Lindsey Sagel of Bolivar, Missouri. Submitted Photo.
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Hometown: Bolivar, Mo. 

Family: Husband, Devin; adult children Klayton Sagel of North Dakota and Hailey Sagel of Florida

In Town: Lindsey Sagel is an associate with the Bolivar, Mo., Walmart Supercenter. 

“I really like interacting with people,” she said. 

In the Country: Lindsey grew up in Colorado, and at the age of 15, she got her first horse. 

“It was a Thoroughbred/Arabian cross gelding; why too much horse for my first horse,” she said. “After I sold him, I got a little Leopard Appaloosa mare that I had for about 10 years, and I raised my first colt from her. We bred several mares to some world-class studs in Colorado.”

Lindsey and her family relocated to Missouri for several years, raising horses and cattle in rural Laclede County, before taking up residence in Florida, where they lived for six years. After relocating to Florida, Lindsey’s love for horses continued, and she purchased and rescued horses for pleasure and trail rides.

After six years in the Peninsula State, Lindsey and Devin returned to Missouri in February, bringing her horses back to the Ozarks. She currently has a rescue Thoroughbred mare, whose great-grandsire is Secretariat, a Quarter Horse-cross mare and a gelding rescued from a kill pen in Texas with lines that go to Dash for Cash. 

“I tried breeding in Florida, but my mares just wouldn’t talk to the stud,” she said. “They are trail horses now, but I would love to get back into breeding. I’d love to have my own stud and several broodmares, and raise babies that grow up to be champions, trail horses or companion animals for kids.”

Lindsey said horses are her “zen.”

“I got out and it’s just relaxing; it’s therapeutic,” she said. “Nothing can calm a person or comport them like going out to the barn and being in their presence. There’s nothing like being there for the birth of a colt. You’re there and seeing this thing you have waited on for almost a year, and being a part of that is just amazing. I’ve seen hogs being born, calves, puppies, but you will never forget your first time watching a colt being born.”


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