NOTES: Major will be a "major" favorite in anyone's barn. Imagine a beautiful palomino with a huge mane and tail, show-quality reining maneuvers, and a beginner-friendly personality, and you have Major. This gelding is safe, safe, safe. He is 4 years old, 15 hands, and fully trained in reining. He does all the maneuvers, correctly, has fancy spins, and a huge stop. We've had this guy for a long time, and he's done about everything from working cattle to carrying beginners. He is super quiet on the outside, and enjoys doing the trail obstacles. He has been through ditches, brush, and traffic and never gets fast or excited. He will work cattle and is not scared of a rope. It doesn't matter to him whether he goes out alone or with a large group of riders. He lays down, and side-passes right up to a mounting block to mount or dismount. 100% sound, no vices or bad habits. Major is the same way ever time you saddle him up, whether you ride him twice a day or once a week. This is the kind of horse that everyone in the family will enjoy, whether you prefer reining, cattle work, big trail rides, or just playing around at home. If you have any questions about Major, feel free to call the Yoder family at 417-432-1088.
SIRE: GUNNERS SPECIAL NITE (Q)COLONELS NITE SPECIAL (P) (2004). $242,724 and 75 AQHA points: NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion. A 2020 & 2021 QData Top 5 Leading Sire of Reining Money-Earners; 2020 AQHA Top 5 Leading Sire of Reining Point-Earners; a QData Top 10 All-Time Sire of Reining Money-Earners; 2020 AQHA Top 10 Sire of Ranch Riding Point-Earners; a 2020 QData Top 25 Sire of Ranch Riding Money-Earners; 2021 AQHA Top 25 Sire of Ranch Riding Point-Earners. Sire of 416 money-earners, $5,131,260, and earners of 2,620 AQHA points, including MODERN GUN ($272,026: NRBC Open Derby Champion), GUNS AND DYNAMITE ($209,566: NRHA Level 4 Open Futurity Co-Reserve Champion), BAILEYS NOT PAINTED (P) ($142,640: 3rd NRBC Non-Pro Derby), LENAS SHINING GUN ($131,364 and 17.5 AQHA points: finalist NRHA Open Futurity), INTO THE NITE ($98,082: NRHA Non-Pro Futurity Co-Reserve Champion), SPECIAL MADE WHISKEY ($97,689 and 11 AQHA points: NRHA Level 3 Open Derby Reserve Champion), HOLLYWOOD NITES ($93,034 and 35 AQHA points: NRHA Level 2 Open Futurity Champion), GUNNERS BRITE NITE ($87,344: finalist NRHA Open Futurity), GUNNERS SPECIALOLENA ($85,856: European NRHA Level 4 Open Derby Champion), BAILEYS SIDEKICK ($82,941 and 43 AQHA points: AQHA World Level 2 Open Junior Reining Reserve Champion twice), SHINING AT NITE ($75,788: NRHA Level 4 Non-Pro Futurity Champion), DUN WITH GUNS ($68,388 and 18 AQHA points: NRBC Reining Level 3 Non-Pro Derby Champion).
DAM: A COWGIRLS MONEY (2005). $10,662 and 25 AQHA points: PHBA Honor Roll Senior Reining Champion twice; PHBA Honor Roll Performance Halter Mare Open Champion twice; PHBA Honor Roll Senior Western Riding Champion; PHBA Honor Roll Ranch Horse Amateur Champion; PHBA Honor Roll Amateur Western Riding Champion; Open & Amateur Perf. ROM. Dam of 4 AQHA foals. Full sister to GETTIN MAJOR MONEY (NRHA money-earner). A daughter of MAJOR VAQUERO, $27,246 and 10.5 AQHA points: NRHA Novice Horse Non-Pro World Champion: 7th, NRHA Derby Novice Horse Open; Mountain View Reining Classic Novice Horse Non-Pro Champion; NRHA Int. Open Top Ten; NRHA Top Fiveth Novice Horse Open; Open Perf. ROM.