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White Stallion Ranch - Horse of the Month

The Horse of the Month is nominated by our guests who have a special place in their heart for one of our horses.
All are invited to vote –  and you may place your vote in the Ballot Box at the Front Desk or e-mail us at
The winning horse will receive a therapeutic massage and chiropractic adjustment, a bath and a “Carrot Cake” treat of grain and carrots.
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November 2022: Flash was the November winner for Horse of the Month. He is a Creamello grade quarter horse that stands 15.1 HH, and weighs about a 1,000 lbs. He was owned by a cowboy who rode him on the streets of Tombstone showing whipcracking tricks to the tourists.



October 2022: Otter, a grade quarter horse, he’s black and he stands about 14.3 HH. He weighs about 950lbs. Laura bought him from Russell’s friend who owns a Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids, here in Tucson ( known as TRAK)



September 2022: Diesel is a Percheron, he weighs 1800 lbs and he stands about 18HH, which makes him tied with Clyde for the honor of being the Tallest Horse on the Ranch! Laura bought him from a family in Tucson.



August 2022: Chief is a Pinto, he stands 15.2 and weighs about 1400 lbs. Laura bought him from a cowboy’s wife who worked cattle on him, which explains why he loves to chase cattle!


Unicorn HOTM July-2022

July 2022Unicorn – she is a chestnut mare that we found for sale in New Mexico. She has a white blaze and a tiny unicorn horn near her forelock. She weighs about 1100 lb.s and stands 15HH

Unicorn is extremely popular with the guests:
“She is magical and kind to humans and other mares”
“She’s the BEST”
“She deserves a Spa Day!”
“She needs a luxurious bath, because she’s magical and sweet”
Custer Horse of Month June 2022

June 2022 – Custer in  2015 the Ranch bought 5* Fjords from New England who all worked together at a summer family adventure park.   (*4 geldings and a mare)

He is  13.2 HH   and 900lbs. Originally from Norway, Fjords are a draft cross know for their even temperament, strength and endurance.

May 2022 – Martillo is one of the horses from the herd that Russell and Laura purchased when the previous owners of Rancho de la Osa closed the Ranch. They originally planned to only buy 1 or 2 horses, but found the whole string was  good, so they returned and took them all! Martillo has quite a large following of ladies who think he’s the absolute best.  He has a sweet, friendly temperament and smooth gaits.

He is a Bay grade Quarter Horse,
stands 14.3 HH and weighs about 1200 lbs.
“He was a wonderful horse for my daughter and really looked after her, always loping when she asked him”
“He is my all time favorite “cookie monster” and so well behaved!”
“He is sweetest boy in the corrals…”

April 2022 – Awesome is a guest favorite – with our more advanced riders

We can’t confirm this, but we were told she’s an off the track appendix with a handful of wins under the name ” I R  Awesome”
She stand 15.2 HHI, and weighs 1250 lb.s

March 2022 – Ocho is one of the Mustangs in our herd. He is jet black and stands 14.2HHI and weighs in at 950 lbs.

He is absolutely gorgeous, a wonder guy on the trail and very sure footed!
Laura and Russell purchased him from their Horse Trader who found him shortly after he completed the 100 day Extreme Mustang Challenge. He’s very affectionate and loves attention and baths.
Chance HOTM

February 2022 – Chance is a Mustang that an employee adopted while working at the ranch. He was the first Mustang to be  adopted, gentled and trained at White Stallion Ranch. When that employee moved to another ranch, Chance went with him. A few years later, Laura and Russell were buying horses from that ranch and realized that Chance was in the group to be sold, so they bought him and brought home to WSR.

Chewy HOTM January 2022

January 2022 –  Chuy is from a ranch that closed on the backside of the Chiricahua’s. I bought her and a handful more.

15 hands
Sorrel quarter horse mare


BAT HOTM for December 2021

December 2021Bat was owned by a previous employees grandmother and is an ex rodeo horse

15 hands
1000 lbs
Sorrel quarter horse gelding


Horse of the Month - 68

November 2021 – 68 won this month by a landslide
He is a Sorrel gelding with a blaze and is branded “68” on his left shoulder, “RH” and “5” on his left hindquarter.
He is a grade Quarter Horse Mix , stands a 15 HHI and weighs in at 1,000 lbs.
He came to us from Tombstone Monument Ranch – Laura and Russell felt he better suited to our riding program and traded him for a different horse. He is very popular.

