BRANDED BONANZA CATALOG

BRANDED BONANZA CATALOG

Are you looking to welcome a new partner into your life? The trainers competing in Branded Bonanza have some amazing wild horses and burros looking for their forever home.

The following horses and burros will be offered at Branded Bonanza via reassignment through the BLM with the addition of a training fee (paid to the trainer) beginning at the start of competition on June 28, 2024, and wrapping up at the completion of competition on June 29, 2024. If you are interested in adopting one of the available horses, please visit the BLM booth at the event and complete the application.

We highly encourage you to reach out to the trainers to ensure the horse or burro is the right fit for your home, ability, and goals. Our hope is that each of these wonderful animals land in the perfect, forever home.

Please review the BLM Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Requirements prior to completing the application. If you would like to print, complete and bring the application with you to the event, you may do so by using the link below.

Trainer: Brandyn Wilson
Division: Adult Under Saddle
Age/Gender: 4-year-old Gelding
HMA: Sheepshead
Approximate Height: 15.2hh

Description:

Wyatt is a very easy going, willing, curious, and in your pocket gelding! He loves to be loved on and wants to do the job at hand. This bay gelding would be a great addition to your herd if you are looking for a gentle and levelheaded mustang. Wyatt has been out in the Owyhee's trail riding, and he has been to multiple different arenas; dragging, roping, ground poles, loping through the barrel pattern, and carrying a flag. This mustang is a well-rounded individual looking for his forever person to take him to the next level!

Watch Wyatt's video here!

 

Bernie Mack

Trainer: Kacey Widick
Division: Adult Under Saddle
Age/Gender: 6-year-old Gelding
HMA: Sheepshead
Approximate Height: 14.3hh

Description:

Mack is 6-year-old gelding from Sheepshead, OR HMA. From day one, Mack has been willing and quick on picking things up. Mack is easy to get along with and would make a fantastic kids horse as well able to be an all-around horse. Mack has moved cows and been roped off of, and also loves to spend time on the trail. There’s absolutely no spook, buck or bolt with this guy!

 

Double S Stevie Nickers (Nicks)

Trainer: Sterling Morgan
Division: Adult In-Hand
Age/Gender: 5-year-old Mare
HMA: High Rock
Approximate Height: 14.2hh

Description:

Nicks is a 5-year-old 14.3ish hand red dun roan mare from the High Rock HMA. Yes, you read that right, A RED DUN ROAN. She is a sweet as she is pretty and has a very willing mindset. She is very sensitive, but also very sensible. Her fear response is to try hard to deal with it. She is beyond respectful and leads, loads, and ties.

Nicks is handled by my 7-year-old daughter (who now wants to keep her), is easy to catch in a 1/2-acre pasture, respects all fencing (pending a horse eating something coming after her). Nicks has a middle of the pack mentality and has been in holding since she was a yearling, so she has never had a foal. She walks over tarps, teetertotter, and debris on the ground without hesitation.

She has 2 small cons: 1) she hit her face on a panel when she was delivered (white ropes were terrifying) and it's caused her to be really sensitive on her face, so she gets a little sad if you pull hard on it, and 2) she blew an ugly abscess on her back cornet band that is growing out and causes no issues, but it was ugly. Other than those things, there is nothing bad to say about her! She will be UTD on vaccines (including health certificate, and Coggins), deworming, and feet at the competition. Come meet this sweet girl over the weekend of the show and see if she's a good fit for your family!

Trainer: Carrie Johnson
Division: Adult In-Hand
Age/Gender: 4-year-old Gelding
HMA: Sheepshead
Approximate Height: 14.1hh

Description:

Thunder is a 4-year-old grey gelding from Sheepshead HMA. He is approximately 14.1hh but should mature to 14.3-15 hands. He has big bone and feet, and he is stout. I have taking him on walks, and he has a nice big walk. His trot and canter seem very smooth.

Thunder has all the groundwork done and has been saddled several times with no issues. Thunder changes directions quick and with ease, he would make a nice cow horse or trail horse. He disengages his hindquarters, crosses his front quarters, side passes, picks up feet and good having his feet trimmed, backs up and flexes nicely, loads in the trailer. He loves the water and will drink out of puddles. He is good with flags and tarps, crosses all kinds of bridges, and would make a good all-around horse.

 

Trainer: Nikita Ward
Division: Adult In-Hand
Age/Gender: 6-year-old Gelding
HMA: Twin Peaks
Approximate Height: 14.2hh

Description:

Judge is going to be phenomenal for whoever adopts him! He's extremely intelligent and willing and has a good disposition. He leads, loads, ties, baths and picks up all 4 feet. He lunges both directions, side passes both directions, backs and pivots both directions. He is super soft on cues. He also is an amazing jumper! He's a smooth mover and has amazing form.

He would be fantastic as a jumper or dressage horse. I am currently introducing him to the saddle, so he should be good and ready to start under saddle by competition. I'm sure I missed some amazing things about this boy, so if you have any questions, please contact me.

