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WORKING HORSE MAGAZINE

Serving the Performance Horse Industry For 18 Years

October/November 2015

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WORKING HORSE MAGAZINE October/November 2015

Contents Features

Columns

Equine Discussions With Cal Middleton

Mares with More 21 Hobo Sue By Larry Thornton

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Sales Results

Working Lines 34 Paul Curtner: Outstanding Breeder By Larry Thornton

Come to the Source 46 Memory Ranches 47 Myers Performance Horses

Futurity Results IBCF

Departments

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Equine Discussions with Cal Middleton

To Learn Is First To Listen I have spent all of my life learning about horses. I continue to learn as much as I can every time I get a chance even though most of my time is now spent teaching others. By teaching others I definitely get a chance to learn, but I also have spent a lot of time seeking out different horseman over the years to ride with and learn from.

The philosophical description of this is that the student shows up for tea with a full cup. There is no room for more tea. So as soon as they hear something a bit contradictory to what they already do, they shut the teacher out and the potential for learning is gone. Your cup must be empty in order to learn. Your brain must have room for new information.

I think there is a common misconception that when you spend time with someone you automatically learn from them. In most cases that’s true, if the student does his or her part to capitalize on that potential education. I hear people talk about how someone they saw at a clinic or rode with is a good teacher. I also hear people talk about how someone is a bad teacher and they don't say enough or they are hard to learn from.

Another major issue that gets in our way as students is that we talk too much. No one learns by talking, and it’s not always true that people learn from asking questions. It’s not that asking questions is a bad idea. Asking questions is a great idea at times, if you ask the right questions.

I can see both sides of that coin, and I’m going to try to shed some light on these areas. I think some people think that everything is up to the teachers or instructors. I lean the other way. I believe it is the responsibility of the student to make the effort to learn. There are numerous things that keep adults from being able to learn from each other. One issue is that those involved are not clear on their roles in the beginning: there is a teacher and a student. After some time they may share ideas and not have to stay within those roles, but in the beginning they must be clear about their separate roles. I see people who want to ride with a certain trainer, but they don't want to humble themselves to student status. Instead they want to tell the teacher what they've been doing and what they know, looking for confirmation of what they already know, or think they know. They aren’t looking for new information

The best way to learn is to be quiet and watch. I've heard some people say things like “I learn better if I talk through it with the person teaching.” There may be a time for that after a relationship is built and the student can speak the same language as the instructor. Even then, the more people talk, the less they usually learn. When a student does ask a question, the next thing they need to do is stay quiet so they can listen to the answer rather than think about their next question. Another thing to keep in mind is that as the student, you may not have the level of understanding right then and there. Integrating information about handling a horse (or learning any other skill for that matter) takes time. You may ask a question, hear an answer, and then need to keep rolling it around in your mind for days, weeks, maybe even years, before it finally clicks. Numerous times I have had the experience in which something was explained to me that didn't quite reach my expectations of clarity. It’s hard to leave the teacher or accept that they did a good enough job of explaining something when you

still don't quite get it. But it may have been that I wasn't in a position to take that information and learn from it. Maybe my cup wasn't empty enough to hold the information I wanted. Then one day, a little later, while I'm riding and working on it– click, there it is. The people that you’re learning from didn’t learn it overnight and neither will you. So pick someone whom you admire and just watch, listen and learn the old-fashioned way. Be sure to stop and ask yourself now and then if what you are doing is working. Make certain that you are learning the right things. It’s hard to separate good information from what’s useless or even wrong, with so much information at our fingertips today. Besides your teacher the other one you should be listening to is your horse. Are the things you’re learning working? Are you making progress? Is your horse responding better? Come and see me anytime or help me to schedule a clinic in your area and let’s create that old-fashioned, optimal, learning environment that can never be replaced. Until next time, ride smarter, not harder. Send your questions to cal@calmiddleton. com. Cal Middleton, a World Champion in reining, is a professional horse trainer and non-pro coach. This summer he placed in the top three in every competition including the American Paint Horse World Show where he won the Reserve World Championship in Ft. Worth, TX, in the solid paint bred Open Reining. Call Cal 816-256-9597 or email to cal@calmiddleton.com

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Mares with More By Larry Thornton “Behind every good man is a good woman.” This statement has been around for a long time and has proven to be very true in the life of many men. The corollary in the horse world might be: “Behind every good breeder is a good herd of mares.”

Hobo Sue

Foundation bred mare with a mystery in her pedigree

The “Mares With More.” stories in every issue of Working Horse Magazine prove the point. In “Working Lines” elsewhere in this issue, it is demonstrated in Paul Curtner’s breeding program. Curtner is being inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame with his stallions Poco Pine and Zippo Pat Bars. However his mares were important to his success as well. Curtner was especially fond of the King Ranch blood through the Bill Cody mares and the Blackburn mares that originated on the Waggoner Ranch. Hobo Sue was one of the mares in his breeding program. She is a foundation bred mare that helped him form his legendary breeding program. Therefore, it seems appropriate to profile this mare, particularly because of her pedigree–a pedigree we don’t often see in today’s American Quarter Horse and a pedigree with a mystery tied to it.  Hobo Sue was foaled in 1951 and her breeder was James A. Holton of Mountain Home, TX. She was later owned by C. D. Bruce of Santa Anna, TX, and then by Paul Curtner. She has no individual show record but was shown in the Produce of Dam class. The Produce of Dam Class has lost its influence in today’s show arena, but at one time was considered by breeders a great way to showcase their mares through their foals. 

The Official Pedigree Hobo Sue was sired by Hobo, a

Della Moore was a genetic link between the mating of Zippo Pat Bars with his Joe Reed P-3 blood and the Joe Moore blood in Hobo Sue. This picture was found in a bank in Houston. Photo courtesy Lloyd Gary

stallion bred by the legendary Ott Adams. Adams was the long time owner of Little Joe, a stallion he bought from George Clegg. Clegg had raced Little Joe for many years. Clegg and Adams are both highly respected in quarter horse circles as top breeders. Clegg also owned Hickory Bill by Peter McCue. Hickory Bill sired Old Sorrel, foundation sire for the King Ranch line of Quarter Horses. Little Joe was sired by Traveler, another

famous foundation sire. The pedigree of Traveler is unknown. The dam of Little Joe was Jenny by Sykes Rondo. Her dam was May Mangum. When Little Joe became an aged stallion, Adams wanted to find a replacement for him. So he bought the Cajun-bred running mare Della Moore to breed to Little Joe. Della Moore had been successfully raced from Louisiana to Texas. She was sired by Old D J and out of a mare

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Joe Moore was the replacement for Little Joe in Ott Adams breeding program. He as a son of the great Della Moore and thus half brother to Joe Reed P-3. Photo courtesy The AQHA Hall of Fame and Museum

Pancho was sired by Old Billy and out of Paisiana. The dam of Home Gal was Missie by Dogie Beasley. Home Gal was also registered in the National Quarter Horse Breeders Association and given number 403. Her pedigree is the same in the NQHBA except that her dam is listed as Lizzie by Dogie Beasley. It also shows that her breeder was Mrs. Harold Johnson of Hunt, TX.

In the mean time Hobo Sue had foaled Dollie Pine and when Curtner saw the foal, he knew he had made a mistake.

known in some pedigrees as the La Hernandez Mare by Dewey. Other pedigrees show that Della Moore was out of Belle by Shamrock. Belle was out of Dilly by Dewey.

sired by Sykes Rondo. Black Bess was out of Jenny, the dam of Little Joe. This makes Adalina double bred to Jenny with a breeding pattern of 2 X 2.

The second version of this mare’s pedigree is according to the late Lloyd Gary.

The computer records for the AQHA show that Hobo earned two halter points in about 1953 the year after they started keeping records. Hobo was the sire of a number of racing and arena ROM. His get includes one AQHA Champion in Bo Bo Cee. His racing ROM include Miss Seguin and Vagabond. His arena ROM include Bo Bo Cee and Chief Moore. Home Gal AQHA #2991 is the listed dam of Hobo Sue. Home Gal was bred by Big Holman of Hunt, TX. She was registered in the AQHA by James A. Holton, the breeder of Hobo Sue. Home Gal was sired by My Pardner by Uncle Jimmy Gray. Uncle Jimmy Gray was sired by Bonnie Joe and out of Hobo shows the power and muscle of Mary Hill by Bowling the foundation American Quarter Green. The dam of My Pardner was Mollie Echols Horse.  Photo courtesy The AQHA Hall of by Brown Billy. Brown Fame and Museum Billy was sired by Pancho and out of a mare by Traveler.

Della Moore became the dam of Joe Reed P-3 when bred to the thoroughbred Joe Blair. Adams bred Della Moore to Little Joe, producing Grano de Oro, Aloe and Joe Moore. Adams selected Joe Moore as his replacement for Little Joe. Joe Moore sired Hobo. The dam of Hobo was Paulita by Paul Ell. Paul Ell was bred by William Nack. He was owned by a number of breeders over the years including Ott Adams. He counts among his foals the AQHA Hall of Fame stallion Billy Clegg.  Paul Ell was sired by Hickory Bill and out of Baby Ruth. Baby Ruth was sired by Sykes Rondo and out of May Mangum. This makes Baby Ruth and Jenny full sisters. The dam of Paulita was Adalina by Little Joe and she was out of Black Bess. Black Bess was sired by Warrior by Captain Sykes. Captain Sykes was

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Dogie Beasley was sired by Sykes Rondo and out of May Mangum. This gives Hobo Sue a linebred pedigree of the full sisters and brother Jenny, Baby Ruth and Dogie Beasley with a breeding pattern of 4 X 4 X 5 X 5 X 3. Sykes Rondo plays a big part in the Hobo Sue pedigree. He was sired by McCoy Billy by Old Billy. His dam

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Traveler Little Joe Jenny Joe Moore Old D J (Dedier) Hobo

Della Moore Belle Hickory Bill Paul Ell Baby Ruth Paulita Little Joe Adalina Black Bess

Hobo Sue

Bonnie Joe (TB) Uncle Jimmy Gray (TB) Betty Campbell (TB) My Pardner Brown Billy Molly Echols

Home Gal

Unknown Sykes Rondo Dogie Beasley May Magnum Missie or Lizzie Unknown Holman Mare Unknown

was Grasshopper by Martin’s Cold Deck who was sired by Old Billy. The dam of Grasshopper was a mare named Alice. Alice was sired by Harry Bluff, the sire of Steel Dust. May Mangum was sired by Anthony. Anthony was sired by Old Billy and out of Paisiana. Old Billy and Paisiana were a great cross that produced a number of important horses in the development of the Quarter Horse as we know it today. They include Anthony, John Crowder, Whalebone and Pancho, the sire of Brown Billy in Hobo Sue’s pedigree. Lyn Jank in her column “Because They Were So Bred” in the January 1969 issue of Eastern/Western Quarter Horse Journal describes Hobo Sue as “a little one-eyed bay mare.” 

The Produce Record

In 1959 Hobo Sue was owned by C. D. Bruce. This was the year her first foal was born, a mare named Miss Bruce by The Judge. Miss Bruce was bred by Mr. Bruce. She had no foals or grandget reach the show arena. Hobo Sue was next bred by Curtner in 1960 to Poco Pine the foal was Dollie Pine by Poco Pine. Curtner was in the horse selling business and he sold Hobo Sue while she was in foal to Poco Pine, to a man in St. Louis. The new owner had not yet received the papers on Hobo Sue when Curtner got a letter telling him to sell the mare. The man wanted his money back. In the mean time Hobo Sue had foaled Dollie Pine and when Curtner saw the foal, he knew he had made a mistake. So when the “fella from St.

Louis” wanted his money back, Curtner obliged and bought Hobo Sue and her foal back. Curtner sold Dollie Pine to Bob Green. From there she would find her way to Nebraska to become the property of Lloyd Geweke and his son Don of Ord, NE. The Geweke’s were very fond of the Poco Pine foals. They owned others–Texas Pine and Poco Coed, both AQHA Champions. When Don Geweke was killed in a car accident, the Geweke horses were dispersed in 1969. Dollie Pine was bought by the Vera Earl Ranch. After the Geweke Dispersal, Curtner lost track of Dollie Pine until Bud Mills called and wanted to book her to Zippo Pat Bars. Mills took Dollie Pine to Curtner and left her there. Curtner had the mare for 15 years. 

Zippo Pine Bar became the all time AQHA leading sire of performance ROM and is still second on the all time leading sire list of ROM with 387 to his credit. Along the way Dollie Pine had earned her AQHA Championship with 26 halter points and 17.5 performance points in western pleasure. She proved to be a great producer as well, the dam of 14 foals with eight performers. Of the eight performers, she has five open ROM, four AQHA Champions, three superior working foals, one Youth ROM and one Amateur ROM. The first foal out of Dollie Pine was Dollie Pine Bar by Diamond 2 Bar. This mare has no show record. The next foal out of Dollie Pine was El Mendigo by Mendigo Chico. Mendigo Chico was a King Ranch bred horse used in the Geweke

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breeding program. El Mendigo was an NCHA money winner. The third foal out of Dollie Pine was a full sister to El Mendigo. She was the unshown mare Chico’s Dollie. Zippo Pine Bar was the third foal and the first Dollie Pine foal by Zippo Pat Bars. He was bred by the Geweke’s and he was born in 1969. Zippo Pine Bar earned his AQHA Championship with 53 halter points, 91 western pleasure points, 19 western riding points and two trail points. He was an AQHA Honor Roll High Point Western Riding Stallion and he earned Superiors in Western Pleasure and Halter.  Zippo Pine Bar became the all time AQHA leading sire of performance ROM and is still second on the all time leading sire list of ROM with 387 to his credit. He sired 15 World Champions and 27 Reserve World

Champions and 10 AQHA Champions. Two of his top performers were Melody Zipper, 1983 AQHA World Show Amateur All Around Champion, and Zip Bull, the 1990 AQHA World Show Super Horse.      The next Dollie Pine foal sired by Zippo Pat Bars was Scarborough Fair. This mare became an AQHA Champion with 48 halter points and 130 western pleasure points. She was Superior in Western Pleasure. Scarborough Fair is the dam of the successful sire Zip To Impress, AQHA World Champion Three-YearOld Stallion; Impressive Zippo, AQHA Superior Halter Horse, and Predictability an AQHA ROM Western Pleasure Horse.  Fair Eyed Jackie is an unshown daughter of Scarborough Fair. She was sired by Two Eyed Jack. When

Shiloh Old Billy Ram Cat by Steel Dust McCoy's Billy Unknown Fleming Mare Unknown Sykes Rondo Old Billy Martin's Cold Deck Dollie Coker Grasshopper Harry Bluff Alice (June Bug's Sister) Munch Meg Jenny Shiloh Old Billy Ram Cat by Steel Dust Anthony Bailes' Brown Dick Paisiana May Magnum

Belton Queen Tiger Fannin's Tiger Unknown Belle Nellie (Tiger Mare) Unknown Unknown Unknown

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bred to Zippo Pine Bar she produced Zippo Jack Bar. This horse was a top show horse and sire with foals in the AQHA, APHA and ApHC winning awards. He sired seven AQHA World and Reserve World Champions; 23 APHA World and Reserve World Champions, and 25 ApHC World and Reserve World Champions. He sired 98 Superior point earners in the AQHA. When Dollie Pine went to the Vera Earl Ranch she was bred to Irishbar Bob to produce She’s Sweet, a 1973 AQHA Youth World Show Finalist in the Two-Year-Old Mare class. She earned one AQHA Halter point in youth. She produced no foals.  The 1973 foal for Dollie Pine was Two Eyed Dollie, an AQHA Champion sired by Two Eyed Jack. She earned 15 halter and 33 performance points. Two Eyed Dollie is the dam of Ritzy Dollie by Zan Parr Bar. Ritzy Dollie has a great show record. She is superior in Amateur Heeling, Open Heading, Open-Tie-Down Roping and Open Heeling. She is an AQHA Performance Champion and a twotime AQHA World Champion, once in Open Tie-Down Roping and once in Amateur Heeling. She earned 445 AQHA points.  Two Eyed Dollie shows the versatility of this line with her foal Imam Cool Pine. This son of Imam Tru Skip is an AQHA Amateur and Open Superior Halter Horse. He earned 174.5 AQHA halter and performance points. Dollies Cojack was a full brother to Two Eyed Dollie. This horse had no AQHA show record.  Zippo Bar Pine was the next foal out of Dollie Pine to be sired by Zippo Pat Bars. This stallion earned his ROM in performance with 18 halter and 18 performance points. Zippo Bar Pine became a sire in Paul Curtner’s program.  Pat Dollie Pine was the next foal out of Dollie Pine, sired by Zippo Pat Bars. She was an AQHA Champion with superiors in open and amateur

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western pleasure. She became the dam of five performers with all five earning points, and four with ROM. The four that earned the Register Of Merit earned a total of seven ROM. The leading point earners were Design By Pine Superior in Open Western Pleasure and Kcees Deadly Zipper, Superior in Amateur Western Pleasure. Dollie Pine produced four more foals, all by Zippo Pat Bars: Zippos Image, Zippos Classy Doll, Zippo Paul Bars and Little Dollie Zip. The only one to show was Little Dollie Zip and she earned four performance points. Zippos Classy Doll was the dam of three performers. The leading point earner was Totally Ahsum Zippo. This gelding earned two youth ROM and one open ROM. Totally Ahsum Zippo was shown in Regional Experience in Region Two in 2006 at the age of 18. He was a top ten finalist in Showmanship, Trail, Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle. Hobo Pine was foaled in 1961 by Poco Pine and out of Hobo Sue. This mare earned six halter points and is the dam of several performers, including Pine’s Puppet, an AQHA Superior Western Pleasure Horse and His Dads Shadow, an AQHA Superior performer in Hunter Under Saddle and Western Riding. Pine’s Magic, an unshown daughter to Hobo Pine, is the dam of Magic Impulse, an AQHA Superior performer in Youth Western Pleasure.  Hobo Sue and Poco Pine produced Pine’s Penny in 1962, another AQHA Champion and Superior Halter Horse. She earned 53 halter and 46 performance points. Pine’s Penny produced only one performer, Sensational Sam who earned two halter points. Sandy’s Sue, a daughter of Pine’s Penny, was the dam of Pine Wimpy Jim, who earned 99 youth performance points and an AQHA youth ROM.  In 1962 Curtner sold Hobo Sue to Lloyd Geweke who also bought Dollie Pine. Geweke also owned Texas Pine, an AQHA Champion son

Home Gal is the source of the mystery surrounding the pedigree of Hobo Sue. Was it all a case of mistaken identity or a forgetful memory? You can be the judge. Photo courtesy The AQHA Hall of Fame and

Museum

of Poco Pine. He was out of the Curtner mare Codalena by Bill Cody. Geweke bred Hobo Sue to Texas Pine and got Poco Texas Sue in 1963. This is the show record of Hobo Sue in the produce of dam class comes is. Hobo Sue was entered in four Produce of Dam Classes in 1963 and won three of them. No points were given for this class.  Poco Texas Sue went on to be an AQHA Champion with 29 halter and 13.5 performance points. Poco Texas Sue produced three AQHA point earners in Hesa Beau Dandy by Hesa Texas Dandy who earned two amateur halter points; The Logical Choice, who earned four open halter points, and Bay Rusty Tomahawk, who earned five open halter points.   The next year Geweke got Miss Texas Sue out of his Texas Pine/ Hobo Sue cross. This mare became a ROM performer with 17 halter and 11 performance points. She was the dam of four point earners–Skip Along Lad, with three open halter points; Skipper Em, with one halter point; Hobo Grey Smoke, with four amateur performance points, and Ho Beau Miss, who has 10 halter points.

