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Winter 2017 Annual Stallion/NFR Issue

Contents

Trainer Talk

Features Working Lines Solis–A King Ranch Sire By Larry Thornton

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Mares with More 72 Nancy Red Star Rodeo Star with a Stellar Pedigree By Larry Thornton

Training the Performance Horse WHOA! Working on the stop. By Al Dunning

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Rodeo & Horsemanship The key to winning timed events. By Richard Winters

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Departments Hot Products Calendar of Events Ad Index Real Estate Corral Real Estate Market Report

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By The All-Time Living Leading Sire of Barrel Horses FRENCHMANS GUY

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• Champion PHBA World Jr. Barrels • Champion WB Ranch Slot & Futurity Open 2D • 2nd IBRA Futurity Open Lewis, OH 5 & Under 2D • 2nd Future Fortunes Indiana Breeders Futurity Open • Finalist Indiana Barrel Futurity 1D • Plus More! Sire Of… FRENCHMANSFANCYPANTS, 2-Time Finalist All American Quarter Horse Congress Youth & Open, etc. Out of THE STYLISH BABY, by TAKIN ON THE CASH si 109 ($661,747).

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Training the Performance Horse Part V

Whoa!

By Al Dunning As you have seen from my pervious articles, my five basics are: go forward willingly, turn both directions smoothly, develop stops (which you will read about in this section), the importance of backing and true collection. It was simple to develop my five basics when I thought of what we do with a new foal. They are gathered up and haltered and led to go forward. When forward motion is accomplished, usually we teach them to turn and follow our direction of the pull. Through this process, we are always working on stopping when requested. As horses are advanced, the back up builds in collection, aids in correct frame with the horse giving to the bridle properly, and reinforces many other maneuvers we do on a daily basis. Collection was my fifth factor, encompassing leg control, lateral movement, isolating parts to help functionality of maneuvers and many other things. After your horse goes forward willingly and turns in both directions smoothly, it’s time to work on the stop. We begin to reinforce the stop with colts by pulling the head around to teach the horse to relinquish its forward motion. As we advance into preparations for riding, the word “whoa” becomes a necessary aspect of stopping. It’s important that the process of teaching a horse to stop begins early for your colt. They should learn to give and stop while listening to the

command “whoa”. If this process was directions. too rough or missed, it is much more difficult to reclaim the mental aspect When we finally ride the horse, we of these commands. do the same using the word whoa and pulling one rein to avert forward I know for a fact that without the motion. Many years ago, I learned proper foundation, the task of from my mentors about how molding a horse into a very utilitarian important it was to pull a single rein individual with a high degree of to stop the horse’s forward motion. “reinablilty” is much more difficult. This made sense because it never Thus, when you start a horse from gave the horse a chance to brace, the very beginning, teach the word throw their head or stiffen their body whoa, even with a halter on to run off. It also seems to develop a smooth pull that is consistent with a a baby. Don’t be rough: release when the request is granted and reward by letting them stand. This process should continue all the way through a horse’s training, even as a finished horse. If you do it right, you won’t have problems. If you do it wrong or miss that part, your task will be much more trying. I do a lot of groundwork to teach my stops properly. Bending, backing on the ground, ground driving, using the word whoa are all combined as components of what is to come. One of my methods is to lunge horses in the round pen as pre-saddling conditioning, saying whoa each time I request them to stop or reverse

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good mouth on your horse. The process of teaching your horse to stop goes on and on until the horse’s career direction is

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determined–whether he should stop like a rope horse, slide like a reiner, or merely rate his speed as many other jobs call for.

the bridle or throw their head. If I have any difficulty, I pull the horse in a circle smoothly, again working on their flexibility.

Most of the time when I work on the stop I initially work with a snaffle bit –either a ring or D ring–with a smooth mouthpiece. I’ve always had the concept that using less bit and more technique is more successful than more bit and intimidation. This develops consistency and willingness with your horse.

One talent that you must develop for a horse to be a good “stopper” is to feel the down stride of the horse and allow your hands to go with it slightly. I initiate the stop when the front feet come to the ground. To allow the horse the proper timing to hit, lift and be able to drive their hindquarters. Timing needs to be impeccable to derive an outstanding stop. Mistiming causes a horse to land on their front, hit and skip, or jam their front feet into the ground.

When on their back, I do a lot of bending to direct their feet out of a straight line into a thought of no more forward motion. You can use the fence as a barrier to help aid your pull or you can do what is called “doubling” which is reaching down the rein and smoothly pulling to your hip until forward motion is ceased. A factor not to be discounted is the amount of pressure and quickness of your pull. You should reach down the rein, get the slack out and pull smoothly with some jiggle or feel to your hand telling the neck to bend, the poll to flex, and the jaw to give. If you pull quick or with a long rein, the horse has a tendency to brace, stiffening all the way from the occipital crest down the entire spine to the dock of the tail. Stiffening will ignite the fight or flight instinct and will set your training back rather than moving it forward. The key to a stop is getting a horse to give their jaw, poll, and lift their shoulders while using a shift of weight to the hind end to accomplish the task. Good horses will stop like an accordion–giving their poll, lifting their withers, rounding their loin, and driving their hindquarters into the ground. To finish my idea on pulling the reins, initially I pick up one to balance that side of the mouth and then I pull the other rein, in what I call an offset pull, not allowing the horse to root their jaw forward into

My body sequence during the stop is I go forward in the determined consistent motion, whether it is trotting, loping or running. On the downstride, I sink my body straight down into the saddle, drop my heels slightly to do what I call “stop riding”, then I say “whoa”. The last thing in the sequence is pick up your reins smoothly, never letting the horse pull you by being too quick. Any reprimand should come after the stop or in the lightening process of the mouth. It is so important that the horse remains confident and comfortable in the stop. A horse that runs should run freely and smoothly, so when you sit down, quit riding and say “whoa” the horse should start learning that you are requesting the stop. If you start jerking the reins or brace up your body, it will be rough. This makes it uncomfortable for the horse to stop. A great horse stops because they love it, not because you force them into it. To reiterate: 1) ride forward smoothly and consistently with a proper stride 2) feel the stride and initiate on the downstride 3) stop riding by sinking into the saddle and dropping your heels off

the horse 4) draw your reins to assist the horse in getting round into the stop One of the techniques that I have found works well for me is to either gallop, quit riding and draw the reins back without the word “whoa”; or to gallop off, leave my hands down and say the word “whoa” with no pull. It is imperative that the horse takes the pull properly. This helps me develop a willing stop with no resistance. The sliding stop is an extension of the run itself. A horse should be running smooth and relaxed, not gaining or loosing stride, and have a bit of collection but with a mindset of having his taillights on, allowing you to rate him. In judged events, the stop is judged on the approach, the stop itself, straightness, quality of form and dynamics. If you start slow and think one percent a day for 100 days, you will reach that 100 percent goal.

Al Dunning of Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of the most respected horseman in the industry. His 40+ years of experience as a professional trainer has led him to produce world champion horses, books, DVDs, clinics, Team AD online mentoring, and ADTV on Better Horses Network. For more information, visit www. AlDunning.com.

