ONCE BLUE BOY - MM Auction Services, LLC
Lot Number:16
Start Time:8/26/2023 5:00:00 PM
Bid Count:5
Starting Bid:$10,000.00
Bid Increment:$1,000.00
Current Bid:$20,000.00
Bidding complete

A 1% Buyer's Premium will be added to the final Sales Price. All applicable taxes will be assessed based on the sum of the sales price and buyer's premium.


Cute as a Button! Button is by the iconic stallion ONCE IN A BLU BOON! This flashy Silver Red Roan Gelding checks all the boxes and then some! Button is a 2019 gelding standing 14.2 hands and weighs in at 1100 lbs. We are proud that Button wears our proven Hunter Gold Standard brand – the JA. Button is extremely versatile. His easy-going temperament allows him to adapt to his riders level of experience. Anything you want to do horseback you can do on him. Show, ranch, or trail ride you will be doing it in style! He is easy and effortless to ride. Button is a pretty mover with a comfortable jog. He is smooth sailing and comfortable in all his gaits. Button is user friendly and uncomplicated to ride. His transitions are smooth and fluid. Buttons inquisitive personality makes him one of our all-time favorites! We have done a little bit of everything on him. His fabulous disposition makes him a joy to be around at the barn and on his back. Button is the first to meet you at the gate. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body and has a gentle old soul. Button is solid, sound and very safe. He is trained and stays that way. Whether you ride him once a week or once a month Button is the same every day. Button is flashy, kind, and mature. He has the WOW factor! Button is dependable, honest and a true gentleman. He is amazing in and out of the arena. Button has the looks, pedigree, and ability to take you to the pay window. His chrome and athleticism make him the total package. Button has been in a cow horse program. He is showing talent, ability and the look! He has a big smooth stop. He is cowy and quick footed. Button would excel in the Working Western Rail, Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail, Boxing and Sorting classes. Whether you show him, ranch on him or trail ride you will be doing it with a smile. Button has a solid start in the roping. He is tracking the sled and calves. He is Royal Crown and Riata Buckle eligible. Button is a son of ONCE IN A BLU BOON. ONCE IN A BLU BOON has LTE in excess of $300,000. His offspring have earned over $7.2 million. He has 14 major limited age event championship titles and 2 reserve titles with an impressive 29 time to finales. In 2021 he is Equistats 5th Cutting sire, 3rd Cutting Jr. sire and 2nd reined cow horse sire. Button is out of a money producing mare WILD LIL CHILD by SMART LITTLE LENA LTE $743,275 with PE over $43,000,000. We are pleased to offer this outstanding gelding. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Josh & Amy Hunter. 435-823-0615 or 435-823-2477. Email joshuahunter1977@gmail.com.

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Where quality, class, and distinction meet, Fort Worth! Only the TOP scoring nominations sell at sale! Premier Horse Sales offers another option for exclusive horses. The only horse sale that requires nominations then scores the horses and trainers to depict the TOP. The only horse sale that conducts two sifting processes. Multiple images and sale exams required. Additional imaging highly encouraged. Buyers will prevail at the sale so rest assured to Buy with Confidence!!

By registering to bid for any sale with MM Auction Services, LLC DBA Premier Online Sales, you agree to all terms & conditions of this site and the individual sale terms and conditions whether you choose to read them all or not.

TOP Horses Only Sell at Sale 
1st Sifting Process prior to the Sale
 Horses are nominated months in advance then scored by our team using our rubric.
 Nomination Rubric (Click to View) - the higher the trainer & their horse score, the better
their chances are of selling at our sale. Quality over quantity!
 12 scoring areas: Trainer Status, Ownership, Loyalty, Pedigree, Age, Photos, Description,
Conformation, Disposition, Body Condition, Bonus Points, & Performance/Riding Ability.
 Our job is to ensure each horse is a good fit for our sale and buyers as well as our sale is
a good fit for all horses and trainers alike.

