Horses for Sale

Throughout the year we go through our horse roster and identify horses that aren’t the best fit for our herd. There are various reasons that we might be trying to find a new home for one of our horses. Some need a one person home, rather than having new riders each week. Some horses aren’t physically able to hold up to the hard riding we do here, and we would rather find them a home where the riding style and frequency will suit them better. Some need a more experienced rider, and we don’t consistently have riders to ride that type of a horse. Some just need to have a retirement home as they’ve worked hard for us, but now need more sunshine and a cabana lifestyle.

This fall we have a number of ranch bred horses who are part of a dispersal sale. As we get heavier riders we have a need for bigger horses, and some of the ranch bred horses come from lines that are more conducive to the reining and cutting world so they aren’t as hefty as we need for our dude ranch string. As we move away from breeding as many mares this is a great opportunity to acquire a really well bred, super socialized young horse that is ready to be started in the direction you want to go with them! Take a look and give us a call for more information and to set up a showing.

If you are looking for a new horse, check back here frequently as we’ll keep this page updated as we have horses available for sale.

Baretta

VVR Fully Baretta (“Baretta”) is a 3 year old sorrel mare. She is 14. 1 hands. She is a refined, athletic mare with tons of potential to succeed in any discipline. Baretta has grown up and developed good feet and bone. She has had a slower start, but is willing and responsive on the ground, and has had 3 rides. She is by Gunshy Gangster, by Gangster Chic who is out of a daughter of Peppy San Badger. Baretta’s dam, Fully Persuaded, is by Smart Commander, by the legendary Smart Chic Olena, with offspring winning millions in reining, cutting, and reined cow horse competition. Baretta’s maternal grandsire is by the well known and successful Dry Doc, out of the great cutting mare Poco Lena. Baretta has the right bloodlines and mind to go in any direction and be very successful. She is UTD on vaccinations, worming and farrier. Stands tied at the rail. Asking price $3,000.
Sire: “GUNSHY GANGSTER”
Dam: “FULLY PERSUADED”

Charm

VVR Charm N Guns (“Charm”), a 14.2 hand 2014 mare, is started on the ground and ready to be trained in any direction. She is smart, athletic and shows exciting potential. She is also by Gunshy Gangster, by Gangster Chic, out of an own daughter of Peppy San Badger. Charm is out of Whimsys Last Chic, by Remedys Chic Mate. Her paternal side also includes Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena. Her maternal side includes Remedys Peppy San, Docs Remedy – sire to the great Reminic. Her maternal great grandsire is Poco Tivio, who was inducted in to the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2013. Poco Tivio’s daughters have produced winners of over $2.2 million in AQHA, cutting, reining and reined cow horse events. Charm certainly has the pedigree to excel in any discipline, or even just a pleasure horse. Her half brother is a favorite on the ranch, and they both have the same easy going personality. If she doesn’t work out in the show pen, consider breeding her to pass along these great bloodlines of western performance horses. She is UTD on vaccinations, worming, trimming, and stands tied at the rail. Asking price $2,500.

Sire: “GUNSHY GANGSTER”
Dam: “WHIMSYS LAST CHIC”

Bullet

Bullet is a special old guy who is looking for a retirement home. He is 24 and needs a home at a lower elevation with lots of green grass. Bullet is a great babysitter who has been keeping an eye on our yearlings and 2 year olds this summer as he heads into retirement. Please know that any interested parties will be thoroughly checked out to ensure a forever home for Bullet with an agreement to keep us posted on how he’s doing.

Betty

Betty is a 15 year old Appaloosa mare looking for a home that suits her personality as a dude ranch isn’t her happy place. She needs a home with one, consistent rider who can help build her confidence and have fun with her sweet personality. She has a nice handle and very smooth gaits, but can be a bit clumsy on trails that aren’t smooth. She has pulled back sometimes, but then other times does just fine. Experienced rider please so she has someone who can help her settle in and find her full potential. $950

Elsa

Aprees Peppy Command (“Elsa”) is a 2016 bay filly. She is growing quickly and is big boned, with a kind, smart personality. She has been socialized extensively with humans, spending her first summer here on a guest ranch. Her sire is Dommandalena, LTE $12,800 in the reining pen. Dommandalena is by the Hall of Fame Stallion Smart Chic Olena. Elsa’s dam is Aprees Command, by Cee Bee Command, who was very successful in working cow horse. Elsa should grow quite a bit more, and will be strong and athletic to take her rider in any direction or discipline. She is UTD on vaccinations and worming. Asking price $1,000.
Sire: “DOMMANDALENA”
Dam: “APREES COMMAND”

Leah

Leah, a 2016 dun filly, is a small but big hearted little gal. She is selling as grade, as we inherited her from a friend that sold us mares in foal. We have too many young horses to get started, and will likely be a little small for a guest ranch, but she is ready to find a great home. She is very socialized and loves people. She is kind, athletic and willing. Her dam (deceased) did show in some reining competitions but we don’t know much more than that. Leah could be trained for most anything, or even just as a trail horse. She’s a doll! Asking price $600.

