Big Mack is a 15 hand 2018 Clydesdale/AQHA draft cross gelding. We train draft cross ranch geldings, and Big Mack is as good of one as we’ve been blessed with. He has plenty of size and bone from his Clydesdale genes, but is super handy and athletic like a Quarter Horse. He’s the perfect size to get up and down off of, and yet he can tie off on a herd bull and get the job done time after time after time. Everyone likes to ride pretty, whether they are trailing cattle or riding trails, and Big Mack has all the looks one hopes for, and is level headed, kind and gentle to boot.
He is a pleasure to be around, on the ground and in the saddle. He rides out alone or with others, and he gets along with other horses. He will truly do anything you ask him – point and ask him to go, and he does. He’s a trusting, willing partner for whatever task or obstacle arises. He stays broke with time off, rides around the arena or across country with a lot of look and easy movement. Really comfortable to ride, with a nice walk, trot and lope, including a very regulated top end speed that you don’t see in a lot of draft crosses. Big Mack fancy broke neck reins and moves easily off your leg. He has absolutely no spook.
He crosses water, swims deep rivers, goes over logs, bridges, and anything else that arises. He takes care of timid riders, but has a lot to offer when a hand gets on him. He’s been used for ranch work: ropes and drags or doctors cattle, gate sorts, pushes cattle in handling facilities, loads pots of cattle – he’s not afraid to have them right up underneath him and will hold his ground as they push on him. He’s also been started roping out of the box, and has been a great turnback horse in our cutting horse training operation. You can open and shut gates on him, and hang from him like a spider monkey while you do whatever ranch task arises while you’re in the saddle. He’s been extensively around dogs, wildlife, machinery, road traffic and livestock and NOTHING RATTLES HIM. Put him in bad situations, and he’ll be your best asset in getting out of them safely.
Don’t let his age dictate your opinion about this magnificent gelding, he’s an old soul. This horse has had nearly a year of professional training and real world ranch experiences and he has never let us down. We’ve turned out a lot of great ranch geldings, and he is the cream of the crop. He will be a tremendous asset as a working ranch partner, or an absolute blast as a fox hunting or trail horse deluxe. We stand by this horse, and will happily be a resource as he transitions to a new home.
Consigned by Janssen Performance Horses. JPH is a busy training, showing, breeding and ranching operation specializing in cutting, ranch geldings and the occasional unicorn pony.