Let me introduce myself.
Hey I'm Kenzie and I am the producer and "mastermind" behind this seemingly crazy idea. But hey, some of the world's best ideas were first ridiculed: the light bulb, coffee, air planes, umbrellas, personal computers, taxis, vaccines, the earth is round, the earth revolves around the sun... I think you get the point. And while this idea may not create as big of an impact as coffee has in the last hundred of years, I think it will be a win for producers and owners alike. I take pride in producing high quality horses and I know there is a need for more of them, and so sales like this one have been helping create an environment where buyers and sellers can connect and give these great horses, great homes. But the mares don't always win, and that's why I want to work towards bringing back the value to great mares.
Why a mare sale?
I know it sounds totally crazy, but hear me out. Mares have been under-rated for years. There are so many great-minded, athletic, hard-working, and family safe mares out there, but they just aren't selling for what they're really worth because "they're a MARE". I personally have always had better mares than geldings, and I know plenty of others who will say the same. My mares gave me more heart and try, they had the best attitude towards their jobs, and when I wanted more horses like them, I could breed them. Now don't misquote me, I love a good gelding, but there are already enough great gelding sales out there, and I believe the mares deserve their own.
So why not include geldings in this sale?
Don't get me wrong, I strongly believe a great horse is a great horse, and that is that. BUT.... if you have been to other sales like this one, you will notice that the mares still aren't selling as strongly as their gelding counterparts, and it's not a lack of talent. I get it, there has been stigma and bias against mares for centuries, and I know that I am not going to change everyone's mind. But I don't have too, there are plenty of buyers out there who are open to owning a good mare. I just want to level the playing field. It's easier to look at the talent without worrying about if you should go with a gelding (because someone once told you they're better?) versus a mare with an equal amount of talent. And for the consignors, I want to provide a place for you to sell your top dollar mares without worrying about being shorted by the sale producers because "she's a mare and mares just don't sell that well"... Yeah, I've been told that before and it's absolutely ridiculous. As a sale producer, my job is to get you as close to what your horse is worth, regardless of their gender, color, or internal politics.
What kind of mares are you looking for?
This sale will be an invitational sale with an option for anyone to nominate horses into the sale. The selection process will be strict. I am looking for mares that are the best of the best in their respected field. Cowhorses, cutters, reiners, ranch horses, trail horses, jumpers, polo horses, proven producers... They need to be of solid mind and well built for their job. They must have a good mind and safe for any level of rider. We will accept broodmares ONLY if they are proven producers ($$$) or proven money earners themselves. If you'd like to sell them bred or as a pair, that must be disclosed in the nomination form. To be advertised as a "broodmare", mares must also have a "breeding soundness certificate" from a reputable veterinarian, and include the results from a 5-panel test prior to the sale.