2nd Sifting Process at the Sale
 Arena work – Catch, saddle, all 4-feet easily picked up, bridle, ride off with tight cinch no
problem and lope away.
 Minor abrasions, cuts, or sores may be sifted unless it is likely to heal normally without
veterinarian treatment and cause no long-term threat.
 Trainer understands that if their horse doesn’t pass all stages of Premier Horse Sale’s
sifting process, they will be pulled from the sale and consignment fee is forfeited.

Soundness Exam & X-rays
Trainers are required to provide a sale soundness exam including images. X-rays required
consist of AP and Lateral radiographs of the navicular as well as Skyline Navicular views and
oblique views of the hocks. Stallions selling as a breeding stallion are required to provide
verification of fertility with a semen evaluation.
 Buyers understand that if they want additional images of horses or a sale exam of their
own, they will have those done ahead of sale time at buyers’ expense. 
 All horses selling at Premier Horse Sales are required to have a sale soundness exam
done by a licensed veterinarian in order to sell.
 Sale exams can be done as early as 6 months before sale day but no sooner and will be
posted on our website at least 1 month prior to sale day if not sooner.
 Some trainers will include extra x-rays as well but it’s not required. If buyers want more
than the required sale exam & images, they are required to get it done before the sale
at their expense. An onsite vet is provided at almost all sales to assist with requests the
day before the sale.
 X-rays are viewable on our website as early as 3 months before sale day up to sale day
and then the system automatically deletes them when the gavel drops. We do not keep
x-rays past sale day.
 The deposit and inspection of X-rays, and access to the repository are subject to our
Repository Terms & Conditions listed on our website. All buyers accept the Repository
terms and conditions when accepting these terms and bidding at sale.

 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 Catalogue and 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 auction of a Lot. The Buyer
acknowledges that it is his sole responsibility to determine the quality, accuracy and
completeness of the sale exam and to obtain independent advice with respect thereto
from a registered veterinarian.

Bidders have 4 options to bid: onsite, online, phone, or agent bidding. See our Register to
Bid page on our website to get registered for our next sale. All bidders are required to be at
least 18 years of age. Online bidders nor any pre-bids will not have precedence over floor bids.
All bids are placed to the auctioneer and auctioneer accepts the ones he sees/hears first.
Setting max bids online does not guarantee the bidder winning for that amount over a floor
bidder. To help avoid this happening, make sure your max is truly your max. 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 the auctioneer and the decisions shall be final.
Seller reserves the right to waive the sale (bids) of his/her horse before it leaves the ring. The
auctioneer reserves the right to reject any or all bids. The auctioneer completes sale of a horse
at the fall of the gavel. We reserve the right to refuse bidding to anyone. Anyone can/will be
asked to leave or banned from bidding if problems arise.

Online Bidders: Online Bidding is provided by our company, MM Auction Services, LLC.
Go to Premieronlinesales.com and you can find it under current auctions at that link.
Click on Buyer Resources to get started or call with questions. There will be a 1%
online buyers fee applied to all online winning bids. You’ll need to create an account
with our online platform first. 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.

Payment in full is required to be made to MM Auction Services immediately following the sale.
Onsite bidders can pay by credit card, cash or check. A 3% convenience fee will be charged if
payments are made with a credit or debit card. Online and phone bidders have 2 payment
choices only, credit card or ACH (e-check). All online and phone bidders will need to patiently
wait for our clerks to contact you for payment following the sale. Make sure you plan
accordingly and notify your bank of the charges. Be sure to listen carefully when the clerks read
your account information back to you. Any returned e-check charges will be accessed a $500
fee and required to wire the balance same day plus the $500 fee. Any credit card payments
declined by the buyer’s bank for any reason will be assessed a $500 fee and required to wire
the balance same day plus the $500 fee. International bidders have 2 payment options of
credit/debit card (4% convenience fee) or wire transfer only. All buyers agree to pay $100/day
late fee for any reason their invoice is not paid directly following the sale same day. Any buyers
that ask to hold checks for any reason, will be charged $100/day fee in order for us to do so. By
making payment, you acknowledge that you waive the right for a return of horse(s) along with
any and all refunds of monies paid etc. in conjunction with any purchases at this sale/auction
from MM Auction Services, LLC DBA Premier Horse Sales. MM Auction Services is a pass-
through agency and does not hold funds for guarantees, returns or refunds of monies paid on
animals purchased at auction. All current county and state sales tax rates will be applied to all
winning bids. In order to be tax exempt, appropriate forms will need to be filled out and to our
office BEFORE sale day or exemption will not be granted. All buyers agree to not place any kind
of charge back on any payment made towards the purchase of any horse.