Sue’s Dusty Pine was an unshown daughter of Miss Texas Sue. This mare was the dam of Macho April Shower with an open ROM and 52.5 AQHA halter and performance points. Sue Ann Pine and Texas Hobo Too were the next two foals out of Hobo Sue for 1965 and 1966, both sired by Texas Pine. They didn’t have show records. Hobo Sue Pine was the 1967 foal out of Hobo Sue and this horse marks the return to Poco Pine as a mate. The mare was unshown and produced no foals.  The 1968 foal out of Hobo Sue was a cross on the King Ranch stallion that Geweke owned named Mendigo Chico. This foal was named Chica Bayo. She earned five youth and open performance and halter points. She is the dam of Skipasilla who earned 12 AQHA open and youth halter points. Skipasilla is the dam of Impress Ya Skip who earned five AQHA points and 56 Palomino Horse Breeders Association halter points.  Although her 1967 and 1968 foals are listed as bred by Geweke, Hobo Gal would officially change hands in

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1967 when B. D. Green of Coldthwaite, TX, became her owner. Hobo Sue returned to Texas and was bred to Poco Pine producing Mister Big Pine in 1969. Mr Big Pine, a gelding, earned 457 AQHA points with three superiors in open western pleasure, youth western pleasure and youth western horsemanship. He was the 1983 AQHA Reserve World Champion in Senior Western Pleasure.

Hobo Sue was the dam of 13 foals with eight performers. Her performers have 146 open halter points, 16 youth halter points, 340 open performance points, 116 amateur working points and 1,184.5 youth performance points. Pine Bo was a 1970 brown gelding by Poco Pine and out of Hobo Sue. This gelding would be the last foal produced from this great mating. He would prove to be the best of the best as a show horse. His big title came in 1985 when he earned the AQHA World Show Amateur Superhorse title. He was 15 years old. Some of his other titles include an AQHA Youth Versatility Award, an AQHA Performance Championship and seven superior awards in youth showmanship, youth hunter under saddle, youth western horsemanship (2), youth western pleasure (2) and open western pleasure. The last foal out of Hobo Sue was Hombre Dude by Blondy’s Dude. This 1971 gelding was unshown in the AQHA. Hombre Dude would be

foaled in April and in September the AQHA would officially transfer Hobo Sue to Paul Curtner. She would not produce any more foals.

More Pedigree Ties Hobo Sue was the dam of 13 foals with eight performers. Her performers have 146 open halter points, 16 youth halter points, 340 open performance points, 116 amateur working points and 1,184.5 youth performance points. She was the dam of four AQHA Champions and four horses that have earned 11 Superior Awards in halter and performance.  The key to this mare’s produce record was her ability to cross with Poco Pine. A look at the pedigree of Poco Pine will give us some insight into how this mare crossed back with the Old Billy line of horses. Poco Pine was sired by Poco Bueno and out of Pretty Rosalie, a Peter McCue line mare.  Poco Bueno was sired by King P-234.  King P-234 was sired by Zantanon, who was sired by Jenny’s son Little Joe. Jenny was sired by Sykes Rondo and out of May Magnum. The dam of Zantanon was Jeanette by Billy by Big Jim. Big Jim was sired by Sykes Rondo. The dam of Jeanette was a mare by Sykes Rondo.  King P-234 was out of Jabalina by Strait Horse. The Strait Horse was reportedly sired by Yellow Jacket. Yellow Jacket was sired by Little Rondo by Lock’s Rondo by Whalebone. The dam of Yellow Jacket was Barbee Dun by Lock’s Rondo by Whalebone. Whalebone was sired by Old Billy and out of Paisiana.   The dam of Poco Bueno was Miss Taylor. Her sire was a son of Little Joe named Old Poco Bueno. This gives the foals of Poco Pine and Hobo Sue another cross to Jenny, who was sired by Sykes Rondo and out of May Mangum. In Foundation Sires Of The

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American Quarter Horse And Foundation Dams Of The American Quarter Horse, Bob Denhardt writes that May Mangum produced ten foals by Sykes Rondo. They include six fillies–Nellie, Jenny, Mamie Sykes, Nettie Harrison, Kitty, Baby Ruth, and four colts–Little Joe (a race gelding), Blue Eyes, Dogie Beasley and Blazer. Sykes Rondo was bred by Crawford Sykes and Joe Mangum. Denhardt’s book, The Quarter Running Horse, notes that Sykes Rondo was used as a sire, working cow horse and on weekends as a race horse.  May Mangum was bred by Billy Fleming, the owner of Old Billy.  The sire of Pretty Rosalie was Pretty Boy, a son of Dodger by Harmon Baker. Harmon Baker was a son of Peter McCue. Dodger is out of Froggie. Froggie was a daughter of Joe Collins, one of the sons of Old Billy and Paisiana. The dam of Froggie was a daughter of Red Rover a full brother to Joe Collins. Thus there is another link through Poco Pine to the blood of Old Billy in the foals of Poco Pine and Hobo Sue. The dam of Pretty Boy was Little Maud by Tip. Originally Tip was listed in many pedigrees as sired by Jazz by Harmon Baker. This has shown not to be true and no sire is listed for Tip in this pedigree. The dam of Pretty Rosalie was a Waggoner Mare, whose breeding is listed as unknown.  Pretty Rosalie was the dam of three AQHA Champions including Poco Pine, Poco Stampede (the 1959 NCHA World Champion Cutting Horse) and Poco Paul Dee. Poco Pine and Poco Stampede were Superior Halter Horses and Poco Stampede was a Superior Performance Horse. 

The Mystery

Hobo Sue was foaled in 1951 and her life between her birth and her first foal in 1959 is somewhat of a mystery. Part of the answer might be

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in Home Gal‘s registration file. In 1958 Home Gal, the registered dam of Hobo Sue, was eligible to move from the then temporary registry into the permanent registry of the AQHA. The AQHA sent a letter to James A. Holton, the listed owner of Home Gal, to verify ownership of the mare. He responded that the mare was owned by C. D. Bruce. Bruce responded to the AQHA that he had never owned Home Gal but had owned two or 3three of her foals. Then in 1961 the AQHA asked Holton about a transfer that had never been completed. The response came from T. A. Holton (not James A. Holton) this time saying that Home Gal had died in 1948 three years before Hobo Sue was foaled.  In 1964 a letter from the AQHA to James A. Holton asks him to clear the problem up again and he again verified that Home Gal had died in the spring of 1948.  To confuse the issue further, a Stallion Service Certificate dated July 1950 indicates that Home Gal was bred to Hobo. It was signed by B. L. Smith, the stallion owner, and the mare owner, James A. Holton. This Certificate was stamped in the AQHA office on May 5, 1958 and apparently was being used to verify that Home Gal had been bred to Hobo in 1950.  It gets more interesting. Home Gal was the dam of three registered foals, all fillies. They were Bandy by Hobo in 1946, Penny H by Adam in 1947, and Hobo Sue by Hobo in 1951. All three of these horses are listed in the AQHA Stud Book as bred by Holton and owned by Bruce. So if Home Gal had other foals they may not have been registered. It is very likely that they included geldings and they didn’t want to spend money to register them.  Pedigree note: Hobo and Adam were both sons of Joe Moore and bred by Ott Adams. They were both owned at about this time by B. L. Smith of Junction, TX.  Looking at the three daughters of Home Gal, Bandy was the dam of

Hobo Judge, her 1958 foal, and Nancy Judge in 1959. They were both sired by The Judge and bred by Bruce. Penny H had her first foal in 1955 by Hobo. Her name was Penny’s Copper and she was bred by Holton. Then in 1958 Penny H was the dam of Penny Bruce by The Judge. Penny Bruce was bred by Bruce. The 1960 foal of Penny H was Poco Tay by Poco Pine. Paul Curtner was the breeder of Poco Tay. Hobo Sue was the dam of Miss Bruce in 1959 and she was sired by The Judge. She was bred by Bruce. Bandy and Penny H were both registered with the NQHBA and Hobo Sue wasn’t. To make it clear the AQHA and NQHBA merged in 1949 before she was born. Bandy was registered as number 917 and Penny H was registered as number 9909. Both were bred and owned in the NQHBA Stud Book by James A. Holton. 

Before the AQHA, horses were bought and sold and names changed making the verification of pedigrees a big job. It is hard today to separate the facts from fiction.

This type of confusion is common in the early years of the AQHA. Before the AQHA, horses were bought and sold and names changed making the verification of pedigrees a big job. It is hard today to separate the facts from fiction. This could be a case of loss of memory or mistaken identity. Perhaps Holton misremembered that he had sold Home Gal to Bruce, since Bruce says that didn’t happen. Holton also said the mare died in 1948 but yet the breeder’s certificate

for a 1950 breeding between Hobo and Home Gal showed that she was bred to the horse. Holton signed that paper. Here is another example of pedigree confusion. A mare named Billy’s Gal was registered in NQHBA as #402 just above Home Gal #403. Billy’s Gal’s AQHA number is 74473. Billy’s Gal was born in 1940. She was owned by James A. Holton. She was bred to Hobo and produced Hobo Gal in 1949. Hobo Gal was bred by Holton and owned in my AQHA Stud Book by Bruce.  In 1945 Billy’s Gal produced Miss Muffed Bruce. She was bred by Holton and later owned by Bruce. Puddin H was foaled in 1946. She was bred by Holton. There is no record she was ever owned by Bruce. Hobo Gal, foaled in 1949, was bred by Holton and owned by Bruce. Then Billy’s Gal didn’t have another registered foal until 1956. That was Mexia Girl by Mexia. She was bred by Holton, but again no record that she was ever owned by Bruce. Then in 1958 Billy’s Gal foaled Billy Judge by The Judge. Billy Judge was bred by Bruce. The last foal out of Billy’s Gal was Judge Jobob by The Judge. This horse was bred by Bruce. It would seem Mr. Holton and Mr. Bruce needed to have a great record keeping system or a great mind for pedigrees to keep them all straight. The truth about Hobo Sue’s pedigree may be hidden deep in the archives of the AQHA, but we will probably never find if there is truly an error in her pedigree. What we do know is that Hobo Sue became an exceptional mother and founder of a great line of horses and one of our Mares with More.  