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When Richard King founded the King Ranch in 1853, he set out to build a dynasty. His dynasty is still intact today as a thriving modern ranch that not only has kept up with the times, but has set a standard for others to follow in managing and breeding good livestock. The King Ranch counts among its accomplishments the establishment of the Santa Gertrudis breed of beef cattle and the Old Sorrel line of Quarter Horses. The men behind the success of the King Ranch breeding programs were Robert “Bob” Kleberg, Jr., Caesar Kleberg, Dick Kleberg, Jr. and Dr. J. K. Northway. Old Sorrel was the greatest cow horse the King Ranch had ever used. The success of Old Sorrel as a working horse called for a breeding program that would perpetuate this

Old Sorrel great stallion's talents for future generations. This meant the ranch would have to inbreed and linebreed to take full advantage of Old Sorrel and his outstanding cow-horse traits. The development of this breeding program resulted in the Old Sorrel line of Quarter Horses. Old Sorrel came to the King Ranch when he was purchased from his

Wimpy was not only the first horse in the AQHA Stud Book, but also an exceptional sire that carried the influence of Solis to the breed in general. Photo ourtesy the author’s files

breeder George Clegg of Alice, TX. The sire of this great stallion was Hickory Bill. Hickory Bill was bred by the Little Grove Stock Farm of Petersburg, IL, owned by Samuel Watkins. Clegg purchased Hickory

Bill. Her sire was The Hero, a Thoroughbred by Himyar. Himyar was the sire of Domino and Plaudit. The sire of Himyar was Alarm and his dam was Hira by Lexington. The dam of The Hero was Lula S by Viator. Lucretia M was out of Bird by Jack Traveler. The dam of Bird was Kitty Clyde. This makes Hickory Bill double bred to Jack Traveler and Kitty Clyde. The dam of Old Sorrel was a mare known as the Dr. Rose Mare. Most reports show that the Dr. Rose Mare was brought to Texas by a Dr. Rose, a dentist in Del Rio. George Clegg bought the Dr. Rose Mare out of a carload of horses that his partner J.C. McGill had gotten from Dr. Rose.

Solis—A King Ranch Sire By Larry Thornton Bill and brought him to Texas. Hickory Bill was sired by Peter McCue. Peter McCue was the product of the Little Grove Stock Farm as well. His sire was Dan Tucker by Barney Owens. Barney Owens was sired by Martin's Cold Deck by Old Billy. Dan Tucker was out of Butt Cut by Jack Traveler by Steel Dust. Old Billy was out of Ram Cat by Steel Dust. Peter McCue was out of Nora M by Voltigeur. The dam of Nora M was Kitty Clyde by Star Davis. Nora M was a Thoroughbred mare. The dam of Hickory Bill was Lucretia M and Clegg bought her at the same time he bought Hickory

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The pedigree of the Dr. Rose Mare is unknown, but it is be¬lieved she was a Thoroughbred. A key participant in the development of the Old Sorrel Line of Quarter Horses was his son Solis. Solis was foaled in 1923 in the second crop of Old Sorrel. This is the same crop to produce another important son of Old Sorrel named Cardenal. Solis was ridden on the ranch to prove his working ability before he became a sire for the program. The story of the dam of Solis is another integral part of the Old Sorrel Line of Quarter Horses. She was known only as a Lazarus Mare.

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The Lazarus Mares became a significant part of the King Ranch breeding program that was being built around Old Sorrel. Bob Denhardt in his book “The King Ranch Quarter Horses” noted the Lazarus Mares came to the King Ranch when a man named Sam Lazarus decided to get out of the race horse business. This all took place about the time Texas outlawed horse racing and the Lazarus horses didn't compete very well in St. Louis. Lazarus wanted to find a good place to put his horses without having them fall into the hands of competitors. He felt the King Ranch was a deserving place to send his horses so he approached the King Ranch about buying his horses. After some persistence on the part of Lazarus, Caesar Kleberg was sent to inspect the mares. He bought the Lazarus horses. The selling price was $100 each, with the stipulation that the Lazarus horses were not to be registered or raced. Denhardt's footnotes on page 96 and 97 of “The King Ranch

The mating of Hickory Bill and the Lazarus mares brings together the bloodlines that produced horses like Domino, a great source of speed in our horses today. Quarter Horse” indicate that there were 30 mares and two stallions. Lazarus also asked that the pedigrees of these horses remain anonymous and not be used or made public. In the mid-1980s I received several

Hickory Bill Old Sorrel Dr Rose Mare Solis Mother of Solis

Right Royal (TB)

Lazarus Mare Wimpy P-1 Hickory Bill Old Sorrel Dr Rose Mare Panda Hickory Bill Roan Mare Unknown

Peter McCue Lucretia M Unknown Unknown Rapello (TB) Mrs Delaney (TB) Martin's Best (TB) Unknown Peter McCue Lucretia M Unknown Unknown Peter McCue Lucretia M Unknown Unknown

Wimpy P-1 shows the impact Solis had on daughters of Old Sorrel. pedigrees from Joe Stiles of the King Ranch on such stallions as Wimpy, Macanudo and Babe Grande. In the pedigree of Wimpy, the dam of Solis is listed as a daughter of Right Royal. The Hazel Oatman Bowman story in The Cattleman magazine called “King Ranch Horses” (September 1940) has several pedigrees of King Ranch horses in it. These pedigrees indicate that Right Royal was the sire of the dam of Solis. Denhardt's information on the Lazarus Mares indicates that the sire of the dam of Solis was Martin's Best. Denhardt's information came from material provided in a note from Bob Kleberg, Jr., to his nephew Dick Kleberg, Jr. The note states that the dam of Solis was a double-bred Martin's Best mare. The note says Martin's Best was a well-bred stallion that was an important ingredient in the breeding program

developed for Old Sorrel. Denhardt then refers in his footnotes to his correspondence with the King Ranch veterinarian, Dr. Northway. Northway reaffirms Martin's Best as a well-bred horse, and states his conformation was an important aspect of his contribution to the program. Martin's Best was sired by Right Royal. The pedigree of Martin's Best that accompanies Bowman's story says that Right Royal was a very well-bred stallion as a grandson of such great Thoroughbreds as Bend Or and St. Simon. His sire was *Rapello by Bend Or and Rapello's dam was Napoli by Macaroni. *Mrs. Delaney was the dam of Right Royal. Her sire was St. Simon. The dam of *Mrs. Delaney was Ismay by Isonomy. The dam of Ismay was Ste. Alvere by Hermit. Note: An asterisk (*) before a horse’s name indicates it was foaled outside of the U.S.

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The dam of Martin's Best was Grief who was also a well-bred mare sired by Faustus. Faustus was the sire of such noted horses as Bonnie Joe, the grandsire of Joe Reed P-3. Faustus was a full brother to Mannie Gray, the dam of the great Domino. Thus, the mating of Hickory Bill and the Lazarus mares brings together the bloodlines that produced horses like Domino, a great source of speed in our horses today.

