MERLIN - MM Auction Services, LLC
Lot Number:6
Start Time:7/21/2022 3:00:00 PM
End Time:7/27/2022 12:18:00 AM
Bid Count:43
Starting Bid:$5,000.00
Bid Increment:$250.00
Current Bid:$15,250.00
Bidding complete


Where do we begin with our sweet little Merlin? We saw him last winter on an online ad; a three year old gelding, looking disheveled with hair like a grizzly bear and a body reminiscent of James Earle Fraser's "End of the Trail" sculpture.  We knew we needed to take a chance on him and see what was hiding under all that mess. A risky endeavor as you never know what they will turn into with a little TLC. We brought him home and went straight to work getting him in tip top shape and let me tell you, he was hiding the CUTEST little figure under all that hair! The first few months we simply focused on getting him plump, fit, and happy, and before we knew it, we had a handsome young gelding peeking out of those scraggly tufts of fuzz! Although he isn't 100% ready to pack true beginners around, he is absolutely one with all the makings and mindset of becoming a great kid and family horse, with very minimal effort. We feel that he has a fantastic foundation and is ready for someone wanting a young gelding to move forward with, without all the hassle of starting a colt. All of the hard work is done, and he is ready to start filling his resume, and before you know it, you will have the perfect kids horse ready for a lifetime of fun! 
As you can see by his dramatic before and after photos, he has come leaps and bounds from where he started, and he has SO much more to offer! From his mile long mane and tail to his big doe eye, he has not been hard to fall in love with! If you are looking for the kindest and quietest little gelding to add to your family, Merlin is DEFINITELY one you should keep an eye on! With his size, age at just 4 years old, and riding ability, Merlin would make a great horse for a confident kid looking to step up from their old faithful. While Merlin is the epitome of an "in your pocket' type of horse (seriously, he will share your breakfast with you if you let him!) he is VERY respectful of your space and doesn't overstep his boundaries. He is a fine tuned little gelding just waiting to impress you!

Since uncovering Merlin's dashing good looks, we have taken the liberty of flaunting him all across the Sandhills. We have used Merlin for everything on the ranch from gathering pastures and moving pairs, to dragging calves to the fire at branding time. He may not be a huge horse, but he is mighty and has a personality and heart of gold! You can saddle him before the sun rises, and hit the pastures to watch the sun come up as you push pairs to the branding pen. Merlin is solid both in a group or off on his own, just the two of you. He has no problem moving nice and slow or picking up the pace if need be.  If trails are more your forte, he is the perfect partner! He is definitely a point and go type horse  that you can enjoy a beverage on and doesn't mind if he is lead horse or floating toward the back of the pack. He is unphased by traffic, other horses, dogs, wildlife, or changes in scenery. We haven't found anything he won't face with confidence and enthusiasm. He is just plum happy to be out and about, almost as if he knows he was given a second chance!

Merlin will cross water, walk over a precarious teeter totter bridge, carry a flag, play with an oversized ball, walk all over a tarp as it blows in the wind and SO much more! You will be hard pressed to find a quieter gelding for his age. He is really figuring out how to be nice and soft in the bridle, listening to your seat and legs in his maneuvers, and has a fantastic lead departure into his right lead. We are still working on consistently catching his left lead, but he is getting better with every ride, as he is naturally more "right handed" in how he travels at the lope. He will sidepass, back, pivot slow and correct, and is really finding a smooth solid stop. There are far too many things to list on this sweet little gelding, but we would love to meet you and let you take him for a spin!

Feel free to reach out with ANY questions or comments. We hope we have done this sweet little gelding justice and we hope his new family will love Merlin as much as we have grown to love him! 
Tess Chytka

Height: 14
No donations for this lot

Welcome to our Premier ONLINE ONLY Horse Sale! The connection for equine enthusiasts of all breeds, specialties, talents, and prices. From East to West, Premier Online Only Horse Sales are the BEST! Buyers can bid from anywhere or any device. Bidding will take place ONLINE ONLY with a soft close at 6pm MST, July 26th. 

