In one word…WOW!!! That horse is stunning. You will hear that a lot when your out and about with Hidalgo. This boy is sure to steal your heart, from his stunning sorrel and white overo coloring to his eye as bright as the bluest ocean. He will win you over in a glance. He’s put together perfectly with just enough size and substance to carry any rider but not being to big for the tiny kiddos. Hidalgo is a spotted draft who stands a chunky 16.2hh at 13 years old. This boy has been ridden everywhere you may want to go, from the mountains of southern KY to the caves in TN and the fields and woods of MI. Hidalgo will take it all in stride soaking up every adventure you take him on. He’s a joy to watch move and even more so to sit on. He has the most delightful canter you will ever sit on. He knows his leads and comes equipped with excellent transitions both upward and down! Hidalgo is not a spooky or reactive kinda guy. He’s very brave and will lead the way anywhere you want to go. He is an absolute love of a horse on the ground. If you walk outside to his pasture he’s coming to say hi no matter what! He adores people and will follow you anywhere. He is also very well broke in the arena and knows most 1st level dressage moves. He mainly lives outside in a mixed group and plays very well with the others. Hidalgo stands tied for grooming, tacking, and the farrier. He has been handled by kids and adults alike. He knows when the little ones are around and he stands very still for them to braid his strawberry blond mane and tail and paint his hooves. Yes he has 4 strong black hooves and is ok barefoot. He has been ridden independently by kids as young as 7 years old and sure knows how to take care of his person! We have recently started him over fences and he’s jumping around hunter courses with ease. He again is not spooky and is happy to jump anything you ask. He keeps a very quiet and comfortable pace around a course. He has also worked on a ranch gathering cows. This is the ultimate all around horse who can be loved and used by the whole family! Please enjoy the video we feature him in multiple situations with riders starting at just 7 years old!
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Meet Goliath, here’s the very definition of a gentle giant! He’s big, handsome, safe, quiet, and a fun guy! Goliath is a jet-black Percheron gelding that stands at a solid 17.2hh at 14 years old! He is an absolute sweetheart! From riding in the arena, out on trails, driving around the farm, and even driving through busy city streets. Goliath has done it all! Before Goliath came to our farm he worked for a public riding stable giving trail rides to total beginners. The guest and trail guides loved him dearly but the business closed and had no choice but to sell. He has spent his winter giving commercial carriage rides in metro Detroit and surrounding cities. He’s been exposed to more noises than you can imagine: crowds, traffic, people movers, subways, and anything else you may see in a parade or busy city. Goliath has also been giving trail rides and “pony” rides to our lesson students and their family members ranging in ages from 6-70 years old. The kids love riding him 3 even 4 at a time, playing mounted games, and doing back flips off of him!!! He’s got a quiet and kind demeanor both under saddle and on the ground. He is a true gentleman on the ground and can be caught anywhere out in the field. If you’re looking for a horse that you can count on then Goliath is your guy! His ideal family would enjoy laid-back riding or driving!
Dapples for days!! Meet Balou. He stands a solid 15.1hh with strong bones and sturdy conformation. He’s covered head to toe in deep beautiful dapples. Balou is by Glossos Valinto a stunning Spanish Norm and out of a quarter horse mare. Balou is 8 Years old. This horse is as sensible as the day is long, in absolutely every aspect. He trail rides in a group or will gladly venture out alone. He’s quiet and steady moving. He will walk along and soak in the views or he will effortlessly move out into a trot or canter. The breaks are also good! He is 100% ok with wildlife, woods, water, traffic, bikes, and even a blow-up Dinosaur if you happen to come across one. You won’t find an obstacle that will phase him. He has also been ridden in the arena and he has an excellent self-carriage and will make all the circles as round and supple as you ask of him. He jumps around full courses and enjoys it. He will even do flying changes when asked! We have used him in our lesson and camp program teaching many kids the ropes of arena work. We think he would be a stellar hunt horse, dressage mount, or just that all-around equestrian team dream boy. He moves off seat and leg beautifully. Balou also has an extensive resume in harness, he’s pulled a Cinderella carriage, and a wagonette thru busy cities, parades, and weddings. He is absolutely the type to teach you how to drive or the type to hook up a couple of times a year and take out for fun. He’s ok with the bigger riders with no balance and will
Also, take care of the little kids. The barn kids have spent hours grooming him, and playing around bareback, one, 2, or even 3 at a time! If your kids can dream it up I bet our kids have done it with Balou.
This is a tough horse to sell as he’s near to impossible to replace. If sales were not a big part of our program this boy would never leave. I can’t say enough about him. So I’ll let him
Continue telling his story as it’s well demonstrated in his video!