“She (Marion’s Girl)was the most ideal made horse I’d ever seen. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a better one since. She was modern. I’ve got film of her workin’ and she’d be modern today in her method of work or her style...” Buster Welch

that had the most impact.” The sire record of Solis confirms how important he was to the King Ranch breeding program. He sired 90 daughters that were used in the King Ranch breeding program. They registered 54 of his daughters with the AQHA. He had four sons used in the breeding program with two of them being registered. The registered sons were Wimpy and Ranchero. The other two sons were Baby Chiquito and Chapultepec. Tio Kleberg said that the important sons of Solis in the breeding program were Wimpy and Ranchero. Wimpy was selected to represent the King Ranch at the 1941 Fort Worth Stock Show. It was during this show that Wimpy earned immortality by winning the Grand Championship. The AQHA reserved the number one in the Stud Book for the stallion that was the Grand Champion at Fort Worth in 1941. He is now known as Wimpy P-1. Wimpy not only did a good job of representing the King Ranch breeding program in Fort Worth as

an individual, but his pedigree represents the success the ranch had by breeding Solis to his pater¬nal half-sisters. The dam of Wimpy was Panda by Old Sorrel. This makes Wimpy 2x2 inbred to Old Sorrel. The dam of Panda was a Roan Mare by Hickory Bill, the sire of Old Sorrel. This makes Wimpy 3x3x3 linebred to Hickory Bill. Wimpy went on to be more than just a figurehead in the Stud Book and at the King Ranch. He became an influential sire. He counts among his sons Silver Wimpy, Bill Cody, Wimpy II and Showdown. Silver Wimpy was bred on the King Ranch and used extensively by the Scharbauer Ranch at Midland, TX. He sired several noted show horses including Marion's Girl, who was owned by Marion Flynt and shown by Buster Welch. Marion's Girl won the NCHA World Championships in 1954 and 1956. She earned $36,075 from 1953 to 1957 and was inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame. Marion's Girl was an AQHA Champion with 162 cutting points

Marion's Girl was a two-time NCHA World Champion and granddaughter of Wimpy P-1.

The AQHA lists the dam of Solis as the Mother of Solis instead of just a Lazarus Mare. This distinguishes her from other Lazarus Mares. They officially list her sire as Right Royal and her dam as a Lazarus Mare, whose pedigree is unknown. The Bowman story gives us a first impression of Solis: “The most outstanding cross of the first cross was a beautiful sorrel colt named Solis, which was selected for use as a sire.” Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg, son of Dick Kleberg, Jr., told me in a 1989 interview that he believed “Solis was the best producing son of Old Sorrel

Photo and drawing courtesy the Author's file

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Ranchero is the founder of the second King Ranch sire line to travel through Solis to Old Sorrel. Ranchero isn’t as well known as Wimpy, but his contribution to the influence of Solis is an important part of the story.

Bill Cody has grown to be a cornerstone in the foundation of the modern reining horse. His son Joe Cody set a standard as a sire of reining horses with such foals as Topsail Cody, Sappho Cody, Easter Cody, Workman's Joe, Paprika Cody, Sapphire Cody, Cody Nine, Red God, High Proof and Guitar Mama. These horses all earned either a high point award or world championship in reining. Joe Cody is also a member of the National Reining

Wimpy II became a primary stallion for John Dawson of Oklahoma. This good son of Wimpy became a leading sire with eight AQHA Champions and 21 ROM performers. His AQHA Champions include Bob's Pick, Dawson Jack, Dawson's Dixie Lee, Dawson Mark, Dawson's Herb McSpadden, Dawson's Surprise, Peaka Power, Wimpess Lady and Wise Wimpy. Showdown was another good siring

and 20 halter points. Flynt retired Marion's Girl in 1957 to be bred to King P-234. But Marion's Girl died in December of 1957, never having produced a colt. Buster Welch recalled Marion's Girl in an interview a few years ago: “She was the most ideal made horse I'd ever seen. I don't know if I've ever seen a better one since. She was modern. I've got film of her workin' and she'd be modern today in her method of work or her style. She was a natural. She was born with style. Anybody that ever saw her was attracted to her. She was so pretty, so cowy.” Bill Cody was the first AQHA Honor Roll Halter Horse in 1952. This great show stallion earned 97 halter points during his career as a halter horse. He was also a noted reining and roping horse. Bill Cody became a very successful sire with foals like Blair Cody, Cody Bee, Cody's Pet, Joe Cody, Cash Cody, Lee Cody, Strole's Cat, Sue Cody, Bill Royal, Sue Cody, Town Crier and Winifred Cody, all AQHA Champions. Bill Cody is the sire of eight Superior Halter Horses, one Superior Cutting Horse and 28 ROM show horses.

Ranchero was the second siring son of Solis to influence the King Ranch breeding program. Photo courtesy the author’s files

Horse Association Hall of Fame. The legacy of Bill Cody in the reining industry is strong with stallions like Topsail Cody, Topsail Whiz, Whizard Jac, West Coast Whiz, Conquistador Whiz and Whiz N Tag Chex, all million dollar sires in the National Reining Horse Association. These stallions are all from the Bill Cody sire line. Topsail Whiz is the number one all-time leading sire of money earners with earnings of over $12 million.

son of Wimpy. His AQHA Champions include Caliente Hill, Excuse, Show Tip, Showdown Rick, Showpond and Showdown Wimpy. Pandarita Hill by Showdown was the 1959 AQHA Honor Roll Halter Horse and Show Tip was the 1969 AQHA Honor Roll Western Riding Horse. The dam of Showdown was Cacuchia by Peppy P-212 and she was out of Cuate I. Cuate I was by Solis. Silver Wimpy, Bill Cody and Wimpy

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II were leading broodmare sires of AQHA Champions. Silver Wimpy's daughters produced 15 AQHA Champions; Bill Cody's daughters produced 15 AQHA Champions, and Wimpy ll's daughters produced 17 AQHA Champions. Silver Wimpy sired such mares as Carmen Five, dam of three AQHA Champions. Bill Cody sired mares like Codelena, dam of six AQHA Champions. Wimpy II was the sire of Annie Wade, dam of four AQHA Champions.

Horse” notes that Guido was sired by Double Cross. Double Cross was sired by Malcolm and his dam was Columbia by *Bonnie Scotland. The dam of Guido was Aurora by Thad Stevens. Boeticia was by McHenry. McHenry was sired by Enquirer and his dam was Ontario by *Bonnie Scotland. This gives Lucky Mose two crosses to *Bonnie Scotland. By the way,

Ranchero is the founder of the second King Ranch sire line to travel through Solis to Old Sorrel. Ranchero isn't as well known as Wimpy, but his contribution to the influence of Solis is an important part of the story. The pedigree of Ranchero follows the successful pattern of Solis on a daughter of Old Sorrel. His dam was Borego by Old Sorrel. The dam of Borego was one of the Lucky Mose Thoroughbred mares. Denhardt addresses the Lucky Mose breeding in the footnotes from his Northway file on pages 96 and 97 of The King Ranch Quarter Horses: “The Lucky Mose Thoroughbred Family traced to Broomstick.” Broomstick was sired by Ben Brush. His dam was *Elf by Galliard. The dam of *Elf was *Sylvabelle by Bend Or. Bend Or first appears in the pedigree of Right Royal. Ben Brush was by Bramble and out of Roseville by Reform. The dam of Roseville was Albia by Alarm.

Peppy P-212 was a top show horse that when he became a breeding stallion he became a good nick on mares that carry the blood of Solis. Photo Courtesy The AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum

Bonnie Joe was out of a *Bonnie Scotland mare. Boeticia was out of

Rey Jay was bred on the King Ranch but left his home to go out in the world and not only to make a name for himself, but to enhance the role of the King Ranch Quarter Horse in the industry.

