Friday, May 13, 2011

Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale

Pete recently attended the Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale hosted by Colorado State University Equine Science Program in Fort Collins, Colorado. As part of the Equine Sciences program, sixty students were provided with yearling and two-year old horses last fall from some the most well-known Western horse operations in the horse industry today. Among the consignors were the T-Cross Ranches, the Crofoot Ranches, the Haythorn Ranch Company, Wagonhound Land and Livestock, and Singleton Ranches. Each student was then responsible for starting and training their horse over the last six months in preparation for the sale.

The Legends Sale this year brought in more than $250,000 highlighting the economic impact of the equine industry in Colorado. The sale this year averaged $4,052 a horse with the high selling horse going for $14,500 and the high selling young horse going for $8,500. The American Horse Council Foundation confirmed in 2005 that the horse industry in Colorado contributes $1.6 million to the state-wide economy.

Pete hopes one day to consign one our young horses to the Legends Sale. He understands the value of hands-on education for young students and would find satisfaction in providing a young horse as a partner in that education.

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