Back in September, I posted about yet another idiot who was "Selling older mares and geldings unbroke lots of potential just to many all rasied on the ranch." For $250 on Craigslist. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise, he couldn't get $250 for them on Craigslist. These turned out to be the result of his breeding program for "Blazer Horses." So now they are going to the auction on November 18th.
"N/N HINCK BLAZER HORSE RANCH
Mares and Geldings at Auction
200+ head of Foundation Blazer Horses
Sunday Nov 18, 2007 starts 10:00 a.m.
Treasure Valley Livestock, 1900 Chicago, Caldwell, ID
Catalog available soon. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Neil 208-861-8581. Some riding and some halter broke. Others unhandled pasture stock. Stock preview on Saturday Nov 17, 2007. 11:00 a.m."
Little Blaze was foaled in 1959 and fulfilled all of the qualifications. Blaze was the smartest, strongest, easiest moving and gentlest horse Neil had ever ridden and became the foundation sire of the breed. With his stud duties completed at the age of 34, Little Blaze passed away at the ripe old age of 39 at the N/N Blazer Horse Ranch in Star, Idaho.
The registered Blazer is well known for it's low maintenance costs (i.e. low feed and vet bills) Over the lifetime of a horse, this could result in significant savings of time and money. Adhering to natures limit on the horse of 13 to 15 hands and 1,000 pounds makes this possible. Noted vertebrae paleontologist and author Dr. Deb Bennett states "a horse over 15 hands did not exsist until about 500 years ago".*
Blazer Horses excel at ranch work, roping, cutting, jumping, speed eventing, endurance events, mountain and or trail riding, pleasure riding, pulling and other equine tasks. They can and will do just about anything they are trained to do.
If you are interested in owning or knowing more about this rare and unique breed, please contact one of the sponsoring breeders from the 'Breeder List' link at the left.