Monto residents top Ag-Grow sale in Emerald
BREANNA Cook purchased TN Rey Smoking Ant two years ago as a project horse and raising him over the period has paid off big time.
The chestnut-coloured gelding sold for $10,000 at the Ag-Grow horse sale in Emerald – tying for the top price in the category with two other horses.
Sold at age three and at 14.1hh, his good nature made him an easy horse to prepare for sale.
“We did a lot of riding and mustering, and I took him to lots of new surroundings,” Miss Cook said,
“Three months prior to the sale, I took him out a kid’s horsemanship clinic I was running, and he ended up being really quiet.
“He actually was bought for a little girl.
“I was a little sad to see him go, but I didn’t get too attached and it’s nice to see him go to a new home.”
The $10,000 was more than double the average price for geldings at the sale.
Miss Cook also had another horse at the sale that went for $3000.
She has enjoyed the process but will now spend some time focusing on her own horses.
Monto residents Kerron and Theresa Gilvear were also at the sale, topping the line-up with the highest-selling horse overall.
Their mare sold for a whopping $16,000.
The purchase also was for a young girl from Blackwater, who looks forward to riding him.
Breanna Cook: Three months prior to the sale, I took him out a kid’s horsemanship clinic I was running, and he ended up being really quiet.