We appreciate that you have considered our auction in your search in finding a HORSE that will fit your needs and requirements.  We encourage you to take the time to inspect, screen and ask questions about the horses that peak your interest.  It is the Buyers responsibility to ride AND talk with the consignor about the animal prior to purchase.

OUR SUGGESTION:  If you are wanting a ranch or trail horse that is safe and sane, please consider as a scenario you are buying a Pickup or an ATV versus a race car, even though the race car is sleek and certainly has that cool look, you may be better off with something that has the versatility and undercarriage you may need for those rocky trails or steep terrain along the way. 
The old saying, "The beauty queen doesn't always make the best cook", could apply as well. 
Please choose disposition, riding requirements, personality and temperament.  Make sure that if a Horse has reining training that you are able to ride the animal that can spin on a coin, move from walk to run in one jump, and you can sit back when you ask the horse to slide to a stop. 

Buy a Horse that fits your riding ability!

THIS IS NOT A BUY, THEN TRY AUCTION!  This is totally unfair to the consignors and their business of selling reliable animals!

We pride ourselves on working with the consignors in our sale as they have proven to bring the type of horses that are safe and sound and that our buyers need and deserve.  We will be listing the number of year’s each consignor has been with us, thus verifying their proven history of sales they’ve had with our Auction.  

 If you wish to obtain a PRE-PURCHASE Vet Inspection, it must be done PRIOR to the Auction at the potential buyers expense.
Horses are stalled at the Pitchfork Ranch - Z Bar T Headquarters and a buyer should contact any consignor to make arrangements for a Prepurchase-vet check for a specified horse at this location or at the consignor’s location through a vet near them.

We do not guarantee a buyers Prepurchase-vet inspection, we guarantee that the horses will be sound per our "Soundness Guarantee" listed below in the Guarantee Section of this page. 

Request a Catalog

  • Click here to Request a Printed Catalog       Catalogs have been mailed. 

  • View the Printed Catalog.  
    The links/emails are embedded so all you need to do is click on them to be taken to that link.
    Depending on your internet speed, downloading make take longer than expected.
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  • December 20th the Online Catalog of  "Auction Horses" will be Posted & Displayed Online with complete photo's, videos and complete description.


  • YOUTUBE:  Available after December 21st -  View video's of this year's consignments.
    Videos are added as consignors have them available or as they are updated.
    SUBSCRIBE to the Pitchfork Ranch Horse Sale's YOUTUBE channel to be notified as new videos are added.


Buyers, sellers and spectators are cautioned to exercise care while attending the sale and enter premises at their own risk.  Clark Management Company, Inc., T.J. Clark and Amy Landrus, Pitchfork Ranch HORSE SALE; its principals, directors, officers, agents, vendors, employees and volunteers, and each and every landowner, municipal and/or government agency upon whose property this activity may be conducted, shall not be liable for injuries sustained by anyone attending the Pitchfork Ranch - Z Bar T facility for activities and any and all associated events.

ABSOLUTELY "NO" Private Sales

Absolutely NO Private Sales:  with any of PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE consignor's either prior to the Sale or after the auction. Consignors have given Clark Management Company Exclusive Rights for selling the consigned Horse(s).  Management feels this is unfair to the consignors and buyers who have traveled to attend the sale. All horses brought to the sale to be sold during the PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE must be consigned and go through our auction ring. The GUARANTEES only apply if the sale is run through the AUCTION.  To insure all sale GUARANTEES go with each horse purchased, be sure to come to the office to let us know you have made arrangements to purchase one of the horses that did not sell in the Ring.

After the Sale, we continue to try to sell the horses and will post them to Facebook and other area's to let potential buyers know what horses are still available.  We do leave it up to the integrity of the seller to forward any commission on horses that have been consigned to this sale, have their horses listed in the catalog, and/or are sold because of placement in this Auction or advertising and efforts of the PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE.  We work hard to do right for both our buyers and our consignors and want to thank those consignors and buyers that possess the integrity to know that we have done a great job and will pay us accordingly to their contract.

After the Sale Animal Care & Equine Insurance


Buyers have until Monday, immediately following the auction at 5pm to pick up their horse(s).  After that time there will be an additional charge of $10.00 per day.   This does not cover accidents, health issues or other unforeseen mishaps to an animal.  It is totally the Buyers responsibility for the welfare of any and all animals purchased as of the time the auctioneer drops the hammer and claims "SOLD". 

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to purchase Equine Insurance for your protection.
Equine Insurance can be obtained from the Cathie at Yellowstone Equine Hospital, 307.527.6968.
Cathie will have a table near the Pitchfork Ranch Auction Sale Office.

We pride ourselves on the quick and efficient turn-around time in providing our Buyers the required items for transport by our Brand Inspectors and Veterinarian.  We have been to numerous sales and we believe ours is by far one of the best!

