Monto residents top Ag-Grow sale in Emer­ald

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

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.

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