aSOLD:2011 Ransom in Silver 6/22/11 to Monty and Pat Roberts, Solvang, CA
Sierra Covergirl's 2011 Dun Roan stud colt. He is already a Big Boy, at birth, very strong and athletic.
Sierra Covergirl is the last daughter out of Skipette Holly and sired by Sierra G Son that we have left. Sierra G Son was a big, beautiful 15-3 hands, about 1300 lbs, Golden Metallic shine, Palomino stallion. He was the sire of Sierras Alibi, and Sierra Covergirl. We had saved 9 of (aka Sonny's) daughters. They were such good mares, and they crossed very well with Snipper Music. Time passes, eventually, horses get old, and we gradually loose them. Old Sonny broke his leg at 23 years old, during the night. He was a character, with quite a personality. Rockey called him Funny Sonny. He liked to put on a show, when ever visitors showed up. He would pretend to be Trigger, he'd stand up on his hind legs, and dance around, and then with a big powerful leap, he'd go straight up, and do that Lipazzaner leap, where the Lipazzans would jump in the air and kick out with both hind legs, on the command from their riders. No one trained Old Sonny to do that trick, and he only did it when he was putting on a show to please the visitors, and show them his great powerful athletic self. Old Sonny's colts were sought after at the Production Sale in Idaho Falls, with many repeat buyers. They were fantastic ranch horses, and some of the ranchers, would come to the sale, and buy a Sonny colt, once a year. Nick Hillman bought his first Sonny colt, (Pats Triangle Kid) in the early 1980's, while Ernest and Bernetta Patterson, still owned him. Nick said once he got Triangle Kyd broke, he darned near rode the legs off of him, as he enjoyed riding him so much. He roped and doctored cattle out on the range with the big stallion, and he was great to ride at Fall Round-Up, in the mountains. Triangle Kyd was a great sire, and Hillmans raised a bunch of super nice foals thru the years.
I know this 2011 stud colt will be an athlete, he should be cowy, he will be powerful, and do any kind of ranch work, and trail riding. These are working horses, I wouldn't keep them in a stall, as they prefer to be outside. Yet they are pretty enough to show, and many kids won their 4-H classes riding Sonny Offpring.
This colt is a handsome boy, and he has turned roan, which is a plus in the color department.