Buyer’s Guarantee
Buyer’s guarantee to not request x-rays, vet exams, or any images or content from any vet after
purchasing a horse. Bidders guarantee to get all exams and images needed from a vet prior to
bidding or registering for this sale allowing them to have the confidence prior to the horse
selling in order to bid. Bidders guarantee that when they click to bid online or say “yes” by
phone bidding, they will pay the fees listed below even if they determine they “didn’t mean” to
bid or call it 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.
Same goes for phone bidding. We call the number you provide and the person on the other end
is the bidder and has final say. 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.

o 10% of the determined sale price to MM Auction Services for loss of income &

o $750 nomination fee to the seller for loss of income & distress
o $1,000 advertising fees to the seller for loss of income & distress
o $10,000 training fees to the seller for loss of income & distress
o $3,500 travel fees to the seller for loss of income & distress
o Plus the final sale price of the horse and all fees

Absolutely no private sales with trainers either prior to the sale or after the auction. Trainers
have given MM Auction Services, LLC Exclusive Rights for selling the consigned horses. All
horses brought to the sale are required to go through the auction ring. Any horses “no sold” in
the ring but sold outside are expected to report it to the office. We will leave it up to the
integrity of the seller to make sure this happens and we know that buyers only want to
purchase from reputable people!

Seller’s Guarantee
 Based upon representations made solely by the horse seller, all horses consigned have
passed both our sifting processes prior to the sale. All horses are sold guaranteed sound
by the seller only that at the time of sale the horse was sound of limb, wind, and eye
unless other announcements are made from the auction block. This soundness
guarantee shall be exclusively between buyer and seller only and does not include any
other persons.  Buyer 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 horse.  Buyer understands and agrees that MM Auction Services is
unaware of the condition of Seller’s horse, and therefore is relying solely upon
representations made by seller regarding the condition of the horse and that the horse
is sound.  All soundness guarantees do not include any time period following the sale
including transportation. Buyers are encouraged to purchase equine insurance directly
following the sale to protect their investments. Shall any soundness disputes arise; the
buyer is required to contact the seller and settle the dispute. Buyer agrees to indemnify,
release and hold harmless MM Auction Services, Colby or Codi Gines, Premier Horse
Sales, to and from any claims, liability or damages which may be asserted by buyer of
the horse on account of any breach of warranty, breach of promise or alleged
misrepresentation. In the event it is determined that the defect was present at the time
of sale, the seller is required to trade the buyer a horse of same value. If the horse is
determined not to have the alleged defect, the sale of said horse is valid and
enforceable and purchaser assumes all costs of examination, treatment, and sale
purchase price. Soundness does not guarantee pass of a check by any vet or trainer
following the sale. Buyers are to ride and visit the horse before the sale giving them the
confidence they need to bid come sale day. If Buyer wants additional x-rays, they need
to have them completed before the sale at their own expense. Buyers are required to
contact the seller to resolve any situations. A decision needs to be made based on what
is best for both parties. Whether the buyer did their homework or not, will also be taken
into consideration.

The buyer understands and agrees that the seller of each animal (not MM Auction Services nor
Premier Horse Sales) represents and warrants to the buyer, Premier Horse Sales, 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
 Not a cribber or wind sucker
 Not cryptorchid
 Not pregnant
 Be exactly what they represent them to be.