Denhardt's footnotes say that there was not a stallion actually named Lucky Mose, only a set of mares that went by that name. However, the pedigree from the King Ranch shows the sire of Lucky Mose to be Guido and his dam to be Boetica. Andrea Mattson in her “Reference to Thoroughbred Roots of the Quarter

Toetitia by Ladislas and her dam was Asphodele by Sommo. Enquirer was

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the sire of Faustus, the sire of Bonnie Joe. Faustus was the sire of Grief, the dam of Right Royal. The Lucky Mose mares were not a part of the Lazarus mares. The strongest branch of the Ranchero line came through his son Rey Del Rancho. This 1944 son of Ranchero has an interesting twist to his official pedigree. His dam is listed in the AQHA Stud Book as Panda De La Tordia by Ranchero. But this is not correct. King Ranch pedigrees indicate that Rey Del Rancho was originally registered as out of Panda de Tordilla by Babe Grande. Her dam was a Norias Mare, whose breeding is listed as unknown. The error came about when the King Ranch believed an error was made in the pedigree of Rey Del Rancho and thus they sent in a correction to the AQHA. The correction was the mistake. Dick Kleberg, Jr., was very fond of Rey Del Rancho. As Tio Kleberg put it, “My father loved Rey Del Rancho.” Dick Kleberg, Jr., oversaw selecting breeding stock for the King Ranch breeding program and he found the Rey Del Rancho horses to be consistently among the best. Tio Kleberg described Rey Del Rancho as a horse with “a small but petite head that stood about 14.3 hands.” He was “well balanced but a little light behind” and “a very quick horse”. Buster Welch labeled the Rey Del Rancho line to be the “best” King Ranch family for cutting. Welch based his opinion on horses like Rey Jay and Callan's Man, both wellknown cutting horses. The record shows that this line was noted for good-looking horses, good ranch using horses as well as good cutting horses. One of the outstanding Rey Continued on page 86

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Rodeo And Horsemanship By Richard Winters Every December the world’s best rodeo cowboys and cowgirls, along with tens of thousands of fans, converge in Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo. This is truly the Super Bowl of Rodeo. The top 15 contestants in each event come to compete in ten rounds to see who will be crowned the World Champion in their particular event.

level, those fractions of a second are the delineating factor between winning and losing.    In the roping and bulldogging events, how a horse stands in the box before the steer or calf is released is crucial. Is the cowboy able to keep

box. This simply meant placing your horse in the corner of the box like you're going to rope and then calling for the steer but not releasing your horse. This simple drill would help keep a horse more honest and waiting for the rider’s signal. Rather than just seeing how many calves we

the horse’s head straight and pointed forward? Is he able to move the horse’s hindquarters placing him squarely in the corner of the box? Because the events are so fast and demanding, as well as intense, it is easy for horses to become very anxious and worried in the box. It takes good horsemanship to keep a horse honest and correct in the midst of all this pressure.   Even when I was younger and a novice roper, I had some understanding of how important it was to capitalize on the psychology of horsemanship. While practicing roping at the college level we all looked for opportunities to "score" cattle while standing in the roping

could rope, this exercise focused on horsemanship. At the end of the roping session I always liked to back my horse into the box, dismount and loosen my cinch and take off my horse’s protective boots. This practice helped my horse understand that the box could be a place of rest rather than always being a place of high intensity and stress. These are just two of the many horsemanship  concepts that good contestants will practice to give themselves the horsemanship edge.   Every barrel racer can benefit from establishing greater body control in their horse through leg cues. When

The Thomas & Mack Center sells out every night with over 17,000 spectators. And every sports bar and casino in town have big-screen TVs playing the event live. For those whot can't make it to Las Vegas, the rodeo is played for ten consecutive nights on television. Needless to say, it's a big deal. How do these contestants get to the top of their game? What sets the world champion apart from those who come in 15th place? The timed events include calf roping, team roping, bulldogging and barrel racing. Every one of the contestants knows the technical aspects of their event: How to handle a rope, the condition of the cattle and techniques for getting around a barrel. Each of the riders has the skill set and talent to be crowned the world champion. Each one of them is looking for a subtle edge and an advantage. I believe that edge is “horsemanship”.   This goes beyond how a contestant handles a rope or manages the cattle. How they ride their horses and the manner in which they  communicate with their equine  partner can make the difference in tenths of a second. At this

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rounding a barrel, being able to move a horse’s shoulder or rib cage over could make the difference between a barrel standing up and being knocked down. You can have the fastest horse at the rodeo, but without body control through good horsemanship, it will not give you the competitive edge. One horseman put it like this. "Body control is not the main thing. Body control is everything!"   At this world-class level of rodeo competition, riders are asking a tremendous amount of their horses. Sometimes horses will work in spite of us. Some contestants pay a tremendous amount of money to buy, lease or rent world-class horses who have been developed and trained by great horsemen. Yet more and more competitors are investing in their own horsemanship skills so that they can be strong positive leaders for their equine athletes.   In two separate interviews during the NFR, I heard a barrel racer and bulldogger talk about making adjustments in preparing their horses for that evening's run. They

recognized that the attitude of their horse, along with the conditions of the arena, dictated a different horsemanship approach. They adjusted their preparation and warm up exercises, using good horsemanship techniques in a way that would better prepare their  horses for the next round. They knew that it was not enough to just have a fast horse or know how to throw a steer. Good horsemanship would give them the edge they were looking for.   Do you still need to rope the dummy 10,000 times? You bet. Do you need to tie thousands of calves? Do you need to stay physically fit? Absolutely. All these things are important. However, in every rodeo timed event you have a partner. That partner is your horse. Those willing to be a student of the horse and  horsemanship can develop a skill set that can enable them to rise to the top of their competitive discipline. At this level, it's the little things that make a big difference.  “Horsemanship” is that difference.

Richard Winters is an internationally recognized for his horsemanship skills as a competitor and trainer in a variety of disciplines. Richard Winters Horsemanship airs on RFD-TV each Wednesday at noon and 8 p.m. (PST).

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Rodeo Star with a Stellar Pedigree By Larry Thornton One of the great mysteries of the early rodeo horses is their pedigrees. The idea was the rodeo roping horse didn’t need a known pedigree–all that mattered was getting to the pay window. Over the years these horses became legends, known mostly by their barn names. So information on their pedigrees and how they were bred is gone. The legendary roper Dean Oliver earned 11 PRCA World Championships with three of them as the All-Around Cowboy and eight in Tie-Down Roping. Oliver won his championships with his famous gelding Mickey and his mare Nancy.

When Mickey was injured, Dean went hunting for a new horse to compete on and found Nancy Red Star, a 1958 black quarter mare. Nancy Red Star became Nancy to rodeo fans. The story of this mare and her pedigree history is an interesting one, making her and her family the focus of this Mares with More. Dean rode Nancy for the first time in Las Vegas. “I went to Vegas one year and they had a fall rodeo. Lee Cockrell had her there. I don’t know why he had her there, but Ralph Stone had her at one time and Lee had her at this fall rodeo and I won both go-rounds on her. That was before I bought her.”

