When a sensational new, young stallion blazes a winning path through the Western performance horse industry’s futurity and derby events, the admiring and speculative “buzz” about him inevitably raises the question: how soon will he stand at stud? Initiating or maintaining a stallion’s breeding career while he continues to pursue major titles in the show pen has become customary in cutting, reining and reined cow
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ALIFORNIA COW HORSE TRAINER PHILLIP RALLS REMEMBERS well the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Sale. He’d been training professionally for a half- dozen years and he was nearly overwhelmed by the sheer number of prospects being offered in Fort Worth, Texas, that December. Phillip and his customer Chris Larson of Park City, Utah, had been discussing the purchase of a yearling to bring along
In the midst of the excitement at the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, exhibitors and spectators took a break from watching the best futurity and derby horses compete to focus their attention on the talented bridle horses entered in this year’s World’s Richest Stock Horse. Eleven teams competed for a chance to take home top honors, but it was One Fine Vintage
Robertson Ranches is a revered icon in the Quarter Horse World. Mary and Bradley Robertson have created an idyllic ranch in Plymouth, California with green rolling hills and towering oak trees, where their horses and Angus-Simmental cows graze on native forages in the Sierra Nevada foothills. And now Mary is realizing a life-long dream with their 2009 sorrel stallion, One Fine Vintage, whose barn name is