August 22, 2010 • Lakeside, Nebraska
While it’s been a working cattle operation for more than 100 years, this will be Black Ranch’s first horse production sale, and the horses they’re offering reflect the 55,000-acre ranch’s working history.
Tyler Bode, horse program manager at Black Ranch, explains that horses wearing the stirrup brand see plenty of miles and cattle—all part of making truly versatile, good-minded horses.
“We really use these horses on the ranch,” he says. “These horses are bred, raised and ridden to develop cow sense and sound minds, along with athletic ability.”
On sale day, buyers will have a chance to bid on around 100 head, and about 65 of those horses will be under saddle. These ranch-raised, foundation-bred Quarter Horses will include foals, broodmares, started geldings and fillies, as well as a good selection of finished ranch and arena horses.
This offering represents several generations of quality genetics, with bloodlines that include Joe Hancock, Blue Valentine, Doc O’ Lena, Leo, Paddy’s Irish Whiskey and many more.
“We’re crossing foundation ranch horse lines on northern ranching lines like Blue Valentine and Joe Hancock,” says Bode. “Our focus here is to breed them for the jobs we have for our horses on the ranch. We breed for good minds, cow sense and athletic ability. These horses get used daily around the ranch. They’re not only cowy and athletic, but have dispositions that just about anyone can get along with.”
For more information: Log on the Web to Blackranchesinc.com, or call Tyler Bode at (308) 762- 5105 or (402) 843-8361