Trainer: Kayley Tanner
Division: Adult In-Hand
Age/Gender: 6-year-old Mare
HMA: Diamond
Approximate Height: 14hh

Description:

This sweet girl has come a long way from the scared horse she was to the friendly, trusting partner she is now! Dolly has always been curious, and that has led her to be willing to try new things and catch on quickly. She has learned to start thinking things through and look to her trainer for direction.

She can be caught in a pasture, haltered, brushed (body, mane, and tail), wears a fly mask, pick up front feet, lead at a walk and a trot, back, round pen at all 3 gaits, walk over obstacles, trailer, walk/trot/lope over ground poles and small jumps in the round pen, has been saddled and bridled.

Skills we're currently working on: fly spray, picking up back feet, backing around objects, pivoting, desensitization around tarps and in other situations.

At 14 hands, she is easy to handle and has so much potential to be a great horse for a kid or small adult, or even the perfect pack horse.

Trainer: Cayla Haynes
Division: Youth In-Hand
Age/Gender: 2-year-old Gelding
HMA: Sand Springs
Approximate Height: 14.1hh

Description:

Wild Heart has the sweetest personality. He loves to play and is very curious about his surroundings. He stood for the farrier without any issues, and is familiar with ground poles, walking over tires and through obstacles. He has been walked down the road, saddled, blanketed, fly masked and bathed. Wild Heart is not a fan of puddles, although he doesn't have any issues with ground tarps or walking through a kiddie pool full of plastic balls. So, with more time, he will most likely overcome his hesitation with water. He will load in slant trailers but isn't very sure about straight loads unless his pony friend is in there to encourage him. Trainer is an 8-year-old girl, so he is not new to brushing and being pampered. With a more experienced owner, he will make a wonderful horse whatever direction they want to take him.

Fiona & Moose

Trainer: Kendra Mendes
Division: Youth In-Hand
Age/Gender: 2-year-old Mare + Foal
HMA: Hardtrigger
Approximate Height: 14.2hh

Description:

Fiona and baby are up for reassignment. She was recently gathered from the Hardtrigger, ID, herd and was pregnant. Fiona definitely has way more whoa then go and is a very calm mare at just 2-years-old. Baby Moose is 3 weeks old, has just started leading and doing well with that. We are asking $4,000 for both of them.

Trainer: Justice Payne
Division: Youth In-Hand
Age/Gender: 2-year-old Gelding
HMA: Fox Hog
Approximate Height: 14hh

Description:

Cupid is a very gentle and kind, loving horse. He absolutely adores being loved on, picks up all four of his feet, stands tied, bathes, clips, and loads like a dream! This boy will make someone’s dream horse become a reality. He has 4 big, white stockings and a huge, white blaze. He is stocky and lengthy - likely to mature to 15-16 hands!

Cupid gets along with everyone. He goes through trail courses like a dream and will be ready to finish your way. He is very lovey dovey and just wants to be with you at all times. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.

Within 15 minutes of working with him right after pick up, I got his tag off. Within the next three days, he trailered up like a dream, side passed both ways, lunged on a line outside a round corral and inside a round pen. He even was able to go on the teeter-totter on day two! He will be a really awesome horse! Don’t miss out on him!

Trainer: Alexis Taylor
Division: Youth In-Hand
Age/Gender: 2-year-old Gelding
HMA: Sand Springs
Approximate Height: 15hh

Description:

Tumbleweed is a smart and curious horse. He learns most things that I’ve shown him after just a couple of times but appreciates having the time to think through it.

Tumbleweed walks in position, chart and position and canters on command. He loves to jump, pivots well and is very good at side passing. He’s not afraid of tarps or spray bottles and picks his feet up to have them cleaned.

Trainer: Montana Lopez
Division: Youth In-Hand
Age/Gender: 1-year-old Filly
HMA: Black Mountain
Approximate Height: 11.3hh

Description:

Someone is over the Moon to meet you! From the Black Mountain HMA, Moon was born August 2023. She has been with us since she was 9 months old. From the corrals she was curious about us and didn't mind us touching her. She loves head scratches and makes silly faces when you scratch just the right spot where her neck meets her shoulder. She spends her days in the pasture with other horses, goats, sheep and dogs and isn't bothered by any of them. Moon leads quietly, ties, picks up all 4 feet, can be brushed and sprayed with fly spray. She loads in and out of the trailer and hauls quietly. The last 2 photos are of Moon's mother right before she was born, and the other is of her at days old with her mother in the wild. Check out that mane on her mama!

Legend's Fairytale

Trainer: Paisley Tanner
Division: Youth In-Hand
Age/Gender: 2-year-old Gelding
HMA: Sand Springs, OR
Approximate Height: 14hh

Description:

Legend's Fairytale (Legend) is a very sweet boy! He is around 14+ hands, can be haltered and lead, joins up and works well in a round pen (at all three gaits), picks up front feet (we are working on back feet), has been saddled a few times, and working on bridling.

Legend loves snuggles and follows me around the round pen like a puppy dog! He is a little timid of the trailer but once he sees the hay he will hop right in.