Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of our most commonly asked questions.
Where are you located?
The ranch is located about 1 hour north of Dallas/Forth Worth and 2 hours south of Oklahoma City. Our physical address is 10801 E. Highway 82, Whitesboro, Texas 76273. Click here for map.
What is the nearest airport?
The DFW International Airport is just about 45 minutes south of the ranch.
Can a horse be purchased over the phone?
Yes. Many horses are sold over the phone. The horse needs to be paid for in full by wire transfer before leaving the ranch. There are many reputable horse haulers nearby that can ship your horse anywhere.
What type of payment is accepted?
Jared Lesh Cowhorses, Inc. accepts Cash, wire transfer, approved personal check, approved cashier's check and now accepting Mastercard and Visa.
Do you accept trade-in horses?
Yes, we do accept some trade-in horses depending on what the horse is. Just contact us and we will let you know if we can help you move your horse.
What if I don't get along with the horse after the purchase?
We will do our very best to match you up with the perfect horse based on your riding skills, competition level, and knowledge of horses. If for some reason the horse does not suit you and you are a dissatisfied customer, don't be afraid, contact us immediately and we will work with you. First, we will offer consultation and possible solutions to the problem with your current horse. We absolutely do not refund your money, but we do offer exchanges. If we can't work through the problems, under most circumstances, you can bring the horse back to the ranch (all shipping expenses provided by you) in the same condition (weight, hair coat, sound, ect.) that the horse was purchased and we will try to find a better fit between you and a horse (Keep in mind that this may require more money to upgrade to a different horse!). Although, this is rare that the horse does not work, we want you to be satisfied and we want you to trust us and our judgment. So buy in confidence, we stand behind our horses!
What is ranch sorting?
Ranch Sorting is rapidly becoming the #1 Equine Family Sport. Ranch Sorting is a family-oriented, ranch-style, fun equine sport that any level of rider can compete in. Ranch sorting is an exciting timed event. A team of two riders enters the arena to sort 12 head of calves. Ten of the cattle are numbered 0 through 9, and two of the cattle are unmarked. The two riders are randomly called number and have exactly 60 seconds to numerically sort the cattle into a nearby round pen, starting with the number called. For example, if the riders hear three, they first will push the cow with the number three on its back to the round pen followed by the No. 4 cow, then the No. 5 cow, and so on until all are penned without disturbing the unmarked cattle.
Where can I compete in ranch sortings?
Ranch sortings are held across the entire United States. The main ranch sorting association is the Ranch Sorting National Championships (RSNC), based in Colorado. To find a ranch sorting in your area, go to www.rsnc.us
What is team penning?
Team penning is a western equine sport that is fast-paced and exciting. A team of three riders on horseback have 60 seconds (depending on the class or the sanctioning of the event) to separate three same-numbered cattle from a herd of 30, and put them into a small pen through a 10' opening, at the opposite end of the arena. A run starts once the line judge has dropped his flag as the riders cross the foul line. At that time, the announcer gives out a randomly drawn number, such as "Your number is seven". The riders then know that they must cut out the three head of cattle that are wearing the number "7" and push them to the opposite end of the arena, and put them into the pen, and call for time. Teamwork is the key.
Where can I compete in team pennings?
Team pennings are held across the entire United States. The main team penning association is the United States Team Penning Association (USTPA), based out of Ft. Worth, Texas. To find a ranch sorting in your area go to www.ustpa.com
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions!