Best Cow Horse Stallion

James Smith
• Saturday, 31 October, 2020
• 7 min read

The 2019 Quarter Horse News Equidistant Annual Reined Sawhorse Stats ranks the top horses, riders, breeders and owners from the 2019 show year. This article ranks the stallions according to the money their sons and daughters won in reined cow horse in 2019, as tabulated by Equidistant.

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The Quarter Horse News Equidistant Annual Reined Sawhorse Stats contains information that was compiled, researched and tabulated by Equidistant, a division of Cowboy Publishing Group. The contents and statistics in these Annual Cutting Stats are copyrighted 2020 by Quarter Horse News, 2112 Montgomery St., Fort Worth, TX 76107; telephone 817-737-6397 or fax 817-727-9266.

Money attributed to progeny here in the Top 5 Reined Sawhorse Sires section of the Annual Reined Sawhorse stats is the amount of money that particular horse won in 2019 and is in no way related to who actually received the money. The charts included in this review do not include closed stallion incentive programs that were not open to all stallions, and the Open- and Non-Pro-specific charts exclude Novice weekend money.

Compiled by JENNIFER DENISON and ROSS HERO, originally published in the October 2007 issue of Western Horseman Ranchers have bred for the ideal working ranch horse for more than a hundred years.

Around the turn of the 20th century, Thoroughbred stallions in the U.S. government’s Remount program improved bloodlines of ranch Remus throughout the West. And in the heyday of match racing, famous stallions known for their quick bursts of speed and athleticism began influencing the breeding programs of many working cattle ranches.

In the mid-1900s, horses such as Driftwood, Bert, Hollywood Gold, Grey Badger III, Sugar Bars, King, Polo Buena and Leo added another layer to the foundation of the breed. After interviewing top ranchers and leading horsemen, and analyzing registration statistics and production sale records, Western Horseman editors and staff members cast their votes for the ranch- horse bloodlines that have had the most influence on today’s working strings.

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Photo by Katy Peaked by “Old Man” Childless of Silverton, Texas, and foaled in 1932, Driftwood emerged from a relatively unknown pedigree. Under As bury Shell, one of several of the horse’s owners and a top rodeo hand, “Speedy” became a famous rope horse and later was well-known throughout Arizona and California as a top sire of rodeo mounts.

At age 11, Driftwood was purchased by Channing and Catherine Peace of Lompoc, California. Mel Potter of Marina, Arizona, is largely responsible for keeping the Driftwood line alive.

“Whenever someone came to look at , Howard threw me on him bareback with just a halter on him,” Brink man recalls. The 1961 sorrel earned a Superior in halter and AQUA points in a wide variety of events, including reining, working cow horse and Western riding.

A photo taken in Oklahoma, probably about 1927, shows the famous horse in racing shape. Joe Hancock’s history is filled with approximation and uncertainty. This unusual cross gave Joe Hancock his stout conformation, calm yet tough disposition, speed and cow sense.

After a colorful match-race career, during which he stood open to race any horse for three-eights of a mile, Joe Hancock retired virtually undefeated. Tom Burnett paid $2,000 for the horse, and retired him to stud on the Four Sixes/ Triangle Ranches.

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Today, rodeo competitors, ropers and ranchers appreciate Hancock-bred horses for their big, stout conformations, grittiness and cow sense. Some Hancock's are known for their buck, big feet and plain heads, but staunch supporters say few foundation bloodlines produce such hardworking horses.

Pedigree: sired by John Wilkes, by Peter McCue, and out of an unregistered range mare. Doc Bar When Tom and Jack Finley of Gilbert, Arizona, bred AA running horse Dandy Doll to AAA racehorse Lightning Bar, they hoped to produce a sleek speedster.

The 14.3-hand, 1,000-pound chestnut stallion won only $95 in lifetime racing earnings; however, he went on to excel in halter competition and sire a cutting- horse dynasty from 1960 to 1978. His get dominated cutting competition with their cow sense, athleticism and graceful, sweep moves.

Little Peppy will forever be linked to the legendary King Ranch and famous horseman Buster Welch. In every breeding industry there are a number of incredibly influential bloodstock that make their mark on the stud book. These are the stallions and dams that dominate Quarter Horse news and have made such a huge impact on their breed that they are known almost as household names.

It wasn’t until his offspring were put to the test as cutting horses that he became forever known as a performance sire. In 1974, he earned the first ever World Champion Open Aged Halter Stallion title.

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He sired 2,250 horses in total, and made a name for his bloodline in halter after his world championship. Mr. Jessie James– This Australian-bred Quarter Horse gained a foothold by excelling in the cutting arena.

Through meticulous breeding programs, careful stallion and mare management and great knowledge of what makes a great Quarter Horse, the Quarter Horse has excelled across the board. Find out how Equine can help manage your Quarter Horse mares by using light therapy for a successful breeding and foaling season.

Red Hot Spark by Doc Diamond Roan AQUA red roan stallion 15.3 hands 5 panel negative Our stallion roster includes All-American Futurity Winners, Leading Money Earners, and World Champions in a wide variety of disciplines.

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