Dean recalls: “I remember something about two brothers wanting to buy her and the owners wanted to get a lot of money out of her. But she had gotten cut somehow and had a bad wound. It was a barbwire cut. So, these guys didn’t buy her and Roy Barnes ended up with her. “Barnes had a western store at Denver. I don’t remember but it seems somebody told me he had her. So I called him and he sold her to me for $3,750. “Nancy was a really good horse except when she came in heat. She could really run and was very quick. I won Fort Worth on her one year and several other big shows. She was

Mickey was the gelding that Dean won five of his eight roping titles and all three of his All-Around titles. Mickey was born in 1948 and lived untill 1978. Dean competed on Mickey from 1959 to 1965 when an injury ended Mickey’s career. Dean saw Mickey as his perfect horse. Dean found his perfect horse when he went to Texas and roped with Lee Cockrell in the spring of 1959. Cockrell owned Mickey at the time. Dean purchased him after winning $500 in a jackpot roping over Glenn Franklin. He paid $2,500 for the gelding and won over $18,000 to finish the year in third place in the standings. When I asked Dean if he knew anything about Mickey’s pedigree, he didn’t have a clue and it didn’t matter, as Mickey was still his perfect horse.

Dean Oliver and Nancy at the 1969 NFR.

Photo Courtesy Dean Oliver '69 NFR." Ferrell Butler, photographer. Acc# 1998.008.2940.PRCA Rodeo Sports News Photographs,Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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kind of Thoroughbred built with a long back.” Dean describes her training and willingness as a roping horse, “I heard the statement once that while Slim Whaley had her she was the easiest horse they ever had there to train. She took to it better than anything. “I showed her four or five years. She broke a bone in her foot and never did work very good after that. I let Billy Dent in Wyoming have her,” Dean concludes.

...the first thing Ralph did was find the right bit for the horse. She recalls that he had some 40 bits to select from and the proper bit selection was a key to this success.

Jessie Rae Stone of husband Ralph Stone

Nancy has an interesting history before her life with Dean Oliver. She was bred by T. F. and Matt Larkin of Corsicana, TX. My AQHA Stud Book shows that Rebecca Tyler of Gainesville, TX, owned her when this Stud Book was printed. Tyler is best known as the founder of the American Paint Stock Horse Association, the predecessor to what is now the American Paint Horse Association. In a phone visit with Jessie Rae Stone, wife of the late Ralph Stone, Jessie Rae says that Ralph and Rebecca Tyler were friends and this is how Stone came to buy Nancy.

Oklahoma Star P-6 is a foundation sire noted for siring good roping horses. Photo courtesy The AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum Jessie Rae recalls, “Ralph was a mare man. He liked mares better than geldings. He saw Nancy and he liked her. He liked a horse with a big gaskin and she had one and he liked a horse that was smart and she was and that is why he bought her.” Ralph started her in roping. Jessie Rae notes that the first thing Ralph did was find the right bit for the horse. She recalls that he had some 40 bits to select from and the proper bit selection was a key to this success. “Ralph wanted one to stand quiet in the box and you don’t want to sore that mouth. He wanted to hold one on a sugar string. Sugar sacks used to have thin twine string on them to hold them closed. He didn’t believe in messing one’s mouth up. Ralph was noted for getting a horse to stand just right in the box.” One of the early riders of

Nancy was Cleo Hearn. Hearn’s early career included riding horses for Ralph Stone in the 1960s. The name Cleo Hearn may be familiar as he was the founder of the Rodeo of Color. Hearn took Nancy to her first rodeo at Chickasha, OK. He took her to quite a few rodeos during this time. It was the association with Ralph Stone that allowed Hearn to ride

Sue was the second dam of Nancy Red Star and she was a blue hen mare that produced a great family of horses.

Photo courtesy The AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum

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many of the top horses in the industry. He says that Stone kept about four of the finest mares to produce roping horses and that he had access to many of the top stallions of the day. One of those broodmares was Silver Lady. She was the dam of Droopy, a paternal half-sister to Nancy. “She was a pretty thing,” Hearn says of Nancy. “She didn’t have a white mark on her. She was a black mare. She was a little low in front and boy could she stop.” Nancy started her professional show career early. She was shown at halter as a yearling. The AQHA shows that she was first in a class of six fillies. She went from the halter arena to the racetrack. Her AQHA record shows that she was raced three times finishing out of the money in each of the races. The records show she would have had the equivalent of a 65-speed index. Nancy went from the track to the roping pen and Jessie Rae believes they bought her when she was a late two-year-old or coming three-yearold. Jessie Rae indicates that Nancy was just “bridle broke” when they got her. Her AQHA show record shows that she was second in the AQHA roping at Houston in February 1962, and first in the AQHA roping in April 1963 at Oklahoma City. She earned three AQHA tie-down roping points between these two shows. Red Star Joe was the sire of Nancy Red Star. He was a 1944 brown stallion bred by Bob Weimer. The sire of Red Star Joe was Little Jodie by Little Joe Springer. Old Joe sired Little Joe Springer and his dam was Old English. Little Joe Springer was bred on the famous CS Ranch.

sister of Old Baldy, the famous roping horse that carried Ike Rude, Clyde Burk and Troy Fort in the rodeo arena. Fort and Burk each won two World Championships on Old Baldy. Red Star Joe was the sire of some pretty good horses, including Monsieur Joe, the 1953 AQHA High Point Halter Horse. Monsieur Joe was the second horse to win this title. The get of Monsieur Joe included Miss Monsieur, an AQHA High Point Roping Mare. She was the dam of Vallerina Miss, the 1975 AQHA High Point Open Halter Horse and the 1975 AQHA High Point Youth Halter Mare.

Bert P-227 was the broodmare sire of Nancy Red Star. He was a noted rope horse sire. Photo courtesy The AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum

Mayflower. Dixie Beach was the dam of several noted horses, including Harlan, a successful sire of roping horses, and Little Dixie Beach, the dam of Paul A, one of the early AQHA Champions. The dam of Red Star Joe was Lady Starlett by Oklahoma Star P-6. Lady Starlett was out of Pretty Lady, a daughter of Old Red Buck and Babe Dawson. Pretty Lady was a full

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(Sue) was bought by John Lindsay, a rodeo clown and roper. He paid $20 for the weanling filly... (He) showed her at Tishomingo, OK, at the age of three, winning with a time of 12.3 seconds. Bay Queen Jo was a daughter of Monsieur Joe. She was an ROM performer in the arena. She was the dam of Queen Vallerina, the dam of

Old Baldy was considered by many to be the most famous roping horse to go down the road. He was a full sister to Pretty Lady, the second dam of Red Star Joe, the sire of Nancy Red Star. Photo courtesy the Author’s files

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Red Baron Bell. Red Baron Bell, an AQHA Champion and Superior Halter Horse, was the sire of Mr Baron Red. Mr Baron Red was Howard Pitzer’s 1983 AQHA World Show Superhorse. Red Mr Baron earned 135 heeling points, 90 tiedown roping points and 39 heading points. He was superior in heeling and tie-down roping. The dam of Nancy Red Star was Nancy I, a 1947 black mare. Nancy I was sired by Bert P-227. Her dam was Sue P-588. When Nancy I was conceived, her sire and her dam were owned by Bob Weimer. Weimer sold Sue to Winthrop Ingersoll, of Claremore, in foal OK, and she was to Bert with Nancy I. She had a filly named Miss Sue W at her side when Ingersoll bought the three-in-one package. Sue is a very interesting mare and the foundation of this great family of horses. Her life was profiled in the March 1961 issue of The American Quarter Horse Journal in the story titled “Sue P-588” by Jim Scarbrough. The Scarbrough story relates that Sue was foaled on the Waggoner Ranch in 1933. She was a brown mare sired by Cotton Eyed Joe. Cotton Eyed Joe was sired by Little Joe by Traveler. The dam of Little Joe was Jenny by Sykes Rondo. The dam of Cotton Eyed Joe was Black Bess by Warrior. The dam of Black Bess was Jenny by Sykes Rondo. Thus Cotton Eyed Joe was double bred to Jenny, a great quarter mare. The dam of Sue was a Waggoner Mare, whose pedigree is unknown. Sue was put in a sale by the Waggoner Ranch and she was bought by John Lindsay, a rodeo clown and roper. He paid $20 for the weanling filly. Lindsay started roping on the mare when she was a twoyear-old. Lindsay found that she was “a natural born roping horse.”