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Paul Curtner and Poco Pine winning one of their many Grand Championships. Photo courtesy The American Quarter Horse Association.

Paul Curtner: A Stellar Career as a Breeder From one weanling in 1954 to 84 ROM performance horses By Larry Thornton I was very excited to see the name of the late Paul Curtner on the list of AQHA Hall of Fame inductees for 2016. I had the pleasure over the years to visit with Paul about his horses including the great stallions Poco Pine and Zippo Pat Bars. Paul was honored to have these two stallions inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame, but he lamented that he would like to join them someday. Now he will officially join them. The success of Paul Curtner as a breeder puts him at number six on the list of all time leading breeders of performance ROM with 84 qualifiers. He is also in the top ten as a leading breeder of AQHA Champions with 28 to his credit. A review of Paul Curtner as a breeder and horseman will certainly solidify his pending membership in the AQHA Hall of Fame. 

Curtner had a modest beginning as a breeder with the purchase of a weanling colt in 1954. He bought this foal at the dispersal of E. Paul Waggoner’s famous 3 D Stock Farm at Arlington, TX. This sale featured the get of Poco Bueno, Blackburn and Pretty Boy Curtner went to the sale wanting a filly by Poco Bueno and out of a Blackburn mare, but his plans changed. He recalled the day: “The main thing was I wasn’t hunting a stud colt. I was hunting a filly on one of those Blackburn mares. Pretty Rosalie came into the sale ring. She was the first one to come in and they’d run her up to $1,500 and my wife said, ‘If you're going to buy a mare, why don’t you buy that one?’ I just raised my hand up and they got $1,550 on her and they sold her. I had bought her before I knew what was going on.”  

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But Curtner hadn’t bought a Blackburn mare; he had bought a daughter of Pretty Boy, in foal, that was out of a Waggoner mare, whose breeding is listed as unknown. The foal wasn’t a filly, but a son of Poco Bueno that he named Poco Pine. Poco Pine was named after Pine Johnson, the famous trainer and rider of Poco Bueno. According to the Sam Ed Spence story, “Poco Pine, A Leading Sire, Son of a Leading Sire, Grandson of a Leading Sire,” (The Quarter Horse Journal, December 1968), Curtner was told by Pine Johnson that his new colt was the “best Poco Bueno foal he had ever seen.”   Curtner went to work giving Poco Pine a show record that would make a good case for Pine Johnson’s evaluation. Curtner even set a goal of winning 50 Grand Championships before he would retire Poco Pine

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from halter competition. He believed that goal was set at a show in Beaumont, TX, in 1960. Poco Pine was Grand Champion under the famous AQHA judge George Tyler. Tyler was the judge when Poco Pine earned his first Grand Championship. 

be a sire of show horses. “I bred 11 mares to him when he was two years old and that is what made him so popular so quick,” Curtner explained. “There was about three or four that were top show colts on the jump go.”

The official AQHA record shows that Poco Pine is credited with 46 Grand Championships with seven

“Out of his first crop of colts was a mare named Poco Lottie that J. W. Hastings owned,” Curtner offered as an example of a winning halter horse. “He carried her to Denver as a yearling filly from his first crop. She won her class of 77 colts. Showed her at Fort Worth, won her class there.”

Poco Pine not only hit his stride as a show horse, but he quickly proved to be a sire of show horses.

The other three colts were Poco Taos, Poco Chico and Poco Annie.

Broodmare Sire List of AQHA Champions. His daughters have produced 20 AQHA Champions.     Poco Lottie went on to earn 25 AQHA halter points. She was a full sister to Poco Margaret, Mr Poco Pride, Poco Mon Cherie and Poco Bright Star. Poco Margaret was the 1962 AQHA Honor Roll Halter Horse. She was the dam of the 1971 AQHA High Point Halter Horse Gold Margarita. Mr Poco Pride was the leading point earner from this group of horses. He earned 810 AQHA points in open, youth and amateur competition. Poco Mon Cherie was an AQHA Champion and a Superior Halter Horse. Poco Bright Star earned only three halter points but was the sire of the great reining

Reserve Grand Championships. He earned 135 halter points to garner his Superior Award and 15 performance points in cutting and western pleasure making him ROM in performance. He was an NCHA money winner as well.   The time Poco Pine spent in the performance arena was limited compared to his halter career. “We showed him at pleasure and I got his pleasure points,” Curtner said. “Then we showed him at reining. Lanham Riley showed him twice and won a 2nd both times. All I was trying to do was get his points for AQHA Champion. Then Milt Bennett showed him some at cutting. Then I rode him quite a bit.” Poco Pine’s biggest performance win came at the Fort Worth Stock Show when he won the AQHA junior cutting over 32 entries.  “He was good with a lot of cow,” Curtner noted. “I showed him once at Houston in the cutting. There was a bunch from Illinois and they told me, ‘We’re going back and they better not mention that this horse can’t do something.’ He got down on his belly out there and it made their eyes jump out.”  Poco Pine not only hit his stride as a show horse, but he quickly proved to

Zippo Pat Bars demonstrates what Paul Curtner was looking for when he bred Leo Pat to Three Bars. Photo courtesy The American Quarter Horse Association.

Poco Taos and Poco Chico became AQHA Champions. Poco Annie was a Superior Halter Horse. Poco Pine became a leading sire with foals that put him number two on the AQHA Leading Sire List of AQHA Champions. He sired 37 AQHA Champions. He was a permanent fixture for many years on the AQHA Leading Sire List of Performance ROM. (A list he led for several years.) He sired 84 ROM performance horses. His daughters put him on the AQHA Leading

stallion Great Pine. Charlotte Ann was the dam of Poco Lottie, Poco Margaret, Mr Poco Pride and Poco Bright Star. This mare was by the King Ranch. She was a granddaughter of Peppy P-212. She came from Louisiana to Curtner in a trade that was arranged by George Tyler. Curtner then sold this great mare to Dr. D. B. Wheelis of Jacksboro, TX, who was the breeder of all these great foals. Great Pine formed a major branch of the Poco Pine family. He was bred

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Midway(TB) Percentage (TB) Gossip Avenue (TB) Three Bars (TB) Luke McLuke (TB) Zippo Pat Bars

Myrtle Dee (TB) Civil Maid (TB) Leo Pat Joe Reeed ll Leo Little Fanny Little Chuck Dinny Girl TB Mare

Zippo Pine Bar King P-234 Poco Bueno Miss Taylor Poco Pine Pretty Boy Pretty Rosalie Dollie Pine

Waggoner Mare2 Joe Moore Hobo Paulita Hobo Sue

My Pardner Home Gal Missie

The pedigree of Zippo Pine Bar epitomizes the cross of Zippo Pat Bars and daughters of Poco Pine. by Mr. Wheelis. Great Pine also shows the versatility of the Poco Pine line of horses. This grandson of Poco Pine became an AQHA Champion with 26 halter and 25 performance points. He was the Ohio State Champion Two-Year-Old in halter. He became an early winner of several State Fair Reining Stakes that were the forerunner for the National Reining Horse Association open reining so popular today. The Senior and Junior Champions of the State Fair AQHA reining classes would compete in the reining stake. Great Pine was a leading sire of reining horses with foals earning in excess of $700,000 in the NRHA. His reining foals include I’m Great Too, NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion; Great Simon Sez, NRHA Futurity Reserve Champion; Primary Pine (A Famous Amos), All American Quarter Horse Congress NRHA Futurity Champion; One Great Dude, Congress NRHA

Futurity Open Champion, and Great Red Pine, NRHA Limited Open Super Stakes Champion. Great Red Pine also became a great sire with his foals earning in excess

Pecho Dexter set the standard as a show horse with 1,058 halter points, 1,135.5 western pleasure points, 115 trail points and 123 hunter under saddle points.

of $500,000. His leading money winner is Great Resolve or Einstein as he is known in the NRHA. Great Resolve (Einstein) would earn

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$147,377. He is not only a grandson of Great Pine, he is double bred to this great horse. His second dam is Patiences Reward, a daughter of Great Pine. Great Resolve (Einstein) is a million dollar sire. He is the sire of horses like Einsteins Revolution who has earned $352,700. Einsteins Revolution is a new million dollar sire with his leading money winner to date being Revolution Is Dun, winner of over $144,000.  Great Red Pine is also the sire of Miss Tinseltown, who was named the NRHA all time leading dam of money winners in July of 2014. Her foals have earned over $680,000. Her leading money earners are Gunners Tinseltown, winner of over $300,000, and Hollywood Tinseltown, winner of over $185,000.  The daughters of Great Pine have done their share as producers to enhance the contribution of the Curtner breeding program through Poco Pine. An example of success as a broodmare sire includes The Great Whiz, the 2003 NRHA Futurity Champion who is out of a daughter of Great Pine. Miss Doll Pine, a daughter of Great Pine, is the dam of the $2 million sire Jacs Electric Spark and Crome Plated Jac, NRHA Million Dollar sire. The leading money winner by Jacs Electric Spark is Electric Code, winner of $204,317. Crome Plated Jac is the sire of Custom Crome, the 1993 NRHA Open Futurity Champion. Custom Crome is the sire of Custom Pistol, NRHA Open Derby Champion; Custom Legend, NRBC Open Derby Champion; Custom Red Berry, the 2003 AQHA World Champion Senior Reining Horse, and Cromed Out Mercedes, the 2009 NRBC Open Classic Champion.  Some of the other great performers sired by Poco Pine include Poco Anarene, AQHA Champion; Poco Coed, AQHA Champion; Pam’s Pine Girl, AQHA Champion; Pines’s Holly Boy, AQHA Champion; Poco

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Fury, AQHA Champion; Poco Pamelita, AQHA Champion, and Poco Pecho, AQHA Champion.

certainly represents the epitome of how Poco Pine and the Bill Cody mares crossed well.

A couple of the Poco Pine AQHA Champions have made interesting contributions of their own to the quarter horse breed. Poco Coed was the dam of several top horses. Her daughter Vickie Lee Pine, was the first AQHA World Show Super Horse, while another daughter, Poco Coed’s Te N Te, was a great halter mare and producer. Poco Coed’s Te N Te earned a Youth World Championship in halter as well as 257 halter points. She is the dam of Temon, a sire of 12 AQHA World Champion Halter Horses that have earned 15 World Championships.  

Codalena was the dam of 11 Poco Pine foals, all point earners. They produced six AQHA Champions; eight ROM performance horses and 10 halter points earners, including three foals that earned four Superior Awards. The AQHA Champions were Texas Pine, Pine Pancho, Pine Chock, Pine’s Codalena, Pine’s Leana and Barry Pine. The Superior Award winners were Pine Chock (both halter and western pleasure), Pine’s Leana (western pleasure) and Barry Pine (western pleasure).

Poco Pecho was not only an AQHA Champion, but the sire of one of the industries all time great show horses in Pecho Dexter. Pecho Dexter set the standard as a show horse with 1,058 halter points, 1,135.5 western pleasure points, 115 trail points and 123 hunter under saddle points. This 1966 gelding earned 26 AQHA Top Ten High Point Awards with nine #1 High Point Performance Awards. He earned four High Point Western Pleasure Awards, three High Point Hunter Under Saddle Awards and two High Point Trail Awards. He earned Superior Awards in Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle and Trail. He was the AQHA High Point Halter Gelding for five years.  He won all of these awards from 1966 to 1970. Pecho Dexter is a member of the AQHA Hall of Fame and the NSBA Hall of Fame.  Paul Curtner was like many great breeders in that he used good mares as a big part of his program. One of those mares was Codalena. She also has the King Ranch influence through her sire Bill Cody. Curtner had a great deal of respect for Bill Cody. As he said, “Bill Cody was a horse that was just wasted.  He could have been one of the best all around sires there was, if they would have just pushed him.

Another set of mares that Curtner was fond of was the Blackburn mares. As noted above, he went to the Waggoner sale in 1954 Zippo Pine Bar had great specifically to buy a Blackburn conformation, and with his mare. He went home with a Pretty paternal half brother The Boy mare named Pretty Rosalie and Invester (inset) defined modern her colt that he named Poco Pine. western pleasure.  Photo While Poco Pine was a grand success, Curtner still wanted some courtesy The American Quarter Blackburn mares and he bought Horse Association. some of them from the Cowan Ranch. “Watt Hardin bought him from the King Ranch when he was a yearling “My interest in the Blackburn horses colt. Watt just bred him to anything came because Poco Bueno had he could to live,” Curtner said. “He crossed pretty well with them. He was a good horse. The type of horse sired Poco Lena, Poco Mona, Poco you could do a lot of things on. He Bay and Poco Tivio. So I wanted a was a pretty fair roping horse. Roy Savage roped off him when Watt had Blackburn mare and one of the reasons is I thought they were good him. broodmares.” “Those Bill Cody mares were good mares. I had, oh, 15 or 20 of them in “As I recall,” Curtner continued, “they (The Waggoner Ranch) gave my lifetime. At one time I had four him (Blackburn) to a guy named or five of them.” Codalena was one Claude Cowan. So I went and of those mares and her record bought eight or nine Blackburn While Poco mares that were raised on the Cowan Ranch. Pine was a

grand success, Curtner still wanted some Blackburn mares and he bought some of them from the Cowan Ranch.

“I raised a few mares out of them by Poco Pine. But they were more or less every other year breeders. The first year I got them, I had five or six colts. Then I bred the ones that didn't have a colt back the next year and I got colts. I'd still like to have a pasture full of them.” Poco Pine put Paul Curtner into the

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breeding business in a big way. The stallion Zippo Pat Bars would take him to the next level as a breeder and through this great stallion the world would define the modern pleasure horse. Zippo Pat Bars was home bred. He was out of a mare that Curtner owned named Leo Pat. She was a daughter of Leo and he got Zippo Pat Bars by breeding her to Three Bars. Curtner sent two mares to be bred to Three Bars. He sent Pretty Rosalie (Poco Pine’s mother) and Leo Pat. Sid Vail, the owner of Three Bars, thought that Pretty Rosalie would

Curtner added that his dream was to get “a sorrel colt with a good long hip and a nice head.” Zippo Pat Bars was exactly what Curtner was dreaming about and it didn’t take long for the world to find its way to the ranch. When Zippo Pat Bars was two or three months old, Curtner turned down $20,000 for his dream come true. The sorrel stud colt with the long hip went to the racetrack. But his race career may have been compromised by an accident. The injury occurred when Zippo Pat Bars flipped while coming out of his stall. He broke two

Vested Pine is an example of what could be produced when The Invester and Zippo Pine Bar were crossed on each other. Photo courtesy Tina Kaven produce the best colt when bred to Three Bars. Others that knew the mares felt that Leo Pat would produce the best colt.  

vertebrae in his back. Despite the injury, Zippo Pat Bars ran AAA rated on the racetrack with five wins and four seconds winning $1,656.

Curtner said he wanted to breed Leo Pat because he wanted a racehorse, and a Three Bars stud out of a Leo mare. Leo Pat slipped her first foal, a filly, by Three Bars. After losing the foal, Sid Vail offered to give Curtner his money back on the stud fee. Curtner opted to try again and this time Leo Pat foaled Zippo Pat Bars. Pretty Rosalie was bred twice to Three Bars and she produced only fillies from this cross. 

The injury compromised his show career as well. Due to the broken vertebrae, Zippo Pat Bars was a couple of inches low at the withers. This would make it difficult for him to be successfully shown at halter. So he was retired to stud in 1968. Zippo Pat Bar sired 106 AQHA ROM performers. His foals have earned 50 Superior Awards with 10 AQHA Championships.

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The breeding career of Zippo Pat Bars got off to a fast start just as Poco Pine’s career got off to a fast start. Zippo Pat Bars sired the stallions Zippo Pine Bar and The Invester in his first foal crop of 1969. Zippo Pine Bar was bred by Lloyd Geweke and The Invester was bred by Eldon R. England, but they would both keep the Curtner breeding program at the forefront of the quarter horse industry. Both of these stallions are in the AQHA Hall of Fame with their sire Zippo Pat Bars. The Invester started his show career early with class wins as a yearling at shows like the Houston Livestock Show and the San Antonio Livestock Show. He went on to put together a very enviable show record: Superior in halter with 53 points and 29 Grand Championships. The Invester became an AQHA Champion with two cutting points, eight reining points, nine western pleasure points and two hunt seat points. He missed the NCHA Futurity Semi-finals by 1.5 points. The Invester started his breeding career as a sire of good-looking halter babies, including notable halter weanlings and yearlings El Cicatriz, La Sangria, Vestida Moneca and Savings Account. El Cicatriz won the Greater Houston Quarter Horse Association Weanling Futurity, earned 244 AQHA open and youth halter points, and was the 1974 AJQHA World Champion Yearling Gelding. La Sangria left her successful halter career to produce the great cutting mare Docs Sangria, the 1987 NCHA World Champion Open Cutting Horse.   The next phase of The Invester’s sire career came with his ability to produce good moving horses. He became one of the leading sires of pleasure and all around performance horses. His sire record includes 197 ROM performers, 141 Superior performers (in eight events) and 11 AQHA Champions. Some of his great pleasure performers include Sure Investment, a Congress Futurity Champion; The Collateral, a

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Congress Futurity Reserve Champion; Invest In Ears, a Superior Pleasure Horse, and Impulsions, a World Champion in the World Show Snaffle Bit Futurity. The Invester is

The difference between Zippo Pine Bar and The Invester comes in their pedigrees and the influence of the Curtner breeding program.

the number 11 all time leading sire of AQHA performance ROM. The daughters of The Invester have produced 260 ROM performers and 59 Superior performers, including Invest In Old Gold, a Reserve World Champion Two-Year-Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Horse. The Invester was a major contributor to the National Snaffle Bit Association. He is in the NSBA Hall of Fame and a number of his descendants are Hall of Famers as well, including The Big Investment, Impulsions, January Investment, Vested Faith and Potential Investment. Zippo Pine Bar is like The Invester in that he was not bred by Paul Curtner. But the difference between Zippo Pine Bar and The Invester comes in their pedigrees and the influence of the Curtner breeding program. The Invester was out of Hank’s Peppy Lou, a linebred Joe Reed P-3/Peter McCue bred mare. The Joe Reed blood in Zippo Pat Bars and Hank’s Peppy Lou gives The Invester a common bond or blood affinity between his sire and dam. Zippo Pine Bar was out of Dollie Pine (who was bred by Curtner). Dollie Pine was sired by Poco Pine with this cross being the backbone of the Curtner breeding program. 

Curtner explained that he expected that crossing Zippo Pat Bar on Poco Pine mares would work well because the Three Bars/Poco Bueno cross worked and that they both (Poco Pine and Zippo Pat Bars) had good heads. He pointed out that one of his philosophies as a breeder was to try different crosses to see how they would work. He found the Zippo Pat Bars/Poco Pine cross to have “clicked” from the beginning. Dollie Pine is a story on her own. She became an AQHA Champion and then a proven producer. She was sired by Poco Pine and out of the mare Hobo Sue. Hobo Sue was sired by Hobo, a good son of Joe Moore. Joe Moore was sired by Little Joe and out of the famous Louisiana race mare Della Moore. Della Moore was the dam of Joe Reed P-3. Leo Pat, the dam of Zippo Pat Bars, was sired by Leo, who was 2 X 2 inbred to Joe Reed P-3. This gives Zippo Pat Bar and Dollie Pine a tie to Della Moore through her sons Joe Reed P-3 and Joe Moore. Dollie Pine was the dam of 14 foals with eight to show. They earned five ROM and four AQHA Championships. Three of her AQHA Champions were Zippo Pine Bar, Pat Dollie Pine and Scarborough Fair, all by Zippo Pat Bars. Her other AQHA Champion was Two Eyed Dollie by Two Eyed Jack. This puts Dollie Pine on the AQHA Leading Dams List for AQHA Champions.   Zippo Pine Bar had a very successful show career, starting as a halter horse as a weanling. He won his halter class 40 out of 42 times shown. He earned 53 halter points, 91 western pleasure points, 19 western riding points and two trail points.  He was Superior in western pleasure and halter. He was an AQHA Honor Roll Western Riding Stallion.  Zippo Pine Bar became the all time AQHA leading sire of performance ROM and is still second on the all time leading sire list of ROM with 387 ROM to his credit. This great

stallion stood at the head of the sire list of performers in the AQHA for 10 straight years. He sired 15 World Champions and 27 Reserve World Champions and 10 AQHA Champions. Two of his top performers were Melody Zipper, 1983 AQHA World Show Amateur All Around Champion, and Zipabull, the 1990 AQHA World Show Super Horse.      Zippo Pine Bar is an all time leading sire of National Snaffle Bit Association money winners and is a member of the NSBA Hall of Fame. His NSBA Hall of Fame foals include Flashy Zipper, Zippo Ltd, Mr Zippo Pine, Zippos By Moonlight, Zips Chocolate Chip, Zippos Mr Good Bar, Zippos Amblin Easy and Zippo Jack Bar.  The daughters of Zippo Pine Bar are making their contributions as well. They have produced such noted horses as Blazin Hot and Vested Pine. Blazin Hot earned the title of AQHA World Champion Junior Western Pleasure Horse and AQHA World Champion Junior Western Riding Horse in the same year, and is a member of the NSBA Hall of Fame. Vested Pine was a multiple World Show Top Ten finisher and All American Quarter Horse Congress Limited Maturity Champion. Paul Curtner certainly exhibited the credentials and made contributions to the industry that make him worthy to become a member of the AQHA Hall of Fame. His influence as a breeder is seen in halter, reining and western pleasure. The evidence is in the number of AQHA, NRHA and NSBA Hall of Fame members that come from horses he was associated with, not only as a breeder but as a horseman in general. The top five NSBA money earners are all horses that carry the blood of The Invester and/or Zippo Pine Bars and it is found. Curtner’s dream to become an AQHA Hall of Fame member has come true. 

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Success from the Saddle

Spiritual Food from God's Feed Truck I see but don’t judge In the past 30 some years I have had the pleasure of riding horses for people from all sorts of backgrounds. It has taught me a lot about the horse-human relationship. One thing I have come to realize is that nothing is as it appears. Usually every horse has tremendous potential to be the next best horse for their owner, “but” there is some obstacle that stands between where the horse is and where the owner wants him to be. Another observation that I have made is that after the “but“ there is usually at least one reason, and often many reasons from the owners' perspective, that keeps their horses from achieving perfection. I sometimes refer to these reasons as excuses. (Just an outside perspective I’ll say with a wink.) Some of the common excuses are: He just doesn’t like men or maybe women. I think he was abused before I got him. He won’t take the right lead. He is stiff. I could go on and on but I think you get my point. Another thing I have noticed as I reflect over the years is a common theme in the attitude of horses that arrive for training: Most of them seem to be defensive with self preservation on high alert. Interesting isn’t it. This attitude shows up in a variety of ways, such as being pushy. Another is rigid and over re-activeness. I

believe this common theme has a common cause and that is poor communication in the relationship. There is a lack of understanding on both parts and most likely some judgments have been made which in turn have built a barrier. Things that seem to be the problem are usually not the problem. After a while these obstacles get a label attached to them and ownership of the excuse takes place. Then the relationship is at risk of destruction.

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Lopez, Meyer & Lauing Quarter Horse Production Sale Results The 40th Annual Lopez, Meyer & Lauing Quarter Horse Production Sale was held Saturday Sept. 5, at the Faith Livestock Auction, Faith, SD. Buyers from surrounding states as well as from New York, Oregon, Florida, Oklahoma, Montana and Minnesota, had the opportunity to bid on 65 head of horses from weanlings to broke saddle horses. Auctioneer of 39 years was Lynn Weishaar with John Johnson beside him defining the pedigrees. Bob & Karen Meyer celebrated the top three selling weanlings. Gunners Bay Jack (Young Rio Gunner X Frosts Dun Polly) claimed a final bid by John Hoven of McLaughlin, SD, of $5,300. Hoven also purchased Sugardrop Jack (SNW Northern Frost X Sugar Drop Frost) for

Three Bars Frost and Tenacious Gold Bar which averaged $1,290. Fred Lenertz from Minnesota was volume buyer purchasing 10 head from the Lauing’s and Meyer’s.

Gunners Bay Jack sold for $5300 $4,300 and Classy Jack Drift (SNW Northern Frost X Frosts Pretty Drift) for $4,000 and Gunners Rusty (Young Rio Gunner X Frosts Golden Glow) for $3,000. Longtime sale partner Lee Lopez sold five weanlings sired by stallions

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Denny & Doris Lauing of Sturgis who have been involved with the sale for the past three years had the high selling yearling, Comos Doc Fritz (Comos Cottoneye X Tawny Trail) selling for $2,700. This is from the last colt crop of Comos Cotttoneye that perished in the 2013 October blizzard Atlas. They also sold 13 weanlings that averaged $1,384. High selling saddle horse consigned by Jerry Mayer of Piedmont sold for $7,000. Guys Miss Peppy (Frenchmans Hickory X Haidas Playboy Girl) a 2011 sorrel mare is from the Lauing breeding program. Consignor Arlen Hulm from Faith sold MQH Silver Nic (Hes The Docs Remedy X Miss Hockory Silver) a 2011 Dun Gelding for $6,250. Levi Lauing captured $6,000 for his 2006 sorrel gelding LL Peppys Smokin Oak (Peppys Intrepid X Carman Chameleon). The Lopez, Meyer and Lauing operations want to thank all of the attendees that filled the auction to the rafters as well as the guest consigners Bob & Jan Quickstad (Whitewood), Arlen Hulm (Faith), Jerry Mayer (Piedmont), Levi Lauing (Oral), Jesse Dale (Timber Lake) and Rio Hulm (Faith) for the outstanding horses they brought for auction. The 2016 sale is scheduled to be held the first Saturday of September at Faith Livestock.

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Myers Ranch / Copper Spring Ranch Performance Horse Sale Results The decision to offer a sale merging two of the nation’s leading quarter horse performance and breeding operations proved to be a good one. Myers Performance Horses, long established as a leading 2-year-old prospect program and home to $9 million sire Frenchmans Guy, joined forces with Copper Spring Ranch (CSR) for their 2015 Performance Horse Sale. The auction, held in August near Bozeman, MT, offered 59 head including a majority of well-started arena prospects. 54 head changed hands for approximately $1.5 million, for an overall average of $27,306, selling to 18 states and Canada. Myers Performance Horses, owned by Bill & Deb Myers along with their sons Chad, Billy, Brandon & Brady from near St. Onge, SD, stand the still vibrant 28-year-old leading sire Frenchmans Guy, along with A Smooth Guy and Cowboys Cartel si 93. Two and 3-yearolds sired by these three sires were included in the sale. Copper Spring Ranch, a state-of-the-art facility designed for breeding and training, is owned by Klein & Karen Gilhousen. They stand the proven producer Prime Talent si 107, a multiple stakes winner and race sire of nearly $1.5 million in earnings. Topping the 2015 Myers Ranch/Copper Spring Ranch Performance Horse Sale was a 2013 buckskin mare, Explosive Talent, sired by CSR stallion Prime Explosive Talent Talent, left the ring on a record-breaking bid of $100,000 from the Cok Family from Montana. The CSR second high-seller was Take Me Ta Fame, a 2013 bay gelding by leading sire Dash Ta Fame si 113 and out of Betta Takemeserious. His dam is by Frenchmans Guy and a full sister to Take Me Ta Fame BFA World Champion Futurity Champion Guys Cash Perks. He found a home in Florida

on a bid of $48,000 from the Hatch Family. Topping the Myers Ranch consignments was Guyz Smooth Amber, a 2013 Bay mare, daughter of A Smooth Guy, the 2013 Future Fortunes Champion Juvenile Sire at the BFA World Championship and the 2015 Future Fortunes Champion Freshman Sire at the Old Fort Days in Arkansas. Guy is Guyz Smooth Amber out of their perennial producer Amber Holland si 88 by Holland Ease si 109. The ¾ sister to Guys Amberetto, already proving herself in the early 2015 futurities, caught the eye of repeat buyer Harry LaToush from Kansas and a final bid of $56,000. The A Smooth Guy consignments averaged a strong $35,700. The Frenchmans Guy consignments broke all records with a $41,714 average and two 2-year-old daughters left the ring on bids of $49,000. Flits French Blondie, out of the mare Two Bit Flit, daughter of Fire Water Flit si 86, found a new home with the Plundel’s from Iowa. Out of the Myers Ranch broodmare No Shake For Deb by Royal Shake Em si Flits French Blondie 104, the gray mare Guys Girls Shakem Up drew considerable attention and is now in Texas with the Hill Family. Their ranch sire Cowboys Cartel si 93 is a son of World Champion Producer Corona Cartel si 97 and out of Multiple World Champion Race Mare Dashing Folly si 108. His consignments commanded an Cowgirls Luv Cowboys impressive average of $30,250 and his top seller was Cowgirls Luv Cowboys, a 2013 bay mare out of Paddys Irish O Lena by Paddys Irish Whiskey. Her bid of $54,000 from the Howes Family takes her to Alberta, Canada.

