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Copyright 2011 Rocky Mountain Rider. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Reproduction of any editorial material, artwork and photos is strictly forbidden without express written permission of the publisher. For information about reprint rights, please contact the editor; editor@rockymountainrider.com.

 

Horse Sale Highlights

 

July 2011 issue

 

Diamond-McNabb Horse Sale

     The 3rd Annual Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale was held June 4, 2011, in Douglas , Wyoming . Diamond Ranches and Ken McNabb offered 62 horses, and invited consignors offered 25 head. Horses ranged from started two-year-olds to a well-seasoned 18-year-old. Ty Thompson, 2009 World Champion Auctioneer, called the sale.

     About 540 people attended the event, and there were 48 registered phone buyers. Buyers from 22 states purchased horses.

     The high-selling horse was Spinin N Twistin, a 2002 AQHA sorrel gelding consigned by Diamond-McNabb. Surefooted and cowy, 14.2-hand, 1,050-pound “Twister” was an all-around ranch horse that could be enjoyed by begining to experienced riders. Sired by Jacspin, a Hollywood Jac 86 grandson, and out of a granddaughter of both Genuine Doc and Doc Tari, he sold to a buyer from Durango , CO , for $16,500.

 

High-selling horse Spinin N Twistin, a 2002 AQHA sorrel gelding, sold for $16,500.

 

     The second high-selling horse was Boston Zans Bar, a 2005 dun APHA gelding consigned by Diamond-McNabb. This experienced ranch and trail horse stood 15.3 hands and weighed 1,180 lbs., and had dragged calves to the fire, led pack strings through snow, and been used as a turn-back horse at cutting practice. “Big Ben” was sired by Zans Bar None, grandson of Zan Parr Jack and Tyrees Watch, and out of APHA dam, Boston Freeway Mac. He sold for $15,000.

     The third high-selling horse was Colonel’s Gray Gunner, a 2006 gray AQHA gelding consigned by Diamond-McNabb. This dependable horse had been ridden extensively by Ken McNabb, hauled across the country, used in demos and TV shows, had been roped on, and had worked cattle and packed guests. “Gunner” stood 14.2 hands, weighed 1,120 lbs., and was sired by Tinks Gunner by Playgun, and out of a daughter of Colonel Freckles. He sold for $13,500.

     The overall sale average on 87 head was $6,885, up $1,000 from the first sale in 2009.

     Next year’s Diamond-McNabb Ranch Horse Sale is set for June 2, 2012. For more information, call 307-233-3909, or visit www.dmhorses.com.

 

Rivers West Auction Outfitter Livestock & Equipment Auction

      Rivers West Auction Company, LLC, of Arlee , Montana , held an Outfitter Livestock and Equipment Auction on June 4, 2011, in Darby , MT. The auction featured 25 experienced outfitter mules and horses aged eight to twenty years old, and included livestock and equipment from Virgil Burns of Bob Marshall Guest Ranch, Joe Ferraro of Indian Summer Outfitters, and Mick and Karen Cheff of Cheff Guest Ranch and Outfitters.

      There were 247 registered buyers from MT, ID, WA, WY, OR, CA, IN and Florida .

 

 

      The high-selling saddle mule was an 8-year-old, 15-hand molly named Foxy, with six years of service packing and carrying dudes and guides in the Wilderness. She was bred and raised by Virgil Burns of Bob Marshall Wilderness Ranch. Foxy was purchased by Eric Lambert, of Stevensville , MT for $4,500.

      The four top saddle mules averaged $3,150.

      The high-selling saddle horse, a 10-year-old gelding named Cayuse from Cheff Guest Ranch, was purchased by Richard Miller of Corvallis , MT , for $3,100.

      The 11 top selling trail/saddle horses averaged $2,177.

      The high-selling pack mule was a 15-year-old molly named Wendy consigned by Virgil Burns of Bob Marshall Wilderness Ranch. She was purchased for $3,500 by Glenda Butts of Polson, MT. Wendy had been used extensively as a lead mule and had “always packed the eggs and whiskey.”

      The ten top pack mules averaged $1,550.

      Rivers West Auction Company will host another outfitter livestock and equipment auction on Thursday, August 25, 2011 in Evaro , MT. This sale will feature 50 head of outfitter-quality mules and horses, along with dozens of saddles, packing gear, camp equipment and horse drawn equipment.

      For more information, call Jason Clinkenbeard at 406-239-3529; or visit www.riverswestauction.com.

 

Full House Performance Horse Sale

     The Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale was held June 11, 2011, at the fairgrounds in Newcastle , Wyoming . The sale offered 60 head of well-broke, experienced horses. About 500 people attended the event and 182 bidder numbers were assigned. Buyers were from WA, CO, TX, SD, WY, UT, MT, NE, PN , MN , and IN.

     Lynn Weishaar was the auctioneer. A jackpot ranch horse competition for the sale horses was held on Friday, and was followed by a BBQ.

     The high-selling horse was Poppin Top Pep, a 2003 AQHA bay gelding consigned by the Craig Deveraux family. “Fishhook” was a fantastic ranch horse, heel horse and breakaway horse, and three kids rodeoed with him. Sired by Poppin Peponita by Peponita and out of a granddaughter of Smart Little Lena, he stood 14.3H and weighed 1,150 lbs. He sold for $13,750.

 

High-selling horse Poppin Top Pep sold for $13,750.

 

     The second high-selling horse was Hesa Busy Bullet, a 2005 AQHA buckskin gelding sired by Hesa Busy Chex, a grandson of Bueno Chex, and out of a Two Eyed Jack granddaughter. Consigned by the Craig Deveraux family, “Scooter” had some cowhorse training with Levi Grimes, was started in heading, and was recommended as a rodeo horse. This 15H, 1,300 lbs. horse sold for $12,500.

     The third high-selling horse was Stripes Double Gold, a 2005 AQHA red roan gelding consigned by Boe and Jennifer Kottwitz. Sired by Kings Mr Gold, a grandson of both Colonel Freckles and Doc’s Prescription, and out of JB Poco Stripes Gold, he had extensive ranch experience, having been used for everything from sorting to branding and doctoring. Standing 15.1H and weighing 1,220 lbs., this gentle, cowy horse sold for $12,000.

     The top ten head averaged $11,325; the top twenty head averaged $9,043, and the overall average on all saddle geldings and mares (not counting three two-year-old fillies) was $6,384.

            Next year’s Full House Elite Performance Stock Horse Sale and Ranch Horse Competition is set for June 8-9. 2012. For more information, call Craig at 307-746-2317; Jill at 307-746-9477; or visit www.fullhousehorsesale.com.

 

 

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