Little Joe Springer Little Jodie

Red Stay Joe

Dixie Beach Oklahoma Star P-6

Lady Starlette

Pretty Lady Nancy Red Star (Nancy) Tommy Clegg Bert P-227

Nancy 1

Lady Coolidge Cottom Eyed Joe

Sue 2 Waggoner Mare 4

Old Joe Old English Beetch's Yellow Jacket Mayflower

Dennis Reed (TB) Cutthroat Old Red Buck P-3 Babe Dawson Sam Watkins Mamie Beetch's Yellow Jacket Mayflower Little Joe Black Bess Unknown Unknown

The pedigree of Nancy Red Star reveals some interesting aspects of the lineage of a great roping horse. Lindsay showed her at Tishomingo, OK, at the age of three, winning with a time of 12.3 seconds. This is where Buck and Jess Goodspeed, two famous ropers from the past bought Sue.

performance points. He earned $3,034.39 in the NCHA with a Certificate of Ability. The Scarbrough story says he was a Kansas State Cutting Champion. His sire was Red Star Joe.

The Goodspeeds roped on Sue until about 1937 and then they sold her to Bob Weimer. Weimer kept the mare until 1946 when he sold her to Winthrop Ingersoll. Ingersoll later sold her to Earl Mays and he sold her to Wilman Hardesty. She died in 1960.

Star Money was a 1946 bay stallion sired by Oklahoma Star Jr and out of Money. Star Money is the sire of Farafield Star, the dam of the AQHA World Show Super Horses Leonard Milligan (1980) and Smoke Um Okie (1986). Leonard Milligan was the 1978 AQHA World Champion Working Cowhorse; 1980 AQHA World Champion Senior Tie-Down Roping Horse; 1980 AQHA World Champion Senior Heeling Horse, and the1980 AQHA High Point TieDown Roping Stallion. Smoke Um Okie was the 1986 AQHA World Champion Senior Reining Horse; 1986 AQHA World Champion Senior Tie-Down Roping Horse, and the

Sue may have been a good roping horse, but it was as a producer that she left her mark on the industry. She was the dam of Money, a daughter of Bert P-227. Money has no AQHA or NCHA show record. but she was the dam of several noted horses, such as Ready Money W, an AQHA ROM performer with 28

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1986 AQHA World Champion Senior Heeling Horse. He was also Superior in heading and heeling. The next foal for Money was Our Money, an AQHA Champion. Her sire was Red Star Joe. She earned 22 halter points and 11 performance points. She was an NCHA money earner with a Certificate of Ability. Our Money was one of the first horses to earn an AQHA Championship along with horses like Paul A, Poco Bueno, Snipper W and Poco Lena. Our Money was the dam of several performers including her son Money’s Glo. This gelding by King Glo was the winner of the first NCHA Open Futurity. He was Superior in cutting and an AQHA Champion. He earned 132 AQHA performance points and 17 AQHA halter points. In the NCHA he earned the Bronze and Silver Award to go with his Certificate of Ability. Chant Bar was a son of Our Money and he was sired by Bar Chant. This gelding was an ROM racehorse and an ROM performance horse. He earned an AA rating on the track and he three halter and 28 performance points in the arena. He was stakes placed in the AQRA Lassie Stakes. He was an NCHA Certificate of Ability winner with $2,151.36 in earnings. Dolly W was another foal out of Sue and her sire was Chico. This mare was the dam of Miss Dolly I. Miss Dolly I was sired by Bert. Miss Dolly I was the dam of Coldstream, an ROM runner and arena performer. He earned one halter and eleven performance points. He was an AA runner on the track. The next foal out of Sue worth mentioning is Tangerine W. This mare was sired by Bert P-227. She formed a very impressive branch of the Sue family. Her daughter Tiny

Brown by Red Star Joe was a halter point earner. She was the dam of Sonny Champ by Poco Champ. Sonny Champ was an AQHA Champion, Superior Halter Horse and the 1964 AQHA High Point Reining Stallion. He earned 92 halter and 50 performance points. He was an NCHA money earner. The next producer out of Tangerine W was Sutherland’s Becky Tha. This mare by Jodie The Tuff was the dam of Nancy Bert. Nancy Bert was an AQHA Champion. Sutherland’s Miss was a full sister to Sutherland’s Becky Tha. This mare was the dam of some very important horses in the industry, such as Cananea Miss, the dam of Bayeta Chex, an Open and Youth AQHA Champion sired by King Fritz. The next Sutherland’s Miss foal is Bueno Chex. This great son of King Fritz was an AQHA Champion and NCHA money earner. Bueno Chex is a successful sire with foals like Linda Chex, an AQHA World Champion in Senior Reining. But it is through his daughters that we see his most significant contribution to the breed. He is the broodmare sire of Nu Chex To Cash, an NRHA Hall of Fame stallion. Some of his other maternal grandget include Chex Out This Remedy, an NRCHA Supreme Reined Cowhorse; Shine Like Hail, an NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Reserve Champion, and Conquistador Whiz, an NRHA Open Derby Champion and an AQHA World Champion Junior Reining Horse. Fritz Command is a full brother to Bueno Chex. He is an AQHA Champion and a top sire. His foals include Tuckerette Command, an AQHA World Champion in Junior Reining and an NRHA Limited Open Derby Champion. His daughter Docs Missy Command is the 1986 NRCHA Open Stakes Champion. Fritz Command is also an excellent

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broodmare sire. His maternal grandget include Commandalena, an AQHA Reserve World Champion in Senior Reining, and Wright A Chex, an AQHA Amateur World Champion Reining Horse. Tangerine Chex was the next foal out of Sutherland’s Miss. This mare, an ROM performer, was the dam of Doc O Chex. This son of Doc Bar won the 1981 NCHA Five-Year-Old Classic. She was also the dam of Tangy Lena, the dam of Tangys Classy Peppy. He was the winner of $102,017.18. He in turn is the sire of foals like I Spin For Chics, the winner of $140,521.78 and the 2007 NRHA Non-Pro Derby and an NRHA Non-Pro Futurity Reserve Champion. Tangerine Chex was a full sister to My Lady Chex, an AQHA Champion. She is the dam of Lady Lena Chex. This mare is the dam of Lady Badger Chex, an AQHA Amateur working cow horse point earner. She in turn is the dam of foals like Shiners Chex Olena, an NRHA money earner and multiple aged event finalist. Miss Vicki Chex is the next performer out of Sutherland’s Miss and another full sister to the horses listed above. This mare is the winner of six AQHA halter points. Miss Vicki Chex is the dam of Fair Chex, the 1978 AQHA High Point Reining Horse. He was an AQHA Superior Reining Horse, winning 55 of 64 reining classes. Tamasue K was another daughter of Sue. She was sired by Tamo. She was an NCHA money winner and an ROM show horse in the AQHA and had a speed index of 75 on the racetrack. Tamasue K was the dam of several ROM runners on the racetrack. One of them was Van Sue, ROM and an AAA rating on the Continued on page 88

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Equine PET Scanner Showing Success at UC Davis Veterinary Hospital A newly-acquired PET (positron emission tomography) scanner has made UC Davis veterinary hospital the first to offer equine PET scans. In August and September, six horses were scanned to test the scanner, all with flawless results. For all six horses, both PET scans and computed tomography (CT) scans were performed under the same anesthetic procedure, with approximately 90 minutes for the PET scan and 30 minutes for the CT scan. During this time, up to six different areas were imaged, for example both front feet, both front fetlocks and both carpi.

