bridle horses

Bridle Horse for sale

Bridle Horse is the highest level of western riding.

A finished reined cow horse requires at least seven years to train: three to four years to train the basics in a bosal hackamore, then at least a year carrying both the bosal and the high-ported spade bit (named for the spade-shaped port which was from 1-3″ high) to help the horse learn how to carry the bit, then several years refining techniques in the spade until the horse was a “made” reined cow horse. The training could not be done by just any Californio, and reined cow horses were valuable because of the difficulty of training and scarcity.

A finished reined cow horse could be controlled and directed with minute movements of the fingers of the left hand, which hovered above the saddle horn. (Compare to the grazing-bit style of Western riding developed in Texas, where reins are split between the fingers and the hand moves in front of the saddle, controlling the horse by neck reining.) Because of the potential severity of the spade bit, chains added to the ends of the reins to balance the bit in the horse’s mouth, and knotted and braided rawhide reins which prevented the reins from swinging unnecessarily, even at a lope, the “made” reining horse seemed to run, stop, spin and handle a cow on its own, with little communication from its rider.

Ima Wild Feline

2012 Ima Wild Feline

Ima Wild Feline – $32,500 2012 AQHA bay mare Great Non Pro Boxing or Fence horse! Ima Wild Feline –...

Hypnotic Hangten

2015 Hypnotic Hangten

Hypnotic Hangten – $38,000 2015 AQHA bay gelding GREAT Limited Open or Non Pro horse! Hypnotic Hangten – $38,000 2015...

Gypsys Got A Gun

2014 Gypsys Got A Gun

Gypsys Got A Gun – $68,000 2014 AQHA gray mare Gorgeous mare who LOVES to show! Gypsys Got A Gun...

New Boon Rising

2014 New Boon Rising

New Boon Rising – SOLD! AQHA chestnut gelding GREAT fence horse! New Boon Rising – SOLD! AQHA chestnut gelding Great...

Bugs Boony

2010 Bugs Boony

Bugs Boony – SOLD 2010 AQHA sorrel gelding Ready to be your next Worlds Greatest Horsmen horse! Bugs Boony –...

Grays Mercedes

2011 Grays Mercedes

Grays Mercedes – SOLD2011 AQHA bay mare Broke broke broke well bred mare for anyone including a youth rider! Grays...

Crackers on My Lips

2014 Crackers on My Lips

Crackers on My Lips – SOLD! 2014 AQHA sorrel mare Non Pro Bridle horse that can do it all! Crackers...

Cal Bar Rey

2011 Cal Bar Rey

Cal Bar Rey – SOLD! 2011 AQHA sorrel gelding Finished bridle horse with all the bells and whistles! Cal Bar...