“Best Wine & Cheese horse”
“Mom loves this horse so much that we voted for him too”
“He’s such a great horse, and he’s never won Horse of the Month, so we’re all voting for him”
“Amazing speed in Team Penning”
“Absolutely Beautiful Horse and Great to Ride!”

HOTM Dondo

October 2021 – Dondo is a Morgan Cross
He stands 15.2 HHI and weighs about 1,000 lbs – Laura found him at the Robertson Horse Auction in Benson, AZ

“He is a real treasure!”
“He’s the absolute BEST !”
“He takes such good care of his rider.”
“Excellent for Team Penning – He’s the best”
“Very well trained horse, He follows commands to a TEE”


September 2021 – Oro is a gelding Palomino grade quarter horse. He stands 14.3HH and weighs 1,050 lbs.

He started his life as a mustang and was caught and trained to be a ranch horse in Mexico. From there he moved to Benson, AZ where his new owner retired him from Ranch Work and only used him as a pleasure horse. He’s extremely popular with guests of all ages…

“He was loyal and kind and a really good listener”
“He is smart, kind, funny and very cute”
“He is very well behaved and always does what you ask”
“Best horse, great name, so sweet, he gave me a great ride!”
Horse of the Month - Vex

August 2021 – Vex is a Bay Blanket Appaloosa.  He stands 14.3 HH and weighs about 950 lb.s

When we first got him, he worked at White Stallion and quickly became a favorite. He moved to Tombstone Monument Ranch and worked there for a little over a year. He was missed by so many guests that Laura brought him back to White Stallion.

“Vex is Awesome!”
“Vex worked really hard for me so I think he should win and get rewarded”
“Vex is so Sweet and Kind”
“He is very calm, and I like that”

Horse of the Month - Thunder

July 2021 – Thunder is a black and white Pinto with blue eyes.  He stands 15.2 HH and weighs 1,150 lbs.

He came to us from the Midwest with his brother Lightning where they were ridden and driven as a team.

“He loves to go on adventures and hates to go slow, which I love.”
“He has the greatest personality…”
“Thunder is always calm and always listens to me.”
“He is kind and gets along with everyone, he is the sweetest and prettiest horse.”

Horse of the Month - Watt

June 2021 – Wyatt  is a grey   grade quarter horse gelding.  He stands about 15 hands and weighs 1050 lbs

He came to us from a working cattle ranch. Our horse trader said that when he bought Wyatt, the rancher selling him didn’t have a horse trailer, so he delivered the horse standing in the back of his pick up truck.

He is very popular with many of our younger guests:
“he’s so sweet – you can ride him even with a broken arm!”
“he is not very jerky or easily scared…”
“he made me feel brave enough to ride…”

Horse of the Month - Buster

May 2021Buster is a grade quarter horse.

He weighs 1,ooo lbs and stands 14.3 HH
We found him on our local Craig’s List, he was a backyard horse that belonged to a family,  but they weren’t riding him any more.
He is really popular with the kids
“He kept Jullette safe and happy”  – Jullette’s Mum
“He has a funny attitude and is really responsive”
“He is super kind and responsive, lovable and sweet”
“I love him because he whinnies”
Oro - Horse of the Month

April 2021 – Oro is a Palomino gelding, grade quarter horse who stands 14.3 HHI and weighs 1050 lbs. He is very sweet and gentle and he started his life wild and free as a Mustang. He was rounded up and trained to be a Mexican ranch horse, where he worked very hard, then he was sold to a family in Benson as a pleasure horse. He is a willing and agreeable horse with a very friendly personality.

Moonshine - Horse of the Month

March 2021Moonshine is a sorrel gelding with a Rancho de la Osa freeze brand on his right shoulder and a blonde mane and tail.

He is a Haflinger.
He stands 15 HHI and weighs 1200 lb.s
Laura and Russell found him at Rancho de la Osa when the previous owners were selling the herd. He is a very popular guy with all ages here at White Stallion.  He’s especially gentle and very careful with his young riders. A 7 -year old guest and their family completely filled the ballot box for him…
Boots - Horse of the Month

February  2021Boots – He weighs 850 lbs. Stands 14.1 HH. Sorrel with a blaze and white socks. He’s a grade quarter horse that grew up on a ranch and Laura traded him for a horse that wasn’t working out for us.

