Lazy K Ranch Adds Offspring From Three New Stallions With All-Star Pedigrees To Annual Pick-A-Colt Day Production Sale

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pick a coltAnnual Sale Highlights Metalic Cat, High Brow Cat, Peptoboonsmal, and Shining Spark Bloodlines Out Of Ranch’s Remuda Of Working Broodmares.

The 33rd Annual Pick-a-Colt Day® Production Sale at the Lazy K Ranch in Chowchilla, California will take place Saturday May 7, 2016 at the ranch.  

Owned and operated by the Knapp Family, Lazy K Ranch is known for its unique pairing of good-minded, athletic working mares with the best ranch and performance horse bloodlines in the country.  When you see a horse with a Lazy K on its hip, you know that horse has bloodlines from some of the top money earners, including High Brow Cat, Shinning Spark, Peptoboonsmal, Kay Cee Leagure, Doc O Lena and Peppy San Badger. 

“We are honored to have three new top quality stallions in our line-up and can hardly wait to show off their babies,” said Sherry Knapp. “Our Pick-A-Colt Day Production Sale will feature babies from new stallions Metallic Red Cat by Metallic Cat, High Flyin Cat by High Brow Cat, and Boonlight All Stars by Boonlight Dancer.”  

Lazy K Ranch crossed these new stallions with their Doc O Lena and Peppy San Badger mares and is expecting some outstanding foals. All the mares in the Lazy K remuda are well-bred, well-trained and sound working ranch mares who pass down these traits to their foals. 

The annual sale will offer futurity prospects from Lotta Stuff To Shine, an own son of Shining Spark, and Metalic Red Cat, by Metalic Cat, as well as foals from stallions Docs Blue Pepto, by Yellow Roan Of Texas and Red Hot Spark, by Doc Diamond Roan.

“All of the yearling colts and fillies for sale will have completed the Lazy K Ranch signature ground school,” said Michele Knapp-Stehly.  “We teach all our youngsters to face up when approached, lead from the ground, tie, load in a trailer, stand while groomed and have their feet trimmed, prior to sale day,” Michele added.  

The Annual Lazy K Ranch Pick-A-Colt Day Production Sale is scheduled each year on the first Saturday in May – May 7, 2016.  The ranch gates open at 8:30 a.m. and the sale begins at 10:00 a.m. with more than 60 head pre-priced and available for purchase on-site or on the Internet. At least 25 head are guaranteed to be priced between $795 and $995. 

“We believe we offer some of the best bred and well-priced ranch, working and show stock horses available,” said Larry Knapp. “We pre-price every colt so that buyers know what they will pay for a particular animal before they arrive at the ranch. The sale itself is a bit of a lottery, in that each registered buyer receives six tickets and has the opportunity to put all their tickets on one favorite colt or spread them out over several horses. We believe it makes our sale fun and fairer for those who may not have the opportunity to purchase a quality bred Quarter Horse or Paint.” 

At 11:00 a.m. horses still available are offered for sale online at www.LazyKRanch.com.  The Internet option allows those who can’t travel to the ranch the opportunity to purchase a good horse at a great price and have it shipped anywhere in the country.  Prices for each horse are posted on the ranch Web site Lazykranch.com the day before the sale.

In February, sale yearlings and weanlings will be available to view on the Web site using the site’s interactive database.  This unique searching tool includes extensive information and photographs of each horse in the sale, plus photos and information on the horses in their pedigrees.  Buyers can search by breed, color, sex, age and price to help make their selections prior to sale day.  

 On Sunday May 8, the Lazy K Ranch will offer a hands-on training clinic for purchasers and guests.   “Our goal is to be the bridge between our customers and their new horses,” said Larry Knapp. “We want to make the transition to a new home a rewarding one for both.” 

The Lazy K Ranch ‘ground school’ and training clinic are part of a much larger training program Tom Dorrance helped the ranch set up years ago. The horses at the Lazy K have been shown only love and kind-handling training techniques.  

“We have an emotional investment in these young horses and appreciate the opportunity to show our buyers some of the training techniques our yearlings are already accustomed to so that both horse and new owner can establish a life-long bond.” Larry added.

The Lazy K Ranch, is an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder, which allows owners of their livestock to participate in AQHA Ranching Heritage events and competition.  Located in the San Joaquin Valley, the ranch has run cattle and horses in the valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains for three generations.  

“We started out as a cow outfit,” said Mike Knapp.  “In the summer our cows run on 45,000 thousand acres at the base of Yosemite National Park at elevations up to 6500 feet.  To get these cows gathered in the fall we need a horse with a good mind, good legs and a big heart.” 

For more information on the “Pick-A-Colt” Day Sale visit www.LazyKRanch.com or contact the ranch at .  Information is also available on Facebook and Youtube.com.

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