We moved to Bluffton, Alberta in 2007 to a ranch with one of
the most awesome views in the country.
worked with horses all my life, but decided to move to work
more on my training and breeding of working ranch horses and
rope horses. I have been lucky enough to train horses that
have gone on to be great ranch horses as well as top rodeo
mounts. Jim Kelts now rides a big brown horse I called Tough.
Jim has told me he is a top pick-up horse. He uses him
all over even at Ponoka Stampede in the finals this year. Glen
Flewelling bought a black gelding from us that was later sold
at his rope horse sale topping the heel horses at $35,000.
Glen was nice enough to put in the sale catalogue that he was
trained by me. They changed his name to Iron Will. These are
the types of horses we strive to raise and train.
We raised both Paints and Quarter Horses for a while and
then switched to all Quarter Horses. The first young quarter
horse I used was a horse called WSR Cody Leo Bar. He had
an great mind and produced good babies. He is calling Texas,
home where he is back in reining training. We now run around
fifty broodmares and four outstanding stallions.
An old boy once told me you have to try and improve your
horses every year or you might as well quit. I
strongly believe this! That is why we are trying to
improve genetics and overall horses every year with additions
to our herd like Cee Sly Step who was a congress winner
placing 5th in the open reining in 1994 even with breaking a
bone in his right hind during the run. He is out of an
exceptional Great Pine son with earnings in excess of
$20 000 and out of a full sister to the great horse Big Stop
who was the NRHA Derby reserve champion in 97, 3rd at the AQHA
congress in 96 and has earnings in excess of 41 000. Sly has a
beautiful head, big wither, and cinches deep. We are expecting
great things from him.
Thanks for stopping in, Will, Jamie Katie, Quaid and Lucas