The six horses were all racehorses recently retired from the track or currently training on a treadmill at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory. All these horses were imaged not only with PET and CT, but also with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and scintigraphy. Stress remodeling lesions were documented, in particular in the fetlock and the carpus. Several of these lesions were not apparent on scintigraphy, CT or MRI, confirming the advantages of PET imaging. The pattern of uptake observed on the PET images matches areas of known occurrence of lesions. PET

appears to be the most sensitive technique to detect these lesions. Further research is planned on the Thoroughbred fetlock, as UC Davis veterinarians believe that PET has the potential to help prevent catastrophic injuries in racehorses. In early October, a clinical trial was started in client-owned animals funded by the GraysonJockey Club Research Foundation and UC Davis’ Center for Equine Health. The trial enrolls horses with lameness, already imaged with either scintigraphy or MRI, but requiring additional information for diagnosis or treatment planning. Currently, four Warmblood horses have been imaged. For more information about the clinical trial, please contact the hospital’s Large Animal Clinic.

6 Indicators of High Quality Hay Forage makes up between 50 and 90 percent or more of a horse’s diet. Much of the forage part of the diet comes in the form of hay. Because it’s such a big part of the ration, good quality hay can help keep a horse healthy, while poor quality hay can be detrimental. “As nutritionists and horse owners, we put a big emphasis on the quality of hay we feed,” says Gina M. Fresquez, technical specialist for Equine Technical Services at Purina Animal Nutrition.“The most important factor determining hay quality is the stage of plant maturity at time of harvest,” says Fresquez. “Young, immature plants contain more nutrients than older, stemmier plants. After hay is harvested, the level quality goes beyond the age of the plant at

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maturity plant, and thus a higher quality hay.

When selecting your horse’s forage, Fresquez recommends keeping these six signs of good quality hay in mind: 1. High leaf-to-stem ratio  Just as you likely prefer greens with leaves rather than stems,the same is true for your horse.   2. Small diameter stems Stems smaller in diameter or finer are also indicators of higher quality.   “Good quality hay is soft and pliable, and feels good in your hand,” says Fresquez. 

4. Fresh smell and appearance Avoid musty, moldy or off-setting smelling hay; it can reduce palatability and indicate poor quality.   5. Cleanliness Hay should be primarily made up of the harvested forages. Fresquez recommends looking for a clean forage with little to no dust. Hay containing dirt, mold, weeds, trash or other foreign materials indicate poorer quality.

3.  Few seed heads or blooms No matter the species of plant, hay with little to no seed heads or blooms indicates a younger, early

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6. Color Good quality hay should be bright green in color with little fading. A bleached, yellow, brown or black color may indicate aged hay, mold or poor storage conditions.

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Working Lines Continued from page 48 Del Rancho contributions was Rey Jay. Rey Jay was bred on the King Ranch but left his home to go out in the world and not only to make a name for himself, but to enhance the role of the King Ranch Quarter Horse in the industry. This great stallion ended up in the hands of Marion Flynt, the owner of Marion's Girl. Rey Jay was a great show horse earning his Bronze Award in the NCHA and his AQHA

Solis became successful because of his ability to cross with his paternal halfsisters, the daughters of Old Sorrel. He sired 90 daughters that were used in the King Ranch breeding program.

Championship. He earned 12 halter points, 4.5 western pleasure points and 257 cutting points for his Superior Award. Rey Jay went on to sire such noted horses as Rey Jay's Pete, an NCHA Futurity Champion, as well as mares like Gay Jay, Christy Jay and Jay Moss. Gay Jay was the dam of Freckles Playboy, the #4 all-time leading sire of cutting horse money winners with earnings of over $28

Hired Hand's Cardinal was a good sire for the King Ranch. His dam was by Peppy and out of Listona by Ranchero by Solis. Photo courtesy the Author's files

million. Christy Jay was the dam of Colonel Freckles, an all-time leading sire of money winners with over $4 million in earnings. Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) is a grandson of Colonel Freckles and he has NRHA sire earnings of over $7 million. Nu Cash, a son of Colonel Freckles has sired horses that have won over $1 million in the NRCHA. Nu Chex To Cash, a son of Nu Cash, has all time earnings in reining of over $1 million. Jay Moss is the dam of Nurse Rey, who is the dam of Dual Rey, the #3 all-time leading sire of cutting horse money earners with over $30 million. Solis became successful because of his ability to cross with his paternal half-sisters, the daughters of Old Sorrel. He sired 90 daughters that were used in the King Ranch

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breeding program. This means that they became an integral part of the breeding program. One of the outstanding crosses for the daughters of Solis was to Peppy P-212, a noted show horse for the King Ranch. He was the Grand Champion Stallion at Fort Worth in 1940. Here are some examples of their offspring. El Rey Rojo used on the King Ranch was sired by Rey Del Rancho and out of Colorada Riche. The dam of Colorada Riche was La Docile by Peppy. The dam of La Docile was a daughter of Solis. This makes El Rey Rojo linebred to Solis. His foals include El Bandido Rojo, an AQHA Champion with 37 halter points and 14 performance points. Hired Hand II was a stallion used by the King Ranch for a short time. Denhardt says that they gelded this stallion before they determined if he

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would be a good sire. Hired Hand II was sired by Hired Hand. His dam was LaPerdida by Peppy. LaPerdida was out of a daughter of Soils. El Nino was sired by Hired Hand and he was out of Tetra by Peppy. Tetra was out of Cesaria 41 by Solis. One of El Nino's daughters was Bobby's Clown, the dam of El Comico. El Comico was the sire of such noted horses as the ROM performers Maries Joke and La Divertida.

