Polly’s A Nice Little Mare For Sale

June 25, 2014

Polly on the TrailPolly is really a pretty Palomino that is technically a registered solid paint. She has been ridden and used on the ranch a lot. The golden color really makes her especially attractive. She rides and handles well, but she is not a horse for a beginning rider. For someone looking for a young, sound horse that is easy to catch, bridle, saddle, and knows how to neck rein, lead, back, side-pass, and comfortable around livestock and other horses, Polly may be the horse for you. She has seen a lot of trails and wet blankets. If you want to know more about Polly, give Shawn a call 918-849-0004.

Polly Hobbled – Good Horses Stand Hobbled

February 8, 2014

DSCF0065The benefits of hobble training escapes attention these days. It’s sad because hobble training:

1.  Teaches patience.

2.  Teaches a horse to remain calm while their feet are caught in something the horse didn’t expect.

3.  Gives the rider the option of overnight restraint without a fence.

4. Let’s you do ranch chores when your horse doesn’t ground tie. (Okay, maybe this isn’t a very good reason when there’s fence work to be done!)

Horses Need To Learn How To Be Hobbled

January 27, 2014

PollyThe photograph shows Polly standing hobbled about 10 feet from limbs being cut off the fence with a chain saw. During a recent ice storm, a lot of limbs and small trees found their way to the top of the fence. Polly was used to transport the chain saw and stood hobbled while the limbs were cut away.

Horses need to learn to stand quietly in hobbles. You never know when hobbles might be needed to be used in an emergency situation. Hobbles also teach your horse patience, not to mention how to stand quietly when their feet are caught.

After learning to stand with hobbles, Polly will not have any trouble learning to ground tie. She will be used to standing and waiting until her rider is ready to go. Hobble training has many benefits.

This Is Polly

May 21, 2013

Picture of Polly

Polly is a registered solid Paint. She’s a nice filly that has been ridden here at the ranch for about six months. She came as a bit of a surprise. While we made sure to verify she was registered, we didn’t look at her blood lines and pedigree. We liked the Palomino color,  the classic quarter horse confirmation, and the attitude we observed. She had not been ridden so that was a plus for us (no problems to fix). Thinking she was AQHA registered, we were surprised to see the papers. Oh well, things happen and sometimes for the best!

This is a good lesson if you are looking to purchase a horse. Ask a lot of questions and don’t assume things. The responsibility is just as much the obligation of the buyer as it is the seller. Here we liked what we saw and just failed to ask where she was registered. It’s a good reminder for all of us. This deal worked out really well anyway. We ended up with a good horse, just a different registry than we thought. She’s a pretty little filly that is learning fast and  doesn’t act like some of the Paints we have run across. Polly is sound, smart, and going to make someone a good horse.

If you like a Palomino, you better check Polly out!

See Polly’s Bloodlines