Commonly Asked Questions
Training Methods for Team Roping
We follow the methods taught by 4 time world Champion and Hall of Fame team roper Allen Bach from Smarty. We have trained with his son Rookie of the Year and professional team roper Joel Bach for not only roping skills but more importantly horsemanship skills. We also train with methods taught by Paul Eaves and Colby Lovell the 2020 NFR World Champions.
Does a horse buck?
This is our number one concern. We start out with a lunge lead line around their head and the other around their flank. This will tell you real quick if they have any buck left in them. We spend lots of hours on the back of each horse to ensure your safety. While we can never guarantee a horse will never buck we can make sure we do all we can to ensure your safety.
What experience does our trail horses have?
We personally take each horse out on the trail for real world obstacles (water, rocks, heavy brush, birds, deer, hogs, dogs, etc)
We take them out to the road with cars driving by, and all sorts of loud noises.
Trailer loading and unloading?
We train with a 3 horse slant load. We make sure they back out of the trailer properly and don't turn around.
Standing still and quiet?
We train so that when you stop out on the trail or to talk with your neighbor that your horse behaves and stands still without pawing at the ground, wanting to go or behaving badly.
What do you feed your horses?
We feed two 3 quart scoops in the morning and two scoops in the evening. We feed a pellet based feed with a 12% protein and 8% fat ratio.
We also feed a probiotic for digestion and salt to promote drinking intake.
Plus horses are turned out each day after their exercise routine to graze on unlimited coastal hay plus a round bale is also provided.
Nothing can ruin a nice trail ride than a horse that wants to run back to the barn or your trailer when you turn around to go back. We spend lots of time training for this. We want your horse to go the same speed coming back as they went out.
Mounting and getting out of the saddle?
Your horse should stand still when you are mounting and getting our of the saddle. We do this several times out on the trail and in the arena.
Do you accept a deposit to put a horse on hold?
Yes we do. All deposits must be 50% of the sale price. If the full 50% deposit is not paid the horse will still be for sale. You must also sign a contract and when the horse is paid in full the contract will be signed by us and the sale will be final.
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE due to the fact that the horse is being taken off the market and potential clients are being told the horse is sold pending delivery.
You have 7 days from the day of the deposit to pay for your horse in full or the horse will be back on the market for sale and YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR DEPOSIT.
What are the payment options?
All horses must be paid for in full. We accept checks, cash, wire tranfers, venmo, and cash app.
We don't have any financing options
What is your return policy?
We will spend allot of time speaking with you about your wants, needs, skill level as a rider, your fears, and what you want your horse to be able to do.
We cannot control the treatment of a horse once it goes home, so there is no return policy.