Draft gelding brings $36K: Cody Horse Sale a success, organizer says

Horses didn’t need a pedigree to bring top dollar at the Cody Horse Sale on Saturday.

Iron Man, a 5-year-old draft-cross gelding, sold for $36,000, which was $5,000 more than 2018’s high seller and $1,000 more than the 2017 top-selling horse.

“He is the perfect opportunity for you to own the best of what the draft-cross breed has to offer in a smaller, more manageable size,” wrote owners Jeff and Christina Tift of Wyoming Horses and Mules east of Sheridan.

The catalog described the nonpedegreed, 14.2-hands-tall grey as a smart trail horse that always aims to please with a great disposition, attitude and personality.

Further touting the gelding’s talents, the Tifts wrote: “Iron Man also rides bareback and is taught to lay down on cue for easy mounting or climb on top of anything and he will side

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