Requirements for Transport
 Brand Inspection – Required by the brand law states only on all sale horses: A brand
inspection (AKA Ownership Papers) is included with horse payment at checkout and
must be obtained from the brand inspector once you have paid for your horse(s), $20
fee charge.
 Coggins – Required for transport into and out of every state. All horses sold are required
to provide a coggins test current within six months of sale date (provided by seller).
 Health – Required for transport out every state. A veterinarian will be on grounds to
provide all horses going out of state a current health inspection. Fees will be included
with horse payment at checkout, $75 per animal (International Health $300).
Transporters: We highly recommend that buyers hire a licensed and insured transporter. Big
Horse Express is exactly that and our sale’s exclusive transporter. They’ll be at the sale waiting
to take care of you and your next partner. Call to get a quote (352)615-5070.
Equine Insurance: We highly recommend that buyers protect their investments and purchase
equine insurance. Specialty Risk Insurance offers drop of the hammer coverage and free for 5
days. They are our exclusive equine insurance provider. Call Mike Fester for a quote (405)626-

Care of & Pick-Up
Buyer assumes full ownership and responsibility of the animal from the time it is sold in the sale
ring. It is the new owner’s responsibility and sole risk from the time of purchase for proper
feed, care, and maintenance. Buyers will be responsible to pick-up purchased horse(s)
immediately following the sale or a nightly boarding/care/feed fee will be assessed. If buyers
are not able to do so then MM Auction Services will feed, water, and care for the horses until
transport arrives. All horses can stay in their current stall until noon the day after the sale. They
are required to be checked out no later than noon.

Buyers Fees 
 Sales Tax:  
 Fort Worth, Texas - No Sales Tax – 0% Sales Tax on all livestock 
 Las Vegas, Nevada - Clark County, Nevada applies an 8.375% Sales Tax. MM
Auction Services does offer free transportation from Las Vegas to our Wyoming
Ranch for free. Any horses using this service with transporters picking up in
Wyoming will be charged Wyoming sales tax which is 0% sales tax on horses.
 Ocala, Florida – No Sales Tax - 0% Sales Tax on Horses
 Brand Inspection: $20 brand inspection fee/horse (not all states are brand states). 
 Health Papers: $75 health inspection fee/horse (International $300) 
 Additional Fees: 
 1% Online Buyers Fee
 2% Phone Bidding Fee 
 3% credit/debit card convenience fee (4% International)

There is no implied warranty made by auctioneer or Sale Company as to the merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose of any animal in the sale. The buyer agrees that it is relying upon
any warranties or representations made prior to or during the sale to be made only by and on
behalf of the seller or their representatives. Buyer agrees that MM Auction Services LLC and
Premier Horse Sales are serving merely as agents selling said horse(s) for the seller as the
principle. The seller/trainer is the sole responsible party for all representations, warranties, and
guarantees expressed or implied concerning the condition of any horse and buyers should
satisfy themselves concerning the condition before purchasing. Trainers will not replace animal
because of human/animal personality conflicts. Once again, buyers need to do their homework
well in advance of the sale to find the sale animal that best fits them. The buyer and sale
attendees further agree to hold the seller, MM Auction Services LLC, and Premier Horse Sales
harmless from all loss, cost and expense rising 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 while attending the sale and enter
premises at their own risk according to the laws of the state in which the sale is held (Florida,
Nevada, Texas, or Wyoming). 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 Horse 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 attending the Premier Horse
Sales. MM Auction Services, LLC & its associates act as agents only and are not responsible for
buyer/seller error or misunderstanding. All guarantees are for the benefit and reliance by

buyers and are strictly between the buyer and the seller of the horse. All animals are sold “As
Is”. In further consideration of this sale, I agree to indemnify and defend Premier Horse Sales,
MM Auction Services, LLC, 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 from my animals, by entering this horse sale whether by negligence, breach of
warranty, or any misrepresentation which is alleged to have been made about the soundness of
any animal sold at the sale . The undersigned by executing this instrument delivers said
agreement to MM Auction Services, LLC and Colby and Codi Gines and declares them free of
any and all claims. If any claim or dispute is asserted or arises out of or over the sale or
consignment of any lot or animal sold at auction, 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 directly or indirectly out of this
transaction in all respects. By purchasing a horse at Premier Horse Sales and/or executing this
instrument, 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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