White Stallion Ranch - Horse of the Month
July 2022 – Unicorn – 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
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)
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.
April 2022 – Awesome is a guest favorite – with our more advanced riders
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.
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.
January 2022 – Chuy is from a ranch that closed on the backside of the Chiricahua’s. I bought her and a handful more.
December 2021 – Bat was owned by a previous employees grandmother and is an ex rodeo horse
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!”
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…
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”
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.”
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…”
May 2021 – Buster is a grade quarter horse.
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.
March 2021 – Moonshine is a sorrel gelding with a Rancho de la Osa freeze brand on his right shoulder and a blonde mane and tail.
February 2021 – Boots – 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.
January 2021 – Panama 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.
December 2020 – Amarillo He is a Grade Quarter Horse, color is Sooty Buckskin, stands 14.3 HH and weighs about 950 lbs, age – unknown
November 2020 – Hondu’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
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.
September 2020 – Scooter – 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
August 2020 – Derringer 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.
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.
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.
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.
April 2020 – Laredo – 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.
March 2020 – Scooter – 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
February 2020 – Federale 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 2020 – Mesa 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.
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.
November 2019 – Prescott 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.
October 2019 – Crockett 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
September 2019 – Thunder is a black and white gelding Pinto with two absolutely beautiful blue eyes (we should have named him Frank Sinatra…)
August 2019 – Moby 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…
July 2019 – We bought Laredo from a Ranch on the Mexican border which was closing and needed to sell their entire string.
June 2019 – Grey 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
May 2019 – Hombre 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.
April 2019 – Scooter 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.