We train a few horses each year as we take our clients on rides. Also we retire a few of our dude string before they get too old to make sure they have a good later life and many productive years for their new owners. For more information about horses listed here, horses currently in training, or to set up an appointment to meet the horses call (719)850-8931
Pollyanna – AQHA – 2020 – Bay – Mare – 15 hands
Polly is a stick of dynamite clothed in velvet. She is so very quiet and so very gentle and has such polite little manners. But don’t be fooled, underneath that demure exterior is one powerful hunk of horseflesh. She is the kind of horse the AQHA got famous for. She can turn on a dime and give you nine cents change. And she might not be able to catch a cheetah, but I wouldn’t put money on it. This horse is going places and she’d be quite willing to take you with her.
Sarsaparilla – 2016 – Bay – Mare – 14 Hands
Sarsaparilla! For those of you who do not know Sarsaparilla is an old cowboy soda drink, its kind of sweet, kind of tangy and has some bubble that tickle your nose. Sarsy (as we fondly call her) is a lot like the ol’ soda pop. She is of mustang origins and hasn’t got a ounce of quit in her. She went on a 30 mile long ride carrying a grown man and all his camping gear and she hardly broke a sweat! But really she would prefer to plod around the ranch like a lazy old nag. She is very gentle and suitable for riders of many experience levels. She is shaping up to be a real darling babysitter.
Sarsy had a foal in 2022! She was bred to our buckskin stallion and had a beautiful bay colt. He is almost at weening age and will be ready to be separated from his momma soon. Ask us for more information on Sarsy and her colt, “Chico”!!
Nevisca – 2016 – Appaloosa – Gelding – 14 hands
Navisca is a darling! A sweet, lazy, gluttonous, darling. He is so laid back you might even call him dopey. But you would only do so with the most charmed feeling. He just doesn’t want to displease anyone and he has learned that if you just do everything super carefully then everyone is happy with you. But if he trusts his rider he can get out of granny gear to go do things. He has a nice rocking horse lope and can climb mountains like a champ. You never have to worry about catching him because if you are outside he probably already has his nose between your shoulders looking for handouts. He is easy to shoe and will jump right in our trailer. This horse is as gentle as most horses are at 20 and he still has his whole life to live. Buy this horse for your child and you won’t need to get another until your child enters college!
Cowgirl – AQHA – 2020 – Bay – Mare – 15.2 Hands
Cowgirl is beautiful. That’s the simple, God’s honest truth. She’s just beautiful. She is the Marilyn Monroe of the horse world and has all the right curves in all the right places : ) Cowgirl also has an attitude a lot like Marilyn, that demure innocent girl appearance but she is just a bit mischievous if you aren’t watching. Even though cowgirl is young and still growing she is huge! This horse would make a great candidate for roping or for those of us that like to feel like we have a HORSE under us.
Cowgirl is still young but her training is coming along real nice. At this time she can be ridden by anyone that knows how to confidently ride at a walk, trot and canter and give clear queues. Cowgirl obeys directions willingly but doesn’t know how to make a novice rider look like they know what they are doing. This is just a lack of experience on her part, it’s not that she has a temperament to take advantage of anyone. Because she has such a sweet disposition we would be happy to finish her out to meet your expectations.
Candy – AQHA – 2020 – Bay Roan – Mare – 15 Hands
Candy is a darling. She is kind, sweet and soft, anxious to please. She is AQHA registered and goes back to High Brow Cat on the top side. She moves fluidly and has beautiful canter. She is very light and quick on her feet and would make a great performance horse for many disciplines. I could see her doing well in reining or trail horse competitions.
Candy is not as high on the pecking order as some of the other horses. This is actually a blessing in many ways, this means she is more easygoing and willing to do as she is told, without a lot of argument. It also makes her love people more because people have snacks and don’t pick on her! Candy is easy to handle and does well with her feet, she shoes easily. She loads in trailers well, ties well and is just a pleasure to be around.
Dakota – AQHA – 2020 – Buckskin – Mare – 14.2
Dakota is a little firecracker! She will walk if you tell her to, but she would much prefer to prance. She will prance if you let her, but she’d much prefer to trot. Trotting is nice but it would be really good if you’d just let her gallop! This horse has so much energy, she just loves working. No trail is too far, no mountain too high. She is sure footed and navigates obstacles with ease. This horse is going to be perfect for someone that likes to cover country and get things done. But don’t get me wrong she has been started right and is not some ninny that wont stand still or tries to run away. She just likes to go and do.
Dakota loves people and gladly rushes up to anyone she sees to get a handout or a pet. You never have to worry about catching her, she will be in your business as soon as you open the gate. She is easy to groom and tack up and holds her feet well for cleaning or shoeing. She’ll jump right in the trailer like dog. With her work ethic and trainability she could do anything from a gymkhana or cutting to working a ranch. She has some good breeding so make sure to check out her papers.