Chiquita Pistol (was) the third horse–and the first mare–to earn the NCHA Triple Crown as the winner of the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Derby. Hired Hand's Cardinal was used extensively in the 1950s as a sire on the King Ranch. He counts among his foals Laura Felicis, the 1976 AQHA World Champion Junior Cutting Horse and Wax Doll, the 1962 AQHA High Point Reining Mare. The dam of Hired Hand's Cardinal was Listona Azule by Peppy P-212 and her dam was Listona by Ranchero by Solis. Laura

Felicis was also double bred to Solis. She was 4x3 linebred to Ranchero by Solis. An added note: El Comico was sired by Hired Hand's Cardinal and his dam was Bobby's Clown, thus he was linebred to Solis. Peppy was sired by Little Richard, who was registered as a foundation sire with the AQHA, getting number P-17. In the AQHA Stud Book numbers 2 to 19 were reserved for horses that were to be considered foundation sires. Little Richard was sired by Old Sorrel and out of a Lucky Mose mare. The dam of Peppy was originally known as a mare by Cardenal. She is now known as China by Cardenal. Cardenal was foaled in 1923 in the same crop as Solis. He was sired by Old Sorrel and out of a Lazarus Mare. The AQHA lists this Lazarus Mare as Piocha by Right Royal. Thus Cardenal and Solis were threequarter brothers if Right Royal was the sire of their dams.

He carries his crosses to Solis through both Wimpy and Ranchero. Pay Twentyone is the broodmare sire of Chiquita Pistol, the third horse– and the first mare–to earn the NCHA Triple Crown as the winner of the NCHA Futurity, NCHA Super Stakes and the NCHA Derby. Rancho Dick was a good son of Rey Del Rancho. This horse sired the stallion Dick Sonoita, an AQHA champion. Rancho Dick was 3x4 linebred to Solis. His dam was La Estilla by Peppy Jr by Peppy. Peppy Jr was out of Gabriela 2nd by Solis. It is obvious that Old Sorrel was the foundation sire of the King Ranch's line of Quarter Horse. But it is obvious that Solis was a key link in the success of the King Ranch perpetuating the blood of Old Sorrel. The working lines of today owe a great deal to not only Old Sorrel but his son Solis as well. .

Pay Twentyone was an NCHA Futurity finalist in 1973 for Helen Groves, daughter of Bob Kleberg, Jr. This stallion is 3x4 linebred to Solis.

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Mares With More Continued from page 76

racetrack. Van Sue was the dam of Chicasaw Sue, a stakes winner in the 1971 California State Fair Championship. The only other performer out of Sue was Possum Mays. This 1953 Gray stallion was sired by Skipper May. Possum Mays earned three AQHA Halter points.

mare was unshown, but the dam of several performers. Her first performer was Real Dry by Dry Doc. Real Dry was an NRCHA money earner with earnings of $6,732.76. He also earned three AQHA performance points.

(Nancy) certainly proves the point that a good pedigree is the foundation of a good performance horse. She also proves you never know what you will find when doing pedigree research.

Nancy I, a black mare, was the 1947 daughter of Sue. The AQHA Stud Book shows she produced foals for several other breeders before the Larkins owned her. The foals include JR’s Nancy, a daughter of Everett Jr. JR’s Nancy was a stakes winner of the Magic Empire Summer Futurity and the Arkansas Downs Derby. She was second in the Sunland Park Fall Futurity. She earned a speed index of 100. JR’s Nancy was the dam of Jet Along Nancy, a stakes placed runner in the Cookson Hills Futurity. Jet Along Nancy was the dam of Jet Along Champ, the 1993 AQHA High Point Jumping Horse. Nancy F Bar was a daughter of Flit Bar. This mare was the dam of Miss Flit Deck. Miss Flit Deck was the winner of 42 AQHA performance points and a third place finisher in the 1971 NCHA Open Futurity. Nancy Red Star produced four registered foals. Her leading producer from this group is Olivers Nancy Bar by Bonanza Bar. This

The next Oliver Nancy Bar foal was Miss Dry April. This mare was an NRCHA money earner as well. A full sister to Miss Dry April was Lindy D Lou. This mare was an NRCHA money winner and an NCHA money winner. Her NRCHA money earnings were $7,529.44. Aces Doubled was the next money earner from Oliver Nancy Bar, earning $3,839.21. The fourth money earner from Olivers Nancy Bar was Double Tuff Riggin, with earnings in the NRCHA

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and the NRHA. He earned 40 AQHA open and 58 AQHA Amateur performance points. The last foal from this group was Shelwindouble, another NRHCA money earner with $3,628.77. Dry Double sired Miss Dry April, Lindy D Lou, Double Tuff Riggin and Shelwindouble. Dry Double was a son of Dry Doc. Double Streakin NM was a threequarter brother to all the Oliver Nancy Bar foals listed above that were sired by Dry Double. He was an NRCHA money winner of $4,369.73. He was sired by Dry Double and out of Nancy Star Streak by Stocks N Bonds and out of Nancy. Nancy Red Star (Nancy) was a star in the rodeo arena. She was a part of the legend of Dean Oliver and his phenomenal success in the rodeo arena. She was a winner that came from a family of winners. She certainly proves the point that a good pedigree is the foundation of a good performance horse. She also proves you never know what you will find when doing pedigree research and it is all this that makes her one of our mares with more. An added note: I would still like to know a little bit about Mickey’s pedigree. Who knows what it might show!

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2016 Marked by Large Inventories, Declining Values By John Stratman Mason & Morse Ranch Company Colorado At Mason & Morse Ranch Company we cover a variety of market segments including farm, ranch and recreation/lifestyle properties. While 2015 was an excellent year for the real estate markets as the improving U.S. economy and Federal monetary policy made production driven assets a favored investment class, 2016 has slowed continually as we moved through the year. The distraction and concern over the general election as well as the health of the economy has caused some trepidation. Generally, inventory has

The good news is that the concern over a significant decline in the stock market has pushed buyer interest into the land markets. increased for good to excellent quality farm and ranch lands. The demand from buyers has subsided with lower cattle and grain prices impacting optimism. Recreation lands and lifestyle properties continue to show improvement in activity and sales, however, the buyers have a large inventory to consider and they have become discerning in terms of value.

Taking a closer look at specific markets, we observed the following trends: Working ranch and grassland prices have declined through 2016 as cattle prices remained soft and continued downward into the fall runs. Ranch prices are not expected to improve any time soon and inventory continues to increase and price reductions are seen more and more on active listings. We have seen a decline of 15 to 2 percent on sold prices in a number of the larger grassland areas. The good news is that the concern over a significant decline in the stock market has pushed buyer interest into the land markets. These buyers are, however, cautious and seeking value. Recreation and lifestyle properties including horse properties have been slow. There remains a good selection of inventory and sellers have held strong on prices. It should be noted that some of the geographic areas for these “niche” markets are seeing varying results. The recreation and lifestyle markets have been slow to improve and concern over the economy, as well as election year jitters, are affecting buyers’ actions. There seems to be adequate inventory in most market segments.

the last 12 months as commodity prices for grains have continued to decline. At this point, we have substantial inventories of grain and until we see either 1) a decline in the valuation of the dollar compared to the currencies of our export markets or 2) a supply interruption, typically drought induced, in a major grain growing area of the world, we expect grain prices to remain soft. We feel the direction of commodity prices will largely determine the value of farmland for the time being. Overall, we expect 2017 to be more active year with more inventories. Demand from buyers will be driven by income consideration and value. The lack of other investment opportunities will keep buyer demand strong, but discerning. sellers have few reinvestment opportunities. Some sellers may only sell if they find a replacement property, making many transactions subject to 1031 exchange requirements. There remains an underlying concern about inflationary pressures that could change the markets rather quickly, although we have not yet seen those signs as the Federal Reserve has only hinted about interest rate increases. Mason & Morse Ranch Company is active in representing both buyers and sellers across much of the United States.

Farmland values have declined over

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