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. Not used much in ’18 so will need a tune up before carrying dudes this summer.

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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, very herd sour. Needs miles before he can carry dudes.

 

Name: Boone
Sex: GeldingBoonHeadLeftSide
Color and Markings: Tri-color Paint
Birth Year: 2013
Horse Size: M
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 (backwards L), 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:Chester
Sex: Gelding
Color & Markings: Sorrel, no socks, stripe
Birth Year: 2006
Horse Size: MRider size: S-M
Rider Skill Level: Intermediate
Bit: O-ring snaffle
Comments: Mostly a wrangler horse in Summer ‘18, so will need tuning up for guests. Quick pace, can intimidate less experienced riders.

Name: CiCi
Sex: Mare
Color & Markings: Bay, small star, TEX brand on L shoulder 
Birth Year: 2006
Horse Size: M
Rider Size: S-M
Rider skill level: Wrangler Only
Comments: New, needs miles. Can be head-shy/hard to bridle/deworm/etc. Runs away when trying to catch. Very athletic, fast. Great horse, just quirks to work through.

 

 

Name: Cimmaron
Sex: MareCimSide
Color and Markings: Bay, right rear stocking, stripe and snip
Birth Year: 2004
Horse Size: Extra Large
Rider Size: Large-Extra Large
Rider Skill Level: Beginner
Bit: Tom-Thumb
Comments Do not tie (fence puller) Spooky around face and will climb a tree when seeing slickers. NEEDS GROUNDWORK! Desensitizing and confidence building (DO NOT LET GUEST PUT ON OR TAKE OFF JACKETS WHILE ON HER)

Clyde the Dude HorseName: 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: Just arrived summer ’17, needs miles before carrying dudes this summer.

 

 

DebBrand

Name: Debbie
Sex: Mare
Color and Markings Sorrel, dispersed stare on face, brand on rt haunches (pictured)
Birth Year: 2000DebSideHorse 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: Dolly
Sex: Mare
Color and Markings: Bay Appaloosa
Birth Year: Unknown
Horse Size: Medium
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill: Experienced
Bit: Snaffle
Comments: Very hot! Needs a rider with a soft hand

who will convince her to pay attention.

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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

 

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Name: Gandolf
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

GandolfHead

stiffness. Benign tumor under right ear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GussBrand

Name: Guss

Sex: GeldingGussFace GussSide

Color and Markings: sorrel, stripe + snip, skin flap (dohicky) on blaze, large scar on front should, 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.

 

Name: GuinevereGuenevireHead GuenevireSide

Sex: Mare

Color and Markings: Buckskin

Horse Birth Year: 2010

Horse Size: Extra Large

Rider Size: Large, Extra Large

Rider Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Bit: 3 inch shank, broken port

Comments: gets into EVERYTHING! Will break your fences/gates if not regularly used. Needs rider with a sense of humor…will run over bushes to scratch belly and will run down hills to catch up with group if you let her get too far behind.

Name: HossHossSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings:Bay, star, front sock

Horse Birth Year: ’00

Horse Size: Small

Rider Size: S-M

HossStar

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

Birth Year: 2006

Horse Size: Medium

Rider Size: S-M

Skill Level: Beginner, kids

Bit: o-ring snaffle

Comments: Arrived summer ’17. Hard keeper, will need more food once in regular work. NO TIE (fence puller). Solid horse, good for kids or smaller nervous adults. Check tack fit mid summer as he gains topline muscle.

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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. Will need to be retired soon. Use him only for very short rides (I.E. day riders) or arena pony rides.

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Name: Journey

Sex: Mare

Color and Markings: Tobiano Paint

Horse Birth Year: 1999

Horse Size: Medium-Large

Rider Size: S-M

Rider Skill Level: Beginner, Kids

Bit: Hackamore

Comments: RETIRED – LAME. Needs to find forever home.

Dude ranch summer 2019 adventure vacation all-inclusive pet friendly guest ranchName: Leo

Sex: Gelding

Color & Markings: Leopard Appaloosa
Horse Birth Year: 2010
Horse Size: Small
Rider Size: S-M
Rider Skill Level: Wrangler or Advanced 

Bit: O-Ring Snaffle
Comments: Runs when catching, fidgets when saddling, needs lots of groundwork to establish respect & control.

 

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: Tom Thumb

Comments Can be spooky if left in back of line, 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. Will need hydrocortizone and roll on fly prevention for ears in summer ’18.

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: Newer, needs a few more rides before she’s good with guests. Stubborn & slow.

Name: MouseMouseSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Grulla

Horse Birth Year: 2010

Horse Size: Small

Rider Size: Small-Medium

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate

Bit: snaffle, o-ring

Comments: Slow, can be stubborn.

Name: RoonieRoonieSide

Sex: Gelding

Color and Markings: Red Roan, star, rt

rear sock

Horse Birth Year: 2005

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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: 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)

Name: Sugar

Sex: Mare

Color & Markings: Flea Bit Gray Mare

Horse Birth Year: 2006

Horse Size: S

Rider Size: S-M

Rider Skill Level: Intermediate

Bit: Full cheek snaffle

Comments: Very small, stiff. Can be quick but walks slowly. Can be lazy at times.

Miss Calamity Jane

Miss Calamity Jane

Little Joe Donkey

Little Joe Donkey

Calamity Jane is severely foundered. Strict calorie restriction.

 

 

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