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Overall Sale Averages Myers Ranch (28 Sold) $30,946 • Copper Spring Ranch $22,720 (Prime Talent SI 107 • $21,036 Average) Myers Ranch Stallions • Frenchmans Guy 2-Year-Olds Sold • $41,714 Average • A Smooth Guy 2-Year-Olds Sold • $35,700 Average • Cowboys Cartel 2-Year-Olds Sold • $30,250 Average Sale Results $56,000 – GUYZ SMOOTH AMBER – 2013 Bay Mare (A Smooth Guy x Amber Holland si 88, Holland Ease SI 109) Myers Ranch – LaToush, KS. $14,000 – Y TRY TA CATCH ME – 2013 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x YR Sadie, Dash Ta Fame si 113) CSR – Young, SD. $49,000 – GUYS GIRLS SHAKEM UP – 2013 Gray Mare (Frenchmans Guy x No Shake For Deb, Royal Shake Em, si 104) Myers Ranch – Hill, TX. $38,000 – LADYBIRD FAME – 2013 Bay Mare (Prime Talent SI 107 x Dashin Ladybird, Dash For Perks si 93) CSR – Hill, TX $54,000 – COWGIRLS LUV COWBOYS – 2013 Bay Mare (Cowboys Cartel si 93 x Paddys Irish O Lena, Paddys Irish Whiskey) Myers Ranch – Howes, Alberta, Canada

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SK Horses Ltd. Annual Fall Weekend Ride Horse & Tack Sale 8-12 Iowa Parelli Savvy Fest Dave Ellis 406-256-2497 Cowboy Dressage & Cattle Work Farmington, IA 319-878-3888 rivervalleyhorsecamp.com 405-275-2196

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17-18 Double H Ranch Arena Reining Clinic Jamison Ranch Herefors & Quarter Horses Shannon Allison & Chuck Nesmith Quinter, KS 785-754-3639 Kinnear, WY 307-856-4845 jamisonranch.com

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Horse Creek Sale Company Castle Rock, CO 970-345-2543 CANCELED 24-25 NE Horse Expo - Lincoln, NE horsecreeksaleco.com

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Clovis Livestock Clovis, NM 575-762-4422 clovislivestockauction.com

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Premier Equine Auctions Lufkin, TX 337-494-1333 premierequineauctions.com


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Hoof Cinch

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Arnold Realty

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Horse Creek Sale Co.

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Arrow P Equine Sales

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GaryHubbell/UnitedCountry

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Big Bale Buddy

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Hunter Quarter Horses

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Boot Barn

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Jamison Herefords & QH 4-5 Jeff Smith Saddles

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Bronco Billy's Haynets

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JB Western Store

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Dennis Cappel

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J-Bar-R Ranch

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Central Iowa Featherlite

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Lauing Ranch

14 Tim Cox Fine Art

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Clark & Assoc. Land

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L-H Branding Irons

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Clovis Horse Sales

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Longhorn Saddlery

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Come to the Source

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Mason & Morse Ranch Co 58-59 Twin Cities

CruzFire Dummy

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Memory Ranches

Diamond Slash Ranch

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DJ Reveal, Inc. DV Auction

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Cal Middleton

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Nat'l Ropers Supply

17 Waukon Horse Sale

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Nutrena

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Gwartney Quarter Horses 43

Pieper Red Angus

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Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity Results & Payout The 24th Annual Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity was held as a class within a class with the Iowa Cutting Horse Association, Aug. 14-15, 2015, at the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, IA Mister Disco Cat, a 3 yr. old Open Champion owned by Jim and Brenda Kropf of Wall Lake, IA, made quick work of the event, winning the 1st and 2nd Go Rounds as well as the 3 yr. old open incentive. He was shown by Dean Domann of Ganiesville, TX, racking up a total score of 296.5 Total winnings were $6173 plus $550 for the 3 yr old open incentive. Mister Disco Cat was sired by the Nominated Stallion, Little Disco Tucker, also owned by the Kropfs.

In Waterloo, IA, Brenda Kropf, Dave Eberline, IBCF president, Jim Kropf and trainer Dean Domann.

Great Websites to Visit Arena Trailer Sales www.arenatrailers.com Arnold Realty www.eRanches.com Arrow P Equine Sales www.arrowpequinesales.com Big Bale Buddy www.bigbalebuddy.com Boot Barn www.bootbarn.com Bronco Billys Haynets www.haynets.biz Dennis Cappel www.denniscappel.com Central Iowa Featherlite Trailers www.centraliowafeatherlite.com Clark & Assoc. Land Brokers clarklandbrokers.com Clovis Livestock www.clovislivestock.com CruzFire Roping Dummy www.cruzfiredummy.com DJ Reveal 4 N 1 www.reveal4-n-1.com Diamond Slash Ranch www.diamondslashranch.com DV Auction www.dvauction.com Gwartney Quarter Horses www.gwartneyquarterhorses.com Page 51

Hoof Cinch www.hoofcinch.com Gary Hubbell/United Country RE www.uccoloradobrokers.com Hunter Quarter Horses www.hunterqhorses.com J-Bar-R Ranch www.j-bar-r-ranch.com Jamison Herefords & Quarter Horses www.jamisonranch.com L-H Branding Irons www.lhbrandingirons.com Lauing Ranch www.lauingquarterhorses.com Mason & Morse Ranch Company www.ranchland.com Memory Ranches www.memoryranches.com Cal Middleton www.calmiddleton.com Nebraska Cattlemens Classic www.necattlemen.com NRS www.nrsworld.com Nutrena www.safehorsefeed.com Pieper Red Angus www.pieperredangus.com Premier Equine Auctions www.premierequineauctions.com

Riverdale Quarter Horses www.riverdalequarterhorses.com Jeff Smiths Cowboy Collection www.jeffsmithscowboycollection.com SK Horses/River Valley Horse Camp www.rivervalleyhorsecamp.com Don Smock Auction Co. www.dsaauctions.com South River Real Estate www.soriver.com Tim Cox Fine Art www.timcox.com Total Equine www.totalfeeds.com Triangle Sales www.trihorse.com Twin Cities www.simonhorsecompany.com Uncommon Ground www.uncommongroundmt.com Waukon Horse Sale www.waukonhorsesale.com West Kentucky Horse Sales www.westkentuckyhorsesales.com Wetzel Quarter Horses www.wetzelquarterhorses.webs.com

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60885 Salt Creek Rd- Colbran, CO

$1,275,000 Salt Creek Ranch includes 192 acres on two deeds, of which 90 acres are irrigated. Improvements include a 3,046-square-foot

Spanish home built in 1991, a 1,626-square foot, two-plus bedroom guest home built in 1990, a 1,596-square-foot modular built in 2002, hay barn, 30x72 horse barn with wash rack, tack room and stalls, plus a 100x225 covered arena. Salt Creek runs through the property! The ranch adjoins BLM and has great views in all directions.

Steve Fleming, ALC Broker Owner RE/MAX Two Rivers (970)241-3939 Steve @tworiversrealtyinc.com


South River Real Estate Charming Ranchette in Coal Creek 17.11 Acres in Montrose County, CO

12 irrigated acres; 3,384 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 4-bath home features newly remodeled master bedroom with walk-in closet and bath with tile shower and dual shower heads; an adobe fireplace in the office, southwest design picture window, wet bar; beautifully landscaped yard; large colored concrete tiered patio overlooking the valley floor and surrounding mountains plumbed for gas grill; separate building with hot tub; 2-car attached garage, plus another garage with electricity and foam insulation; 24x120 metal building contains a 24x40 shop area with electricity, 220 power, gas stove, fluorescent and flood lighting, 16x10 door with opener, 4 outside pipe rail pens and hay storage area; plus 4 additional outside pens located by the roping arena; 5 automatic frost free waterers. MLS #662734

Price: $689,000

Secluded Ranch

45 Acres in Montrose, Montrose County, CO

Plush hay meadows, located southeast of Montrose; 30 with ample irrigation water; good habitat for wintering cattle and for wildlife; great horse set-up featuring a 39x58.5 open hay shed and a 60.5x156 woodsided barn with indoor arena, electricity, workshop, office and tack room; 1,606 sq. ft., 2-bedroom, 1-bath home with 2 pellet stoves, RO water system, tongue and groove paneling and ceiling; yard surrounding the home features large mature trees, rock water way, boulder accents and flowers; borders BLM on two sides MLS. #681014

Price: $650,000 Price Reduction: $550,000

Well Organized Horse Facility

37.52 Acres Montrose Montrose County, CO

2,128 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home; 2-car detached garage with workshop; 87 x 140 ft. indoor stall barn and riding arena; 130 x 200 outdoor arena; 3 inside pens and 13 outside pens; 7 automatic waterers; 1-bedroom studio/ bunkhouse; 37.52 acres with 29 irrigated acres. Close to town and connected to the city sewer system. Beautiful flowers and trees around the house, a pole fence around the front yard, and in the back yard a rock patio with concrete fire pit in the middle. MLS #667559

Price: $490,000

Private, Secluded Property with River Frontage 15.52 Acres, Olathe, Montrose County, CO

This exceptionally beautiful location features a 3,468 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 3-bath home with gourmet kitchen, rock gas fireplace in the living room, hardwood and tile flooring, office and bonus room as well as a 6x12 storage shed, 32x64 shop with 2-10' doors and man door, concrete flooring, electricity and two storage rooms. White vinyl fencing encloses the yard and driveway with rock borders separating the gravel circular driveway and yard area. The home and out buildings are in immaculate condition with manicured landscaping. Relax on the large deck with a Pergola or the back patio with a fire pit and gaze at the pond, the cows grazing in the adjoining pasture, wildlife traversing the property and the pristine mountains. Plus, irrigation water available. MLS #692057

Price: $695,000

Mike Lowry 18101 Woodgate Road Montrose, Colorado 81403 Telephone: (970) 249-2662 Fax: (970) 249-8343 e-mail: mlowry@soriver.com

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Located near Sanford, Colorado, the ranch consists of 1,940 deeded acres and 676 private leased acres, a combination allowing the current management to maintain a 400-450 head. $4,500,000. Contact Robb Van Pelt.

Beaverhead, Montana – Deerlodge National Forest and has permitted access to over 30,000 acres of surrounding forestland. The ranch has been owned and successfully operated by the same family for over 30 years. $995,000. Contact Kimberly Lowry.

SNOWY RANGE RANCH

CLAPSADDLE FARM

Located in Hudson, CO the 70-acre farm includes a 50x120 foot barn with stalls and runs, indoor round pen and storage, a smaller six-stall horse barn, outdoor round pen, a fully fenced 150x360 foot outdoor arena, numerous paddocks with 14 shelters. $950,000. Contact Karen Mikkelson.