Magnum

VVR FortyFour Magnum “Magnum” is a 4 year old, 14.1 hand sorrel gelding. He has a fun flaxen mane and tail. This guy is easy going, extremely friendly, athletic and has a natural stop. He has done a lot of groundwork, and has about 10 rides on him. He is smart, quiet, responsive, and ready to be trained in any discipline. Magnum is by Gunshy Gangster, by Gangster Chic, out of an own daughter of Peppy San Badger. He is out of Reyn N Cups ‘O Joe, by CT Reyn Mann, out of Sheza Colonel Peppy, who goes back to Colonel Freckles and Doc Tari. Magnum’s full brother is in training for ranch sorting and shows great promise. Magnum has the natural athletic ability and breeding to be very successful in the show ring, or just as a trail horse. He has been shod and trimmed, and stands well for the farrier. He is still learning patience while being tied, but gets better with each time. He is UTD on all shots and worming. Asking price $3,000.
Sire: “Gunshy Gangster”
Dam: “Reyning Cup ‘O Joe”

Remi

VVR Reyning Grace, “Remi” is a 2015 chestnut mare ready to start training. She currently stands at 14.1 hands but is still growing. She taken her time growing but is starting to fill out very nicely. She is extremely friendly and socialized, and will always be one of the firsts to greet you in the pasture. She is by Gunshy Gangster, by Gangster Chic, out of an own daughter of Peppy San Badger. She is out of Mary Jane Reyn, by CT Reyn Mann, out of Sheza Colonel Peppy. Remi’s maternal side goes back to Colonel Freckles, an AQHA Hall of Fame Stallion, and Doc Tari. Remi’s dam has thrown other big, stout, good minded foals. Her full sister is 4 and has had a great start and already ridden lightly by guests on the ranch. Remi is ready to go for any discipline, and will make someone a great partner. She is UTD on all vaccinations and worming. Asking price $2,500.
Sire: “GUNSHY GANGSTER”
Dam: “MARY JANE REYN”

Spirit

“Spirit” is a 2016 Mustang/Quarter horse cross. He came to the ranch through a friend with his Mustang dam. He has been socialized extensively and has become very friendly. He is ready to be started with training, and will grow to be a strong and stout guy that will try anything, or just be a great trail horse. He is UTD on all vaccinations and worming. Asking price $600.

Wesson

gelding for sale at guest ranchVVR Smith N Wesson, “Wesson” is a solid 14.2 hand, 2 year old gelding. He has been given the time to mature and is ready for training. Another ranch foal that has been very socialized, he is another that is always at the gate to meet you. Wesson is by Gunshy Gangster, by Gangster Chic, out of an own daughter of Peppy San Badger. He is out of one of our favorite mares, Reynyday Whoamann, by CT Reyn Mann, out of Sheza Colonel Peppy. Wesson’s maternal side also goes back to AQHA Hall of Fame Stallion Colonel Freckles and Doc Tari. He has the natural athletic ability to be started for your choice, like reining, ranch versatility, or reined cow horse events. Wesson also has a kind and level-headed disposition to be just a great trail partner. He is one we are sad to see go, but need to reduce the number of young foals to be started. He is UTD on all vaccinations and worming. Asking price $3,500.
Sire: “GUNSHY GANGSTER”
Dam: “REYNYDAY WHOAMAN”

Breeding Program

Vista Verde began breeding horses in 2009. Our objective is to produce versatile, sound minded, people-loving horses that are also really good looking and pretty! So far, we are right on track. Our foals come from championship bloodlines in both the reining and cow competition worlds. Even our horses are no less than 4 diamond quality!

Anyone who is a fan of studying pedigrees knows it’s the ladies who make it all happen. Here are some of our main gals.

NameRegistered NameBorn InSire's Name
LuckyLucky Charm Dunegan2008CT Reyn Mann
TelletubeReynyday Whoamann2005CT Reyn Mann
MJMary Jane Reyn2005CT Reyn Mann
FlickaWhimsys Last Chic2005Remedys Chic Mate
JuneFrostys Red Baron2006Trace of Frost
LenaAprees Peppy Lena2002Shawn O Lena
OakleyVVR Emmie Oakly2010Peptos Blue Oak

Each year we’ll produce anywhere from 2-4 foals. The goal is to raise them, train them, and move them into our riding strong. Although we keep most of them to work into our herd, we do sell some as show prospects to support our program. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one of our foals or young horses.