Payment for all purchases must be paid before animals will be released from the grounds with the proper paperwork.

Please View Horse Transportation Section

Buying a HORSE - Need a Ride or Will Haul

Equine Transporters:  The internet has a number of equine transporters (Licensed and Bonded).  You should be able to locate those that travel to your location.  Be sure to check their credentials.

See the List of Transporters at this LINK .   Transporters will be added and shown on this page ONLY as a service and for a buyer's convenience. 

PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE makes NO guarantees for people listed on these forms, this is a service we provide for people that want to buy and people that offer to haul your animals.



ALL GUARANTEES apply only if the sale for the horse is run through the Auction.  Be sure to come to the office to let management know you have made arrangements to purchase one of the horses that did not sell in the Ring to insure all sale GUARANTEES continue with your purchase

Each Horse sold at the PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE must be guaranteed sound by the consignor.  If the horse is not considered sound, the buyer has until Tuesday following the Auction, at 12 noon to have T.J. Clark and T.J.'s veterinarian inspect the horse at the Jake Clark's MULE DAYS Location (Ralston, WY). T.J. Clark will make the final determination as to soundness of the horse. If the horse is considered unsound, the buyer will be returned his purchase price, less fees.  No Payment will be made to the consignor if the horse is considered unsound.

Each consignor will be totally responsible for guarantees they make on their animals & guarantees will be made only from the auction block while the animal is being sold. Absolutely no guarantee or warranty will be expressed or implied by the auctioneers or ring men.

SOUNDNESS does not guarantee a PrePurchase Vet Inspection. If the buyer wishes to have a Prepurchase Vet Inspection prior to the Sale, please contact the consignor and make arrangements with a vet near them or make an appointment with a vet near Meeteetse or Cody for a Vet check.  Horses are stalled at the Pitchfork Ranch Arena & Barn and the vet should contact the consignor to make arrangements for the Prepurchase Vet Inspection with a specified horse at this location or at the consignor's location.

Pitchfork Ranch Horse Sale Soundness Guarantee is:

  • See out of both eyes clearly and correctly
  • Will be correct in the air
  • Will not crib
  • Will beat on all 4 feet soundly.

There is no implied or explicit guarantee of any horses sold at this auction that extends to replacing a horse or refunding of any monies after the Tuesday following the Auction deadline.  In other words, do not contact us 1 month later, 6 months later nor 1 year later and say there is a problem with the horse and you expect compensation, it won't happen.

It is the Buyers responsibility to ride AND talk with the consignor about the animal prior to purchase....

Exception:  the only way for any refund of monies via the GUARANTEE is strictly with the animal not being sound as described above and notice given by the deadline stated above.

Ownership, Stalling, Feeding & Pick Up

OWNERHSHIP:  The buyer assumes full ownership of the animal from the time it is sold in the sale ring and is responsible for proper feed and care. 


Consignor/Seller’s Responsibility:

    • Please see that your horse has feed and water and is put back in the same stall he originally was stalled in.

Buyers Responsibility:

    • The buyer will be responsible to pick up the horse by Monday immediately following the Sale, or daily stall and feed costs: $10 per day will be due.
    • Please be sure to notify the office if stalling arrangements will be later than the first Monday immediately following the Auction to insure your horse(s) are being watered and fed until you are able to pick them up.


  • Buyers must have a PAID RECEIPT from the office for all load outs.
    Brand Inspector and Veterinarian will be on sight on sale day for Completion of Brand Inspection and Health Certificates needed for transport.
  • MAKING ARRANGEMENTS:  Please notify T.J. (307) 272-4563 or the PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE office if your horse will need feed and stalling to insure horse care following these dates:
    • CARE CHARGES FOLLOWING ABOVE PICKUP DATE: a daily charge of $10 for stall and feed costs will be due.


    Warranty & Conditions

    By purchasing a horse at PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE, I verify that I have read the above information and hereby agree to be bound by them as well as any information listed in the PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE catalog.

    I verify that after the guarantee deadline date as stated in the GUARANTEE Section, I have no recourse to expect any type of refund, any type of repayment or any type of exchange as all sales are final.

    PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE, Clark Management Company & its associates act as agents only and are not responsible for buyer/seller error or misunderstandings. All guarantees are strictly between the buyer and seller.

    In further consideration of this purchase, I agree to indemnify and defend the Clark Management Company, T.J. Clark and Amy Landrus and the PITCHFORK RANCH HORSE SALE Staff, 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 or lien property from my animals, by attending this Horse Sale at the Pitchfork Ranch west of Meeteetse, Wyoming. By making payment for said horse the buyer agrees to all conditions above and acknowledges receipt of said livestock purchased from the Pitchfork Ranch Horse Sale and Manager; Clark Management Company, Inc. and declares himself/herself owner or legal agent and acknowledges the purchase thereof at public auction for his/her account according to its usual custom.

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