Erica Henderson winning the Long Round at Sul Ross College Rodeo on a CC Jet Smooth Gelding

17 November 2015

2015 Memory…

16 November 2015
Thedford Rodeo May of this year was busy with not only Erica’s graduation but also High School Rodeos. One of the highlights of this fast paced season was the all-around that Erica won in Thedford, NE.   Her Barrel racing, Breakaway Roping and Team Roping placings earned her enough points to win this beautiful Cactus Saddle, which has become her favorite roping saddle. Thank you Thedford High School Rodeo Committee for this generous award.  A special part of the day was Erica heeling on her brother’s CC Jet Smooth mare. I Love it when it’s a family event!! Logan and Erica also share the calf roping/breakaway horse which is also a CC Jet Smooth bred gelding.  Erica has done well this year on her Frenchmans Guy/ Royal Quick Dash daughter that we raised in the Barrel Racing.  Lovin this life that God lets us live………Lookin forward to more memories with our Dry Box Horses.

2 Year old Buckskin Gelding sells Nov. 21st

12 November 2015
Dakota Dakota 1 Dakota 2
A Smooth Frenchman was born June 14, 2013 is that beautiful buckskin color.  He will be stout and is big boned. He would be an awesome ranch horse but has the breeding and ability to be an arena horse as well. He has some great cornerstones in his pedigree- Frenchmans Guy, Streakin Six,  CC Jet Smooth, Deer Light Dandy.  He will have 45 days riding. The nutrition and health on this gelding as been exceptional. He sells November 21 in Clovis, NM. Dakota Saddled

2 year old Foundation Bred filly sells in Clovis, NM

12 November 2015


 Dixie Saddled HLC SakEm Dixie was born on the ranch May 27, 2013. This filly will grow to be around 15.1. Her siblings have matured fast physically and mentally. She has 45 days riding and is good to be around. With her pedigree of Sugar Bars, Sak Em San, Wilywood and Ali Jack she has plenty of cowbred athletic ability to excel in any event or on the ranch. Her health and nutrition have been excellent from birth. Dixie sells November 21 in Clovis , NM.
 Dixie  Dixie w Rider 1

2 year old Jet Smooth Gelding- Sells Nov 21st

12 November 2015


 Drego Saddled Drego 2
 Drego w Rider HLC Sakem Drego  born on the ranch May 24, 2015 will sell in Clovis, NM on November 21. A super athletic gelding that will go on to be a top notch rope horse and able to compete at any level. Drego will have 45 days riding. Sugar Bars, Sak Em San, Jet Smooth, Maudies Joak are all found on his papers. He comes from a long history of successful arena horses.  He has low hocks,  a long underline, a clean neck, and ability galore. He is good to be around on the ground. With time and patience he will be an outstanding gelding for a long time.  The nutrition and care on all our horses is excellent from the day they are born.

3 year old gelding- Sells November 21, 2015

11 November 2015


 Casanova Saddled  Casanova 1Casanova

HLC Sakem Casanova a 3 year old gelding that sells this month on the 21st in Clovis, NM. This gelding is soggy, gentle and a great prospect for the ranch or the arena. Sugar Bars, Sak Em San, Wileywood, Ali Jack are the foundations of this geldings pedigree. He has the athletic proven performers top and bottom of his pedigree.  He has 55 days of riding, is soft in his mouth and body and very gentle on the ground.



Moving forward with Confidence in 2014

2 February 2014
Larry with Smooth

A throw back picture to about 30 years ago when Larry Henderson made a great decision and added CC Jet Smooth as a Stallion. He is still a solid part of our program.

We are already a month into 2014. Time does march on and things change.  I am thankful that one thing that has not changed around here is God, family, cattle and horses! They are all still a big part of our life on the ranch.  My Father in heaven never ceases to amaze me by His faithfulness, love and provision.  We have had some definite changes around here most of them really good. We have welcomed new help from Michigan and Louisiana. What a blessing they have been to us all here.

Last week, we welcomed Travis Sturdy back to the ranch for a week of focusing on the young horses.  Travis has been coming for many years now to help us out with the young horses. We have been working hard to cut down our horse numbers, which has not been easy to make those decisions, so that we can spend more time with each horse.  The goal is to treat them as individuals with individual talent and purposes instead of treating them as a herd where some tend to fall through the cracks. Travis’ time with us last week was very productive with the young ones making significant progress as most of them had already had time spent with them.  Yeah!!!! We feel blessed to have Travis come to share his gift with the  horses, to have a brother in Christ work with us and to share God stories, horse stories and family stories.  Aaron Marcantel of Louisiana joined us this year in the process, good to have him on board for this season.  It’s an awesome thing to watch these younger men work with the horses and grow in their faith at the same time.

Mike and I have been preparing a neat mare for the Nebraska Cattlemans Classic Sale held in Kearney the weekend of Feb. 15.  She is Colonel Freckles and Orphan Drift breeding.  Quiet, quiet, quiet…. this young mare is laid back and solid.  It’s been fun getting her ready. This will  be our first time to the classic, we look forward to the weekend of meeting new people and attending this event that the committee has been working hard to prepare for.