HOOKS RANCH

A large-scale cattle operation in south central Wyoming, consisting 66,000+ acres including 27,000+ deeded acres. Offers grassland and brush cover on the rangeland and large irrigated meadows. Contact John Stratman or Buck Hottell.

JW RANCH

Located in Montana, adjacent to the Custer National Forest, the JW Ranch features 1,500 +/- deeded acres with a nice mix of pine-covered hills and ridges, draws and open meadows and a spacious log home/ lodge. $1,700,000. Contact Kebi Smith.

FORT MUSSELSHELL RANCH

2.5 miles of trout fishery located on the Little Laramie and West Fork Rivers in Wyoming. The recreational and income producing operations center around first class fly fishing & lodging along with a working cattle & hay ranch. $4,500,000. Contact John Stratman.

Offering big game hunting and a ranching operation from the banks of the scenic Mussellshell to the remote breaks of the Missouri River. This 11,000+/- acre ranch has been providing successful trophy big game hunts for the past twenty years. $5,300,000. Contact Tammy Ward.

WHISPERING SPRINGS RANCH

EQUESTRIAN DREAM RANCH

Adjacent to a large tract of BLM in Broadus, MT, featuring a spring-fed trout and small bass pond, and a newer, large five-stall horse barn complete with living quarters, new shop and new interior horse pasture and new corrals. $695,000. Contact Kebi Smith.

This 98+/-acre ranch is a self-sustaining equestrian facility with a one-bed apartment, garage, shop, six-stall barn w/ runs, multiple turnouts and a large arena, with 80+/- acres of sprinkler irrigated grass-alfalfa hay land $1,100,000. Contact John Stratman.

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COTTONWOOD EQUESTRIAN CENTER Silesia, Carbon County, Montana

The Cottonwood Equestrian Center, located along the banks of the Clarks Fork River approximately 23 miles southwest of Billings, is the premier equestrian facility in the region. The 378Âą acre property includes approximately 58 deeded acres and 320 private lease acres which are set up for large equestrian events as well as a private training facility. Amenities include over 30 indoor stalls; a small indoor training arena; a large indoor riding arena; two large outdoor riding arenas; a heated mare barn; a ranch office; wash rooms; vet rooms; a large electric hot walker/exerciser; two large, custom-built homes; a heated shop; 24 RV hook ups; and more. Very few equine facilities of this caliber are ever offered for sale in this area.

Price Reduced to $2,500,000

Contact Denver Gilbert at (406) 697-3961 for more details


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Tower View Ranch – Devils Tower, WY

Premier Black Hills ranch with 1,008 acres offering unobstructed views of Devils Tower and the Missouri Buttes. Remarkable scenery with wide plateaus, incredible vistas, rolling fields, rugged canyons, and wooded hills. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the best views of Devils Tower and have highway access. $4,679,000. Parcels offered.

Oak Creek Retreat - Aladdin, WY

Impressive 186 acre Black Hills property with a one of a kind home that combines maximum efficiency with detailed elegance. Many custom features. Also has a guest house, horse barn & shop. This handsome country estate is an exceptional find with picturesque surroundings and distinctive home for lavish living. $1,387,000.

Antler Ridge Ranch – Beulah, WY

1,190 acres in the beautiful territory between the Bear Lodge Mtns and Crow Peak with visibility from I-90. Diverse terrain with rolling fields, canyon lands, valleys, rugged wooded country, and an intermittent creek. The convenience of the setting combined with the character of the landscape, make this a truly exceptional offering. $2,368,100.

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Lytle Creek Ranch – Hulett, WY

This is one of the most picturesque and private settings in the Bear Lodge Mountains. 1,160 acres with a mountain stream and the entire eastern side bordering Black Hills National Forest. Good set of ranch improvements. Unobstructed views, outstanding scenery, live water, abundant wildlife, and access to public lands. $3,480,000.

Podio Cabin – Four Corners, WY

High country Black Hills cabin on 10 acres. Four bedroom log cabin tucked in the woods with a natural landscape of pine, aspen & juniper. 30’x60’ shop with plenty of room for vehicles, ATVs and snowmobiles. Located between Buckhorn and Four Corners on Hwy 85. A remarkable Black Hills getaway property. Was $300,000, now reduced to $270,000.

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785 acres in the valley south of Sundance between the Bear Lodge Mtns and the Black Hills. The terrain includes a mixture of grassy hills, gypsum buttes, rough draws, red dirt knolls, and older dryland hay fields. Has a spring development piped into a tank. Productive pasturelands with amazing vistas close to all of the Black Hills amenities. $850,000

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Beaver Creek Canyon Cabin - Newcastle, WY

Incredible Black Hills setting bordering a huge expanse of public land. Private 60 acre retreat with a log cabin, heated garage and 6-stall horse barn. The cabin is tucked in the woods and features exposed log interior, open beam ceiling, loft, hot tub, and decks on 3 sides. A remarkable offering with stunning scenery, and access to public lands. $449,000.

Moskee Road Retreat - Sundance, WY

37 acres in the valley east of Sundance. Immaculate two bedroom, two & 1/4 bath home with attached 48’ x 60’ garage/shop. The fully finished shop has in-floor heat, TV hookup, high door for RV storage and it’s next to the laundry with 1/4 bath. On a paved road and close to 1-90. Black Hills National Forest access only a 10-minute drive. $395,000.

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Eagle Ridge Ranch – Sundance, WY

Swenson Ranch - Sundance, WY

Amazing Black Hills setting between Sundance and Beulah with 442 deeded acres and a 320 acre State lease. Scenic landscape with wooded canyons, hidden valleys, hay meadows, rimrocks and awesome views. Custom log home situated in a hilltop setting. Also 2 hunting cabins, shop and barns. An extraordinary offering. $1,500,000.

The Range - Gillette, WY

247 acre recreational property north of Gillette with rough wooded country & rolling grasslands. Quonset with living quarters, 3 rustic cabins, storage shed & classroom. Currently used for a shooting range & firearms training. Includes a lookout tower, obstacle course & maze. A remote and private setting. Was $650,000 – now $425,000.

Beaver Creek Acreage – Aladdin, WY

Amazing setting in the Bear Lodge Mountains. 136 acres with Beaver Creek flowing through the valley. Adjacent to National Forest & fronts Hwy 24. Picturesque setting with winding creek bottoms, open meadows, & wooded hills with pine, aspen & bur oak. Located between Aladdin & Alva. This recreational haven has it all! $598,000.

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Moon Acreage - Hill City, SD

Secluded central Black Hills acreage near Moon. 90 acres in a private setting with the entire east side bordering Black Hills National Forest. High country property with a beautiful landscape that includes timbered hills, open parks and old hay meadows. Remote and picturesque property in a preferred back country recreational area. $285,000.

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2111 BLACK CANYON RD

200-acre hay farm and ranch property with 112 irrigated acres and outstanding hay production. Lots of wildlife, including elk and deer. Superb views of Needle Rock and the West Elks. The home is spacious and well built; improvements include a workshop, 3-car detached garage, 60x80 machine shop, 40x112 hay barn, and 3-BR modular home. $1,475,000. MLS #697045 Co-listed with Mike Krieg, RealQuest Realty, (970) 640-4772.

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THE MAHONEY RANCH

388 acres of beautiful meadows and clusters of trees, with rimrock cliffs bordering BLM and outrageous elk and mule deer hunting in Unit 40. The historic ranch house has been beautifully restored, and there is a nice modular manager's home and two machine shops, as well as a great set of pipe corrals. 100 acres irrigated. $1,100,000 MLS #706949 Colisted with Mike Krieg, RealQuest Realty, (970) 640-4772.

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THE TROYER HORSE PROPERTY IS A WELL-BUILT BEAUTY! The 2,192-square-foot 4BR, 3BA home is built of styrofoam formed concrete, making it stout and cool in the summer, warm in the winter. The property consists of two 7-acre lots, each with its own water tap and septic system and underground irrigation system. The 50x80 shop is every hobbyist's dream, with a full apartment and two 14foot bays, a wash bay, and an RV hookup complete with 100-amp service, septic, and water. Price reduced! $565,000 MLS #698919

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Don Smock Auction Co., Inc. Thursday, October 29, 2015 @ 6:00pm 56.7 +/- Acre Ranch—6810 E US 35, Losantville, IN 47354

OPEN HOUSE OCTOBER 17TH, 2-4 PM

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Call Matt Scalf For appointment 317-374-2881

matt@dsaauctions.com TERMS: Cash with 10% of purchase price due sale day. Balance at closing. Sale not subject to buyers obtaining financing, Plan financing if needed and be prepared to bid your price sale day. Final Sale subject to owners approval 5% Buyers Premium

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9 Total Buildings. Included 64 x 64 Foaling stables. Automatic Water in 4 Large Bricked Stalls, Surveillance Cameras, Concrete Floors with Drains Throughout Building. 3 Wells.

60 x 40 Pole Barn with Living Quarters, 1 Bed, 1 Bath, Electric heat, Small office.

64 x 220 Pole Barn with Horse Runs, Water, Electric.

48 x 40 Pole Barn, Concrete Floor, Electric.

20 x 48 Pole Barn with Office & 5 Stables, Concrete Floor.

20 x 32 Pole Barn with Superior Grain Bin just Outside.

100 x 100 Horse Barn, 10 Stalls, Concrete Floor, Surveillance Cameras with Mats in Stalls. Does have Gas. Soft Water, 2 Kitchens, Full Bathroom, Horse Wash Station.

100 x 100 Horse Barn, Water, Electric, 18 Stalls, Heat, Sprinkler System.

60 x 60 Indoor Exercise arena, Electricity, and Heat.

6531 S State Road 13, Pendleton, IN 46064

21 Panel Round Pen.

Property has Shelters Located Throughout Grazing Pasture.

765-778-9277

Modular Home, 3BR, 2 Bath, some Appliances Included, Garden Tub, 2 Car Detached Garage

Pipe Iron Fencing and High Tinsel Fencing.

Easy access to Hoosier Park & Indiana Live. Anderson, Indiana

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