  • No Buyer’s Premium
  • Super Convenient for the Buyer & Seller
  • Quick and Easy Way to Buy

Buyer’s Terms & Conditions

MM Auction Services, LLC DBA Premier Online Sales acts as agent only and provides the bidding platform only for all Premier Online Horse Sales. MM Auction Services, LLC does not collect any funds from buyers or distribute any funds to sellers.

New Bidders are required to create an account. Bidders will need to provide bank contact information, and bank account number (last 4 digits) so we can verify your account in order to obtain a bidder number. Bidders are required to accept the terms and conditions for each sale they plan on bidding in. At that time, our software will email you a copy of the terms as well as your bidder number for that specific auction. By placing a bid, bidder realizes that all bids are a legally binding contract with the seller and no bids can be deleted or retracted. Attempts to retract a bid or failure to do so will result in legal action. Any bidder with the high bid will win the lot and agree to pay the seller in full for their bids placed. Buyers who fail in any respect whatsoever to pay for any livestock under these terms shall be declared in default. The defaulter will be responsible for all costs, including attorney’s fees incurred by seller or MM Auction Services, LLC in collection of amounts owing for livestock purchased, or in enforcement or interpretation of this term of sale. All Sales are Final! By placing a bid, bidder agrees to all of the terms and conditions set forth by MM Auction Services, LLC and acknowledge and affirm that you have read and agree to abide by all terms and conditions. All bidders are required to be at least 18 years of age. The highest bidder is the buyer. If any dispute arises between or among two or more bidders, sole authority to settle the dispute as he sees fit is reserved by MM Auction Services, LLC and the decisions shall be final. Seller reserves the right to set a reserve sale amount on his/her horse. MM Auction Services, LLC reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The auction company completes sale of livestock at 
the close of each lot. We reserve the right to refuse bidding to anyone and ban any bidders from our software. Click on “Buyer Resources” to get started or call with questions. Once we have verified your accounts with your bank, we will send you an “approval to bid” email. Watch for emails in your spam folder. Bidders Guarantee: Bidders guarantee to not hold seller or MM Auction Services DBA Premier Online Sales liable for any x-rays, vet exams, or any images or content from seller’s vet or any vet AFTER purchasing a horse. Bidders guarantee to get a professional veterinarian to view all x-rays and exams provided by the seller prior to bidding or buying allowing them to have the confidence prior to the horse selling in order to bid. Bidders guarantee that when they click to bid online, they will pay the fees listed below if they determine they “didn’t mean” to bid or determine it to be an accident. If you click to bid online, you are entering a legal binding contract. It doesn’t matter whether you bid accidentally or someone else bids for you under your account. Bidding and winning but not paying for the horse will result in fees due for loss of income to both the seller and MM Auction Services, LLC. The buyer agrees to pay the following fees in full and due to MM Auction Services, LLC and the seller within 24 hours of auction ending via wire transfer only or $100/day late fee will be applied for both MM Auction Services & the Seller and will be included on the final invoice: 
o 8% of the determined sale price to MM Auction Services for loss of income & distress
o 2% of the determined sale price to MM Auction Services for pain & distress
o $100 registration fee to the seller for loss of income & distress
o $500 advertising fees to the seller for loss of income & distress
o $10,000 training fees to the seller for loss of income & distress
o OR the full price of the horse which bidder determines when bidding

Payment in full is required to be made to the seller of an animal in any Premier Online Horse Sales within 24 hours by wire transfer only unless other arrangements are made with the seller. Seller is required to contact the buyer immediately following the sale. Seller will provide wiring instructions via email to the buyer. MM Auction Services will be emailing an invoice to the buyers, so they know the total sale amount due to the seller. Invoices do not include any other fees. MM Auction Services, LLC is a pass-through agency and does not collect any funds or hold funds for guarantees, returns or refunds of monies paid on animals purchased.

Private Sales
Absolutely no private sales leading up to or following the sale. All animals registered to the online auction are required to sell online. Any animals not meeting their reserve but selling within 48 hours of the online sale closing are required to report it to the office and pay an 8% software fee. We will leave it up to the integrity of the seller to make sure this happens so the seller will be welcome to sell at any of our future sales.