“He was such a great horse for my daughter this week!”
“He is really good on the rocks”
“He is a really good listener and took me in the right direction, a very good boy!”
Panama - HOTM

January  2021Panama  Is a Bay Thoroughbred. who stands at 16HH and weighs about 1200lbs. We found her through one of our veterinarians, whose parents owned her on a ranch outside of Las Vegas, NV. They were closing the Ranch and she was in need of a home along with 6 other horses and we took them all.

She is a very popular girl !
Guest comments  –  “She’s such a great ride”
Nice personality,
My daughter just loved her”

December 2020Amarillo He is a Grade Quarter Horse, color is Sooty Buckskin,  stands 14.3 HH and weighs about 950 lbs, age – unknown

We found him at a Rescue in southern Arizona, who bought him from a Kill Pen to save his life and find him a family and a new home
guest comments
“he is such a good boy and a good listener”
“The perfect horse for a 2nd time rider!”
“Really good on the Mountain Ride and so sweet!”
Horse of the Month - Hondu

November 2020Hondu’s  registered name is Sugartime Willy – He is a registered Quarter Horse. He’s a bay gelding with a star and a snip and stand 15.1 HH and weighs 1,000 lb.s

He came to us from a friend who also sold us 2 of their mares. They no longer had time to ride, and wanted them to go to a good home.  Some of his votes were;
He’s the best boy
Takes care of his rider all day
Very forgiving and patient
He’s calm but willing, a horse that I will always remember
Laredo - Horse of the Month

October 2020 – Laredo is a Bay gelding with the Rancho de la Osa freeze brand on his right shoulder. He’s a grade quarter horse mix, weighs about 1200 lbs, and stands 15HH. He is very popular with our guests and staff.

He came from Rancho de la Osa, a dude ranch in Sasabe, AZ when they were closing. Laura and Russell agreed to help the owners price their horses for sale and came home with a couple of them.  Then they decided that the entire herd was so good they went back and bought the rest.
Horse of the month

September 2020Scooter – Lucky Boy, He’s been Voted Horse of the Month twice this year. Scooter is a special Favorite with the Kids, and consequently their parents. He’s a sorrel and white paint with a blaze and 4 white stockings. He weighs 1,000lb.s and stands 14.2 HH

Horse of the month

August 2020Derringer is a grey grade quarter horse gelding with some dark scars on his face. He came to us in 2006 and knew nothing about being a dude horse. He enrolled in the training program and took his studies very seriously. He passed the test with flying colors and has been a very popular horse with our guests ever since.  He stands 14 HH and weighs about 900 lbs. His votes included comments about being “nice and obedient” and even one about being “a bit of a daredevil”.  He is popular with all types of riders.

Horse of the month

July 2020 – Titan has a fantastic reputation for Team Penning and Cattle Sorting. He is quick and responsive as well as willing to please, based on his background as a rodeo horse, he is comfortable working cattle under any circumstances. He is very popular with our intermediate and advanced riders.

Horse of the month

June 2020 – Prescott – Among the many good qualities listed on his ballots are “good listener” “very responsive” and “gentle.” Prescott is very popular with our intermediate and advanced riders.

Horse of the month

May 2020 – Thunder is a black and white Pinto who came to us with his brother Lightning from the mid-west, where they were ridden and driven as a team. He has beautiful blue eyes, moves out well, is very responsive and quite popular with our advanced riders. He weighs about 1,150lbs and stands 15.2 HH.

Horse of the month

April 2020Laredo – This month was an outstanding case of Ballot Box stuffing for the win. Laredo is a bay gelding with a freeze brand on his right shoulder. He came to us with the string from Rancho de la Osa that Russell and Laura bought. He is a grade Quarter horse, stands 15HH and weighs about 1200lb.s. His champion ballot box stuffer’s name is Francesca who appears to have spent every waking moment voting.

Horse of the month

March 2020Scooter – One of his votes was “He made my kid Happy during Covid -19, Thank You” enough said! Scooter is a special Favorite with the kids because “he is funny and a good listener.” He’s a sorrel and white paint with a blaze and 4 white stockings. He weighs about 1,000lb.s and stands 14.2 HH

Horse of the month

February 2020Federale takes advice from no one – he sets his own pace and sticks to it, and he’s usually right.
Described by a guest as “slow, but silently strong of character, and a joy to ride,” he was caught smuggling drugs across the Mexican Border and came to us on a “work release” program. He is a sorrel gelding, 14.3 HH and weighs about 1,000 lb.s.


