Home of the friendly gaited trail horse
Polly Aulton, Summertown, TN
PoJo Ranch has always been noted for having friendly foals. Visitors love walking out in the field and having the horses come to them for attention. To add to this reputation I'm returning to "The PoJo's" roots. I will be breeding a select number of mares to stallions that will produce foals for the Baby Boomer generation. Shorter, smoother and friendlier (if that's possible!) are the watch words. I will handle the foals on a regular basis, they will go through the obstacle course as foals, be ponied locally, and exposed to anything I can think of to turn them into the future trail horse of your dreams.
One expected foal will be out of a mare eligible for Heritage Outcross registration. You know that foal will walk. A new arrival to the Ranch is in foal to a homozygous black overo stallion. She will have a buckskin foal. Our overo mare, DeDe is in foal to Jake's Buckskin Signature and will also have a buckskin foal in October. Betsy Ross may be in foal to Dock as well but it is not confirmed.
Foals start arriving in February so watch this space.
When I say friendly I mean it. Dede doesn't care what you do to her as long as you're touching her and making over her. A very friendly 3 year old who is broke to ride and one easy handler. Exceptionally nice mare that will go back on the market in 2015.
Winter scene from the Ranch. It's been a year and it's finally coming together. Thank goodness for the neighbors who have better building skills than I! Here are the two new stalls that were built at the rear of the shop; more to come at a future date I am sure.
Searching for a trail buddy? Need some help? I try to keep a list of available, fully trained horses near the phone. This list is not limited to the gaited breeds--Missouri Fox Trotters, Paso Finos and Tennessee Walkers. Although I am trying to convert them I have trail riding buddies in the quarter horse world as well. These horses are being offered by individuals I know, trust, and can recommend. Call for their phone numbers. I also am willing to check out horses for out of towners who believe they have found their perfect horse. For the cost of gas I will look at a horse for you.
February 24, 2014
PoJo's stallion has found a new home!
Dock's Rock & Roll has been DNA tested to be a gold cream champagne. He is now residing in Texas. Lucky Texans will have a chance to breed to him. He has joined ReGina in Del Rio, Texas.