 Negative Coggins – Sellers are required to have a current 6 months coggins on all animals sold and send with the buyer once horse is picked up and paid for in full.
 Health Inspection – Seller agrees to get a health inspection within 48 hours of the animal selling with new buyer name and address listed.
 Brand Inspection – Seller agrees if they are from a brand inspection state to get a brand inspection within 48 hours of the animal selling with new buyer listed on the brand inspection.
 Registration Papers – Seller agrees to have the original registration papers including a signed transfer ready to send with the animal to the new buyer.

Seller reserves the right to include their reserve price (if they have one) when registering their animal to the bidding platform.


All sellers are required to have shipping options available for the buyers. Be prepared to offer shipping names and numbers to the buyers. Sellers can also transport their horses to the new buyers for an additional fee. Note: shipping expenses are not included in the sale price of the animal. A great resource for equine transportation is Branded A Equine. Their contact information is Tonya @ (405) 780-2443 or email MM Auction Services is not responsible for making transport arrangements but can help with options. It’s the buyer’s responsibility to finalize transportation for their new horse and pay for that separately.

We highly recommend that all sellers encourage the buyer to purchase equine insurance from the time they purchase the animal. Buyer understands that the seller is no longer reliable for any injuries or sickness the animal may incur from the time of sale to arriving at the new buyer’s place of residence. A great resource for equine insurance is Ingram Insurance. Contact information is Jenifer @ (877) 437-0300 or email

Care & Pick-Up
Buyer assumes full ownership and responsibility of the animal from the time it is sold. Seller agrees to care for the animal for a maximum of 5 days until transportation is arranged for pickup unless arrangements are made with the seller for longer care. Seller has the right to charge a daily feeding and care fee for every day after bidding closes. All fees are subject to the seller’s discretion and are retrieved by the seller.

Seller’s Guarantee
Seller consents to list any cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the animal’s soundness (scars, chewed tail, cinch sores, bumps, pregnant, etc.) in the description of the animal. All animals selling are willing to provide a Pre-purchase exam for buyer & veterinarians to view prior to sale day in order for the buyer to make their own judgements of whether to purchase the animal or not. Seller understands and agrees that MM Auction Services is not responsible to perform any inspection or to independently confirm or verify the soundness of Seller’s animal. Seller understands and agrees that MM Auction Services LLC is unaware of the condition of Seller’s animal, and therefore relying solely upon representations made by Seller regarding the condition of the animal and that the animal is sound in order to advertise and market the stated condition of the Seller’s animal before and during the sale. This soundness guarantee is between buyer and seller only and does not include any other persons, and Seller agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless MM Auction Services LLC, Premier Online Sales, and Colby or Codi Gines to and from any claims, liability or damages which may be asserted by buyer of the animal on account of any breach of warranty, breach of promise or alleged misrepresentation. All soundness guarantees do not apply to or include any time period following the sale including transportation. Buyers are encouraged to purchase insurance to protect their investments. Shall any soundness disputes arise; the buyer must contact the seller
and settlement of the dispute shall be exclusively between the two of them. If the animal is determined not to have the alleged defect, the sale of said animal is valid and enforceable and buyer assumes all costs of examination, treatment, and sale purchase price. Soundness does not guarantee pass of an examination by any vet or seller following the sale. Buyers are to ride and visit the animal before the sale giving them confidence, they need to bid come sale day. If they want additional x-rays, they need to have them completed before the sale at their own expense. Solely, the seller of each animal represents and warrants to the buyer, Colby & Codi Gines, Premier Online Sales, and MM Auction Services LLC to include but not limited to the following:

 Title of the animal, free from all claims of ownership
 Sound of limb, eyes, and wind unless stated otherwise
 Be exactly what they represent them to be.
By registering an animal for online bidding to MM Auction Services, LLC DBA Premier Online Sales, Seller grants MM Auction Services the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO SELL the animal through online bidding subject to the above provisions and agrees to all terms and conditions. MM Auction Services does NOT allow substitutions or replacements once an animal has been registered, entered online, or after registration/advertising fees are paid. To withdraw your original registered animal from Premier Online Sales, it must be injured or sick, provide a vet release, and submit injury/sick videos to waive the scratched/no show fee.