January 2020Mesa is a very gentle flea-bitten grey gelding with a blaze. We bought him from our horse trader who said he was lame when he found him, so he called the farrier and they found 2 large rocks buried in his hoof. He has been sound ever since and he’s a huge favorite with many of our first-time riders. He weighs about 1,000 pounds and stands 16 HH.

Ringo - Horse of the month

December 2019 –  We bought Ringo from our horse trader, he was originally a Mexican Ranch Horse. He is a sorrel gelding, with a star and a snip weighs 1,000 lbs. &  stands at 15 hands. He’s forward going with a great work ethic and loves his job.

Prescott Horse of the Month for November

November 2019Prescott is an Appaloosa. he stands 15.2 hands and weighs about 1,000 lbs. He is extremely gentle and calm and loves to be groomed.  He’s also very responsive and sensitive to his rider’s cues.

Crockett - October's Horse of the Month

October 2019Crockett came from Vermont. He had lost his job as a summer lead line pony due to a business closure and was looking to move out West and fulfill his dreams of working on a ranch. He came west with his 3 brothers and his Mom. Two of his brothers work at Tombstone Monument Ranch, but they keep in touch.

Crockett is a light dun gelding Norwegian Fjord. He stands 14.1 hands and weighs about 1,000 lb.s, with a black and white mane and a dorsal stripe

Thunder - Horse of the Month for September 2019

September 2019Thunder is a black and white gelding Pinto with two absolutely beautiful blue eyes (we should have named him Frank Sinatra…)

He stands 15.2 hands and weighs 1,150 lbs. He and his brother Lightning came to us from the Midwest where they were driven as a team and ridden.
They’re very easy to spot out in the big corrals because of their distinctive markings.
Horse of the Month - Moby

August 2019Moby is a Sorrel gelding with a blaze – he’s registered as an American Arabian. He stands 14.3 hands, weighs  1,000 lbs and he’s is huge favorite with the ladies…

 This probably explains why –  when Laura went to look at him, the gal that was selling him had trained him when he was 3 years old. Her health had been steadily declining for several years and she could no longer ride. When we bought Moby he was 10 years old and he thought he was a dog, not a horse. As he went through his ranch horse boot camp training he remembered a lot of his training and he is now a guest favorite.
Laredo Horse of the Month for July

July 2019 – We bought Laredo from a Ranch on the Mexican border which was closing and needed to sell their entire string.

Originally, Russell and Laura went to the Ranch to help them  price their horses to sell online. They bought Laredo and few geldings, then went back and purchased the rest of the herd.
Laredo is a Bay grade quarter horse with a freeze brand on his right shoulder.  He stands 15 hands and weighs about 1200 lb.s
Horse of the Month - Gray Cloud

June 2019Grey Cloud was a privately owned pleasure horse before he came to the Ranch

He was very sweet as a family horse but he had much to learn about working with guests and getting along in the herd.

He was enrolled in “dude ranch training camp” to learn how to fit in with everyone.

He’s actually a grey and white paint, and stands 15.1 hands and weighs 1150 lbs

Horse of the Month - Hombre

May 2019Hombre  was originally from Mexico. He is one of our all time best children’s horses, and has been with the Ranch for most of his career.

One day a cowboy was using him to round up cattle next door, and when he finished he rode over and asked if we would buy his horse, and we did.

Hombre is 15.1 hands and weighs 1,000 lb.s He is a grade quarter horse, and a tri-colour  paint, though he seem mostly brown and white  he has black mane behind his ears.

Scooter - Horse of the Month

April 2019Scooter frequently wins Horse of the Month because he’s very popular with our beginner and intermediate riders.

He is a sorrel and white paint gelding, with a blaze and 4 white stockings.He has the friendliest personality and always seems so happy to see you.

Scooter stands 14.2 hands and weighs about 1,000 lbs.He was raised in Idaho to be a rodeo horse, but by age 3, he just didn’t have the size or speed to compete at a high level, so his owner brought him to Tucson and sold him to us.

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