Back in 1991 Rick decided to start raising a few colts that he could start then sell. Not sure which way he wanted to go we went through more than a few different bloodlines trying to find the one that worked for us.
As time went on we started to find that both Hancock and Leo bred horses seemed to stand up the best for the working cowboys that we sold our young geldings to.
Then in the late 90s Rick bought a young gelding at a sale when he heard a name on the pedigree that he'd been looking for. That name was Driftwood, and it changed our outlook almost overnight.
There weren't a lot of Driftwoods in the country back then but a few years later we were fortunate enough to meet Don & Iren Woitte and form a lasting friendship. Don was also a fan of the Driftwood horses and we were lucky enough to purchase Fintry Driftwood Ike from him in 2006. Both of these horses demonstrated the temperament and athletic ability that Driftwoods are so well known for. We were also able to purchase several mares and fillies from the Woitte's that are daughters of their Driftwood sire, Fintry Drift Hancock.
We also carry several horses with the MY brand from Idaho. They are known as the Premier Driftwood Breeders in the Northwest, and we recently aquired some Driftwood X Sun Frost mares from Mark Weir's progam in southern Alberta.
Now after years of breeding mares, culling, and hundreds of miles on both sides of the border we believe that we are starting to get a nice group of mares together that carry the Driftwood line.
Here at CR Ranch we do our best to raise good "usin" horses that you can ride all week on the pasture and haul to a rodeo on the weekend.
So give us a call or stop by for a coffee. We'll do our best to set you up with the right horse for whatever direction you want to go..
Owner(s): Rick & Cathey Borgen
Phone: (780) 689-1129
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CR Orphan Spicewood
CR Driftin To Holly
CR Rosewood Bailey
6 yr old dun gelding. Doc gets better every day. He's had plenty of miles on him cattle and lots of miles on trails. He's by our main sire Fintry Driftwood Ike and out of a mare that goes deep back to Doc Bar. Doc has been through some rough country and never showed any wear. Nice hip and leg on him with an awesome disposition. He is ready to go any direction.
4 yr old grey gelding. Ben catches people's eye and is really starting to impress on the ranch. We put 60 days on him, then gave him some time off. We brought him back in the spring and went right back to work at a big feedlot. We are spending the summer ranching on him so he'll have lots of miles and exposure. Ben goes out to the Rocky Mountains about once a month on the trails and crossing rivers. Doctor cattle on him, or start roping, he is ready for the next step.
4 yr old bay roan mare. Bailey might be one of the nicest horses ever born at CR Ranch. She is by our main sire Finty Driftwood Ike and out of a Roan Prairie X Easter Gentleman mare. That Easter Gentleman really comes through, on this cross we have three sisters, which is why we are offering Bailey. She is out working on a big ranch right now getting lots of miles. The cowboy using her called and does not want to let her go. Bailey is easy to be around, really fast at picking things up, and has a great disposition. A very complete mare, ride her for a few years then raise some awesome colts.