As a breeding operation, we haven't owned many geldings, preferring instead to ride our stallions and broodmares. This changed in 2012 when PSSM1 came in to our lives and our beloved, valued stallions tested positive for this genetic defect. Our former stallions Argentarius, I Dream Of Champagne and Two Buck Baron were castrated because of their PSSM1 n/P1 status and are now beloved riding geldings for our friends and family. These horses remain a valued part of our lives and are ridden on a regular basis with no issues. Put quite simply, we attribute this to several factors including luck, feed, genetics, environment and lifestyle. Others have struggled with PSSM1 positive horses, and it is for this reason we chose to eliminate PSSM1 from our breeding stock. In this day and age with available testing I believe we should give horses the best chance possible for a healthy, happy existence. All current stallions and broodmares in this program are negative for the dominant genetic defects PSSM1 and HYPP. We do have riding geldings who are PSSM1 n/P1, and we have not experienced any PSSM-related issues with these horses. That said, our former stallions are fantastic, well-bred, proven horses and we will love them, ride them and care for them until they die of old age. We embrace the familiar saying it takes a good stallion to make a great gelding. 

Argentarius (ApHC)
Argentarius is a 1998 blanketed bay roan son of the legendary hall of fame stallion Dreamfinder and grandson of the hall of fame horse Goer. He was our senior stallion at the B and L Horse Ranch for 11 years, and he had quite a run producing quality colored appaloosa foals with his gentle nature and kind disposition. With the discovery of the genetic defect PSSM1 and subsequent tie to the Dreamfinder line, we tested Argentarius in 2012 and discovered he was n/P1. It was at this time we made the decision to castrate him, and Argie is now a favorite riding gelding here at the ranch. Whether intact or a gelding, Argie has always been gentle, and even as a stallion ranch visitors had the opportunity to ride Argie if they so desired. In short, Argie sired beautiful foals with proven bloodlines and gentle dispositions. These continue to be the qualities we strive for in our breeding program, and we have retained an Argie daughter and one granddaughter (both PSSM1 n/n) to carry on everything positive he had to offer our clients and this program. It has been a pleasure to own this beautiful, well-bred, kind-hearted animal. Argie stands at 15.3 hh. He is down in Arizona with our good friend Kelly at the Old Pueblo (that's Tucson, folks)! He is NOT for sale.
Chareds White Cloud (ApHC)
Cloud is a 2009 foundation-bred (five generations-plus of appaloosa to appaloosa breeding) bay fewspot gelding bred at raised at CharEds Appaloosa Ranch in Nebraska. He is an outstanding horse with a gentle disposition, extensive training and a laid-back demeanor. He is a well-trained trail horse who is safe around large vehicles and dogs and goes over, around or through anything. He has good bone, strong hooves and is sure-footed. He is fantastic on steep down- and up-hill climbs. He stands so quietly you can drop his halter and put his bridle on or vice versa at any location no matter how many other horses are around. He opens and closes gates and stands like a rock for mounting even with a mounting block. He has been ridden by seniors and teens alike and is safe with no issues. He has won local ranch sorting contests and has been started on barrels. He's also been around cattle and was used in a feedlot. Bloodlines include the appaloosa greats SRU Pile Of Clouds, Ulrichs Papillon, Sullys Lancer, Prince Plaudit and Dudes Bonanza. Cloud stands at 15.2 hh with a medium width. He is NOT for sale. 
I Dream Of Champagne (ApHC)
We raised Drummer here at the B and L Horse Ranch. He is a fantastic 2006 blanketed amber champagne son of our former stallion Argentarius, and one of our greatest accomplishments as breeders for more reasons than we came name. He had a rough start at life the day he was born, getting attacked by dogs and injured before he or his dam were even able to stand. Marching in place like the trooper he is (he could not move forward due to injuries) he reminded us of a little drummer boy and proved he had the will to continue on. As a mature stallion, Drummer has been an excellent producer of good-minded, well-built, trainable appaloosas with athletic ability and flashy color. Unfortunately Drummer inherited his sire's PSSM1 n/P1 status and was subsequently castrated like his sire as well. The good news is we have a gorgeous amber champagne Drummer son who is 5-panel tested and n/n across the board and as sweet and even-tempered as his sire and grandsire. Although he is no longer a stallion, Drummer continues to be a gentle, excellent trail mount and ambassador for the appaloosa breed at the B and L Horse Ranch. He stands at 15.2 hh. He is NOT for sale.