank, solid port
Comments: watch front shoulders for soreness and stiffness. Benign tumor under right ear, blind on that side. Needs a demanding rider who can push him through sticky spots.

GussSideName: GussFace

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: sorrel, stripe + snip, skin flap (dohicky) on blaze, large scar on front shoulder, MJ Brand, rear pasterns

Birth Year: 2002

Horse Size: Large

Rider Size: Medium-Large

Rider Skill Level: Beginner

Bit: 3-inch shank, broken port

Comments: solid horse, can’t carry a whole lot of weight due to soreness in lumbar.

 

Name: Honey

Sex: Mare

Color and Markings: Chestnut, small star

Horse Birth Year: 1994

Horse Size: Small

Rider Size: Extra-small, small

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate-advanced

Bit: 3 inch shank, broken port

Comments: Not super smart, clumsy. Fast Walker, gaited, well trained. Needs someone with good balance, and who rides actively to keep her focused.

Name: Hoss HossStarHossSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings:Bay, star, front sock

Horse Birth Year: ’00

Horse Size: Small

Rider Size: S-M

Rider Skill Level: Wrangler/Experienced only

Bit: Roller port, 3” shank

Comments: FAST. Would prefer for only wranglers to ride unless guest is very experienced. BOMBPROOF-I’ve never seen him spook at anything. Rider must absolutely have soft hands and know how to half-halt.

New Guest Ranch Horse Indigo WelcomeName: Indigo

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Blue Roan, star

Birth Year: 2006

Horse Size: Medium

Rider Size: S-M

Skill Level: Beginner, kids

Bit: o-ring snaffle

Comments: Hard keeper, grain when used. NO TIE (fence puller). Solid horse, good for kids or smaller nervous adults. Check tack fit mid summer as he gains topline muscle.

JackSide

Name: Jack

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Liver sorrel

Horse Birth Year: 1993

Horse Size: Large

Rider Size: small-medium

Rider Skill Level: Beginner, Kids

Bit: 3inch shank, broken port

Comments: Kid’s horse due to  stiff legged front & back inflammation with heavy rider, Cinchy! He’s a biter when saddling and grooming. Cinch slowly and gently. Watch for thrush. Use him only for very short rides (I.E. day riders) or arena pony rides. Retired.

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Name: Journey

Sex: Mare

Color and Markings: Bay Tobiano

Horse Birth Year: 1999

Horse Size: Medium-Large

Rider Size: S-M

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Bit: D-ring Snaffle

Comments: Potential shoulder stiffness/ back problems. Needs body work and arena work before going on trails again.

Name: Little JoeLittleJoeSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Palomino, rear pasterns

Horse Birth Year: 2007

Horse Size: Medium-large

Rider Size: Medium-large

Rider Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Bit: 3′ broken port

Comments: Can be spooky if left in back of line. Very slow walker if rider is not engaged. Back right leg scaring tissue causes it to always look swollen but it’s fine.

LukeFace LukeSideName: Luke

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Dark Bay, star. No front socks.

Horse Birth Year: 1992

Horse Size: Medium-Large

Rider Size: Small-Medium

Rider Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Bit: Hackamore

Comments: Skinny guy! Needs to be fed extra whenever in regular work. Fast walker but very gentle. Very hard keeper.

Name: MonteeMonty

Color and Markings Bay, two rear stockings, star + snip

Horse Birth Year: 2005

Horse Size: Extra Large

Rider Size: Large-Extra Large

Rider Skill Level: Beginner

Bit: o-ring snaffle

Comments: Very gentle horse, will roll in pond with rider if he’s allowed to get to close. Hypersensitivity in ears to buffalo gnats makes him sensitive near ears. Needs work with manners while bridling.

Name: Moo
Color and Markings: Black & white paint
Horse Birth Year: 1996
Horse Size: M
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill Level: Beginner
Bit: O-ring snaffle
Comments: Slow as shit, but little girls love her. Retired law enforcement, so has the training, crop reinforcement for more experienced, patient riders.

Name: MouseMouseSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Grullo

Horse Birth Year: 2010

Horse Size: Small

Rider Size: Small-Medium

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate

Bit: snaffle, o-ring

Comments: Slow, stubborn. Bomb proof except for at the fence. DO NOT TIE. Blankets are scary.

Name: Roonie

RoonieFace

RoonieSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Red Roan, star, rt rear sock

Horse Birth Year: 2005

Horse Size: small-medium

Rider Size: small-medium

Rider Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Bit: hackamore

Comments: Warts in ears-needs to have vetricyn applied each day in ears. Solid horse.

Name: Sammy

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Liver Red Roan Sabino, blaze

Horse Birth Year: 2005

Horse Size: Small

Rider Size: Small- Medium

Rider Skill Level: Wrangler Only

Bit: O ring

Comments: Very Hot, is a little shit, gaited, arrived summer ’19, needs a very patient rider willing to work through fast walking/ pacing. Very sensitive.

Name: Sasha

Sex: Mare

Color and Markings: Chestnut, rear left sock, right half pastern

Horse Birth Year: 2002

Horse Size: Small-medium

Rider Size: Small-medium

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Bit: D Ring

Comments: Arrived summer ’19, still a little spooky on trails, herd sour, sensitive. Needs experienced/ patient rider willing to work through sticky spots.

Name: SkipSkipFace SkipSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Sorrel, stripe + snip, rear stockings

Horse Birth Year: 1995

Horse Size: medium

Rider Size: Small-medium

Rider Skill Level: Beginner, kid’s horse

Bit: Tom Thumb

Comments: do not tie (fence puller), hard keeper

Name: Sugar

Sex: Mare

Color & Markings: Fleabitten Grey

Horse Birth Year: 2006

Horse Size: XS

Rider Size: S-M

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate

Bit: Full cheek snaffle

Comments: Very small, stiff, doesn’t like to turn. Can be quick but walks slowly, unless at the front. Can be lazy at times.

Miss Calamity Jane

Miss Calamity Jane

Little Joe Donkey

Little Joe Donkey

Both severely foundered. Strict calorie restriction.

 

 

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