Sale Exam
Sellers are required to provide a sale exam. Additional x-ray images are optional but highly recommended.

 Buyers understand that if they want any additional images not offered of horses or a sale exam of their own, they will have those done BEFORE the sale at buyer’s expense. 
 Any images or exams provided will be posted on individual horses’ online bidding profile.
 The deposit and inspection of X-rays, and access to view them are subject to our sale exam Terms & Conditions listed on our website. All buyers accept the Pre-purchase exam terms and conditions when accepting these terms and choosing to bid.
 Each buyer is encouraged to instruct their registered veterinarian to inspect the X-rays for each Lot and physically inspect each Lot prior to the purchase thereof. As provided in the Standard Conditions of Sale contained in the Sales Terms & Conditions on our website, each Lot purchased is purchased, at the fall of the hammer, with all defects and deficiencies, latent and patent, subject to the exceptions set out in the said Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale, or announced prior to the sale of a Lot. The Buyer acknowledges that it is his/her sole responsibility to determine the quality, accuracy and completeness of the Pre-purchase Exam and to obtain independent advice with respect thereto from a registered veterinarian.

Buyers Fees
 No Buyer’s Premium
 Taxes and fees if any, are the responsibility of the seller depending on what state they sell and collect payment from.
 Care & Feed fees will be at the discretion of the seller and added to the final invoice price.
 Transportation fees are not included in final invoice.


There is no implied warranty made by MM Auction Services, LLC as to the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any animal in the sale. The seller is the responsible party for all representations, warranties, and guarantees expressed or implied concerning the condition of any animal. The sellers agree to hold MM Auction Services LLC, Colby & Codi Gines, & Premier Online Sales harmless from all loss, cost and expense arising from illness, injury or death of such animal, or loss or damage to property, and injury or death of persons, caused by themselves, their agents, or employees, or by the animal, subsequent to the time of purchase.


Buyers, sellers, and spectators are cautioned to exercise care if they choose to try the animal’s prior, during, or after the sale of said animals. Buyers, sellers, and spectators are cautioned to enter premises at their own risk according to the laws of the State in which the animals reside. Neither the owners nor any other persons connected with this sale assume any liability, legal or otherwise, for accidents to persons or property, before, during, or after the sale. Colby & Codi Gines, Premier Online Sales, MM Auction Services, LLC; its principals, directors, officers, agents, employees and volunteers, and each and every landowner, municipal and/or government agency upon whose property this activity is conducted, shall not be liable for injuries sustained by anyone prior, during, or after the online sale. MM Auction Services, LLC & its associates act as AGENTS ONLY by providing the bidding software and are not responsible for buyer/seller error or misunderstanding. All guarantees are strictly between the buyer and seller. All information distributed is provided by the seller and MM Auction Services is not liable for any misprints or distribution and advertising of said information. All animals are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS”. In further consideration of buying an animal through online bidding, I agree to indemnify and defend, MM Auction Services, LLC DBA Premier Online Sales, Colby & Codi Gines, their agents and associates, from all injury, loss of equipment, loss of animal or damages to myself, my animals or damages or injury to others lien property whether by negligence, breach of warranty, or any misrepresentation which is alleged to have been made about the soundness of any animal sold through online bidding. If any claim or dispute is asserted or arises over the sale or registration animal for online bidding of any lot or animal sold, it is agreed that venue for any dispute shall be resolved exclusively in the courts in the State of Wyoming, and that Wyoming law shall control this transaction or any claims or disputes which arise direct or indirectly out of this transaction in all respects. I verify that all photos submitted to MM Auction Services LLC have full permission to be used for advertising and are free and clear from all photography copyright laws. I verify that I have read the above information/terms & conditions in full and hereby agree to be bound by them. 

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United States

Buyer assumes full ownership and responsibility of the animal from the time it is sold. Seller is required to care for the animal for a maximum of 5 days until transportation is arranged for pickup. Seller has the right to charge a daily feeding and care fee for every day after bidding closes and charge more daily after the 5 day maximum. All fees are subject to the sellers discretion and are retrieved by the seller.