Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale
Date: May, 22, 2016
Location: Bowman Auction Market, Bowman, North Dakota
Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar, Seth Weishaar
Reported by: Dan Piroutek
Mares ave. $6,900
Geldings ave. $6,292
The Southwest Select Broke Horse Sale was managed and produced at Bowman Livestock by Harry Kerr, along with Grant DaSaye and Tressa Dodge. They hosted an absolutely packed house on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. This sale offered broke horses that were shown Sunday morning at the All Seasons Arena at the fairgrounds in Bowman. Attendance at the preview gave you a chance to see these horses in action.
This was a very competitive and active sale that stayed good all day. There is just a lot of interest in reputation broke horses that are gentle, and that people can buy with confidence.
The horses were selected for this sale, based on quality, and on the integrity of the consigners. Here you found finished arena rope horses to extremely gentle kids and family horses that should work on any ranch. It’s just really good to see this much demand for horses.
The top selling horse of the day was Lot 34, Rockin T CJS Dream, consigned by 6L Performance Horses—Rollie Wilson, and selling for $15,500 to Rebecca Saylor of Hebron, North Dakota. She was a 2009 bay mare, sired by Royal Irish Whiskey and out of Rockin T Gypsy Spark by The Shiney Mixer. This nicely broke mare was calm, with a gentle disposition, and was born on the Mike and Anita Heathershaw ranch.
Lot 33 sold for $13,000 to Lee Olsen of Weatherford, Texas. He was a 2004 bay gelding that was owned by Adam Joens and Brett Price. He was by Chaps Driftwood, back to Snippys Cowboy, and out of Romeo Romance, a granddaughter of Rocket Wrangler. This was a finished rope horse that was big, strong, pretty, and really broke.
Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, South Dakota, consigned Lot 25, Mr. Pocos Peppy Boon, and he sold for $13,000 to Robert Larsen of Dunn Center, North Dakota. His nickname was Lunch Money, and he was a finished, good-looking sorrel gelding that was eleven years old. He had been in the arena a lot, and had won a fair amount of money, along with being an excellent ranch horse.
Billy Joe Dellis brought Lot 16, Colonel Baxter, to the sale ring, and he sold for $12,000. This seven year old sorrel gelding was very soft in the face, and super broke. He had done a lot of ranch work, and was very “cowy.” His new home is at Mulvey Gulch Ranch in Boulder, Montana.
Lot 8, GB King Beaver, was consigned by Devin and Alisa McGrath. “Badger” was a 2010 bay roan gelding, and he sold for $12,000 to Sierra Lee from Rhame, North Dakota. He was athletic, fast, and gentle.
It was a great day to appraise quality horses in Bowman, North Dakota.