51st Lazy JS Ranch Quarter Horse Production Sale

August 20, 2010 • Bowman, North Dakota

  Behind the Sale: In the mid-1950s, Russ Silha started breeding Quarter Horses, selling the colts primarily to ranches. In 1960, he held his first production sale, and this year marks the sale’s 51st anniversary. The Silha family continues Russ’s work. The ranch recently received the AQHA Legacy Award for registering colts for 50 consecutive years, and it has been a AQHA Remuda Award nominee. Having sold horses to buyers in 28 states and two foreign countries, the ranch has many repeat buyers wanting another Lazy JS horse.

Best known for: Quality horses at a reasonable price. Their stallions trace back to Roan Bar, Flying Saint, and Jessie Tivio, and put babies on the ground with great dispositions and athletic ability. Lazy JS horses have won at the Snaffle Bit Futurity, and have excelled in reined cow horse and roping events.

Expect to see: Among the 60 to 70 head of foals, you’ll see a large number of duns and bay roans. “We brand the colts in the morning, then tie them next to their mothers so people can take a look at them. Then we’ll serve lunch, and at about 2 or 3 in the afternoon we’ll load them up and haul them into the sale arena,” says Logan Silha.

Web site and contact information: For more information, log on to lazyjsranch.com; email mfriedt@lazyjsranch.com; or call 701-523-5605 or 701-523-5521.

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