Dixie – AQHA – 2020 – Buckskin – Mare – 14.2 Hands
Dixie is a flashy young mare that is going to be someone’s dream horse. She could be a AQHA poster child, hindquarters the size of a dump truck and little face that seems to be constantly looking down her nose at the other horses. Between her temperament, intelligence, body size and physical abilities, this horse could truly be taken so many different ways with great results. She could be anything; a babysitter, a ladies show horse or a man’s roping partner.
If you guessed her age solely by how she rides you’d think she was a seasoned 12 year old. Anyone that knows the basics of riding can handle her with ease. She moves willingly at all speeds, one hand neck reins and you’d pretty much have to set a bomb off for her to spook from something. She navigates obstacles like she grew up in a playground. Dixie is the kind of horse you can put on a trail and then get your camera out to play with or take nap, she’ll take care of the rest.
She handles great on the ground as well, takes the bit willingly, saddles easily, jumps right in trailers and holds her feet like a pro.
Tobi – AQHA – 2015 – Gray Dun – Mare – 15 Hands
Tobi. How do I tell you about Tobi?
Did you read about Cowgirl earlier? You remember how I said that she doesn’t know how to make a novice rider look good? Well, Tobi does! You don’t really have to know a blooming thing about horses (other than to bring snacks) and Tobi will make you look like a million bucks. And not only will you look like a million bucks, you will feel like a million bucks too. Some horses just make you feel good and that’s Tobi. When you climb on old Tobi she feels comfortable and willing and steady. Its like putting on your favorite shoes and sweatpants.
Tobi has just about done it all. She has herded horses, babysat and went on trail rides. She will pack all that floppy junk you think you need to the top of the mountain, cross water and bogs then hang out patiently while you go fishing. She will cross bridges and obstacles with care and nicker sweetly at you for treats. She is an all around good girl.
One thing to note about her is that she needs shoes if you are going to have her in rocky or gravely terrain. She was not blessed with mustang feet like some of our other horses. But you slap a little steel on her feet and you’d think she was a mustang.
Muskrat – 2016 – Bay – Mare – 14.2 Hands
Muskrat, I know the name just isn’t right. But there is a story to it! We rescued her when she was only a few weeks old. She had been sold to the killers and hadn’t had mamma’s milk in days and days. She looked awful and we just couldn’t leave her. After we got her she succumbed to a lung infection and we were afraid she would die. But by God’s grace and with a lot of nursing she has now grown into a pretty snazzy looking lady. I shouldn’t call her a lady though, she has attitude! She must be partly Arabian and has that baby doll face and nice smooth gates. Her long lovely legs stride across the ground like a dancer, graceful and sure. She is easy to catch, groom, saddle and bridle. She loves people.
Muskrats training was going along very nicely when another horse in our herd kicked her in the shoulder. Since this injury she has been having some R&R. Our vet was not able to tell if it is a permanent injury or if she will heal 100%. For this reason we decided to breed her so she can have a back up job of Mother. I am actually quite excited about her foal. She is a good sized mare with a beautiful face (these pictures do not do her justice) bred to our quarter horse stallion…Whew! What a baby! An endurance rider’s dream! Baby will most likely be Buckskin or Bay. (Update 2023… She didn’t take to our stallion the first try so we will try again good Lord’s will!)
Big Red – AQHA – 2019 – Sorrel – Gelding – 15 Hands
Big Red is what every gelding is expected to be, laid back, quiet and a powerhouse. He doesn’t get upset about anything; he is as easy going as he is easy on the eyes. He’s got such a good head on him he could be finished out to so many professions. He’s been used for some breakaway roping. And of course he leads well, saddles easily, ties and loads in trailers like a champ. This is a gelding to watch – he is going to be a star player on someone’s team and with a glance at his pedigree, its easy to see why!
Jeri – 2015 – Black – Mare – 14.2 Hands
Jeri is a real sweet mare that pretends to have attitude but she is actually a big softy. She tries to get her bluff in on the other horses but even they don’t take her seriously. Due to an old injury she has a shorter stride on one leg when trotting. But that doesn’t slow her down much, she loves to go out and run with the other horses. Jeri look forward to being saddled up for some lolly-gaging around the ranch (and all the treats that come with that!). She is a great horse for anyone that just wants to have enjoy some quiet riding. Perfect for the grandparents and grandchildren alike. She is the extra horse we all need for that friend that doesn’t really know how to ride but always invites themselves along.
She was bred and had a beautiful baby colt this year! (He is weaning age and would not be sold with his mother) The father is a registered buckskin Quarter Horse. The foal is a handsome bay and already we can tell he’s going to be a pest! He absolutely loves people – people have treats! Ask us for more information on Jeri and her colt, “Ringo”!!
Sadie – AQHA – 2019 – Sorrel – Mare – 14.2 Hands
Sadie, Sadie~ This little girl is a mover! She got the coordination. She is the kind of horse you sit on and when she turns you just sit there for a moment in surprise wondering what just happened. She could easily be finished out for cutting horse competitions or a team penner’s dream. And don’t ignore her pedigree! Whew! Smokin’! Rack up some points on her and then get some babies out of her. This is a horse you won’t ever regret owning, she can do it all.
She is a big lover and an all around pest she just wants MORE. More pets, more brushing, more attention, more scratches and don’t forget more treats! She saddles easily, loads and holds her feet well.
