Big Barn Ranch
Our Breeding Program
At Big Barn Ranch we selectively breed Missouri Fox Trotters looking for those characteristics that define great Versatility, Ranch and Competitive Trail Horses. We use only the finest bloodlines that lend themselves to these disciplines.
Using the example of the original Natural horseman, the Vaqueros, we start our horses gently and slowly so that they will become polite, curious, confident and responsive partners.
Many of our foals are imprinted at birth. This imprinting is then followed up with groundwork that begins to instill in them the qualities of politeness, confidence and responsiveness. As weanlings they are introduced to the halter, groundwork, clippers, vet prep, and are easy to catch.
Daily interaction with each foal continues and as two year olds they are started under saddle, very lightly ridden and put out to pasture to mature.
At three they begin a program which strengthens their bodies, builds endurance and engages their mind.
When you buy a Big Barn Ranch Horse you are not only buying the horse, you are buying excellent training. Training by the best natural horsemen and experts in their disciplines. We will do our best to ensure that your partnership with your horse is a good one.
Our own personal experience with buying horses is that you can buy a trained horse and know what you are getting, or pay less for your horse, search around for a proven trainer and maybe you will get good results. Our trainers are proven and you will not only see the results, you will ride the results!
Our horses are available for sale as weanlings on up to finished 6 year olds and older and more seasoned.
Pricing is based on breeding, level of training, talent and looks. All prices are subject to change without notice or publication as training levels advance.
Weanlings start at 2,000, yearlings at 3,500. Select three and four year olds start at 5,000.
Be a part of the American Cowboy culture. And ride a horse Made in America, the “Missouri Fox Trotter”.
While looking for property there, we came across a pasture with a good-sized herd of horses grazing in it. There had to be at least 50. We had no idea what breed they were. We would drive to the pasture with a bag of carrots, call to them, and they would come a-runnin. right up to us!
I would turn to my husband and ask, “Is this
safe?” Being a brave man, he would say, “Sure it is.” Lucky for us, they
It was the horses’ beauty and
sweet dispositions that made us start looking for some
We fell in love with, not only the horse, but the cowboy lifestyle, too. Its sense of community, the social life, and the pride in God and country.
We discovered that not only is the
Since our first exposure to Missouri Fox
Trotters, we have watched and experienced first-hand these talented horses
beating the competition at ranch stock shows, excelling at roping and cow
cutting, winning versatility events, and outgunning all comers in
competitive trail. And three of these fabulous horses (owned by
So, you can see that our beloved Fox-Trotters can do it all. They really can.