May your 2014 be blessed!! We look forward to the young horses we are going on with and the colts to be born. Lord willing, Mike and I plan to compete some this year. We have great help on the ranch which makes it much easier to leave home.  May  you have hopes and dreams that get new meaning and life this year…..hope it involves a horse.:))))   Livin in the moments blessings,  Tee Jay

Broodmares on a Wintery November Morning

10 November 2013

Mares 2013

I love posting things here…want to do it more often! This particular morning this past week was wintery looking got about 5 inches of snow. Went to check the mares and found  them in some snow covered, dried up rag weeds. Got to thinking as I was checking them what a journey we have been on the last few years here at the ranch. In the last 6 years we have added another place 30 miles from us with farm ground. No we had zero farming experience before this purchase! God knew we would need fewer horses to be able to keep up with the new venture so we felt led before we bought the Petra to start making our herd smaller, higher quality mares that had been ridden or proven. Proven is best but things don’t always go as planned.  We are trying to stay at about 6 mares.  Thankful that we have not had to sell any mares by sale barn. It’s all been private treaty. That sure makes it easier on our hearts. God is soo good to us!! He who calls you is faithful and He will also do it.

Soo….I am dying to tell you about the mares we have left. Two Frenchman Guy daughters-one is a mare we bought that I ran a couple years. She had won $20,000 at futurities. The other Frenchmans Guy daughter goes back to our old Colonel Freckles stud that we had for years, she is beautiful. There is a Royal Quick Dash daughter who is a sweetheart.  Erica’s young mare is by her and Frenchmans Guy- Lord willing you’ll be hearing more about this bay beauty!! Another mare is the black mare that Erica and I ran for years by Cash in Your Bux- yes she got turned out to pasture. Erica made short go in the poles at the Little Britches Finals on her two years in a row, so we’ll she how long she stays in the pasture.  Another mare is a Dash for Cash, Streakin La Jolla daughter bred this year to Flashlight. We made sure we kept some CC Jet Smooth daughters one of which is in the broodmares. She goes back to Maudies Joak on the bottom-I love her second colt born this year by HLC Sak Em Sugar. He’s cool!!

So there’s a quick overview of what we been up to in our breeding program the last 6 years. It’s a journey that we still on walking out! Hurry up Spring!! We have CC Jet Smooth semen left and plan to use some this spring.  Till next time when I sit still long enough to blog :)….Tee Jay Henderson



Shipping Day 2013

10 November 2013

Steer calvesSo many blessings to count….. this past Monday we rounded up, sorted and shipped the steer calves to their new homes.  A beautiful fall morning with lots of great help from Ogallala Livestock and also from our ranch help.  Thankful to get to ride my horse on such nice mornings while the sun is coming up.  We are thankful for a good, healthy calf crop. We are also thankful to have great people working alongside us on the ranch. Couldn’t do what we do without them.

I couldn’t help but think of our neighbors to the north. Some who lost much in the October blizzard, Atlas.  One never knows when you ranch what God may allow to come across your path.  It may be hail, blizzard, drought, flooding, fire or disease. Noticed I said God. There is no such thing as Mother Nature.  One may wonder why God would allow some of these things to happen.  We can not know all the things that our amazing Creator chooses to allow, such as the incredible loss in Job’s life,  but we know that He has our best interest in mind and He is a God of restoration.  He will not leave us hopeless.  He is after our hearts, nothing more and nothing less.  Proverbs 4:23  I have seen and heard stories of people coming alongside others in flooding to the south and blizzards to the north in  ways that just don’t happen unless there is a crisis. God wants us to know that we need Him everyday and we were made for community.

Hail took all four pivots of our corn this year. It has been a pain in the neck getting roofs, pivots, tractors, windows, gutters, etc. fixed.  Working with the adjustors and insurance and contractors=more time on the phone-less time outside.  We have worked with met people who normally would not cross our path. It’s also allowed us to do some improvements  at the Petra place. SOO, with a big sigh I will make more phone calls tomorrow….yes this happened back in August.  The new shingles on all 3 houses look really nice and I love the new color on two of them.

So, whatever part of the country this finds you in, may you have hope in Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


June, really???

3 June 2013



Family in front of barn-web

Family in front of morton- web


Well…….it’s been a while since we have sat down long enough to stop here with you.  We made it through calving!! whoo hoo.  It was not an easy one but we were so grateful for the moisture.  I am not sure how grateful I was the day in the middle of April that was 9 degrees with 40 to 50 mile an hour winds with snow and sleet. Calves born outside died within minutes. Thankfully we didn’t have too many of those.

We have moved on to AI season and foaling and breeding mares and rodeos and jackpots and graduation and time to help new folks move to the ranch with us. Never bored and lots to be thankful for.

We are so excited about the horses, those we are riding and those that we just born.  We have a cool filly by A Streak of Fling that is pretty awesome. She is out of a Frenchman Guys daughter that I ran and just love.  Some palominos by Streaker as well.

During a busy calving season we took time to enjoy some special people that came to our house. Frank and Donna Lozano of Houston, TX. Frank is a great photographer and also has done award winning documentaries. Neat people that we were glad to host here at the ranch. Had to share some favorite family pictures. They also took awesome pictures of Logan and Erica. May share them later.

I pray that you are well  amidst all the storms in this country, whether that be weather related, family related or government related. I pray that Jesus is your anchor amidst the storm…….keep keeping on…..Tee Jay Henderson.

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