Price: determined on Platinum Equine Auction
Auction closes January 29th at 8:30pm
All horses are located in Highland, Michigan
Meet Riddles Stumptown Farm Abigail or as Abby as we call her for short. Here’s a mare who is sweet, kind, gentle, and loving. Abby is a jet black stocky and strong percheron mare that stands 16.3hh at 16 years young. She is registered with the Percheron Horse Association of America and has a Stellar pedigree. She goes back to M.Gs Prince and Pleasant View King. With age comes experience in her case. If your looking for a horse to teach you, one who can sit for months and then go for a ride or a drive or the ultimate confidence boost this is the one. She is as sweet as can be, easy to catch, and soaks up all the love and attention you give her. She easy to lead and handle on the ground at all times and is respectful of your space. Abby walk trot and canters (with encouragement) well in the arena or out on the trails. She is confident in the woods and isn't scared of things you come across on the trails. You can ride alone or in a group. She is super smooth and very easy to ride. You don't need to know much to be able to ride her. She is beginner safe, kid safe, and husband safe. She has a calm and chill demeanor. She is more whoa than go and likes to take her time. She rides english, western, or bareback in a snaffle bit and her breaks are good. Abby is also broke to drive. She has been hooked from everything to a visa via to a hay rake. She will work single or double and will work on either side. Abby is the type to teach you to drive. She’s been used on countless commercial jobs giving tours of the city of Detroit and surrounding areas. Abby has worked weddings, parades and many other events. With that being said traffic crowds and loud noises don’t bother this girl a bit! She stands to be hooked like a dream. Abby is the ultimate teacher you really don’t have to know much she will gladly teach you the ropes!
Here is a very special girl that we absolutely adore! She was born and raised on our family’s farm. Ember is as sweet as can be and as cute as a button. She is a pure bread section A welsh pony out of imported stock. She will mature at 12.2hh. Ember is 3 years old. She is a pretty chestnut with a white blaze. Ember is a joy to ride and currently working in our lesson program. The kiddos love riding her and is a favorite for many of our students. Ember has a nice quiet walk, a floaty flat kneed trot, and the most delightful canter. She knows both her leads and has been very lightly started over fences. She rides a snaffle bit and is soft in the mouth and has great breaks! Ember has great ground manners and you can catch her anywhere in the field. We think Ember would make an excellent small hunter pony. In fact, many of her siblings have had very successful careers as hunters on the MHJA and USEF circuits. She would also make a great addition to any lesson program or family pony!
Price: determined on Platinum Equine Auction
This is a hard pony to let leave our farm. Meet Bubblicious or as we call him Bubby! This 5-year-old 13.1hh medium pony gelding is every trainer, kid, and parent's dream. He’s a unique Dun color with some zebra striping on his legs, a dorsal stripe down his back, and the cutest white marking on his face. He has one brown eye and one blue. Bubby has nice solid conformation with good bone and muscle while being refined enough to compete in the best company. He has great feet and is barefoot. Bubby loves people and there’s nothing this boy won’t do for a cookie! He comes right up to you in the field, leads easily for the kids, and ties where ever you tie him. He stands to be groomed, bathed, for the farrier and the vet. He will hop on and off any trailer and the best part is when you arrive at the show you can hop on and he will ride around as though he’s lived at that facility forever. He has zero spook. If you can steer him to the jump he will get you to the other side. On the same note if you can steer him to the corner he will gladly swap his lead for you. He’s a point-and-shoot kind of guy. Bubby is loaded with personality on the ground, making him a favorite. He has spent his summer showing in the short stirrup and novice pony divisions, working summer camp, and hitting the trails. He will ride out in the woods, down the road, and through the fields. He loves an adventure. Bubby is the type to take you from walk trot to the open divisions. He has been ridden by some of the tiniest riders and he knows how to trot like a snail for them but will gladly move out a little more for the bigger kids. He has 3 easy gaits, good breaks, and amazing flying changes. He is only being offered for sale as we do not have a ridder in our barn for him.
5 yr old buckskin draft cross. 16.2hh
Auction closes: February 5th at 8:15pm
Here at Blackstone Stables, we are proud to offer a variety of horses and ponies for sale, both to people in barn and out of barn. These horses have a wide variety of ages, abilities, knowledge, show experience, etc., but they are all absolutely fabulous equine companions! We also are constantly updating and adding new horses and removing sold horses from our website, so chances are that if the horse is still on the website, it’s still available! We try to put as much information as we can about each horse, as well as a video showcasing their skills. However, if you would like additional information, to see different skills in a video, or to schedule to come see the horse in person, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we could be more than happy to set this up for you! We aim to help you find an equine companion you are happy with and fits your needs, so if you are looking for something specific, please let us know and we could help guide you to what horses that we have available would best fit your needs! Happy horse shopping!
Meet Barney! He is a 12.2hh 6-year-old Welsh pony gelding. Barney walks, trots, and canters with ease. His gaits are slow and steady while being a floaty flat kneed mover. He has straightforward flying changes as well. Barney has spent his summer working kids' camp teaching new riders the ropes of arena work, and trail riding. He will jump around full courses with ease. On the trails, he’s a boss! He’s brave and will take the lead, follow behind, or you can pony the little ones off of him. He’s as sweet as pie to groom saddle and be around. He plays well with all his equine and farm animal friends and will stall if you like. Barney also drives! This little guy has also given countless hand-led pony rides and has been used at birthday parties and other events. He’s 100% ok with commotion. Barney is small enough that the little kids can groom and tack him but big enough for a small adult, or bigger kid as well. He’s the ultimate all-around pony your kids can grow from lead line to trails to the show ring. He would also be happy as just a pet for the kids or grandkids to enjoy! He has no vices.
Price determined on Platinum Equine Auction
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Highland, MI 48356
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