Rafter Ranch Blog
Updates for sale horses...
As the young horses have shed off, some have changed color a bit since the photos for the catalog were taken in July... Here are some updates:
Lot 4... is chestnut, not sorrel, and the scrape on his shoulder (visible on his video) has healed nicely.
Lot 6... has shed off blue roan.
Lot 7.. has shed off dark liver chestnut
Lot 17... has shed off nearly black or darkest dun, very pretty filly.
Lot 26... is out
Lot 29... has shed off liver chestnut
Lot 80 ... is out with an eye injury, another Youth horse will be substituted.
Lot 79... will not be in the sale; he will be moving into the AQHA Youth program
Update on Coggins testing and Preg checks
9/4/2017 8:06:21 PM
Good afternoon and Happy Labor Day,
We had to postpone last week's planned Coggins testing until today because of weather... but we got the sale horses done, our vet Dr Margie Jones was here to draw blood and preg check the mares, had a good crew and a good day; we are very thankful! Dr. Jones will be at our sale to write health certificates. We did have to withdraw one of the Youth colts, Lot 80, the bay filly by Two Timin Freckles, has a minor injury to one eye, and so there will be a substitute to be announced in a day or two. We will report the pregnancy results, and will also be posting a sale order in a day or two. The set-up at the Fairgrounds has begun... counting down the days!
AQHA Versatility Ranch Competition in Rapid City...
8/25/2017 11:05:25 AM
I am attaching a photo of Playboy Cisco "Tater" and Levi Grimes, after they won the All-Around Open at the Central States Fair Versatility Ranch Competition this week in Rapid City. So proud of them both! Playboy Cisco is a 2012 gelding by Two Timin Freckles out of Anne Cisco. Brothers and sisters to Tater sell in our sale...
Our veterinarian, Dr L.M. Jones, will be here tomorrow, a day we always look forward to! We plan to Coggins test all of the sale horses, and Dr. Jones will pregnancy test the sale mares. Feel free to call or email for results in a day or two.
Host Hotel for Horse Sale
8/23/2017 1:56:50 PM
Good morning, all!
Just wanted to let you know, the Comfort Inn I-90 is our host hotel for the weekend of our horse sale, September 8 and 9. You can reach them at (605)348-2221; ask for OBRR sale rate. Other good hotels on LaCrosse Street with easy access to the Fairgrounds are Grand Gateway Hotel 605/342-1300; Fair Value Inn 605/342-8118; Best Western Ramkota 605/343-8550. And Rapid City has many other good hotels as well.