Yuma – AQHA – 2019 – Dun – Gelding – 15
Yuma is one of those horses that grows on you. At first you are like “yeah he’s nice.” then after a while you are like “You know, I really like that horse”. The after a while you are “Yuma! MY BAABY!”
He is going to be a big tall fellow, with a ground covering walk and a rocking horse canter. I mean the canter is to die for nice!!! He covers ground without trying. He is a sensitive boy that is anxious to please, to see his good side you have to show him a little love and let him get used to you. He is super willing and though cautious in new areas with new things, he isn’t spooky. When confronted with new obstacles if you just give him a little time and verbal encouragement he will work his way right through it. When this horse fills out he is going to be the envy of everyone who sees him.
Anyone that knows how to confidently ride at a walk, trot and canter can handle Yuma. Because he is such a pleaser he needs someone to guide him. If you are a very timid rider that wants the horse to do all your thinking, Yuma will just follow the other horses and do whatever everyone else is doing. That said, if I have another 6 months with him he will pack your five year old and all the extra gear up to the top of the mountain, put up your tent, start the coffee and take himself out to graze while you swing in the hammock. But I shouldn’t tell you that because honestly I don’t give a flip whether we sell him or not! (Don’t tell RV I said that when you talk to him. He never reads the website so he wont know) So forget everything I just said. Yuma is the MOST terrible horse!
Training Ride in the Mountains…
The Young Ones
Yes, these are little babies. But they are getting to be quite the educated babies! We like to start our horses really young so that, (in the words of my dear father) “They don’t know what it is to be broke!” In other words…we start them out so slow and gentle that they will never remember a time they were untrained. The beauty of this is that they take it for granted that people are supposed to handle them and be on their back. They don’t resent having to work because they simply do not understand it is work, they just think it’s how life is supposed to be.
Now that said, we are quite aware that these little fellas are still growing and their bones are very soft. They are never taken on long rides or expected to carry the weight that we would expect a three or four year old to. But in short fun little sessions, they are taught all the fundamentals; not to be afraid of things, to tie well, allow their feet to be handled, have their tail combed, load in trailers, how to walk trot and lope without silliness, one handed neck rein and to absolutely adore people!
Rivers – AQHA – 2021 – Brown Roan – Filly
Rivers is a flashy little number that in about 4 years is going to make everyone drool. This horse has such great conformation and color she just about doesn’t need to have a good temperament, but she does 🙂 She is a sweet little kid that just wants to please. She is being ridden now and has showed no signs of wanting to be ornery. She’s even picking up the neck reining bit by bit. And did I mention that she is a lover pest! When she is turned loose to roam she just wants to spend all her time begging.
Midnight – AQHA – 2021 – Blue Roan – Filly
Midnight is an energetic young lady that has so many things she want to go do, she can hardly contain herself. She is a head turner with traditional Quarter Horse conformation and a flashy paint job! She could get a job in the movies : ) She is also coming along nicely in her training. She rides without offering any complaint and is easy to catch and ground work. She still gets impatient when tied for long periods of time but she is learning to control her energy.
She is getting more steady in her training and doing more solo riding and gaining more confidence. She enjoys going out to “work” which to her is more like play. This is a well started little filly that any horseman or woman can take and finish in their spare time. All the buck is gone she just needs some experience and a little work on her reining. The ground work done is solid, it takes something pretty serious to get any spook from her and even then she doesn’t bolt, a little pull on the reins and she will quiet right down.
Penny Two Socks – AQHA – 2021 – Sorrel – Filly
Penny is a spunky yet darling little girl. I say little, but actually she is going to be a big girl when she grows up! Penny just adores her people and every morning she follows my dad, without a halter or lead rope, out to do her training session. Or follows him in the house to have coffee, it doesn’t matter to her – she likes to hang out in the house and have some snacks too. She is actually pretty sure that she would like to live indoors because she has noticed that people live in slightly better accommodations and she is very sure that she is better than the other horses outside! In addition to being a little pest, she is also doing very well in her training, with each new task we throw at her she never freaks out or gets upset. Instead she tries to think things out and understand what is expected of her.
SunDance – AQHA – Stallion – 2021 – Chocolate Palomino
SunDance is one of the newest additions to our herd. He is halter broke, loads in trailers well and is going to be mouthwateringly beautiful. As I’m sure you know, chocolate palominos are hard to find. Especially when they have the conformation to go with it!
Scout – Colt – 2022 – Sorrel
Meet Scout, our new member of the family! He is a fat and sassy mascot for the Robertson family. He sure brightens our day when we bring him his feed and he lets out a big cheer of approval!
Scout should have his own social media page if we had a little more time for such stuff. He was an orphan that some neighbors brought to us more than half dead. We nursed him back to health and bottle fed him all hours of the day and night. And how does he thank us? By not going out with the other horses, wanting to go in the house and biting us like we are his mother or something! I mean golly! What is his problem!
Foal of Gabe & Black Baby
Foal of Gabe & Jeri
Foal of Gabe & Sasparilla